Real Name: Unrevealed
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Group Membership: Tunnelers (Berzerker, Cybelle, Masque, Scaleface, 6 others unnamed, deceased)
Enemies: Marauders, Savage Wolf Gang, X-Factor
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The tunnels surrounding the Morlock Alley
First Appearance: X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Blowhard possessed the ability to draw in and focus oxygen molecules, using his pipe, called a “wind pipe”, as a template, to create powerful bursts of wind. He also possessed sufficient physical strength to knock Beast off his feet.
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 220 lbs.
History: (X-Factor I#11)- During the Morlock Massacre, the Tunnelers successfully fought off the Marauders, at the cost of seven of their number (including Cybelle). For some reason, most of the Tunnelers seemed to despise the Drain Dwellers faction of the Morlocks.
As the Beast and Iceman carried Leech and the wounded Caliban to safety following the Morlock Massacre, they entered the territory of the Tunnelers, and were promptly attacked. The Tunnelers were understandably apprehensive, and believing them to be Marauders, engaged in a short battle, Blowhard punched Beast, knocking him down, and then blew Beast and Iceman together into a mini-tornado. When Cyclops and Jean Grey arrived with Artie and the severely injured Angel, Berzerker recognized them as members of the X-Terminators, Mutant Freedom Fighters, (and X-Factor’s alter-ego), and ceased fighting. The Tunnelers scornfully refused any help and started to walk off, just as Thor ignited the Alley (to give all the slaughtered Morlocks a Norse burial, not to mention there were too many bodies to bury, and the corpses would have spread disease throughout the city, etc…), so they had no choice but run to the shelter of X-Factor headquarters. As X-Factor was posing as a team of mutant hunters, the Tunnelers naturally felt even less reason to trust them, and refused to listen to the advice of the rescued Drain Dwellers, (Ape, Erg, Skids and Tar Baby), who tried to convince them that X-Factor was trying to help them. “And like sniveling Drain Dwellers you’ve accepted it!” Blowhard remarked to Erg. As night fell the Tunnelers had Masque alter their appearance and snuck out, hoping to make a new home in New Jersey. On the way they ran into the Savage Wolf street gang, who, thinking them “a pack of well heeled yuppies”, tried to rob them, (how could anyone be stupid enough to mistake a gang of Morlocks, dressed in rags, as rich yuppies?), and when the Tunnelers revealed themselves as mutants and attempted to defend themselves, the Savage Wolf Gang leader shot Blowhard, killing him. The gang leader then got a really bad face-lift from Masque, and a battle ensued in which all but Masque were killed.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walter Simonson.
Blowhard used a little British slang; he may be originally from the British Isles.
Blowhard should not be confused with:
The Savage Wolf Gang should not be confused with:
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Last updated: 12/11/03
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