Real Name: Kevin Albers
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Ultraverse) Human mutate/ultra
Occupation: Adventurer, agent of Dr. Rachel Deming
Enemies: Bloodbath, Bruut, Entity, Malcolm Kort, Hot Rox, Supreme Soviet
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: the Stronghold (island headquarters), off the coast of California), Earth-Ultraverse
First Appearance: Exiles (Ultraverse) I#1 (August, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Catapult could negate
the effects of inertia, allowing him to lift and throw objects of
great size. He could also channel the manipulation if inertia
into his own form, enabling him to leap to great heights. He may
have also had the ability to stop the motion of objects on
contact, but this was not demonstrated.
He was trained in the use of the Exiles' sky sleds.
Like the other Exiles, Catapult was infected with the Theta virus. However, it was kept in remission by the treatments of Dr. Deming.
Catapult's major weakness was that he failed to appreciate the life or death consequences of his activities. He also spoke in the "Dude-ik" language, calling everyone "Dude" or "Dudette", calling Mustang "The Mustangular One," and Judd "The Juddster." I'm sure you know people like this.
(Exiles#1-4) - Catapult was sent along with Mustang to locate and recruit the newest victim of the Theta virus: Timothy Halloran. However, they were both defeated by Bruut and Bloodbath. Bruut was also knocked out in the struggle, but Bloodbath took Halloran to Malcolm Kort. When they awakened they tried and failed to stop Bruut.
Catapult and the rest of the Exiles then tried to rescue Halloran from Kort, but Halloran mutated into Mastodon and broke free just as they arrived. Catapult helped subdue Mastodon long enough for Deming to nearly talk him down, but Mastodon panicked and fled once again when he heard approaching sirens. Catapult tried to throw him against the ceiling to stun him, but he hit a skylight instead, and escaped.
Catapult returned to the Stronghold with the rest of the group, and was caught in the explosion caused by the interaction between Amber Hunt and the Entity from the Moon. His spine was broken when he was knocked against a building, and he suffered sufficient head trauma to knock him into a coma.
(Break-Thru#1) - Catapult was mentioned as being comatose.
(All-New Exiles#4) - Catapult's comatose body was killed by a member of the Progeny race (I think), who harvested his skeleton and internal organs for unknown purposes.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, and Chris Ulm (writers) and Paul Pelletier (penciler).
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Last updated: 11/14/02
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