Real Name: Francine Power
Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Earth-84309, alternate future) human; minor
Group Membership: X-Force (Cannonball, Cyberlock, Darkchild, Siryn, Sunspot) (NOTE: all are alternate future counterparts unique to this reality)
Affiliations: Arize, Milton, Shatterstar, Shekky
Known Relatives: Possibly (see comments) Alex Power; Jack Power; Julie Power; Katie Power (exact relation unknown. It is assumed one of the listed is Powerpax's parent, and the other three are aunts/uncles); James Power (grandfather); Margaret Power (grandmother); Roy Craig (great grandfather)
Base of Operations: Xavier's Mansion, Westchester, New York
First Appearance: X-Force Annual#1 (1992)
Powers/Abilities: Powerpax appears to have all of the powers of the original Power Pack. This includes the ability to reduce and increase her body mass, emit energy ball projectiles from her chest area, fly at the speed of sound (leaving a rainbow-colored trail behind her), and the ability to affect the gravitational pull on herself and other people/objects.
History: (X-Force Annual#1) - Powerpax took part in a defensive attack by X-Force against intruders on the grounds of what was once Charles Xavier's mansion. She managed to blast through the giant vehicle utilized by Arize and his Spineless One companions, Milton and Shekky. However, Arize revealed he was on a mission to ask X-Force's help, and the team took them in to recover. Arize revealed that former X-Force member Shatterstar had become a merciless dictator on Mojoworld, and requested the team's help.
Powerpax and the rest of the team traveled to Mojoworld and sneaked into the arena where the Spineless Ones were now put into combat for the sport of spectators. After a disguised Arize defeated some of Shatterstar's forces in the arena, he revealed himself. Shatterstar, realizing what he was doing was wrong, was attacked by The Scheduler, his second in command, who threw him into the arena, and ordered his guards to attack all of them. Powerpax and X-Force, along with Arize, Shatterstar and a sudden arrival of Spineless One rebels, took out the guards, and soon after, Shatterstar defeated the Scheduler.
It is assumed that Powerpax and the X-Force team returned to their own world and time shortly thereafter.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza and Greg Capullo
Given her name, it is obvious Powerpax is somehow related to the kids from Mavel-616's Power Pack, but just how has not been revealed. This particular alternate future takes place at least ten years into the future, though there are several hints that it's closer to fifteen or sixteen. Using the theory of how old the Power children are in Marvel-616 time, that would probably make only Alex or maybe Julie old enough to have a child Francine's age (she appears to be just turning into a teenager, maybe thirteen years old at most). It is also not revealed if she inherited her powers via the Kymellian race, as did the original members of Power Pack, or if she inherited them through birth, making her a mutant (all four of the Power children held all four various powers at one point or another, making any of them eligible to pass on the traits).
It's also noteworthy that it is not clear whether Earth-Shattershot would be an alternate or divergent reality. If the latter, than it can be safely assumed that all people and relations were identical to that of Earth-616 up to a particular point of divergence, presumably after the modern era. However, if it is an alternate reality, all bets are off. Relations could be identical, or they could be markedly different (Jonah Jameson could even be Peter Parker's real dad in an alternate reality). So the relations listed with the Power Pack family of Earth-616, are not necessarily true in Earth-Shattershot.
POWERPAX, aka Francine Power, should not be confused with
X-Force Annual#1, page 14 , panel 2
X-Force Annual#1 (1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Last updated: 10/18/10
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