Real Name: Mikhail (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human mutant (Russian)

Occupation: Freedom fighter

Group Membership: Exiles

Affiliations: X-Factor (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl)

Enemies: Doppelganger, Firefox, Russian military

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in safehouses throughout Russia, including one in Siberia

First Appearance: X-Factor Annual#1 (1986)

Powers/Abilities: Concussion could fire blasts of concussive force energy from his hands.

History: (X-Factor Annual#1) - After the underground mutant cell led by Blind Faith captured Robert Drake of X-Factor, they had him tied up so that they could interrogate him. Concussion was eager to torture Drake for being a mutant hunter, but Blind Faith kept him from becoming violent. When Drake came to, he revealed himself to be Iceman, a fellow mutant, and he joined the cell in invading a facility where Doppelganger was performing horrific experiments upon mutants. Concussion helped the cell members and X-Factor rescue the mutant prisoners and bring them to safety.

(Soviet Super-Soldiers#1) - Concussion joined Iron Curtain and Blind Faith in retrieving the heroes Ursa Major, Vanguard and Darkstar from a government facility, and welcomed them into their cell. Later, while at a safehouse in Siberia, they were attacked by the cybernetic warrior Firefox. Firefox blasted Concussion's hands off, because he "always wanted to see what you super-types who fire things from you hands would do-- if you didn't have hands anymore." Firefox demanded that Concussion inform on the safehouse system to him. Whether Concussion did or not, he was almost certainly executed by Firefox.

Comments: Created by Bob Layton and Brett Breeding.

Since Firefox brought down the safehouse system quickly, it would seem that Concussion did give something up to him.

by Prime Eternal

Concussion should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Soviet Super-Soldiers#1, page 6, panel 3

Soviet Super-Soldiers#1 (November, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Angel Medina & Javier Saltares (pencils), Jeff Albrecht (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

First Posted: 05/07/2005
Last updated: 05/04/2005

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