CONCUSSION

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

CLARIFICATIONS:
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)

Last updated: 05/04/05

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