BRATPACK

Membership: Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Jubilee (Darla), Magik (Illyana Rasputin), Magma (Amara Aquilla), Mirage (Danielle Moonstar), Snitch (Butch), Straight-Arrow (Alfy), Sunspot (Robert DaCosta), Template (Leong Coy Manh & Nga Coy Manh), Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)

Purpose: Agents of Mojo

Affiliations: Mojo, Spiral;
    formerly Psylocke

Enemies: Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), New Mutants, Psylocke

Base of Operations: A long abandoned public school, "Alphabet City," New York

First Appearance: New Mutants Annual#2 (October, 1986)

 

 

 

History:
(New Mutants Annual#2) - After enslaving the mutant Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), Mojo and Spiral initiated the Wildways cartoon, which proved a hit with many of the nation's youth. The show gave a phone number which fans could call if they wanted to join the Wildways, at which point Mojo and Spiral would appear and transport their victim to the Mojoverse.
    Captain Britain followed his sister's trail, intending to liberate her from her captors, but was instead mentally overcome by Spiral & Mojo, reduced to physical and emotional adolescence, and left behind.
    Sunspot made the call and was transported to the Wildways.

(New Mutants Annual#2 - BTS) - Coy Leong and Coy Nga Manh (the twin siblings of Karma) made the call and were transported to the Wildways.

(New Mutants Annual#2 - BTS) - Alfy, Butch, and Darla, three members of the youth skateboard club/gang known as the Bratpack, a.k.a. Fatboys, (who had previously befriended Longshot) made the call and were transported to the Wildways.

(New Mutants Annual#2 - BTS) - Wolfsbane made the call and was transported to the Wildways.

 

 

 

 

(New Mutants Annual#2) - Mojo forced the enslaved Psylocke to transform the Manh twins into Template whom they then used to transform the others into adult versions of themselves subject to Mojo's control; Mojo dubbed them his Bratpack and promised them glory as they rode the Wildways. The New Mutants (Cannonball, Cypher, Magik, Magma, Mirage, Warlock) tracked their missing teammates to Alphabet City where they were confronted by Snitch, who set them to fighting each other. Wolfsbane soon arrived and joined the fight, encouraging her former allies to travel the Wildways. Next to arrive was Jubilee, who used her fireworks power to show them how much more exciting the Wildways was than drab, ordinary, everyday life. Template then arrived, commanded the others to stop fighting, and treated them like school children. When Magma objected, Template regressed her into childhood, depriving her of the use of her powers. Cypher and Warlock escaped, but Template then transformed the remaining New Mutants into adult form and welcomed them into the Bratpack as well.
    Cypher and Warlock found the young Brian Braddock and joined forces with him. Magma resisted Template yet again, and they reduced her to childhood again, and she fled. Straight-Arrow caught up to Amara first followed by the rest of the Bratpack, but Brian Braddock smashed into the Bratpack from behind and then flew Magma away. The Bratpack followed, and Brian did his best to avoid either of them being captured.
    Cypher and Warlock merged forms, located Psyclocke, and tapped into her neural network, ultimately convincing her to resist Spiral with all of her might and to cast off her influence. Captain Britain returned to adulthood and the Bratpack returned to their true ages and personae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis.

    Note that this entry deals only with the Bratpack team as it appeared in this one issue. The rest of the characters will get separate profiles at some point...Fatboys and the Manh twins are Appendix-worthy at some point.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mojo's Bratpack included members of but should otherwise be distinguished from:


JUBILEE

    Darla of the Bratpack/Fatboys.

 

    As Jubilee, she could project bright lights, flashes, and streamers, high-lighting how much more exciting the Wildways was than the drab, ordinary, everyday world. She could fly as well

 

--New Mutants Annual#2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SNITCH

    Butch of the Bratpack/Fatboys.

 

    As Snitch, he could cause fighting amongst allies

 

--New Mutants Annual#2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STRAIGHT-ARROW

    Alfie of the Bratpack/Fatboys.

 

    As Straight-Arrow, he hurled large arrows.

   

--New Mutants Annual#2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TEMPLATE

    Coy Leong and Coy Nga Manh (the twin siblings of Karma).

 

    The leaders of the Bratpack, they could artificially age and mutate others to join their group. They drew power through Psylocke.

 

--New Mutants Annual#2

 

 

 


images: (without ads)
New Mutants Annual#2, p19, panel 2 (Bratpack pre-transformation)
            panel 4 (post-transformation)
        p20, panel 3 & 5 (Snitch body & face)
        p22, panel 3 (Jubilee)
        p25, panel 3 (Template)
            panel 6 (transformed Magik, Magma, Cannonball, & Mirage)
        p30, panel 4 (Straight-Arrow)


Other Appearances:
None for the Bratpack as a team...


Last updated: 12/14/06.

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