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BROADBAND

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (Genosha) mutant

Occupation: Former freedom fighter

Group Membership: "Excalibur" (Book, Callisto, Dark Beast/Hank McCoy of Earth-295, Freakshow/Kevin, Shola Inkosi, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Omega Sentinel/Karima Shapandar, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Wicked)

Affiliations: Hack, Hub

Enemies: Chimere, Genoshan Magistrates, Unus' gang (Caiman, Glamour, Lightning Rod, Shocker/Randall Darby, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Toad-In-Waiting)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
                                  formerly Genosha 

First Appearance: Excalibur III#8 (February, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Broadband possesses the mutant ability to access and transmit all electronic broadcasts, incorporating the transmission and replaying it in realtime with self-generated 3D-images emanating from his face.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 110 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Red
Hair: Green

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History:

(Excalibur III#8 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways, the mutant known only as Broadcast came to live on Genosha, possibly some time after Cassandra Nova's Sentinels devastated the island. When Charles Xavier moved to Genosha to help rebuild the struggling nation, he joined Xavier's organisation along with Book, a female mutant whose powers made her the living repository of human knowledge.

Using powers

(Excalibur III#8) - Magneto planned to officially introduce Broadcast and Book to Xavier just as Charles was busy with the first serious steps to rebuild Genosha's infrastructure. While they waited for Charles to have a free moment, Broadband decided to go fishing, with Book looking on. Moments after he got a bite, only to find it was a mutated, inedible fish, Charles appeared in his astral form to meet him and Book. Later that evening, Broadband entertained his new friends by tapping into the Indian ocean satellite, pirating the latest US hit tv show. A little while later, he picked up a live newsreport about the destruction of Avengers Mansion and replayed it for his newfound allies. Magneto, busy constructing new settlements, heard the news and was so concerned for the fate of his children Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch that he used his magnetic powers to generate a wormhole that took him directly to New York City to investigate matters. Some time later, when Broadband and the others were sleeping, Magneto returned with the unconscious Scarlet Witch.

(Excalibur III#10) - Broadband watched from a distance as Callisto and Karima got into an argument over Callisto's decision to send Dark Beast, Wicked and her spirit forms out on reconnaissance. A mission that ended with a severely injured Dark Beast and a traumatized Wicked, suffering because her spirit forms were shred by the Sugar Man and his allies.

(Excalibur III#11) - On Genosha, Broadband picked up scraps of encrypted transmissions emanating from the nation of Zanzibar. He displayed the footage to his allies Callisto, Karima and Shola Inkosi who recognized the people involved: Viper was fighting Husk and the local hero Askari. It was decided by Callisto and Karima to travel to Zanzibar and stop Viper. Broadband was left behind by Callisto who told Book she was in charge until they returned.

(Excalibur III#12) - Broadband continued to monitor Zanzibar's military transmissions and learned that his teammates were in serious trouble. He accompanied Book and Dark Beast to Magneto's beach house where he and Xavier had been treating the maddened Scarlet Witch in seclusion. Though they begged and pleaded with Magneto to intervene or at least tell Charles about the current crisis, their request fell on deaf ears.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks).

Broadband's fate post M-day has not been revealed.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Broadband should not be confused with


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Excalibur III#12, p22, pan2 (main image)
Excalibur III#8, p16, pan6 (closeup)
Excalibur III#8, p21, pans1,2,3 (uses powers)


Appearances:
Excalibur III#8 (February, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#10 (April, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams & Brad Vancata (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#11 (May, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Aaron Lopresti (pencils), Greg Adams & Brad Vancata (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Excalibur III#12 (June, 2005) - Chris Claremont (writer), Cliff Richards (pencils), Will Conrad (inks), Stephanie Moore (editor)


Last updated: 07/05/15

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