Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate (pre-modern era)
Group Membership: First Line (Black Fox/Robert William Paine, Blackjack, Doctor Mime, Effigy/Velmax, Firefall, Flatiron/Russell, Frank, Katyusha/Anya, Liberty Girl/Beverly, Major Mercury/Makkari, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Morph, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Positron/Veronica, Rapunzel, Rebound, Squire, Templar/Ian Fitzwilliam Dare, Vulcan, Walkabout/William Carmody, Yankee Clipper/Patrick "Pat" Carney, Yeti)
(T. Ruth MacRae), Princess
brief alliance of convenience: Mako
(Luke Garrow), Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards), Nocturne,
zombie Invaders, Scimitar,
Skrull invasion forces, Typhoon;
formerly Blackjack, Positron
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Carmody Institute, New England;
formerly First Line Headquarters, Colorado Rockies
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Through unrevealed means, Reflex gained the ability to generate a reverse-kinesis field, capable of absorbing kinetic energy and reflecting it back at greatly increased levels--this usually sent whoever attacked or ran into him flying. The field was invisible and always active, even reacting when he wasn't consciously controlling it (which might explain his codename). It's not been revealed if it acted as a force field of sorts, shielding him from any and all incoming damage. It's also unclear what the minimum threshold of his reflection field's response was (presumably there was a minimum requirement, otherwise taking a shower could be a bit of a messy ordeal).
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 - BTS) - At an unrevealed point during the late-1960s, Reflex joined the First Line.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6) - On July 20th, 1969, at 4:58 in the morning, Reflex and the other members of the First Line answered a summons from their leader Effigy (Velmax). After cursing out Black Fox for being incommunicado (he was enjoying a romantic interlude with the Russian defector Katyusha), Effigy explained that he had sufficient evidence the alien race that had built the ship they discovered back on Long Island in 1958 was planning to destroy the Apollo 11 spacecraft scheduled to land on the Moon. Reflex and the others boarded the semi-restored ship to reach the Moon, where they fought Earth villains Positron, Typhoon, Howler, Axis and the Scythe, who had all been hired by three disguised Skrull agents to make sure the Apollo mission would end in disaster. In the aftermath, only Positron and the Scythe survived the encounter and were taken into custody by the First Line.(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7) - Reflex joined Templar, Vulcan, Pixie and Katyusha in a rescue mission of fellow teammates Oxbow and Mr. Justice. Traveling to Cleveland, Ohio, they found the two heroes were being held hostage by their old enemy Nocturne, the Red Skull and seemingly, curiously enough, the war-time heroic group known as the Invaders. The team tangled with their war-time foes, until Reflex took on Captain America, pulled off his mask and realized the Invaders and the Skull were actually zombies created and controlled by Nocturne. Reflex was unfazed by the sight of Templar disemboweling the creatures (as opposed to his teammate Katyusha, who was visibly shocked). Reflex then joined in the search for the fleeing Nocturne, only to come up empty.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 - BTS) - Reflex was among First Line members past and present summoned by Effigy when it became apparent a Skrull invasion fleet was headed for Earth. Reflex boarded one of the ships bound to meet the armada in space.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12) - Uatu the Watcher and the time-traveling historian Cassandra Locke from Earth-700 watched from his lunar domicile as Reflex and the First Line engaged the Skrulls on the lead vessel of their armada. Fighting a losing battle, Reflex was one of the few heroes still alive when Pixie and Effigy caused the ship to self-destruct, thereby wiping out the entire Skrull fleet and, presumably, killing Reflex in the process.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
Some have claimed Reflex might be gay, based on his comment that Pixie "wasn't his type," combined with his somewhat effeminate stance. Though completely unconfirmed (maybe he prefers blondes over brunettes?), the notion that at least one of the First Liners wasn't straight makes a decent (one might even say fabulous) amount of sense.
Profile by Norvo.
Reflex should not be confused with
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#9, p9, pan1 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p7, pan1 (unmasks zombie cap)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 02/14/2014
Last updated: 10/23/2019
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