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SLIPSTREAM

Real Name: Davis Cameron

Identity/Class: Human/Shi'ar mutant hybrid (depowered), citizen of Australia

Occupation: Adventurer, surfer

Group Membership: X-Treme X-Men (Bishop/Lucas Bishop, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Rogue/Anna Marie, Sage, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Thunderbird/Neal Shaara)

Affiliations: Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Firebird/Bonita Juarez, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Thor, Vision, Warbird/Carol Danvers, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams, Yellowjacket/Hank Pym), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Red Lotus (Paul Hark)

Enemies: Khan and his invasion forces, Lady Mastermind (Regan Wyngarde), Sebastian Shaw, Thais, Thaiis, Shaitan, Tong assassins, Vargas, Viper

Known Relatives: Heather Cameron (sister), Miles Warbeck (father, deceased) unrevealed birth mother (allegedly Deathbird), the Camerons (adopted family)

Aliases: "little brother" (nickname used by Lifeguard), "Davey" (nickname used by Rogue)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
                               formerly Surfer's Paradise, Sydney, Australia

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men I#6 (December, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: After Sage jumpstarted his latent mutant potential, Davis gained the ability to generate a quantum portal that allowed him to "ride" super-strings that connected any two locations on Earth together. Travel between these points was virtually instantaneous and Davis used a hoverboard of unknown design to help him navigate the quantum currents with ease. Davis was able to take others along in his "warp wave", though it took increased concentration to maintain the warp effect, which left him drained afterwards. As an added effect of his powers, Cameron was sensitive to other kinds of teleportation. By focussing on the displacement energies, he could redirect the warp wave to pursue. Davis Cameron was an experienced, gifted surfer who was also a bit of a ladies' man.

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 152 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

History:

(X-Treme X-Men I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Davis and his sister Heather Cameron were the children of Miles Warbeck, unbeknownst to them a major Australian crimelord known as the Viceroy, and an unknown mother (see comments). Given up for adoption, they were taken in by the Camerons who raised the two as their own. While Heather, secretly a mutant, became a lifeguard, Davis focused on being the best surfer at Sydney's Surfer's Paradise.

(X-Treme X-Men I#6 - BTS) - When Viceroy was killed during a gang war the X-Treme X-Men had found themselves involved with, Sage uncovered the existence of Warbeck's children Heather and Davis. Figuring they were now targets as well, the team decided to seek them out and keep the two safe.

(X-Treme X-Men I#6) - Locating both Davis and Heather at Surfer's Paradise, Storm and Thunderbird made contact with brother and sister. They were on hand to save Davis from an attacking shark, who almost killed the surfer when he was knocked out by his own board trying to flee. Thunderbird shot the creature with a plasmabolt, while Storm dragged the unconscious Davis to shore. There, she was forced to use a tiny lightning bolt to restart his heart. As soon as he woke up, Davis began to flirt with her. Flattered and somewhat interested, Storm agreed to meet Davis and his sister later for a double date with Thunderbird. While Neil and Heather had an intimate conversation, Davis managed to get Ororo to dance with him for an extended period of time. The enjoyable evening was interrupted by a number of Tong assassins sent to kill the Camerons.

(X-Treme X-Men I#7) - Davis was shocked to learn Ororo and Neil were mutants when they used their powers to fight off the assassins. He was even more stunned when he realized his sister possessed powers as well. Hiding behind a turned over table during the fight, he felt pretty useless, even though he couldn't help but find Storm beautiful while she fought on. Overcoming his nerves, Davis eventually joined the fight, using a surfboard to hit some of the Tong ninjas, setting them up for Thunderbird's plasma blasts to finish them off. After the assassins were taken out, Storm and Thunderbird revealed to Davis and his sister who their biological father was. While Heather couldn't care less about a man she never even met, Davis reminded her that thanks to him they were now targets in a gang war. Later that day, brother and sister Cameron were having a chat at Heather's lifeguard station, with Davis lamenting the fact that not being a mutant probably meant he had no chance with the likes of Storm. She corrected him, telling him he needed to give himself more credit, after all she liked who she chose. Thunderbird and Storm then flew off with the siblings, intending to deliver them to Sage who would keep the two safe as long as the gang war was still going on.

(X-Treme X-Men I#7 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to anyone, even to Sage, the X-Men's mentat had been compromised by the illusion casting Lady Mastermind. Regan Wyngarde was working for Sebastian Shaw, who was eager to have his revenge on his former associate Sage. At the same time, Rogue and Gambit were returning to Sage's apartment with Red Lotus, only to be savagely attacked by Shaw and mind controlled by Lady Mastermind.

(X-Treme X-Men I#8) - When Storm and Thunderbird approached Sage's loft, they were suddenly attacked by a mind controlled Rogue who caused them to drop the Camerons. Lifeguard immediately grew wings and saved herself, while Thunderbird narrowly managed to rescue Davis from falling to his death.

(X-Treme X-Men I#8 - BTS) - Davis kept himself hidden while Lifeguard, Red Lotus and the X-Treme X-Men dealt with Shaw. In the aftermath, Sage was rendered catatonic.

(X-Treme X-Men I#9) - Davis was present when Sage subconsciously reached out to Lifeguard to get her to help the mentat from ridding herself of Lady Mastermind's lingering mental presence.

(X-Treme X-Men I#9 - BTS) - During a psychic conversation with Jean Grey, Storm confessed that she had certain feelings for Cameron, though she didn't want to see him get hurt because of who she was.

(X-Treme X-Men I#9) - Davis comforted his sister when she returned to her own body following her forced rescue mission into Sage's head.

(X-Treme X-Men I#10) - Davis was with the X-Treme X-Men in Sydney when out of nowhere, the interdimensional warrior Shaitan and his troops teleported in, attacked the team and beamed out while taking Lifeguard and Gambit as their captives. Desperate to get them back, Davis agreed to Sage's proposal to jumpstart his latent mutant abilities, much to the chagrin of Thunderbird who didn't like the idea of creating super powered beings for their own convenience. Davis insisted however, and Sage unlocked his mutagenetic potential, giving him the ability to teleport himself and others using the "warp wave", based on quantum mechanics and super-string theory. Using his secondary ability to lock on to other people's teleportation trails, Davis (now using the codename "Slipstream") created a warp-wave that took the team from Sydney to Madripoor within moments.

(X-Treme X-Men I#10 - BTS) - Shaitan had taken Gambit and Lifeguard to an ancient temple where he planned to use Gambit to power a ritual that would open a dimensional gate through which his master Khan's invasion forces could take over Earth.

(X-Treme X-Men I#10) - Davis delivered the X-Men to Madripoor, though their lack of surfing skills caused them to have a rather rough landing. The team was greeted by Viper, who informed them of Shaitan's whereabouts. Much to his chagrin, Davis was told to stay behind and not join in on the rescue mission, since his lack of training and skills would mean he'd just get in the way.

(X-Treme X-Men I#10 - BTS) - Storm and Bishop were unable to free Remy or prevent Khan from landing on Earth, along with some of his men. They were able to take out his men and take them prisoner, unaware he was actually the leader of the invasion. Shaitan, realizing his master had been taken, ordered a full scale rescue mission.

(X-Treme X-Men I#11) - Slipstream was with the X-Men and their prisoners when the first spotted the massive invasion of Madripoor ordered by Shaitan. They did their best to control the damage, destroying an entire squadron of fighters. Storm then used her powers to give them some privacy by covering Madripoor in a peasouper of a fog. Khan, stunned and fascinated by Ororo, asked to know her name. Visibly annoyed, Slipstream told him it was Storm and none of his business.

(X-Treme X-Men I#11 - BTS) - Moments later, Viper started picking off the aliens with her sniper rifle, killing everyone except for Khan before the X-Men could stop her. Just then, Shaitan located his master and sent forces to collect him. The X-Men planned to retreat, but were unable to leave before Shaitan caught up with them. By then, Khan had freed himself, taking out Viper and Storm in the process. The alien invaders teleported away with Storm, whom Khan planned to be his queen.

(X-Treme X-Men I#12) - While Khan prepared to make Storm his queen, his forces continued their invasion of Madripoor. Slipstream assisted the X-Men in rescuing as many civilians as possible, bringing them to the labyrinthian tunnels underneath the capital, where Viper was organizing a guerrilla army. Shocked by what he'd seen and no longer thinking being a superhero was a cool adventure, Davis broke down sobbing. Thunderbird spotted the neophyte X-Man and tried his best to console him.

(X-Treme X-Men I#13 (fb) - BTS) - Sage, Bishop, Lifeguard and Thunderbird decided to infiltrate Khan's flagship in an attempt to locate and free Storm. Before she left, Sage helped jumpstart Rogue's mutant abilities, giving her the added power of summoning the abilities (and personality) of everyone she'd ever imprinted at will. Essentially becoming a one-man army, Rogue set out to free Gambit, who was still serving as the powersource for the invading army's access portal to Earth.

(X-Treme X-Men I#13) - After Rogue wreaked havoc against Khan's men, firing an electro-magnetic pulse while channeling Magneto, Slipstream caught up with her. Surprised to see she was struggling to retain her own identity because being Magneto felt so good, Cameron quickly summoned a warpwave to get them out of the line of fire when he spotted the approach of Khan's forces.

(X-Treme X-Men I#13 - BTS) - Posing as members of Khan's forces, the others reached the giant space needle that tethered Khan's base to Earth. They were stunned by the sheer size of his armada, though everyone was at a loss for words when Lifeguard removed her helmet and had inexplicably gained Shi'ar traits.

(X-Treme X-Men I#14 - BTS) - On board Khan's space needle, the now fully Shi'ar Lifeguard was recognized by Khan's men as a member of the Shi'ar royal family, though Heather Cameron still had no explanation for the sudden change. Back on Earth, Rogue was suddenly confronted by the X-Men's old adversary Vargas and his associates Thais and Thaiis.

(X-Treme X-Men I#14) - Using his faster than light teleportation wave, Slipstream popped in over one of Khan's Madripoor fuel and ammunition supply depots, dropped a number of micro-charges and rode the warpwave out of there as the depot exploded.

(X-Treme X-Men I#15) - Checking in on Rogue, Slipstream was right on time to prevent Vargas from killing her with his blade. Riding his board, Davis dragged the villain along at hyperfast speeds, figuring the velocity would be sufficient to stun him into submission. Much to his surprise, the superstrong Vargas managed to not only climb on his surfboard, but also stab Slipstream mid-flight, causing them to crash. Leaving the wounded Cameron behind, Vargas headed for the temple where Gambit was being held to finish him off. Davis was later discovered and tended to by Rogue, who wanted to get him to safety. Slipstream, however, insisted she'd go and stop Vargas instead, promising his concerned teammate he wouldn't die on her.

(X-Treme X-Men I#16) -  When the X-Treme X-Men team and Lifeguard returned to Madripoor after succesfully repelling Khan and his invasion forces, Heather was shocked to find her brother near death. The team had another unpleasant surprise when they discovered Rogue and Gambit, both stabbed by Vargas' blade.

(X-Treme X-Men I#17) - Rogue, channeling the healing powers of those she once touched to quickly recover from her injuries, flew off to confront Vargas. Meanwhile, the gravely injured Slipstream was shocked to see how his sister was transformed, calling her an alien and a monster, blaming the X-Men for what happened to her. 

(X-Treme X-Men I#18) - Taken to a field hospital along with the other injured X-Treme X-Men members, Davis continued his feverish ranting, condemning his sister as a monster. This greatly hurt the recently transformed Heather, who was struggling to keep her newly discovered bestial Shi'ar urges in check. Davis was later visited by Nightcrawler, who along with Wolverine, Jean Grey and a contingent of Avengers had come to help out. Kurt tried to reason with the exasparated Slipstream, in an attempt to get him to realize Heather was still his sister, despite the changes in her outward appearance. Davis then admitted part of him was scared the same would happen to him now that his mutant genes were activated.

(X-Treme X-Men I#18 - BTS) - Still not ready to accept all the changes that happened to both Heather and himself, Davis Cameron quietly left the hospital, leaving a note asking his sister and the others not to follow him.

(X-Treme X-Men I#19 - BTS) - Concerned for her brother's fate, Lifeguard decided to leave the X-Men's company and find him so he wouldn't have to face the facts he was a mutant and half alien all alone. Heather was convinced that her newly discovered predatory senses would allow her to find him wherever he was hiding. Thunderbird offered to accompany her in this quest, which Lifeguard gladly accepted.

(House Of M#8 - BTS) - Following the events of M-Day, Slipstream was one of the millions of mutants who lost their powers as a result  of the Scarlet Witch's reality altering spell.

(New Avengers I#18 - BTS) - SHIELD identified Slipstream's unique mutant energy signature as being part of Michael Pointer, also known as the Collective.

(S.W.O.R.D.#1) - Depowered but still half alien, David Cameron remained a concern for S.W.O.R.D., with S.W.O.R.D. agent Henry Peter Gyrich listing Cameron among the aliens the agents needed to capture and deport.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks).

Australia must really be a terrible place to live, why else would it spawn such a relatively large number of teleporters? Slipstream joins the ranks of Gateway and Manifold as teleporting Ozzies. Davis was a rather innocuous character that paled in comparison to his sister Lifeguard. Having him lose his powers on M-Day was probably the kindest thing to do with him.

As for the identity of his mother... His sister Heather was identified as being part Shi'ar royalty. If the same holds true for Davis (and assuming Lilandra didn't cheat on Charles Xavier during her stay on Earth), it's pretty safe to say Deathbird is his mom. Just why he never manifested any recognizable avian features or Shi'ar facial markings like his sister remains a mystery.

Slipstream received profiles in Marvel Encyclopedia#1: X-Men, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#11 and X-Men: Messiah Complex Mutant Files#1.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Slipstream has no known connections to


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X-Treme X-Men I#10, p1, pan1 (main image)
X-Treme X-Men I#6, p9, pan7 (meets Storm)
X-Treme X-Men I#10, p13, pans 3&4 (jumpstarted into mutancy by Sage)
X-Treme X-Men I#12, p14, pans 5&6 (is comforted by Thunderbird)
X-Treme X-Men I#14, p15, pan2 (pops in for a bombing run)
X-Treme X-Men I#18, p11, pans 4&5 (is convinced his sister is a monster)
S.W.O.R.D.#1, p21, pan1 (targetted by SWORD)


Appearances:
X-Treme X-Men I#6 (December, 2001) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#7 (January, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#8 (February, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#9 (March, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#10 (April, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Matt Hicks (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#11 (May, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#12 (June, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors) 
X-Treme X-Men I#13 (July, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors) 
X-Treme X-Men I#14 (August, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#15 (September, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#16 (October, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#17 (November, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#18 (December, 2002) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
X-Treme X-Men I#19 (January, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larocca (pencils & inks), Andrew Lis, Lynne Yoshii (editors)
House Of M#8 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Oliver Coipel (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#18 (June, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimentel (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
S.W.O.R.D.#1 (January, 2010) - Kieron Gillen (writer), Steven Sanders (pencils), Craig Yeung (inks), Nick Lowe, Daniel Ketchum (editors)


Last updated: 07/05/14

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