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FORGE
Earth-2301

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2301) human

Occupation: Sentinel pilot, police academy student

Group Membership: Sentinel Force (Doug and three unidentified members)

Affiliations: Storm (Ororo Munroe), Shiro Yoshida

Enemies: Master Toad, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Wolverine/Logan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Sentinel Three

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: X-Men: Ronin#1 (May, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: Unlike his 616 counterpart, Forge was not a mutant however he did have an affinity for repairing and operating mechanical constructs, especially robots. Forge was a trained policeman and Sentinel pilot.

Eyes: Amber
Hair: Black

History:

(X-Men: Ronin#4 (fb) - BTS) - Police academy recruit Forge was picked by police chief Yoshida for a special, secret project along with four other recruits. They were trained for almost a year to pilot the special Sentinel Force, gigantic robotic Sentinels designed to keep the peace.

(X-Men: Ronin#1 (fb) - BTS) - When visiting Japan City's market, Forge would occasionally run into the X-Man Storm. He was enchanted by her beauty, but even though she noticed and stared at him too, he was unable to bring himself to say hello.

(X-Men: Ronin#1) - On another visit to the market, Forge spotted Storm again, this time she was accompanied by her fellow X-Man, Jean Grey. The telepathic redhead picked up Forge's thoughts, sensing he was following them because he was interested in her friend. Grey took the initiative to introduce him to Storm, telling Forge she would like the herbal drinks.

(X-Men: Ronin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Among the things Forge shared with Storm was that he was about to finish up his rookie year as a police officer.

(X-Men: Ronin#2) - Forge and Storm eventually went on their first date. Storm was interested to hear more about his training as a police officer, but he was unable to tell her little more than the fact he was enrolled in a special, confidential project. Intrigued by this mystery, Storm continued to increase her flirtations.

(X-Men: Ronin#3 (fb) - BTS) - Forge learned the woman he was dating was actually Storm, a member of the outlaw band of mutants called the X-Men.

(X-Men: Ronin#3) - While on the run from the authorities (as a result of their telepathic opponent Emma Frost using her powers to turn the police against them), a disguised Storm went to see Forge. He tried to convince her police chief was only interested in protecting the people against the mutant threat. This prompted Storm to reveal who she was, only to learn Forge already knew. He had hoped she would return to him so they could go to the station together to explain the situation while her teammates were already incarcerated. Shocked, Storm flew away to rescue her teammates.

(X-Men: Ronin#4) - When the mutant problem escalated, police chief Yoshida ordered the Sentinel Force to be activated and deployed. Forge hoped to slow down the operations by voicing his concerns over recently installed, untested software updates that he felt needed additional field testing. The chief ignored his advice and sent the five giant robots into the city. In the air over Japan City, their mutant tracking software locked in on the X-Men and traced the mutants down with ease. As soon as the Sentinels had the team cornered, they ordered their surrender. The X-Men's sensei Toad was defiant and took down one of the Sentinels with a single punch. This led to a full on conflict during which Forge revealed to Storm he was one of the Sentinel pilots, pleading with her to escape before he was hit in the back by another Sentinel. Forge, the other pilots and their Sentinels were then incinerated when Jean Grey released all the energy stored inside her in a gigantic display of power reminiscent of the Phoenix Force.

(X-Men: Ronin#5) - While searching the rubble, the police discovered Forge's lifeless corpse. Unaware Forge was killed in the fight, Storm came out of hiding some time later to look for him. After waiting around for Forge for a long time at their usual spot, she then realized he wouldn't come.

Comments: Created by J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks).

Due to the Asian specific nature of the Mangaverse reality, it goes without saying that while characters might look similar to their 616 counterparts, they most likely will have distinctly different names, codenames or powers. Therefore we will only list the names when they have been used in the comics.






Profile by MarvellousLuke

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X-Men: Ronin#2, p15, pan2 (main image)
X-Men: Ronin#1, p17, pan3,4 (main image)
X-Men: Ronin#5, p2, pan3,4 (lifeless corpse)


Appearances:
X-Men: Ronin#1 (May, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#2 (May, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#3 (June, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#4 (June, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)
X-Men: Ronin#5 (July, 2003) - J. Torres (writer), Makoto Nakatsuka (pencils, inks), C.B. Cebulski, Stephanie Moore (editors)


Last updated: 11/30/15

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