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FORGE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-2814) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Exiles

Affiliations: Beast (Earth-763), Blink (Earth-295), Heather Hudson/Sasquatch (Earth-3470), Kang (unidentified Earth), Morph (Earth-1081), Nocturne (Earth-2182), Panther (Earth-1119), Polaris (Earth-8149), Witch (Earth-8823);
    (Earth-2814) - Angel, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Storm (wife), Charles Xavier;
    (Earth-10102) - M-51, Hank Pym/Ultron, Vision

Enemies: Skrulls (Earth-763);
    (Earth-10102) - Cerebro, Jocasta duplicates, Machine Men, Sentinels
    (Earth-90631) - Cyclops, Emma Frost, Havok, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Polaris, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Witch (Princess Wanda)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile through the multiverse via the Panoptichron;
    formerly Earth-2814

First Appearance: Exiles III#1 (June, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Forge has the mutant ability to invent devices and take the scientific/engineering steps to create them. Forge can conceive, design and build a huge number of devices, as well as operate, modify and reverse engineer existing devices. He has a cybernetic leg and arm, the latter of which has electronic data ports plus inbuilt scanner units and binoculars.

Height: 6'
Weight: 179 lbs. (approximated to be same as Earth-616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark brown

History:

(Exiles V#1 (fb) - BTS) - On Earth-2814, the X-Men, including Forge, set out to end a Skrull occupation, reprogramming and repurposing the massive, crawling Sentinel City fortress.

(Exiles V#1) - Forge piloted the Sentinel City fortress into the Skrull stronghold and, despite Storm's protestations, sacrificed himself by detonating the fortress to end the Skrulls' presence. One thousandth of a second before certain death he was transported by the Panoptichron to a field where he met the Beast (Earth-763), Panther (Earth-1119), Polaris (Earth-8149), Witch (Earth-8823), Blink (Earth-295) and Morph (Earth-1081), with the latter telling the others of the Exiles' role in repairing the multiverse guided by the Tallus. Tasked with helping Wolverine overthrow Magneto on Earth-90631, the new team was suddenly transported to Genosha where they saw a parade of Magneto and his close mutant allies be cheered by the mutant populace with Wolverine's decapitated corpse strapped to Magneto's platform.

(Exiles V#2) - The team went with Blink's plan to derail any plan of Magneto's and entered the city where they watched Sauron stop a nuclear missile from an enemy state. Forge hacked data files, also looking for this reality's Storm, but became aware that this reality's Forge was considered a traitor to Magneto's mutant isolationism. Later snooping saw Forge's metal fist became a weapon in play between the Exiles' Polaris and the local reality version, but the Exiles prevailed. Afterward, Forge and Beast watched an outside evening party, but were discovered by the local Rogue and Nightcrawler.

(Exiles V#3) - Captured by Magneto's prime allies, the Panther, Blink, Forge and Beast were imprisoned, their powers negated, and were taunted by Nightcrawler and Emma Frost. Following Forge's plan, Blink was able to teleport the Panther outside to help free them. The Exiles' interference let the local suspicious telepaths reveal Magneto's role in dividing mutants against humans. The Tallus forced the mission to be aborted and the Exiles fled through a Time-Door that sent them to the American deserts of Earth-10102. Forge detected an advanced city far away.

(Exiles V#4) - The Tallus' next mission was to overthrow the machines in the Cerebro-dominated America the Exiles had just landed in. The Exiles destroyed a giant mechanical centipede and a squad of Sentinels. Forge added a Sentinel head to the centipede to jury-rig fast transport across the desert. The next morning, Blink disappeared to find food and the remaining Exiles mistakenly thought themselves attacked by Ultron (actually housing Hank Pym's consciousness), the Vision and M-51. The five Exiles were overpowered and taken back to Ultron/Pym's labs.

(Exiles V#5) - Blink arrived at the labs and freed her colleagues from stasis where they had meanwhile learned of Cerebro's genocidal robot-led takeover of North America and the efforts of the three androids to thwart Cerebro. Blink teleported them all away as Sentinels attacked. Beast, Blink and Forge then set out to destroy Cerebro in its hidden underground bunker, but Cerebro knocked out Blink and Forge by taking over Forge's cybernetic arm, leaving it up to the brute strength of Beast to tear Cerebro apart. All six were then shunted by Morph back to Earth-90631 to retry fixing it.

(Exiles V#6) - The Exiles set up a ruse to turn Magneto's daughters against each other and destroyed their fragile rule over Genosha (although Witch-90631 secretly replaced the Exiles' Witch-8823). Successful in their mission, the Exiles were teleported to "Earth-Chill" where they relaxed for a while. Secretly distrustful of Blink, the other five Exiles avoided their next mission using a device of Forge's design and investigated the massive crystal structure of the Panoptichron, the Tallus' signal source, and saw other new teams of Exiles be assembled. The five were then pulled into the main control room housing Morph, Heather Hudson (Earth-3470) and Nocturne (Earth-2182). They were all confronted by a (female) Kang, who had her consciousness linked to the Panoptichron and had manipulated it to help fix the multiverse. By similarly linking into the Panoptichron, each of the new Exiles could observe their home reality; keen to see his home, Forge was the first to check his reality and saw how his sacrifice laid the foundation for better space defense there. Each of the five Exiles were then granted their own Tallus and with Nocturne replacing Blink on their team, they teleported to Earth-9744 to rescue Moonboy.

Comments: Created by Jeff Parker (writer) and Salva Espin (pencils & inks).

Unfortunately, this is where this volume of the Exiles ends. The trade paperback collecting these six issues includes scripts for the original intended ending of issue 6 plus scripts for issues 7 and 9. While I wouldn't consider these in continuity, I have provided their summaries below.

(Exiles III#6) - Back with Blink again, the Exiles were transported to a world dominated by magic-users and where technology was severely impeded by selfish gods raising the boiling point of water. Their mission unclear, the Exiles arrived too late to stop Agatha Harkness' assassination by a giant Dormammu and his servants, Baron Mordo and Damballah.

(Exiles III#7) - Dormammu was expelled from this world by a teleportation javelin from Blink. Still empowered by Dormammu, Mordo and Damballah promised to send the Exiles back to their respective homes if they served them. Mistrustful, the Exiles instead sought out Dr. Strange, who directed them to the Eye of Agamotto held by Dr. Doom. In Latveria, the Exiles fought Dr. Doom, but they all fell from magic blasts generated by Witch-90631, who then passed the Eye to Mordo and Damballah.

(Exiles III#8 - BTS) - The Exiles returned to the Panoptichron before being sent on a new mission, although they now knew that the Witch on their team actually came from Earth-90631.

(Exiles III#9) - Apparently back on Earth-9744, the Exiles helped the native Tigra escape dinosaurs and savage man-apes as part of the Tallus' instructions to save Tigra. However, they had Witch-90631 captive with Forge using his detached arm as a shock collar to restrain her. Forge determined that the seemingly semi-sentient Tallus was sending them to increasingly divergent realities.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Forge of Earth-2814 has no known connections to:


Earth-2814 at Forge's funeral

Earth-2814

On Earth-2814, Magneto and Charles Xavier became enemies. Magneto ruled more than just the island state of Genosha. Forge fought alongside the X-Men and was married to Storm, but he seemingly died destroying a Skrull stronghold on Earth. Forge's sacrifice meant that others could no longer rely on him for defense from alien threats and they prepared instead for the future. At the funeral, Black Panther consoled Storm. Oddly, Gandhi was a historically despised figure in this reality at the same level as Hitler on other Earths.

 

 

 

 

 

--Exiles III#1 (6


Storm

Storm

Storm was Forge's wife and battled alongside him. He remained devoted to her, despite his sacrifice to rid his planet of the Skrull invasion. She mourned his loss, but this reality's Black Panther was already attracted to her. Storm's powers appeared to be like those of her Earth-616 counterpart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Exiles III#1 (6


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Exiles III, tpb notes, character sketches (main image)
Exiles III#2, p6, pan5 (headshot)
Exiles III#2, p16, pan3 (with binoculars)
Exiles III#6, p32, pan1 (Earth-2814)
Exiles III#1, p8, pan1 (Storm-2814)


Appearances:
Exiles III#1 (June, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#2 (July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#3 (August, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#4 (September, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#5 (October, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Casey Jones (pencils), Karl Kesel (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles III#6 (November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Salva Espin (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Exiles: Point of No Return tpb, collecting issues #1-6 plus additional script and character art


Last updated: 08/28/17

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