Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Vietnamese) mutant
Occupation: Agent of Elias Bogan
Group Membership: Elias Bogan's agents (Bludgeon, Cudgel, Manacle, Revenant)
Affiliations: Elias Bogan, Elias Bogan's agents (Bludgeon, Cudgel, Manacle, Revenant)
Enemies: Kitty Pryde, Skids (Sally
Blevins), Sunspot (Roberto DaCosta), X-Men (Bishop/Lucas Bishop,
Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Rogue/Anna Marie)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Rollin' Thunder," "Thunder" (nicknames called by Gambit)
Base of Operations: Valle Soleada, California, USA
First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men I#40 (March, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Rolling Thunder could fire
concussive blasts from her fingertips like a gun. These blasts could be
fired in rapid succession and were strong enough to rend fortified
Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (X-Treme X-Men I#40) - During a
night-time run, Bishop was attacked by a mutant named Manacle and when
he remarked that Manacle did not normally work alone, Rolling Thunder
fired several concussive blasts at Bishop and announced that Manacle
was not working alone. Recognizing Rolling Thunder from her adult
counterpart in his own alternate future timeline, Bishop barely had
time to react before he was hit by twin mutants Bludgeon and Cudgel.
Bishop was quickly defeated and Rolling Thunder stood over the captured
Bishop as another of her allies, Revenant, introduced herself to
Bishop. Surrounded, Bishop fought back using the energy he had absorbed
during Rolling Thunder's attack, forcing Rolling Thunder and her allies
to briefly flee before Elias Bogan, secretly possessing the body of Rachel Summers,
rendered Bishop unconscious.
(X-Treme X-Men I#41) - After being captured by Elias
Bogan and given the performance-enhancing drug Rave, Bishop fought
against his captors, nearly impaling Manacle before Rolling Thunder
arrived and fired several of her concussive blasts. Absorbing the
kinetic energy of her blasts, Bishop fired his own energy blasts back
and Rolling Thunder was saved only by Manacle pulling her out of the
room by her hair. Rolling Thunder and Manacle were then buried under
rubble when Bishop burst through the stone wall in an escape attempt,
only to be subdued once more by Elias Bogan, who was unaware Bishop's
X-Men teammates Gambit and Rogue had found signs of Bishop's capture in
the beach sands where he was attacked. While the X-Men began to realize
Sage and Bishop had worked to have Bishop purposely captured to gain
intel on Elias Bogan, Rolling Thunder and the rest of Bogan's goons
watched as Elias Bogan psychically transformed the captive Bishop into
a perfect killing machine to take down the X-Men.
(X-Treme X-Men I#42) - When the X-Men set up an
ambush for Elias Bogan and his agents, many of them fell for the
ambush, attacking the X-Men allies Sunspot and Skids, who were used as
bait. After Bludgeon and Cudgel were taken down by Sunspot and Skids,
Rolling Thunder fired a flurry of concussive blasts at the two, causing
damage to the beachside fort that the X-Men were using as a base.
Despite the fort's damage, Rolling Thunder proved unable to harm the
force-field generating Skids or the arriving Cannonball, who fired his
own concussive force field outward, knocking Rolling Thunder off of her
footing. With Rolling Thunder, Bludgeon and Cudgel all downed, Elias
Bogan entered the fray himself, possessing the body of Bishop.
(X-Treme X-Men I#43) - Rolling Thunder accompanied
Elias Bogan, his possessed captive X-Men and Bogan's other agents to
confront Kitty Pryde and Rogue in the catacombs beneath the Los Angeles
X-Corporation building. A battle quickly broke out when Gambit revealed
his ruse of not being possessed, with Rolling Thunder accidentally
hitting the Bogan-possessed Sunspot when she was accidentally hit by
Cudgel's club due to the cramped fighting space within the catacombs.
Gambit jokingly warned Rolling Thunder to watch where she fired her
blasts before using Cudgel's club to take down Cudgel himself. He then
grabbed Rolling Thunder and prepared for a kiss, asking Rolling Thunder
where the pleasure in hurting people was when there was so many other
fun things in the world. A confused Rolling Thunder muttered that she
liked hurting people and when Gambit replied that he liked her more,
Rolling Thunder puckered her lips for a kiss, angering Rogue before
being interrupted by Elias Bogan, who was angered that Gambit had
(X-Treme X-Men I#44) - After Bishop revealed that he,
too, was not possessed by grabbing the head of the Elias
Bogan-possessed Rachel Summers, Rolling Thunder watched as Bogan turned
the tide and hurled Bishop away.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Igor Kordey and Greg Adams.
Bishop recognized Rolling Thunder from his own alternate future, only older, suggesting that she has a counterpart there.
Some sources have placed Rolling Thunder as appearing
in X-Treme X-Men I#45 but I did not see her anywhere in that issue.
It's very possible that she was BTS in that issue, as the X-Men were
still fighting Elias Bogan in the catacombs where Rolling Thunder and
Bogan's agents were, but it's also possible, since we didn't see
Bogan's agent in X-Treme X-Men I#45, that they escaped off-panel at
some point between X-Treme X-Men I#44-45.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Rolling Thunder has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
X-Treme X-Men I#40, p20, pan1 (Rolling Thunder, main image)
X-Treme X-Men I#43, p22, pan7 (Rolling Thunder, headshot, about to kiss)
X-Treme X-Men I#40 (March, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#41 (April, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#42 (April, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams, Andrew Pepoy, Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#43 (May, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams, Andrew Pepoy, Norm Rapmund, Sandu Florea (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
X-Treme X-Men I#44 (May, 2004) - Chris Claremont (writer), Igor Kordey (pencils), Greg Adams, Sandu Florea, Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Last updated: 04/11/17
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