Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Mojoverse/Mojoworld); possibly bipedal slave race
Occupation: Warrior for Mojo
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Alfonse, Longshot, Shatterstar (Gaveedra Seven), X-Ceptionals (Buzzkill/Andrew, Far Sight, Insignia, Lord Defender, Shutterbug/Barry Santana)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mojoverse
First Appearance: (Behind the scenes) X-Factor I#234 (June, 2012); (fully seen) X-Factor I#235 (July, 2012)
Powers/Abilities: Scattershot possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina and reflexes. He was trained in hand-to-hand combat and the use of beam weapons that fired razor sharp knives similar to those favored by Longshot. Though unconfirmed, Scattershot might have hollow bones, just like other upright Mojo-creations Longshot and Shatterstar, which would make him exceptionally light, despite his bulky form.
Height: 6'7" (by approximation)
Eyes: Red, no visible irises
(X-Factor I#236 (fb) - BTS) - Scattershot was tasked with providing content for a new "reality" show. The format of the show had him chasing down and killing the X-Ceptionals, a team of non-powered, mutant wannabes who patrolled the streets of Seattle, hoping to do good.
(X-Factor I#234) - Scattershot murdered X-Ceptionals member Insignia, a killing taped by the X-Ceptional called Shutterbug (who considered recording things his powers). Stunned by the bloody murder of his teammate, Shutterbug dropped his camera thereby unintentionally recording his own death as well.
(X-Factor I#235 - BTS) - Scattershot was convinced the camera footage would be seen by X-Factor who in turn would call in their associate Longshot. He altered the device to make sure it would cause Longshot harm if he were to touch it.
(X-Factor I#235 (fb)) - Scattershot dropped Shutterbug's corpse and the camera on his parents' doorstep.
(X-Factor I#235 - BTS) - One week later X-Factor Investigations received the camera. Though they studied the footage, they failed to come up with any solid leads or clues about the killer. That's why they asked Longshot to scan the camera for any psychic imprints using his psychometry. As soon as Longshot read the object, he was overcome by Scattershot's boobytrap that blasted him into a coma, but not before he heard the words "your eye offends me, I shall have it out." Convinced the killer was targeting the X-Ceptionals, Madrox and Shatterstar decided to join the team undercover to catch the mysterious murderer in the act.
(X-Factor I#235) - In Seattle, Scattershot noticed the X-Ceptional Buzzkill out canvassing the streets with Shatterstar. Scattershot decided to attack when Buzzkill dove into a dark alley to deal with a drug dealer called Alfonse. Scattershot murdered Buzzkill after which Alfonse's scream alerted Shatterstar to their location. Finally eye to eye with the killer, Shatterstar leapt towards Scattershot but was easily beaten down. Looming over his victim, Scattershot got ready to fire his weapon.
(X-Factor I#236) - Shatterstar managed to go on the offensive and actually gained the upper hand, until local police arrived on the scene. The two officers ordered Scattershot to drop his weapons, to which he replied by killing the two men on the spot. Gloating he'd killed three people in 5 minutes, Scattershot reminded his opponent he'd been powerless to stop him. Aware he was outgunned, Shatterstar challenged the villain to a fist fight, which Scattershot agreed to. Having toyed long enough with the hero, Scattershot finally revealed his name and the fact he worked for Mojo after which his eyes flared up (which suggested they were bionically enhanced and even served as cameras). Enraged Mojo would bring one of his accursed, lethal "reality" shows to Earth, Shatterstar jumped Scattershot. While the fight went on, Scattershot reminded Shatterstar that things were no different on Earth. After all, there were plenty of "mindless reality shows" here too, with people voting on the fate of contestants, making the whole world feel like it'd become one huge arena. Scattershot even claimed that due to the reality craze, Earth was no different than Mojoworld. Their repartee was interrupted by Alfonse who decided to involve himself by trying to shoot Scattershot. He missed, but the distraction allowed Shatterstar to shoot Scattershot with his own blade spewing gun. Gravely wounded, the unconscious Scattershot fell to the ground only to be recalled to Mojoworld moments later.
Comments: Created by Peter David (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks).
It feels like Peter David had a follow up planned for Scattershot that he never got around to (so far, anyway). There are several danglers, for instance: why was it so important that Longshot was taken out? Why is his gun firing the same blades as Longshot uses? Also, what was the point of sending a super powered assassin who has guns that shoot blades after a band of non-powered, sorta pathetic wannabe heroes? Surely Mojo's viewers are accustomed to seeing shows with more excitement and danger? Clearly, we need a follow up, if only to make him pay for killing all those innocent X-Ceptionals (even though their deaths help to emphasize how deceptively cruel, heartless and dangerous Mojo can be).
Although not specifically stated it was hinted at that Scattershot had bionic eyes like Mojo had previously given Psylocke. This way Mojo could broadcast the deaths of the X-Ceptionals as part of his "reality" show.
Scattershot also appeared on the cover of X-Factor I#259, he, however, didn't appear in the issue.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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X-Factor I#235, p19, pan1 (main image)
X-Factor I#236, p12, pan1 (hand to hand combat)
X-Factor I#236, p19, pan2 (returend to Mojoworld)
X-Factor I#234 (June, 2012) - Peter David (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Factor I#235 (July, 2012) - Peter David (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
X-Factor I#236 (July, 2012) - Peter David (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils, inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Last updated: 06/13/17
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