Major-General WALLACE WORTHINGON
Real Name: Wallace Worthington
Identity/Class: 18th century human;
British citizen (disputed, as this was during the revolution of the colonies, but before they had gained their independence)
Group Membership: US Army;
Hellfire Club (general membership)
Affiliations: Captain Steven Rogers ("Captain America" of the Revolutionary War), Ulysses Bloodstone
Enemies: British Empire (at least as far as opposing them to gain America's independence), Hellfire Club (Lady (Jean) Grey and her agents, Sir Patrick Clemens, Commander George Clinton, Lady (Diana) Knight)
Known Relatives: Elizabeth Shaw-Worthington (wife, presumably deceased);
Warren Kenneth Worthington Sr. (deceased), Warren Kenneth Worthington Jr. (deceased), Burtram "Burt" Worthington (Dazzler, deceased), Warren Kenneth Worthington III (aka Angel/Archangel/etc.) - descendents (or, at least of common ancestry)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Appearance: X-Men: Hellfire Club#2 (February, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Wallace was an experienced soldier, combatant, and strategist. He was experienced with a sword, and presumably also with a musket and/or pistol.
He was loyal to his country, willing to sacrifice his life before revealing his military secrets.
He was known to drink heavily (and smoke snuff) in the evenings, dulling his awareness and other abilities.
Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 6'3"; he appears slightly taller than then 6'2" Rogers)
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 210 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (perhaps blue))
Hair: Blond (he often wore a white wig)
(X-Men: Hellfire Club#2 (fb) - BTS) <1780> - After US commandant Benedict Arnold was exposed as a traitor loyal to the British, Major-General Wallace Worthington was appointed as the city's next commandant.
(X-Men: Hellfire Club#2 (fb) - BTS) - Worthington was close friends with Captain Steven Rogers and also fought alongside the costumed "Captain America" at times; Worthing was impressed with the costumed hero as "quite the soldier," but it is unrevealed whether he knew Rogers was "Captain America."(X-Men: Hellfire Club#2 (fb) - BTS) - Lady (Jean) Grey of the Hellfire Club arranged for her protege Elizabeth Shaw to seduce Major-General Wallace Worthington (whose financial status was presently embattled; see comments) with the goal of learning military secrets he would have.
Comments: Created by Ben Raab and Charlie Abalard.
Elizabeth Shaw is listed as an ancestor for Sebastian Shaw, and Wallace
Worthington is listed as an ancestor of Angel (Warren Worthington). We
have no indication Elizabeth was pregnant at the time of Wallace's
death, so there's nothing to support that she had a child by him and
might be an ancestor of Angel (Warren Worthington) as well, but that is
possible. Alternately, Wallace may have had children from a previous
marriage, or he may not be a direct ancestor of Warren's, meaning they
actually just have common ancestry.
However, IF Wallace and Elizabeth had children together, then these children would also be ancestors of Esau, Jacob, Sebastian, and Shinobi Shaw.
I don't really know what they meant that his "financial status was presently embattled." Was he getting divorced, or did he have debts or lawsuits or something?
After Grey's men grabbed Worthington and Grey closed the door, we heard a "blam!" There's not an obvious gunshot wound on Worthington when "Captain America" carries him out of the building afterwards. Maybe the "bam" was a gunshot fired in the air to show she meant business; or maybe it was Worthington getting smashed against something; or maybe the artist didn't draw a gunshot wound.
Profile by Snood.
Wallace Worthington should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
X-Men: Hellfire Club#2, pg. 12, panel 2 (upper body);
pg. 13, panel 1 (face);
pg. 14, panel 1 (dance);
pg. 15, panel 2 (fight);
pg. 17, panel 1 (drinking & smoking);
pg. 21, panel 2 (death)
X-Men: Hellfire Club#2 (February, 2000) - Ben Raab (writer), Charlie Abalard (artist), Mark Powers (editor)
Last updated: 02/26/15
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