Real Name: Alfie (full name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human; former human mutate
Group Membership: None; formerly Bratpack (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Jubilee/Darla, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Snitch/Butch, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Template/Leong Coy Manh & Nga Coy Manh, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair)
Affiliations: Longshot, New Mutants (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair), Quark, X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)
Enemies: Gog'N'Magog, Mojo, Spiral (Rita Wayword)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Longshot I#4 (December, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: A resourceful young man, Alfie was briefly transformed by Mojo into the adult Straight-Arrow, who could hurl large arrows at his foes.
Height: 4'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 100 lbs. (by approximation)
(Longshot I#4) - Butch, Alfie, and Darla, as well as other kids, wore home-made super hero masks and pretended they were space fighters. As the kids argued, Longshot gave them diamonds, and they planned to trade them in for comic books. The boys teased Darla for having a crush on Longshot.
(Longshot I#4 - BTS) - Butch, thinking he'd seen monsters, traded the diamonds for a gun, although Darla and Alfie didn't believe he'd seen monsters.
(Longshot I#4) - Longshot, struggling with his own memories, caused the kids to worry about him, but he asked Butch to take him to the monster, and they found the mutated Gog'N'Magog. As the kids debated whether the monster was real, it attacked Longshot.
(Longshot I#5) - Butch tried drawing his gun on the monster, but Gog'N'Magog pushed him, inspiring Longshot to fight for the kids. Darla felt love for Longshot as he fought, which grossed Butch out. Soon a goat-man named Quark joined the fight, and the kids couldn't tell who the heroes or villains were. The kids got worked up during the battle, but dissipated and went home when Longshot took the fight elsewhere.
(New Mutants Annual I#2 (fb) - BTS) - The extradimensional sorceress Spiral kidnapped Darla, Alfie, and Butch of the Bratpack, along with Wolfsbane of the New Mutants, and Leong and Nga Coy Manh, and delivered them to Mojo.
(New Mutants Annual I#2) - In a plot against the X-Men, Mojo transformed each of the kidnapped kids (with Mojoworld technology) into super-powered adults, using his captive Psylocke's powers to keep them under mental control. Butch was transformed into Snitch and given the power to manipulate emotions. Darla was changed into Jubilee, given the powers of flight and light manipulation. Alfie was changed into Straight-Arrow, given the power to throw large arrows. The team attacked the New Mutants (Cannonball, Cypher, Magik, Magma, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane), causing the team to fight, then Template changed Cannonball, Magik, Magma, Sunspot, and Mirage into members of the Bratpack. When Magma rebelled, she was changed into a child, and the team pursued her, but a child Captain Britain (similarly transformed) helped her escape. Warlock and Cypher managed to free Psylocke and take the fight to Spiral, reverting everyone to their true forms.
(Uncanny X-Men Annual I#10) - Butch, Darla, and Alfie were watching a movie when the New Mutants and X-Men passed through, battling Spiral. Spiral cast a spell that turned some in the crowd, including the kids, into frogs, but the spell later wore off.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (penciler), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inkers).
The original Bratpack was seemingly heavily based on Our Gang, better known as the Little Rascals, and Alfie was directly based on the character Alfalfa.
Profile by Chadman.
Alfie should not be confused with:
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Longshot I#5, p4, pan7 (with Bratpack)
Longshot I#4, p21, pan2 (face)
New Mutants Annual I#2, p30, pan2 (Alfie as Straight-Arrow)
Longshot I#4-5 (December, 1985-January, 1986) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (penciler), Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams (inkers), Louise Jones (editor)
New Mutants Annual I#2 (October, 1986) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual I#10 (January, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
First Posted: 05/22/2019
Last updated: 05/22/2019
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