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AVALANCHE
Earth-92131

Real Name: Dominikos Petrakis

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed; former criminal

Group Membership: None;
formerly Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Blob/Fred J. Dukes, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, Mesmero/Vincent, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, White Queen/Emma Frost)

Affiliations: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur), Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), Boom-Boom (Tabitha Smith), Caliban, Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Lila Cheney, Colossus (Peter Rasputin), Fabian Cortez, Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Destiny (Irene Adler), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Havok (Alex Summers), Iceman (Robert Drake), President Robert Kelly, Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), Cassandra Nova (used by the Shadow King), Polaris (Lorna Dane), Rej-X (Caliban, Chamber/Jonothon Starsmore, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Maggott/Japheth), Rictor (Julio Richter), Shatterstar (Gaveedra Seven), Strong Guy (Guido Carosella), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Vertigo, Warpath (James Proudstar), X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Cable of Earth-13393/Nathan Summers, Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Domino/Neena Thurman), X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Enemies: Bishop of Earth-31393, Cable of Earth-13393, Genoshan magistrates (Boone, Leader and unrevealed others), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Sentinels, Bolivar Trask, X-Sentinel;
formerly Robert Kelly, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Clear Mountain Institute, Westchester domain, Battleworld;
   formerly Hammer Bay, Genosha

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Avalanche is a mutant with the ability to generate powerful seismic waves from his hands, creating highly destructive effects.

Height: 5'11" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 195 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" - BTS) - Avalanche joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants alongside Pyro, Blob, Mystique and Mystique's foster child Rogue.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb) ) - For years, Avalanche and the Brotherhood helped Mystique train Rogue, helping her learn how to use her abilities and steal people's memories. During one such occasion Rogue used her abilities on Avalanche after which she used his ability to destroy a bolder. Unbeknownst to Rogue the Brotherhood was really training her to permanently deal with Mystique's arch-nemesis Ms. Marvel. Then the day arrived when Avalanche and the Brotherhood broke into an airplane hangar, soon attracting the attention of Ms. Marvel who easily dealt with the Brotherhood after which she went after Rogue. Forced by Mystique, Rogue used her powers on Ms. Marvel long enough to permanently steal her powers and render the hero comatose. Curious to find out who Ms. Marvel really was Avalanche watched as Pyro unmasked the hero, although none of them recognized her.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (fb) ) - In the weeks that followed, Avalanche and the others learned that Rogue didn't only acquire Ms. Marvel's super strength and ability to fly but also had Danvers' mind trapped inside her causing her unrivaled pain. In the end Rogue fled the Brotherhood and found Charles Xavier who helped her trap Danvers' soul inside her mind.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - Along many other mutants, Avalanche was apprehended and imprisoned on Genosha. Outfitted with power-dampening collars to prevent them from using their mutant abilities the imprisoned mutants were made to work as slave-workers to complete a dam which would power a Sentinel factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Avalanche, Pyro, Blob and other slave-workers were in for a shock when three of the X-Men: Storm, Gambit and Jubilee were also imprisoned and forced to work alongside them. However, when the Magistrates deactivated the collars Storm immediately tried to escape and was quickly rendered immobile by a Sentinel and placed in the "box" (isolation). Not long after, the slave-workers once again stopped work when the Magistrates noticed a fire in the nearby forest (courtesy of time traveler Cable), to be safe all slave-workers were returned to their cells.

   That night, the slave-workers were woken by the optimistic Jubilee, who escaped her cell and urged the mutants to join an uprising. Avalanche and the others refused, believing they would be released when the work on the dam was finished. However, the following morning morale had shifted as the mutants told Jubilee they would join the uprising. Sadly Jubilee's uprising failed when she proved unable to deactivate the power-dampening collars.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - The following day, Gambit acquired the power-dampening collars' key, freed his friends and together agreed to free the slave-workers.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Avalanche, Rictor, Aurora and many other slave-workers were shocked when the X-Men returned, successfully deactivating the power-dampening collars. Freed, Avalanche and the others joined the X-Men in their fight against the Magistrates and Sentinels. Having defeated them, Jubilee urged the former slaves to help them deal with the Sentinel factory. Sunfire, speaking for the former slaves refused reminding her of their last failed uprising and explained they would take over Genosha as a whole after which they left. To deal with the Sentinel factory, Storm then summoned a powerful storm causing the dam to collapse and destroy the factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (fb) - BTS) - Avalanche, now working with Pyro, was asked to meet Mystique on Muir Island. Unbeknownst to Avalanche and Pyro, Mystique had been working with Apocalypse who she considered her master and helped him to create a machine which would make mutants into Apocalypse's slaves. Mystique then posed as Gottfried Adler, a scientist famous for having created the power-dampening collars used in Genosha and announced to the world he'd been working on a cure for mutants.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure") - Avalanche and Pyro waited for Mystique in a local pub, unsure of how the shapeshifter would look they noticed X-Man Rogue (looking for the mutant cure herself) enter the pub, suspecting her to be Mystique Pyro approached her. Avalanche watched as Pyro took a seat next to Rogue and tried to seduce her. Unimpressed by his charm, Rogue simply threw Pyro through the pub's brick wall and Avalanche into the sea.

   After making his way onto land Avalanche searched for Pyro who'd stumbled upon the time-traveling Cable on the search for Gottfried Adler. Pyro was attacked by Cable and ended up in the water where he was then found by Avalanche. Reunited, the duo discussed a way to make some money on the side by kidnapping Adler, figuring he was in high demands, still unaware Mystique was posing as Adler. Avalanche and Pyro easily located "Adler" just as he was working on Rogue, while Avalanche used his abilities to trap Rogue under "Adler's" machine, Pyro trapped "Adler" in a burlap sack after which they made their escape. However, when the duo had reached the cliffs, Mystique revealed her true identity, thoroughly confusing the duo. Mystique revealed she'd been working with Apocalypse to turn mutants into his slaves, after which she turned back into Adler shortly before Rogue located them. Believing the criminals to have captured Adler, Rogue attacked Avalanche and Pyro which allowed Mystique flee. Supposedly having stopped Avalanche and Pyro, Rogue resumed her search for Adler and found him in the hands of Cable who was about to kill the man. Rogue stopped Cable.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (fb) - BTS) - Acting on Apocalypse's orders the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants gathered near Capitol Hill, Washington in preparations to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly during a senate hearing.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II") - Learning the X-Men were present during the senate hearing, Avalanche, Pyro and Blob were sent to create a diversion so Mystique could kill Kelly. To do so, Avalanche, Pyro, and Blob mingled amongst the human protesters who'd gathered on Capitol Hill after which they attacked the senate. Their plan worked as Avalanche and the others were immediately attacked by the X-Men, using his control over land to fight the X-Men with. The assassination attempt, however, was foiled by Rogue, Gambit and the time-traveling Bishop of Earth-31393 (trying to prevent his horrible future from happening).

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale") - In an attempt to help Mystique recruit Rogue into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Pyro, Avalanche and Blob gathered at a carnival, wreaking havoc to catch the attention of the X-Men. During the fight Mystique used her shapeshifting abilities to turn into Carol Danvers to reawaken the unresolved trauma in Rogue as she had stolen Danvers' powers for herself years past. While the X-Men took care of Rogue, the Brotherhood fled. Later that night Mystique, posing as Danvers, led Rogue to Midtown Hospital where the real Carol Danvers had spent the last years comatose. Following Rogue, Storm also arrived at Midtown Hospital but was rendered unconscious by Mystique and Blob.

   The following morning the X-Men arrived only to be opposed by Avalanche, Pyro and Blob who were then easily defeated by the reawakened Storm. In the end Mystique proved unable to convince Rogue to return after which Jean Grey helped Rogue deal with Danvers' trapped soul in her mind.

(Secret Wars#1 - BTS) - When the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets, Doctor Doom, using the Beyonders' powers, created Battleworld a patchwork of different realities. Among those domains was Earth-92131, now called the Westchester domain, ruled by former President Kelly who was appointed by Doom to become the domain's Baron.

(X-Men '92 I#1 (fb)) - When Magneto took control of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants he declared war on humanity which led to a five-year long conflict that became known as the Westchester Wars. Thanks to the X-Men's heroic actions the world finally learned not all mutants were a threat, realizing peaceful coexistence between homo sapiens and homo superior was possible. This coalition was more than Magneto could handle and as his anger grew so did his Brotherhood, until finally, total chaos erupted as the Brotherhood and the X-Men clashed. Avalanche was one of many mutants who fought the X-Men during this battle leading to Magneto's death, ending the war.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Following the Westchester Wars, the Bureau of Super-Powers established the Clear Mountain Institute, a rehab facility designed to help mutants re-enter society. The institute was led by Cassandra Nova, a female clone of Charles Xavier who was used as a host by the Shadow King. The Shadow King had become aware of other X-Men inhabiting Battleworld's domains who were plagued by hardship and catastrophe, fearing that their domain was too fragile he set out to ensure their survival by changing the X-Men and other dangerous mutants into proper role models as to not attract the wrath of Doom and replace Kelly as Baroness of Westchester in the process.

(X-Men '92 I#2 - BTS) - Avalanche was one of the many mutants to join the Clear Mountain Institute to live in harmony in their isolated community. Avalanche supposedly went through the institute's psychotherapy "The Mind Field".

(X-Men '92 I#2) - Avalanche was seen talking to Pyro and Dazzler when the X-Men received a grand tour of the facility by Cassandra Nova.

(X-Men '92 I#6 - BTS) - In an effort to save Baron Kelly from the X-Sentinel Storm rallied X-Force, Rej-X, Nova's rehabilitated New X-Men and other mutants from Clear Mountain like Avalanche to help them.

(X-Men '92 I#7) - Avalanche and the other mutants arrived near the X-Museum to stop the X-Sentinel.

(X-Men '92 I#8 - BTS) - In the end, Xavier managed to banish the Shadow King with help from Cable, Psylocke and Jean Grey. The X-Sentinel was then destroyed by Jubilee with help from Gambit.

(Secret Wars#9 - BTS) - Earth-92131 along with all other domains of Battleworld were returned to their former state after the defeat of Doom.

Comments: Created by Mark Edward Edens (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Avalanche was voiced by Rod Coneybeare.

Secret Wars saw the return of the X-Men: The Animated Series reality as one of the forty-one domains of Battleworld in Secret Wars. First released as an eight-part digital Infinite Comic the series was later reprinted as a four-issue printed series. Following it's success a second X-Men '92 series was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Avalanche has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (training with Rogue)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (imprisoned)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (attacking Rogue)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (fleeing from the X-Men)
X-Men '92 I#2, p6 (Clear Mountain Institute)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Cure" (February 20, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Days of Future Past - Part II" (March 20, 1993) - Robert Skir, Martin Isenberg (writers), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "A Rogue's Tale" (January 8, 1994) - Robert Skir, Martin Isenberg (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key design), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Grey Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboard directors), Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Del Barras (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men '92 I#1 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#2 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
X-Men '92 I#7 (October, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)


First Posted: 06/08/2020
Last Updated: 06/08/2020

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