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BLOCKBUSTER
Earth-92131

Real Name: Michael Bear

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

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: None
formerly Magneto's army (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Callisto, Copycat/Vanessa Carlysle, Dawnsilk, Feral/Maria Callasantos, Forearm/Michael McCain, Garrison Kane, Kangaroo/Frank Oliver, Marianna, Mole, Moondragon/Heather Douglas, Reaper/Pantu Hurageb, Sunder, Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, Tusk and unrevealed others)

Affiliations: Acolytes (Burner/Byron Calley, Chrome/Allen Marc Yuric, Fabian Cortez, Delgado/Marco Delgado, Frenzy/Joanna Cargill, Unuscione/Carmella Unuscione), Ape, Erg, Glow Worm, Lifter (Ned Lathrop), Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Peeper (Peter Quinn), Shocker (Randall Darby), Slither (Aaron Salomon), Tommy, X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Gambit/ Remy LeBeau, Professor X/Charles Xavier)

Enemies: Genoshan magistrates, Sentinels

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hammer Bay, Genosha;
   formerly Asteroid M, Earth's orbit
   formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Blockbuster is a mutant who possesses superhuman strength (class 50, possibly higher) and enhanced durability and stamina.

Height: 6'10" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 386 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Bald

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" - BTS) - Blockbuster and mutants from around the world watched as Magneto spoke at the United Nations, announcing the liberation of mutantkind. Magneto revealed that he and several missing scientists had built a mutant-only home on Asteroid M in the Earth's orbit. Magneto invited all mutants, explaining a first exodus would take place near Genosha.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I") - Eager to join Magneto and move to Asteroid M, Blockbuster quickly made his way to a local airport where large groups of mutants had gathered to buy a ticket to the African nation where the first exodus would take place. Blockbuster, Copycat, Kangaroo and several other mutants gathered on the African planes where Charles Xavier, Gambit and Beast of the X-Men had gathered hoping to persuade Magneto to stop his plan, fearing other nations would retaliate. Soon Magneto arrived with his transport welcoming the mutants and X-Men aboard. Instead of bringing the mutants directly to Asteroid M, Magneto first went to Genosha to free their enslaved mutants.

   Upon arrival Magneto urged the Genoshan mutants to cast off their bonds and join them, in a mighty show of force Blockbuster, Arclight, Random and the other mutants left the transport to form a powerful front. Magneto's call, however, was answered by the Genoshan magistrates who refused to release their prisoners which in turn lead to the mutant convoy to attack them. Assisted by the Acolytes (a group of mutants pledging allegiance to Magneto's righteous cause) a fierce battle followed in which Blockbuster and the mutants quickly gained the upper hand, prompting the Genoshan magistrates to release a group of Sentinels to level the playing field. In the end Magneto, repowered by his Acolyte Fabian Cortez destroyed the Sentinels, forcing the Genoshan magistrates to flee and freed the Genoshan mutants.

   Finally arriving on Asteroid M, Blockbuster and the other newcomers were welcomed and some of them even invited to a ceremonial toast alongside Magneto. Disappointed Magneto wasn't the fearless leader he'd hoped for, Fabian Cortez confronted Magneto, taking away his powers. Believing Magneto would serve their cause better as a martyr Cortez trapped him in his chambers and opened the airlock, causing Magneto's chambers to be pulled into Earth's atmosphere. Suspicious of Asteroid M's alarm, X-Men Beast and Gambit quickly located Cortez only to be accused of killing their enigmatic leader Magneto. Blockbuster, Arclight and Erg were among the first to arrive, eager to believe Cortez.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II") - Although Professor X and Beast successfully escaped, Gambit was taken prisoner by the Acolytes. Blockbuster, Peeper, Shocker and several other mutants called out for his blood when Cortez presented them with Gambit, the supposed assassin of Magneto. Sometime later Cortez addressed world leaders, threatening to attack them unless they would release all mutants in captivity and pay restitution for human crimes against them, a feat which Blockbuster, Tommy, Random and other mutants celebrated. Unbeknownst to Blockbuster and the others, a small strike team of X-Men arrived at Asteroid M to not only save Gambit but deactivate all of Asteroid M's active warheads. In the end Magneto, revived, destroyed the active warheads after which he attacked and defeated Cortez. In a mighty show of force Magneto finally destroyed Asteroid M, Blockbuster and all other mutants were safely returned to the African planes, under the watchful eyes of MjNari and the Black Panther.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" - BTS) - Blockbuster moved to Genosha where former slave-workers had build their own civilization who viewed Magneto as their leader.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day") - When mutant uprisings were seen throughout the world following the televised attack on Charles Xavier over a "mutant containment bill", Blockbuster and other mutants impatiently wondered when their enigmatic leader Magneto would finally lead them into war against humankind. Then, moments later Magneto addressed his people and calling all mutants from around the world to stand beside them.

   However, the X-Men also picked up the message which lead them to send a small strike team consisting of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine to try and persuade Magneto to stop. During the night when Blockbuster was sleeping, Sunfire and Feral noticed suspicious movement in the encampment, discovering the X-Men. However, because it was night, both mutants didn't recognize the mutant heroes and inadvertently woke up the sleeping mutants who gathered round the X-Men. But just then Magneto appeared again which allowed the X-Men to sneak away. The X-Men successfully reached Magneto after which they revealed Charles Xavier was dying and could be saved if he'd help them send a message to Shi'ar empress Lilandra. Determined to help Xavier, Magneto called off the impending mutant war and left with the X-Men.

Comments: Created by Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Arclight, Blockbuster, Sabretooth and Vertigo all part of Mister Sinister's Marauders on Earth-616 were replaced in the X-Men: The Animated Series by the Nasty Boys his main thugs in the show. Although unrevealed it's possible the Marauders would be too violent for the TV show, they did murder most of the Morlocks during the Morlock Massacre.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Blockbuster has no known connections to


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (hurt by the Sentinels)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (circling the X-Men)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part I" (October 21, 1995) - Steven Melching, David Dermott (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Sanctuary - Part II" (October 28, 1995) - Jeff Saylor (writers), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Tifany Lenhart (assistant editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (September 20, 1997) - James Krieg (writer), Roy Burdine, Mark Lewis (model design), James Agnasin (model clean-up), Marcos Borregales, Vadim Sokolov (prop design), Patricio Agnasin, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Joe Dempsey, Romeo Francisco, Bob Fuentes, Rick Hoberg, Aleta Kozak Tom Nesbit, Danny Taverna, Thomas Tholen, Danilo Tolentino, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard design), Patricio Agnasin, Ernie Chan, Vinton Heuck, Abel Laxamana, John T. Miller, Kirk Van Wormer (storyboard clean-up), Trish Mendelson (color key), Ladonna Hannover, Trish Mendelson (ink and paint), Kelly Akins, Rey Zipagan (color backgrounds), Philippines Animation Studio Inc. (animation), Tom McLaughlin (producer)


First Posted: 04/26/2020
Last Updated: 04/26/2020

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