Real Name: Michael McCain
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant
Group Membership: None
formerly Magneto's army (Arclight/Philippa Sontag, Blockbuster/Michael Baer, Callisto, Copycat/Vanessa Carlysle, Dawnsilk, Feral/Maria Callasantos, 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: Ape, Delgado (Marco Delgado), Rusty Collins, Lady Gardener, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Cassandra Nova (used by the Shadow King), Peeper (Peter Quinn), Dr. Taylor Prescott, Senyaka, Siryn (Theresa Cassidy), Slither (Aaron Salomon), Strobe, Dr. Darrell Tanaka, Tommy, Watchdog, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers)
Enemies: Chet Lambert, Solarr (Bill Braddock)
formerly Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
formerly Clear Mountain Institute, Westchester domain, Battleworld
formerly Hammer Bay, Genosha
formerly Skull Mesa, Nevada, United States of America
First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Forearm is a mutant with an extra set of arms that extend from beneath his first set, giving him four arms. Additionally Forearm has increased strength and stamina.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - Forearm moved to Skull Mesa, Nevada where Dr. Taylor Prescott had established a community where mutants could live in peace. However, the town was soon taken over by the villainous Solarr and his allies Chet Lambert and Toad after learning of it's underground goldmine. Dr. Taylor Prescott opposed the villains but was placed in suspended animation and soon had all of the town's residents living in fear by attacking anyone who questioned his authority, forcing some like Forearm, Slither, Random and Sunder to work in the gold mine.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" - BTS) - When the X-Man Cyclops had come to Skull Mesa to meet his old friend Dr. Taylor Prescott he was confronted by Solarr and his allies. Through the following days Cyclops learned Solarr had taken over the city forcing the residents to live in fear. Determined to stop Solarr, a temporarily depowered Cyclops fought back.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried") - Forearm, Peepers, Tusk and several other mutants gathered at the town's square when Solarr openly confronted Cyclops. Solarr falsely claimed Cyclops was one of the subversives who wished to destroy their lives, something he'd warned the townspeople of before. Solarr continued, explaining that a crystal sculpture Cyclops was carrying was in fact a transmitter to summon his friends. Cyclops, who was bound to a large golden sculpture of Solarr with Toad's green muck urged the townsfolk to see Solarr for who he really was, a tyrant who held the innocent Dr. Taylor Prescott in the goldmine. Deciding to finally stand up to Solarr, one of the townsfolk, Tusk attacked Solarr and freed Cyclops. As a full fledged fight erupted other townsfolk like the Lady Gardener and Dr. Darrell Tanaka helped Cyclops while others like Arclight, Slither, Copycat, Ape and Sunder stood with Solarr, Forearm was one of the few who abstained from fighting. Cyclops, repowered thanks to Tanaka used his optic blast on the crystal sculpture to take them out with a single blast. When Solarr was defeated Dr. Prescott was quickly freed and was reunited with Cyclops after which he told the X-Man they would deal with Solarr and his men in Skull Mesa.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" - BTS) - Forearm 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", Forearm 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 led 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 Forearm 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.
(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#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) - Forearm was one of the many mutants to join the Clear Mountain Institute to live in harmony in their isolated community. Forearm went through the institute's program, currently in Phase 3 Integration, he had to apply what he'd learned and interact with people instead of lashing out.
(X-Men '92 I#2) - Forearm was seen playing cards with Delgado, Siryn and Rusty Collins when the X-Men received a grand tour of the facility by Cassandra Nova.
(Secret Wars#9 - BTS) - Earth-92131 along with all other domains of Battleworld were returned to their former state in the defeat of Doom.
Comments: Created by Mark Onspaugh (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
On Earth-616, Forearm is part of the Mutant Liberation Front and although the group itself didn't appear in X-Men: The Animated Series, Reaper and Strobe did as well as former leader Stryfe.
Secret Wars saw the return of X-Men The Animates 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 was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.
The Westchester Wars was a five-year long conflict when Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants declared war on humanity. 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 in Westchester.
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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (closeup)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Graduation Day" (sleeping in Genosha)
X-Men '92 I#2, p24 (Clear Mountain Institute)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Secrets, Not Long Buried" (February 17, 1996) - Mark Onspaugh (writer), Frank Brunner (model design), Mark Lewis (model design, prop design, storyboard clean-up), Darrel Bowen, Russell Chong, Steve Olds (prop design), Frank Squillance (prop design, layout design, storyboards), Cesar Magsombol, Wayne Shulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patricio Agnasin, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard clean-up), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sue Peters (animation director), Larry Houston (producer, director, storyboards), Sharon Janis (associate producer, 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)
X-Men '92 I#4 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
First Posted: 04/29/2020
Last Updated: 04/29/2020
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