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DOUBLE TROUBLE

Membership: Two members (female identical twins, names unrevealed) (Canadian citizens - see comments)

Identity/Class: Human mutates (see comments)

Purpose: Contribute to missions of Weapon P.R.I.M.E. (PRototype Induced Mutation Echelon)

Affiliations: General Clarke, Department K, Weapon P.R.I.M.E. (Killspree (formerly Killjoy), Tigerstryke, Yeti)

Enemies: Arcade, Domino, Grizzly (Theodore Winchester), Hammer, Northstar

Base of Operations: Mobile internationally

First Appearance: X-Force I#22 (May, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: The identical twins share identical powers. They are symbiotic plasma chargers who can shoot bio-plasma blasts via a hand so long as their other hand is tethered by bio-energy to her sibling; this leash can be stretched to about 6' and proximity does not appear to affect the intensity of their blasts. Any break in this tether while readying a blasting charge will create explosive feedback for the twins. They have limited flight ability, being able to hover with limited movement via mental control. They are athletically fit, but appear to rely on their powers when fighting.

Height: 5'9" (each, by approximation)
Weight: 155 lbs. (each, by approximation)
Eyes: White
Hair: Blond (dyed?)

History:

(X-Force I#22 (fb) - BTS) - Armor-suited Tigerstryke was tasked with leading a new team of Weapon P.R.I.M.E. for Canada comprising the energy-tethered twins Double Trouble, armored slasher Killjoy and the furry powerhouse Yeti.

(X-Force I#22) - Domino and Grizzly were covertly seeking data on the missing Cable. They were guided remotely by Hammer and broke into the Department K complex in Newfoundland, Canada, where they were confronted by Weapon P.R.I.M.E.

(X-Force I#23) - Weapon P.R.I.M.E. attacked the intruders, but Domino and Grizzly escaped via a sewer duct to their jet.

(Northstar#1) - Department K's General Clarke was ordered to take former Alpha Flight hero Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) out of public view due to his troubled political past, abrasive behavior and newly out gay status. Clarke ordered Weapon P.R.I.M.E. to take care of it. The team waited near Beaubier's house and mistakenly attacked departing friend Raul instead with Double Trouble blasting the car, severely injuring him. They next attacked Beaubier's house, but he had already left after receiving a warning from Guardian (Heather Hudson), who had also profiled the team's members for him. Weapon P.R.I.M.E. eventually caught up with Northstar, but he countered the team's assault; Northstar specifically tossed Killspree (formerly Killjoy) at Double Trouble's energy tether, which caused explosive feedback that knocked Killspree and Double Trouble out. Northstar zoomed away, caught up in an elaborate plot by assassin Arcade, leaving a defeated strikeforce behind.

(Northstar#3) - Weapon P.R.I.M.E. tracked Northstar to Zuyevo, Russia, where the hero was frantically fighting off circus performers and an audience being mind-controlled by Arcade; the civilians began attacking Weapon P.R.I.M.E. as well, and the twins were unable to generate an energy tether or hover away. Northstar helped Tigerstryke destroy Arcade's energy source and the Russians regained their senses, but Northstar again shot away.

(Northstar#4) - Tigerstryke tracked Northstar to New Orleans and advised his P.R.I.M.E. teammates that he was about to tackle the airborne Northstar (although Guardian stopped Tigerstryke and advised him flexibility if he planned to lead Alpha Flight's replacement team).

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Greg Capullo, Kevin Conrad, Harry Candelario.

They're probably Canadian citizens as members of Canada's super-team connected with Department K.

I class them as mutates due to their membership of a group with "PRototype Induced Mutation" in its name.

Northstar's battle with Weapon P.R.I.M.E. is shown in a one-panel flashback in Northstar#2.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Double Trouble have no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Northstar#3, p11 (main image)
Northstar#1, p2 (headshots)
Northstar#1, p9, pan4 (in action)


Appearances:
X-Force I#22 (May, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Kevin Conrad & Harry Candelario (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
X-Force I#23 (June, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Northstar#1 (April, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco, Jr. (pencils), Ian Akin & Jack Keefer (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Northstar#2 (May, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco, Jr. (pencils), Mark McKenna & Brian Kane (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Northstar#3 (June, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco, Jr. (pencils), Tim Dzon & Danny Bulanadi (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Northstar#4 (July, 1994) - Simon Furman (writer), Dario Carrasco, Jr. (pencils), Tim Dzon & Bruce Patterson (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)


First posted: 03/27/2021
Last updated: 03/27/2021.

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