Ballistic (Image Comics)

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For the DC Comics character, see Ballistic (DC Comics).
Ballistic
Ballistic 01 cover.jpg
Cover of the first issue
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
First appearance 1991
Created by Marc Silvestri
In-story information
Alter ego Cassandra Lane
Team affiliations Cyberforce
Abilities Superhuman athletic ability
Excellent marksman

Ballistic is a fictional superhero from the Image Comics comic book series Cyberforce. Created by Marc Silvestri, she first appeared in 1991.

Publication history[edit]

Ballistic made semi-regular appearances in the Cyberforce series, and subsequently appeared in a three-issue self-titled mini-series in 1995. She also co-starred in a single issue crossover with Marvel Comics' Wolverine in 1997.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Ballistic is Cassandra Lane, the sister of Velocity. The two girls were raised by their mother and abusive stepfather, until finally Cassandra killed him in self-defense.

Cassandra was the star pitcher of her high school baseball team due to her mutant abilities, until Tony (her ex-boyfriend) and his gang seriously injured her. Some time later, she was approached by the Cyberdata company, who replaced her arm with a cybernetic one, simultaneously brainwashing her into becoming a SHOC (Special Hazardous Operations Cyborg) for the company. She was assigned to retrieve her sister, Velocity, who had defected to Cyberforce, but wound up having her own memories restored. Soon after she joins the team in their efforts to bring down Cyberdata.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Ballistic has superhuman hand-to-eye coordination. As such she has near-perfect aim with any thrown object or projectile weapon. Her implanted bionic arm, while superhumanly strong and durable, functions as well as (if not better than) her remaining natural arm.

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