Slipstream (comics)

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Slipstream
Slipstream (Davis Cameron).png
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance

(as Davis Cameron) X-Treme X-Men #6.

(as Slipstream) X-Treme X-Men #10
Created by Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca
In-story information
Alter ego Davis Cameron
Species Depowered Human Mutant / Shi'ar hybrid
Team affiliations X-Men
Abilities Limited space-time manipulation and reality warping capabilities that enables him to conjure a "Warp Wave", a quantum portal that connects any two locations on Earth
Navigated with the use of a shortened metal surfboard
Can take other people through the Warp Wave through increased concentration to maintain the wave
Psychic navigation (psychically sense the locations of others and how to reach them)

Slipstream (Davis Cameron) is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. He is a superhero associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Salvador Larroca, he first appeared in X-Treme X-Men #6 (December 2001).

He is a mutant, able to generate a "warp wave" for the purpose of teleportation. He and his sister Lifeguard were briefly members of the squad of X-Men featured in the series X-Treme X-Men.

Fictional character biography[edit]

He and his sister Heather lived perfectly normal lives at Surfers Paradise in Australia. They did not know that their actual father was an underworld crime lord known as Viceroy, and upon his death they were attacked.[volume & issue needed] When Heather's life was endangered, Davis was informed by Sage that although he was never meant to be a mutant (his latent mutant gene was supposed to be passed down to his children) his mutant power might be helpful to her. He agreed to let her activate it, gaining a teleportational ability in the form of the "warp wave".[volume & issue needed] Together with Storm and Thunderbird III, he and his sister manage to defeat their attackers.[volume & issue needed] Following these events, both siblings join Storm's team of X-Men.[volume & issue needed] Davis had a brief romance with Storm.[1]

Later, when infiltrating the ship of the intergalactic warlord, Khan, Heather develops a more avian look, leading to speculation that the two have Shi'ar heritage.[volume & issue needed] Ultimately, Davis is unable to see past his sister's alien appearance and leaves the X-Men.[2]

Slipstream is confirmed to be among the mutants who lost their powers as a result of M-Day.[3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Slipstream can teleport via a funnel of trans-spatial energy also called a Warp Wave, to any place on earth. Warp Waves use superstrings to connect any two locations on Earth. He is not only able to teleport himself but also can take other people through the Warp Wave, but requires increased concentration to maintain the wave when traveling with others. Sensitivity to displacement energy signatures enable him to track other teleportation effects back to their origin from residual energies and after detecting this, he could use the warp wave to travel to their location. He usually navigates with the use of a shortened metal surfboard.

Other versions[edit]

X-Men: The End[edit]

In X-Men: The End, a title presenting one possible future of the X-Men, Slipstream works freely for the slavers. It is eventually revealed that he is seemingly controlled by Cassandra Nova. His powers have also further developed to the point that he can now transverse the warp-wave across inter-galactic distances.[volume & issue needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ X-Treme X-Men #10-14
  2. ^ X-Treme X-Men #19
  3. ^ New Avengers #18

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