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Marvel superhero Goldballs
|First appearance||Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #1 (April 2013)|
|Created by||Brian Michael Bendis|
|Alter ego||Fabio Medina|
|Abilities||Ability to project golden balls from skin|
Goldballs (Fabio Medina) is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as a member of the X-Men or as a supporting character in stories featuring the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man.
Fictional character biography
Fabio Medina is a teenaged mutant whose powers first appear when he was the victim of an attempted robbery on the streets of San Diego. After manifesting his abilities, the bouncing balls emanating from his body frighten onlookers, and he is taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department. However, Cyclops and his group of X-Men arrive just in time to rescue him. A squad of different-sized Sentinels attack the new mutant and Cyclops's team, who managed to destroy the Sentinels. Fabio is then invited to join the X-Men when they departed San Diego. Although Fabio is reluctant, he decides to follow them. Fabio then joins the X-Men during their visit to Eva Bell's home and the encounter with the Avengers, before being dragged into limbo during Dormammu's attempt to kill them. In the aftermath, Fabio demands to be taken home, where his family questions his disappearance and is befuddled at his claims of being a mutant.[volume & issue needed]
When S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Alison Blaire (Dazzler) arrives and questions him about Cyclops's location, Fabio loses control of his powers. He is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody but is again rescued by Cyclops' team and rejoins them. He later assists in the battle against the Blockbuster Sentinel by concentrating the emission of his gold balls to topple them. He then assumes the mutant nickname "Goldballs".[volume & issue needed]
Powers and abilities
Goldballs is a mutant with the superhuman ability to project at high speed gold-colored balls made of an unknown substance and of different sizes from any part of his body, which can be used as a concussive weapon. Goldballs can summon an infinite number of them, which are able to bounce, emitting a "poink" sound when they hit something. If he concentrates, he can project them in a straight line or direct them to a specific area. Normally the balls can be reabsorbed into his body, though when Goldballs is calm, he can cause them to disappear.
- Uncanny X-Men v3, 1–12, 16–32 (Various dates), Marvel Comics