Goldballs

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Goldballs
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Marvel superhero Goldballs
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceUncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #1 (April 2013)
Created byBrian Michael Bendis
Chris Bachalo
In-story information
Alter egoFabio Medina
Team affiliationsX-Men
AbilitiesAbility 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[edit]

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]

After many adventures under the guidance of Illyana Rasputin and Shadowcat, Goldballs and his teammates express uncertainty about continuing as students anymore.[1]

Goldballs next appears in Spider-Man, where he is seen attending Brooklyn Visions Academy, where he becomes the classmate of Ganke Lee and Miles Morales, aka the second Spider-Man.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

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.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Uncanny X-Men #18 (October 2014). Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Bendis, Brian Michael (w), Pichelli, Sara (a). Spider-Man Vol 2 #4 (June 2016). Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Bendis, Brian Michael (February 13, 2013). "The Uncanny X-Men Vol.3 #1: The New Revolution". Marvel Comics.

References[edit]

  • Uncanny X-Men v3, 1–12, 16–32 (Various dates), Marvel Comics