Cannonball 5
Vital statistics
Aliases Rocket, Sammy
Affiliation X-Men
Base of Operations Xavier-Lehnsherr Institute
Relatives Unknown father, mother, many unknown siblings
Age 19
Alignment Good
Marital Status Single
Status Active
Physical attributes
Gender Male
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Eyes Brown
Hair Blond
Skin Caucasian
Unusual Features None
Origin Flying mutant who joined the X-Men to save the originals.
Universe Earth-5
Place of Birth Kentucky
Created by Next X-Man
Quote1 I've always tried to make a difference, but in a small Kentucky town, you can't do that much. But from what you're telling me, the X-Men can save the entire world. It's a mighty task, but you will always have Sam Guthrie, the human Cannonball, on your side. Quote2

Samuel "Sam" Guthrie is a mutant and current member of the X-Men.


Samuel Guthrie was born into a large family. He had at least 5 siblings, and every single one spent their time working the farm. Samuel always wanted a greater purpose, as much as he loved the farm. Soon he manifested mutant abilities, including flight and limited invulnerability. He would do his farmwork a lot quicker, in order to spend his time flying around the Kentucky countryside. He became a part-time guitar player in Nashville as well. He eventually came out to his family in regards to his powers, and he was still welcomed among his family. He began using his powers to help with farmwork.

He was soon approached by Charles Xavier. He had heard that Sam was in facta mutant. He revealed that he too was a mutant, but he was a telepath. He said that he had never seen mutant powers quite like Sam's, and he was considerably impressed. He informed Sam that his first group of mutants went missing on a mission. He requested Sams's help in getting them back, and with permission from his family, he left. His invulnerability while flying were an asset on Krakoa, and he was able to help save them. Krakoa opened Sam's eyes, and he was happy to finally see the world through the eyes and ears of the X-Men. And after forming a relationship with fellow teammate Skids, he never felt better.

Powers and Abilities


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Cannonball in flight.

Thermo-Nuclear Thrust: Cannonball possesses the ability to generate thermo-nuclear thrust and release it from his body. He can cause his body to be propelled through the air to fly, with amazing speed, height, and agility.

Blast Field: This energy also manifests itself as an impenetrable, indestructible field he named his “blast field”. He can use this blast-field to function as a force field, extend it to encompass others, imprison them, or absorb outside impact and then re-channel it to increase the power of his blows or create explosive shock waves upon impact.

Superhuman Durability: He possesses superhuman durability due to the energy field that forms around his body.

Possible Immortality: Cannonball has been theorized to be immortal, as he has survived situations in which other mutants died, the truth of this is unsure.

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