|Base of Operations||Avengers Mansion|
|Place of Birth||Kansas|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- We have all suffered losses. We have all been wronged. We have a common enemy! We are the people of the continent, and we must stand up for our rights! I am Thunderbird of the Megara-Apache Tribe, and I am an Avenger!
Thunderbird was given his name by the leader of the Megara-Apache Tribe, Proudstar. The Megara-Apache were a tribe of Native Americans who refuse to be a part of the modern society. Thunderbird was a fine hunter and was well respected in his tribe. However, he disliked killing animals, knowing they have done nothing wrong, but he knew it was necessary for his and his tribe's survival.
When Thunderbird was nineteen, he saw some red neck hunters entering Megara-Apache territory, and he attempted to chase them off. When they saw him, they thought that his head would look good on their wall. This enraged him, and as he began charging, he became empowered with the abilities of a cheetah. He dodged all of their bullets, and before he reached them, his abilities altered into that of a rhinoceros. He took out one of the hunters, but the other ran away. Thunderbird was getting ahead of himself. He had already chased them away from Megara-Apache territory, but he kept chasing. He then gained the powers of a kangaroo and he caught up to the man and he tackled him right through a tree and each of them ended up landed on an open road right next to the forest. Thunderbird attempted to return to his territory, but the police showed up and arrested them both.
When he was on his way to jail, he began pondering how he managed to do those things in the woods. He eventually came to the conclusion that it was the Blessing of the Wild, and he could control it when he needed it. He then called on the powers of a lion, and at first the police thought he was on drugs. But when he popped out claws and broke down the doors to the car, they were each completely surprised. They stopped the car and got out, attempting to get him back in the car. He called on the abilities of an electric eel and he shocked both of them, knocking them out. He then got into their car and attempted to drive it, and he tried to get away but he soon had more cops on his tail.
Back to Jail
- The Phoenix Force is an element of nature created by the mix of Thunderbird's mutant abilities and his spirit animal acting as one. It was later proven that just because Thunderbird created it, does not mean he can control it, or keep it.