STARJAMMERS

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25th October 2011

Roster Information                               Fighting (for) the Shi'ar Empire

First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #104 [Corsair, Ch'od and Cr+eee], #107 [full team]

Membership: Corsair, Ch'od, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza, Waldo, Sikorsky, Binary, Lilandra, Professor Xavier, Keeyah, Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl III, Korvus


Corsair (Christopher Summers)
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #104
Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #15, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #391, X-Men (1st series) #104, Classic X-Men #14, X-Men (1st series) #107-108, Classic X-Men #15, X-Men (1st series) #108, 154-159, 161, 163, 166, Excalibur (1st series) #116, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #167, Special Edition X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, 177, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #276-277, Wonder Man #8, Avengers (1st series) #350-351, Excalibur (1st series) #68-70, Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #415-416, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Starjammers (1st series) #1-4, Wolverine (2nd series) #134-138, Galactus the Devourer #5-6, Deadpool (2nd series) #43, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #387, 482, 484-486

Powers: none, US Air Force training, piloting skills and hand to hand combat moves

Equipment: exo-gems on his uniform store objects within pocket dimensional space for easy retrieval, including a pair of pulse blasters, grappling projector, and an alien metal fencing sword

Ch’od
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #104

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #15 backstory, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #391, X-Men (1st series) #104, Classic X-Men #14, X-Men (1st series) #107-108, 156-158, Excalibur (1st series) #116, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #167, Special Edition X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #277, Wonder Man #8, Avengers (1st series) #350-351, Excalibur (1st series) #68-70, Incredible Hulk #415-416, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Starjammers #1-4, Wolverine (2nd series) #134-138, Galactus the Devourer #5-6, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #387, 482, 484-486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13, War of Kings #6 (mentioned), War of Kings: Who Will Rule, Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1-5

Powers: Saurid possessing phenomenal strength, endurance, thick scaly skin, amphibious capabilities, and razor sharp talons

Cr+eee
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #104

All Starjammers appearances: X-Men (1st series) #104, 107-108, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156-158, 174-175, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Wonder Man #8, Avengers (1st series) #350-351, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Starjammers (1st series) #1, 3-4, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #484, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #2, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13

Powers: none

Facts:
- In X-Men: Spotlight on…Starjammers #1-2, Cr+eee’s mate and brood of children joined the Starjammers’ crew, but have not reappeared in any further issues.
- Only Ch’od is able to understand the strange speech patterns of his little furry friend.

Hepzibah
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #107

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #15 backstory, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #391, Classic X-Men #14, X-Men (1st series) #107-108, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156-158, 166, Excalibur (1st series) #116, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #167, Special Edition X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #277, Wonder Man #8, Avengers (1st series) #350-351, Excalibur (1st series) #68-70, Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #415-416, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Starjammers #1-4, Wolverine (2nd series) #134-138, Galactus the Devourer #5-6, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #387, 482, 484-486

Powers: Mephitisoid female possessing enhanced speed, agility, endurance, leaping ability, reflexes, highly keen senses of sight, smell and hearing, flexible bone structure, razor sharp claws, a prehensile bushy tail, and the ability to produce pheromone cues for different purposes

Note: She is often referred to as Mam’selle Hepzibah, after the cartoon character of Earth. Her real name is unpronounceable by humans, as her people’s language is a combination of both pheromone releases and spoken word.

Raza Longknife
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #107

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #15 backstory, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #391, Classic X-Men #14, X-Men (1st series) #107-108, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156-158, 166, Excalibur (1st series) #116, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #167, Special Edition X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, 200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #276-277, Wonder Man #8, Avengers (1st series) #350-351, Excalibur (1st series) #68-70, Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #415-416, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Starjammers #1-4, Wolverine (2nd series) #134-138, Galactus the Devourer #5-6, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #387, 482, 484-486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1-5

Powers: bio-mechanical augmentation gives him superhuman strength, agility, endurance, reflexes, energy tracking sensors, multiple enhanced visual modes, a polymorphic bionic hand able to reshape itself into a blade, and an overall imperviousness to lasting physical harm, making him virtually immortal

Note: Despite some contrary reports, Raza belongs to a different race than Lilandra and the avian Shi’ar, one long ago “married” into the Shi’ar culture. The true name of his species is unknown.

Waldo
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #108
Last appearance: mentioned to have been damaged beyond repair in Starjammers (1st series) #2

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #14, X-Men (1st series) #108, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156-157, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Avengers (1st series) #350 (only mentioned), X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32

Powers: semi-mobile computerized construct with multiple retractable metal coils, able to physically interface with the Starjammer to pilot the craft and monitor its systems

Sikorsky
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156

All Starjammers appearances: Classic X-Men #14, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #156-157, 161, 166, Excalibur (1st series) #116, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #167, 175, 200-201, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Avengers (1st series) #351, Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #415, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #32, Wolverine (2nd series) #138, Galactus the Devourer #5, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #482 (mentioned), X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-2

Powers: Chr’ylite resembling a bio-mechanical insect or helicopter, capable of independent flight, interfacing with inanimate mechanical systems, and scanning living beings in order to diagnose medical conditions and locate injuries

Binary (Carol Danvers)
First appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes (1st series) #13
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Avengers (1st series) #350-351

Powers: harness the power of a white hole to enter an energized state with superhuman strength, stamina, and resistance to physical injury, able to survive in the vacuum of space, discharge filtered stellar energy as heat, light, plasma, radio waves, and gravity, absorb outside sources of energy, and fly at sub- or super-luminal speeds

Lilandra Neramani
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #97
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174 [decides to depart with the Starjammers to return to Shi’ar Empire and fight Deathbird]
Last appearance: War of Kings #4

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #174-175, 177, New Mutants (1st series) #19, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #275-277

Powers: Shi’ar military training and combat moves, peak human strength, speed, agility, endurance and reflexes, limited telepathic powers

Professor Charles Francis Xavier
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #1
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #200-201, 203, New Mutants (1st series) #50-51, X-Men: Spotlight on ... Starjammers #1-2, Excalibur (1st series) #17, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #276-277

Powers: most powerful mutant mind on Earth, possesses vast telepathic abilities

Keeyah
First appearance: Starjammers (1st series) #1

All Starjammers appearances: Starjammers (1st series) #1-4

Powers: Kree possessing enhanced human levels of strength, agility, endurance, and resilience, piloting skills

Havok (Alexander Summers)
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #54
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Divided We Stand #2, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13, War of Kings #3-4, War of Kings: Ascension #3-4, War of Kings #5-6, War of Kings: Who Will Rule

Powers: absorb cosmic radiation from active or ambient sources, converting it into plasma wave discharges of concussive, explosive, or disintegrating intensities

Polaris (Lorna Dane)
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #49
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13, War of Kings #3-4, War of Kings: Ascension #2-4, War of Kings #5-6, War of Kings: Who Will Rule

Powers: nano-assisted magnetic powers allow her to levitate and manipulate metallic substances, produce magnetic force fields and energy bolts, absorb electrical energy to fuel her powers, and perceive her environment in magnetic fields; also capable of assimilating and metabolizing various kinds of poisons, toxins, and viruses

Marvel Girl III (Rachel Summers)
First appearance: X-Men (1st series) #141
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13, War of Kings #3-4, War of Kings: Ascension #3-4, War of Kings #5, War of Kings: Who Will Rule

Powers: telepathic and telekinetic abilities augmented at times by active or residual energies from the Phoenix Force, chrono-skimming talent enables her to project astrally through time and space

Korvus Rook’shir
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #478
First Starjammers appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486

All Starjammers appearances: Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #486, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5, X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4, War of Kings #1-2, Guardians of the Galaxy (2nd series) #13, War of Kings #3-4
War of Kings: Ascension #3-4, War of Kings #5

Powers: genetically linked to the Blade of the Phoenix, which can slice through virtually anything, absorb and dispel other sources of energy, and is infinitely heavy to anyone but him; the Blade is currently powerless after the Phoenix Force abandoned it