Set in the Marvel's X-Men Universe, The Gifted follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.
A strong-willed mutant, leader of the underground community.
John Proudstar was born into an Apache tribe on a reservation in Camp Verde, Arizona. As a teenager, Proudstar discovered he possessed the mutant abilities of superhuman senses, strength, speed, stamina, and sturdiness.
Proudstar was drafted into the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and earned the rank of corporal. He returned to his tribe after the war, but he was unhappy and listless.
He was then recruited by Professor Charles Xavier to join his third group of X-Men. Eager to prove his prowess, Proudstar agreed and assumed the superhero codename Thunderbird. He assisted the other X-Men in rescuing the original X-Men from Krakoa the mutant island.
Superhuman Strength - John is strong enough to break metal chains, crush concrete and completely overpower humans.
Superhuman Durability John can use his body to protect other mutants from any object.
Superhuman Stamina - His body has a greater tolerance to fatigue and disease.
Superhuman Senses - His eyesight allows him to see farther, in the dark and even thermal signatures. He can hear with amazing clarity, at greater distance, and even frequencies outside normal range. John's sense of smell is also greatly enhanced allowing him to track subjects miles away. Even his sense of touch is enhanced allowing him to feel vibrations through the ground and identify them.
John Proudstar / Thunderbird Photos
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