Samuel Zachery Guthrie
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Name Samuel Zachery Guthrie
Aliases Cannonball, Sam
Relatives Thomas Guthrie (father, deceased), Lucinda Guthrie (mother), Lucas Guthrie (paternal uncle), Paige Guthrie (Husk) (sister), Jay Guthrie (Icarus) (brother), Melody Guthrie (Aero) (sister), Jeb Guthrie (brother), Joelle Guthrie (sister), Lewis Guthrie (brother), Elizabeth Guthrie (sister), Cissie Guthrie (sister), unnamed sister, Ray Jr. (foster brother), Bonnie (maternal 1st cousin once removed)
Affiliation X-Men, formerly Avengers, New Mutants, X-Force
Height 6' 0"
Weight 181 lbs
Eyes Blue, with a greyish tint
Hair Blond

Sam Guthrie is a member of the X-Men.


Samuel Zachery Guthrie was the eldest son of a large farming Kentucky family. Sam attempted to help out his family by working in a coal mine after his had died father there inhaling coal dust. Right on his first day, Sam and his father's friend, Lewis, were trapped in a cave-in. In his panic, Sam manifested his mutant blasting powers which allowed him and Lewis to escape the collapse.

This incident led to Sam to be discovered by Donald Pierce, who recruited him in a plot to attack a young group of mutants Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, had assembled. Sam eventually came to his senses and turned against Pierce. Professor Xavier saw the good inside Sam and invited him to join his New Mutants. Cannonball left his family to join the team.

An Offer You Can't RefuseEdit

Sam is still uncertain about what to do with himself and not sure what to about the offer presented to him by Beast to train the next generation of mutants. He is visited by his sister Husk who is curious to see what he's gonna do. After making his decision he requests a number of students join him in the Danger Room where he offers to train them.