Sam was born in Cumberland Kentucky, the eldest child to the Guthrie family. When his father passed away, Sam stepped up to provide for his family by working in the local coal mines, at the young age of 16 years old. During one of his shifts in the mines his life changed forever. Sam and another minor were caught in a cave-in. In that moment Sam's mutant powers manifested and he was able to save himself and the other from the cave in. This brought him to the attention of one of the x-men's villians , who offered him a job, a better way of taking care of his family. Sam was a guard for one of villian's plots against Charles Xavier and his students. Sam fought the other New Mutants until he realized Pierce was a bad guy and trying to do evil. Sam's moral compass brought him to help the New Mutants help save Xavier. After this incident and talking to Xavier making sure his family would be OK, Sam moved to join Charles Xavier's School and the New Mutants.

As a member of the New Mutants Sam found an extended family. He was one of the older of the group, and felt the need to look after them as he did his brothers and sisters back home. Here he would develop friendships that would last the test of time. Sam's time with the New Mutants lead to many adventures, and new experience from meeting aliens, seeing that magic is real from dealings with asguardians, to going to Limbo. He met and found his first love in an intergalatic, teleporting, mutant musician and learning of his own mortality by loosing a team mate who was a bit younger than him. Friends and enemies were both made, and some who at different times would be on both sides of that line.

Both Charles Xavier and Magneto made an impression on Sam as he saw how each man interacted with the world around them, the things they did right and the things they did wrong. Over the years many things have happened to him and his group of friends, each of them taking time off now and again, but they remain close and a second family. One some of Sam travels he ended up in a club where his ex was playing. The two hooked up and he traveled with her in space for a bit.

Now, Sam is back on Earth on good terms with his exes, and ready to be a part of those helping to save the world again. He has found himself back at the mansion, seeking to be a part of the team and also help those of the younger team find their way, and show that with hard work and dedication one can become part of the x-men

Recent Events


Sam is the kid who dropped out of highschool to help feed his younger
brothers and sisters by working with his uncle in the coal mines after dad
died. He is the guy who keeps his friends out of trouble, and makes sure
everyone gets on the bus, and back on the bus. Sam accepts the blame for his
activities and is the sort of person who should be in charge. If he has a
failing, it is that he is too quick to take responsibility for things.
He is a responsible young man, and was the honest kid who got his dates home
by curfew. He isn't squeaky clean though. Getting them home on time isn't the
entire story, after all.

Sam can lie. He has lied. He will lie again. He doesn't like it. He will lie
to save a teammate from themselves, or to avoid a punishment for a teammate
that is out of proportion with the crime.
He hates doing it though, and will usually come clean at a later date and
accept the punishment for what he did. Lying is to serve a greater good. Sam
would much rather tell the truth and face the music for his own actions. He
never lies to save his own hide.

Sam is a natural born leader. He has no ego about it though. He is one of the
rare leaders who does not let rank or protocol get in the way of getting the
job done. Ultimately, Sam does just fine and is able to coordinate his
teammates to victory whether it be on the soccer field, the danger room, or in
the field. He gives credit where it is is do, and can take a teammate aside
and have the bad conversation no one wants to have, even though he doesn't
want to have to do it.
He has recently taken up playing chess, and very quietly has been succeeding
at it; the internet is a great boon to that. Sam is learning to think
tactically and strategically. He is also learning to be more aggressive in his
thinking, as in the past he has seen some of his friends get hurt because he
didn't move as decisively as he could have.

Country Mouse
Sam has outgrown his awkward phase, and has to put on muscle. While he has
seen the world and engaged in high society encounters, Sam just just doesn't
feel like he belongs at them. He is unabashedly country in his mannerisms. Sam
just isn't quite so sure he belongs in a big city, eating fancy food and
living in a fancy place, and he certainly doesn't feel like he is the usual
Ivy league school graduate. Sometimes, he almost expects to be sent home.
Sometimes, he wishes someone would send him home.

Family Oriented
Sam is the quintessential "Big Brother". He seeks out responsibility and will
cat herd his teammates and younger siblings. It might be a Sisyphean task, but
Sam Guthrie will lay it all out on the line for his family. Sam has a large
family that he quit high school to help.
Sam Guthrie doesn't walk out on his family. Once you are family, he will
sacrifice his future, his life, his everything if it is what has to be done.

Ugly Duckling
Sam was a gawky, big-nosed, goofy-looking too-tall, skinny, chompy-teethed,
stoopid-faced, scrawny looking doofus of a teenager when he first left home. A
little bit of food, a couple of more stylish teammates, and a little weight
training, and Sam has filled out. He's still tall and lean, but he's starting
to turn into a swan.

Sam was a goofy looking kid. While he outgrew that, he took some solace into
books. He is very quietly very bright. He is certainly no genius, but the
brainier New Mutants all helped Sam read new books and expand his horizons.
College was good for Sam, exposing him to even more new ideas. He also
developed a wicked deadpan snark.

RP Hooks

The Guthrie Family

Recently returned from space

Closeted mutant in the city government


Character Sheet


While flying Sam has a force field around him referred to as his blast field or blasting field. While this is up it make hims nearly invulnerable to physical, and energy based attacks from outside the field. He has use this blast field to protect and re channel a punch from Gladiator back into a punch against Gladiator. This seems to allow him to also channel kinetic energy back into a kinetic blow against an opponent (see Gladiator incident from comics)


Sam can flight as a high velocity but upon doing so he has his ?blasting field? up which makes him neigh invulnerable. The side effect of this is there is a roar of his power while he is flying and makes it hard if not impossible to sneak up on most people while flying. He has learned to turn and hover with his flight ability.


It has been shown that Cannonball lives to a far future which shows of his enhanced life span. He does seem to age at an assumed much slower rate. He has not died for the first time yet in this setting, so does not know about these powers.




March 02, 2020. Friends of Humanity Attack

After a wonderful dinner with the family, Andrea, Jay, Sam and Alexis get attacked by the Friends of Humanity. Colin Knight saves them, sorta .. and Andrea's mom reveals a secret.

Posted On: 09 Mar 2020 21:11 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson cannonball colin-knight icarus ignyx)

March 02, 2020. Meeting Mom

Jay, Sam and Alexis meets Andrea's parents to talk about the upcoming wedding. Alicia Jackson is a very scary person. Tom is a chill dude.

Posted On: 04 Mar 2020 22:08 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson cannonball icarus ignyx)

February 22, 2020. Making Wedding Plans

Andrea tells Alexis that she's getting married and asks (tells) her that she's going to be the Maid of Honor.

Posted On: 23 Feb 2020 14:16 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson cannonball ignyx)

February 20, 2020. Break Their Backs

Crush waits for some scumbags attached to her attacks on the Fighting Rings, and it just so happens these scumbags are scummier than Most when Paige and Sam Guthrie arrive with new information

Posted On: 21 Feb 2020 13:57 (Related Tags: cannonball crush husk)

February 20, 2020. Jay and Andrea tell Sam the news

Jay and Andrea tell Sam that they are engaged.

Posted On: 21 Feb 2020 05:26 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson cannonball icarus)

February 09, 2020. Panic at the Fight Club

Crush hits another Fight Club- and meets Sam and Moonstar at the same time

Posted On: 10 Feb 2020 23:31 (Related Tags: cannonball crush moonstar)

February 05, 2020. No ID, No Service

Crush stops by Harry's to try and get a drink and is blocked by Sam.

Posted On: 10 Feb 2020 00:55 (Related Tags: cannonball crush husk)

January 27, 2020. Card Sharks

Or how Dani fleeced EVERYONE. Or really, how the team had a fun game of cards :)

Posted On: 29 Jan 2020 02:15 (Related Tags: cannonball husk moonstar shadowcat sunspot)

January 17, 2020. Age is Only a Number

Brightwind tries to goad Warren into a race, but thankfully Sam comes along and proves his superior speed.

Posted On: 18 Jan 2020 17:06 (Related Tags: archangel cannonball moonstar)

January 14, 2020. Hanging at Harrys

Andrea came to Harry's to watch Jay play. She met Hisako and Laura via Sam.

Posted On: 15 Jan 2020 22:51 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson armor cannonball x-23)

January 10, 2020. Waking up in stitches

Jay and Sam come to visit Andrea at the hospital with emotions high. Jay is a wreck. Sam is scared.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2020 02:25 (Related Tags: andrea-jackson cannonball icarus)

January 04, 2020. Invitation of Fish

Cannonball bribed Myrkr with fish

Posted On: 04 Jan 2020 23:52 (Related Tags: cannonball myrkr)

January 03, 2020. Spare Change

Sam and Paige Guthrie are invited to join the small-crime gang-turning-military Spare Change. Aggressive negotiations occur, and Alexis Carr switches sides.

Posted On: 05 Jan 2020 18:27 (Related Tags: cannonball husk ignyx)

January 03, 2020. Mutant Town Heated Talks

Steve Rogers and DPS Spokesman visit a community center in Mutant Town

Posted On: 04 Jan 2020 08:22 (Related Tags: cannonball captain-america marcus-pavesi myrkr skarp)

January 01, 2020. Catching Jay up on Spare Change

Paige and Jay pop over to Jay's condo in NYC to talk about Spare Change. He also sings a song!

Posted On: 07 Jan 2020 01:05 (Related Tags: cannonball husk icarus)

January 01, 2020. Sam and Paige go undercover

Sam and Paige go undercover in mutant town to find out who attacked Andrea

Posted On: 02 Jan 2020 23:41 (Related Tags: cannonball husk ignyx)

Nigh Invulnerable While blastin'
Nigh Invulnerable While blastin'
Full Name: Samuel Zachery Guthrie
Code Name: Cannonball
Occupation: None yet
Aliases: Hillbilly, Redneck, Rocketpants
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: X-Men, New Mutants
Physical Information
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Species Detail: Mutant
Age: 24
Height: 6'0"
Build: Trim, Athletic
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Gray Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Hunter Parrish
Theme Song: Steve ā€˜nā€™ Seagulls - Aces High
Character Type: FC
Universe: Marvel
Wiki Tag: Cannonball
Played Since: 12/05/19

Last Posted Activity: 09 Mar 2020 21:11

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