Alter Ego: Melody Guthrie
First Appearance: The New Mutants (vol. 1) #42 (Aug. 1986): "New Song For Old"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 6
Studied at: Xavier Institute
Uncanny X-Men #444 was apparently an important re-introduction of this character, appearing not simply as the younger sister of Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), but as a mutant student at the Xavier Institute in her own right.
From: "The Beast is an Episcopalian", posted 1 February 2006 on the IFanBoy.com blog website (http://www.ifanboy.com/archives/000675.html; viewed 10 May 2006):
Posted by: Michael at February 3, 2006 10:07 AM
...Seeing as how the Guthries are from my hometown http://www.marveldatabase.com/wiki/index.php/Cannonball_(Sam_Guthrie) (Cumberland is less than five miles from where I grew up), it is right and true that they are protrayed as a Baptist familiy. Baptists are what people in my reigion understand - from their theology to their day-to-day practices.
From: "Where are all the Christian super heroes?" forum discussion, started 14 May 2007 on the Uber Christians website (http://uberchristians.org/vb/archive/index.php/t-673.html; viewed 2 August 2007):
05-14-2007, 05:32 PM
...Where are all the Christian super heroes? ...
05-15-2007, 01:25 AM
I was thinking of Nightcrawler... Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) was raised Calvinist... The Guthries (Sam, etc.) are Baptists...
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