Forearm (Michael McCain)

The Religious Affiliation of
Michael McCain

Religion: mutant supremacist CBR Scale: S

Name: Forearm

Alter Ego: Michael McCain

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The New Mutants (vol. 1) #86 (Feb. 1990): "Bang! You're Dead!"

Creators: Louise Simonson, Rob Liefeld, Bob Wiacek

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 40

Teams/Affiliations: Mutant Liberation Front

Enemy of: X-Force

Gender: female

Forearm (Michael McCain)


From: "Forearm", on the Cerebra's Files website (; viewed 13 February 2009):

Real Name: Michael McCain

Affiliation: Mutant Liberation Front (M.L.F)

Aliases: Michael McBride

Alternate-X Versions: None

Codename Etymology: Pronounced fôr-ärm' [From Middle English, "before" + Old English, earm]; The section of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.

Powers: Forearm, like Barbarus, has four arms and is very strong. He is one of the few decent members of the M.L.F., and was good friends with Dani Moonstar. His last name has been given as both McCain and McBride, hence the confusion.

Though Forearm was apparently killed by Anaconda (via a broken neck) in the "Bloodsport" tournament in Madripoor, he has since reappeared. It is possible that his neck was only sprained, not completely broken, or he had access to a healer.

This character is in the following 6 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #86 (Feb. 1990): "Bang! You're Dead!"

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