Thursday morning brought the release of the final trailer for Deadpool 2. Laced between Deadpool’s references to both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes were introductions to the various members of X-Force. Among those introduced was Gaveedra Seven aka Shatterstar. Though the trailer only showed a few seconds of the “Prince of Blades,” there is plenty about him that makes him an intriguing character.
Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Shatterstar made his first appearance in 1991’s New Mutants #99. He is also the son of former X-Men Longshot and Dazzler. Fighting in the arenas of the extradimensional realm known as Mojoworld, Shatterstar honed his abilities as a warrior. When it comes to what makes him really deadly, look no further than his superhuman abilities. He has superhuman speed, dexterity, strength, one of the fastest healing abilities in comics, among other superhuman abilities.
His bones are also hollow, adding to his speed and acrobatic skills. But his two favorite things as shown in Deadpool 2‘s final trailer are his swords. However they’re not like the twin katana’s Deadpool wields. They contain a bio-electric current making it hard for anyone not Shatterstar to use them.
That’s right, Shatterstar also has the ability to channel powerful shock waves through his swords, and he also uses them to teleport. Despite his superhuman abilities, Shatterstar is not the perfect mutant. Sending those power shock waves and being able to teleport exhaust him. One teleport drains him of his energy and per the Marvel Database it takes two to four hours for him to regain it all back.
His armor is also bulletproof so he has added protection in combat. As you can see his armor in Deadpool 2 differs from his comic look a little bit. Gone are the over-sized brown shoulder pad and his vast array of pouches (A Liefeld staple). In is a white and grey suit with a smaller piece of shoulder armor, and his helmet is white as well.
See Shatterstar in all of his bladed glory when Deadpool 2 hits theaters on May 18th. Also if we can get a comic series about X-Force’s mustached member Peter that would be great! Fabian Nicieza also tweeted his want for one.