- Real Name: Longshot
- AKA: The Lost Messiah, The Lucky One, Jumping Jack, Ziggy Stardust, Leather Boy, Leather-Queen
- Family: Arize (creator); Alison Blaire (Dazzler) (wife); Gaveedra Seven (Shatterstar) (“father”/clonal source)/son); Lois London (Mortis) (sister-in-law)
- Base of Operation: Formerly Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York; X-Factor Investigations Headquarters, New York City, New York, Detroit, Michigan; mobile; Mojoworld, Mojoverse; Cooterman’s Creek, Australian Outback, Australia; Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California
- Identity: No Dual Identity
- Citizenship: Mojoworlder
- Martial Status: Separated
- Occupation: Adventurer; formerly movie stuntman, rebel leader, slave
- Education: –
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
- Weight: 80 lbs (36.29 kg)
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Blond
- Unusual Feature: Three fingers and a thumb on each hand, leather-like skin, hollow bones, two hearts, left eye that glows
- Origin: Clone/son (and father) of Shatterstar engineered to fight the Spineless Ones: Engineered clone of an engineered mutant clone/mutant hybrid; Son/father paradox/time loop. (Doesn’t consider himself a mutant)
- Universe: Mojoverse but sometimes resides in the Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
His father is also his son. Time Paradox hurt my head. Introduced in Longshot #1 (1985) by Ann Nocenti, Arthur Adams and Carl Potts, Longshot comes from universe ruled by the Spineless Ones, their leader being Mojo. Mojo used TV to control his minions, creating various program using genetic clones for their entertainment. The clones creator Arize eventually planned to use these clones to rise up against Mojo. Using the DNA of Shatterstar, who is in reality Longshot and Dazzler’s son sent back in time, he created Longshot. Like all the clones, Longshot was forced to work for Mojo but would eventually rise up against him.
Unsuccessful in defeating Mojo, Longshot eventually found himself on Earth. Mojo would follow him to Earth and would kidnap and capture his friend, Ricochet Rita, transforming her into Spiral. Longshot went back to the Mojoverse and was on the verge of defeating Mojo until Mojo teleported him back to Earth. He would eventually be found by the X-men, where he met and fell in love with Dazzler. Longshot would remain with the X-men for year before eventually returning to the Mojoverse with Dazzler to fight against Mojo. The two were eventually married and were blessed with a child but were made to forget the baby who was sent 100 years into the future and grew up to become Shatterstar. After believing to have killed Mojo, they would remain in the Mojoverse to raise the X-babies but it was believed that Longshot was killed later when Dazzler returned to Earth by herself.
However, it was revealed that he was alive and captured by Mojo. He was rescued by the Exiles and would join the team soon after, but at the price of his memories. The team would eventually arrive on the Prime Earth where they teamed up with the New Excalibur, where he was reunited with his wife. However, his memory loss eventually cause them to break up and he would go onto join the X-Factor Investigations. He would remain with that team until they disband. His most recent appearance was when Mojo travelled to New York to try and turn it into his world. He aided the X-men in defeating the tyrant but Mojo escaped and was stuck in the Prime universe. He has since being trying to hunt him down.
Though he was one of the main X-men throughout most of the 80/90, Longshot has had very few figures over the year. His only Marvel Legends (so far) was part of the Mojo series.
Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Mojo Series – Longshot
- This is Longshot as he appeared in his original series right up until he joined the X-factor Investigation team. As I always say, it has been drawn differently by different artists over the years.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- This is one that most X-men fans will want for their collection especially if you had gotten the vintage Dazzler figure. He will also be needed for a Exiles collection as he was on the team for quite a while.
- Does it need a remake?:
- Yes. While this figure still holds up today, it has many things wrong with it, particularly that hand.
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.