It’s day three of our X-Men Origins: Wolverine countdown and boy howdy are we excited! Today I thought I’d give a little shout-out to one of the minor mutants (don’t worry, he’s legal) slated to appear in the film.
I’m not going to lie to you. This kid lasted 17 issues (in a span from October 1995 to May 2004). So here’s the skinny on Christopher Bradley, the electrifying Bolt. Played by Dominic Monaghan in the film, Chris Bradley is essentially a cock-asian Static Shock. He can absorb ambient charges of static electricity from the surrounding atmosphere and discharge it by touch or as a concentrated beam. His powers manifested at his home, causing a power outage. The next day at school, while dealing with the typical hormone-frenzy that is high school, Chris got a taste of his full power. He unleashed electricity all over the school and was rescued by Phoenix and Gambit.
He got the standard invite to the Institute (I’m still waiting on mine, any day now) and after some disagreements with his best friend, Chris headed to Graymalkin Lane. After some training with the X-people it was discovered that Christopher had contracted a strain of the Legacy virus. He goes a little crazy, finds a mentor in Maverick, decides to be a hero, finds out Maverick has died, dons his mantle and is subsequently killed by Maverick the First in a tragedy of errors.
An interesting story and we’ll see how they change it for the film, like make it…not super-depressing?
-Wednesday love from the windiebird