The life of James Proudstar seems to be partially defined by tragedy. He grew up hardly knowing his older brother, John, but nevertheless held him in high regard, watching him become a local hero. Later, his brother would be recruited into Charles Xavier's X-Men, taking the code-name Thunderbird, but he died on one of his earliest missions. Just before Thunderbird's funeral in the Western Desert, Proudstar stole his brother's body and gave him a traditional Apache warrior's funeral rite. Blaming Xavier for his brother's death, Proudstar accepted an offer from Emma Frost, then the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, to join her team, the Hellions. He took the costume and code-name of Thunderbird in his brother's memory.
Standard recipe: Doc Sampson head, Hulkling body, painted flat black then put in the silver on suit. Skin is a flat brown, wanted to make him a bit more Indian and not so anglicized, also put some silver highlites in his hai so it would be so flat. Belt is from one of the X-men Beast (that way I didn't have to paint an x on it...shakey hands). Knives are from Clown Face. Comments and suggestions welcomed.