|James Proudstar (Scenesys ID: 766)|
|Residence:||Salem Center, NY|
|Education:||High School Diploma|
|Groups:||Academy X, Xavier's School|
|Apparent Age:||19||Actual Age:||19|
|Date of Birth||2 Feb 2001||Played By|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
James Proudstar is the younger brother of the X-Man Thunderbird, who lost his life in the Global Invasion of 2012. He is presently a member of the X-Men's "farm team" and a resident of the Xavier estate. He has recently lost the other members of his Apache tribe in Arizona, due to a mysterious attack he does not yet know the origins of.
* 2001 - James Proudstar is born on the Apache reservation at Camp Verde, Arizona. He is preceded by an older brother, John.
* 2001-2007 - James grows up on the Reservation in relative poverty. He idolizes his older brother.
* 2008 - James' parents die in an automobile accident. John and other members of the tribe effectively become James' guardian. John's mutant powers manifest, a secret he shares only with James.
* 2011- John Proudstar leaves the Reservation to join the X-Men.
2012 - John Proudstar is a casualty of the Global Alien Invasion, fighting alongside the X-Men. James' mutant abilities first begin manifest in his rage over his brother's death. He swears revenge on Xavier for the loss of his brother.
* 2013-2015 - James' powers continue to grow.
* 2016 - James leaves the reservation to attack Xavier. While he succeeds in briefly capturing him and threatens to kill him over John's death, the X-Men arrive and subdue him, and he learns the truth behind his brother's death. James comes to realize that Xavier was not at fault. To honor him, and to learn more from people that fought alongside him, he agrees to attend Xavier's school.
* 2016-2019 - James is placed in the New Mutants group and learns alongside them, as well as getting into various misadventures that they really ought not to have.
Late 2019 - James Graduates from the High School portion of Xavier's School. He returns home to find that his tribe has been murdered in an attack by unknown assailants. Despite the assistance of the X-Men and the involvement of federal authorities, no clear indication of who is responsible is found. Having nowhere else to go, James returns to the X-Mansion, where he starts doing work as an assistant groundskeeper and handyman to "earn his keep."
* 2020 - Present Day, James continues as a member of the New Mutants/Academy X, still searching for the identity of whoever it is that murdered his tribe.
Jimmy has a lot of unresolved anger. Anger at his parents for dying while he was young. Anger at John for leaving him. Anger at himself for not being able to protect his tribe. On the plus side, he doesn't take it out on other people. Most of the time he's a pretty nice guy, honestly. On the downside he's got a lot that he's bottling up and that just isn't healthy, especially since some of that anger and resentment he hasn't even fully recognized the reasons behind it.
In a fight, James very much becomes a different person. Not that he isn't already courageous and such, but he's...quippy. Not like...Spider-Man quippy but certainly a lot more lively and boastful than he is when he's not in the middle of a scrap. It's almost like he feels that fighting is pretty much the one thing he's really good for.
James is far from "dumb muscle" despite his abilities. He is fairly clever and capable of coming up with plans and stratagems beyond just "punch it til' the problem goes away." While he's not really a leader-type he can occasionally give insightful advice to those that are, and can be a valuable source of support for those leaders when needed. He is fairly creative and reacts well to rapidly changing circumstances, capable of altering his approach to problems pretty easily if the current one isn't working.
James generally tends to be a pessimist where matters concerning himself are concerned. He generally doesn't expect things to go his way in...virtually anything, really, except maybe straight-up scrapping. Even when they DO go his way he's more inclined to believe it's a pleasant fluke than a real turnaround. A lot of this plays into and feeds off of his depression. He's had a pretty rough life in a lot of ways, and it's still hard for him to fully realize that things actually have gotten markedly better for him.
When James sets his mind on a goal, he pursues it relentlessly. Whether it's studying for a test or a somewhat elaborate scheme to get revenge for his brother's death, he will take extraordinary measures to get it done, even if most of the time it just amounts to a fair bit of putting extra effort into things.
James is not always the easiest guy to befriend, if only because of his mostly-introverted nature, but those that do have a friend that will seriously go to bat for them early and often, even to his own detriment. He's very much a "shirt off his back" kinda guy.
James isn't exactly the most talkative guy. He's usually mostly-polite and responds if spoken to or when actively engaged in a conversation, but he's not the most likely to initiate a conversation unless it's with someone he's particularly comfortable with or there's a particular need for it. He doesn't come across as slow or ineloquent, but he's still probably a "man of few words."
James possesses a degree of durability on par with his physical strength: He can withstand close-range gunfire with only light bruising and generally it would take some pretty heavy artillery to seriously hurt him (barring specialized means of attack). He can go toe-to-toe with those of class 100+ strength levels and stay on his feet...at least for a little while.
James possesses sensory capability far beyond normal humans. He can see objects with clarity at distances up to mile or so. He can also see clearly in low-light conditions, though complete darkness still blinds him. His hearing is sharper than normal people as well, allowing him to hear at about ten times the range of a normal person. His sense of smell allows him to track by scent, and is roughly akin to a canine predator. His mind is structured to naturally accept this level of sensory input so he isn't overwhelmed by it, but he has learned to "tune out" a great deal (particularly with his hearing) more for other peoples' sake than his own.
James can run at speeds of up to about 75 miles per hour. He can also perform enormous leaps that can cover distances of about a mile or two at a time.
James can keep operating at maximum physical output for up to a couple or three days before he gets exhausted, and can recover from such exertions at a rapid speed (needing just a day or so of rest). He's not IMMUNE to fatigue but he builds it up very slowly. For psychological reasons though, he prefers to sleep at least every other night, if not every night. If he's got to pull a couple all-nighters in a row, though, he'll likely be OK.
James can press approximately 70 tons, and his strength level is continuing to develop.
While James possesses a great degree of resistance to injury, even if he IS injured he recuperates at a rate considerably faster than normal people. While not nearly as swift as Wolverine's or even close to Deadpool's, James' healing factor can get him back on his feet in hours, days, or weeks when it would take a normal person days, weeks, or months. It would take a very serious wound to keep him out of things for longer than a month. He is also extremely resistant to drugs, toxins, and disease, though particularly potent or pointedly tailored varieties can affect him (if often in less severe ways). In short, he's pretty hard to kill, at least through physical means.
Work In Progress:
James is still young, and likely has up to several years yet before he reaches the pinnacle of his power. At his uppermost limits he will probably be able to press 100+ tons, with commensurate increases in durability, speed, and stamina. He has the potential for superhuman reflexes and even more sharp superhuman senses. He also doesn't know it yet, but eventually he might develop the ability of flight, even if it's something he will (at least initially) find extremely odd and mildly embarrassing. Either way though, that's a few years off, and at present it's simply worth noting that those with a strong grasp of the science of mutants might mark James as someone with exceptional potential, at least in terms of raw physical capability
James was an above-average student and more so a very hard worker during his education at Xavier's. He has a decent grounding in the basic academics one would expect from a high school graduate with decent grades, and a better degree of retention than most. It's fairly impressive given that he started out considerably "behind" in his learning prior to settling at the School.
James is well versed in this history, language, customs, and legends of the Apache people. He is particularly well-trained in their traditional fighting and hunting techniques as well.
James has practiced a fair degree of tumbling, swimming, climbing, running and leaping. He is very physically coordinated, and his mutant abilities enhance that to an exceptional degree. The underlying point being, James tries to better himself by overlaying skill and practice on top of his natural abilities.
If there is one area that James has absolutely excelled in with his training, it is his combat abilities. He picks up on fighting techniques and skills incredibly quickly, and is already a very formidable hand-to-hand combatant who is skilled in the use of knives, hatchets, and staves. He still has plenty that he can learn, but he's well on his way to being a very fearsome fighter, particularly combined with his physical abilities.
James grew up poor, which meant that his family often had to make do with what they had. As a consequence, James has a pretty solid grounding in general "handyman" kinds of skills, as most repairs and improvements around his family home had to be done by the family itself. This also includes landscaping and gardening. James could probably find a job doing this kind of work fairly easily if he wanted to.
James has had training in resisting telepathic and mental intrusion. His stubborn and focused nature and even to an extent the depression he suffers from make him a little bit more effective at this than the average bear. It's still nothing that an even moderately powerful telepath couldn't get through with effort, but it's enough that he comes across as very "buttoned up" to incidental and light telepathic scans. Even his surface thoughts are usually hidden. If he's aware of the telepathic intrusion he can try to focus on resisting, which does further reinforce these techniques, but he's not a psionic himself, so these skills only go so far in providing protection from a determined psychic attack.
Despite his bulk, James can be surprisingly stealthy. He knows how to minimize sound when he moves and camouflage techniques for staying hidden in many different terrains. Obviously this is a bit more difficult in brightly colored costumes, but either way he can be very good at sneaking around or up on people.
James is familiar with the techniques of tracking people through virtually any earthbound terrain, even without the use of his enhanced senses. When you DO factor in his enhanced senses it is very difficult for any quarry to elude him without exceptional effort or abilities and/or equipment specifically suited for that kind of evasion.
James is a member of the Academy X team. He is generally friendly with the team (and vice-versa). While James is willing to go to bat for just about anyone at Xavier's, the Academy X team are who he tends to care about the most. He's got their back, and they've got his.
Almost everything James has, is through the generosity of Xavier's School. Food, shelter, clothing, medical care, even a little bit of spending cash...he's pretty much taken care of, mostly because prior to joining them he basically had nothing. James has access to the school grounds and facilities and all that said access entails. A relatively recent "graduate" of the primary education section, James tries to earn his keep by helping with groundskeeping and handyman tasks and general errand-running, as well as occasionally helping out with Phys Ed classes.
James has a whole lot of unresolved issues with his older brother. He idolized John, so finding out that he was perhaps largely responsible for his own fate has been a major blow for him. Likewise he holds a bit of resentment towards John for having left when he did, feeling it may have contributed to the destruction of their Tribe. Above all though, he feels like someone should pay for John's death, but he no longer knows where to direct that anger now that he feels Xavier and the X-Men weren't really to blame. It's a whole ball of emotional issues that either needs to be unravelled or explode, but the latter is probably going to be messy if it does.
James suffers from depression, and not just a temporary one brought on from what he's been through, either. He has days that he barely sees the point of getting out of bed. He has thoughts about finding a fight he can't win just to be done with it all. It's a struggle he deals with more days than not. So far, he's managed to keep it from overwhelming him and puts on a brave front. One day he might not.
James has lost a lot of people he cares about, so he tends to be extremely protective of those remaining friends he has. He'll be the first to jump into harm's way to defend them physically, and won't hesitate to push back if they're taking flak verbally or otherwise. While he's a formidable threat, that doesn't mean he's immune to getting in over his head or causing inconvenient conflict when he gets overzealous about this sort of thing.
While James has worked on techniques to "tune out" a lot of his sensory input, mostly for other peoples' privacy than for his own sake, there can be a bit of lag on how "shielded" he is, and attacks that attempt to overwhelm his senses (particularly scent and hearing) can be successful in stunning him for several moments or even rendering him unconscious if potent enough.
Hand-in-hand with his overprotective tendencies, if someone does manage to hurt someone James cares about, he will move heaven and earth to make sure they get what they deserve in kind, to a level that could fairly be called obsessive.
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|A Bicycle Built For Two||April 7th, 2021||James, Jubilee, Rogue, Rachel and Kitty go for a bike ride and roller skate to enjoy the Spring day.|
|Heroes Assemble: The Musical||April 1st, 2021||These guys might live it down...MIGHT. Singing and April Foolery|
|American Mutant Gothic||April 1st, 2021||After Negasonic doesn't come home at night, James, Illyana, Kitty and Julio go searching for her, with Nori also showing up at the mall where they find her. The birthday of Ellie's dead father makes for emotional moments.|
|Excercise and conversation||March 29th, 2021||How do you solve a problem like James Proudstar?|
|A problem shared is a problem that winds up on Jeans desk.||March 26th, 2021||Ororo, James, Jimmy and Talia try to enjoy a nice sunny day only to have Laura spoil it somewhat by turning up with a dossier full of information about N.O.W.H.E.R.E|
|Feast of Souls: Red Ink||March 22nd, 2021||Oh no, bad dreams? Whatever could it be? Candygram! Demon-shark!|
|Xavier School Staff Meeting||March 21st, 2021||The meeting was had, followed by a cookie fight!|
|Not Quite Afterparty||March 21st, 2021||Sandwiches and chatting over things best left unsaid.|
|Trouble in Ibiza Pt. 2||March 18th, 2021||All's well that ends well|
|Brisket Night!||March 13th, 2021||Friday Brisket happens at Xavier's. Everyone comes to eat and to meet the new kid. Plans are made to do this again.|
|Stolen Trinkets: James Proudstar||March 10th, 2021||In seeking her own truth, Ruth accompanies James on a vision quest and learns a shocking revelation in regards to his tribe.|
|Trouble in Ibiza||March 8th, 2021||The plot is laid?|
|On The Look For A Missing James||March 5th, 2021||Ellie looks after the missing James, and finds out why he went off on his own.|
|Dani & Jim together again||March 5th, 2021||The Resistance grows|
|Lazy Sunday||March 1st, 2021||A relaxing evening turns tense as personalities clash.|
|Theresa Cassidy's coming Ho-oh-ome||February 21st, 2021||Siryn arrives at the Mansion|
|Sadie Hawkins Dance||February 20th, 2021||Xavier's students, faculty, and guests enjoy a Sadie Hawkins Dance For Gifted Youngsters. Christian Frost makes an appearance. Mom and Dad almost enjoy a dance but the kids refuse to behave. Logan skips town to avoid karaoke.|
|Tank Training||February 19th, 2021||Learning Hurts|
|Do you want to build ANOTHER Snowman||February 18th, 2021||Snow Golems & Monopoly|
|Unexpected visitor||February 17th, 2021||Magneto comes to the Mansion. James and Emma meet him at the gates and escort him to Charles' office. Nobody died.|
|A History Lesson in Demons and Limbo!||February 16th, 2021||Megan gains a bit of insight into Illy and Limbo.|
|Happy Birthday Sam Guthrie||February 11th, 2021||Everyone comes out to celebrate Sam turning 21!|
|Full Metal Racket||February 3rd, 2021||Never forget big brother can and /will/ kick your butt.|
|Henry & Jim in the Lab||February 3rd, 2021||Wounds tended and mystery revealed|
|A Little Night Air||February 1st, 2021||Nicole and James Proudstar cross paths on the Bow Bridge in Central Park. A new friendship is made.|
|Emma Frost Presents: A NIGHT OF WONDER||January 28th, 2021||Emma hosts a gala style event at Xaviers for the students. Some fun is had, some trouble is had, some news breaks.|
|Dance Dance Socialize||January 25th, 2021||No description|
|Harpying On About Trouble||September 27th, 2020||Harpies are how Warpath burns off steam.|
|Kumbaya, My Friends||August 31st, 2020||Trees!|
|It Came from the Deep: Kittery, Maine||August 17th, 2020||Bobby, Illyana, Julio, Gabby, James, and Lorna all fight tooth and nail to stop a Lurker feeding frenzy from tearing apart a small town in Maine.|
|Hunting Down the Three||August 14th, 2020||No description|
|Mystic Pizza||July 31st, 2020||Just a quiet night eating pizza and playing pool|
|Two Wild Kinneys Appear!||July 19th, 2020||James Proudstar runs into Gabby and Laura by the lakeside. Some conversations about about moving into the Mansion and certain ground rules about firearms ensues.|
|Hail Tabby, The Olive Queen||July 9th, 2020||Birthday Dinner for Tabby! Yay!|
|Kingmaker: Where Would You Go||July 2nd, 2020||Julian, Illyana, and their team goes to Limbo to make a deal....|
|Kingmaker: What Would You Pay||July 2nd, 2020||Julian gets an email from his parents and incidentally learns a very unhappy truth.|
|Kingmaker: When Does It End||July 2nd, 2020||Julian's soul has been recovered! We're saved!
Or are we?
|Kingmaker: What Does It Mean||July 2nd, 2020||Plans are made! Stealth, guile, trickery... easy enough, right?|
|Kingmaker: Was It Worth It||July 2nd, 2020||Julian has his soul back after a bit of blood magic to restore it. One day, they'll take their vengeance on The Three, but for now? Julian is whole again.|
|Proportionate Responses||June 24th, 2020||X-Force is discussed, and an idea of a team is formed...|
|Petite Theft Yachto||June 20th, 2020||Theft!|
|Senior Trip||June 11th, 2020||In Monaco, Roulette is caught cheating with her powers and a deal is made for her freedom and funds.|
|The Smell of Victory||June 11th, 2020||The collected young mutants face their new arch nemesis, the Swedish speedster, Fart!|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards: Team Two||June 6th, 2020||A hard fight, and the hostages are saved!!! But they are not whole, and it may be some time before they are...|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards - Team 1||June 6th, 2020||Cyclops leads a team of X-Men into an all-out brawl with|
|So This Is What Punching Bags Feel Like||June 1st, 2020||A fairly battered and bruised Warpath talks about the day's battles with Magik and Boom-Boom.|
|A Sinister Plot: Julian's Tale||May 31st, 2020||Julian awakens and shares what he remembers.|
|A Sinister Plot: Interlude: Special Delivery||May 27th, 2020||Julian appears on the lawn! Scott and Jean arent clones! Rogue thinks we are all crazy!|
|A Sinister Plot: Malicious||May 25th, 2020||The X-Men fight the Marauders to search for their missing friends! Side One|
|A Sinister Plot: Everybody's Coming to Get Me||May 25th, 2020||The hunters find out who took Julian, which only leads them further down the rabbit hole.|
|A Sinister Plot: Interlude: The Returned||May 25th, 2020||Armed with new information, the X-Men make more plans.|
|Sometime Around Midnight||May 25th, 2020||When you're lost, look to friends for help.|
|Not Forgotten At All||May 24th, 2020||A team of Xavier's folks go out of find what happened to their companions... and find more questions than answers.|
|Danger Room: LEEEEROY...||May 11th, 2020||Success! Dazzler is freed from the Mojoverse after FIRE!|
|Graduation Reception||May 9th, 2020||Graduates were celebrated, food was eaten, fireworks were shot off.|
|A Day in the Life||May 6th, 2020||Alex and Emma stop by the X-Mansion to let people know they're going on a trip and chat with Illyana, Marie-Ange, Warren, and James while they're there. Cookies are had.|
|A Sinister Plot: Lost But Not Forgotten||May 3rd, 2020||The X-Men discover people are missing in action. Panic sets in, and groups split to start planning investigations and rescues.|
|On the First Day of Jenny's Birthday...||April 26th, 2020||On the first day of Jennymas, Jenny gave to everybody: cake. And got an awful lot of awesome gifts.|
|Xaviers: Grill Out and Chill Out||April 24th, 2020||A fun time by the pool at Xaviers!|
|Hunting for Jeanasaurus Rex||April 23rd, 2020||Jean was found! And brought back to the mansion. Also, Sauron is in deep dino doodoo.|
|Sometime Before Midnight in the Garden of Mostly Good, Really||April 23rd, 2020||A few New Mutants chat in the Garden, and decide to go Dinosaur-seeking. Tomorrow.|
|Winds of Change: Savage Lands Part Two||April 22nd, 2020||The X-men make it to the Savage Land, and collect the items needed for Hank to cure the dino-problem! Next-- Sauron!|
|Genosha Expedition I||April 11th, 2020||The X-Men travel to Genosha to establish a safehouse and meet an unfriendly welcome committee led by their old enemy, Unus the Untouchable|
|Hellfire Club Genosha Spring Benefit Part III||April 10th, 2020||During the Spring Gala, a collection of Hellfire Club VIPs and their guests enjoy(?) the company of the Black Queen....|
|Materiel Girl||April 8th, 2020||Bye bye, Blackbird but hello feathers, fangs and free hugs!|
|Goth Goth Baby||April 7th, 2020||A group of teenage mutants end up storming the castl....err Hellfire Club. NOTHING BAD HAPPENS.|
|Brotherhood vs Xmen: Sentinel Payback||April 6th, 2020||Mystique acts!|
|The Morning After - Repository of Secrets||April 6th, 2020||Ooh, future talk.|
|Sam showing Alexis some of his hang outs.||April 5th, 2020||And that is what they call|
|How Many Rules Did We Break Today||April 4th, 2020||What starts as a mostly innocent walk in the woods ends up taking a turn for the mischievous, and then ends up going to (a figurative) Hell, courtesy of a certain Queen of Limbo.|
|Lakeside Conversations||April 3rd, 2020||A handful of X-People converge on the shore of Breakstone Lake. Introductions are made, and discussions of current events are had.|
|Many Happy Returns...or At Least One!||April 2nd, 2020||James Proudstar runs into a familiar face at the X-Men, newly returned from not-so-sunny Genosha.|
|DANGER: The Ice Fields||March 31st, 2020||Ice spiders bad, cocoa good, and shovels are valuable mutant adventuring gear!|
|And Several Hours Later||March 31st, 2020||James stops by with food for Kitty, and the two commiserate about lost friends and family.|
|DANGER: Band Camp||March 31st, 2020||Explosions, broken robots, and a kickass performance.|
|Don't Ask What We Did Last Night||March 30th, 2020||No one gets between Emma and what she wants. Which is probably a nice bubble bath, a book, and another chapter in Guide To Dealing with Crazy People.|
|Roller Derby Privilege Party||March 30th, 2020||Pizza, grumpy Julian, Doug jokes, bodyslamming!|
|The Proud and the Damned||March 29th, 2020||Barghest is dead. James used a sword. Illyana punched the ground.|
|Moving Forward||March 28th, 2020||A bit of self-induced seclusion gets interrupted by Gabby, and results in a recent-events update from Doug Ramsey to James Proudstar.|
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