Black Tom Cassidy
Black Tom Cassidy
Personal Info:
Real Name: Thomas Samuel Eamon Cassidy
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
First Appearance: Uncanny X-men 101
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Partner of Juggernaut
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Banshee and Siryn
Creators: Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum
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Energy Projection: Black Tom possesses the mutant ability to project energy, such as blasts of concussive force, heat, and plasma. Cassidy can only project energy to a very limited extent unless it was focused through another object, often his shillelagh. During the time when his entire body was suffused with organic material, he had limited invulnerability to most forms of physical attack, could merge with other wooden and organic material, and could control plants in addition to the full powers of his energy blasts.
Invulnerability to Sonics: Black Tom is invulnerable to all forms of sonic attack.
Thomas "Black Tom" Cassidy was the true heir to the fortune and estate of Cassidy Keep in Ireland until he wagered it and lost to his younger cousin, Sean, now known as the mutant hero Banshee. Later, both he and Sean vied for the love of Maeve Rourke, although Sean prevailed and eventually married her.
While still a young man, Cassidy turned to crime as a way of seeking thrills. He soon became a professional criminal and mercenary. At one point, he was imprisoned in a Third World country, where he met and formed a friendship with Cain Marko, a.k.a. the villainous Juggernaut. The two escaped using Cassidy's powers, which he normally kept secret. (It is known that Cassidy was at least once imprisoned due to his cousin's police work as an agent of Interpol. Whether this imprisonment was referred to remains unclear.) Cassidy and Marko became partners, especially after Marko became the superhumanly powerful Juggernaut.