Arclight was once a soldier serving in American peacekeeping forces during a conflict in Southeast Asia. The experiences there severely traumatized her, and she retains bitter memories of that place. She used her rage to fuel her bodybuilding, which she further used to augment her mutant abilities.
At some point, Sontag became a member of the Marauders, a team of superhuman assassins brought together by the mutant thief Gambit when he was in the employ of the enigmatic Mister Sinister. On Sinister's orders, the Marauders massacred the underground community of mutants known as the Morlocks. Arclight is possibly the cruelest of the Marauders, taking great delight in murder and mayhem and always eager to prove herself up against an opponent with a reputation. In the course of the massacre, the Marauders, including Arclight, clashed with various superhuman champions, including the superhuman mutant adventurers known as the X-Men. Her physical strength was gained half due to her mutation and half to her obsessive body-building, her defense against the wartime nightmares which still plagued her in secret.
Powers and Abilities
- Shockwave Generation: Arclight can direct a wave of energy by striking a victim with her hands or feet. This typically creates a massive shockwave, damaging and/or disorientating all within her line-of-fire, shattering objects, creating shock waves. Her hands give off a bright light upon impact.
- Superhuman Strength: Arclight possesses superhuman strength allowing her to lift approximately 50 tons.
- Superhuman Durability Arclight possesses a high degree of durability, protecting her against such damage as impacts caused by being struck by superhuman opponents.
- Superhuman Endurance Arclight's endurance is far superior to a normal human's.
Arclight is trained in covert ops, and is an above average hand-to-hand combatant.
Strength Class 50
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- Dyed her hair Purple. She has dyed it blue and pink as well.
- Arclight's codename comes from the B-52 bombings during the Vietnam War, also called Operation Arc Light.
- Appearances of Philippa Sontag (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Philippa Sontag (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Philippa Sontag (Earth-1010)
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