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Able to generate "hot knives," blade-shaped darts of pure heat used as projectiles or occasionally, slashing weapons. He can also use them to form shields to burn incoming missiles or to generate thermals beneath him as he falls to slow his descent. Pete has excellent control of his knives, able to cause severe damage or just to stun.
Skilled in espionage, intelligence-gathering and firearms.
Wisdom is a former agent of the British intelligence agency Black Air, which was charged with the observation of, and interaction with, extranormal activity. After executing a clean sweep at a terrorist base in Ransaphan, Thailand, Wisdom retired from active duty as Black Air's resident expert on Genosha and mutant affairs in general.
He became the agency's liaison with the British superhero group Excalibur, whom he eventually aided in exposing Black Air's subversive criminal activities. Never the most popular bloke in the team, he became even less so when he started a relationship with the the young Kitty Pryde a.k.a. Shadowcat. Some team members worried that Kitty would only end up being hurt by the rougish Wisdom. Kitty's ex-boyfriend Colossus, having recently left the Acolytes, came to Muir Island seeking Kitty, and was shocked to spy her with Wisdom; not entirely in his right mind, he launched an unprovoked attack on Wisdom. The two came to blows and Colossus beat Wisdom almost to death, confining Wisdom to a wheelchair for some time. Though Wisdom was taken unawares and was drunk at the time, he managed to mount a defense which left Colossus in critical condition too. Following his romance with Kitty, Wisdom went on to create an independent espionage network to police the global intelligence community's treatment of mutants.
As the leader and mentor of X-Force, Wisdom, now sporting an eye-patch due to the loss of an eye, at one point seemed to have been killed by genetic terrorist Doctor Niles Roman. His demise was subsequently exposed as a ruse, however, as was the loss of his eye. Wisdom subsequently joined British intelligence agency MI-13.
Recently, in the wake of M-Day, Wisdom collaborated with Captain Britain, Sage, Juggernaut, Nocturne, Dazzler and others in battling the Dark X-Men, evil versions of the founding X-Men team and their mentor from an alternate reality. Subsequently, Wisdom called for the reformation of the team Excalibur, with the aforementioned as the prime members, even going so far as to procure a Home Secretary Decree indemnifying the Juggernaut of any crimes on British soil so that he could act as a full member of the team.
Pete Wisdom was initially created by Ellis and drawn by Ben Dilworth, in a pitch for "Electric Angel" for publisher Trident Comics. Wisdom was an angry young Essex man, with the power to summon electricity. Ellis said the character is based on Jack Regan from The Sweeney.
First Appearance: Excalibur (1988) #86
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Age Of Heroes (2010)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#12 Captain Britain and MI13 (2008)
- 'Ultragirl to Arnim Zola'
Annual 01 Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
- 'The Harrowing of Hell'#1
- 'The Guns Of Avalon: Part 1'#2
- 'The Guns Of Avalon: Part 2'#3
- 'The Guns of Avalon: Part 3'#4
- 'The Guns Of Avalon: Part 4'#5
- 'Hell Comes to Birmingham: Prologue'#6
- 'Hell Comes to Birmingham: Part 1'#7
- 'Hell Comes to Birmingham: Part 2'#8
- 'Hell Comes to Birmingham: Part 3'#9
- 'Hell Comes to Birmingham: Part 4'#10
- 'Vampire State: Prologue'#11
- 'Vampire State: Part 1'#12
- 'Vampire State: Part 2'#13
- 'Vampire State: Part 3'#14
- 'Vampire State: Part 4'#15
- 'Vampire State: Conclusion'
Deadpool Team-Up (2010)
Decimation: House of M - The Day After (2006)
#86 Fear Itself: Wolverine (2011)
- 'Back to Life'#87
- 'Back to Reality'#88
- 'Dream Nails 1: Dream Nails'#89
- 'Dream Nails 2: Easy Tiger'#90
- 'Dream Nails 3: Blood Eagle'#91
- 'Baby I Love You'#92
- 'I Want You'#93
- 'The Spire'#95
- 'Amplified Heart'#96
- 'Fire with Fire'#100
- 'London's Burning'#101
- 'After the Bomb'#103
- 'Bend Sinister Reprise'#104
- 'Buried Secret'#105
- 'Hard Truths'#106
- 'Portrait of the Artist'#107
- 'The Old Ways'#109
- 'Dragon Moon Rising'#110
- 'Hearts Bled Crimson'#111
- 'Broken Vows'#112
- 'For the One I Love'#115
- 'Death In Venice'#117
- 'New year's Evil'#119
- 'Preludes & Nightmares'#120
- 'Current Events'#125
- 'Tying the Knot'
#5 Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
- 'Under-Dressed and Under Duress'#6
- 'British Invasion'#7
- 'Stiff Upper Lip'#14
- 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic'#17
- 'All In'
Kitty Pryde, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1997)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
New Excalibur (2006)
#1 New Exiles (2008)
- 'Here We Go Again!'#2
- 'Cast a Giant Shadow!'#3
- 'Shadows on the Soul!'#4
- 'Old Times Now Are Not Forgotten!'#5
- 'Howling Mad!'#6
- 'So, Why Is It, I'm Not Dead!?'#7
- 'The Price of Friendship'#8
- 'Brain Storm'#9
- 'The Last Days of Camelot: Part 1'#11
- 'The Last Days of Camelot: Part 2'#12
- 'The Last Days of Camelot: Part 3'#13
- 'Unredeemed: Part 1'#14
- 'Unredeemed: Part 2'#15
- 'Unredeemed: Part 3'#16
- 'Fallen Friend: Part 1'#17
- 'Fallen Friend: Part 2'#18
- 'To Rise Again This Day!'#19
- 'The Game Begins'#20
- 'The Best Laid Plans'#21
- 'England Is Mine!'#22
- 'Turn Back The Clock'#23
- 'Too Many Ways To Die!'#24
- 'Two Captains, One Destiny...'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 13 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Valkyrior Steeds to Maximillian Zaran'
Pryde and Wisdom (1996)
#1 Revolutionary War: Alpha (2014)
- 'Mystery School'#2
- 'Mystery Walk'#3
- 'Mystery Train'
#1 Revolutionary War: Knights of Pendragon (2014)
- 'Part One: Tramp The Dirt Down'
#1 Revolutionary War: Omega (2014)
- 'Part Three: Swords of a Thousand Men'
#1 Revolutionary War: Super Soldiers (2014)
- 'Part Eight: No More Heroes'
#1 Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier (2010)
- 'Living In The Ruins'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#9 Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Ms. Marvel Versus The Super Skrull!'
#335 Wisdom (2007)
- 'Apocalypse Lives!'
#1 Wolverine (2014)
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 1: The Day the Fairies Came Out'#2
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 2: The Village that Walked Like a Woman'#3
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 3: Enter With Drag On'#4
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 4: Too Many Jacks'#5
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 5: Bows and Arrows Against the Lightning'#6
- 'The Rudiments of Wisdom, Part 6: Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow'
#6 X-Force (1991)
- 'The Madripoor Job - Part One'
#94 X-Force (2014)
- 'Artifacts & Apocrypha'#95
- 'Magnetic Distraction'#102
- 'Games Without Frontiers'#103
- 'Games Without Frontiers, Part 2'#104
- 'Games Without Frontiers, Part 3'#105
- 'Games Without Frontiers, Part 4'#106
- 'Murder Ballads, Part 1'#107
- 'Murder Ballads, Part 2'#108
- 'Murder Ballads, Part 3'#109
- 'Murder Ballads, Part 4'#115
- 'Epitaph Part 2'
X-Men Legends (2000)
X-Men Prime (1995)
X-Men: Die by the Sword (2007)
#1 X-Men: Legacy (2013)
- 'The Sword Is Drawn'#2
- 'First Blood'#3
- 'When Falls A Dream'#4
- 'When is Born the Nightmare!'#5
- 'Dawn of a New Day?'
#13 X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
- 'Hope and Glory Part 1'#14
- 'Hope and Glory Part 2'#18
- 'Wear the Grudge Like a Crown: part 3'#21
- 'For We Are Many'
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