Strong Guy (Marvel)
Real Name: Guido Carosella
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Aside from his immense size and strength, Guido can temporarily transform kinetic energy into a strength increase.
+ Berserker Strength
+ Inertia Absorption
+ Super Strength
+ Unarmed Combat
Guido Carosella was a typical kid who was tormented and bullied by others. That all changed the day his mutant powers developed. Guido has the ability to absorb kinetic energy. While trying to get away from some bullies, Guido was struck by a bus and absorbed the energy.
Because he did not release the energy immediately, his body swelled and the growing muscles became disproportionate. Although Guido was no longer bullied by his peers, the gentle giant was still perceived as being different and separated from them. Soon after, his parents were in a freak accident when a satellite fell on them. Guido was able to settle out of court and received a huge sum of money. Unfortunately, he did not have good judgment when it came to spending his money. Soon his finances were just about depleted.
+++ X-FACTOR +++
Some time later, Guido is recruited by the U.S. government to become a member of the new incarnation of X-Factor. At a press conference, he reveals his new superhero name: Strong Guy. He also develops a strong bond with fellow team member Jamie Madrox, A.K.A Multiple Man, on account of their shared sense of humour.
While on a mission with X-Factor, Guido throws himself on a bomb, absorbing the blast, in order to protect Lila Cheney. Upon absorbing more energy than his body can handle, he suffers a heart attack and is hospitalised. After being healed by Forge, Guido decides to accompany Lila Cheney in her travels rather than return to X-Factor.
Strong Guy was created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz and first appeared in The New Mutants Vol.1 issue 29 (1985).
First Appearance: The New Mutants (1983) #29
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#11 All-New X-Men (2016)
- 'Stranger to Ultimo'
Alpha Flight (1983)
#107 Avengers Academy (2010)
- 'Rage Against the Dying of the Light!'#110
- 'Bare Bones'#127
Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Black Panther (2005)
Chaos War (2010)
#30 Death of X (2016)
- 'This Evil Unleashed'#31
- 'Punch-Out on the Intergalactic Express!'
Decimation: House of M - The Day After (2006)
#77 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'El día más largo parte I'
#367 Heroic Age: X-Men (2011)
- 'By Reed... Betrayed!'
Hot Shots: X-Men (1996)
Infinity Crusade (1993)
#2 Infinity War (1992)
- 'The Damned'#4
- 'Mortal Sins'#5
- 'Holy War!'#6
#1 IvX (2017)
- 'Chthonic Maneuvers'#2
- 'Ethereal Revisionism'#3
- 'Nefarious Rhapsodies'#4
- 'Mortiferous Artifice'#5
- 'The Animus Engagement'
Kid 'n Play (1992)
M.A.X. Yearbook (1993)
#1 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'Soul of a Gumshoe'#2
- 'The Chicago Whey'#3
- 'Dead Dirty Pool'#4
- 'The Bigger Heat'#5
- 'Once Burned, Twice Shy'
#41 Marvel Age (1983)
- 'The Dark Doppelgangers Descend'
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
#1 Mys-Tech Wars (1993)
- 'Take a Wakanda Wild Side'
#1 Nation X: X-Factor (2010)
- 'Strange Screams of Death'#3
- 'Darkness Visible'#4
- 'When The Battle's Lost and Won'
New X-Men (2004)
#45 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Messiah Complex, Chapter Eight'#46
- 'Messiah Complex, Chapter Twelve'
Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (1995)
Punisher kills the Marvel Universe (2001)
#38 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Whose War Is this Anyway?'
#31 Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
- 'The Darwin Awards, Part 2'
#4 Spider-Man and X-Factor: Shadowgames (1994)
- 'My Dinner with Doom?'#5
- 'Double Jeopardy'
#1 Strong Guy Reborn (1997)
#1 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'The Heart of the Matter'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Marvel X-Men Collection (1994)
The New Mutants (1983)
#29 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Meanwhile, Back at the Mansion...'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
#8 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Power Play'#19
- 'True Believers'
#105 What If...? (1989)
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 2 of 3: Soul Gauntlet'#106
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 3 of 3: Judgement Day'
#46 What The--?! (1988)
- '...What If Cable Had Destroyed the X-Men?'#47
- 'What If Magneto Took Over the United States?'#60
- 'A What If... X-Men Wedding Album'#69
- 'What If... Stryfe Killed the X-Men?'
Wonder Man (1991)
#13 World War Hulk: X-Men (2007)
- 'Into Infinity'#14
- 'Infinite Memory'#15
- 'Shadow of the Infinite'
#2 X-Factor (1986)
- 'Sworn to Protect'#3
- 'Sworn to Protect'
#1 X-Force (1991)
- 'Star Power'#3
- 'The Big Bang'#4
- 'Lines in the Sand'#6
- 'The Butterfly Defect'#7
- 'Two Meetings, One In Person, One Not'#8
- 'Collision Course'#9
- 'Trust Issues'#10
- 'X'd Out: Part 1'#11
- 'X'd Out: Part 2'#12
- 'X'd Out: Part 3'#13
- 'Multiple Issues: Part 1'#17
- 'X-Cell: Part 1'#18
- 'X-Cell: Part 2'#19
- 'X-Cell: Part 3'#20
- 'X-Cell: Part 4'#21
- 'Chapter 3 - The Isolationist'#22
- 'Chapter 7 - The Isolationist: Part 2 - Natural Order'#23
- 'Chapter 11 - The Isolationist: Part 3 - True or False'#24
- 'Chapter 15 - The Isolationist: Part 4 - Conclusion'#27
- 'Messiah CompleX: Chapter 11'#28
- 'The Only Game In Town: Part 1'#30
- 'The Only Game In Town: Part 2'#31
- 'The Middle East Side is Burning'#32
- 'X-It Strategy'#33
- 'The Darwin Awards, Part 1'#34
- 'The Darwin Awards, Part 3'#35
- 'Best Intentions'#36
- 'The Big Bang'#37#38
- 'Smart Business'#39
- 'Multiple Birth'#41
- 'Back & There Again'#42#43
- 'Timely Events'#45#46
- 'X-It Strategies'#47#48
- 'The Cortex Equation'#49#50
#14 X-Men Forever 2 (2010)
- 'Fingers on the Trigger'#15
- 'The Camel's Back'#30
- 'The Ties that Bind'#41
- 'Dreams Die!'#206
- 'Messiah CompleX: Chapter 9'#207
- 'Messiah CompleX: Chapter 13'
X-Men Legacy (2008)
#209 X-Men Unlimited (1993)
- 'From Genesis to Revelations: Part 2'
X-Men: The 198 Files (2006)
X-Men: The Ultra Collection (1994)
X-Men: The Wedding Album (1994)
#1 X-Tinction Agenda (2015)
- 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue & Gold'
X-Treme X-Men (2001)
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