Real Name: Narya Easton
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Snowbird can mystically assume the form of a female human being, as well as that of any animal native to northern Canada, gaining each animal's special abilities. If she holds an animal shape for too long, her personality may become animalistic. Snowbird also has mystical senses that allow her to detect magical energies, sense the presence of great mystical evil, and achieve limited postcognition. Furthermore, Snowbird possesses superhuman strength and is capable of flight.
Narya's origins trace back to ancient times when the Eskimo Gods of the North battled the mystical Great Beasts for the fate of the world. Ultimately both parties were exiled from Earth, and as such the Gods sought to create an agent to prevent the Beasts' return. To that end, Nelvanna, goddess of the Northern Lights, mated with a human. With the midwifery assistance of Sarcee mystic Michael Twoyoungmen, Nelvanna gave birth to a daughter, Narya. Twoyoungmen bound the infant to the lands of Canada, allowing her to assume human form; however, she would weaken if she left Canada's borders.
Twoyoungmen raised the rapidly maturing Narya as his own daughter, and both were soon recruited into Alpha Flight as Shaman and Snowbird. Narya was given the human cover identity of RCMP Records Officer Anne McKenzie, as whom she met and fell in love with fellow officer Doug Thompson. Snowbird and her teammates protected Earth from the Great Beasts, but when Narya married Thompson and became pregnant with his child, the outraged Eskimo Gods banned her from their realm. When Narya went to the Arctic alongside Doug and Shaman to give birth, the necessary magic accidentally revived the evil Pestilence, who had lain dormant underground there. Pestilence possessed Snowbird's newborn son and aged him into an adult, intending to menace Earth with his powers of death and decay. In the ensuing battle, Thompson and the baby were killed by Pestilence, and Vindicator was forced to kill a Pestilence-possessed Snowbird. The souls of Narya, her husband, and their child were then welcomed into the Gods' realm.
Snowbird's spirit occasionally returned to Earth until she was resurrected through a combination of science and magic by the terrorist organization Advanced Idea Mechanics. Rescued by Alpha Flight, she rejoined the team.
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #120
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Alpha Flight (1983)
Alpha Flight (1997)
#19 Alpha Flight (2004)
- 'Alpha: Omega, Part 2'#20
- 'Alpha: Omega, Part 3'
#2 Alpha Flight (2011)
- 'You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me 2 of 6'#5
- 'You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me 5 of 6'#6
- 'You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me 6 of 6'#11
- 'Days of Future Present, Past Participle Part 3'#12
- 'Days of Future Present, Past Participle Part 4'
#0.1#1 Alpha Flight Special (1992)
- 'Pride of a Nation'#2
- 'Born on the First of July'#3
- 'Powered & Dangerous'#4
- 'With Many, Strength'#5
- 'The Last Refuge'#6
- 'A Murder of Crows'#7
- 'Pride of a Nation (Redux)'
Amazing X-Men (2014)
#10 Astonishing Tales: Snowbird (2009)
- 'World War Wendigo! Part 3 of 5'#11
- 'World War Wendigo! Part 4 of 5'#12
- 'World War Wendigo! Conclusion'
Astonishing X-Men (2004)
Black Panther (1998)
Chaos War (2010)
Chaos War: Alpha Flight (2011)
Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002)
#3 Classic X-Men (1986)
- 'The Devil You Know'
#44 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Elegy & Her First and Last'
#405 Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
- 'Terror is Tomorrow!'#643
- 'Back in Blue Part 3'
#1 Fun and Games Magazine (1979)
- 'When Titans Chuckle!'
Generation X (1994)
Hercules: Fall of an Avenger (2010)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
#53 Incredible Hercules (2008)
- 'Mayan Rule: part 1: Bloodletting'#54
- 'Mayan Rule: part 2: Reunion'#55
- 'Mayan Rule, Part III: Kukulcan'#56
- 'Mayan Rule IV'#57
- 'Mayan Rule Conclusion'
#117 Marvel Age (1983)
- 'The God Squad Part One Of Sacred Invasion'#118
- 'Dream Time Part Two Of Sacred Invasion'#119
- 'Sacred Invasion Part Three: Contact'#120
- 'Infinite Names The Finale To Sacred Invasion'#133
- 'Road of Trials'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
Marvel Heartbreakers (2010)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
#1 Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
- 'A Gathering of Heroes! Chapter 1'
Mephisto Vs. ... (1987)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004 (2004)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 (2005)
#56 Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
- 'Clear Waters Remembered! [Total War part 5]'#57
- 'Scenes of Destruction on Every Hand! [Total War part 6]'#58
- 'A Plague of Insects! [Total War part 7]'
#12 Secret Wars II (1985)
- 'Triumphs and Tragedy'
#4 Silver Surfer: The Enslavers (1990)
- 'Love is the Answer!'#9
- 'God in Man, Man in God!'
The Avengers (1963)
#272 The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
- 'Assault on Atlantis'
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
#272 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Weirdsong of the Wen-Di-Go!'#277
- 'What Friends Are For!'#278
- 'Everybody Loves a Parade, Right?'
HC The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#12 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Here Come The Thunderbolts!'#13
- 'The Skrull God!'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'A: From Abomination to Avengers Quinjet'#10
- 'S: From Shi'Ar to Sub-Mariner'
#1 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Abomination to Batroc's Brigade'#19
- 'Book of the Dead (Nuke to Obadiah Stane)'
The Uncanny X-Men Annual (1992)
The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
HC Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica (2009)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
Uncanny X-Force (2013)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
#120 Universo Marvel (2005)
- 'Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!'#121
- 'Shoot-Out at the Stampede!'#139
- '...Something Wicked This Way Comes!'#140
- 'Rage!'#140 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Rules of Engagement, Part 1 of 2'#422
- 'Rules of Engagement, Part 2 of 2'
What If...? (1989)
#23 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If the All-New All-Different X-Men Had Never Existed?'#59
- 'What If Wolverine Had Remained a Captive of Alpha Flight?'#62
- 'What If Logan Battled Weapon X?'
#129 Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection (2017)
- 'Survival of the Fittest, Part One: Whatever it Takes...'#143
- 'Stay Alive, Part 2 of 3'#172
- 'Stay Alive! Conclusion!'#173#179
- 'Of Lesser Demons...'
TPB vol. 02 Wolverine Saga (1989)
- 'Wolverine by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection Vol. 2'
#1 Wolverine: First Class (2008)
- 'Book One: Beginnings'#3
- 'Book Three: The Man Reborn'
Wolverine: Origins (2006)
#15 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
- 'Swift and Terrible, Conclusion'#33
- 'Weapon XI: Part 1'
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
X-Men/Alpha Flight (1985)
#1 X-Men/Alpha Flight (1998)
- 'The Gift - Part 1'#2
- 'The Gift - Part 2'
- 'Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot'
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