1 a person who smashes something
2 a very attractive or seductive looking woman [syn: stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish]
3 a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang" [syn: hit, smash, strike, bang]
- To smash
Smasher is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Fictional character biographySmasher is a long-time member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. He is superhumanly strong and durable, and can fly under his own power. He can "download" powers via the special goggles that he wears; so far he has been seen to obtain in this manner "penta-vision", which may be a form of clairvoyance or X-ray vision, and the ability to travel into hyperspace ("4-space") without a vehicle. He has been romantically linked with Plutonia.
When Cassandra Nova was decimating the Shi'ar empire, Smasher was one of the few entities that managed to personally protect the empress Lilandra. Under protest, Smasher is ordered to travel to Earth to warn the X-Men about the threat Nova posed. He crash lands in a field full of cows. He does not make it to the mansion until well after the Imperial Guard, brainwashed by Nova, were attempting to kill the X-Men. His presence manages to convince the Guard to fight against Nova, although he and the others were swiftly defeated by her.
Later, he is killed by Vulcan, a powerful mutant who attempts to conquer the Shi'ar empire.