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smasher

Noun

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]

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English

Noun

  1. Something that, or someone who, smashes
  2. An attractive person (see also smashing)

French

Verb

  1. To smash

Conjugation

Extensive Definition

Smasher is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Fictional character biography

Smasher 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.

Other versions

In the alternate future of X-Men: The End Smasher is a veteran Guardian on duty when the plans of the series main villain is revealed. He attacks with a small group of other Guardians. They are all slain, Smasher's neck is snapped.

In other media

In the X-Men Animated Series, Smasher appears in The Phoenix Saga and The Dark Phoenix Saga alongside the rest of the Imperial Guard.

Inspiration

Several of the members of the Imperial Guard are at least partly based on members of the DC Comics team Legion of Super-Heroes. (Dave Cockrum, co-creator of the Guard, also had a long run as artist on the Legion. Smasher is based on LSH member Ultra Boy.
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