The newest Marvel Studios move is to trademark several new titles for future films. There were several films that had names that might be familiar but Marvel trademarked a team of superheroes from Canada. Alpha Flight has been called Canada’s answer to the Avengers but might have more in common with the X-Men.
Not all of the characters from Alpha Flight have a comparing member of the Avengers because both teams have some very unique members that compare with no one. Here are some basic comparisons between the Avengers and the new kids on the block Alpha Flight.
Guardian and Iron Man
Both Guardian and Iron Man gain their abilities from suits of armor. Neither have any super powers on their own but both are brilliant inventors. Guardian has a suit that is not necessarily armor but has similar abilities to Iron Man. Both can fly, both can take heavy punishment and both can fire beams of energy at opponents.
Snowbird and Thor
There does not seem to be much comparison between Snowbird and Thor when it comes to super powers or abilities. Thor controls lightning and wields an incredible hammer as a weapon. Snowbird has the ability to shape shift into Canadian animals. So what do they have in common? Both characters are demi-gods. Snowbird is the offspring of one of the Eskimo gods and a human. She is the shown protector of Canada.
Sasquatch and the Hulk
Sasquatch and the Hulk are the sheer power for both teams. Sasquatch can transform himself into a giant beast with superhuman strength and endurance. The Hulk is transformed when Bruce Banner gets angry but Sasquatch has the ability to transform at will. There was some speculation about Sasquatch being exposed to Gamma Radiation, just like the Hulk, but it was later discovered that his powers were mystical in nature.
Shaman and Doctor Strange
Shaman is the Alpha Flight expert on everything mystical. Doctor Strange will add the same element to the Avengers, if and when Marvel adds him to the roster. Shaman is of the medicine man traditions of northern Canada and carries a mystical Medicine Bag that allows him to produce needed materials to use his mystical abilities as attacks or assistance to fellow Alpha Flight members.
Puck and Captain America
Puck has no super human powers and Captain America received the super soldier serum. Puck is most like Captain America due to his fighting ability and his sheer toughness. Puck adds the scrappy fighter element to the Alpha Flight team.