X-Force and Alpha Flight both come from the pages of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men. Alpha Flight appeared as Canada’s answer to the Avengers back in the late 70’s. X-Force is a newer title that first appeared in the early 90’s. Both teams have a great deal in common and the following is a comparison of their various members.
Not all of the characters from X-Force have a comparing member of the Alpha Flight because both groups have some extremely unique characters that compare with no one. Here are some basic comparisons between the Alpha Flight and the X-Force.
Cannonball and Northstar/ Aurora
Cannonball has the ability to control and focus combustion explosions that gives him the ability to fly through the air. Guthrie gains a near invulnerability when he is propelled, which gives him the ability to strike targets without harming himself. Northstar and Aurora are mutants with the ability to fly a superhuman speed. The ability to fly also allows them to move in place at great speeds to create massive series of vibrations.
Copycat and Snowbird
Copycat has the ability to duplicate any other person in appearance and cellular composition. The ability also allows her to mimic the powers and abilities of those she is copying. Snowbird has the ability to transform into various animals from the Canadian north. While in these animal forms, she can use their various abilities. For example, while Snowbird is in the form a bear, she gains size and strength or in the form of a bird, she gains the ability to fly.
Warpath and Puck
Warpath is an Apache Indian with the power of superhuman strength and speed. He may be most comparable to Captain America’s abilities. Warpath has been a member of the team X-Force and the X-Men. Puck has no super human powers but has incredible fighting ability. Puck is most like Wolverine due to his fighting ability and his sheer toughness.
Sunspot and Guardian
Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it into physical strength. One weakness that Sunspot has is that he must have access to solar energy to keep his strength. Once he runs out of solar energy, he powers down. Sunspot can also cast solar energy at targets with incredible heat and intensity. Guardian has a specialized battle suit that enables him to fly via the magnetic energy, create personal force fields and fire blasts of energy. The suit also has an emergency ability of teleportation and allows Guardian to avoid attacks that might inflict serious harm.
Domino and Marrina
Domino is a mercenary with incredible fighting skills and those skills are enhanced by her mutant power. She has the ability to change probability, which influences luck. The probability filed gives Domino good luck and the opponent bad luck. Marrina can be a ferocious warrior in hand to hand combat and has superhuman strength and agility. Her speed also is a factor when trying to fight her. Marrina is most powerful in the water and has increased strength, speed, agility and power while underwater.