One of Marvel Studio’s newest trademarks is a unique team of Canadian Superheroes called Alpha Flight. The team is a government operation that would serve as Canada’s answer to the Avengers. This eclectic group of heroes had a variety of equipment and resources at their disposal. The following are some of the more unique items that gave Alpha Flight an advantage.
Guardian’s Battle Suit
The first item that made Alpha Flight unique was Guardian’s battle suit. The suit enables Guardian 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. However, one drawback is that the teleportation unit moves Guardian long distances and removes him from the battle. The suit was stylized with a red maple leaf like the Canadian flag much like Captain America’s uniform is based on the United States flag.
Shaman’s Medicine Bag
Shaman carried a mystical device called the Medicine Bag. He uses the Medicine Bag to pull out various items needed to combat villains or assist other members of Alpha Flight. The bag allows Shaman to pull items, substances and energy from other dimensions. The bag seems to anticipate what Shaman may need and he can summon specific things to use. The Medicine Bag makes Shaman one of the most powerful mystics on earth. The bag also gives Shaman various mystical abilities for brief periods of time such as levitation.
Alpha beacon was a device that summoned various members of Alpha Flight together. The signal would alert the members selected and summon them to the location needed. The beacon could be used to select any number of members of Alpha Flight. It could also be used to summon members of the reserve groups of Bata Flight and Gamma Flight.
Alpha Flight is unofficially sponsored by the Canadian government and a secret section called Department H. Department H would locate individuals with special abilities or super powers and recruit them into the program. Various resources were given primarily to Alpha Flight for their use as needed. When the program was disbanded, Alpha Flight has not formal base of operations or ongoing resources.
The unique nature of Alpha Flight makes them an incredible team for the newest of Marvel Studios franchise. The development of ongoing story lines and future movies will reveal much of the equipment that Alpha Flight depends on.