Sunday, November 6, 2011


Real Name
Heather McNeil-Hudson


Adventurer, former government liaison, florist, secretary, housewife


Place of Birth
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Known Relatives
Ramsey McNeil (father), Claire McNeil (mother), Becky McNeil (sister), six unidentified brothers, James MacDonald Hudson (
Guardian, husband), unnamed daughter

Group Affiliation
High-school graduate


120 lbs.



None. But, as Vindicator, Heather's wore a Electromagnetic suit that allowed her to manipulate electromagnetic energies. As Guardian, Heather wore her husband's Geothermal suit which allowed her to control geothermal energy--melting rock and manipulate the resulting lava, create jets of lava, and create both hot and cold jets of water, including jets of steam and cooling sprays of water. The suit can also absorb heat into its power cells, provides its wearer with a personal force field, and enables feats of super-strength and super-speed.

Heather is a master combat strategist, and received combat training in hand-to-hand combat from Puck and Wolverine.

Other Info
Forced to take a full-time job at an early age to help support her family, Heather McNeil worked as a secretary for the Am-Can Petroleum Company in Edmonton, Alberta. There she met James MacDonald Hudson, a scientist who had invented an armored suit intended for geological exploration. McNeil was attracted to Hudson, who was her elder by many years; however, the pair fell in love. Soon afterward, to prevent the military using his suit as a weapon, James stole his suit and ran away--Heather joined him. (To learn about Guardian, click on the highlighted name above.)

Soon afterward, Heather and James were married. On their honeymoon in Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park they encountered the mutant Logan who was in a savage state. With Heather’s help and care Logan was able to reclaim his humanity. This act of kindness forged an unbreakable friendship between Heather and Logan. (To learn about Wolverine, click on the highlighted name above.)

Later, Heather supported her husband in the forming the Canadian Goverment's Department H. In addition, she supported him in becoming a superhero and forming the super-team Alpha Flight. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about Department H and/or Alpha Flight. Note: Beware of some revealing outfits on the Alpha Flight's bio page.)

Sometime later, after Department H is dissolved, Heather brought the members of the disbanded Alpha Flight together to battle Tundra of the Great Beasts. With this initiative creating a spectacular success, the team decided to continue operating Alpha Flight as an independent group. However, before Alpha Flight had been back together for long, Heather witnessed the apparent death of her husband James.

After the apparent death of James, Heather was asked to lead the team by the other members of Alpha Flight. Heather reluctantly accepts and initially leads the team purely as a non-combatant, but later joined in combat once again. On one mission, Heather led Alpha Flight on a mission with the X-Men, and was actually temporarily transformed by Loki into what he referred to as a "demi-god" (she was given increased abilities and powers that put her above all other humans). However, Heather rejected these powers when she and the other heroes realized that it was all a plan by Loki to contain and control all of Earth's powerful magics for his own use. The two teams then beat Loki. (To learn more about the X-Men and/or Loki, just click on their highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit on Loki's bio page of him in his woman-form.)

Eventually, after many dangerous encounters, Heather adopted a copy of her husband's battle-suit. Later, through extensive training by Wolverine, Heather was able to hold her own in a battle. After being trained, Heather teamed with Wolverine against Lady Deathstrike, and took on the name "Vindicator." (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Lady Deathstrike. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit on Lady Deathstike's bio page. Also, Heather in her Vindicator battle-suit is shown in the third picture posted above.)

Later on, Heather became stranded in the Savage Land, and formed the mutated natives into a team called Alpha Prime. To learn about the Savage Land and/or Alpha Prime, just click on their highlighted names above.)

Heather eventually donned a variant of James’s battle-suit as Alpha Flight’s leader. In a turn of crazy events, Heather's husband, James, returns from the dead. (In reality, James was not killed before, but was thrown backwards through time and space and captured by the alien race known as the Q`wrrlln.) Heather's suit was then altered to manipulate geothermal forces and took on her husband's code-name, "Guardian." (To learn about the alien race highlighted above, just click on their names. Also, Heather in her Guardian outfit is shown in the first, forth, and fifth pictures posted.)

Sometime later, Heather retired from active duty, taking up a position as Alpha Flight’s official government liaison. And soon afterward, Heather became pregnant and gave birth to her and James' baby girl.

Later, Heather was among the Alpha Flight members who were captured by the alien Plodex. After being rescued by a new Alpha Flight led by Sasquatch, Heather and James left Earth to transport the Plodex eggs back to their homeworld. (To learn about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names.)

More recently, Alpha Flight was brutally attacked by a new villain named "the Collective." The team's bodies were left in the Yukon Territory as the Collective continued on to the United States to wreak havoc. Heather was later confirmed dead by Sasquatch, who claimed to be the only surviving member of the team. (To learn about the Collective, click on the highlighted name above.)

To learn a tiny bit more about Vindicator, just click on the following link,

In the movie
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, after Wolverine escapes from Weapon X, he seeks refuge with an elderly couple named Travis and Heather Hudson. Opposite from the comics, Heather Hudson is much older in the movie when she first meets Wolverine, and she shows no signs of ever having a battle-suit.

1 comment:

  1. Even though she was portrayed so differently, I think it's good to pay homage to her friendship with Wolverine by putting her in the movie =)