Sunday, February 3, 2013

Beta Flight

Team Name
Beta Flight

Base of Operations
Department H, Ontario, Canada; formerly Tamarind Island, British Columbia, Canada 

Current Members 

Former Members
Box (Roger Bochs), Marrina, Puck (Eugene Judd), Flashback, Purple Girl (aka Persuasion), Manikin, Pathway, Goblyn, Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen), Feedback, Witchfire, Ghost Girl (Lilli), Ouija, Flinch, Flex, Radius, Murmur, and Manbot 

Other Members (Honorary, Reserve, etc.) 
Guardian (clone of James Hudson, mentor); Shaman and Windshear (former mentors) 

Other Info
When Guardian (James Hudson) and Department H of the Canadian government decided to create a super-human response team, he drafted several super-humans into a team he called "the Flight." The Flight's first mission pitted them against Egghead (Elihas Starr) and several of his hired super-human henchmen: Solarr, Porcupine, Rhino, Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne), Power Man. (Egghead was planning on launching a nuclear missile into New York City from a location within Ontario.) The Flight was able to stop him, despite the fact that Wolverine could barely control himself and that Smart Alec snapped under the pressure. In fact, in order to save the Flight, Saint Elmo had to sacrifice his life to absorb the explosion. Due to the failure of his first effort (having inexperienced and ill-trained members), Hudson revised his plans and created a three-tiered system for the Flight: Gamma Flight, Beta Flight, and Alpha Flight. Gamma Flight would be the initial training program; Beta Flight would be the next training program; and Alpha Flight would serve as the active super-human response unit. (To learn about the above highlighted characters and/or teams, just click on their names above.)

The first Beta Flight consisted of Box (Roger Bochs)Marrina, Puck, and Flashback. This team lasted until the entire Alpha Flight program and Department H was disbanded by the Canadian government for financial reasons. (To learn more about the original Beta Flight members, just click on their highlighted names above. Also, the team is shown in the first, third, and sixth pictures posted.)

After the return of the Alpha Flight, Vindicator (Heather Hudson) unofficially created a new Beta Flight team with several young super-humans recruits from the Alpha Flight team: Purple Girl, Manikin, and twins Pathway and Goblyn. The Alpha Flight helped and trained the younger team. Soon, both teams found themselves on a series of adventures, hopping from planet to planet and even from dimension to dimension. (To learn about Heather Hudson and/or the second Beta Flight members, just click on their highlighted names above. Also, most of this version of the team is shown in the fourth picture posted.)

Later, when both Alpha and Beta Flights finally returned to their reality, they returned to Canada. However, during the teams' disappearance, the Canadian government created a new Gamma Flight to replace Alpha Flight. Soon after this, all three teams clashed, and Alpha Flight was forced to go on trial. Ultimately, Alpha Flight rejected the government's support and decided to operate independently once more, and the unofficial Beta Flight continued to remain alongside them.

Later on, all three teams had to join forces against Llan the Sorcerer. During the battle, Gamma Flight was nearly destroyed; however, Llan was defeated. Afterward, Alpha Flight was again reinstated as Canada's official superhero group, with members of Gamma and Alpha Flights reshuffling into various levels of Beta and Alpha Flight. Now, Beta Flight consisted of Goblyn, Pathway, Purple Girl, Feedback, Talisman, and Witchfire, with Alpha Flight's associate Windshear acting as mentor.  (To learn about Llan and/or the third installment of the Beta Flight members, just click on the highlighted names above. Also, this third version of the team is shown in the fifth picture posted above.)

Unfortunately, after a climactic battle with the Horsemen of Apocalypse, both Alpha and Beta Flights, in addition to Department H, were dissolved--all members went their separate ways. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about the team.)

After some time, Department H was reinstated and a new Alpha Flight was formed. When investigating the new complex, Heather Hudson stumbled across a laboratory labeled Beta Flight with restricted access. It was later discovered that three young super-humans were kept in there as part of a covert, government operation. The three were Lilli, Ouija, and Flinch, and were presumably experimented upon. The three were invited to stay and join the Beta Flight. Lilli was even given a costumed identity of "Ghost Girl." (To learn about the three characters highlighted above, just click on their names.)

At some point, the teams were reshuffled once again and former Alpha Flight members (Radius, Flex, and Murmur) joined Ghost Girl as the new Beta Flight. (The three were deemed to need of additional training). And Guardian's clone, once believed to be the true Guardian, was instated as Beta Flight’s mentor.(Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters.)

More recently, it was revealed that both Radius and Murmur lost there powers due to the events of M-Day. Therefore, the current condition of Beta Flight is in question. (To learn about M-Day, click on the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day's bio page.)

To learn a little bit more about Beta Flight, click on the following link,

In the film X2, a "Beta Flight" folder appears on William Stryker's computer screen. (The team name is listed on the very top of the second picture posted above.)

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting- Canadian superheroes! =)And they beat a guy Wolverine struggled with. Cool =)