Slipstream (comics)

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearance(As Davis Cameron)
X-Treme X-Men#6
(As Slipstream)
X-Treme X-Men #10
Created byChris Claremont
Salvador Larroca
In-story information
Alter egoDavis Cameron
SpeciesHuman Mutant/Shi'ar hybrid
Team affiliationsX-Men
AbilitiesLimited space-time manipulation and reality warping capabilities that enables him to conjure a "Warp Wave"
Psychic navigation
Use of a shortened metal surfboard
Ability to take other people through the Warp Wave through increased concentration to maintain the wave

Slipstream (Davis Cameron) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted as a superhero associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Salvador Larroca, he first appeared in X-Treme X-Men #6 (December 2001).

He is a mutant, able to generate a "warp wave" for the purpose of teleportation. He and his sister Lifeguard were briefly members of the squad of X-Men featured in the series X-Treme X-Men.

Fictional character biography[edit]

He and his sister Heather lived perfectly normal lives at Surfers Paradise in Australia. They did not know that their actual father was an underworld crime lord known as Viceroy. Upon his death, they were attacked.[1] When Heather's life was endangered, Davis was informed by Sage that although he was never meant to be a mutant (his latent mutant gene was supposed to be passed down to his children), his mutant power might be helpful to her. He agreed to let her activate it, gaining a teleportational ability in the form of the "warp wave".[2] Together with Storm and Thunderbird III, he and his sister defeated their attackers.[3] Following these events, both siblings join Storm's team of X-Men.[4] Davis had a brief romance with Storm.[5]

Later, when infiltrating the ship of the intergalactic warlord, Khan, Heather develops a more avian look, leading to speculation that the two have Shi'ar heritage.[6] Ultimately, Davis is unable to see past his sister's alien appearance and leaves the X-Men.[7]

Slipstream is confirmed to be among the mutants who lost their powers as a result of M-Day.[8]

Following the creation of the Mutant Nation of Krakoa, Slipstream was somehow repowered and became a loyal citizen of Krakoa and is seen helping fight off the Russian Armed Forces that attacked the island.[9]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Slipstream can teleport via a funnel of trans-spatial energy also called a "warp wave", to any place on earth. Warp waves use superstrings to connect any two locations on Earth. He can can take other people through the warp wave, but requires increased concentration to maintain the wave when traveling with others. Sensitivity to displacement energy signatures enables him to track other teleportations, and use his warp wave to follow. He usually navigates with the use of a shortened metal surfboard.

Other versions[edit]

X-Men: The End[edit]

In X-Men: The End, a title presenting one possible future of the X-Men, Slipstream works freely for the slavers. It is eventually revealed that he is seemingly controlled by Cassandra Nova. His powers have also further developed to the point that he can now transverse the warp-wave across inter-galactic distances.[10]



  1. ^ X-Treme X-Men #6
  2. ^ X-Treme X-Men #8
  3. ^ X-Treme X-Men #9
  4. ^ X-Treme X-Men #9
  5. ^ X-Treme X-Men #10-14
  6. ^ Heroic Age: X-Men #1
  7. ^ X-Treme X-Men #19
  8. ^ New Avengers #18
  9. ^ X-Force (vol. 6) #11
  10. ^ X-Men: The End #1-6
  11. ^ June 09, Darren Franich Updated; EDT, 2022 at 12:31 PM. "Let's rank every X-Man ever". Retrieved 2023-01-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Smith, Gary (20 August 2017). "15 Superheroes Marvel Wants You To Forget". CBR. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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