The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Character
of Generation X and the X-Men
Paige Guthrie, who is known as the superheroine "Husk," is the younger sister of Sam Guthrie, the mutant superhero known as "Cannonball," who has been a member of the New Mutants and the X-Men, among other teams. Paige was a founding member of the team known as "Generation X," trainees at the Massachusetts Academy who studied under Emma Frost (the "White Queen") and Sean Cassidy ("Bandshee"). Paige was in many ways the heart of the team, and remained with them until they disbanded. Paige later joined the X-Men for a brief time before leaving with her new boyfriend, Warren Worthington ("Archangel").
Paige Guthrie, like all of her siblings, was raised in a devout Baptist family. The degree to which she has continued to practice that faith since leaving home is unclear.
The nature of Paige's romantic relationship with the much-older Warren Worthington (to whom she is not married) suggests that she is lapsed in the practice of the religious faith she was raised in.
From: comments section on "The Beast is an Episcopalian" page on "IFanBoy.com" blog website, posted 1 February 2006 (http://www.ifanboy.com/archives/000675.html; viewed 10 May 2006):
Posted by: Michael at February 3, 2006 10:07 AM
...Seeing as how the Guthries are from my hometown http://www.marveldatabase.com/wiki/index.php/Cannonball_(Sam_Guthrie) (Cumberland is less than five miles from where I grew up), it is right and true that they are protrayed as a Baptist familiy. Baptists are what people in my reigion understand - from their theology to their day-to-day practices.
From: "(OFFTOPIC) Sleepwalker and a RANT!" thread started 9 April 1996 on rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks/browse_thread/thread/530027d02cbeb884/7c688dd20f2f433c; viewed 13 June 2006):
Date: Wed, Apr 10 1996 12:00 am
Say, this [religious affiliations of the X-Men] would be a neat thread. My memory doesn't really remember a lot of the X-Men having stated a religion... Anyone know any issues where a X-Member professed his/her religion?
From: Blase Martin Louis
Date: Thurs, Apr 11 1996 12:00 am
...Cannonball (and by association, Husk) is some form of Protestant, maybe Baptist...
From: "Atheist superheroes?" thread, started 21 September 1999 on rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe newsgroup (http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe/browse_thread/thread/e8d686f0b20944a6/4d0bf3df5f0c4e8d; viewed 23 June 2006):
From: Carmen Williams
Date: Thurs, Sep 23 1999 12:00 am
Others on the list [of Marvel superheroes with known religious affiliations]:
Cannonball, and presumably Husk - Southern Baptist
[7 other characters listed]
From: "Where are all the Christian super heroes?" forum discussion, started 14 May 2007 on "Uber Christians" website (http://uberchristians.org/vb/archive/index.php/t-673.html; viewed 2 August 2007):
05-14-2007, 05:32 PM
...Where are all the Christian super heroes? ...
05-15-2007, 01:25 AM
I was thinking of Nightcrawler... Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) was raised Calvinist... The Guthries (Sam, etc.) are Baptists...
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