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Jay Guthrie
a student at Xavier Institute

Jay Guthrie, who is known as "Icarus," is the younger brother 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. Jay's older sister Paige (codenamed "Husk") was a member of the mutant team of students known as "Generation X."

Jay Guthrie, like all of his siblings, was raised in a devout Baptist family. The degree to which he has continued to practice that faith since leaving home is unclear.


From: comments section on "The Beast is an Episcopalian" page on "" blog website, posted 1 February 2006 (; viewed 10 May 2006):
Posted by: Michael at February 3, 2006 10:07 AM

...Seeing as how the Guthries are from my hometown (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: "Where are all the Christian super heroes?" forum discussion, started 14 May 2007 on "Uber Christians" website (; viewed 2 August 2007):

05-14-2007, 05:32 PM

...Where are all the Christian super heroes? ...

Texas Lynn
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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