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|Appeared in||X-Men: First Class|
|Actor||Caleb Landry Jones|
- "You like fish, I like fish too. Maybe we should get a bite sometime and talk about it."
- ―Sean Cassidy [src]
Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee, was a mutant with the ability of superhumanly powerful lungs, throat, and vocal cords could produce a sonic scream for various effects, in concert with limited, reflexive psionic powers which directed his sonic vibrations. He could hover or fly at the speed of sound.
Banshee's unique sonic blasts carry him into flight. Like other young mutants, Banshee's powers reach their full potential only under Charles Xavier's patient tutelage, and in a battle that will have global consequences.
Powers and abilities
Banshee had superhumanly powerful lungs, throat, and vocal cords, he can produce a sonic scream for various effects, in concert with limited, reflexive psionic powers which directed his sonic vibrations. He can hover or fly at the speed of sound. He also has the ability to use it underwater for sonar.
- Black Tom Cassidy - Cousin.
- Charles Xavier - Friend And Mentor.
- Alex Summers - Friend And Teammate.
- Hank McCoy - Friend And Teammate.
- Angel Salvadore - Friend And Teammate turned enemy.
- Erik Lehnsherr - Former Teacher turned enemy.
- Raven Darkholme - Friend and Teammate turned enemy.
Behind the scenes
- Irish actor Robert Sheehan was originally cast as the character but dropped out due to commitments to Misfits.
- In the comics, Banshee is from Ireland, in the film Cassidy is American.
- A ginger mutant with a gag on is seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was assumed that this mutant was Banshee. However, Banshee is said to have died before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
- In the comics, Siryn is his daughter. However, Banshee is supposed to have died before 1973 making it impossible for the film version to be his daughter.
- Canon (3 films)