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Sean Cassidy
BansheeHS-XMFC
Alias(es) Banshee
Appeared in X-Men: First Class
Status Deceased
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, also known as 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.

Biography

X-Men: First Class

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.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

During a harsh confrontation between Charles Xavier and Magneto on a plane, Eric reproaches over the death of Azazel, Angel, Emma Frost and Banshee.

X2: X-Men United

His name appears on a list of names Mystique scrolls through on Stryker's computer while looking for Magneto's file.

Powers and Abilities

  • Sound Wave Generation: Banshee was able to generate and create powerful sound waves.
  • Sonokinesis: Banshee was able to manipulate sound waves.
  • Super Sonic Scream: 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 also had the ability to use it underwater for sonar.
  • Flight: Banshee can hover or fly at the speed of sound.

Relationships

Behind the scenes

  • Irish actor Robert Sheehan was originally cast as the character but dropped out due to commitments to Misfits.

Trivia

  • 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.

Appearances/Actors

Gallery

X-Men:First Class

Videos

See Also

MDB

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