- "You just have to be born lucky, I guess."
Christopher Kismet was born in Manhasset, New York on November 22, 1983 to a Canadian father and an American mother. Chris' mother died some time when he was a child, probably between the age of seven and twelve, based on what he said.[source?]
His father was an amateur hockey player, who could never quite make it to the pro's after an injury. Chris tried following in his father's footsteps and played hockey in high school, but quickly stopped when he couldn't take his father's constant criticisms. Chris was also somewhat of a ladies man in high school, which only exacerbated when his mutant powers first manifested, even getting girls to fall in love with him upon first sight.
After graduating, he had a bit of a falling out with his father, when he told him he was going to form a band and primarily concentrate on that.
Personality and traitsEdit
- ―Chris Kismet
that training to become an actor or stuntman
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Probability Field Manipulation: Longshot had the ability to affect probability fields through psionic means in order to give himself "good luck" in his activities. This allowed incredibly unlikely events to happen in Longshot's favor. This ability was tied into the positive aspects of his personality. For example, when he attempted to use his powers for a selfish or dark act, his powers would fail to function or even backfire, giving him bad luck.
Psychometric Insight: He could also telepathically "read" the recent memories of a person by making physical contact with him or her.
Psychometry: Longshot could read "psychic imprints" that people left on objects after handling them. Sometimes he could even look into the future of the person or object he touched.
Superhuman Attractiveness: He also had some degree of supernatural attractiveness which tended to compel women to fall in love with him upon first sight.