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I found you. Trust me, I can find him
— Thunderbird

Thunderbird (birth name John Proudstar) is a main character on The Gifted. He is a Mutant with super strength, invulnerability, foresight, and heightened senses.

He comes from an Apache and military background. He is also the leader of the underground network. Thunderbird is often seeking out mutants who are on the run from the Sentinel Services, in search of refuge.[1]

Character Description Edit

"The strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network."[2]

Backstory Edit

Season 1Edit

Personality Edit

There isn't much to be said of Thunderbird's personality at the moment, but he is a very militant minded individual with vast skills and leading capability.[1]

Physical Appearance Edit

Skills and Abilities Edit

  • Physical Invulnerability:
  • Superhuman Strength: He is incredibly strong. Far stronger than any human could possibly be. The full extent of this strength has yet to be seen.
  • Tracking Skills:
  • Foresight: This ability allows him to see glimpses of the near future, as well as traces of the past.[3]
  • Heightened Senses:

Appearances Edit

Season 1
Episode Status
Pilot Appears
A New World N/A
Pick a Side N/A
Reunion N/A
To Be Announced N/A
To Be Announced N/A
To Be Announced N/A
To Be Announced N/A
To Be Announced N/A
To Be Announced N/A


Trivia Edit

  • The casting information for Thunderbird was initially presented as a character named "Sam".
  • He made his first appearance in 1975 comic series titled "Giant-Size X-Men #1".

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 San Diego Comic Con 2017 Interview
  2. Fox’s Marvel series casts its first mutant
  3. San Diego Comic Con 2017 Interview

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