Sean Bernard (Earth-616) from Alpha Flight Special Vol 2 1 0002


Sean Bernard worked as a police officer at the Vancouver Police Department. Sean was in a very sticky situation when he met the man named Logan. He had just gunned down two of his fellow officers who had turned crooked, using the last of his bullets and was faced with the third who had a shotgun. Logan took the gunman without killing him and escorted Sean to Ottawa, where he woke the Prime Minister and had him draft Sean into the Canadian service. Sean was escorted to a ranch where he met some rather unusual people and underwent extensive training by Dr L., until he finally met James Hudson and found out why he was there. He had been recruited as a member of Canada's official super team, known as the Flight. Using a suit of armor that Hudson designed for planetary exploration, he was given the code name Groundhog.

On the Flight's first mission out, to stop Egghead from launching a nuclear payload into New York, many things went wrong, Smart Alec broke under the pressure, Wolverine could barely control himself and Saint Elmo had to sacrifice himself in order to save his friends. He left, disgruntled, telling Hudson, "If you want someone to wear that suit so badly, have the courage of your convictions----and wear it YOURSELF!" The charges were never laid against Bernard. He was last seen watching the unveiling of Alpha Flight.


Highly skilled police officer, trained in hand-to-hand combat and small weapons.

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As Groundhog, Bernard used an exploratory suit built by Am-Can designed by James Hudson with sophisticated sensory equipment. It could generate electromagnetic blasts and fly. The Groundhog suit allowed him to lift/press up to 10 tons.

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