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Biographical Information
Real Name: Lance Alvers
Alias: Avalanche
Age: 17–20
Species: Mutant
Originally From: Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Relatives: Unnamed Parents
Affiliations: The Brotherhood
X-Men (Briefly)
Bayville High School
Deerfield High School (Formerly)
Interests: Kitty Pryde (On/Off Again)
Physical Description
Gender: Male
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Brown
Height: 6'2
Character Information
Powers: Vibration Emission
First Appearance: X Impulse
Voiced by: Christopher Grey

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"You're making it yours Kitty. Once you own it, nothing can
own you.
Lance to Kitty

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Avalanche is a grungy, hot-headed and rebellious loner, is the The Brotherhood's field leader, and is known for his rivalry with the straight-laced, X-Men leader, Cyclops.

Like his Marvel Comics book counterpart, Avalanche possess geological manipulation-based powers by generating seismic waves from his hands. Avalanche is often irrational and driven by his temper, but as the series progresses, he becomes more mature and pragmatic, taking on a more morally ambiguous role. He is reluctant to be a villain, rather, he is angered by societal hatred and contempt for mutants, whether good or evil. Avalanche has been known to lapse into heroic roles, such as joining the X-Men.

While Lance is mostly irritated by his teammates, he tends to act as the "caretaker", only committing petty crimes to pay for bills and groceries.

Physical appearance

Lance is taller than average men of his age and has a muscular and solid frame. He has dark, brown hair that he keeps long and messy. He also has brown eyes. His skin complexion is a tan-olive color, and his features are vaguely Mediterranean, especially his nose, which is fairly large, but somehow manages to fit his face. Lance usually wears a brown, leather vest over a black shirt with torn jeans that have tears around his knees. He wears brown boots and black, fingerless gloves are worn on his hands.

His battle suit consists of a full, navy blue bodysuit with maroon accents and a high collar. He covers it with silver-colored body armor and shoulder plates. His boots have metal plates attached and he wears gauntlets over his arms. He wears a helmet of a clear material which looks like glass, but it's lighter and does not shatter easily.

Powers and Abilities


Avalanche has the power to generate powerful seismic waves from his hands, which he can use to highly destructive effects. These seismic waves can cause any form of inorganic matter to shatter or crumble to dust. When directed at large objects, like a building or the earth itself, these seismic waves create effects similar to those of an avalanche or an earthquake within localized areas.

Unlike Avalanche's comic counterpart; his seismic waves seem to be able to affect organic material, as well as inorganic material, although not to the same extent. Avalanche does not need to touch an object for these seismic waves to work. He can aim and direct them within his line of sight. Avalanche himself is immune to the effect of these seismic waves.

Avalanche's power to generate seismic waves gives him a limited degree of geokinesis; telekinetic power to control earth-based materials; such as stone. He can use these seismic waves to create thrusting pillars of rock for ranged attacks, create trenches and earthquakes, and even redirect earth-based substances to an extent.

Originally, Avalanche would suffer from powerful headaches whenever he used his powers. But as of season two, this does not seem to affect him. Avalanche also had difficulty controlling his powers and would fight by simply bringing down whatever he could with his powers. After the first season, Avalanche has shown some considerable control, being able to focus his powers to create localized trenches and focus them on specific locations.





  • In the Marvel comics, Avalanche's real name is; "Dominikos Ioannis Petrakis".
  • The character of Avalanche as portrayed in the X-Men Evolution animated series appears to be an amalgam of the characters of Avalanche and Rictor in the mainstream comic. While bearing the codename "Avalanche" and a similar costume to the comic villain, the character named "Lance Alvers", physically resembles Rictor from the comic books and channels his powers in the same way. Alvers is also a much less willing villain, at one point even joining the X-Men. Alvers' ethnicity is never clearly defined in the series, although his skin color is slightly darker than much of the main cast. Much like Kurt Wagner's name was mispronounced on the show, some fans have speculated that his surname may be a corrupted form of Alveres or Alverez.
  • Specific to this universe, Lance has a relationship with Kitty Pryde.
  • Lance is the only teen member of the Brotherhood of Mutants to own a vehicle.

In other media

  • This is Avalanche's second animated role, his previous one was in X-Men: The Animated Series.
  • Avalanche appears in Wolverine and the X-Men.
  • Avalanche has appeared in X-Men Legends as a boss.


Season One
X Impulse X Impulse Rogue Recruit Mutant Crush Speed & Spyke Middleverse Turn of the Rogue
Spykecam Survival of the Fittest Shadowed Past Grim Reminder The Cauldron I The Cauldron II
Season Two
Growing Pains Power Surge Bada-Bing Bada-Boom Fun and Games The Beast of Bayville Adrift On Angel's Wings African Storm Joyride
Walk on the Wild Side Operation: Rebirth Mindbender Shadow Dance Retreat The Hex Factor Day of Reckoning I Day of Reckoning II
Season Three
Day of Recovery The Stuff of Heroes Mainstream The Stuff of Villains Blind Alley X-Treme Measures The Toad, the Witch,
and the Wardrobe
Self Possessed Under Lock and Key Cruise Control X23 Dark Horizon I Dark Horizon II
Season Four
Impact No Good Deed Target X Sins of the Son Uprising Cajun Spice Ghost of a Chance Ascension I Ascension II