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The Canadien is a ladies’ man, culturally refined and quite simply the best at everything he’s ever attempted. He expects to win in everything he does and the other Guardians love and respect him. He’s fiercely independent and marches to the beat of his own drum.
He has jets strapped to his boots, inside the housing of the boots he has both hockey blades (for travelling across ice) and in-line skates (for everything else) that, when he fires off his rocket boots allow him to zip around town at incredible speeds. The Canadien has the ability of both Power Augmentation and Power Absorption, meaning he can copy the powers of any of the other Guardians as long as he’s within a few miles of them. Through the use of Power Augmentation, the Canadien can also enhance the powers of his Guardian teammates. Just as in the NHL, all the teams are excellent in their own unique way, but all of them are made a little more valuable by the presence of the Montreal Canadien.
Okay, yes, the Montreal Candiens have the greatest legacy in the history of hockey. So it stands to reason they would get the best Guardian. But he may be dangerously awesome.
The Canadien is good at everything. It’s written right into his description. He can do what he wants, say what he wants, and fuck who he wants. If his ridiculously awesome suit of armour didn’t clue you in, The Canadien is the Guardians’ version of Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
The most interesting thing is that The Canadien has no powers, yet he has all powers. He can copy any of the powers of any Guardian. He is all the Guardians.
Basically, The Canadien is irrefutably awesome.
Not only does The Canadien take on the powers of all of the Guardians, he enhances the powers of all of the Guardians around him. He is the central figure. Sounds about right for the most storied franchise in the NHL. The most powerful Guardian for the most powerful team.
The Montreal Canadiens have been around since 1909. That’s before the NHL was even formed. They’re the oldest continuously-operated hockey club in existence, and they’ve won the most Stanley Cups of all NHL teams. 24 in all. Has your team won 24 Stanley Cups? No? So stop complaining and respect Le Bleu-Blanc-et-Rouge.
Final Word from Pierce
If there is only one thing to criticize here, it would be that The Canadien is possibly too powerful. He sort of throws the power balance out of order in the world of the Guardians. I mean, it is hard to believe that anything could ever defeat him. So you could complain or you could kneel down before him. I think one is definitely going to work out better than the other though.