This extra-dimensional freedom fighter first debuted in a self-titled miniseries by Ann Nocenti and Art Adams back in 1985. Hailing from a media-obsessed alternate dimension known as Mojoworld, Longshot was a genetically engineered slave created to star in mindlessly violent entertainment programs until he broke free of his imprisonment and led a fight against the sadistic dictator, Mojo. Longshot eventually made his way to Earth and hooked up with the X-Men, adding his probability-altering luck powers and expert knife-throwing skills to the team. An X-Man for most of the late '80s, Longshot remains a fan-favorite character amongst longtime readers. And since Longshot was created in the midst of and heavily influenced by cable TV obsessed 1980s culture, "X-Men: Apocalypse" -- which will take place during the Reagan administration -- feels like the perfect movie with which to introduce him to the world at large.