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Biography

Biography

POWERS

Makkari  possesses  the  conventional abilities of the Eternals of Earth. His body is augmented by cosmic energy  and  he  has  total  mental  control  over  his  entire  molecular structure. He is virtually immune to injury, can regenerate his entire body  as  need  be,  and  is  immune  to  disease,  aging  and  extreme temperatures.  Only  total  molecular  dispersal  can  kill  an  Eternal. Makkari  has  altered  his  physical  features  over  the  years,  including alterations to his pigmentation, hair and eye color, and musculature.

Makkari is the fastest Eternal known to exist. Prior to his regeneration by the Dreaming Celestial, Makkari could travel beyond the speed of light, but risked placing himself out of sync with normal space/time by reaching his highest speeds. Makkari sacrificed most of his powers (including  molecular  rearrangement,  flight  and  energy  projection) to  achieve  these  higher  speeds.  Since  his  regeneration,  Makkari’s optimum speed is not known, but is likely Mach 3. Makkari normally wears  a  bodysuit  with  helmet  that  can  withstand  the  rigors  of  high velocity movement. Via pure manipulation of gravitons, he can levitate himself and others at up to 850 mph. Additionally, he can teleport, but seldom utilizes this power because of the discomfort it causes him.

Makkari  is  telepathic,  able  to  cast  low-level  illusions,  and  can rearrange the molecules of other substances, including his uniforms. In combat, Makkari can wield cosmic energy to enhance his physical strength (lifting up to 50 tons) and durability and can release energy from his hands and eyes in the form of heat, light or concussive force. At maximum intensity, he can vaporize solid matter. Like most of his fellow Eternals, thanks to Sprite’s manipulation, Makkari is currently mortal  and  his  powers  are  not  at  full  strength,  though  they  remain formidable  compared  to  most  superhumans.  He  will  regain  his  full abilities  after  his  next  death,  when  he  will  be  reborn  in  an  Eternal body again.


ORIGIN

Makkari  is  one  of  the  Eternals,  an  evolutionary  offshoot of  humanity  created  by  experiments  performed  by  the  enigmatic Celestials. Born around 2500 BC in the capital of Olympia to Verona and  Mara  of  the  Technologists’  Guild,  Makkari  took  an  interest  in speed at an early age, allegedly learning to run before he could walk. Makkari often joined his fellow Eternals in clashes with their enemies the  Deviants  and  was  evidently  present  during  the Trojan War  (13th century BC). Although Makkari learned engineering from his parents and was even tutored by the human philosopher Plato (423-348 BC), he primarily applied the sciences to his passion for speed, designing various high-speed vessels for travel. In the times of ancient Greece and Rome, Makkari was often mistaken for the Olympian god Hermes (Roman  name  Mercury).  Makkari  was  occasionally  diverted  by  a repeated romantic involvement with Sersi, a fellow Eternal, and once saved her from the Great Fire of Rome (64 AD). In the 6th century AD, Makkari served some time as charioteer to Darius, governor of Persia. Other  events  in  human  history  Makkari  was  said  to  have  witnessed include the reign of Vlad the Impaler, now the vampire Dracula (1448-1476), and the Battle of the Alamo (1836).

In 1940, the Deviant Warlord Kro had taken up various guises amongst humanity  to  sow  discord,  including  the  role  of  Rudolph  Hendler, dictator  of  Prussland.  The  leader  of  the  Eternals,  Zuras,  assigned Makkari to guard humanity from Kro’s schemes. To conceal his true nature  Makkari  at  first  called  himself  Mercury,  but  soon  adopted the  alias  Hurricane  and  pretended  to  be  one  of  the  Olympian  gods. During his 1940s adventures, Makkari used the human guise “Harry Kane” and befriended the rotund “Speedy” Scriggles, who admired his friend’s superhuman speed. In addition to his repeated clashes with Kro, Makkari also investigated a crooked carnival, held back criminals with designs on the Midville Daily Star newspaper, halted construction saboteurs and defended heiress Florence Grey from would-be killers. Makkari  continued  his  pursuit  of  Kro  into  the  1950s,  taking  a  brief respite to educate the soon-to-be-famous performer Elvis Presley. By the late 1950s, Makkari became Jake Curtiss of the National Security Agency and gathered Ulysses Bloodstone, Dr. Druid and Zawadi into the Monster Hunters in order to halt Kro’s schemes to breed armies of rampaging monsters. At one point in this adventure, Makkari claimed to  be  Adam  Clayton,  a  man  afflicted  with  superhuman  speed  which ultimately  claimed  his  life,  but  later  revealed  himself  to  the  Monster Hunters as Hurricane. The Monster Hunters remained active as late as  1958  when  they  aided  the  heroes  who  would  later  become  the First Line in battling super-criminals hired by the Skrull invader Zuhn. In the late 1960s, Makkari was invited to join the First Line by team member  Pixie,  a  fellow  Eternal;  he  called  himself  Major  Mercury during this time. 

In recent years, Makkari joined the Eternals in probing the Fourth Host of the Celestials, which had come to judge humanity’s worthiness. As tensions over the Celestials’ presence flared, the Olympian Gods were led  into  a  war  with  the  Eternals,  during which  Makkari  clashed  with  Hermes. The  battle  was  ultimately  called  off and  the  Fourth  Host  eventually  judged in  mankind’s  favor.  Soon  after,  many Eternals elected to leave Earth and seek a new destiny among the stars. Makkari was among those who remained behind and sought out the Eternal philosopher Master   Elo   to   teach   him   how   to challenge the limits of his speed abilities; Makkari   eventually   streamlined   his abilities,  sacrificing  many  of  his  powers to become faster. In his first test run after increasing  his  powers,  he  encountered the hero Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), who later helped him rescue Master Elo from the Deviants. Makkari took the human guise of Mike Khary in order to move amongst Quasar’s civilian friends. During this time, Makkari was among the speedsters recruited  by  the  Runner,  an  extraterrestrial  racing  enthusiast.  The Runner pitted many of Earth’s fastest runners against each other in a race to the moon; though he outraced other notable speedsters such as Speed Demon, Whizzer (Stanley Stewart) and Quicksilver, Makkari narrowly  lost  the  contest  when  the  extradimensional  racer  “Buried Alien” appeared and claimed victory.

In   Makkari’s   time   with Quasar he aided his friend against menaces including Maelstrom  and  the  Soul-Eater  (K’rll),  but  eventually departed  so  that  he  could investigate   the   herd-like people  of  Grosgumbeek, among  the  fastest  species known  to  exist.  Schooling at   the   feet   of   native Huyenneyuh, Makkari unlocked  new  secrets  to increase   his   speed.   He enlisted  in  another  of  the Runner’s  races  and  was reunited with “Buried Alien,” now  called  Fastforward.  In  this  race,  Makkari  was  challenged  by the  Runner  himself  but  won  using  the  Grosgumbeek  technique. Unfortunately,  Makkari  found  that  due  to  a  side  effect  of  this  power, he  had  difficulty  returning  to  the  normal  speed  of  the  space/time continuum. The Grandmaster, one of the Runner’s fellow Elders of the Universe, offered to cure Makkari’s condition at the cost of 3,000 years of servitude. Makkari declined, instead receiving aid from Fastforward in monitoring his condition. 

In    recent    years,    the mischievous  Eternal  Sprite sought to become mortal by tapping into the power of the Dreaming Celestial (Tiamut the Communicator), a rogue Celestial   that   slumbered beneath  San  Francisco  for 20,000  years.  Using  the Celestial’s  power  to  warp reality,  Sprite  transformed himself  into  a  mortal  and  simultaneously  converted  the  rest  of  the Eternals’  population  into  human-like  forms  with  no  memory  of  their prior  lives.  Makkari  became  Dr.  Mark  Curry,  a  physician.  Makkari’s old friend Ikaris retained some sense of his true self and sought out “Curry,” but did little more than intrigue him. While attending a party at the Vorozheikan Embassy alongside fellow amnesiac Eternals Druig, Sersi and Thena, Curry’s life was threatened by terrorists, resulting in a partial reactivation of his powers. Curry pieced together a link between himself  and  Sprite  and  sought answers  from  him.  Sprite  led Curry to the Dreaming Celestial and tricked him into attacking it, setting  off  a  feedback  system that  prevented  Eternals  from harming Celestials. Awakened, the Dreaming Celestial established     a     telepathic rapport with Makkari, restoring his  memories.  The  Dreaming Celestial  claimed  that  it  had personally  created  Makkari  in ages past and thus retained an interest in him, choosing him to communicate  with  rather  than Ajak, the Eternal who normally conversed  with  Celestials.  The  Dreaming  Celestial  warned  Makkari that  a  species  of  extraterrestrial  “locusts”  called  the  Horde  were  on their  way  to  Earth  and  that  only  a  judgment  from  the  Celestial  in Earth’s favor would save it. Makkari elected to remain as the Celestial’s communicator as his fellow Eternals continued to seek out and awaken the remainder of their ranks. Makkari took up residence with Sersi in her San Francisco loft for the duration. While his communion with the Celestial  has  placed  a  great physical  and  psychic  strain  on Makkari,  the  Celestial  insists he will not harm the speedster and   that   he   has   specially modified  Makkari  for  this  task, also enhancing Sersi’s powers so she can serve as Makkari’s protector.  Meanwhile,  jealous of  Makkari’s  new  rapport  with this  Celestial,  a  treacherous Ajak   has   sought   Makkari’s destruction, aided by his pawn Gilgamesh the Forgotten One.

height

5'11"

weight

175 lbs.

eyes

Blue

hair

Strawberry blond

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