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Makkari (Eternals) (Comic Book Character)

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Real Name: Makkari
Aliases: Jake Curtiss, Adam Clayton, Hurricane, Harry Kane, Osiris, Mike Karhy, Mac Curry, Mercury, Major Mercury, Mark Curry, Frank Harper, Michael Gray
Identity: Secret
Alignment: Good
Affiliation: Eternals; formerly First Line, Monster Hunters
Universe: Earth-616
Base Of Operations: Olympia, Greece and mobile
Gender: Male
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175 lbs (80 kg)
Hair: Strawberry Blond
Citizenship: Eternal
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Currently adventurer, technologist, speedster, Skadrach, formerly medical student
Place of Birth: Olympia, Greece
First appearance:
(Mercury) Red Raven Comics Vol 1 1 (Aug 1940)
(Hurricane) Captain America Comics |(Mercury) Red Raven Comics #1 (Aug 1940)
(Hurricane) Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
(Major Mercury) Marvel: Lost Generation #5
(Makkari) Eternals #1 (1976)

Powers

Makkari is a member of the race of superhumans known as Eternals. He possesses superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes. He can create cyclones by running in circles, and can run up walls and across water. Makkari's body eventually accumulates fatigue poisons and is susceptible to injury.

Although in most of his appearances Makkari has the typical powers of an Eternal, his obsession with speed, starting in the Quasar series, causes him to focus most of his body's Cosmic Energy into enhancing his running speed. As a result, he lost his ability to fly and many of his other powers have been weakened in the process. Makkari possesses none of the psionic powers of the average Eternal (levitation, ocular force projection, and molecular rearrangement), having purposefully readapted all his specialized cell enclaves to speed and running-related attributes. At present he can run at near light speed for extended periods, but his physical strength (while still far greater than human) has been reduced by half, and he seemingly cannot project energy or manipulate matter.

Makkari sometimes wears a protective crash helmet, though he does not truly need it. He wears synthetic stretch fabric, specially treated to resist the rigors of high velocity movement.

Makkari has great mechanical aptitude, and the ability to pilot most land and air vehicles. He has moderate experience at hand-to-hand combat; his fighting style incorporates his superhuman speed. He has finished the standard Eternal higher education, and underwent special tutoring in the applications of speed.

Makkari is a genius in creating, designing, and operating vehicles and other modes of transport.

Strength: Makkari is able to lift roughly 30 tons without using levitation.
Equipment: Makkari wears a testing uniform with a crash helmet, although he really doesn't need it.

History

Makkari is a member of the Technologist Guild. Makkari has been more involved with humanity than other Eternals. He has assisted Sersi in ancient Rome and Ikaris against Ghaur, performed missions for Zuras, and also befriended Quasar. Due to his speed, Makkari was often confused for the Olympian god Hermes, aka Mercury.

Along with Pixie, Makkari became a member of the First Line.

He studied under Plato and watched a young Elvis Presley play guitar.

In the Old West, he was active as the hero Hurricane.

Makkari along with the other Eternals rediscovered his powers and identity; however, Sprite caused him to be injured. While in this state the Dreaming Celestial contacted him.

Origin

Makkari is the son of Verona and Mara, born approximately four and a half thousand years ago. He is a member of the Eternal technologist�s guild, specializing in building high-speed vehicles. He had involved himself in the affairs of Homo sapiens more often than most Eternals, he learned from Plato, he witnessed the Trojan War, and even reportedly taught Elvis Presley a few cords on the guitar.

During the 1940�s he worked secretly among humans, protecting them from Deviants under the aliases of the Hurricane, and Mercury. Later he took on the less flamboyant guise of National Security Agent Jake Curtiss, forming the Monster Hunters.

Later on he was among the Eternals who introduced themselves at City College during the Forth Celestial Host. He was probably the first Eternal to pick up American slang; he used it liberally among his fellow Eternals. He participated in battles against the Deviants and assisted in the defeat of Ghaur.

Later, He befriended the human hero Quasar, even becoming roommates with him in Manhattan. During this time he participated in a race to decide who was the fastest speedster of Earth; losing to an extra-dimensional speedster who called himself �Buried Alien'. Despite coming in second, Makkari technically proved he was the fastest speedster. Makkari was later killed by the Inhuman/Deviant hybrid Maelstrom, but later revived by the cosmic entity Infinity.

He later raced against the Runner and other speedsters including �Buried Alien� (now calling himself Fast-Forward) in an galactic race and won.

Recently, the memories of the Eternals were lost when Sprite petitioned the Dreaming Celestial to change Sprite into a normal boy who would eventually grow up.

Makkari has lost most of the natural abilities of being an Eternal as he�s has focused his energies solely into his speed, he cannot fly and many of his other powers are greatly weakened. He is however currently the fastest man alive in the Marvel Universe.
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