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Makkari

Real Name: Makkari
Occupation: Amateur technologist
Identity: Makkari's existence is known to the general populace of Earth, which tends not to believe that he is an Eternal or that Eternals exist.
Legal Status: Citizen of Olympia
Other Aliases: None known
Place of Birth: Olympia, Greece
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Eternals of Earth
Base of Operations: Olympia, Greece
First Appearance: ETERNALS Vol. 1 #5

History: Makkari is a third or fourth generation member of the Eternals, an evolutionary offshoot of the human race. Although Makkari has lived for over three thousand years, he retains an adolescent fervor, especially for his interest in building and riding vehicles that move faster than he himself can with his superhuman powers. In the days of ancient Greece and Rome, Makkari was often mistaken for Mercury (Hermes), the swift-flying messenger of the gods.

In recent years the anthropologist Dr. Samuel Holden introduced Makkari, and his friends Ikaris, Sersi, and Thena to the world as Eternals at New York's City College. Holden also revealed Kro to be a Deviant there. However, the general populace of Earth regards these four Eternals and Kro to be super-powered human beings, not members of superhuman races.

When most of the Eternals of Earth recently left for outer space, Makkari remained behind. One of the Eternals who left for space was the race's communications chief Domo, who was also one of its leading technologists. Makkari has attempted to take Domo's place with less than complete success.

Most recently, Makkari has joined Ikaris in opposing the Deviants' latest activities connected with the Deviant priestlord Ghaur's pursuit of power.

Height: 5 ft. 11 in.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Reddish blond

Strength Level: Makkari possesses superhuman strength, and can lift (press) around 50 tons without also employing his mental power to levitate the object he is lifting.

Known Superhuman Powers: Makkari possesses the conventional attributes of his race as well as certain special abilities developed through rigorous discipline. Like that of all Eternals, his life force is augmented by cosmic energy and he has total mental control over his physical form and bodily processes even when he is asleep or unconscious. As a result he is virtually immortal, is immune to disease and aging, is virtually indestructible, and if somehow injured, can regenerate injured or missing organic tissue. An Eternal can only die through an injury that disperses a significant portion of his body molecules, or if he is fatally harmed after his mental control over his body is somehow broken. Cosmic energy bolsters Makkari's metabolism so that he does not tire from any physical exertion. He can resist temperature extremes through mental concentration.

Makkari chose primarily to develop those potential abilities of his as an Eternal that would most benefit his goal of moving as swiftly as possible. As a result, for example, although he can mentally manipulate atoms and molecules like other Eternals, he has not developed this ability beyond the minimal level of skill for an Eternal.

Like all Eternals, Makkari can levitate himself by mentally manipulating gravitons (subatomic particles carrying the force of gravitational attraction between atoms) around himself. He can also levitate other persons and objects, even while simultaneously levitating himself. Makkari can fly at over Mach 3 (roughly 1550 miles per hour), three times the speed of sound. Few if any Eternals can surpass Makkari's maximum rate of speed.

When running, Makkari can use his levitation power to give himself added horizontal thrust, thereby greatly adding to his running speed, enabling him to run at Mach 3. Makkari's superhuman Eternal physical constitution enables him to withstand running at such high speeds. By thus using his levitation power to run on water, Makkari can create tremendous water turbulence, producing enormous, vastly powerful waves.

Makkari can project cosmic energy in the form of beams from his eyes or flashes from his hands. This cosmic energy, stored in specialized enclaves of cells in his body, can be used as force, heat, light, and possibly other forms of electromagnetic energy. The full amount of energy that Makkari can release in this way is unknown, but he can project a concussive force of at least 200 pounds per square inch and heat reaching at least 2000° Fahrenheit. (Eternals' heat beams are often called disintegration beams, since they vaporize solid matter.) Makkari's energy beams are effective for at least 175 feet. The expenditure of cosmic energy in this way continually for several hours will temporarily deplete Makkari's physical strength, but not his resistance to injury, although it will temporarily increase his sensitivity to pain. He will rapidly return to normal after such lengthy energy expenditure is over.

Makkari can teleport himself psionically, but prefers not to do so since he, like other Eternals, finds the process physically unpleasant.

Makkari has low-level psionic abilities and can perform simple telekinetic feats such as activating and ignition system of his air vehicle by mental command. He can also mentally create illusions so as to disguise his appearance.

Abilities: Makkari is brilliant at driving or piloting any vehicle designed by human or Eternal technology. He is highly talented at designing vehicles for air, sea, or land transport himself. However, his skill in other areas of technology is more limited.

Vehicles: Makkari uses a large assortment of highly advanced vehicles for transportation by land, sea, or air, most of which he designed himself, and most of which can move even faster than he himself can.

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