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American Eagle
REAL NAME: Jason Strongbow
OCCUPATION: Tribal leader
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaibito, Arizona
CITIZENSHIP: United States citizen with no criminal record
KNOWN RELATIVES: Ward (brother, deceased)
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Navaho Reservation, Arizona
FIRST APPEARANCE: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #6

HISTORY: Jason Strongbow, a representative of the Navaho tribe of Indians, attemped to stop a mining company from excavating a mountain sacred to the tribe by obtaining a court order. Falling in that, he led a peaceful protest group at the mining site. When the night watchman panlockedand shot aprotester, Strongbow followed him into the mine. There he discovered that the mining company was in league with Klaw, the master of sound, who sought uranium to fortify his sonic powers. He also found his brother Ward, who did not share his ideas of preserving the tribal grounds and soon allowed their argument to erupt into violence. During their fight, Klaw appeared and blasted the brothers with his sonic blaster. The bombardment of sonic energy and the exposure to an unknown isotope of uranium found in the mine combined to mutagenically enhance the strength and senses of Strongbow brothers. Klaw, who had contracted the mining company to aquire uranium with which he hoped to fortify his powers, fled with his hirelings to the Savage Land in Antarctica, where Klaw hoped to acquire Vibranium.

Strongbow emerged from the mine and was halled as a champion of his tribe. Taking the flight of a nearby eagle as an omen, Strongbow fashioned for himself the costumed identity of the American Eagle. Learning that his brother had gone to the Savage Land with the mining company, he set out in pursuit. In the Savage Land, the American Eagle was met by Ka-Zar, the Thing, and Wyatt Wingfoot. The four of them opposed and defeated Klaw and his hirilings. In the course of the battle, Strongbow's brother Ward, who had allied himself with Klaw, was killed by one of the miner's bullets. American Eagle has since returned to his people to be their champion.

HEIGHT: 6 ft.
WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black

STRENGTH LEVEL: The American Eagle possesses superhuman strength, enabling him to lift (press) approximately 15 tons under optimal conditions.

KNOWN SUPERHUMAN POWERS: The American Eagle possesses superhuman strength, speed, agility, and endurance. He can run at a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour. He has several times the endurance of an average human being.

The American Eagle's sensory organs have also been fortified. Like his namesake, the eagle, he has keen eyesight and is able to see 800 feet what the average human being sees at 20 feet. His senses of smell,taste, and hearing are approximately three times as those of a human being.

WEAPONS: American Eagle carries a crossbow which fires specially designed bolts. He has a bolt to which a line of braided fiberglass is connected, enabling him to swing from overhead objects or to climb its length. He also has specially blunted bolts in order to stun an opponent at a distance.

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