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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
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
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
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
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.