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Your Top Marvel Heroes part 18

Written by Chris Mitchell on Monday, April 19 2010 and posted in Features
Three more for you to bitch at. {nomultithumb}

182. Jocasta/Hyperion (12 points)

Those of you who bitch that Jocasta here is too low do not remember the very first list I did i.e.: The Avengers List. On that list, Jocasta here was the very first member of the OPC. Because of her, the OPC would not exist. Oh, and Lionheart too. So, feel free to bitch now.

Jocasta was created by the evil robot Ultron to be his mate. Unable to bring his creation to life, he kidnapped and brainwashed his creator Hank Pym into transferring the life energies of his wife, Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) into the android. Realizing that Janet must die in order for her to live, Jocasta used Wasps insect control powers to alert the Avengers who defeated Ultron and reversed the process, leaving Jocasta a mindless shell. Unknown to the Avengers, Jocasta still retained a portion of the Wasp's mind.

At one time she fell in love with the robot known as Machine Man.

Later on, Jocasta placed her artificial intelligence into the computer mainframe in a mansion of Tony Stark, the Avenger Iron Man. At this time, she would convey information directly to Iron Man during his battles. She has recently returned during the story arc "Secret Invasion' in which she teams up with 3-D Man and the Skrull Kill Krew. Killing Skrull agents on every Initiative team. Jocasta has also been seen in Marvel Zombies 3 alongside former love Machine Man. Attempting to find a cure for the zombification before it takes over Earth-616. Sadly Machine man is seemingly dead and the story continues with Portal and Jocasta desperately looking for a cure. Even with being in the zombieverse, Jocasta is seemingly a member of the Mighty Avengers. Lead by Hank Pym, Jocasta joined the team. Apparently she is starting to fall in love with Hank Pym.

hyperion.jpgSomewhere over Middle America, an elderly couple found a ship with an infant child inside. They decided to take it home with them, and look after it. Soon after, their farm house was surrounded by US government agents and helicopters. The infant and ship were taken into US custody.

After extensive tests it appeared that the baby was developing different abilities, such has impenetrable skin and strength that only seemed to be getting stronger as the days went by. The government decided to raise the child on their own, making him the ultimate American, with hopes of turning him into a weapon. The government assigned two agents to the child to be his parents. They would be in charge or raising and educating the boy. The undertaking was called Project: Hyperion.

After testing the space ship, it was found to be releasing small amounts of an unknown retrovirus. It would later be linked to others developing special abilities.

As time went on, Mark Milton's powers developed at an alarming rate. He accidentally used his flash vision to reduce a small puppy to ashes in front of his parents' eyes. He could see into houses miles away. He knew he was different; and he slowly figured out he was being used by the US government. He broke ties with the government and asked to be left alone. The government panicked, and recruited a team to take down Hyperion.

After a brief battle, the group time-jumps and Hyperion sees the results of his actions: a world were he is the ruler. They then jump back to the present and Hyperion agrees to join the government's super army.

Hyperion possesses superhuman strength, stamina, speed and durability. His senses are also greatly enhanced, including allowing him to perceive the entire electro-magnetic spectrum. He also has atomic vision which is quite similar to heat vision. Hyperion's strength is very high being able to lift over 100 tons, his strength rivals that of the Hulk but does not match to that of true powerhouses such as Thor or Hercules. His stamina is god-like which gives him the ability to fight for weeks and it makes him virtually tireless, he has superhuman agility that surpasses that of an Olympic athlete. Hyperion's speed is amazing allowing him to run and fly more than 700 mph, his flight ability allows him to fly extremely fast that he can break the sound barrier.

Hyperion's durability is on par with those of Hulk, Hercules, Juggernaut and Gladiator, a demonstration of his durability is when Sue Storm created a bubble to contain him and Johnny Storm asked her to make a small hole so that he can heat things up in the bubble, Johnny went supernova (the temperature of the sun) on Hyperion, as he was contained in the bubble it was a small space as supernova fire was burning him, when Sue Storm could no longer hold the bubble and Johnny stopped burning him, Hyperion came out unharmed he wasn't even scratched, only his clothes were burned. Hyperion is invulnerable to most physical attacks, he is immune to all diseases, he does not age rapidly, his muscles don't produce any fatigue poisons, he can withstand high temperatures up to the sun's temperature (it was seen when he fought the Human Torch) and he can also survive at below absolute zero. The Hyperion from the Squadron Supreme can lift and wield Mjolnir. His cells absorb heat energy from the sun that increase his power.

181. Wolfsbane (12 points)

wolfsbane.jpgI am just gonna write post Messiah Complex stuffage. Cool? Cool. During Messiah Complex, Rahne was drafted into the new incarnation of X-Force. The team was sent after Cable, and during a heated battle between X-Force, the Reavers and Cable, a Reaver mentioned Reverend Craig, and Rahne kicked him off a cliff. She then took part in the final battle on Muir Island, and bit Arclight's neck, but was then taken out of the battle by Riptide.

X-Force was disbanded after Messiah Complex, but Cyclops secretly re-formed the team to take out the Purifiers, permanently which meant he wanted X-Force to kill them. Rahne yet again was a member of the team, but this time for personal reasons as she found that her father, Reverend Craig, was somehow involved with the Purifiers.

Rahne went ahead of the team into the Purifier's church, but was captured by them. Matthew Risman used her in a blackmail attempt to get the other members of X-Force to stand down. X-23 believed he was bluffing and attacked, and proving he wasn't bluffing he would shoot Wolfsbane. Thankfully Risman, only shot Rahne in the leg. X-23 realizes that she'd also been drugged with heroin. When X-Force stood down, X-23 sets off an explosion, but Risman managed to escape with Rahne in tow using a helicopter. 
Rahne is then seen strapped to a chair, with her eyes forcefully kept open. Reverend Craig enters the room and begins talking with her. Through the conversation she finds that her own father is now a member of the Purifiers.

X-Force is able to rescue Rahne, but not before she is administered a near lethal dose of heroin by Reverend Craig. Barely alive, she is taken to Angel's Aerie where she is healed by Elixir after which Rahne immediately attacks Angel, ripping off his wings and bringing them back to the Purifiers. It is revealed that while captured by the Purifiers Reverend Craig managed to brainwash Rahne into attacking her teammate so he could use Angel's wings to augment a group of militants known as the Choir. Rahne is once more imprisoned by the Purifiers. Reverend Craig attempts to kill her, and although she is able to escape she lets Reverend Craig know that all she ever really wanted was her father's love.

Rejoining X-Force, Rahne accompanies the team during their assault on Bastion, the Purifiers, and the Choir. During the battle Rahne is shot by Reverend Craig. He follows a trail of Rahne's blood to the room where Angel's wings are being stored. Again Reverend Craig berates Rahne, prompting her to knock him to the ground. She tells him that she only ever wanted to save him but cannot allow herself to care for him any longer. As she turns to leave Reverend Craig attempts to shoot her. When Rahne turns around to react she sees Reverend Craig in front of Angel's wings, giving her father the appearance of an angel. This triggers the brainwashing he had forced her to endure to obtain Angel's wings in the first place resulting in Rahne going feral and attacking him. When the rest of X-Force found her she was traumatized and praying, having apparently torn her father apart. It is unclear how much of the attack Rahne is able to remember, if anything at all.

The team returns to Angel's Aerie to recover but Rahne is still suffering from the brainwashing she received at the hands of the Purifiers. Whenever she sees Angel she goes into a rage and attempts to attack him, prompting Angel to transform into Archangel to retaliate. The Stepford Cuckoos are brought in an attempt to deprogram Rahne, however before they can accomplish much X-Force are sent on a mission, leaving Rahne behind alone. While by herself she notices someone outside. It turns out to be Hrimhari, the Wolf Prince of Asgard. The two go off together, with Hrimhari stating that they must have been reunited for a reason and if the Gods of Asgard can forgive her then she must be able to forgive herself. X-Force and the Stepford Cuckoos attempt to locate Rahne using Cerebra, but are initially unable to, most likely due to Rahne being in her wolf form. Rahne and Hrimhari successfully defeat a group of Frost Giants while adventuring together. Meanwhile X-23 has gone missing and while the Stepford Cuckoos attempt to find her they instead succeed in locating Rahne.

After defeating the Frost Giants Rahne mysteriously passes out, seemingly close to death. Hrimhari takes her to Angel's Aerie in an attempt to have Elixir heal her, but Elixir is not present because he was seriously injured while on a mission and had been left in the custody of the X-Men on Utopia in a comatose state. Hrimhari travels to Utopia with Warpath and Archangel in order to help Rahne and it has been revealed by Dr. Nemesis that she is pregnant with the Wolf Prince's child (a child that is neither human nor mutant) and the unborn child is threatening her health and her life. They arrive as Selene's teams of resurrected mutants are beginning their attack on Utopia. Meanwhile Hrimhari has given his own life to Hela to save Elixir to save Rahne and the baby.


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