|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Nano-tech enhanced human with superior strength, speed, stamina, agility and healing abilities.
Excellent hand-to-hand combat skills.
Note: The nano-technology integrated into Mark Shaw was derived from a Manhunter android and has caused severe mental instability.
Power Baton: Staff which is capable of firing powerful energy blasts and magnetic pulses.
Justice League of America
Manhunter Vol. 1
Suicide Squad Vol. 1
|First Issue Special # 5 (Aug. 1975)|
A public defender who became frustrated with his failures to gain justice for the weak and poor, Mark Shaw sought out a centuries-old organization of incorruptible crime fighters known as the Manhunters.
Taken to the Himalayan base of the Manhunters, Shaw was trained and given a weapon and costume to combat injustice as the Manhunter. Unknown to Shaw the Manhunters were a race of sentient robots plotting the domination of the universe, and in time his helmet mentally conditioned him to fulfill their will.
After the Manhunters' plans were exposed Shaw broke free of their influence for a while. He assumed a new identity as the Privateer, allying himself with the Justice League. In time Shaw's mental conditioning by the Manhunters dominated his nature and he assumed the identity as the criminal Star-Tsar. His former allies in the Justice League brought him to justice.
While incarcerated Shaw was assisted by a prison psychologist in reversing his mental conditioning. After assisting the Suicide Squad he was pardoned and able to redeem himself as the Manhunter.
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