Guardian I

Vindicator II

Weapon Alpha

Nick Name
Civilian ID

James MacDonald "Mac" Hudson Jr.

Note: At least one incarnation of Guardian was a clone of James Hudson created by Department H.




Legal Status
Citizen of Canada with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
London, Ontario, Canada
Group Affiliation

Alpha Flight

Department H

Gamma Flight

Omega Flight

Base of Operations
Department H, Ottawa, Canada
6' 2"
225 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human biologically altered by alien technology granting superior intellect with computer-like efficiency.

Note: Before Hudson's alteration by the alien Qwrrlln, he possessed an genius level intelligence with skills as a scientist and engineer.


Guardian Uniform: Steel-mesh armor capable of harnessing the Earth's electromagnetic field granting the wearer superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and flight; as well as projecting beams of concussive force from the gauntlets or ionizing matter into super-heated plasma.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Alpha Flight Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Omega Flight

First Appearance
X-Men Vol. 1 #109 (Feb. 1977)
Chris Claremont & John Byrne

A science prodigy, James Hudson Jr. had invented a cybernetic helmet by the time he graduated college. Using his technology in the field of petroleum exploration he created a remote-controlled armored suit to bore through the earth. Discovering that his employer intended to sell his inventions to the United States military, Hudson quit and used the armored suit to orchestrate a break-in to destroy his blueprints. Leaving the armor inoperable, Hudson was able to eventually reclaim his inventions with the help of the Canadian Government.

Invited by the Canadian Prime Minster to create a new research and development arm of the Ministry of Defense, Hudson founded Department H. Perfecting his original designs, Hudson eventually created a steel-mesh uniform which could harness the power of Earth's electromagnetic field. Initially calling himself Weapon Alpha, Hudson eventually settled upon a name more in line with his role as Canada's Guardian.

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