|Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Mamaroneck, New York|
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Chemically altered human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability at night.
Nighthawk Costume: Uniform equipped with offensive and defensive capabilities and jet wings which enable flight.
Avengers Vol. 1
Defenders Vol. 1
|Avengers Vol. 1 #71 (Dec. 1971)|
|Roy Thomas & Sal Buscema|
A child of privilege, Kyle Richmond coasted through life with no regard to his future until an automotive accident, caused by excessive drinking, almost lead to his girlfriend's death.
Expelled from college, Richmond was soon thereafter drafted into the army - but a heart murmur soon ended his military career. On the same day as his heart diagnosis, Richmond's father died in a plane crash, leaving him the inheritor of a multi-million dollar empire.
Believing himself incapable of managing his father's financial empire, Richmond spent his time in pursuit of pleasure and a cure for his heart condition.
Discovering a book of alchemy, Richmond devised a formula which he believed would cure his heart. In addition to mending his heart Richmond gained superhuman abilities, but only at night as the Nighthawk.
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