Real Name: Paul Hazlett
Identity/Class: Human, technology user
Occupation: Inventor, former employee of Roxxon Oil Company
Group Membership: None;
Enemies: Roxxon, Moon Knight; Killer Shrike (uses costume designed by Hazlett)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Houston ,Texas
Appearances: Marvel Super-Heroes III#1 (May, 1990)
Powers: Raptor used an anti-gravity generator to fly. His helmet contained cybernetic circuitry enabling him to activate and control any of the suit's abilities by mental command. He wore a large set of wings to presumably help him direct his flight. His costume contained an adamantium weave which protected him against impacts. His goggles granted him infra-red vision. He also used an adamantium "beak," a hand held, razor-sharp weapon able to easily slice through titanium steel. His gloves contained retractable adamantium talons, which he could project to grab distant objects.
History: Paul Hazlett had invented an anti-gravity generator while working for Roxxon Oil Company. Roxxon, however, claimed he had developed it on compnay time and stole it from him. Hazlett sued Roxxon, but the powerful corporation bled him dry with pretrial delaying tactics. Desperate, he broke into Roxxon's computers, learned that his designs had been used to empower the Killer Shrike, and took his designs back. Hazlett used the remainder of his savings to make a special suit to accompany the anti-gravity generator, and embarked on a criminal career as the Raptor.
Hazlett hacked into the security set up of a wealthy man named Carl Ralston, and as the Raptor, broke into his apartment and stole a large diamond. The superhero Moon Knight was at the time visiting an old friend of his in Houston, Gena Johnson, and he saw the Raptor making his getaway. After a short struggle, Moon Knight removed Raptor's readily accessible batteries from the anti-gravity generator and forced him to surrender or be dropped from the Mooncopter. Raptor was presumably arrested.
Comments: Created by Robert M. Ingersoll and Mike Gustovich.
Not that it matters in the least, but I'd guess if Hazlett's funds were as low as they seemed, he probably used secondary adamantium, rather than true adamantium in his costume. No one short of the Thing would no the difference anyway.
Clarifications: Raptor is not to be confused with:
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Marvel Super-Heroes III#1, p4, pan3 (main image)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#1 (May, 1990) - Robert Ingersoll (writer), Mike Gustovich (artist), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Last updated: 05/01/05
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