Real Name: Mako
Identity/Class: Atlantean (Homo mermani) mutate (genetically engineered hybrid; pre-modern era)
Occupation: Warrior of Atlantis
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Prince Byrrah;
had an alliance of convenience with First Line (Black Fox/Robert William Paine, Effigy/Velmax, Firefall, Flatiron/Russell, Major Mercury/Makkari, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Morph, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Positron/Veronica, Rapunzel, Reflex, Squire, Templar/Ian Fitzwilliam Dare, Walkabout/William Carmody, Yeti), Warlord Krang, Nocturne, Riot-Act, Vyrra
Enemies: Skrull invasion forces;
formerly: First Line
Known Relatives: Vyrra (creator)
Aliases: "Atlantean witch" (nickname used by Squire)
Base of Operations: Earth's orbit, formerly: an unrevealed prison; Atlantis; Vyrrah's cave laboratory
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Genetically engineered with shark DNA, the Atlantean hybrid warrior Mako has enhanced strength (Class 10, possibly higher), increased stamina, endurance and agility. Her teeth resemble that of a great white, with rows of razor sharp pointy teeth she could use to rend her victims apart. During her infancy, Mako's skin was blue like most Atlanteans. As she matured however, her skin turned gray even as her body became more shark like. Bestial and prone to bouts of bloodlust, Mako was nevertheless a capable, fierce warrior who had no trouble taking on over a dozen opponents at once.
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3 (fb) - BTS) - In the spring of 1961, Namor the Sub-Mariner had been missing for years. Worried about the safety of Atlantis, the realm's temporary ruler Byrrah ordered warlord Krang to look into ways to defend the kingdom. Krang sought out the controversial geneticist Vyrra who promised to deliver the ultimate warrior to him. Combining Atlantean DNA with that of a shark, Vyrra created an Atlantean hybrid girl who he decided to name Mako.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3 (fb)) - At some undisclosed point in time (see comments), Mako emerged from the tube that birthed her and began her duties as warrior of Atlantis in the service of Vyrra and Byrrah. However, her savage nature led to a confrontation with the First Line that ended with Mako going to jail.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Due to the imminent Skrull invasion, the First Line needed every able-bodied super-being to pitch in. In light of this, Templar arranged to have their former foe Mako released from prison. Somewhat more reasonable than during their initial encounter, Mako agreed to help out and joined the First Line as they traveled into space to confront the Skrulls aboard their own ships.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12) - During the battle, Mako rejoiced at once again being able to cut loose. When her claws proved durable enough to cut straight through Skrullian combat armor, she was about to lose herself to bloodlust, praising Thakorr for just how good it felt to rip and tear once again. Her frenzy was briefly halted by a seriously injured Templar who, supported by his son Squire, tried to persuade Mako that killing was not the way. Mako shot back that maybe it wasn't his way, but it most certainly was hers, after all she was bred to kill. Templar tried one final time to appeal to her senses, but was shot in the head by a Skrull. Moments later, Squire died avenging his father. Seeing these "pink-skins," as Mako called humans, perish made her furious and she continued to cut a bloody swath through the Skrull forces. In the end, the Skrulls dealt with her by decompressing the sector of the ship she was in, causing Mako and the others to be sucked out into space. There, presumably, she perished.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
It's hard to pinpoint just when Mako became active. In the Spring of 1961, she was little more than a baby, and Vyrra stressed that it would take time for him to grow the requested warrior. Assuming he somehow increased the rate at which she matured, Mako had to have been on the scene by the early 70s, considering she met and (presumably) fought Templar, a hero who retired from active duty after his marriage in 1973. If Mako wound up in prison at that point, this would mean she spent well over 15 years behind bars before Templar arranged for her to be freed during the Skrull threat. That seems a little long, so let's say she was only jailed in the mid 1980s when Templar started fighting crime again, along with his son Squire. However, from comments she made, it's obvious Mako came straight from prison to aid the First Line.
Mako is, of course, named after a breed of shark.
Profile by Norvo.
Mako should not be confused with
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#12, p7, pan2 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#3, p13, pan6 (with Vyrra)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#12, p7, pan3 (closeup)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3 (December 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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