|Character Name||The Master|
|Aliases||The Master of the World, Joshua Lord, The Forever Man, Master of Time, Master of Life|
|Past Affiliations||Omega Flight, Strike Force One|
|First Appearance||Alpha Flight #2 vol.1|
|Current Status||Presumed Dead|
Plodex Mate" The Master tried to dominate the world. Being foiled by Alpha Flight's Puck and Marrina, with assistance from Namor, The Submariner, The Master vanished for some time.
The Master managed to escape once again, and entered a state of suspended animation to preserve his body. After being revived by Llan The Sorcerer, The Master used enzymes extracted from the corps of Scramble The Mixed Up Man (Omega)to rebuild his entire body, making it a perfect human specimen. In his new perfect body, the Master attempted to take over the Canadian government in the guise of Joshua Lord, taking advantage of the chaos triggered by the Super Power Registration Act. At the same time The Master reformed Omega Flight II to destroy Alpha Flight, and prevent them from spoiling his plans. The Master managed to find James MacDonald Hudson trapped in dimensional limbo, and tried to use him as his secret weapon against Alpha Flight. Heather Hudson helped her husband break the mental control of the Master, and together the seemingly made The Master destroy himself when his plans had failed.
The Master next rescued the U-Foes and drafted them into his service, an uneasy alliance. White Tiger came to the Master with information on the evil Man-Beast, which she had been ordered to kill. After the White Tiger obtained materials for the Master, he told her that the Man-Beast was in the Vault; however, each side double-crossed each other. The White Tiger deliberately the Master the means to use the materials she had stolen for him, while the Master sent the U-Foes to destroy one of the Vault?s generators, causing a mass breakout, during which Man-Beast escaped.
When the U-Foes and the Hulk (under the Controller?s influence) attacked the UN during a meeting between several of the world?s prominent scientists, they were thwarted by Iron Fist, White Tiger, Hercules, who later formed the expanded Heroes for Hire. The Master began to monitor the group from within; mind-controlling their manager Jim Hammond and co-opting new recruit Luke Cage. Claiming he knew Cage?s father and cultivating a friendship of sorts with Cage, the Master told him of his ?benevolent? plans for the world and convinced Cage to join Heroes for Hire as an additional spy within the group. After the U-Foes and the Controller outstayed their welcome, the Master gave them up to the Heroes for Hire just before sending them into comas. He then had Jim Hammond send the Heroes for Hire to retrieve Professor Wolfgang Hessler , who had been working on the Compound Omega Virus, which renders it?s victims sterile. Hessler retreated to Symkaria and was under the protection of mercenaries Silver Sable and the Wildpack. Luke Cage betrayed his teammates, grabbed Hessler, and was teleported away by the Master?s retrieval plan. Raising Hydra Island, the Master planned to release the Compound Omega Virus as a means to slowing the world?s rampant population growth. He unleashed Strike Force One-Amazon, Behemoth, Demi-God, Dragonfist, Knight Errant, She-Cat, Stinger, which were clones of Heroes for Hire members She Hulk, Hulk, Hercules, Iron Fist, Black Knight, White Tiger, and Ant Man respectively, each imbued with the Master?s intelligence and experience-to fight the heroes off; however, Cage could not condone the Master?s willingness to kill in the pursuit of his goals, and he ultimately betrayed Eshu. Cage electrocuted the Master and destroyed Hydra Island, incinerating the virus with it.
At an unknown time, the Master found the long believed dead Marrina in a coma and began to experiment on her. He created Plodex clones to serve his will. When Kang decleared war on the world, the Master placed North America under his protection during Kang's assault. He erected massive half mile high, quarter mile thick walls all around the major U.S cities and kidnapped North America's major leaders and explained his plans to them. He wished to seal of North America, so Kang could eliminate part of the world's population which he earlier tried to do. A group of Avengers, led by Warbird, set out to retrive the kidnapped leaders and seize the Master's technology as it was the only thing to prove greatly effective against Kang's forces. Assisted by the Silver Centurion the Avengers snuck in unnoticed, and clashed with the Master and his Plodex army. In the end Warbird impaled the master with a jagged peice of metal and believed he died. With the Master out of the picture the team used his technology to fend off Kang, but soon as when they triumphed the base disintergrated leaving no trace left.
Yet again it appears The Master had died, but with his history and proven resilience, this is unlikely to be the case as he is scheduled to appear in the new Omega Flight series.
When the Plodex Ship captured Eshu it decided it wanted to learn all it could about the human race on any and every conceivable and inconceivable level imaginable. The Master went insane, fleeing the intolerable pain by plunging himself into the soft, warm womb of madness His bones were ground to paste?one bone at a time, one millimeter at a time over the course of months. His blood was intermingled with a variety of liquids to see the effects it would have on his circulatory system, such as tar. His eyelids were turned inside out, his eyes popped out of his sockets like escargots. His tongue was subjected to taste impressions across the analytical spectrum. His skin was pulled off and stretched out, sewn back on, cauterized, liquefied and forced to bear the sensation of needles pricking at its surface, fire at its core. All but his brain was not studied and became incorported being absorbed into the greater functions of the ship, becoming at first a tiny extension of the computer matrix. However, his will was strong, his sense of self indomitable, it took 30,000 but he purged himself of madness and took control of the ship. His brain came to control the unliving machines around it, and were able to comman them to reconstruct his mortal form, but a perfect form this time.
Agility: The Master has enhanced human agility, which is beyond the natural limits of the human body. It was stated after the Master altered his body into a younger and better body his physical attributes increased. However, how much it increased was never stated.
Clone Army: Due to his genius biogenetics, the Master can clone various beings and reprogram their minds as he pleases, even to match his own. He created clones of Heroes for Hire members: She-Hulk, Hulk, Hercules, Iron Fist, Black Knight, White Tiger I and Ant-Man II into the villian team of Strike Force One
Plodex technology through mental commands. Devices within the Master?s helmet and battlesuit enable him to cast illusions disguising his appearance. The full extent of his suit abilities were never stated.
Durability: The Master has enhanced human durability; skin, bone and muscle augmented to make it stronger and harder than normal human. With the suit the Master has a powerful force field generated around him preventing physical attack and energy based attacks from causing harm. The suit is able to absorb energy attacks and redirects them, even from beings such as Warbird. His biological system regenerates allowing the Master to live for thousands of years.
Electromagnetic Dispersal: The Master has the ability to cause Guardian I?s suit to discharge its electromagnetic pulse allowing him to control Guardian I?s suit by magnetically alter things around him. Whether the Master has a form of electromagnetic manipulation with his suit was never shown.
Energy Blasts: The Master is capable of generating powerful energy that has destroyed a Ska?r in one blast. As well ?a gesture?and the air burns?, he nearly killed Tech-Noir, Wyre, Northstar and Aurora all with energy blasts that trapped them and if he held it for much longer it could have killed them. The Master found Firebug's somewhat volatile molecules drifting in the wind, so he gathered them all up and absorbed into his armor systems and uses his power to it's full potential
Flight: Unreavled devices contained in the suit allow the Master to fly. His top speed in flight was never stated.
Fighting Skill: The Master retains his knowledge of hand-to-hand combat from the days as a tribal warrior forty thousand years ago. His knowledge of how to manipulate pressure points on humanoid bodies is so great he has even rendered Namor unconscious with one strike. He is also a skilled swordsman.
Immortal: Master is nearly immortal, but not invulnerable. He has lived over 40,000 years.
Intelligence: The Master is stated to have an extraordinary genius, meaning he possesses genius in multiple intellectual fields. He is self-educated in all recorded knowledge of Earth humanity and of the alien Plodex through mental linkage with computers in his starship base. He?s in possession of knowledge of most of the Plodex (As of forty thousand years ago) and of humanity up to present. As the Master said, ?I rule from the shadows. I wasted time in battle with superhumans, but have decided of late to work more subtly, to order the world as I wish it?whether it?s people are aware of me or not. To the end, I have destabilize human society?seen that wrong people get elected, that tensions rise, that disasters strike, because humanity must be culled. The population must be smaller, much smaller..for this globe to support it in comfort?.
Plodex Army: With Marrina?s genetic code the Master has created a Plodex army that can survive in all environments and has even made humanoid Plodex guards. The full extent of the size or variety of his army was never explored.
Plodex Technology: When Kang was attacking Earth to take control, the Master came out of hiding and activated giant structures half a mile high, and a quarter mile thick around various major cities in North America. After seeing this Kang sent a sensor-pod down to investigate. The people of Earth began to attack it, however, ?not a scratch! That thing has a force field as good as the one around Kang?s orbital base?no way are we break through--!? With that one of the ring towers opens up and with one blasts incinerates the sensor-pod much to Warbird?s shock. These walls are strong enough to take attack from Wonderman. They also generate a powerful force field bubble around a city that repelled Kang?s army as well as hundreds of Sentinels. They are quasi-organic metal, and can grow replicants by harvesting raw materials from the Earth's crust. If the walls or sentry posts are destroyed he can quickly regrow more. It was said by Kang, ?my studies indicated that the so-called Master of the World would never deign to ally himself with the Avengers?and that he could repel them easily if they tried to take his technology. He should not have been a factor till much later.? His base is an extension of himself, and can sense anyone who approaches it unless someone hinders his sensors. His base extends in branches and nodules under the entire Northern hemisphere, if a certain part of his base is compromised it could be destroyed. It was said the Plodex technology could only be understood by a genius and it took the combined intellect of Black Knight, Yellowjacket, Ironman and Stingray to partially understand it. The Master base was invisible to Kang?s sensors and Kang knew if he wanted to gain control of Earth he would have to do battle with the Master. The Master's technology was crucuial in the war against Kang, if the Avengers didn't have it Kang would still be ruling right now.
Marrina, the Master began to create a Plodex army and created these powerful creatures. In the water they can travel great speeds; as said by Stingray, ?I?m betting It?d leave even Namor in it?s wake ?. They?re strong enough to cause Warbird to strain. On land they are faster than any four-legged creature on Earth. A pack of Plodex wolves pushed Quicksilver, Silverclaw, Yellowjacket and Warbird to their limits just to survive. They have limited intelligence, but their overall ability was never stated.
Reflexes: The Master has enhanced human reflexes, which is beyond the natural limits of the human body. He's quick enough to slice Wabird with an enhanced sword.
Speed: The Master has enhanced human speed allowing him to reach a peak speed of 61-65 mph.
Stamina: The Master has enhanced human stamina allowing him to sustain peak physical exertion before fatigue impairs performance for several hours.
Strength: The Master has enhanced human strength, allowing him to press 800lbs ? 2 ton range. He has been shown to knock out Namor with one hit using pressure points. He even broke Sasquatch's arm by dodging his attack and with both hands grabbed his arm breaking it.
Teleportation: His battle suit allows him to teleport to and from his recreated Plodex ship as well as teleport and travel between dimensions.
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