Centurius (Character)

Centurius


Real Name: Dr. Noah Black

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by:  Jim Steranko and Frank Giacoia

1st appearance: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #2, 1968

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Thunderbolts, Hoods Gang

Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record

Height: 225 lbs              Weight: 6’

Eyes: Brown                   Hair: Bald

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Genius level intellect in the field of genetics.

Powers: Due to self experimentation he ages slowly, has an enhanced physical form (to unspecified degrees). He also wears body armor which provides protection from injury and energy beams.

Biography

Dr. Noah Black was a Nobel Prize winner during the 1930’s his theories however were seen as too radical and he disappeared from public life. He quickly moved to an isolated island he later renamed Valhalla. Here he developed the evolutionizer which he used to keep himself in prime condition in addition to evolve himself and his test subjects. In addition to these he crafted the automated rebirth colonizer (ARC) which orbited earth. ARC was said to be able to sustain life for beyond a century and could destroy life on earth with its weapons.

Now called Centurious hell bent on destroying life on earth and replacing it with superior being created by himself he came to the attention of SHIELD. Nick Fury stormed the island and in the ensuing battle the arc fell to earth destroying Valhalla and all of Centurious’ work. He escaped using the evolutionizer by devolving in protoplasm. Upon recovering he battled hulk but was defeated and jailed on the Raft. Centurius escaped from the raft when the New Avengers came together and joined the hoods gang as he regained power. During Siege he was jailed again and was recruited into Luke Cage’s Thunderbolts as back-up. His team later goes rogue and travels through time.

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