Hardcore (Character)


Publisher: Marvel Comics

Real Name: Unknown

Created by: Marc McLaurin and Dwayne Turner

1st appearance: Cage #1, April 1992

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 170 lbs                 Weight: 5’11

Eyes: Brown                        Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Training martial artist and boxer

Powers: None. His costume has gliders for wings allowing flight.

Equipment: Kinetic Kevlar Vest which allows him to survive blows from being with superhuman strength. He was also very adept in the sue of Japanese weaponry – particularly Manrikisas.

Sharpened nails reinforced by an unknown metal on his left hand allows him to harm those with the power of invulnerability


Nothing is known of the past of except he was born on one of the many islands of the Caribbean. It’s also unknown when he left the Caribbean and became a mercenary and later a well-trained assassin selling his skills to the highest bidder. Under the employ of Cruz Bushmaster he clashed with Luke Cage while he was based in the city of Chicago. During their first confrontation Cage tried to stop a robbery he was conducting but with surprise on his side he easily defeated him. Later Cage thwarted an assassination attempt and Hardcore surprised him by injuring him despite his supposed steel hard skin. He faked his death and returned to Bushmaster plotting to take down Cage.

He put together a team called the untouchables composed of Kickback, Nitro and Tombstone.  They were defeated by Cage however. Hardcore was then involved in a scheme to recreate the experiment which empowered Luke. He later escaped when things went south and captured Cage’s brother James. Capturing Cage to empower Power Master he was successful but when his boss was defeated he attempted to flee but found himself entangled with Cage. With his car plummeting into a cliff and his favorite weapon set to explode he was assumed to have died on impact but with Hardcore you never know.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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