Identity: James MacDonald Hudson
Mechanical Augmentation: Guardian’s powers come from his integration with his battlesuit. His battlesuit has been integrated with his flesh, making a symbiot of the two.
Energy Detection: Amazing Detection of electromagnetic energy within 20 areas
Force Blasts: Incredible rank force with a range of 10 areas.
Communications with Cybernetics: Amazing rank.
Force Field: Amazing strength against physical and energy attacks.
Computer Links: Remarkable mental connection and communication with computer systems.
Flight: Shift-X air speed.
Transport: He can stop moving in respect to the Earth’s rotation, thereby moving at air speeds of upto Shift-Z.
Engineering, Physics, Computers, Electronics
Alpha Flight, Beta Flight V, Department H
Everyone assumed that James MacDonald Hudson had died. However, he was teleported at faster-than-light speed through the space-time continuum, finally coming to rest on Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons.
Unable to maintain his battlesuit’s system and succumbing to the harsh atmosphere, he collapsed. He awoke to find that an alien race had saved him using their advanced technology. They were unfamiliar with the human race and took the battlesuit’s circuits as part of Hudson’s natural body and intergrated the suit with Hudsons flesh.
After his recovery Hudson discovered that the he had been transported thousands of years into his past. He was placed in a cryogenic stasis chamber so that he could sleep until he had caught up to his correct time.
His reunion with his wife went badly. The years spent in hibernation and his fusion with his battlesuit had drained away much of his emotion. Upon returning to Alpha Flight, Hudson resumed using his old code name of Vindicator because his wife was known as Guardian at this point.
The Canadian government approached Vindicator, asking him to take over as leader of Alpha Flight from his wife.James, finally uderstanding how people had been controlling him, took this information to Heather and, with this revelation, the Hudsons were reunited.
Vindicator seems to have control over how much of his mechanical nature is visible. At times, the area around his body shines with the glint of metal and at other times it is totally flesh.
After a climactic battle to save Canada and the world from atomic armageddon, Hudson was told that he is a synthoid, an artificial human being created by Department H to supplant the real Guardian. Since then, the 19 year old has become leader of a 2nd Flight team, called Beta Flight, working under the auspices of Alpha Flight and a new Department H calling himself Guardian (III).