Popularity 20 / 80 on Thanager
Communicate with Avians: Typical
Enhanced Vision: Excellent
Wing Pack and Flight Belt: Carter possesses a pair of huge wings that enable him to control his flight. He also possesses a belt made from the Nth Metal (a Thanagarian design) that enables the ability to defy gravity
Ninth Metal Belt: Made from Amazing strength material, the belt decreases the local gravity field with Remarkable ability allowing Carter to levitate.
Winged Flight: These huge wings in conjunction with the Ninth Metal Belt allow Hawkman to fly at Excellent air speeds. He can protect himself from harm by wrapping his wings around himself. The drawback is that he cannot fly while protected by the cocoon of his wings, only levitate
Thangarian Mace: The mace has been Hawkman’s weapon since he first became active as a super hero. Hawkman has further re-enforced it and always has it at his side during battle. His mace is made from Amazing material strength and is capable of inflicting Incredible damage.
Sword: Hawkman’s sword is a sharp as it is deadly. Hawkman has reforged the sword making it stronger then it ever has been and keeps it very close to him in battle. It has an Amazing material strength and inflicts Remarkable edged damage.
Axe: One of Hawkman’s hands-on weapons when things get tough. Hawkman’s Axe is an extremely sharp blade that can even make a dent in some of the strongest metal. It was recently reforged and reshaped by Hawkman after he returned to the JSA. It has an Amazing material strength and inflicts Amazing edged damage.
Thangarian Shield: This shield was originally created on Thanagar. The shield is one of Hawkman’s favorite defensive weapons. Made from Monstrous strength materials, it can be used to block up to 90 damage from an attack, but character is still subject to stuns and slams. Hawkman can also throw it up to 3 areas for Remarkable damage.
The Claw of Horus: Created in angent Egypt from the Nth metal that powered a Thangarian space ship. The claw is made from Unearthly strength material, powered by the magnetic core of the Earth. The claw provides the following abilities:
Power Punch: The wearer is able to punch with Unearthly force and damage.
Nth Metal Disruptor: The claw is able to disrupt anything with Nth metal in it with Unearthly ability.
Archaeology, Repair/Tinkering, Leadership, Martial Arts B, Weapons Master, Marksman
All-Star Squadron, Justice Society of America, Thanagar
Since the dawn of time, there have existed people with a special affinity for a particular animal, and with certain related powers. Kill an avatar, and he will be reborn.
Unfortunately, theres also exists a balance, a counterpart: the man who killed his first incarnation and as many of the others as he could… Vandal Savage. Vandal Savage seems similar to these avatars, but where his spirit animal should be, there is only darkness.
In ancient Egypt was born a Prince Khufu Kha-Taar who was transformed by Horus into the first hawk avatar. Khufu is given gravity-defying Night Metal that he and his followers make into wings and harnesses.
In the early 1940’s Carter Hall, an independently wealthy archaeologist and the current avatar of the hawk spirit discovered one of Khufu’s sets of wings. This discovery bought about the realisation that he, Carter Hall was in fact a re-incarnation of the Egyptian prince however he does not suspect that he is a hawk avatar.
Carter began an illustrius heroic career becomming a regular feature of the New York City, battling criminals such as Alexander the Great and the Priestess Nyola. In late 1940, Hawkman was summoned by Doctor Fate to the shores of Dover, England, to join other American heroes in fending off a Nazi invasion force. This event, and the subsequent showdown with Hitler’s Valkyries over Washington, led to the formation of the Justice Society of America, with Hawkman as its first chairman. Hawkman remained the lynchpin member of the JSA throughout World War II and was its longest-standing chairman. Hawkman and Shiera (as Hawkgirl) joined the JSA in the pursuit of a group of super-criminals organized by Ian Karkull to assassinate future Presidents of the United States. As Karkull was defeated, he gave off a radiation that imbued the assembled heroes, including Hawkman and Hawkgirl, with increased longevity and vitality.
Hawkman joined the All-Star Squadron, an extended team of American super-heroes confronting crime and pro-Axis forces on the homefront. Hawkman continued to be active in the JSA throughout World War II, though he never saw much action beyond the homefront although at some point in the 1940s, he married Shiera Sanders. Hawkman remained chairman of the JSA after the war, though the All-Star Squadron apparently disbanded.
Hawkman was chairman of the JSA when it appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. It was he who declared the JSA disbanded when they were each asked to submit their true names and allow questioning by the committee.
When Vandal Savage captured several members of the JSA in 1963, Hawkman was among them. When he was freed by the two Flashes along with the rest of the JSA, he chaired the first meeting of the re-formed Justice Society. Hawkman then resumed his active membership and chairmanship of the JSA. Hawkman was a very active member of the JSA throughout the 1960s and 70s. Shiera, by and large, remained inactive. Hawkman remained chairman of the JSA, presiding during the “Batman Diary” hearings, and leading them into the Crisis on Infinite Earths, where he was severely burned retiring to Feithera for healing.
After he had rested in Feithera, Hawkman attended the memorial ceremony for the JSAers who had fallen during the Crisis. From there the JSA and the Halls entered Limbo, where they remained for years.
When the Halls returned from Limbo, they learned of their sons death, and discovered that Lyta Trevor Hall had disappeared with their grandson. They beseeched the Spectre to return him, but the Spectre denied them and left them to their grief.
Hawkgirl remained active with the JSA and she and Carter joined them as they prepared for their assault on Extant. As a result of the crisis in time, all the “hawk avatars” from throughout history, including Carter and Shiera Hall, the killer/addict Hawkman and the “Hawkgod,” are fused with Katar Hol (Hawkman III). Shiera did not survive the merging and died, leaving Carter without his soulmate.
Unbeknownst to Hawkman, Shiera’s soul took root in her grand-niece, Kendra Saunders, an attempted suicide whose soul had moved on, leaving her body vacant. The shift caused a change in eye color noticed only by Kendra’s grandfather, legendary adventurer “Speed” Saunders. For all intents and purposes, Shiera believed herself to be Kendra Saunders. Recently, ‘Kendra’ joined the JSA as Hawkgirl.
A dimension away, Carter Hall was separated from Katar, who subsequently perished. Carter’s soul was left in the Hawk-Limbo until the take-over of the planet Thanagar by Ominar Synn. Desperate to save their planet, Thangarian rebels kidnapped Kendra/Shiera and used her soul to attract Carter’s to a portal to the Hawk-Limbo on Thanagar. Carter was again manifested on the Earthly plane and led the successful rebellion against Synn.
When Carter returned, he instantly recognized Kendra as possessing the soul of his beloved. However, Kendra wass reluctant to accept that reality. For the first time, one soul mate has rejected the other.
Carter also has a new body bearing little resemblence to the original and strong memories about his relationship with Shiera. The results of this new existence are yet to be discovered.