New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
The hotheaded heir to a heroic legacy.
Real name: Thomas Hawk
Occupation: Professional crimefighter
Identity: publicly known
Legal status: Citizen of the United States
Former aliases: none
Place of birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Marital status: single
Known relatives: none
Group affiliation: Infinity Legion of Earth, United States Army Special Forces
Base of operations: The Floating Fortress
First appearance: New Adventures of the Infinity Legion of Earth #2
History: Reared in a dreary Santa Fe orphanage after the death of his mother during childbirth, the young Thomas Hawk sought escape from his circumstances in the physicality of sports: soccer, track and field, gymnastics. Noting his upper-body strength, a kindly teacher at the orphanage introduced him to the art of diskus throwing, where Thomas quickly distinguished himself.
Quickly climbing the ranks of the diskus throwing world, Thomas earned a junior membership to the US Olympic squad at the precocious age of 17. His skills shattered records and his behavior off the field courted controversy, culminating in accusations of steroid abuse that saw him stripped of his medals and embittered.
In this state, lacking prospects, he enlisted for the United States army in hopes of regaining a sense of purpose. His skills did not go unnoticed by his superiors and after only a few short months the offer of a lifetime was put to him: to train intensely with the special forces in preparation for becoming the successor to the original Diskman, who was nearing retirement age. Thomas was initially skeptical but found it hard to resist the lure of taking on the mantle of one of his idols and using his abilities to serve not only his country but the entire planet. Years of intense training followed during which Thomas got the opportunity to train and serve with his predecessor; the two did not always get along but eventually developed a grudging respect.
Initially deployed in secret into the Army’s most dangerous combat zones at home and abroad, the new Diskman was finally revealed to the general public only recently, to much fanfare. Thomas is learning to adjust to the challenges of his new life as a national celebrity and the responsibilities of a junior member in the Infinity Legion of Earth.
Height: 6’4” Weight: 220 lbs.
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Strength level: The second Diskman possesses normal human strength for a man of his age and build who engages in rigorous regular exercise.
Known superhuman powers: none
Abilities: World-class diskus thrower and gymnast.
Weapons: The Diskman employs a special shield composed of a secret, lightweight experimental alloy possessed of extremely high tensile strength. He can pitch it with extreme accuracy and is intensely trained in its tactical use in all manner of combat situations. The shield houses a sophisticated IFF system which prevents its being employed by anyone but its DNA-coded owner.