Real Name: Dan Baker

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Soldier; post-war private investigator

Affiliations: member of Strikeforce: Morituri

Enemies: The Horde, the Wind

Known Relatives: Yoko Wantanabe (wife, Burn), two unnamed children

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Strikeforce: Morituri's Mag-Lev Train, constantly travelling across the continental U.S.A.

First Appearance: Strikeforce: Morituri (Marvel Comics)

Powers/Abilities: Like all members of the Morituri, Scanner's strength and endurance are superhuman. His senses are extremely powerful - for example, he can see spaceships orbiting overhead.

Scanner in the armour he wore during the war against the HordeHistory: Dan Baker volunteered for the Morituri process after witnessing the Horde destroying both his home town (and his pregnant fiancee) and the city he worked in (Salt Lake City) using a pair of asteroids fired from orbit. With no reasons left to live, he expected to use the powers the process would grant him to take the fight to the Horde, and then die from the Morituri effect. Ironically, he was one of the Strikeforce who survived the war and the process, thanks to the discovery of the cure for the lethal side-effects. He subsequently led the surviving Morituri in fighting a conspiracy to take over the government, after which he married his teammate Burn.

Some years later the pair had two children. Dan supported the family by using his enhanced senses as a private investigator. Their peaceful life was disrupted when the VXX-199 aliens whose arrival had ended the Horde war revealed their own plans to harvest humanity. Along with his former teammates Scanner fought against the VXX-199 plot, successfully thwarting it.

Comments: Created by James D.Hudnall.

Thanks to Enrique Acosta for images and information.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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