Real Name: Matthew Blackfeather
Identity/Class: Mutated human
formerly legal attorney for the Dakota tribes
Affiliations: The Futurians
Enemies: The Inheritors
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Future Dynamics, Colorado
First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #9: The Futurians (Marvel Comics, 1983)
Powers/Abilities: Werehawk can fly. In battle he transforms into a humanoid raptor with razor sharp talons on both hands and feet, and enters into an animalistic berserker fury. While normally he retains a semblance of human form, this metamorphosis can progress further if he totally loses control, and he becomes a gigantic bird of prey.
History: Matthew Blackfeather was a legal attorney for the Dakota tribes who enjoyed adventurous, airborne, past-times such as sky diving and hang-gliding. Unknown to him, he was also one of a number of humans carrying a hidden genetic timebomb in his DNA, sent back in time from 5 million years in the future by the scientists of Terminus. In the early 1980s, he was approached by Future Dynamics, offered a place on a cadre of special agents the firm was developing. Intrigued, he took them up on the job, and with a group of similarly "seeded" humans, his special DNA was activated. Matthew gained the ability to fly and transform into an atavistic raptor form; this latter development, complete with berserker rages, worried him, but he was soon convinced of the need to use his new powers against the Inheritors, murderous future humans and rivals of the people of Terminus.
Comments: Created by Dave Cockrum.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Were or Hawk characters
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