Real Name: Anthony Power
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In his original body, Professor Power possessed the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in no regular exercise. In Matthew Power's body, Professor Power possessed the normal human strength of a man of Matthew's age, height, and build who engaged in moderate regular exercise. Professor Power's battlesuit amplified his strength to superhuman levels, enabling him to lift (press) 10 tons. Professor Power's battlesuit was an armored, man-amplifying, powered exoskeleton primarily made of a high-carbon tool alloy formed into a chain mail structure that combines flexibility with maximum protection. Weighing 375 pounds, the battlesuit was able to withstand the detonation of 75 pounds of TNT at a distance of 20 feet. The battlesuit amplified Professor Power's strength to superhuman levels. The battlesuit's primary power source was a cold-fusion thermo-electric generator located in the suit's belt. The battlesuit was controlled by a computer-aided negative feedback loop/pressure sensor network that caused the exoskeleton to follow the motions of the body within and to amplify them when necessary. The exoskeleton used electrically-powered linear-induction motors which were able to withstand massive overrated power surges to enable Professor Power to achieve the full level of superhuman strength that the battlesuit made possible. Professor Power's battlesuit had a programmed auto-stop function that halted the operations of the suit in the event that is computers sensed an imminent motor armature seize-up. The battlesuit's major offensive weapon was an implanted alpha-wave sensor-controlled pulsed, laser path guided, high-energy electron beam. The e-beam gun used a high-flux particle accelerator assembly located in his battlesuit's right forearm and a lasing array around the forefinger of his right glove which operated in tandem. (Hence, the e-beam was fired from his right forefinger.) The e-beam developed a maximum concussive force equivalent to the detonation of 100 pounds of TNT. The massive current drain of the particle accelerator assembly allows only a five second e-beam discharge that requires a lengthy recharging time of about 45 minutes between discharges. The battlesuit was also equipped with twin electrically-powered very high speed turbines which compressed incoming air to a high pressure and temperature and used a fine spray of J-4 jet fuel to cause self-igniting combustion. Both engines developed sufficient thrust to allow Professor Power to fly at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and to reach a maximum height of about 500 feet. (the preceding quoted from Power's entry in OHOTMU).
Power somehow developed the ability to maintain his mind as an astral presence, sometimes for months at a time, and to re-enter either he or Matthew's body. Power's mind also animated two robots once. In his most recent appearance, Power's mind occupied a cyborg-powered version of Matthew's body whose full capabilities are unknown. Power also utilized a lot of high-tech equipment, such as Mandroids, a flying castle, a device that allowed he and his son's minds to switch bodies, and a massive tunnel system that allowed his castle to move from one place to another. In addition, when Power first took over Matthew's body, he had an alpha-converter put into Matthew's brain. The effect of this converter is unknown.
Professor Power was the third Number 1 of the Secret Empire.
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up (1972) #117
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Captain America (1968)
Captain America (Mexico) (2009)
#18 Captain America: America's Avenger (2011)
- 'Dos Américas, parte 2'#19
- 'Dos Américas'#20
- 'Dream A Little Dream'
Iron Man (1968)
Marvel Tales (1964)
#241 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'The Ties That Bind!'
#117 Nomad: Girl Without a World (2009)
- 'Scents and Senses!'#118
- 'Meeting of the Minds'#124
- 'The Ties That Bind!'
#3 Punisher War Journal (2007)
- 'Small World'#4
- 'Into the World'
#4 The Defenders (1972)
- 'Small Wake For a Tall Man'
#127 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Cloud Hidden!'#128
- 'Assault on the Empire'#129
- 'And in the End'
#8 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'N-P: From Namorita to Pyro'
#19 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Book of the Dead (Nuke to Obadiah Stane)'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
#197 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Power Play!'#198
- 'Castles in the Air!'#199
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