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Mahkizmo was immensely durable and strong, comparable to the Thing. He could release explosive force from his body sufficient to level a small building; he could add this energy to his punches or release it as an omnidirectional wave.
Mahkizmo is the superhumanly strong ruler of Machus, a warlike alternate future Earth in which women are enslaved by men. Like Thundra, he came from the 23rd century; although in Thundra's future, women enslaved the men, in Mahkizmo's timeline the men subjugated the women. Thundra had gone to the 20th century of Earth-616 to prevent the existence of Machus by altering the past, and Machus was sent to stop her. He fought and defeated the Fantastic Four and teleported Thundra back to Machus. There, he used an energy beam to imprison her and sap her will. The Fantastic Four followed them using Doctor Doom's time machine, but Mahkizmo and the men of Machus defeated the heroes and claimed Medusa (who was a member of the Fantastic Four at the time) as his prize. Medusa entranced Mahkizmo, and knocked him out by hitting in the head with a jug of wine to escape. Mahkizmo sentenced Thundra and the Fantastic Four to death in the gladiatorial arena, fighting them himself when they defeated his champions. As Mahkizmo defeated them all, Medusa arrived with Thundra's Femizons, who fought the Machans. Mahkizmo summoned the energy for his devastating nuclear-punch, but Thundra and the Thing punched him at the same time and caused an energy implosion, destroying Mahkizmo. This caused the last barriers between the two Earths of Machus and Femizonia to dissolve and the two worlds merged.
Mahkizmo survived the implosion as an intangible, invisible cloud of atoms. He was furious that the men and women of the now-joined world were able to live in harmony. He took over one of the new world's men and transformed it into his own. He traveled back to the 20th century and planned to kill all of the women in the past to prevent the worlds from merging. He attacked the She-Hulk, until Cupid shot him with an arrow that caused him to fall in love with the She-Hulk. He took her back to his world to make her his bride, but the Thing and Wyatt Wingfoot followed them. The She-Hulk and the Thing combined their power and defeated Mahkizmo.
Mahkizmo was one of the Fantastic Four's enemies that attended a gathering by the Puppet Master in an effort to combine forces. The Fantastic Four captured Mahkizmo and transferred him to the newly constructed Vault in the Negative Zone. Mahkizmo and the rest of the inmates were released from their cells by the Negative Zone sorceress Threska; however, the inmates fought the Fantastic Four, and were returned to their cells.
First Appearance: Fantastic Four (1961) #151
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Fantastic Four (1961)
#151 Fantastic Four: Foes (2005)
- 'Thundra and Lightning! Part One'#152
- 'Thundra and Lightning! Part Two: A World of Madness Made!'#153
- 'Worlds in Collision!'
#1 Marvel Legacy: The 1970's Handbook (2006)
- 'Part One'#5
- 'Part Five'#6
- 'Part Six'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
- 'Who Was That Zombie I Saw You With?'#38
- 'Love in Bloom'#39
- 'Date Worse Than Death'
Men of Machus
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