Maximillian Zaran was born in United Kingdom. Early in his life, he was an agent of the British Secret Service: MI6, but soon chose to become a mercenary and assassin. Training himself thoroughly in martial arts and the use of various kinds of weapons, he became known as a super-villain as well.
West Coast Avengers
Albino disguised as a computer programmer in Virtual War Themes, she asked Hawkeye for help needed help protecting a computer virus capable of creating chaos throughout the world from falling into the wrong hands. Hawkeye escorted her to her place of business and was attacked by Batroc's Brigade. Hawkeye managed to defeat Batroc's Brigade and found a mask with Augusta Seger's face on it.
During the legendary Bloodstone Hunt, Zaran became good friends with fellow mercenary Batroc and joined Batroc's Brigade and fought Captain America but lost once more. From then on Zaran was mostly seen alongside Batroc, fighting heroes such as Nomad.
At one point in his life, Zaran also trained another fellow assassin and allowed him to use his codename in battle. He later participated in the hunt for the X-Men thief known as Gambit, where he was apprehended by local police officers.
Zaran would return to battle a loose collection of superheroes involving Dagger, Black Widow, Daredevil and Shang-Chi. He was initially shown stealing a chemical agent from A.I.M. for Shang-Chi's father, a super-villain sometimes known as Fu Manchu. He was then ordered to kill Shang-Chi himself.
Great Lakes Avengers
Grasshopper comes across Batrocs Brigade breaking into the building and decided to try and stop them. They rush to aid Grasshopper with the robbery and ask him to join the team, Grasshopper accepts shortly before Zaran throws a dagger at his head. They try to stop the Brigade with little results.
Later, Zaran traveled to England as part of terrorist group R.A.I.D.'s attack against the city of London. Zaran and Machete were tasked with assassinating the Houses of Parliament, but they were stopped by an ad hoc group of superheroes led by Union Jack.
Civil War / Initiative
Escaping jail and facing the Thunderbolts, Zaran was forced to join said super-hero group during the Civil War event. Zaran has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who are part of the Initiative program.
One Night In Madripoor
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Weapons Master: Zaran is a master of ancient and modern weapons including knives, bows, staves, maces, spears, nunchaku, shuriken, and guns.
Master Martial Artist
Zaran possesses strength of man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise. Zaran is strong enough to lift about twice his bodyweight and can press lift approximately 470 lbs.
Zaran wears gauntlets and a collar piece studded with small sais.
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- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #10; Shang-Chi's entry
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 2 #1
- ↑ Master of Kung Fu #76-89
- ↑ Captain America #302-304
- ↑ West Coast Avengers Vol 2 #11
- ↑ Solo Avengers #3
- ↑ Elektra #7
- ↑ Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman #1
- ↑ Captain America #357-362
- ↑ Captain America #411
- ↑ Gambit Vol 3 #16-19
- ↑ Gambit Annual #2000
- ↑ Marvel Knights #4-14
- ↑ G.L.A. #2
- ↑ G.L.A. #3
- ↑ G.L.A. #4
- ↑ Union Jack Vol 2 #1
- ↑ New Thunderbolts #8
- ↑ Thunderbolts #107
- ↑ Captain America and Iron Man #633-635
- ↑ JLA/Avengers #4
- ↑ All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #4
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