|Real Name||Hakim Okafor|
|Affiliations||G.E.N.E.S.I.S., Oxford University, Ethiopian National Defense Force (formerly), CERN (formerly)|
|Base of Operations||United Kingdom|
|Occupation||Research Scientist, Particle Physicist|
|Education||PhD in Physics and Biochemistry from Oxford University|
|Place of Birth||Ethiopia|
|Creator||John F. Allen|
|First Appearance||Codename: Knight Ranger 2015|
Dr. Hakim Okafor was orphaned at age ten and recruited by the Ethiopian National Defense Force shortly afterwards. He served two tours of duty and was highly decorated. When the war ended, he became a naturalized British citizen and earned two PhD’s from Oxford University, one in particle physics and the other in biochemistry. After an admirable academic career at his alma mater, he was hand selected for a research position with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Dr. Okafor is considered by many to be the world’s leading expert in particle physics and helped CERN with the designs for the Large Hadron Collider. During his tenure as a lead researcher with CERN laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland on the Large Particle Collider project, he made a remarkable breakthrough in the manipulation of god particles. As a side project, designed a machine that could accelerate the god particles in an object and alter its mass. The device was considerably smaller in scale than the LPC and early experiments proved successful with inanimate test objects, or so we thought. But, during a routine test, an accident occurred. Nine of the researchers were exposed to the particle beams when the machine exploded; only Okafor and two others survived.
It was later determined that the machine had been tampered with due to industrial espionage. CERN and Dr. Okafor knew that several outside parties had interest in the god particle disruptor technology for quite some time, with plans weaponize it. CERN discovered that one of their trusted engineers—Javier Farnsworth—went missing that day and was in fact responsible for smuggling the designs from the laboratory. Farnsworth managed to steal the schematics and research for the god particle disruptor from CERN’s secure server and left a worm in its place. When a technician went to access the data, she inadvertently released the worm which proceeded to scrub all references of the device and leave a false trail that implicated her. When a video of an undercover INTERPOL agent being killed by a weapon which functioned similarly to the god particle disruptor, was sent to G.E.N.E.S.I.S. via their own undercover operative, a connection was made that the weapon used could possibly have been developed from the stolen designs.
INTERPOL was called in to conduct an extensive manhunt for Farnsworth, but he was never found. Shortly after his recovery from the accident at CERN, Okafor abandoned his position there and resumed his academic career. One evening while working from his London flat he experienced an odd tingling sensation come over his entire body. Before he realized it, he had grown to about nine feet in height and punched a hole in his ceiling. He continued to grow, twelve feet, then fifteen. When he stopped growing, he discovered that he had shot up to about twenty-five feet and his head poked out from his roof. After several weeks of practice and thousands of pounds in repairs, Dr. Okafor managed to gain a modicum of control over his newfound abilities. Shortly afterwards he was paid a visit by G.E.N.E.S.I.S. Director Elijah Bishop. During their conversation, Okafor was suspicious at first, however Bishop related intimate facts of the incident and admitted having assigned a detail to keep watch him following the accident. When he took an unexpected leave of absence from his teaching at Oxford, Bishop grew concered and decided to confront Okafor directly. After months of training, Dr. Okafor discovered that along with his ability to increase and decrease in physical size, he could also control his body’s denisty. His cells are capable of shunting or accruing god particles at will. According to Dr. Gabriel Hernandez, the G.E.N.E.S.I.S. researcher who helped him to control his ablities, they concluded that his cellular structure has been supercharged with regenerative kinetic energy which he can use to temporarily stimulate proportionate cellular growth. This cellular growth allows him to increase in size. In reverse, the cellular atrophy is also proportionate and is attributed to his cells reabsorption of the released kinetic energy.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Size Alteration: Due to the accident Dr. Okafor was involved in at CERN, he can increase his size, to a height of about 25 feet. His cells are supercharged with regenerative kinetic energy which he can use to stimulate temporary cellular growth. This cellular growth is proportionate and allows Okafor to increase in size. In reverse, the cellular atrophy is attributed to his cells absorbtion of the released kinetic energy. In the reverse, due in part to the nanite technology which allowed for Okafor to create a scaled down version of a particle accelerator, those size reduction nanites were somehow infused into his body's molecular structure. As a result of the explosion, he was granted the ability to decrease his size to that of an insect also. He is still able to maintain his regular sized strength and durability while in his shrunken state. Also, the process of size alteration generates great amounts of kinetic energy, physical force and momentum which is scaled beyond that of normal humans and allows Okafor to perform feats of superhuman strength and exert such extreme physical force and momentum in his regular size immediately after changing his size back to normal.
- Superhuman Strength: Dr. Okafor gains physical strength in proportion to his increased size. At giant size, Okafor's strength varies according to the height he achieves. For example: at 10 feet tall, Okafor can lift/press up to 1 ton, at 25 feet tall he can lift/press up to 20 tons.
- Density Alteration: Dr. Okafor can mentally manipulate the god particles in his body and is therefore able to control his density and solidity. He can become a intangible, invisible and without any measurable weight. By using his god particle manipulation abilites he can also make his body extremely hard and durable to the point where it is immune to most known types of damage, with the exception of a god particle disruptor.
- Superhuman Durability: He can ncrease his mass at will, with a maximum mass reached at about 50 tons.
- Intangibility: When at a minimum mass, Dr. Okafor is capable of passing through solid matter and hovering off the ground. The full extent of this ablitly has not yet been explored.
- Scientific Genius-Level Intellect: Dr. Hakim Okafor is one of the world's foremost biochemists and particle physicists. He possesses considerable expertise in numerous other scientific fields such as subatomic physics, particle physics and medicine. His high I.Q. makes him one of the fifteen smartest people in the world.
- Skilled Combatant: Hakim is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant thanks to his time in the Ethiopian military. He is proficient in various styles of unarmed combat, both lethal and non-lethal. He is also a trained marksman with proficient weapons skills.