Micromax, by Reilly Brown
|First appearance||Excalibur vol. 1 #44 (December 1991)|
|Created by||Alan Davis|
|Alter ego||Scott Wright|
|Notable aliases||Mr. Right|
Mass and size manipulation|
Strength proportionate to size
Micromax (Scott Wright) is a fictional character, a mutant superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Micromax was created by Alan Davis and first appeared in Excalibur vol. 1 #44 (Dec 1991).
Fictional character biography
Prior to the discovery of his mutant abilities, Scott Wright was a disk jockey. With the discovery of his powers he became a special British government operative for M.I.6, a secret British national security unit, under the name Micromax.
He is first seen mistaking Rachel Summers for a burglar, and mistakenly trying to arrest her for robbery. He is later backup for a disastrous mission with his superior officer Brigadier Theobold Blott, several psychics and a team of F.I.6 'Mediators'. They are assigned to track down the perpetrator of the previous thefts and initially erroneously accuse Nightcrawler of sabotage. After that mishap, they are overpowered by a servant creature of Necrom, a powerful sorcerer. They later encounter Necrom himself, and Micromax is the only one to survive the mission, due to his shrinking abilities. He unsuccessfully attempts to kill Necrom. Necrom comes away with the impression Micromax has very little viable life force. Micromax is later mind-controlled by Brain Drain in an attempt to assassinate the British Prime Minister, but this is thwarted by Aurora. Micromax later helps Excalibur members Kylun and Feron battle Necrom, using his powers to grow to a massive size and crush Necrom, stunning him temporarily and allowing the other heroes to mount an offense.[volume & issue needed]
Micromax participates in battling the threat from the politician Orpington Smythe. Smythe is using manipulation, torture and murder in an attempt to control all the governmental agencies that deal with super-powered happenings. Micromax is captured for Nigel Orpington-Smythe by the R.C.X. He is subjected to medical tests at the Cloud Nine facility. Excalibur and a mutiny from within Smythe's own ranks eventually end Smythe's threat.[volume & issue needed]
After a few missions with Excalibur, he resigns from the F.I.6 to join the Brand Corporation in New Jersey.[volume & issue needed] He uses his super-hero identity from time to time, and even helps the Avengers face the invasion of Kang the Conqueror.
He becomes involved in a battle with X-Force and the surviving original X-Men over the fate of the '198', a group of mutants being forcibly detained on the grounds of the X-Mansion. At the request of the British government Micromax joins O*N*E*, a policing force against unruly mutants. This team is fronted by Bishop with the support of Sabra. During the fight he is stabbed in the chest by Shatterstar, and the 198 escape. He receives medical attention and survives the attack.[volume & issue needed]
Powers and abilities
Micromax is a mutant with the ability to increase, decrease or redistribute his body mass, allowing for dramatic size change. He can shrink to roughly half an inch, or as tall as 65 feet in height. His strength is proportionate to his size and at top size and density he can withstand the pressure from a 50-ton weight, and strike with a similar level of force. He can attain a limited degree of shapeshifting by redistributing his body mass. Normally, Micromax is a short, pot-bellied balding man; in everyday life he uses his powers to become taller and robust and to give himself a full head of hair.
Micromax is a good hand-to-hand combatant, and has been trained by F.I.6.
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