Personal Info:
Real Name: August Hopper
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: X-Men Vol.1 24
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City, New York
Grudges: X-Men, X-Factor and the Hulk
Creators: Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Werner Roth
Enhanced Abilities: Locust has enhanced strength and endurance.
Body Armour: Locustís exo-skeleton gives him limited protection from physical attacks.
Flight: Locustís exoskeleton possesses a set of wingís that allows him to fly.
Insect Control: Locustís helmet allows him to control insect.
Cocoon:: Locustís is able to project sticky nets of cocoon silk.
Ionic Ray: Locust carries a hand held ionic ray which, can stun humans and insects.
Magno Ray: Locust can project a magno ray, which uses ionic bombardment to enlarge insects to the size of people or even small cars.
Renowned entomology professor Dr. August Hopper was fired from the Metro College for aggressively promoting his radical theory that ionic bombardment could transform insects into giants, posing a potential threat to humanity. Despite this, Hopper was subsequently hired as a research scientist by Ryan Chemicals, where he developed some of the worldís most effective insecticides. Because of these successes, the company gave him exceptional freedom and privacy in conducting his research. Growing increasingly reclusive and bitter, Hopper resented his reputation as a scientific crackpot and the loss of his academic position, and he became convinced that his past and present employers had taken all the credit for his accomplishments while he toiled in relative obscurity. Slowly going mad, Hopper secretly developed the means to enlarge insects He plotted to terrorise humanity with his giant insects in his new identity as the Locust, then discover a means of stopping the bugs as Hopper, hoping to be hailed as humanityís saviour.