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Megatak
 
Megatak
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Gregory Nettles
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Thor Vol.1 #328 (1983) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: The Hood, Crime-Master, Death Adder, Human Fly, Jack O'Lantern, Toxin
Group Affiliation: Savage Six, formerly Deadly Dozen, Hood's Crime Syndicate
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Thor,Punisher and Venom
Creators: Doug Moench and Alan Kupperberg
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Powers:
 
Electro-Kinesis: Megatak possesses "electro-kinesis," the ability to mentally control electricity and electronic components. Megatak can use this power for a variety of bizarre effects. Megatak can absorb electricity from his surroundings, and use it to enable him to fly, project bolts of sheer electrical energy and drain electricity. He can greatly amplify the power level of electrical devices, making speakers play at incredibly high volumes, for example. He can generate electromagnetic constructs, usually modelled on video game characters. The constructs can project bolts of electrical energy, and are solid. Megatak initially wielded a wand-like device as part of his costume, and may have used it to focus his powers. After resurrection and upgrading to "v.4.5", he was augmented to be able to travel and carry people across an electronic interface (e.g., between computers across the Internet, mobile phones) and has morphed into a living computer program. Highly intelligent, emotionless and very strong, his processing speed exceeds that of anything built by Reed Richards, but Megatak has become less personally driven and more a device to be used.
 
Origins:
 
Gregory Nettles was hired to steal the circuitry of a revolutionary new videogame, "Megatak", a product of the Nogari Corporation, at an electronics trade show in McCormick Place. Nettles ambushed and replaced a man costumed as the eponymous hero of the game, and attempted to remove circuitry from a large display model of the game as the game was turned on for the demonstration. Oddly, Nettles was apparently transformed into electrical energy and was absorbed by the game. As the demonstration of the game's more innovative features began, the figure of Nettles as Megatak seemed to fall towards the screen and finally burst explosively from it. Nettles became insane, believing himself to be Megatak, and used his new powers to bring characters from all the games to life.
 
Notes:
 
Megatak at Marvel Universe: The Appendix
Megatak at Marvel Database
Megatak at Comic Vine