Ursa Major
Ursa Major
Personal Info:
Real Name: Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus
Also Known As: Grizzly Adams, Major Mikhail Ursus
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk Vol.1 #250 (1980) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Crimson Dynamo, Darkstar, Vanguard, Chernobog, Red Widow, Vostok, Perun
Group Affiliation: Agents of Wakanda (Double Agent), Winter Guard, Red Room; formerly Siberforce, Soviet Super-Soldiers, Neo-Soviets
Base Of Operations: Winter Guard Mansion, Moscow, Russia
Grudges: Avengers and Namor
Creators: Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema
Ursa Major is a formidable hand to hand combatant, both in his human and bear forms.
Ursine Transformation: Ursa Major is capable of transforming into a humanoid brown bear at will within ten seconds. This process grants him an additional 14 inches in height and 700 lbs to his frame. While in his bear form, he retains his full level of intelligence, personality, and ability to speak.
Enhanced Abilities: Ursa Major has superhuman strength, agility, speed, endurance and durability.
Mikhail Ursus was one of the first known mutants born in the Soviet Union in the 20th Century to survive past childhood. Up until the time of his birth, the Soviet government had been performing euthanasia on all mutants at the first manifestation of their superhuman powers. The government was made to see the potential value of super humans serving the state due to the efforts of scientist Pieter Phobos. He opened a private school to train mutants as potential agents loyal to the government. His real motive, however, was to use them to gain power for himself. Ursa Major was one of the first trainees along with Darkstar and Vanguard as part of the Soviet Super-Soldiers.
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