Mr Majestic


Mister Majestic

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Mister Majestic
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Mr Majestic
Publication information
Publisher WildStorm
First appearance WildC.A.T.s v1 #12
Created by Jim Lee
H.K. Proger
In story information
Alter ego Lord Majestros
Team affiliations WildC.A.T.S.
Team One
Notable aliases Jim McArest
Abilities Superhuman strength, speed and stamina, Flight, Laser Vision, Micro Vision, Ice Breath, Invulnerability, Genius level intellect, long lifespan possibly immortal, Vacuum support, power blasts from hands, undefined psionic particularly telekinetic ability

Mister Majestic is a fictional character, a Wildstorm Productions superhero created by H.K. Proger and Jim Lee. He first appears in a back up story within WildC.A.T.s volume 1 #12. One of the most powerful heroes in the WildStorm universe, he bears a strong, deliberate resemblance to DC Comics’s Superman.

Contents

  • 1 Fictional character history
  • 2 Source
  • 3 WildC.A.T.s era
  • 4 Solo series
    • 4.1 Second series
    • 4.2 Third series
  • 5 Majestrate
  • 6 Nemesis
  • 7 Savant
  • 8 Majestic: The Big Chill
    • 8.1 Parallels with “The Last Question”
  • 9 Powers and abilities
  • 10 Other
  • 11 External links
  • 12 Collections
  • 13 References

Fictional character history

Mr. Majestic, born Majestros on the planet Khera, is a Kherubim warlord. He has two children, Kenesha (Savant) and Majestrate. Kenesha was born out of a union with Majestros and Lady Zannah (Zealot) on Khera. However Zannah could not stay a warrior if she became a mother. Thusly Zannah gives Kenesha to her own mother to raise, allowing Majestros to believe Kenesha is Zannah’s sister, rather than his own daughter.

Majestic becomes trapped on Earth with three other Kherubim lords during the Kherubim/Daemonite war. His son Majestrate also makes the journey. Majestic spends the next several centuries fighting for justice before joining the government-sponsored Team One during the Cold War. While the team is fighting Lord Helspont and the Cabal, Majestros is forced to kill his friend and fellow Kheran Yon Kohl (also known as John Colt). Demoralized, he seeks solace in the Arctic, maintaining an idiosyncratic suburban style tract home beneath an energy barrier to keep out the elements. He eventually returns to the civilized world at his daughter’s urging, to help Zealot in her battle with Tapestry.

Source

When Jim Lee was asked why he based Mr. Majestic so much on Superman, he stated that he was tired of seeing so many comic heroes who possessed great power but were too afraid to use it. Mr. Majestic possesses powers similar to those of Superman, but his personality is entirely different. Majestros has more militant views, as he is a Kheran warlord. The difference between the two is further portrayed when Majestros finds himself stuck on Superman’s Earth. The two manage to discuss their differing outlooks on the world around them: Majestic’s no-nonsense, all-business personality and Superman’s more subtle approach to things. Majestic reveals that he has put superhuman villains in stasis-prison without giving them a fair trial and getting into bouts with that world’s heroes, claiming he finds them dismayingly reticent.

WildC.A.T.s era

During his tenure as leader of the WildC.A.T.s, Majestic leads his team in a completely new direction, brutally punishing criminals both superhuman and non-superhuman alike[1]}. These actions are influenced by his team-mate T.A.O., aka ‘Tactically Augmented Organism’[2]. TAO’s plans to escape devastate the team are eventually uncovered when Savant herself she is tricked into stepping in front of Grifter’s blaster fire and is critically wounded. Though distracted in combat, the Kheran returns to confront Tao deep within the sewers. Despite the entity’s declaration he has the cure for world hunger and many other of the world’s ills, Majestic urges him to face his death with more nobility, and apparently incinerates Tao.

Solo series

In 1999, Wildstorm publishes a series called Mr. Majestic, where it is revealed that he does not spend the majority of his time after Team One in solitude, but rather as a government agent confronting paranormal and cosmic anomalies aided by a gifted cybernetic boy named Desmond. In subsequent issues, much is revealed about Majestic’s time after the Cold War, spanning the intervening decades from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.

When he is flung into Metropolis by Daemonite technology, Majestros arrives at a time when Superman is missing in Kandor and he assumes the Kryptonian’s duties for a brief period, many people mistaking Majestros as Superman with a new costume. After saving her life, he gains the trust of Superman’s wife; Lois Lane, who helps him escape after the villain Eradicator imprisons him in the Phantom Zone and saves Metropolis from a temporal storm. Afterwards, it is revealed that a Daemonite Robot has followed Majestros into the DC universe.

Second series

In Majestic’s second series, Superman returns to Metropolis thanking Majestros for assuming his duties, but that the his methods are too harsh. He suggests to Majestros that he needs a better perspective on humanity; and advises him to live among them from time to time. Majestic initially dismisses the notion, but later comes to embrace it. Assuming the alias of Jim McArest (an anagram of “Mr. Majestic”) and rents a room from a single mother. He becomes a father figure to his landlady’s son. The boy finds Mr. Majestic’s costume one day and is convinced that “Jim McArest” is really Superman’s secret identity. The Daemonite Robot that has followed Majestic from the Wildstorm universe shows up at their house, and to Majestic’s surprise, the Eradicator arrives to help him to defeat it. With the aid of Superman, Majestic eventually returns to the WildStorm universe in an ongoing solo-series called Majestic.

Third series

In this third series, Majestic, with the help of the Eradicator returns to the Earth of his home dimension. It is devoid of all life but plants, without any clue as to what happened to remove all human life from the planet. With Superman and the Eradicator forced to return to their home universe, Majestic must investigate this situation alone.

After months of pusuit, Majestic boards a ship containing Earth’s population along with the populations of dozens of other planets, all in stasis. He finds the Plenary, a civilization of refugees who inhabit a derelict area of the vast ark. Majestic returns the population of the Earth, only to find it has been conquered by Daemonites entering the dimensional gate he left open, and that a year has passed. In addition to controlling the world, the Daemonites are using Kheran planet-shaper engines to adapt the planet to their needs. Realizing that continuing the fight would be futile, Majestic uses the power of the Void contained within his possessed friend, Spartan to travel back in time before the Daemonite conquest.

Returning to this past Earth, Majestic seals the hole in the Bleed which the Daemonites had used to enter his reality, then sets out to discover the origins of the Kherubim technology cached on the Earth. With Desmond and Zealot, Majestic finds a tunnel leading deeply into the planet, laced with Kherubim technology. He confronts James Wyvern, owner of Pacificon, and secretly Lord Helspont of the Daemonites. Desmond is assimilated into the core of the Planet Shaper engine, and Helspont infiltrates it, causing the display of a holographic tutorial revealing the ancient Kherubim seeded these devices across countless worlds, subjugating the native life and fostering their own evolutionary growth. However, this process was sometimes unsuccessful, as in the case of the Daemonites.

Before the tutorial can be completed though, a signal from the Shaper’s Guild causes the device to shut down. Majestic and Zealot meet Javen, a former friend of Majestic, who is now a Master Motile of the Shaper’s Guild. He offer to assist Majestic in seizing rule of Khera, and fight the corruption that has plagued the planet since the end of the Daemonite War. This offer is revealed to conceal the Shaper’s Guild’s true intent – to use Majestic’s pure genestock and the planet shaper to forge a new Khera on Earth. As Majestic’s recent temporal adventures have ruined his genetic structure, the Shaper’s Guild ploy fails, rendering him useless for those purposes, Javen then seeks a secondary source in Majestic’s daughter, Savant, seizing her and place her within the Planet Shaper machine.

Meanwhile, a force of the Coda and a Kherubrim warlord, Lord Khull Imperator, arrives to oppose the actions of the Shaper’s Guild. Majestic, having escaped from the Shaper’s Guild with the help of Spartan and allies with Helspont in his own mission against the Shaper’s. Eventually Javan is defeated by Savant, though only after having injured Zealot, and killed Harmony. Majestic and Desmond use the full immersion holographic systems of the Planet Shaper to fool and eventually incapacitate Imperator, who seeks to gain the Planet Shaper for his own ends. In the simulation, Imperator seemingly engages the engine by accident, separating it from the Earth, which causes it to castrophically fail, destroying the planet and himself with it.

Majestic thwarts Helspont desire to access the device only by continually changing the access codes to the system, and eventually reaches the limits of his endurance. At that moment, all animal life vanishes from Earth, causing the Planet Shaper to shut down – a result of the mysterious arc Majestic had already defeated in his sojourn to the future. Due to temporal poisoning Majestic dies, disintegrating into little white slivers which blow past the Mr. Majestic who first returns to the Wildstorm universe with Superman and the Eradicator at the beginning of the series.

Majestrate

Majestros has a son named Majestrate whom he takes along from Khera. Majestrate’s body does not survive the crash landing, but his mind is preserved in a crystal. Majestic obtains a substance called “starstuff” from another dimension in order to transfer his son’s mind into a new artificial body. The reunion is one of the rare occasions Majestic showed any emotion. The joy that both father and son experience is short-lived, as the “starstuff” originates from another dimension and is causing an interdimensional imbalance, manifesting itself in a man named Freddie Noondyke. For the imbalance to be corrected, the “starstuff” in Majestrate’s body would have to be returned to the dimension it came from, resulting in ending the boy’s life. Majestrate convinces his reluctant father that it is the right thing to do. Majestrate flies into the dimensional maelstrom and rights the imbalance. When Majestic flies down, he finds the metal skeleton of Magestrate’s artificial body, and the loss of his son leads to a long period of depression for Majestros.

Nemesis

In the 2005 mini-series Nemesis, it is revealed that the title character Charis, the Lady Nemesis, is a woman Majestros was once in a secret relationship with while his father and other Kheran nobles sought to unite him with Nemesis’ mentor, Lady Zannah. Kherans have become nearly infertile over their long history and therefore have a ritual where a young female and male Kheran are coupled for one night. If the female is impregnated, she becomes a priestess.

Savant

In this story, it is revealed that Zealot becomes pregnant after the arranged night with Majestros. Her mother protects Zealot’s wish to become a warrior by claiming to be the mother of the child, Kenesha herself, and Majestros is unaware of his true relationship towards Kanesha/Savant.

Majestic: The Big Chill

In this story by Alan Moore, Mr. Majestic survives until the end of the universe. Traveling from “The Place” with a small group of gods and immortals, Majestros travels the universe, looking for signs of life, but finding none. As the rest of the inhabitants prepare for the end of the universe, Mr. Majestic takes a small group out to continue exploring. A few drop out, freely choosing to go on no farther. In their search, they are confronted by a golden entity, that manages to defeat Mr. Majestic and the last of his group. Facing death the entity reveals itself to be Hadrian (the Kherubim cyborg Spartan, leader of the WILD C.A.T.S). He then absorbs Majestic’s consciousness into his mainframe. Upon seeing the dark, empty void of the universe, the fused mind of Majestic and Hadrian collectively thinks “There really should be light.” and the universe is reborn. It is unclear if Majestic survives the recreation in some new form.

Parallels with “The Last Question”

There are parallels between this story and Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question”. Both deal with the entropic death of the universe and the attempt of a powerful computer to avoid it. Also, the final lines of both stories are nearly the same.[3][4] However, the stories are told in very different ways. While Asimov’s story takes place over several trillion years, Moore’s story centers on the travails of a small group of immortals at the end of time. Further, Hadrian has already solved the problem of reversing entropy before the universe ends, and saves it at the point of final entropy. Asimov’s AC does not solve the problem until long after the universe has died, while existing in hyperspace.

Powers and abilities

Majestic possesses great strength, speed, flight, eyebeams, genius level intellect, micro vision, ice breath, the ability to survive in space and is invulnerable to conventional weaponry. He can also project energy from his hands and, in one isntance, used this to levitate items. His strength and durability can vary greatly from story to story, but the majority of his appearances portray him with powers fairly similar to those of Superman. Like all Kherubim, he is enormously long-lived if not immortal. Majestic is a Kherubium High Lord, though his seems to be a political or royal title rather than an indication of power.

When he is transported to Metropolis, he says that he is able to sense that he is in a different universe, though it is unclear if this is a specific ability or just a quickly drawn conclusion.

Majestros is a genius, able to construct any device within a matter of seconds, analyze a situation and come up with the proper solution and find weaknesses in enemies. Additionally, Majestic is able to combine his genius scientific intellect with his eye-beams to transmit data and information; on one occasion using them to rewrite the code within the Eradicator’s subatomic programming, granting the Eradicator a degree of cross-dimensional awareness. Majestic is also a skilled warrior, especially in the use of bladed weapons like most Kherubim warriors.

Superhumans in the WildStorm Universe are apparently categorised into named “classes”. Characters such as Apollo and The High are considered to be “Majestic-Class superhumans”, presumably a class based on Majestros himself.




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