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Arthur Dearborn was a brilliant energy scientist. Knowing that the supply of fossil fuels was dwindling, and believing that a future worldwide war would be fought over fuel, he came up with a plan to harness the sun's radiation.

Dearborn's creation was the Star Well; a massive orbiting platform that would absorb sunlight and send the converted energy back to Earth. In the course of designing the station, he conducted experiments on himself. His body was bombarded by microwave radiation and required a containment suit.

Unable to live on Earth, he administered the mostly automated space station. As the guardian of the outpost, his job was to protect it against all threats.

Iron Man (Tony Stark) was investigating the death of Allentown's population. finding that it was microwave radiation linked to the Well. The two briefly clashed, but then had to work together when the Star Well lost hold of its orbit and fell towards Earth. To stop the Star Well from crashing into a populated Florida area, Sunturion channeled himself through Iron Man's armor, learning that it was Stark wearing the armor in the process. With their combined powers they were able to disintegrate the falling station, but Sunturion appeared to die.

Instead of dying though, Dearborn's body was transformed into pure microwave energy. He existed without a coherent physical form--spread over the Gulf of Mexico where the Star Well splashed down. Roxxon developed technology to reintegrate his body. He was reassembled to take out Stratosfire, who had been empowered using microwaves in a similar manner.

Sunturion had increased power due to his reformation. He could now teleport hundreds of miles in just seconds. He could also enter computers by touch and use the Internet to gather information.

Sunturion proved to be stronger than Stratosfire, draining her energy. Roxxon then tried to use a 'Zed Control' ray to regain control of Stratosfire. Arthur intervened and apparently exhausted his power in doing so. Arthur went back to work for Roxxon as a researcher. He briefly regained his powers due to the Ghost.

Power Grid [1]
Intelligence
Strength
 2
Speed*
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2
* Teleporter

Powers

As Sunturion, Dearborn was a being of microwave energy with a variety of abilities:

  • Flight
  • Microwave blasts
  • Absorb microwaves and other solar-based radiation
  • Phasing
  • Teleportation
  • Create holograms




Equipment

Containment suit.

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