Hyperion was a construct created by the demon Mephisto and programmed by the Power Elite in cooperation with a recently-revived Agent Coulson to be a member of the Squadron Supreme of America, a superhero team sponsored by the U.S. Government. Hyperion's programming had him believe that he was an Alien Eternal raised in rural America under the name of Mark Milton. He inherited small-town values and a desire to protect America. During his personal time, Mark was an American history teacher at Buscema High School in Kensington, Maryland. Hyperion was additionally designed to be in a lustful relationship with his teammate, Power Princess.
Hyperion and his team were brought in to meet General Ross in order to be the U.S.'s response to the now-unaligned Avengers. The Squadron Supreme was later put to the test against King Namor and his Defenders of the Deep, countering several attacks against Roxxon in American waters.
Mark was teaching at school when a group of Frost Giants from Jotunheim invaded Washington on behalf of Malekith the Accursed during his War of the Realms. As Hyperion, Milton met up with the rest of the Squadron. They killed some of the Frost Giants and routed the remaining invaders to the Canadian frontier in Lake Erie. Coulson subsequently dispatched the team to Ohio.
When the cosmic force known as the Phoenix Force returned to Earth, it staged a contest to determine its next host, and Hyperion was one of many individuals summoned to the White Hot Room for it. The Phoenix empowered the assembled champions and had them fight each other in trials by combat. Hyperion's first fight saw him pitted against Shang-Chi. However, when Milton started becoming attuned to the Phoenix's power boost, he noticed his enhanced senses expanding to infinity, allowing him to sense life across the cosmos. Hyperion became overwhelmed when he realized expanding his mind would make him more open-minded, and he yielded.
Coulson attempted to warp reality using the Pandemonium Cube provided by Mephisto, creating Earth-TRN852, where the Avengers never existed and the Squadron Supreme were the world's premiere superhero team. Reality was eventually restored by Blade the Vampire Hunter and his team of Avengers. So, Mephisto punished Coulson by trapping him in the Pandemonium Cube. Without Coulson, the Squadron Supreme fell apart. When reality returned to normal, Hyperion possessed his Earth-TRN852 counterpart's memories, leaving him confused about the whole experience and flew off to parts unknown.
Powers and Abilities
- 11 appearance(s) of Mark Milton (Mephisto's Simulacrum) (Earth-616)
- 4 mention(s) of Mark Milton (Mephisto's Simulacrum) (Earth-616)
- 25 image(s) of Mark Milton (Mephisto's Simulacrum) (Earth-616)
- 1 quotation(s) by or about Mark Milton (Mephisto's Simulacrum) (Earth-616)