Maximillian Zaran was born in United Kingdom. Early in his life, he was an agent of the British Secret Service: MI6, but soon chose to become a mercenary and assassin. Training himself thoroughly in martial arts and the use of various kinds of weapons, he became known as a supervillain as well. He once worked with and started a relationship with Fah Lo Suee, but she soon became disappointed with him so much that she told him that she did not care for him because he was weak.
Zaran sought out different assignments to gain back Suee's love and trust again.
West Coast Avengers
Albino, disguised as a computer programmer in Virtual War Themes, asked Hawkeye for help in protecting a computer virus capable of creating chaos throughout the world from falling into the wrong hands. Hawkeye escorted her to her place of business and was attacked by Batroc's Brigade. Hawkeye managed to defeat Batroc's Brigade and found a mask with Augusta Seger's face on it.
At one point in his life, Zaran also trained another fellow assassin and allowed him to use his code-name in battle. He later participated in the hunt for the X-Men thief known as Gambit, where he was apprehended by the local police.
Great Lakes Avengers
Grasshopper came across Batroc's Brigade breaking into a building and decided to try and stop them. The Great Lakes Avengers rush to aid Grasshopper with the robbery and ask him to join the team, Grasshopper accepts shortly before Zaran throws a dagger at his head. The G.L.A. try to stop the Brigade with little results.
Later, Zaran traveled to England as part of terrorist group R.A.I.D.'s attack against the city of London. Zaran and Machete were tasked with assassinating the Houses of Parliament, but they were stopped by an ad hoc group of superheroes led by Union Jack.
Escaping jail and facing the Thunderbolts, Zaran was forced to join said superhero group during the Civil War event. Zaran has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who are part of the Initiative program.
One Night In Madripoor
- Weapons Master: Zaran is a master of ancient and modern weapons including knives, bows, staves, maces, spears, nunchaku, shuriken, and guns.
- Master Martial Artist
- Expert Marksman
Zaran wears gauntlets and a collar piece studded with small sai.
- 49 appearance(s) of Maximillian Zaran (Earth-616)
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