Hyperion (Marvel) (Exiles - Earth-4023)
Real Name: Zhib Ran
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In Exiles, Hyperion was a member of Weapon X (a team like the Exiles not to be confused with the Weapon X program). This was a group of superheroes and supervillains who traversed between dimensions to repair the time/space continuum. However this psychopathic version of Hyperion, instead of performing his mission as dictated by the Tallus, tried to take over Earth.
Hyperion later decides not to take over that reality's Earth and waits, instead, to move on to new realities and take over several worlds. In the next reality Hyperion is in the middle of taking over Earth when the Exiles appear. The Tallus says the mission is to kill off six members of the interdimensional travelers (the Exiles and Weapon X). In the end, Hyperion is killed by Gambit in a sacrificial attempt to complete the mission and save that reality. Hyperion's lifeless body is placed in a stasis gallery, where his body slowly regenerates itself, reviving him. Hyperion gains control of the dimensional teleporting technology responsible for sending the Exiles on their missions, and he tries sending the Exiles on several missions that will kill them. The Exiles managed to track him down, but he killed the team members Holocaust and Namora. Another member, Beak, managed to retrieve two versions of the heroic Hyperion (including the 'regular' Hyperion of the Squadron Supreme Earth-712) to incapacitate their evil counterpart. After being defeated, the evil Hyperion was left marooned on the dead Earth of his own dimension.
This character can be distinguished from the other versions of Hyperion in that, over the course of the story, he becomes completely bald. During the story it is mentioned that he was not from Earth, suggesting that he is not an Eternal, as other versions, but an alien. He also adopts a different costume than the earlier variants following his initial appearance.
In Age of Heroes #3 and the following Thunderbolts issues, Hyperion jumps over to Earth-616.
His real name was revealed in the official handbook: X-Men: Messiah Complex: Mutant Files (2007)
First Appearance: Exiles (2001) #38
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Age Of Heroes (2010)
#38 Exiles (2008)
- 'King Hyperion: Part 1'#39
- 'King Hyperion: Part 2'#40
- 'King Hyperion: Part 3'#43
- 'A Blink in Time: Part 1'#44
- 'A Blink in Time: Part 2'#45
- 'A Blink in Time: Part 3'#62
- 'Timebreakers: Part 1'#63
- 'Timebreakers: Part 2'#64
- 'Timebreakers: Part 3'#65
- 'Timebreakers: Part 4'
#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Days of Then and Now'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
Weapon X (Exiles)
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