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Real Name
Prince Brion Markov
Current Alias

Identity

Affiliation

Relatives
Denise Howard (wife), Viktor Markov (father, deceased), Gregor Markov (brother, deceased), Tara Markov (Terra, half-sister, deceased), Ilona (sister-in-law, deceased), Gregor Jr. (nephew)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Mobile, formerly The Hall/Justice League Watchtower; formerly Los Angeles, Markovian Embassy; Markovia

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 0"

Weight
190 lbs (86 kg)

Eyes


Unusual Features
None

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Adventurer, Regent of Markovia, former King of Markovia

Education
Collage Graduate

Origin
Origin
Geo-Force gained his powers due in part to his heritage as a prince of Markovia, and the effects of the device designed for manifesting said powers. Only one with royal Markov blood can retain the geo-force powers permanently. The source of Geo-Force's powers is the Earth itself. Apparently making him Metahuman.

Place of Birth
Markovia


First appearance

Contents

History

Brion Markov first assumed the role of Geo-Force when his native country, Markovia, was invaded by the forces of the marauder Baron Bedlam. Brion's father, King Viktor, was killed in this conflict, and Brion's older brother, Gregor, ascended the throne of Markovia. In an attempt to save his country, Brion was instilled with his powers by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Helga Jace. Dr. Jace originally intended to give super-powers to both Brion and his older brother, Gregor, but Gregor openly scoffed at Dr. Jace's researches. During the invasion, Brion also encountered the costumed adventurers Batman, Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Katana, and Halo. After the invasion was repelled, Brion decided to travel to America to learn how to use his powers under the tutelage of the Batman. together he and the others made up the costumed super-team known as the Outsiders.

A benefit Brion had not counted on from his membership in the Outsiders was an increased ability to work as a member of a team. Born into the purple, Brion was used to having his way in nearly every life situation that did not include his family members: but Batman gave Brion no special treatment, regarding him simply as another member of the team, subordinate to his wishes. This caused a great deal of friction between Batman and Geo-Force, until Batman earned Geo-Force's respect and trust. Geo-Force learned that he was expected to follow orders without being consulted as to his opinion.

In one of their earliest missions, the Outsiders teamed up with the Teen Titans, who were led at the time by Batman's sidekick, Robin. It was during this adventure that Geo-Force was reunited with his half-sister Tara Markov, also known as Terra of the Titans. Tara was the product of an affair King Markov (Brion's father) had with an unnamed American woman. Fearing scandal, the king sent Tara to be raised in the United States. Unbeknownst to Geo-Force and her fellow Titans, Terra was secretly a spy working for Deathstroke.

In the climatic battle between the Titans and Deathstroke, Terra worked herself into a frenzy, with her terrakinetic power seemingly going out of control. When the dust settled, Tara Markov was dead. At first, the Titans did not tell Geo-Force of her betrayal, letting him think that she died a hero. At a later date, however, Batman revealed the truth to Geo-Force, which left him even more heartbroken than before. In his depression, Geo-Force could not bring himself to continue wearing his "earthtone" costume, as it reminded him of Tara, who wore a similar uniform. His teammates presented him with a new green and gold costume to lift his spirits. It worked well, and Geo-Force has worn those colors ever since. The colors have dual importance to Geo-Force as both the colors of his native Markovia's flag, and symbolically representing the Earth, from which his powers are derived (green), while reminding him how precious his gifts truly are (gold).

After the Outsiders split with Batman, they were privately funded by Markovia. During this time, Geo-Force was the unofficial new leader of the team. However, the secret eventually came out and Major Disaster destroyed their base. The United States government withdrew any foreign aid from Markovia until that nation released the true names of the Outsiders. Before King Gregor (Brion's older brother) could make a decision, he was murdered. Brion became king, but he was forced to abdicate and was imprisoned when his sister-in-law, Iona (Gregor's wife), revealed she was pregnant. His teammate Looker revealed to Brion that the murderer of his brother was Dr. Jace, who was in fact working for the Manhunters. After fighting the Manhunters, the Outsiders disbanded.

In Last Will and Testament, Geo-Force is seen with Jefferson Pierce (New Earth), contemplating murdering Deathstroke for beginning Terra's psychosis and eventual breakdown. Geo-Force convinces Deathstroke to go to the alley where Jericho, his son, had his throat slit all those years ago, rendering Jericho unable to speak. Deathstroke defeated Geo-Force but explained that because Brion had Terra's powers now, the psychosis that Terra had was going to set in on him. Geo-Force refused to believe this and did the only thing he could to stop Deathstroke from taking him over like he did to Terra: he slit his throat, bring back painful memories to Deathstroke. Deathstroke tries to save Brion but Brion stabs him in the stomach with Deathstroke's own sword. In that, Brion believes that he took revenge on Deathstroke for what he did to Terra.

The second incarnation of the Outsiders was born when, appropriately enough, a number of heroes again met up in Markovia. Former Outsiders Geo-Force, Katana, Halo and Looker were joined by new heroes Faust, Technocrat and Wylde. Roderick, an evil vampire, killed Queen Iona and framed Geo-Force for her murder. Geo-Force and the other Outsiders were wanted fugitives until they managed to clear their names and vanquish Roderick.

During that time, another Terra had appeared, seemingly tossed from time, along with a group known as the Team Titans. Geo-Force met her and wanted desperately to believe that she was his resurrected sister. The new Terra however, convinced him this was not the case.

Further revelations revealed that this Terra was in fact from their time, and that the 'original' Terra's body was missing from her coffin.

Brion invited Terra to live in Markovia, which she accepted, as her group of Titans were disbanding. In Markovia, Markovian scientists conducted a DNA test to discover if Terra was in fact the original Terra. She herself was in fear of the results, afraid that she might in fact be a villainous traitor. Although Brion mercifully told her the results were negative, they were in fact positive, and he remains the only person to have this knowledge.

Brion married his long-time girlfriend, Denise Howard, and currently serves as regent of Markovia until his nephew is of age.

Currently, Geo-Force is a member of the Justice League of America. He recently was involved in a training exercise at the JLA HQ which if not for his gravity controlling abilities Red Arrow would have possibly been killed by the winds of a unresponsive Red Tornado.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

Gravity Manipulation: Brion is able to tap into and manipulate the Gravity of the Earth itself, to either strengthen or weaken its effects. He can apply this in two main ways, firstly on a specific object, either making it greatly heavier to say pin an opponent under their own mass, or lighter to lift some titanic object. Secondly there is a more area based use, for example turning gravity up in an area to make it impassable or allowing his companions to leap across a canyon by dropping gravity across it. This requires varying level of concentration, the larger the object or the area he is trying to affect and the greater the change from the natural levels. Although it is comparatively easy to cause null gravity but increasing the level of gravity requires progressively more effort and focus. So although it is only a mild effort to say force three or four ordinary people to the ground. It would take complete focus to say use his powers to suppress a mob or pin a Meta Human, anyone with a strength level of six or above he couldn’t pin even with no distractions and great effort, they would though find their limbs heavy and their movement slowed. In terms of the area the largest he is able to affect, again only with total concentration is approximately that of a circle one hundred meters in diameter.

Geokinesis: Geo-Force has control over the Earth and can transform the consistency of earth and rock. He can use this power to cause earthquakes, tap into lava flows and levitate or create shapes out of solid rock. Apparently kicking in when wounded or in dire situations. Recently he has shown the powers of his half-sister Tara Markov but only under stress, so far only Black Lightning and Vixen are aware of this and have been asked to keep it a secret. Brion has shared his secret with Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman and later discovers that Deathstroke is somehow responsible for Geo-Force's new power.

Lava Blasts: so named for their source rather than their appearance, in much the same way that Brion is capable of channeling the heat from within the earth through his hands. These blasts normally come out at around 900°C although with a little effort he can drive them all the way up to 4,000°C. With his feet planted on the ground and with total concentration he can bring them up to the highest temperatures found in the Core itself 6,000°C. Though this requires concentration. He can use this power in either direct blasts or to merely raise the temperature of his hands. Normally when he uses this his hands tint red although the higher the temperatures the brighter they turn, till they are white hot at full power.

Flight: By using his null-gravity power on himself coupled with lava blasts for propulsion, Geo-Force can fly at great speeds for short periods of time. He can fly up to 500 mph, but not for more than 1000 miles at a time.

Regeneration: Geo-Force can apparently be wounded or even killed, though as long as he is buried in earth. The Earth will nurture Geo-Force, healing his wounds and essentially "recharging" him.

Superhuman Strength: this varies; with his feet firmly rooted on solid ground and amping his abilities with his Gravity based abilities he is comparable to Superman himself, though on the main he is more of a peer of Wonder Woman.

Superhuman Durability: Although he is bullet proof they will leave a bruise, akin to a paintball bruise on a normal human, he is though more resistant to blast trauma and blunt force trauma.


Abilities

Politician: Brion was raised in one of the richest political families in Europe, as such he is knowledgeable about political institutions and about Global markets, as well as more trivial matters such as which knife to use and what to call your aunts cousin.

Skilled Leader: He is also a skilled leader, both of teams, military forces and once of a country.

Aviation: He can also fly a plane.

Bi-lingual: able to speak English and Romanian.


Strength level

Strength is supposedly at the level of Wonder Woman's.


Weaknesses

Earth Connection: While Geo-Force is at his strongest when he is firmly on solid earth ground, his powers and health will deteriorate if he is taken off earth for a long period of time. In such instances, Geo-Force will die unless he returns to earth in time.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

None

Transportation

None

Weapons

None

See Also

Links and References

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Footnotes

Outsiders member

This character is or was primarily a member of the super-hero team known as the Outsiders, in any of its various incarnations. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Outsiders members" category.


This article uses material from the "Brion Markov (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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