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Debut: Dragon Con 2014
Origin: Original design inspired by DC Comics and Infinite Crisis
On the day of the nuclear conflagration Hawkman and Hawkgirl were flying a patrol over the city of St. Roch when a nuclear warhead targeted the city. The concussive blast from the detonation threw them hundreds of miles away in different directions and greatly damaged them. The Nth Metal that they were bonded to healed as much as it could, but having been weakened by the radiation it couldn’t repair the wings that had been burned away.
Although leagues apart they each knew that the other was still alive; their eternal bond assured them of that much. They didn’t, however, know where the other had landed. With wings gone and the country a wasteland they each set off on foot to search the wasteland for one another. Fashioning crude wings out of whatever they were able to salvage, the weakened Nth metal continues to give them above-average strength, stamina, and the ability for limited flight. Driven by love they wander the wasteland, helping those they come across in whatever way they can while searching for signs of their soul mate.
Inspired by the post-apocalyptic Atomic universe found in Infinite Crisis this original version of Hawkman is a shadow of his former self. The axe's hubcap head was created from MDF, while the pole is PVC pipes that were heat-formed and carved to look like wood. The armor is lacrosse armor that was weathered and modded with spikes and foam. The rest of the armor is foam. The helmet was created by starting with a novelty motorcycle helmet, bolting on PVC "wings" and casting a Hawk mask (that Josh sculpted) that was then bolted onto the helmet. The wings are fabric strips on a PVC frame.