Starstalker Series Nanotool, "Jackal," "vulture," "viper"
Unrevealed, if applicable
Place of Birth
Marvel Premiere #32 (1976)
Marvel Premiere #32 (1976); Nova #30 (2009)
Starstalker can extend a Nanocloud around his body to go into stealth mode, completely camouflaging him from prying eyes. It can make him seem invisible, or he can disguise himself in the appearance of another. The Nanocloud also makes it hard for an opponent to target and strike him, even with the use of visor-mounted optics. The Nano-swarm prevents anyone from sneaking up on Starstalker, and it makes fighting him similar to fighting a ghost.
Starstalker can use his Nano-swarm to travel back to the source of a scanning beam and compromise the operating system on the other end. The limit of how far his Nanoencoding can travel is undetermined at this time, but once inside a computer system, the amount of harm it can cause is catastrophic. The Nano-swarm can shut down both offensive and defensive capabilities in technological devices, and it can haze or confuse an individual's mind.
Starstalker can even use the Nano-swarm to damage a starship’s engines so badly it will cause them to explode.Starstalker is actually a Nanite Construct, not a living being, and as such he has self-repair systems to mend damage done to his body even though it appears as if he has to temporarily shut down while doing so. Ulysses, his android companion, watches over him while in this state. It has yet to be determined what level of injury would prove too much for his systems to repair, but it is entirely possible, because he is not truly alive, Monark Starstalker is immortal.
After the Shi'ar and Kree war had resulted in the creation of The Fault, a long lost Nova Corps starship, the Resolute Duty, suddenly reappeared. Upon further investigation of the ship, it was found to hold a Nova Centurion, several droids and one dangerous captive. Zan Philo had been missing for thirty-five years, but still held the Corps values above all, bringing justice to whatever universe he found himself in. Even though he already had a live prisoner in tow, there was one who escaped his notice. Monark Starstalker, known to Philo, had stowed away with every intention of bringing Zan's prisoner to the proper authorities himself because of the high price on his head. Using his Nano-swarm to disguise himself as Nova Centurion Fraktur, Starstalker ambushed Nova and Philo, proving to be more than a match for both of them. Even the added firepower of Morrow and Irani Rael couldn't turn the tide in their favor. To make matters worse, Starstalker's arrogance coupled with the immense damage done to Worldmind by his Nano-swarm allowed Ego to regain control of the Corps temporary base of Nu-Xandar as a group of Mindless Ones, following Philo through The Fault, attacked the starship, attempting to free their imprisoned leader.While the Nova Corps had their hands full dealing with each catastrophe, Starstalker decided not to help since there was no money in it. His mind was soon changed when the Mindless Ones cut the main power to the Resolute Duty, allowing their leader to escape captivity. The monster set his sights on Starstalker, who was guarding the cell along with Irani, and blasted a hole through Starstalker's torso. What happened next was a complete surprise to his companion. Starstalker's body began to repair itself and Ulysses watched over it, preventing any outside aide, claiming the warranty on the Starstalker model would be null and void by the Technos Group. After the repairs were finished, Starstalker came online and Irani told him he was a Nanite Construct, which apparently was unknown to him. Realizing he knew less about himself than previously thought, Starstalker's free will suddenly outweighed his need for money. He helped Nova carry out his plan to rid them of both the Mindless Ones and Ego, and told Nova in this universe he was free, no longer subjected to the whims of others, and he was going to explore his new home and "live a little."