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Lord Hawk

Lord Hawk
Real name
Robert Scott
Current alias
Lord Hawk
Aliases
Old Hawk-Nose; Willard Scott
Affiliation
Universe
Base of operations
Buckinghamshire

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Marital status
Occupation
Professor
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
First appearance
Last appearance

History[]

Lord Hawk is a character from the Marvel UK series Captain Britain. He used to be Professor Robert Scott, a gentle and kindly man who was one of the closest friends of James Braddock, and taught James' son Brian Braddock at Thames University. Scott was convinced that only a return to medieval values such as chivalry could restore the 'purity' of an England contaminated by modern evils like pollution, but his eccentric outlook gained him widespread ridicule. His life quickly deteriorated when he had to give up teaching because most of his pupils laughed at him, calling him "old hawk-nose," and when the birds of prey with which he practised falconry were all killed by polluted air.

When Brian gave his former teacher a remote-controlled mechanical hawk to cheer him up, a by now revenge-obsessed Scott had it kitted out with various weapons and then killed the ex-munitions worker who had upgraded the bird for him. He went on a rampage as 'Lord Hawk', destroying a factory in the north of England and forcing Braddock (as Captain Britain) to fight him. He saw all Britons as bearing collective responsibility for the nation's 'degradation', and Captain Britain as being the embodiment of the country he now despised and wished to 'cleanse'. In short, the erstwhile Professor Scott was now a puritanical zealot convinced that the end, which existed solely in his demented brain, justified the means, however bloody.

The mechanical hawk fell into the hands of student Jacko Tanner, who continued to direct it against Captain Britain until it was destroyed. Scott was taken into police custody and presumably received psychiatric help for his uncharacteristic homicidal impulses.

Powers and abilities[]

Abilities

Falconry; undisclosed academic expertise.

Strength level

Elderly human male who gets regular light exercise.

Weaknesses

Mental instability.

Paraphernalia[]

Equipment

Subdermal tracking device he implants beneath the skin of Captain Britain.

Transportation

Train; taxi.

Weapons

Mechanical hawk with various built-in weapons including lasers and razor-honed talons.

Trivia[]

Lord Hawk's bird is pretty nifty at manoeuvring in a leafy summer forest, so it may have been based on a male sparrowhawk. (Male sparrowhawks are smaller than females, so they are able to catch food when the forest is thick with foliage and bring it back to the female while she is caring for their chicks.)

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