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A "Century Baby" and one of the guardians of the world in the early 20th Century.

Hark came from a long line of scholars and sorcerers in ancient China. His family was charged with, according the legend of Hark Ah Lien, ensuring that the sun always comes up.

For a long time, the Hark family interpreted their mission in terms of protecting China. In the early 20th Century, Hark was a steadfast opponent of Western influences, bedeviling the British Empire and the United States both. It was not until he met Dr. Axel Brass that he expanded his world-view. It was not only China that needed his protection, but the entire Earth. Hark agreed to join Brass and his companions, and protect the world.

Sometime in the 1930s, Hark sired a child, although the child's mother is unknown. When her father died in 1945, Anna Hark built his resources into a global corporation.

Hark died with Axel Brass and their teammates in January 1945, saving the world from an incursion by metahumans from another Earth.

Powers

Immortality: He was born "with the century" - on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve of 1900. As he grew he displayed certain superhuman abilities and skills, as well as immortality (not aging beyond his 40's). It has been theorized that they act as an immune system for the planet, his very existence protecting Earth. As such he supposedly represents an aspect of the century into which he was born.

  • Decelerated Aging: Some degree of retarded aging, as he is over 100 but looks to be in his early forties.

Genius-Level Intellect: possesses superhuman intellect. He can calculate elaborate superhuman mathematics encoding geopolitics, psychology, weather systems, the procession of stars, and etc.

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