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Creator: Hero Games
First Appearance: '
Game: Champions Online
Personal Data
Real Name: Mark Whitaker
Known Aliases: '
Species: Human
Age: '
Height: '
Weight: '
Eye Color: '
Hair Color: '
Biographical Data
Nationality: American
Occupation: Computer programmer/Vigilante
Place of Birth: '
Base of Operations: Millennium City
Marital Status: '
Known Relatives: '
Known Powers
Known Abilities
stealth, hand-to-hand combat
bladed gauntlets, gadgets, fighter
Badge ChampionsHero.png This character is a hero in the world of Champions Online.
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Nighthawk is a former member of The Champions superhero group and currently a wanted vigilante.

Unknown to everyone, including his reporter girlfriend Julie Morgan, Nighthawk is really Mark Whitaker, a successful computer programmer who used his wealth and inventive mind to create devices and vehicles to help in his crusade on crime.

Character History

(From the "Champions" genre book by Hero Games.)

Mark Whitaker was a brilliant young computer science student and star athlete. When the criminal organization known as VIPER raided his college's computer science department for equipment, Mark rushed to stop them. A grenade seriously injured him and allowed the VIPER agents to flee, permanently scarred his face.

Afterward, Mark was obsessed with stopping evil at all costs. He focused his mind and body to be relentless and unstoppable. He used his gifts to not only build a massive fortune in software, but also to create a fighting suit and equipment.

Two years after that incident, Mark hit the streets as Nighthawk. Not long afterward, he joined Defender's new team of Champions.

In 2006, Nighthawk went undercover to infiltrate a small cabal of supervillains known as "The Alliance" led by the master villain Holocaust. This involved faking his own death so that nobody, not even the Champions or his girlfriend, would know what he was doing. Eventually he succeeded, but he needed to call the Champions for help. The revelation that Nighthawk would go to the lengths he did caused friction among his teammates, and even led to blows with Defender. He left the team because of that.

Afterward, Nighthawk created his own superteam called "Project Mongoose", which included Juryrig and Microman, to take on VIPER directly. The status of that team is unknown, but since Juryrig is often helping Harmon Industries and Microman is seen helping Doctor Silverback in Millennium City, it is presumed that Nighthawk is back to fighting crime by himself.

Powers and Abilities

Nighthawk is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter. In addition, he possesses advanced weapons of his own creation, including claws, and customized fighters.


Nighthawk sees himself as a lone soldier in the eternal war on crime.

Related Information

(Please see his Champions Online Wiki entry in for more information.)

Although not seen, Nighthawk was mentioned by name in "The Lost Adventures of Galatea Future" #2 and referenced a few times in the "Future's Guardian" series.