Saturday, 28 November 2009

Drax The Destroyer Guardians of the Galaxy

Super Name: Drax The Destroyer
Real Name:Arthur Douglas

Current Powers
As of the 2006 "Annihilation" mini-series, Drax has again "died" and undergone a "rebirth," appearing to have lost some of his strength and resilience, as well as his ability to fly and shoot cosmic energy blasts. However, his intellect has returned to its original level, and he has taken a liking to using knives in battle. After his rebirth, he did display some psionic ability. He entered the mind of the human girl, Cammi, that was with him during his death and rebirth. He used her memories to reconstruct the events leading up to and following his death.
Drax has proven to have a superhuman olfactory senses. During the Annihilation event he is able to determine that Nova is a human like Cammi by sheer smell alone. Drax has also used this ability to recognize when weapons are about to be discharged in his area. In the Guardians of the Galaxy #5, he is asked if this acute sense has picked up any of the cloaked Skrulls.

In issue #4 of "Annihilation," Drax displayed an ability heretofore unseen in any of his previous incarnations; while in close proximity to Thanos's body, his own body emitted a strange, form-fitting aura; shortly thereafter, he punched straight through the Mad Titan's chest with a single blow.

The full extent of Drax's powers after his most recent rebirth are unknown at this time.

Drax is a more than proficient combatant, this was especially true in his original and more powerful incarnation. In Guardians of the Galaxy #5, Drax is said to have mastered the alien martial art form called "Dwi Theet". He uses this to defeat Impact, a master in six different martial arts, with ease. In his normal life Arthur Douglas was skilled in playing the saxophone. In his normal life Arthur Douglas was skilled in playing the saxophone.

Strength levels
Drax's original form possessed superhuman strength, allowing him to lift (press) 40 tons. Following his death and subsequent resurrection, his was strength increased to the Class 100 level, allowing him to lift (press) 100 tons. With the Infinity Gem his strength was raised even further, able to lift well in excess of 100 tons. As a result of his recent rebirth (shortly before Annihilation) Drax's strength appears to have diminished somewhat, to what degree is unknown. The Marvel Power grid places his current strength at being able to lift over 75 tons, up to 100 tons.

Drax currently carries a pair of knives made from unknown materials. As a member of the Infinity Watch, Drax once wielded the Power Gem.

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