Geo-Force

Real name: Brion Markov
First appearance: The Brave and the Bold #200, July 1983
Residential area: Markovia
Occupation: Prince of Markovia, adventurer
Marital status: married
Known relatives: Denise Howard (wife), King Gregor Markov (brother, deceased), Queen Ilona Markov (sister-in-law), Tara Markov/Terra 1 (half-sister, deceased)
Hair color: red
Eye color: blue

History:

The Crown Prince of the European state of Markovia, Geo-Force possesses immense powers connected to the Earth. He is able to manipulate rock at will, create lava bursts from his hands and alter Earth's gravitational pull on himself and others. He is a commanding leader, both of his people and of the Outsiders. He took over as official leader of the team after Batman left. When the Russion villain called the Bad Samaritan murdered an employee of the US government mint foundation that printed Markovia's currencies and stole some printing plates, Geo-Force led the team into Russia to recover them, though as it turned out, it was all a clever trick engineered by none other than Mikhel Gorbachev (who returned the stolen money plates) to get an analysis on the powers of the Force of July after they succeeded in capturing them at sea, and using the data obtained to create their own super-team, the People's Heroes.

His father told him and Gregor while on his deathbed to do what they could to defend the country, and also to look for the location of their half-sister Tara Markov, alias Terra, who'd already been inducted as a member of the New Teen Titans around that time. They certainly weren't happy when they discovered that she was working for Deathstroke the Terminator in what is now part of Marv Wolfman's and George Perez's landmark run on the New Teen Titans, the Judas Contract storyline from 1984. But nevertheless, Brion attended the funeral that was held for her after she died.

Both his and Terra's powers were provided by Dr. Helga Jace, a scientist in residence from Markovia, and otherwise only proved effective with members of the royal family of the country. So when the evil Baron Bedlam tried to undergo a similar operation, he could not keep them for long, which happily enabled Brion to defeat him.

Following his brother's death in 1995, Brion assumed rulership of Markovia, and married Denise Howard.

More recently, he helped the Birds of Prey, Black Canary and Oracle, to defeat a gang that was controlling various heroes and criminals alike.

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