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|Real Name||Mordecai Albert Jones|
|Wild Card Traits||Superhuman strength, increased density, increased durability, disease immunity, regeneration|
|Place of Birth||New York, USA|
|Citizenship||Citizen of the United States|
|Event Participant||1987 WHO Tour, American Hero|
|Base of Operations||New York City|
|First Appearance||Jokers Wild|
Mordecai Jones was driving a bulldozer at a construction site when he accidentally ruptured a container of illegally buried nuclear waste. The exposure would have killed him, were it not for the fact that his dormant wild card virus activated under the stress of the moment, turning him into an ace. His body integrated the toxic radioactive isotopes, increasing his mass and density, and replacing most of the calcium in his bones with heavy metals and bone-seekers such as strontium.
Jones was hospitalized and studied, kept a prisoner by overzealous health officials until he simply broke down a wall and walked out. He had to remain in hiding until the ACLU, Dr. Tachyon and SCARE (the Senate Committee on Ace Resources and Endeavors) declared him legally free. The press nicknamed him the Harlem Hammer, but he is a reluctant hero at best. After accidentally dislocating his daughter's shoulder with his superhuman strength, he realized that he could no longer stay with his family and moved to New York to become an auto mechanic.
Wild Card TraitsEdit
Mordecai Jones is the second strongest ace in the Wild Cards universe, just below Golden Boy. He has a metabolism that is now dependent on radioactive isotopes and heavy metal salts, which he must obtain illegally. His normal body temperature is 106 degrees Fahrenheit, he needs little sleep, he must eat far more than normal, and his weight is four times that of a normal man his size. His increased mass and density give him superhuman strength and durability. He is immune to disease and heals far faster than normal.
Tall and heavily built, the Harlem Hammer has brown skin, brown eyes, and shaves his head bald. He would be intimidating were it not for his often cheerful demeanour.
The Harlem Hammer is usually quite a quiet and gentle man. His modesty keeps him well clear of ace heroics, although he has indulged in courageous actions when the need arises. Due to experimentation that doctors have attempted on him he has developed a mild phobia of doctors, hospitals, and clinics, and has literally walked out through a hospital wall on at least two occasions.
- The Harlem Hammer's strength is comparable to that of Golden Boy and the pair are often compared.