Marvel produced a comic line set in a futuristic earth that was invaded by an alien race called the Horde. The only response that had any impact on the aliens was Strikeforce Morituri. The Strikeforce was composed of individuals who had been through the Morituri Process. The Process restricted their DNA sequences with a form of ionic energy that granted them super human powers and abilities. The DNA change was only temporary and the result was the molecular breakdown of the recipient. When the Morituri Process reversed itself, the person died instantly and often in an explosive manner.
While the Strikeforce gained a number of different superhuman abilities, they still needed to make use of a variety of weapons and equipment in their fight against the Horde. The following are some of the various items that aided the Strikeforce in their battles with the Horde.
One of the most valued assets for the Strikeforce were starships that would enable them to travel from earth to other planets or to Horde ships in the solar system. One of the aspects of the Horde invasion is that all of their technology was stolen from another advanced race. The Horde knew how to operate the ships and equipment but not how to repair it. The Strikeforce was able to steal some smaller starships to use in their battles.
The Strikeforce needed rapid deployment against the various assaults of the Horde. They were given specialized airships that could be similar to the Avengers Quinjet. The Strikeforce used these airships to deploy forces around the globe.
The Strikeforce used a variety of firearms in addition to their powers and abilities. The majority of these were particle beam weapons of some type. Various characters carried various weapons at different times to attack the Horde.
Flight Enhanced Boots
The members of Strikeforce Morituri were outfitted with anti-gravity pads in their boots. This gave them the ability to fly over short distances and aided in their fighting with the Horde. The boots were not original equipment for the Strikeforce and were developed at a later date.
Many of the members only carried firearms but Marathon was given a large shield for protection and use against enemy forces. The shield was composed of an unknown substance but was able to repel incoming fire from energy based weapons. Marathon’s size and strength made it possible for him to use the shield to crush enemies in his way. He could also use the shield like a battering ram and breakthrough enemy lines.