Mr. Majestic, born Majestros on the planet Khera, is a Kherubim warlord. He has two children, Kenesha (Savant) and Majestrate. Kenesha was born out of a union with Majestros and Lady Zannah (Zealot) on Khera. However Zannah could not stay a warrior if she became a mother. Thusly Zannah gives Kenesha to her own mother to raise, allowing Majestros to believe Kenesha is Zannah's sister, rather than his own daughter.
Majestic becomes trapped on Earth with three other Kherubim lords during the Kherubim/Daemonite war. His son Majestrate also makes the journey. Majestic would spend the next several centuries fighting for justice. He ends up joining the government-sponsored Team One during the Cold War. While the team is fighting Lord Helspont and the Cabal, Majestros is forced to kill his friend and fellow Kheran Yon Kohl (also known as John Colt). Demoralized, he seeks solace in the Arctic. There he maintains a suburban style tract house, with an energy barrier keeping out the cold. He only returns to the civilized world when Savant (Kenesha) asks him to help Zealot in her battle with Tapestry. He is reluctant to leave but Savant produces a small, battered doll that finally convinces him. Majestic lets the barrier fall and the snow overwhelms the house and the doll itself.
When Jim Lee was asked why he based Mr. Majestic so much on Superman, he stated that he was tired of seeing so many comic heroes who possessed great power but were too afraid to use it. Mr. Majestic possesses powers similar to those of Superman, but his personality is entirely different. Majestros has more militant views, as he is a Kheran warlord. The difference between the two is further portrayed when Majestros finds himself stuck on Superman’s Earth. The two have an interesting conversation about Majestic’s no-nonsense, all-business personality and Superman’s more subtle approach to things. Subjects they discuss include the fact that Majestic put superhuman villains in stasis-prison without giving them a fair trial and getting into bouts with that world’s heroes, claiming he finds them dismayingly reticent.
During his tenure as leader of the WildC.A.T.s, Majestic leads his team in a completely new direction, brutally punishing criminals both superhuman and non-superhuman alike. These actions are influenced by his team-mate T.A.O., AKA 'Tactically Augmented Organism'.
TAO is eventually discovered and his plans to escape devastate the team. Savant herself is critically wounded when she is tricked into stepping in front of Grifter's blaster fire.
Majestic is distracted with saving the life of Ladytron, a nuclear-powered team member who had come to regard him as a bit of a father figure. He returns to confront Tao deep in the sewers. Despite the entity's declaration he has the cure for world hunger and many other of the world's ills, Majestic urges him to face his death with more nobility. With a flash of his eyes, Tao is incinerated. Or so Majestic thinks. He does not know at the time, but during the chase, Tao had switched places with a shape-shifting prisoner.
Majestros soon quits the team, along with most of the new version, as the old WildC.A.T.s are back. He rejoins at the request of Grifter at the end of WildC.A.T.s but doesn't stay long. He later teams up with Savant herself, along with several other heroes, including more then one version of Cybernary, a large robot named Met-L and a cat-woman named Sheba, to go on several dimension hopping adventures. He helps with a rebellion against an evil dictator among many other incidents.
In 1999, Wildstorm published a series called Mr. Majestic. In this series it is revealed that Majestic does not spend the majority of his time after Team One in solitude, but rather as a government agent taking on paranormal and cosmic anomalies with the aid of a gifted cybernetic boy named Desmond. In the issues of this comic, much is revealed about Majestic’s time after the Cold War, one which is an adventure where Majestros's son Majestrate is revived, only to die again in the same issue. His adventures span from the late 1960s to the early 2000s.
When he is flung into Metropolis by Daemonite technology, Majestros arrives at a time when Superman is missing in Kandor and he kind of takes over for Kal-El for a brief period. Many people even mistaking Majestros as Superman with a "new costume". He even managed to gain the trust of Superman's wife; Lois Lane (after saving her life) He also makes enemies with the Eradicator and is imprisoned in the Phantom Zone by him. With Lois's help he escapes the zone, quickly defeats the Eradicator and saves Metropolis from a temporal storm. Even though it was appearent to everybody that Majestic was a good guy; the Eradicator still distrusts him. In the meantime, at the end of the story, it is revealed that some kind of robtic thing has followed Majestros into the DC universe.
In Majestic's second series, Superman returns to Metropolis and first thanks Majestros for all his heroics in his absence. Then Superman tells him that the way he does things are too crude for a superhero in the DC universe. He suggests to Majestros that he needs a better perpective on humanity; and advises him to live like a normal human sometimes. Majestic first dismisses this idea but later comes to embrace it. Due to his confortations with a lot of Earth's heroes and governments; the Eradicator attacks him again. Majestros has the upper hand untill the Eradicator starts to use Kryptonian armor that proves to be too stong for him. Majestic than uses some kind of eye beam to reprogram the Eradicator, but fails to stop him from activating the Kryptonian armor's self destruct. Later,taking Superman's advice, Majestros takes on the alias of Jim McArest (an anagram of "Mr. Majestic") and rents a room from a single mother outside of Metropolis. He almost becomes like a big brother to his landlord's son, taking him to baseball practice and helping the boy and his mother with various things. The boy finds Mr. Majestic's costume one day and is convinced that "Jim McArest" is really Superman's secrect identity. The robotic thing that followed Majestic from the Wildstrom universe shows up at their house, and to Majestic's suprise, the Eradicator helps him to defeat it. At the end of the story both Superman and the Eradicator promise to get him back to his own reality. In 2005, Majestic (with the aid of Superman) returns to the WildStorm universe in an ongoing solo-series called Majestic.
In this third series, Majestic, with the help of the Eradicator returns to the Earth of his home dimension, but finds it mysteriously devoid of human and animal life. Only plants remain. Yet strangely, there are no car accidents, plane crashes, or other devastation. They investigate to find out a large alien spaceship had taken all animal life from the Earth, for reasons unknown. With Superman and the Eradicator forced to return to their home universe, Majestic must investigate this situation alone.
After months of pursuit, Majestic reaches the ship, and boards it, finding aboard the population of not just Earth, but dozens of other planets. All of them are held in stasis, except those members of the Plenary, a civilization of refugees who inhabit a derelict area of the vast ark.
Majestic returns the population of the Earth, but finds it has been conquered by Daemonites from another dimension, who entered through the gate he left open, and that he has lost over a year of time. In addition to controlling the world, the Daemonites are using Kheran planet-shaper engines to adapt the planet to their needs.
Returning to Earth, Majestic seals the hole in the Bleed which the Daemonites had used to enter his reality, then sets out to discover the origins of the Kherubim technology cached on the Earth. Enlisting the aid of his former ally Desmond, and Zealot of the Coda, Majestic finds a tunnel that leads deep into the planet, laced with Kherubim technology. There he is forced to confront James Wyvern, owner of Pacificon, and secretly Lord Helspont of the Daemonites. After a short battle, Desmond is assimilated into the core of the Planet Shaper engine, and Helspont infilitrates it, causing the display of a holographic tutorial revealing the history and purpose of the device.
It is revealed that the ancient Kherubim seeded these devices across countless worlds, subjugating the native life and fostering their own evolutionary growth. However, this process was sometimes unsuccessful, as in the case of the Daemonites. Before the tutorial can be completed though, a signal from the Shaper's Guild causes the device to shut down.
After this shut down, Majestic and Zealot meet Javen, a former friend of Majestic, who is now a Master Motile of the Shaper's Guild. He presents Majestic with an offer, that Majestic and the Shaper's Guild seize the rule of Khera, and fight the corruption that has plagued the planet since the end of the Daemonite War.
However, this offer is merely a ploy, concealing the Shaper's Guild's real intent, to use Majestic's pure genestock and the planet shaper to forge a new Khera out of the planet Earth. Unfortunately, Majestic's recent temporal adventures have ruined his genetic structure, rendering him useless for those purposes, and ultimately, causing the end of his life within relatively short order.
Therefore, the Guild seeks a secondary source, Majestic's daughter, Savant, who he did not even know about it until it was revealed to him by Javen. The Shaper's Guild attempts to seize her, and place her within the Planet Shaper machine.
Meanwhile, a force of the Coda, led by Zealot's mother, Harmony, of the Red Skein of the Coda, and a Kherubrim warlod, Lord Khull Imperator, arrives to oppose the radical actions of the Shaper's Guild. They lead a force to fight the Shaper's forces, and prevent the use of the Planet Shaper Engine. Majestic, having escaped from the Shaper's Guild with the help of Spartan, allies with Helspont, leading his own mission against the Shaper's.
Eventually Javan is defeated by Savant, though only after having injured Zealot, and killed Harmony. But Lord Khull Imperator, having defeated Helspont, announces his real desire, to seize the Planet Shaper engine for his own faction. A weakened Majestic attempts to fight him, to no avail. Thinking himself triumphant, Imperator seemingly engages the engine by accident, separating it from the Earth, which causes it to castrophically fail, destroying the planet and himself with it.
This turns out to be a ruse perpetuated by Majestic and Desmond though, using the full immersion holographic systems of the Planet Shaper to incapacitate Imperator. But Desmond has been possessed by Helspont, who still intends to use the engine for himself. Majestic is able thwart him only by continually changing the access codes to the system, requiring him to endure weeks of continuous hacking in order to prevent the Daemonite from taking over. Eventually all seems lost when Majestic reaches the limits of his endurance, until suddenly all animal life vanishes from the Earth, which causes the Planet Shaper to shut down, a result of the mysterious ark Majestic had already defeated in his sojourn to the future. Due to temporal posioning Majestic dies,disinagrating into little white slivers which blow past the Mr. Majestic who first returns to the Wildstorm universe with Superman and the Eradicator at the begining of the series.
In Mr. Majestic (vol. 1) issue #4, it is revealed that Majestros has a son named Majestrate whom he takes along from Khera (although the mother is not mentioned). Majestrate’s body does not survive the crash landing, but his mind is preserved in a crystal. Majestic obtains a substance called "starstuff" from another dimension in order to transfer his son’s mind into a new artificial body. The reunion is one of the rare occasions Majestic showed any emotion. The joy that both father and son experience is short-lived. The fact that starstuff originates from another dimension causes an interdimensional imbalance, an imbalance that tries to correct itself by manifesting in Australia in a man named Freddie Noondyke. It would soon become apparent that for the imbalance to be corrected, the starstuff in Majestrate’s body would have to be returned, thus ending the boy’s life. Majestic would hear nothing of it at first, until his son convinces him that it is the right thing to do. Majestrate flies into the dimensional maelstrom and brought the imbalance to an end. When Majestic flies down, he finds the metal skeleton of the artificial body. The result of this loss leads to a long period of depression for Majestros.
In the 2005 Wildcats Nemesis 9 part mini-series, it is revealed that the title character Charis the Lady Nemesis is a woman Majestros was in a secret relationship with. He even goes so far as to help train her in the ways of Coda while his father and other Kheran nobles seek to unite him with Nemesis' mentor, lady Zannah. Kherans have become nearly infertile over their long history and therefore have a ritual where a young female and male Kheran are coupled for one night. If the female is impregnated, she becomes a priestess.
In the WildStorm Winter Special, it is revealed that Zealot becomes pregnant after the arranged night with Majestros. Her mother protects Zealot's wish to become a warrior by claiming to be the mother of the child herself. Kenesha, also known as Savant, is in fact the daughter of Majestros and Zealot. Majestros seems to be unaware of his true relationship towards Savant as it is a well-guarded secret. Zealot and Majestic have never mentioned their night together to anybody else, but Nemesis has revealed that she spied on the couple and knows all about it, but ultimately didn't reveal the information to Savant.
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- Majestic's varied appearances also show a lot of inconsistency in his power and durability levels. In some appearances he can move planets, but in others he struggles to overcome opponents with minor superstrength. Sometimes his eyebeams are ineffective, and other times they are unstoppable. As of late, his levels have stabilized to around Superman-level abilities.
- Superhumans in the WildStorm Universe are apparently categorised into named "classes". Characters such as Apollo and The High are considered to be "Majestic-Class superhumans", presumably a class based on Majestros himself.
- Majestic has a secret base of operations inside Mount Rushmore, analogous to Superman's "Fortress of Solitude".
- Majestic also makes an appearance on the WildC.A.T.S. cartoon, where he is portrayed as a fanatic.