Alain Racine is the superhero known as Peregrine. His costume gives him some of his superhero powers because the costume has artificial wings giving him the ability to fly. His costume is formed in the shape of a falcon.
Peregrine’s first appearance was in the Grandmaster’s Contest of Champions. He was on the Grandmaster’s side. The contest opponent in this fight was Death and their struggle was for the life of the Collector. Peregrine was on the team of Captain America, Captain Britain, Wolverine, Daredevil, She-Hulk and the Thing. Another winged superhero named Angel was on the other team and was pitted against Peregrine. Angel had more experience than Peregrine and was able to defeat him.
Peregrine was created by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, and John Romita Jr.
Major Story Arcs
Mercenary for Hire
Soon after this, back on Earth, Peregrine met Silver Sable, who asked him to become her freelance operative in France. Since Peregrine was born in Moulins, France he would be a natural choice to operate in France. Now taking on the profession of a merc for pay from Silver Sable Peregrine kept a lower profile as a costumed crime fighter.
One one such mission the Red Skull had stolen a nuclear warhead and had to be stopped. Silver Sable sent the Peregrine and he was instrumental in helping Hawkeye stop the Red Skull's plans and destroy the warhead. During the fight the Peregrine and Hawkeye resulted in freeing the Sandman, who was another operative of Silver Sable and had been captured and rendered inert sand by the Red Skull.
When the mutant Wolverine battled the villain Courier in defense of the runaway Lynx, Le Peregrine abducted Lynx for his employer, corrupt billionaire Imus Champion. Champion planed to use Lynx for his own deeds, Champion sought the Panacea to cure a rare disease that was killing him. Le Peregrine delivered the Lynx to Champion’s Southern California base, whereupon Champion sent the monstrous Fleshtones to kill Le Peregrine in order to keep the Lynx’s location a secret. Le Peregrine defeated them with the aid of Wolverine & Courier ,who had tracked him to Champion’s base, and the Black Widow who was an official representative of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Civil War Era
In the superhero Civil War Peregrine protected the borders of France from other super humans trying to escape from the Superhuman Registration Act.
Alain Racine is French by birth and became his country's premiere superhero as the high flying Le Peregrine. His costume was falcon like, however in the French language peregrine does not mean Falcon. His name in French comics is Le Faucon Pèlerin meaning Peregrine Falcon.
Weight: 175 lbs
Citizenship: French citizen
Place of Birth: France
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Costumed crimefighter, Former mercenary for hire
Known Relatives: None
Alain is an attractive man in his early 30's with brown hair with a widows peak and brown eyes. He is clean shaven. He is well built but slim. His costume as the Peregrine consists of a grey tunic with matching belt. boots, and gloves. He wears a dark blue, at time dark purple leotard underneath. His cowl which covers all of his head with the exception of his face is also in either dark blue or dark purple. The cowl also has a birds peak and eyes motif. He completes the costume with his bird wing accented cape-wing's also in dark blue or dark purple.
Abilities and Paraphernalia
The Peregrine is a professional-level athlete with exceptional proficiency in the French art of foot-boxing known as savate. He is also a superb detective and is very familiar with the subtle art of espionage. When in costume Peregrine has the capabilities of flight due to miniature anti-gravity generator system incorporated into his body suit and jet turbines incorporated into aerodynamic glider-wings. He has also used other hardware, such as infrared lenses, metal wrist talons, and radar-tracking attachments.