Name: Alexander Petrokov
Powers: Defender - Force Field/Energy blaster
Born: November 9 1957 Lovozersky district, Murmansk Oblast, Soviet Union (now Russian Federation)
Alexander was a normal person till the evening of October 22 1971 when an object fell from space and smashed into the roof of his house. A week long stay in the hospital showed that he had gained some amazing powers. Now able to generate a force field he could also produce a considerable jolt of energy. Within a week he was assigned to the Soviet Defenders of the Motherland (teams 2 & 4).
He served with skill and courage until 1991 when the Soviet Union started to fall apart. He fought Iron Wolf at least 3 times. In the last battle he was on a team with 6 others including the robot Molot. The results were catastrophic - Iron Wolf in a three day battle defeated the whole team. Iron Wolf's sword cut Molot in half (literally). Then he used the robot's arm to beat Kometa senseless. He was rushed to emergency (along with the rest of the team) and was unconscious for over 2 weeks.
When Kometa woke up - his world was gone. The Soviet Union he had served and lived his whole life in was gone. What was left was chaos. The Soviet Defenders of the Motherland was gone. He went solo for a while and did what he could to help. When Snegurochka started the Valiant Defenders of the Motherland super team he leaped at the chance to join it. He has been a member since then.
One little known fact about Alexander is that he holds a degree in astrophysics. Having gained his powers from an object that fell from space he has a deep interest in them. And has actually published several papers on the subject under a pseudonym.