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Munro, Aarn. Aarn Munro was created by John W. Campbell (Arcot, Morey & Wade, Penton and Blake) and appeared in four stories from 1934 to 1949, beginning with “The Mightiest Machine” (Astounding Stories, December 1934).
Aarn Munro is a Superhuman. Munro is from Jupiter, in the late twenty-first century, and that planet’s high gravity leads to Munro having strength and agility far beyond those of humans from Earth. He also has a superhuman brain and is capable of solving in hours the problems of antigravity, “a momentum wave for propulsion,” infallible meteor shields, and traveling at FTL speeds. Naturally, with all of those advantages small problems like alien invaders pose no difficulty for Aarn.
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