Real Name: Steven Layne
Aliases: Murray Mane
Occupation: Caterer. Formerly U.S. Marine.
Known Relatives: Mark (son), Deon (brother), Barbara (sister, deceased)
Affiliations: Dr. Scena Mills. General Cesar Miguel. Touch Of Elegance Catering. Formerly, U.S. Marine Corps.
Enemies: Kadmos Corporation, Infinite Injustice, Vicious Cycle, Black Death, Professor Frost, Headshot, Madam .357, Bain.
Base of Operation: New Gateway City
First appearance: MAXIMUM INJUSTICE #1
History: After discovering he was a metahume, Steven Layne joined the U.S. Marine Corps, to learn discipline and conformity. Using his hidden talents to save his squad on several occasions, Layne was quickly promoted to sergeant. Not long after his honorable discharge, he went to work for his father's catering company. Soon after that, General Miguel came to him asking for help. How Miguel became aware of Layne's metahume abilities is unknown at this time.
Powers & Weapons: Black Lion is a metahuman with enhanced strength and endurance. He can generate claws of energy from his hands that are capable of cutting through most substances. The Black Lion is one of the world's greatest military martial artists. He has also trained in other forms of hand-to-hand combat, and is an accomplished field leader.