Working in concert with the Geomancer and X-O Manowar, the Secret Weapons were just that: a hidden line of defense against evil and/or Spider Aliens. Wearing an X-O-derived Mach Suit, Andre DuBois is granted superhuman speed and reflexes, moving faster than he can think (which causes its own set of problems.)
John Probe’s alias is an acronym for “Man Activated by Computer-puncture Hyperpower”, and as it would suggest, his abilities came from a strange variant on acupuncture. His onboard computer handles strategy and logistics and “the strength of 50 men” makes M.A.C.H. 1 a force to be reckoned with; he gave his life to protect an extraterrestrial from corrupt government forces.