Makino is an antagonist in the Max Steel franchise. The Master of Technology, he has had a couple of different interpretations throughout the years. Originally, Makino was merely the supervillain identity of former news reporter Mike Nickelson. When Toxzon and Max Steel fought over the city, Mike was caught in the fallout of toxins and debris, which mutated him into cyborg creature with the ability to control and manipulate technology. And, in the usual supervillain MO, Makino swore to destroy Max Steel.
In other continuities, an alien scientist created a machine for the sole purpose of absorbing and expanding upon itself by assimilating technology: Makino. As Makino gain strength and intelligence, he became self-aware of his true power and became determined to conquer anything and everything, using his own creations...Ultra Links.