Real Name: Adrian Lynn
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Former experimental test subject
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: former test subject for Dr. Stopplemoor
Enemies: Nosferata, She-Hulk
Known Relatives: Michael Lynn (husband, deceased); son (unidentified, deceased)
Aliases: She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters (attempted to impersonate her)
Base of Operations: Formerly the Laboratory of Dr. Stopplemoor, Manhattan, New York City, formerly Bellvue Hospital
First Appearance: Marvel Comic Presents I#123/2 (1993)
Powers: As the Adrenazon, Adrian possessed superhuman strength and durability, @ Class 75. She had superhuman speed, probably enhanced human, and spoke at an extremely rapid pace. She was covered with thick, bulging blood vessels. She wore a wig and dyed her skin green in an effort to impersonate the She-Hulk. The mega-doses also rattled her sanity. She also used some of Stopplemoor's other chemicals, such as a knock-out gas, as weapons.
In her normal form, Adrian was paralyzed below the waist and confined to a wheelchair.
History: Michael Lynn was driving the car that killed two innocent by-standers and his own son, as well as crippling his wife Adrian. Jennifer Walters, the She-Hulk, was the prosecuting attorney against Michael Lynn, and accused him of Driving While Intoxicated. Michael was convicted on three counts of manslaughter, and subsequently committed suicide while in prison.
Adrian Lynn, having lost her family as well as the use of her legs, became a resident patient at Bellvue. While there, she met Dr. Stopplemoor, a research scientist in the paralytic department, who had developed a formula which would theoretically cure paralysis. The formula increased the activity of the adrenal glands, increasing the flow of epinephrine, causing it to seek out the local area of paralysis and correct it completely. The formula was a success, allowing Adrian to stand, but the effects only lasted 30 minutes, after which she reverted to being paralyzed.
Realizing that the larger the dose, the more potent the adrenaline flow, Adrian stole the remaining vials of the formula and eventually was taking enough to grant her superhuman strength. Believing that Walters had framed her husband and caused her to lose her entire life, she set out to take hers. Using a wig and green body make-up she impersonated the She-Hulk. Stopplemoor discovered her plans and became her first victim, in front of witnesses at Bellvue. Adrian then called Walters, told her that her friend, Louise Mason was injured and was at Bellvue, where the police attempted to arrest her.
She-Hulk escaped and began to investigate Stopplemoor to learn who would kill him. She was joined in the investigation by another vigilante, Nosferata. Adrian, as the Adrenazon continued her effort to frame Walters, and eventually succeeded in knocking her out and leaving her for the police. Walters was imprisoned in the Tombs, meanwhile, Adrian attempted to take over Walters life. The differences were clearly obvious, and Adrian terrorized Louise Mason into pretending that she really was Walters.
Nosferata infiltrated Tombs prison and freed Jen. the two arrived at Jen's apartment in time to save Louise from the now violently unstable Adrenazon. Too evenly matched to battle without destroying her apartment and possibly injuring others, Jen tried to reason with, and when that failed, to outwit the Adrenazon. Adrian used an earthmover to try to run down Jen, but suddenly saw an image of the people her husband had killed, causing her to swerve and crash. The shock brought her back to her senses and she admitted her husband's guilt and apologized. When police arrived and tried to arrest the real She-Hulk, Adrian took the blast meant for her. Fortunately, she survived and retired her Adrenazon identity, coming to terms with the loss of her family.
Comments: Created by Kelly Corvese and Dave Hoover
Adrian Lynn...Adrenaline...always an annoying device.
Kids, don't try the adrenaline overdose at home. Interestingly enough though, that's how the Hulk from the television unlocked his power: by accessing the adrenaline rush observed in moments of crisis. No Gamma bomb.
Adrenazon, together with Nosferata, and the Phantom Blonde would make a good team to rescue She-Hulk from another villain in a future story, especially if it's by Gerber.
Supplemental Information courtesy of William Uchtman: "Adrenazon's story is almost a rip-off of an episode of the Bionic Woman. Jamie's double, Lisa Galloway, was given a adrenaline stimulant that boosted her strength to match Jaime's bionics. It also broke down into a poison which was killing her just as Jaime was trying to teach her in the virtues of being yourself."
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Stopplemoor was also doing research on animal mutation. He had created a two-headed giant felid, a monstrous bat, among others. All these animals became violent and eventually died from their mutations.
Marvel Comics Presents I#126, p11, pan4 (main)
Marvel Comics Presents I#123, p16, pan6 (head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#124, p11, pan8 (Dr. Stopplemoor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#123-126 (1993) - Kelly Corvese (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Robert Campanella (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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