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Real Name: Adrian Eiskalt

Identity/Class: Human;
    German citizen

Occupation: Unrevealed, former soldier in the East German army, mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bova, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Toad/Mortimer Toynbee), Commission on Super Human Affairs (Valerie Cooper, Henry Peter Gyrich), Genetech (Walter Rosen and others), Gabrielle Haller, Dr. Heisenberg, Alexi Vazhin

Enemies: Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)

Known Relatives: Üte Eiskalt (brother, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Genetech bio-research facility, Sayville, Long Island;
formerly East Germany

First Appearance: X-Men Unlimited I#2 (September, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Eiskalt possess no superhuman powers. Working with Genetech he received a special skintight bodysuit called the Fugue Armor including a bio-electric mask which allowed the wearer to see all bio-electric readings around him. The mask also scrambled the wavelengths around it, making the wearer invisible to those who could "see" the electric field. The armor and his weapons were all free of metal, perfect for facing Magneto, master of magnetism. His weapons included a taser gun dubbed the "Slingshot" which with some minor alterations was made deadly. Prior to Genetech, Eiskalt would carry a deadly poisoned needle, hidden inside a pen.

Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown


(X-Men Unlimited I#2 (fb)) - As a member of the East German army, Adrian Eiskalt and his brother Üte were on a mission to overtake Wundagore Mountain, which at the time was home to the master of magnetism, Magneto. The German army stood helpless as their tanks and guns couldn't even hurt the mutant, the troops were therefore ordered to withdraw. The Eiskalt brothers, while retreating, unwittingly trespassed onto Magda's grave, Magneto's wife. The Eiskalt were in for a shock when they suddenly noticed the cow-like Bova appear from the cottage who urged the men to flee. The brothers, however, were already too late as Magneto appeared. Angered, Magneto used his powers to defend himself as Üte shot his gun at the mutant, the bullet however, ricocheted right back, killing Üte. For the longest time Adrian lied to himself, wanting to believe it was Magneto who brutally slaughtered his brother.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Seven years later Eiskalt had become obsessed with revenge and would regularly visit his psychologist Dr. Heisenberg.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - During one of their sessions Dr. Heisenberg determined his obsession was only growing and believed he didn't want to move beyond that which emotionally crippled him.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2 - BTS) - Eiskalt got in contact with Genetech, a world leader in genetic research to find a way to capture Magneto in an effort to put him on trial for the crimes he'd committed. Eiskalt, however, secretly planned to kill the man when he got the change to avenge his brother. Eiskalt was then send to meet Doctor Gabrielle Haller, Israel's former ambassador to Great Britain as she was an authority on Magneto.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - While on route to New York to meet Haller, Eiskalt read the book Fatal Attraction: Mutants & Men by Jonathan Chambers. Sitting aboard the airplane Eiskalt suddenly noticed a passenger, whom he believed to be Magneto himself. Eiskalt nearly stabbed the old man with a poisoned needle-pen when he realized it wasn't the mutant.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - Upon his arrival in New York, Eiskalt made his way to his hotel where he watched an interview between Ted Koppel, Chambers and Grayson Creed argue over the state of mutantkind. The next morning, he met with Gabrielle Haller, who was less then pleased to help Eiskalt but did so because of people she respected in both their governments as well as those in the United States. It was decided both would find ways to neutralize Magneto.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Eiskalt secretly met with the newest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, lead by Toad to get a more solid understanding of the man Magneto was.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - Several weeks later, Eiskalt returned to the Genetech Bio-Research Facility in Sayville, Long Island, as the means to capture Magneto had been finished. Accompanied by Haller, Eiskalt received explanations by Genetech's Walter Rosen for the various tools he would be using. Later, in a meeting with the Commission on Super Human Affairs with several high-ranking government officials, including Henry Peter Gyrich, Valerie Cooper, Haller and the head of Mutant Affairs for Russia, Alexi Vazhin they discussing Magneto's movements.

(X-Men Unlimited I#2) - Assured Magneto would return to Wundagore Mountain, Eiskalt, now equipped with the fugue armor and the bio-electric mask waited, camouflaged by trees. It didn't take long for Magneto to descend on his wife's grave where started to cry. Eiskalt then started to reconsider, and remembered what truly had happened those years ago. Üte had attempted to shoot Magneto, and Magneto was acting in self-defense. Despite the vow Magneto had made on his dead wife's grave, blood was spilt at their home again. Eiskalt dropped his gun after which Magneto became aware of the assassin, instead of attacking, Magneto simply flew away. Eiskalt knew he'd failed and put the gun to his chin, noting that he had lost everything he wanted and believed, but dropping the gun to his side, he realized all he had lost was hate.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jan Duursema (pencils).

Eiskalt is German for ice cold.

Genetech is indeed the same company which first debuted in New Warriors I#1. The Brotherhood he contacted was the one led by Toad, with Blob, Pyro, and Phantazia as members.

The bioelectric mask could be put to use against Daredevil.

Profile by Zerostar, expanded by MarvellousLuke

Adrian Eiskalt has no known connections to

Fugue Armor

  The Fugue Armor was constructed by Genetech using invaluable information from Dr. Moira MacTaggert to be used against Magneto. The skintight suit was a metal-free bodysuit which was used in combination with the bioelectric mask.

--X-Men Unlimited I#2

Bioelectric mask

  The Bioelectric Mask allows the wearer to see all bio-electric readings around him, while scrambling the wavelengths around it, making the wearer basically invisible. That is unless the person is actually seen.

--X-Men Unlimited I#2

Üte Eiskalt

  Adrian's brother, was a soldier in the East German Army who was in the assault on Wundagore Mountain. The coup didn't go too well, and his squad had to retreat. Üte and Adrian ran the wrong way, as they found Magneto's home and knocked over Magneto's wife's grave by accident. Fearing for his life, he shot at Magneto, who put up a magnetic field to block it. Unfortunately the ricocheting bullet came right back to him and went through his chest, killing him.

--X-Men Unlimited I#2

Dr. Heisenberg

  Dr. Heisenberg was a well accomplished psychologist based in Germany. One of her patients was the troubled Adrian Eiskalt who lost his brother in a war against Magneto to take Wundagore Mountain. The two would regularly meet to discuss the same events, Dr. Heisenberg determined his obsession was only growing and believed he didn't want to move beyond that which emotionally crippled him.

--X-Men Unlimited I#2

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X-Men Unlimited I#2, p8, pan2 (main image)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p7, pan2 (Üte's death)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p53, pan2 (letting Magneto go)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p35, pan4 (Fugue Armor)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p39, pan2 (Bioelectric mask)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p4, pan4 (Üte)
X-Men Unlimited I#2, p8, pan2 (Dr. Heisenberg)

X-Men Unlimited I#2 (September, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jan Duursema (pencils), Dan Panosian, Keith Williams, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Rubinstein (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)

First Posted: 10/05/2002
Last Updated: 08/07/2019

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