DEATHLOK

Real Name: Jason Todd

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) cyborg

Occupation: (currently) terrorist / Agent of Hydra; (formerly) Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Affiliations: (currently) Hydra, Green Skull (Lex Luthor), Baron Zero (Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker), Madame Cat (Selina Luthor), Nuke (Bane Simpson); (formerly) S.H.I.E.L.D., Colonel Bruce Wayne, Moonwing (Dick Grayson)

Enemies: S.H.I.E.L.D., Colonel Bruce Wayne, Black Bat (Barbara Gordon), Moonwing (Dick Grayson), Sergeant Joe Rock, Colonel Nick Fury; Hyena (Creed H. Quinn)

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: (formerly) Moonwing

Base of Operations: Hydra Base Omega; (formerly) S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

First Appearance: Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (April, 1996)

Powers/Abilities:  Originally, Jason Todd possessed no superhuman powers but was a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and possessed keen detective skills.  After his transformation into the cyborg known as Deathlok, Jason Todd's abilities, including his strength, were enhanced to superhuman levels.

History:

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (bts)) - Young S.H.I.E.L.D. recruit Jason Todd had a bright future with the international crime-fighting agency.  He was personally mentored by both S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Bruce Wayne and Moonwing (Dick Grayson).  Although Todd was sometimes reckless, he was nonetheless chosen to become the new Moonwing when Dick Grayson temporarily left S.H.I.E.L.D. to attend Oxford University.
 

(Dark Claw: The Murder Gag) - As the new Moonwing, Jason Todd made a careless mistake that resulted in the death of another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.  Summarily dismissed from the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jason Todd became furious with his mentors and blamed them for his disgrace.  Soon after, Jason Todd was caught in an explosion when the psychotic villain known as Hyena (Creed H. Quinn) detonated a bomb in an attempt to kill Bruce Wayne and Dark Claw (Logan Wayne).  Although his body was never recovered, S.H.I.E.L.D. presumed that Jason Todd died in the bomb blast.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (bts)) - But Jason Todd survived -- barely.  He was left broken and gasping for life under the rubble of a building.  His body was recovered by agents of the criminal organization known as Hydra and his damaged body parts were replaced with robotic parts, transforming Jason Todd into the cyborg known as Deathlok.  As Deathlok, Jason Todd became an agent of Hydra.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1) - "Mission: Destroy Hydra!" - Inside the Green Skull's Hydra Base Omega, Deathlok participated in a coup led by Madame Cat (Selina Luthor) to overthrow Lex Luthor as Supreme Hydra.  Deathlok looked on as Madame Cat seemingly killed her father by strangling him with her whip and then pledged allegiance to her as the new Supreme Hydra.

Later, as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents attempted to launch a ground assault against Hydra Base Omega, Deathlok was one of the Hydra agents sent to engage the invading forces.  On the battlefield, Deathlok soon spotted his former mentor Moonwing (Dick Grayson) and attacked him from behind.  Deathlok revealed that he had been waiting a long time to destroy both Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne.  Unmasking Moonwing, Deathlok accused Grayson and Wayne of abandoning him.  Using his superhuman strength, Deathlok began to strangle Moonwing because he wanted to see Dick Grayson broken and gasping (just as Jason Todd was left after the Hyena's bomb exploded).  But before Deathlok was able to kill Moonwing, Colonel Nick Fury and Sergeant Joe Rock commandeered an aircraft and shot Deathlok several times in the back.  Although he felt sorry for Jason Todd, Dick Grayson once again left him for dead so that he could continue the assault on Hydra Base Omega.
 


Comments: created by Charles "Chuck" Dixon, Cary Nord, and Mark Pennington

Key:
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
 

In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.

Amalgam Universe

Earth-Amalgam

The DARK CLAW: THE MURDER GAG graphic novel is an Amalgam Universe version of DC's BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE.
 

Given his cybernetic physiology, it is unlikely that Jason Todd was actually killed when he was shot in the back in BRUCE WAYNE: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1.
 
 

Special thanks to writer Chuck Dixon for clarifying the component sources of Deathlok (Jason Todd).

According to Mr. Dixon, "[Deathlok (Jason Todd)] WAS intended as a three-way amalgam. [DC's Robin (Jason Todd)] and [Marvel's Midnight (Jeff Wilde)] smashed together and Deathlok was the result."
 
 

Special thanks to Ivan Schablotski for providing me with the Amalgam Comics Trading Cards that I didn't already have!
 


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CLARIFICATIONS:

Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.

Deathlok is an amalgam of:

            Midnight of Earth-616, Jeffrey "Jeff" Wilde, @ Moon Knight (vol. III) #4

            Deathlok of Earth-616, Luther Manning, @ Astonishing Tales #25

            Robin of the mainstream DC Universe, Jason Peter Todd, @ Batman #366
 

No known connections to, and not to be confused with

            Deathborg, robotic member of the Sinister Society,  @ Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto #1
 



 

Last updated07/19/03

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