BARON ZERO

Real Name: Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) enhanced human

Occupation: Nazi colonel (formerly); terrorist / member of Hydra (currently)

Affiliations: (currently) Hydra, Green Skull (Lex Luthor), Madame Cat (Selina Luthor), Deathlok (Jason Todd), Nuke (Bane Simpson); (formerly) the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler

Enemies: S.H.I.E.L.D., Colonel Bruce Wayne, Black Bat (Barbara Gordon), Moonwing (Dick Grayson), Colonel Nick Fury, Sergeant Joe Rock; Super-Soldier (Clark Kent)

Known Relatives: none

Aliases: none

Base of Operations: unrevealed; (formerly) Hydra Base Omega; Nazi Germany

First Appearance: Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (April, 1996); Sgt. Fury & The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.#121 (in Amalgam continuity)

Powers/Abilities: Originally, SS Colonel Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker possessed no superhuman abilities.  But after undergoing an experimental technique in an attempt to gain super powers, Strucker gained the ability to manipulate snow and ice.  The process also imbued him with superhuman strength (and most likely slowed down his aging process).  Unfortunately, after a mishap during an Arctic mission to kill Super-Soldier, Strucker became permanently imprisoned in his nitrogen stasis suit.  As Baron Zero, Strucker is a cold and calculating strategic genius.

History:

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (bts)) - In the final days of World War II, as the evil Nazi empire crumbled around them, SS Colonel Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker escaped Germany with Hitler's right hand man, the Green Skull (Lex Luthor).  Together, the diabolical duo created Hydra, a covert terrorist organization dedicated to the Nazi dream of world domination.
 

(Sgt. Fury & The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.#121) - SS Colonel Baron Von Strucker first appeared on panel, presumably as an enemy of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (bts)) - Hoping for super powers, Strucker subjected himself to an experimental technique that gave him the frigid ability to manipulate snow and ice -- but left his soul even colder than his icy touch.

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (bts)) - During an Arctic mission to kill Super-Soldier (Clark Kent), Baron Zero became permanently imprisoned inside his nitrogen stasis suit.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (bts)) - Hoping to overthrow his longtime ally the Green Skull and replace him as Supreme Hydra, the traitorous Baron Zero secretly allied himself with the Green Skull's ambitious daughter, Madame Cat (Selina Luthor), and plotted the overthrow of Lex Luthor.
 

(Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.#1) - "Mission: Destroy Hydra!" - Inside the Green Skull's Hydra Base Omega, Baron Zero participated in a coup led by Madame Cat to overthrow Lex Luthor as Supreme Hydra.  Baron Zero 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 invading S.H.I.E.L.D. forces bombarded Hydra Base Omega, Baron Zero was present in the control room when Madame Cat learned that her father had activated the top-secret Planetsmasher program before his apparent demise.  In fact, the Planetsmasher was so secret that not even Baron Zero knew about its existence.  Madame Cat explained that the program operated the Terra Cannon, a doomsday gun aimed down a shaft drilled miles into the Earth that was intended to fire directly into a fault in the continental shelf, thereby dropping the entire East Coast of the United States into the ocean, in an attempt to thwart Super-Soldier (Clark Kent).  Unable to stop the Terra Cannon's firing sequence, Baron Zero attempted to rationalize with the agitated Madame Cat as she shot fleeing Hydra members in the back for their disloyalty.

At that moment, Bruce Wayne, Black Bat (Barbara Gordon), Moonwing (Dick Grayson), and a small army of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents penetrated Hydra Base Omega's Control Level.  Baron Zero engaged Moonwing and Black Bat in hand-to-hand combat while Madame Cat admitted to Bruce Wayne that she did not know how to deactivate the program and laughed at the irony that the Green Skull had finally defeated Bruce Wayne and he was not even alive to see it.

But the Green Skull was alive. His death by the hands of Madame Cat was merely an elaborate ruse and he watched from a remote location as Hydra Base Omega detonated with all of his enemies inside.
 


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

SGT. FURY & THE AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is an amalgam of Marvel's SGT. FURY & HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS (Marvel's Baron von Strucker debuted in SGT. FURY & HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS#5), Marvel's NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and DC's BATMAN (DC's Mr. Freeze debuted in BATMAN #121).
 

S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Bruce Wayne, who was located within the Control Level of Hydra Base Omega, survived the explosion at the end of BRUCE WAYNE: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.#1.  Therefore, it is very likely that everyone else (or at least the major characters) survived the Terra Cannon's blast as well.
 

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.

Baron Zero is an amalgam of:

            Baron von Strucker of Earth-616, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, @ Sgt. Fury and His Howling
                Commandos#5

            Mr. Freeze of the mainstream DC Universe, Dr. Victor Fries, @ Batman (vol. I)#121 (as Mr. Zero)
 

No known connections to, and not to be confused with

            Major Zemo, evil Nazi scientist of World War II,  @ Super-Soldier: Man of War#1
 



 

Last updated07/19/03

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