Real Name: Bradley Beynon

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Scientist, inventor, amateur villain

Group Membership: Employee of Stark-Fujikawa

Affiliations: Hadley

Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), Psycho-Man, X-Men (Beast, Cannonball, Cecilia Reyes, Wolverine)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: the Microverse
Formerly, Stark-Fuijikawa, New York City

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four '98 Annual

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Bradley Beynon is a brilliant scientist, skilled in electronics and robotics, having designed the robot Hadley, and a miniaturizer gun. He also briefly possessed one of the Psycho-Man's Control Boxes, which allowed him to manipulate the emotions of fear, hate and doubt in others.

History: (Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four '98 Annual)- Just as he was completing work on his Miniaturizer for Stark-Fujikawa, Dr. Bradley Beynon was mortified to learn that Mr. Fantastic had just patented his own Miniaturizer. Beynon completed the device and presented it to Stark-Fujikawa, but they accused him of stealing Richards' design and fired him. Beynon determined to have his revenge upon Richards. With his robot Hadley, he broke into the vaults of Stark-Fuijikawa and found a costume and control box formerly used by the Fantastic Four villain Psycho-Man. He had Hadley don the uniform and sent him after the Thing and Human Torch, while he went to the opera "La Bludgeon" to use the control box on Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, who were attending the show.

Beynon's use of the control box caused the patrons of the opera to riot, and attack one another, including both Fantastic Four members and the X-Men Beast and Cecilia Reyes, who had also attended the show. However, when Dr. Reyes fell under the influence of hate, her reaction of self-hate was so strong that the control box shorted out. He was confronted by the Fantastic Four and members of the X-Men, who had also defeated Hadley, but as they argued about how to deal with Beynon, he slipped away with the control box.

Beynon brought the control box back to his lab at Stark-Fuijikawa for repairs, but there he was confronted by the Psycho-Man, who had come to reclaim his control box. However, the X-Men and Fantastic Four arrived, and attacked the Psycho-Man. Beynon was still determined to have his revenge on Richards, and attempted to fire his Miniaturizer at him, but the Thing hurled Psycho-Man into the Miniaturizer, damaging it, and both of them were shrunk into the microverse.

Comments: Created by Joe Casey, Paul Pelletier, Leo Fernandez, Andrew Pepoy, Keith Champagne, Rob Leigh, and Ray McCarthy.

Say, how exactly did Stark-Fujikawa wind up with the Psycho-Man's gear? To say nothing of the Ultimate Nullifier (or duplicate thereof), Klaw's sonic horn, and a Dreadnought, which were also glimpsed. Most alarming is that Fuijikawa actually had an Iron Man chestplate. And after all the work Stark's gone to to keep that stuff away from the wrong people...!

by Prime Eternal

Bradley Beynon should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four '98 Annual, page 1, panel 3

Uncanny X-Men and Fantastic Four '98 Annual (September, 1998) - Joe Casey (writer), Paul Pelletier & Leo Fernandez (pencils), Andrew Pepoy, Keith Champagne, Rob Leigh & Ray McCarthy (inks), Frank Pittarese (editor)

First Posted: 02/22/2004
Last updated: 02/22/2004

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