Real Name: Edgar Marlopolis

Identity/Class: Empowered Human

Occupation: Scientist, would-be Dr. Doom

Affiliations: Dr. Benson

Enemies: Speedball

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Trepica; Springdale, Connecticut

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#85 (1991)

Powers: The Dude in the Really Rad Armor exists as four separate beings; his main body is encased in armor, and can fire energy blasts; another body is only a skeleton; the third is made of muscles; the fourth embodies his soul, and can fly, and displace the souls of others by contact. Any damage done to his extra bodies hurts Marlopolis as well.

History: (Marvel Comics Presents#85 (fb))- A young scientist from the island of Trepica, Edgar Marlopolis came to Springdale, Connecticut for his internship at Hammond Labs, under Dr. Benson.

(Marvel Comics Presents#85)- However, Marlopolis' true agenda was to steal a suit of experimental armor Dr. Benson was working on. Janitor Robbie Baldwin attempted to set Marlopolis free from the machine that was empowering him, but accidentally caused an explosion, turning him into his other identity of Speedball. Marlopolis emerged from the wreck of the machinery as four men-- one, a skeleton; one, made of muscles, one, the embodiment of his "soul", and the last, him in his armor. "When you American scientists make experimental armor, you don't mess around!"

The Dudes In the Really Rad Armor attacked Speedball, but the young hero realized that by striking two of the extra bodies together, it would incapacitate them. He finally defeated Marlopolis himself by tricking his soul-counterpart into flying into him. Speedball then rounded up his bodies, hoping to impress his friends in the New Warriors.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell and Ron Wilson.

by Prime Eternal

None. What, you're surprised?

Last updated: 10/27/02

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