Real Name: Flipside
Identity/Class: Extra-temporal (Earth 2099) android
Enemies: Spider-Man 2099; Packrat
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The wastelands outside of Nightshade, Earth 2099
First Appearance: Spider-Man 2099#29/1 (March, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Flipside is designed to mimic the appearance and powers of the first superhero he comes into contact with. Up until this point, he remains in an almost comatose state. Flipside becomes a combination of Venom and Spider-Man after coming into contact with Spider-Man 2099--who does not exist in his outdated records, and so it extrapolates based on his appearance coming closest to a combination of the two. In the Spider-Man/Venom mode, Flipside combined razor sharp claws, heightened agility, and webbing he can shoot from his wrists. The robot is also super-durable, able to survive an insane amount of damage. It also seems to be able to repair itself in a very short time.
History: (bts) A group of foragers, led by the 20th century obsessed Packrat, find a blank robot in the abandoned building that they make their base. The robot is seemingly useless, as they can't activate it, no matter how hard they try.
(Spider-Man 2099#29/1) After surviving an explosion in the city of Nightshade, Spider-Man is brought to the foragers' base by Packrat. Packrat has Spider-Man attempt to wake the robot, which he succeeds at doing, due to his superheroic appearance. Flipside immediately jumps into Spider-Man's arms and tells him they're gonna be best friends... and if not, then I'll kill ya!
(Spider-Man 2099#30/1) Spider-Man rejects Flipside's affection, causing the robot to go into a rage. Flipside slashes the throat of one of Packrat's foragers, killing him. Spider-Man tries to use the computer systems in the base to shut him down, but Flipside smashes them, before heading out to cause more damage. Packrat's group imediately opens fire on Flipside, but the robot just stares at them, before going into a full on rage, killing many of them before Spider-Man can even react.
When he does, Flipside grabs him by the head and shoves it inside his chest. Spider-Man finally has enough and slashes his way out of the robot, before wrapping a cord around Flipside's neck and swinging him around until he's decapitated. Packrat allows Spider-Man to leave the base, but once he does, he turns to find Flipside sitting on a pile of his men. Flipside tells him that he enjoys a chase, so start running.
Comments: Created by Peter David and Joe St. Pierre
Flipside's original intent is rather confusing.
Spider-Man theorized his circuitry deteriorated, causing him to
basically go robo-crazy, but admitted he might've been like that
since the beginning. It seems like he was created to blackmail or
harm heroes' reputation, doing evil and insane things with their
identity. Either that, or he's an insta-sidekick gone wrong.
He seems to be some derivation of one of AIM's Super-Adaptoids. His programming fits in with the age of heroes.
--Thanks to TJ Burns for reminding me of that.
Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Jean Grey, Hawkeye, Cyclops, Storm, War Machine, Gambit, Cable, Henry Pym, The Wasp, The Beast, Venom and the Black Widow were amongst the prototypes in Flipside's programming.
Profile by: Zerostar
Last updated: 04/06/03
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