LT. GENERAL FREDRICKS

Real Name: Fredricks (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Military general

Group Membership: US Military

Affiliations: Colonel Hendershoot, Fantastic Four, Professor X, X-Men

Enemies: Ani-Men, Count Nefaria, Miracle Man, Silver Surfer, Vanisher

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado
The Pentagon, Washington DC
An ordnance base outside of New York

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#3 (March, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Fredricks is an able commander of military forces, but his own capability in combat has never been measured.

History: (Fantastic Four I#3) - Lt. General Fredricks was in charge of an ordance base in New York which was raided by the Miracle Man, who stole an atomic tank from them. The Miracle Man was finally captured by the Fantastic Four, and the atomic tank was recovered intact.

(X-Men I#2) - Fredricks was at the Pentagon with his aid Hendershoot, reviewing continental defense plans, when the Vanisher appeared and vowed to steal the plans from them in a few days. He then teleported away. Although he did suceed in capturing the plans, the Vanisher was finally defeated by the X-Men.

(X-Men I#17) - Fredicks assisted the National Guard in mopping up after the X-Men's first battle against the Sentinels. Fredricks admitted to Professor Charles Xavier that he had once feared the X-Men, but that after their actions against the Master Mold, he was sure that many people would apologize for their actions. He also had his men bring the X-Men to a hospital to be treated for their injuries.

(X-Men I#23) - After Count Nefaria surrounded all of Washington with an impenetrable dome, Fredricks led attempts to break the barrier from the outside, but they were unsuccessful. Desperate for help, he contacted Professor Xavier, informing him that the X-Men had sided with Count Nefaria. Xavier came to Washington to assist Fredricks. Xavier tried to convince Fredricks that the X-Men were innocent, but could not prove that they had been framed. Xavier finally defeated Nefaria himself.

(Fantastic Four I#72) - After the Silver Surfer went on a rampage through New York, Lt. General Fredricks had his soldiers fire upon him with the "Sonic Shark", a missile designed to drain the Surfer's powers. Although the Silver Surfer was nearly brought down by the device, it was destroyed by the Fantastic Four.

(X-Men I#94) - After Count Nefaria and the Ani-Men invaded Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD's headquarters), Lt. General Fredricks led a military assault on the mountain. As he did so, the X-Men arrived to deal with Nefaria, and Fredricks provided Cyclops with information on the Doomsmith System which Nefaria had access to.

(X-Men I#95 (BTS)) - Fredricks informed the X-Men that they had only one hour to dismantle the Doomsmith System, and it wound up being destroyed in time.

(Uncanny X-Men#147) - Now stationed at Cheyenne Mountain, Fredricks witnessed the effects of a massive storm generated around Latveria by Storm. Fredricks notified the President about the matter.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky.

Lt. General Fredricks looks virtually identical to General Thaddeus E. Ross. The trick to telling them apart is that Ross is almost always in New Mexico, and Fredricks is usually in either New York or Washington.

Fredricks was not named until X-Men I#23, and it is only because of George Olshevsky's Marvel Indexes that we know he was the general in FF I#3, X-Men I#2 and FF I#72.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Lt. General Fredricks should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
X-Men I#94, page 15, panel 7
Uncanny X-Men#147, page 6, panel 2


Other appearances:
X-Men I#2 (November, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Paul Reinman (inks)
X-Men I#17 (February, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby & Werner Roth (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks)
X-Men I#23 (August, 1966) - Roy Thomas (writer), Werner Roth (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Fantastic Four I#72 (March, 1968) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)
X-Men I#94-95 (August-September, 1975) - Len Wein & Chris Claremont (writers), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Bob McLeod (#94) & Sam Grainger (#95) (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#147 (July, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)


Last updated: 12/27/13

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