JOHN GARRETT

Real Name: Jonathan Garrett

Identity/Class: Human cyborg

Occupation: Former espionage agent

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.
former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Division) ExTechOp, Operation: Scrambled Eggs, Great Wheel (Aries (Leonardo Da Vinci), Cancer (Viktor Uvarov), Capricorn (Vasili Dassaiev), Gemini (Nick Fury), Kraken (Daniel Whitehall), Libra (Timothy Dugan), Pisces (Shoji Soma), Sagittarius (Wolfgang von Strucker), Scorpio (Jake Fury), Taurus (Cornelius Van Lunt), Virgo (Thomas Davidson) ), CIA

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Sharon Carter, Isadore "Izzy" Cohen, Sebastian Druid, Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Eric Koenig, Quake (Daisy Johnson), Robert "Reb" Ralston, Ryan Ralston, Jasper Sitwell;
Former pawn of Elektra, Erynys, the Hand, and the Snakeroot;
    formerly Dr. Harold Beaker,
Chastity McBryde, agent Honda, agent Minelli, Karen Page, Arthur Perry, Dr. Wreck

EnemiesChuck the Dwarf, the Hand, Hydra, Chastity McBryde, Arthur Perry, Seth Waters, Ken Wind

Known Relatives: David Garrett (father), Sarah Garrett (mother), Nathan Garrett (brother), two unidentified nieces or nephews

Aliases: Aquarius, Ken Wind, the President, the Ugly Man (Elektra's first name for him)

Base of Operations: Mobile;
  formerly S.H.I.E.L.D. substation 14 storage 

Education: S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy graduate

First Appearance: Elektra: Assassin#2 (September, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Garrett has been rebuilt with cybernetic parts so that virtually nothing of his original body exists beyond his head and a few organs (less than 20% of his original form). He has plastic skin and metal alloys in his bones, which were later replaced with polycarbonates, granting him extraordinary physical resilience. His muscular system, featuring a combination of pneumatics, hydraulics, and internally generated, electrical power, grants him vastly amplified strength (enhanced human? or greater)

    He is highly skilled in armed and unarmed combat, demonstrating superlative physical skill and tactical ingenuity. He is an excellent marksman, and unusually adept with S.H.I.E.L.D. technology. He is also arrogant and offensive, and pays little attention to standard procedures or to personal hygiene.

His mental faculties were damaged by an extended period of mind control by Elektra, though he seems to have recovered to some degree.

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 645 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(Secret Warriors#9 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett worked for the CIA and went through special covert training.

(Secret Warriors#25 (fb) ) - In 1961 Leonardo Da Vinci invited Garrett because he was one of the top intelligence agents of his generation to the Pieta base in Rome, Italy to become a member of the Great Wheel. Leonardo offered everyone at the meeting the chance to get what they needed to win their quiet wars in exchange for a little help, which would in return win them Leonardo's approval.

   Leonardo sent Dassaiev, Garrett, Soma and Whitehall on a mission to Giza, Egypt to acquire a power source from a Brood vessel after destroying the alien Brood still inside. Garrett approved of using the Brood power source to run the rejuvination chambers found by another team. He was present when the chambers were set up in Pieta and stolen by the Russians Uvarov, Dassaiev and their soldiers. They nearly murdered Garrett.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett served three months at Dannemora for assault.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett served two years at Ryker's Island prison for grand larceny.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett had a history of resisting arrest.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett spent six months on a Kentucky work farm for attacking a police officer.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett committed several other crimes, including battery, four counts of statutory rape, and sixty-five counts of being drunk and disorderly.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Garrett somehow became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), and his past records mysteriously vanished.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb)) - Garrett was serving in Libya alongside agent Chastity McBryde, impressing her with his combat skills. However, when he got frisky with her, she punched him in the nose.

(Elektra: Assassin#6 (fb) - BTS) - Chastity discovered that there were no records on Garrett. When she brought this to the attention of ExTechOp, she not only received no reply, but was also swiftly transferred to a minor police action in Venezuela. She filed a complaint to Nick Fury which was never delivered. During an imposed furlough, two months later, Chastity continued her investigation, using S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Central Command Computer Facility and cross-referencing law enforcement records from seven states.

(Elektra: Assassin#2 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett was rebuilt as a cyborg, with a six inch removable portion on the top of his skull, in which could be placed a recorder, and a cybernetic right hand.

(Elektra: Assassin#3 (fb)) - Approximately three years after his Libyan mission alongside Chastity, Garrett and his partner were sent to San Concepcion as part of Operation: Scrambled Eggs, to investigate the assassination of presidente Carlos Huevos.

(Elektra: Assassin#2(fb)/3(fb)/[6(fb)]) - Garrett and Perry interrogated Julio Gonzales (actually, Perry tortured him for information), who confessed to hiring a woman to kill Huevos, after which Perry killed him. Afterwards, Garrett and Perry interrogated a political prisoner, who informed them of his encounter with Elektra. While researching Elektra's past, Garrett became a victim of a psychic link with her, and she began to influence his perceptions and manipulate his actions. Elektra directed him to purge all of the evidence he had gathered, after which she slew Perry, who had come after her. When Garrett confronted Elektra, she cut off his hand, and while he was looking for it, she blew up the munitions shipment in harbor building in which they were standing.

    Garrett's body was recovered by ExTechOp, who began to replace his multitude of missing body parts (eighty per cent of his body, including his limbs and most of his vital organs) with cybernetic ones. Working tirelessly, S.H.I.E.L.D. engineers successfully replaced his arms, legs, spine, nervous system, heart, liver, and lungs. Elektra slipped in and stole the recorder implant that S.H.I.E.L.D. had retrieved from Garrett's skull.

(Elektra: Assassin#3) - Hours later, as Elektra raided S.H.I.E.L.D.'s information bank, she was discovered and captured by a squadron of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Garrett, now completely rebuilt and active, filed his report on Elektra, pretending not to know her identity and claiming that she was a Russian agent. His story was not believed and he was reprimanded by his superior, Dr. Beaker. That night, Elektra sunk her psychic claws into Garrett's mind, causing him to sneak into the chamber where she was being held inert. He attempted to break free from her control and kill her, but she forced him to shut down the power in the device holding her. Elektra then escaped, leaving Garrett behind to face the music. He then filed a false report to cover up his involvement.

    Mostly back in his own mind at this point, Garrett recalled that Elektra would be going after ambassador Reich (who, unbeknownst to anyone else, was possessed by the demonic Beast that controlled the Hand). Elektra knew that Garrett intended to stop her, and she sent him on a wild goose chase while she successfully accomplished her mission. However, Reich had already transferred the Beast into Ken Wind, a strong candidate for president of the USA.

    Later, Garrett prepared to return to the US, Elektra stole his plane ticket and framed him so that anxious airport security would discover a bag of drugs during a body cavity search.

(Elektra: Assassin#4) - Garrett returned to the US where he was subjected to rigorous testing before being brought before Nick Fury, who told him he found his reports unlikely and insisted he redo them more factually or find a way to back up his outrageous claims. Garrett was sent to meet with Ken Wind and offer him protection, but due to his interactions with Elektra, he was able to detect the stench of the Beast upon Wind. At the same time, Elektra had used her psychic tricks to swap forms and minds with a young girl named Sandy. However, the Hand learned of this and trapped Elektra within Sandy's personality. They attempted to lead Elektra to a location where they could kill her, but Garrett rushed to her rescue, fighting off his own allies, agents Honda and Minelli. Garrett successfully saved Elektra, though in the process agents of the Hand framed him for the deaths of his partners. Garrett actually opposed the Beast itself and nearly died after having his hand blown off, but Elektra saved him.

(Elektra: Assassin#5) -  Garrett and Elekta fought off assassins for the Hand, after which they were confronted by a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents led by Chastity McBride. He revealed the truth about being under psychic domination by a ninja assassin with magic powers (with a body almost as good as Chastity's) who needs to kill Ken Wind because he's possessed by a demon, but for some reason she doubted him. Garrett was knocked out when Chastity twice hit Elektra's and his helicopter (lethal force had been denied by Nick Fury), but Elektra mentally forced him to awaken, and he leapt to safety, taking Elektra with him and S.H.I.E.L.D.ing her body from the fall with his own durable form. Struggling to free himself from Elektra's control, Garrett shot Elektra in the chest, only to realize that Elektra had caused a mass hallucination that only made it appear so: He had actually shot Chastity.

    Nonetheless, S.H.I.E.L.D. believed it was Elektra who had been shot as well, and they took her and Garrett back to a S.H.I.E.L.D. base for treatment. After Garrett had been rebuilt, Elektra absconded with him, and she allowed her illusion to fade soon after. Garrett finally stopped resisting Elektra and accepted that he was hers, body and soul.

(Elektra: Assassin#6) - Garrett and Elektra recovered and then prepared for their assault on Ken Wind.

(Elektra: Assassin#7) - Garrett was nearby while Elektra communed with the Beast of the Hand, and he learned of the Beast's plot to annihilate all life on Earth by having the US presdent launch a nuclear missile attack. At the victory rally for Ken Wind's election, Garrett posed as an ice cream vendor, while Elektra hid out in the shadows, waiting for a chance to assassinate Wind.

(Elektra: Assassin#8 (fb)) - Garrett's cyborg systems were identified by Chastity McBryde, who led a group of agents to converge on him. Elektra took out some of the agents, but was then attacked by Hand assassins. Garrett pulled a rocket launcher out from his ice cream stand and fired at Wind, but McBryde shot him in the shoulder, deflecting the shot. In the chaos, Wind was placed in an escape module and airlifted out, though Elektra and Garrett snagged the copter. Garrett and Elektra were assaulted by the rebuilt and Hand-controlled Perry and the evil Chuck the Dwarf, who impaled Garrett with a spear. Garrett hurled a string of grenades into the copter carrying Wind, and the explosion caused it to crash into the Lincoln Memorial (striking Perry and bringing him along for the ride in the process). Garrett crawled from the wreckage and rushed at Wind, but Perry stopped him and the proceeded to batter him mercilessly, dismantling and dismembering him.

    Elektra managed to destroy Perry and drive the Beast from Wind. Elektra then appeared to transfer Garrett's mind into Wind's body, and Garrett/Wind became the new president of the USA.

(Daredevil I#319 (fb) - BTS / 321 (fb) - BTS) - Elektra actually just used her hypnotic abilities to make Garrett believe that he was Wind and living the life of the president. In reality, Garrett remained in his dismantled form, which was placed in a stasis tube in a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility.

(Elektra: Assassin#8) - Trapped in the delusion that he had actually been the president of the USA for the past four months, Garrett believed he was meeting with a Russian leader.

(Daredevil I#319) - Garrett was seen in stasis at S.H.I.E.L.D. substation 14 storage, while he still believed himself to be the president.

(Daredevil I#320) - Agents of the Snakeroot assaulted the S.H.I.E.L.D. substation, and Tekagi broke Garrett out of the stasis tube and escaping with him.

(Daredevil I#321) - In the stronghold of the Snakeroot, Tekagi revealed that since Garrett and Elektra had merged on the plane of the mind, a fragment of her persona still existed within Garrett's mind. Tekagi detailed the plan to draw out the dark essence of Elektra from Garrett's mind, and place it into a new warrior to serve the Snakeroot, and the shadow warriors initiated the process.

(Daredevil I#322) - The Snakeroot continued the process, transferring the dark essence of Elektra from Garrett's mind into a female corpse, which was reanimated as Erynys. At the same time, other technicians continued the process of rebuilding Garrett.

(Daredevil I#323) - The completed Garrett and Erynys stood before the Snakeroot. Garrett insulted Eddie Pasim (who was involved with the About Face virus which the Hand would seek to make the existence of Erynys permanent), after which Erynys commanded him to silence. Garrett thought to himself that he was all better now, and also that he though Erynys wanted him.

(Daredevil I#324) - Garrett and Erynys assaulted Daredevil and the Chaste member Stone. Garrett continued to confuse Erynys for Elektra. When the real Elektra showed up, it pained both Erynys and Garrett, and Garrett followed Erynys' command to flee.

(Daredevil I#325) - Garrett and Erynys accompanied the Snakeroot and the Hand as they tried to force Passim to relocate the missing sample of the About Face virus. Garrett defended Erynys when the Snakeroot criticized her failure to kill Daredevil, and Garrett defended her.
    Garrett and Erynys were also present alongside the Snakeroot when they confronted Daredevil and Elektra, who had located the virus. Garrett was severely confused by the presence of both Erynys and Elektra. Ultimately, Erynys' persona was merged with Elektra when the former died. Garrett was captured and placed in S.H.I.E.L.D. detention cell 07, where he demanded to be given a copy of this month's "Soldier of Fortune."

(Daredevil I#326) - Aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Fury questioned Garrett, who convinced him that he should be given credit for what he had done for his country, regardless of how he had gone about it.

(Daredevil I#330) - Nick Fury had Garrett reactivated as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under his command, and sent the cyber-warrior Siege to watch over him and make sure he towed the line.

(Daredevil I#341) - Garrett attempted to apply for unemployment. He had left past employment empty, and when he began to talk about S.H.I.E.L.D. they thought he was lying and kicked him out.

(Daredevil I#342) - Garrett kicked down the door at Karen Page's apartment and used his laser-optic sighting to kill several cockroaches--all part of his way as demonstrating his credentials to Karen, who had placed an advertisement for a private investigator to help her uncover a child pornography ring.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Garrett as a potential Initiative recruit.

(Secret Warriors#1/2) - Garrett was listed as an unaffiliated SHIELD agent in SHIELD's agent files.

(Secret Warriors#7 (fb) - BTS) - Garrett stopped drinking and moved to Toronto, Canada and opened Natchios' Total Car Pit. He worked under the supervision of another former SHIELD agent.

(Secret Warriors#7) - Fury visited Garrett and called him out of retirement.

(Secret Warriors#8) - Fury and Garrett traveled to Alexandria, Virginia. Arriving there they had a coffee and Fury showed Garrett the file of ex-SHIELD agent Seth Waters, who was now working for the Department of Treasury, and was allegedly a double agent. Fury sent Garrett to Waters to find out if he was working for Hydra or someone else entirely.

(Secret Warriors#9) - Garrett went into the US Department of Treasury to talk to Waters, who was impressed that Garrett didn't set off any of the metal detectors. Garrett explained that he was almost completely made of polycarbonates these days. Waters revealed that he knew about the Pieta and then sent Garrett back to Fury to tell him that Waters' masters know everything and are everywhere (for those interested: Waters worked for Leviathan). Garrett returned to Fury, who considered the investigation as a success.

(Dark Reign: The List - Secret Warriors#1) - Garrett flew Fury to Avengers Tower with one of SHIELD's flying cars. Fury told Norman Osborn about Seth Waters and that he was a national security issue resulting in Waters capture by HAMMER. Bullseye interrogated Waters and Garrett, who stayed in contact with Fury shot Waters with a sniper rifle from the flying car as soon as Waters mentioned that he was working for Leviathan. Fury, who stayed with Osborn to watch the interrogation, fled while Garrett shot HAMMER agents to free Fury's path. Garrett picked up Fury, who took the wheel, while Garrett kept shooting at HAMMER's helicopters.

   Fury and Garrett traveled to Rome, Italy to the Pieta base where they logged into the system to look at the files of Leviathan and the Great Wheel.

(Secret Warriors#16) - At the Pieta base Fury discussed with Dum-Dum, Garrett and the Professor to discuss their next actions against Hydra and Leviathan. Garrett told Fury not to hesitate because now was the time to end the other organizations.

(Secret Warriors#17 (fb) ) - Garrett traveled to Sudan where he met many former Howling Commandos, Steve Rogers, Fury and Sharon Carter at Fury's Sandbox base for one last party together.

(Secret Warriors#18 (fb) ) - Garrett listened to the Howlers stories and had a good laugh.

(Secret Warriors#19 (fb) ) - Garrett participated in the toast to the fallen Howlers.

(Secret Warriors#23 (fb) ) - After being fired from the Secret Warriors Sebastian Druid returned home to Hawaii. John Garrett was already waiting in his apartment to tell Druid that there was no out. Under Garrett Druid got into good shape and then was allowed to prove himself on the field.

   Garrett took Druid to China to use magic to make two destroyed Helicarriers from a recent battle with Hydra disappear. Druid used his mystic powers to speed up the Helicarriers' corrosion and oxidation. Garrett was impressed, but still wanted to know how Druid worked under pressure.

   Garrett next took Druid to Leviathan's Ursa Major base. Garrett had Druid create a mystic bullet, which Garrett used to shoot Magadan. The mystic component of the bullet sprayed Magadan's blood in Hydra's sign on the wall behind him to sow dissention between Hydra and Leviathan. Leviathan went after Garrett and Druid, who was unable to teleport them to safety under pressure. They still managed to escape.

   Sometime later Garrett and Druid flew Hydra's Gehenna base to pick up Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors, who were surprised to see Druid again.

   At Fury's Excalibur base Garrett told Druid that Hellfire and Phobos had died and that Quake would learn from Fury that Hellfire had been a traitor all along. Fury then informed Garrett that the team would be broken up. Garrett congratulated Druid for his hard work and that told him that his team had now been deactivated.

(Secret Warriors#28) - Garrett and Fury waited in a limousine to pick up Dugan and Sitwell at the UN White Box Facility.

   Shortly after Garrett rejoined SHIELD under Quake's leadership.

Comments: Created by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz.

    We can actually nail down when some of the events of Elektra: Assassin took place thanks to George Olshevksy's Avengers Index#3. In that issue, he discusses Avengers I#61, and notes that some freak weather conditions, such as the abnormally premature snowstorms seen in Elektra: Assassin, were caused by the battle between Ymir and Surtur in Avengers I#61, as well as by the events of Incredible Hulk I#109-110 (in which a large machine that affected the Earth's rotation existed in the Savage Land--this machine was the Planet-Destroyer, which was a weapon of the Sagittarians, used in the service of the Galaxy Master. It is seen in the profile for Umbu the Unliving).
    Thus, some of the events of Elektra: Assassin took place around the time of other stories with premature snowstorms, such as Amazing Spider-Man I#85, Incredible Hulk I#115, and Daredevil I#52-53. These premature snowstorms came ever now and then during a period of two or three months following the events of Avengers I#61.
    Further, Avengers I#61 took place towards the end of the third week of September of Peter Parker's sophomore year in college. So, we can nail things down ever further.
    --Per Degaton

Huevos is Spanish for eggs, I believe. Scrambled Eggs. Get it? Sort of? Good, because there's not much more to get.

Garrett was first listed as a member of the Great Wheel in Dark Reign: The List - Secret Warriors#1 (December, 2009)

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:

S.H.I.E.L.D.


images:
Elektra: Assassin#3, p20
Elektra: Assassin#2 cover
Elektra: Assassin#8, p24, pan1
Secret Warriors#7, p19, pan4 (polycarbonates body)
Secret Warriors#28, p14-15, top panel (SHIELD uniform)


Appearances:
Elektra: Assassin#2-8 (September, 1986 - March, 1987) - Frank Miller (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (artist), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Daredevil I#319-325 (August, 1993 - February, 1994) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (pencils), Hector Collazo (#319, 321-325), Harry Candelario (#319), Michael Aven Oeming (#320, 324), Rich Rankin (#322-323) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#330 (July, 1994) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (pencils), Hector Collazo & Rich Rankin (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#341-342 (June-July, 1995) - Alan Smithee (writer), Keith Pollard (pencils), Art Nichols (#341) & Tom Palmer (#342) (inks), Marie Javins (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Secret Warriors#1/2 (April, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis & Jonathan Hickman (writers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#7-9 (October-December, 2009) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: The List - Secret Warriors#1 (December, 2009) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#16 (July, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Gianluca Gugliotta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#17-19 (August-October, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#23 (February, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Bill Rosemann & Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Secret Warriors#25 (May, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Secret Warriors#28 (September, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)


Last updated: 10/23/13

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