IMPACT 739

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Training robot

Group Membership: SHIELD

Affiliations: Reanimator

Enemies: Captain America, New Warriors, Wolverine

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Reanimator's warehouse
The original SHIELD Helicarrier

First Appearance: Captain America I#226 (October, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Impact 739 was composed of strong materials, and possessed superhuman strength (class 5?). It was equipped with a staff which could fire energy blasts.

History: (Captain America I#226) - After Captain America lost the super-soldier serum due to psychological damage done by a mind-probe, he engaged in combat with SHIELD's Impact 739 robot to prove himself. Nick Fury caught wind of this immediately and had the robot shut down, but at the same time, the Red Skull was mounting a takeover of the SHIELD Helicarrier, infecting SHIELD's own agents with a mind control beam from his Death's Head Satellite. As Fury scuffled with one of his own men, the controls for Impact 739 were shot, and the robot sprang back to life to assault Captain America.

With no means of escape from the training room, Captain America was forced to continue his fight against the robot. Although he gave it the best he could offer, Impact 739 nearly defeated him, when, at the point of death, Captain America's mind refired the super-soldier serum, restoring him to his peak strength. He then effortlessly broke free from Impact 739's grasp and hurled its staff through its chest. The robot continued to advance upon him, but Captain America decapitated it with his shield.

(Wolverine II#149) - Impact 739 was one of several robots which were obtained by the mutant Reanimator and restored by him. It was possibly destroyed by Wolverine and the New Warriors when the loss of Reanimator's powers caused him to loose control of his robots, making them run amok.

Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, and John Tartag.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Impact 739 should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain America I#226, page 3


Appearances:
Captain America I#226 (October, 1978) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Wolverine II#149 (April, 2000) - Jimmy Palmiotti (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Graham Nolan (inks), Mark Powers (editor)


Last updated: 05/31/04

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