Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human, Technology user
Occupation: Protestor, Potential criminal
Group Membership: None
Enemies: She-Hulk, Richard Rory
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California
First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk#16 (May, 1981)
Powers: None, Microwave wore a mobile microwave transmission armored battlesuit that could channel ambient microwave energy and fire it into harmless broad beam emissions or into destructive concentrated single beam blasts.
History: (Savage She Hulk#16) - Very little is known about the person later to be called Microwave. He attended a Los Angeles city assembly debate on a microwave emitter tower in a residential area that was being linked to health issues in the residents. Supporting the pro-microwave commission, he observed the demonstration of the mobile microwave battlesuit powered by this tower and saw it as a way to do away with Jennifer Walters, the attorney requesting the tower's removal.
Stealing the armor, he secretly bombarded Walters and her then boyfriend, Richard Rory, with low-level microwaves for hours until she spotted his shadow outside her house. As the She-Hulk, she attacked Microwave as he continued bombarding her with microwaves, but she ripped the battlesuit off him. He also admitted to having boosted the tower's output as the She Hulk departed and ripped the tower down.
Comments: Created by David Anthony Kraft and Mike Vosburgh.
Not much is known about Microwave, his motivations or his reasons to support the tower. His story was basically a lesson on microwave energy. Theoretically, he could return after having someone like the Tinkerer restore and repair the battlesuit.
by Will Uchtman
Clarifications: Microwave should not be confused with:
First Posted: 08/01/2002
Last updated: 08/02/2002
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