Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human cyborg, technology user
Occupation: Mastermind-for-hire, apparently head of his own corporation
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Employer of Collette; hired by Roxxon Oil
Enemies: Iron Man (Tony Stark)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mycroft corporate headquarters
First Appearance: Iron Man I#316 (May, 1995)
Powers: Mycroft allegedly has cybernetic brain implants that give him an IQ in the quadruple digits, which would be at least ten times normal human intellect. He could also directly link his brain to database and computer systems. He was quite fond of exactly timing conversations and anticipating requests, much like the Mad Thinker. In addition, Mycroft is apparently superhumanly patient, or at least very slow. He makes his base in a corporate headquarters that includes decontamination apparatus and sophisticated scanners for security purposes.
(Iron Man I#316) - Mycroft was approached by agents of Roxxon Oil, who wanted Mycroft to end the threat Anthony Stark's new ethical business model posed to Roxxon's operations. And then Len Kaminski stopped writing Iron Man, and Mycroft was completely forgotten -- maybe he got stuck in his chair or something....
Comments: Created by Len Kaminski and Tom Morgan
Ah, changing writer syndrome. I'm sure Mycroft's incredible master plan will start anytime now. Aren't danglers this glaring only supposed to happen in X-books?
For the record, this Mycroft was likely named for Mycroft Holmes, the older, fatter, and smarter brother of Sherlock, who was occasionally described in the original Holmes stories as a man employed by the government to sit around and solve thorny problems.
Profile by Omar Karindu
Clarifications: Mycroft is not to be confused with:
Collette is Mycroft's assistant and apparent lover. She had Ph.D's in Systems Theory, Philosophy, and Human Psychology. However, she clearly skipped Fashion entirely.
Iron Man I#316 (May, 1995) - Len Kaminski (writer), Tom Morgan (artist), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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