Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Thief

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None (see comments for list of robots used)

Enemies: New Warriors (Aegis/Trey Rollins, Namorita, Speedball/Robbie Baldwin, Turbo/Mickey Musashi), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Nova (Richard Rider), Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan), Wolverine imposter (Skrull)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Junkyard in New York, USA

First Appearance: Wolverine II#140 (July, 1999)

Powers/Abilities: Reanimator has the ability to reconstruct and control robots and other mechanical devices, most likely through an unspecified form of telekinesis.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Brown


(Wolverine II#140) - Reanimator watched as Wolverine (actually a Skrull posing as Wolverine) and Nightcrawler arrived at his junkyard headquarters, tracking reported sightings of Magneto. He then attacked the two X-Men with a large array of his robots, including a Magneto double. The heroes destroyed the robots, but left without confronting Reanimator.

(Nova III#3 (fb) - BTS) - Reanimator sent robot doubles of the Red Skull and the Hulk, as well as the Quintronic Man, to rob banks and armored cars. All three were stopped by Nova. Another of Reanimator's robots, H.E.R.B.I.E., observed the battle with Quintronic Man.

(Nova III#5 (fb) - BTS) - Reanimator's H.E.R.B.I.E. unit continued to observe Nova.

(Nova III#7) - Reanimator threatened to exact his revenge on Nova.

(Wolverine II#149) - The real Wolverine went to the junkyard after learning of Nightcrawler and the Skrull imposter's incident there. He came upon Reanimator, who panicked when he saw that Nova (having followed Wolverine) was arriving. The two heroes were then drawn into battle with the remaining robots under Reanimator's control. Nova called in the New Warriors to help, and shortly thereafter, Reanimator lost control of the robots due to the effects of the High Evolutionary wiping out all mutant powers. The robots were destroyed, and Reanimator was arrested.

Comments: Created by Erik Larsen and Joe Bennett.

It is assumed Reanimator got his mutant abilities back along with the rest of mutantkind.

It should be noted that, to add confusion to the situation, a second H.E.R.B.I.E. unit, still working under the programming of the Fantastic Four, appeared in Nova III#4.

How Reanimator managed to gather this many robots without anyone noticing is anyone's guess. Included among his collection were:

Much thanks to Prime Eternal for I.D.'ing a good number of these.

I'd like to think the Sentinel that Reanimator had is the same one that showed up recently in the SENTINEL series

New images by Ron Fredricks.

Profile by Madison Carter

Reanimator should not be confused with:

images: (without ads)
Wolverine II#149, p8, pan2 (main image - Reanimator)
Nova III#7, p22, pan3 (Reanimator)
Wolverine II#149, p20, pan5 (Reanimator explains his powrs)

Wolverine II#140 (July, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Nova III#3 (July, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Armando Durruthy (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Nova III#5 (September, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Coy Turnbull (pencils), Erik Larsen & Al Milgrom (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Nova III#7 (November, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Eduardo Alpuente & Al Milgrom (inks), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Wolverine II#149 (April, 2000) - Jimmy Palmiotti (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Graham Nolan (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

First posted: 03/27/2003
Last updated: 09/05/2023

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