Real Name: All Unrevealed (see comments)
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Professional saboteur
Group Membership: Roxxon
Affiliations: (All versions) Republic Oil/Roxxon;
(First) Simon Krieger;
(Second) Grim Reaper (Eric Williams), Man-Ape;
(Fourth) Mr. Kaminski, Killer Shrike, Mandroids, Manticore, Plunderer
Enemies: (First) Iron Man;
(Second) Grim Reaper, Heroes for Hire (Black Cat, Misty Knight, Shang-Chi, Tarantula (Maria Vasquez), Colleen Wing);
(Fourth) Devil Dinosaur, Fall People, Ka-Zar, Moonboy, Savage Land Mutates (Amphibius, Barbarus, Brainchild, Lorelei), Shanna, Stegron, Zabu
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York
First Appearance: Iron Man: The Iron Age#1 (August, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: The Saboteur was a master of manipulating machinery and reprogramming devices. She carried a variety of handguns, machine guns and grenades on her costume, along with exotic weapons such as anti-magnetic hover mines, an electro-disruptor, jack-hammer shells, shrapnel charges, smokescreen pinwheels, and corrosive gas.
History: (Iron Man: The Iron Age#1) - In order to help ruin Tony Stark's business, Simon Krieger of Republic Oil hired the Saboteur to engage in acts of sabotage at Stark Industries to ruin Stark's defense contracts. Disguised as a technician, she sabotaged Stark's anti-missile missile gun so that the missiles it launched would arc back to the launcher. Although Iron Man prevented an incident, Stark had the device gone over for defects.
The Saboteur next set out to sabotage Stark's SK-1 craft, but Iron Man was waiting for her in the hangar when she arrived. She tried to stop him with her anti-magnetic hover mines, but he easily destroyed them. She then placed an electro-disruptor on his armor which nearly short-circuited it, but he destroyed it as well. She fell upon her other weapons, but he destroyed them as well.
Needing a more powerful weapon, the Saboteur took command of Stark's experimental Sea Tank, and assaulted Iron Man with it. She tried to crush his armor with the tank's pincers, but Iron Man broke free and smashed the tank. Before she could come up with another gadget, Iron Man confiscated her weapon harness, and tied her up.
(Heroes for Hire II#6 (fb) - BTS) - A new Saboteur joined forces with Grim Reaper and Man-Ape and designed a huge bomb to blow up the Statue of Liberty.
(Heroes for Hire II#6) - Saboteur and her new allies waited for the Heroes for Hire on the ship with the bomb. When they arrived Saboteur knocked them all out with a sonic weapon. Grim Reaper then sent her to the ship's wheelhouse to set the course for the ship to Liberty Island.
(Heroes for Hire II#7) - Grim Reaper was mad because the Heroes for Hire had stopped the bomb. Saboteur suggested to go for Plan B and asked everyone to lower their volume because she had a hangover. When she tried to calm down Grim Reaper by telling him that this wasn't the first time a plan had gone wrong, Grim Reaper attacked her with his scythe and seemingly killed her by slicing open her upper body.
(Marvel Comics Presents II#6/2 - (fb) - BTS) - Her replacement died in training.
(Marvel Comics Presents II#5/2) - Roxxon created a new Saboteur and sent her with Killer Shrike, Manticore, Mandroids and several armed agents against Ka-Zar's forces in the Savage Land. Along with her team she had to retreat when Ka-Zar and his allies used Vibranium to melt their technology.
(Marvel Comics Presents II#6/2) - On Roxxon's Airborne HQ Two-Delta she and Killer Shrike were introduced to their new ally Plunderer. He helped them with an alien device that counteracted the Vibranium's metal melting vibrations. Once again Saboteur participated in an attack on Ka-Zar and his allies, but this time the Vibranium didn't work and the Savage Land residents were defeated.
(Marvel Comics Presents II#7/2) - Saboteur and some Roxxon mercenaries on pursuit of Ka-Zar's army were called back by Killer Shrike, but they couldn't return because Ka-Zar's army had suddenly stopped running and attacked them. Among Saboteur's enemies was Lorelei, who hypnotized all male mercenaries. Saboteur asked for air support, which was impossible because Roxxon's Airborne HQ had been taken down by Devil Dinosaur. Saboteur's fate after her defeat is unrevealed.
Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Patrick Zircher and Bob McLeod.
Republic Oil went on, of course, to become Roxxon Oil.
In Marvel Comics Presents II#6/2 it was revealed that 4 women used the Saboteur name over the years.
by Prime Eternal. Updates by Markus Raymond.
The Saboteur should not be confused with:
Images taken from:
Iron Man: The Iron Age#1, page 34, panel 6
Iron Man: The Iron Age#1 (August, 1998) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Heroes for Hire II#6-7 (March-April, 2007) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writers), Alvaro Rio (pencils), Scott Koblish (#6), Tom Palmer & Terry Pallot (#7) (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents II#5-7 (March-May, 2008) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Joyce Chin (artist), Andy Schmidt & John Barber (editors)
First Posted: 07/01/2004
Last updated: 07/18/2013
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