Classification: Battlesuit

Creator: Ratchvek

User/Possessors: S.H.I.E.L.D., Taki

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#173 (February, 1995)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Symbionic Weapon Suit - Mark Two is a battlesuit similiar to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Mandroid suits. The person inside the armor is protected from most arms fire. Each of the suit's arms is equipped with a powerful machine gun.

History: (Marvel Comics Presents#173/2)- The Symbionic Weapon Suit - Mark Two was designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Ratchvek and Taki. Ratchvek was cautious to have the battlesuit tested before Nick Fury, as he felt it was not operating at 100%, but Taki insisted that S.H.I.E.L.D. needed to be on the cutting edge of weaponry in order to keep up with HYDRA and A.I.M.

As Ratchvek observed with Colonel Fury and "Dum-Dum" Dugan, five S.H.I.E.L.D. Shock Troopers were sent in to test the suit in battle. The suit held up against their weapon fire without damage, but it began to overheat and a malfunction occurred. Taki lost control of the suit, and it attacked the Shock Troopers. Colonel Fury leapt down into the testing area and engaged the suit in battle, despite Taki's warnings. Fury managed to cripple the suit with a shot fire at the joints of its right knee, and then brought it down by firing into the head unit.

Ratchvek apologized to Fury afterwards, but he told them to go back and get the suit right, because S.H.I.E.L.D. needed it.

Comments: Created by Bambos Georgiou and Dave Steele.

by Prime Eternal

The Symbionic Weapon Suit - Mark Two should not be confused with:

Ratchvek was a S.H.I.E.L.D. weapons designer, and constructed the Symbionic Weapon Suit - Mark Two. He was reluctant to demonstrate it to Nick Fury before he was 100% confidant in it, but Taki insisted that they rush into the demonstration. Ratchvek apologized to Fury after the suit ran berserk, but Fury only asked that they get it right next time.

--Marvel Comics Presents#173/2

Taki was a S.H.I.E.L.D. weapons tester, and operated the Symbionic Weapon Suit - Mark Two. She insisted to Ratchvek that they rush it into a test for Nick Fury, even though he was unsure of its capabilities. When Taki engaged S.H.I.E.L.D. Shock Troopers in a test, the suit overheated and she lost control over it. Fortunately, Nick Fury was able to bring down the machine without harming her. He then told her and Ratchvek to get the suit right next time.

--Marvel Comics Presents#173/2

Images taken from:
Marvel Comics Presents#173, page 15, panel 4
Marvel Comics Presents#173, page 10, panel 3
Marvel Comics Presents#173, page 10, panel 3

Last updated: 07/18/13

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