Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial construct

Occupation: Engine of Destruction

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: "Team War Machine" (Suzi Endo, Parnell Jacobs, Glenda Sandoval, War Machine/James Rhodes, War Machine Armored Support 01/Bethany Cabe, War Machine Armored Support 02/Lt. Jake Oh);
    parts used by A.I.M., Anton Aubuisson, Eaglestar International (especially Davis Harmon), Human Engineering Life Laboratories (especially Professor Philip Prometheus), M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton), Roxxon, Stark Solutions (especially Morgan Stark), Transcore Artificial Intelligence Solutions, US Agency for Alien Quarantine and Technology (especially Reginald "Reggie" Gunderson)
    formerly Enchantress, Executioner (Skurge), Rumiko Fujikawa, Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn), Living Laser, Mandarin, Mandarin's Minions, "the Masters;", Power Man (Erik Josten, now Atlas), Morgan Stark, Stark-Fujikawa, Swordsman (Jacques DuQuesne)

Enemies: Ares, Armory, Avengers (including Ares, Ms. Marvel, Wasp, Wonder Man), Bainesville Ten, Bethany Cabe, Deathloks of Lingares, Earth-Mover, Force (Clay Wilson), Force Works (Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse, Quake/Daisy Johnson, U.S.Agent/John Walker, War Machine/James Rhodes), Golden-Blade, H.A.M.M.E.R., Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Harold "Happy" Hogan, Iron Legion, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Eddie March, M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton), Michael O'Brien, Rajaki race, Sapper, S.H.I.E.L.D. I, S.H.I.E.L.D. II, Jasper Sitwell, Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Thor, U.S. Army, Warbird (Carol Danvers), Yellow Claw, other races;
    formerly "Team War Machine" (Bethany Cabe, Suzi Endo, Parnell Jacobs, Jake Oh, Glenda Sandoval, War Machine/James Rhodes)

Known RelativesSwarmvalley "Ultimo" ("brother"), Ultimo drones, A.I.M.'s Ultimo, Ultimo drone (technological descendants)

Aliases: Devastator, Doomsday Machine, the Giant One, He-Who-Destroys, the Living Holocaust

Base of Operations: The island Lingares, South America;
    formerly the S.S. Joseph C. Gillis in the Pacific Ocean;
    formerly Mt. Acheron in the Mojave Desert, California;
    formerly a mountainside in China;
    formerly a volcano in Africa;
    formerly a volcano in the Valley of the Spirits in the People's Republic of China

First Appearance: (Shadow only) Tales of Suspense I#76 (April, 1966);
    (fully seen) Tales of Suspense I#77 (May, 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Ultimo is programmed to destroy. There are certain beings he seeks to destroy in preference to others (such as Iron Man and the Rajaki), but he ultimately destroys all life in his path. He has little capacity for independent thought or any emotions besides hatred. He can be programmed to serve various purposes by those able to access his circuitry. He possesses vast strength (Class 100) and durability (able to withstand virtually all injury short of a direct nuclear explosion), virtually limitless stamina, enhanced human speed, agility, and reflexes. He can fire beams of great concussive force and disintegrative power from his eyes; his eyebeams once even proved capable of preventing Thor's hammer from returning to him.

    The source of his power is uncertain, but he is believed to be able to provide a virtually limitless supply of energy if properly tapped. Under certain circumstances he can absorb energy from outside sources to grow proportionately in size and power. His metal skin was adaptive to all attacks. At some point he gained the ability to shrink.

Height: 100' (25' tall when first seen; 60' tall after absorbing energy from magma)
Weight: Variable
Eyes: Yellow
Hair: None
Distinguishing Features: Ultimo is composed of an unnamed metal, though he formerly was covered in a blue skin-like epidermis

(Iron Man I#299 (fb) - BTS) - "Ultimo" was constructed several thousand years ago. Its creators referred to it as the Doomsday Machine.

(Iron Man VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - An army of Ultimos destroyed their creators.

(Iron Man III#24 (fb)) - For reasons unknown, "Ultimo" assaulted the planet Rajak, slaughtering the Rajaki people.

(Iron Man III#24 (fb)) - A clan of Rajaki merchantmen, off-world at the time of the attacks, survived as Rajak's sole survivors. Led by the Rajaki later known as Sapper, they scoured the stars for "Ultimo," seeking vengeance for their people. When they found him, he proved too powerful, and they were forced to flee. "Ultimo" pursued them across the cosmos, until finally (in Earth's 19th Century) they lured him into a meteor cluster near Earth. Battered by the meteors, both Ultimo and the Rajaki fell from the heavens. Ultimo impacted in China, shutting down.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition: Ultimo / Iron Man III#23 (fb)) - "Ultimo: was found by the Mandarin in a long-dormant volcano in the vicinity of the "Palace of the Star Dragon" in the "Valley of the Spirits," somewhere in the People's Republic of China; at that time, "Ultimo" was approximately 25' tall.

(Tales of Suspense I#77 (fb) / Iron Man I#299 (fb) - BTS) - The Mandarin succeeded in reactivating and reprogramming Ultimo to serve him, and the Mandarin named him Ultimo. The Mandarin also designed a blue, plastic-like epidermis to cover him.

(Tales of Suspense I#76) - The Mandarin summoned Ultimo from within his volcano.

(Tales of Suspense I#77) - The Mandarin claimed to have constructed Ultimo himself, while at the same time he sent Ultimo to attack the Chinese army. Ultimo easily overpowered the army and then stunned Iron Man when he arrived and attacked.

(Tales of Suspense I#78) - Realizing he was helpless to injure Ultimo, Iron Man led him back atop the volcano from which he had emerged and then goaded him into using his eyebeams, causing the volcano to erupt and seemingly consume him.

(Avengers Annual#1 (fb) - BTS) - Ultimo was merely either trapped or stunned. The Mandarin later retrieved him and transported him to another dormant volcano in Africa.

(Avengers Annual#1) - The Mandarin unleashed Ultimo against Thor and Hawkeye. The two were also unable to injure Ultimo, but Thor managed to drive Ultimo back into the molten core of the volcano, after which he used a storm to cover the volcano via a landslide.

(Iron Man I#69 (fb) - BTS) - The Mandarin transferred Ultimo into a mountainside in China.

(Iron Man I#69) - The Mandarin awakened Ultimo, sending him to destroy the Yellow Claw and Loc Do as part of the "War of the Super-Villains" orchestrated by the Black Lama.

(Iron Man I#70) - Sunfire and Iron Man managed to drive Ultimo to shatter the mountainside as they battled, causing an immense rockslide to bury him. With the Mandarin defeated by the Yellow Claw, Ultimo remained buried.

(Iron Man I#95 (fb) - BTS) - The revived Mandarin sealed Ultimo inside a metal capsule and contracted with Russians to send the missile towards Washington, D.C.

(Iron Man I#95) - The Russians launched the capsule like a torpedo onto the U.S. coast, and Ultimo emerged, easily overpowering the army as they tried to stop him. As Ultimo approached D.C., Iron Man tried to stop him by using his repulsor rays to smash him against the Washington monument, but only succeeded in cracking the monument in half. After exhausting his power in the act of restoring the monument, Iron Man was battered into submission by Ultimo.

(Iron Man I#96) - Jasper Sitwell used a SHIELD plane to attack Ultimo, distracting him and enabling Sitwell to rescue Iron Man. Recharging his power aboard the plane, Iron Man returned to the fight, blasting Ultimo and then using his repulsors to carve a tunnel into which Ultimo followed. Iron Man continued the tunnel until they nearly reached a volcanic fault, then goaded Ultimo into blasting him, causing the molten rock to burst forth and swallow Ultimo, while Iron Man flew to safety.

(Iron Man I#299 (fb) - BTS) - The magma flow carried Ultimo westward (in the process, melting off his blue epidermis), and he became lodged within the dormant volcano Mt. Acheron in the Mojave Desert, California, where he remained inert. In addition, he absorbed the heat energy to grow even larger and more powerful, reaching a height of 60'.

(Iron Man I#298) - A struggle between Iron Man and Earthmover unearthed Ultimo once again, and the monster climbed to the surface.

(Iron Man I#299) - Iron Man and Earthmover attacked Ultimo, who easily destroyed them both, ripping to pieces the Iron Man unit remote-controlled by Stark, causing him a massive psychic backlash.

(Iron Man I#299-300) - War Machine assembled the Iron Legion--Michael O'Brien, Bethany Cabe, Force, Happy Hogan, Eddie March, a group of Iron Man allies (most of whom had previously worn the armor)--who donned various past armors to oppose Ultimo. The powerful android overpowered the entire group who narrowly escaped death. Eventually Stark, having recovered from his psychic trauma, arrived in a new set of armor (Mark XII by my count, for whatever that's worth); he launched a Scanalyzer probe into Ultimo and then placed an electro-magnetic field generator on his back where he could not reach it. The generator acted like a lightning rod, tempting several hundred million volts down from the sky, overloading and purging Ultimo's command processors, wiping out his operating system and shutting him down.

(Iron Man III#23 (fb) - BTS) - Under the direction of Morgan Stark, Stark-Fujikawa obtained Ultimo's inert form, using it as a floating power station attached to the underbelly of the S.S. Joseph C. Gillis, hoping that it could be used to supply energy to the entire Western United States. Morgan's men managed to activate Ultimo's growth systems, causing him to reach a height of 100'.

(Iron Man III#23) - Despite warnings from Tony Stark, Morgan and Rumiko refused to dismantle their power source and remove Ultimo. When Sapper and Golden-Blade assaulted the S.S. Joseph C. Gillis to add its energy to their own, they were surprised to learn that the power source was actually their ancient enemy. Iron Man defeated the pair, but their manipulation of the energy flow had already reactivated Ultimo.

(Iron Man III#24) - Ultimo revived, casting off the ship at its back. Golden-Blade and Sapper broke free and began rescuing the ship's passengers, and Iron Man arrived, but was easily swatted aside by the monstrous android. However, from Sapper, Ultimo learned of the ship containing the Rajaki minds preserved via computer, and he sank to the bottom of the ocean and began walking straight towards that ship, heedless of the fact that the city of Spokane was in his path.

(Iron Man III#25) - Iron Man attached another EM generator to Ultimo, but found that the android had developed resistance to a repeat attack. Stark then used the codes and information of Stark-Fujikawa to develop the means to tap into Ultimo's programming. Sapper, Golden-Blade, and Warbird distracted Ultimo while Stark used his Iron Man armor to take control of Ultimo, managing to shut him down after some struggle. SHIELD then began the process of disassembling Ultimo.

(Avengers: The Initiative#1) - Under unknown circumstances Ultimo was reactivated and escaped to attack San Francisco. There he fought the mighty Avengers and was initially defeated by the young heroine Armory.

(War Machine II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Ultimo was taken apart by the US Agency for Alien Quarantine and Technology, whose assistant director Reginald Gunderson decided to privatize Ultimo technology, handing over the various parts to private corporation.

(War Machine II#7 (fb) - BTS) - While Ultimo's body was stored at Mackelroy Army Base the CPU was split into three units and stashed in different locations in the US far away from its body. One part went to Stark Solutions.

(War Machine II#8 (fb) - BTS) - The other two parts of Ultimo's CPU went to Roxxon, who stored it at their R&D Facility in Seattle, Washington and Transcore Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Bingston, Indiana.

(War Machine II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Philip Prometheus, director of Human Engineering Life Laboratories, developed the Ultimo virus at Mackelroy Army Base and illegally provided samples to Davis Harmon of Eaglestar International.

(War Machine II#3 (fb)) - In Aqiria Eaglestar International CEO Davis Harmon injected Glenda Sandoval with a sample of the Ultimo virus and placed her in quarantine. Glenda was only one of many Eaglestar test subjects.

(Dark Reign: New Nation#1) - Roxxon used Ultimo tech to create cyborg polar bears with bioenhanced exoskeletons that could be controlled with a Sakaarian Imperial Army control staff provided to them by Eaglestar International. Anton Aubuisson represented Roxxon in oil discussions with the Anunquit tribe in western Canadian artic and killed them with the bears. The bears ultimately killed Aubuisson when War Machine destroyed his control staff.

(War Machine II#3) - Harmon released Glenda, who killed Harmon, and Ares (sent to Aqiria to deal with War Machine, who came to rescue Glenda) released the other infected subjects.

(War Machine II#4) - War Machine, Jake Oh and Ares fought the infected unaware that the virus spread by touch infected almost instantaneous. The infected escaped Eaglestar's base, infected Ares and then assaulted Aqiria's capital city Makazan alongside the God of War.

(War Machine II#5) - The infected caused chaos in Makazan and the virus quickly spread. To buy Suzi Endo, who was working on a contagion against the virus, War Machine absorbed the virus from all test subjects. The virus took control over War Machine, but Parnell Jacobs arrived with the War Machine Satellite (War Machine's space headquarter) to deliver Suzi's calibrated EMP and destroy the virus. After the virus threat was over in Aqiria War Machine, Glenda, Parnell, Jake Oh, Bethany and Suzi went to the US to find those that provided the Ultimo virus to Eaglestar.

(War Machine II#7) - On HAMMER's order Ultimo's head was hidden at Mackelroy Army Base in Arizona. When War Machine attacked the base it rose from the wreckage to attack him. American Eagle aided War Machine in taking down the head by taking out one of Ultimo's eyes. War Machine then incorporated the eye into his hardware and used it to destroy the head. Suzi then sent Bethany Cabe, Jake Oh and War Machine to the three locations were Ultimo's CPU parts were stashed away. Meanwhile Morgan Stark took Stark Solutions' CPU part form their facility in Plano, Texas and escaped with it on a plane.

(War Machine II#8) - Morgan Stark drank Ultimo's reactivated neural net and began absorbing the plane he was on. While the Avengers and War Machine saved the passengers, Morgan Stark, now the prime host to Ultimo absorbed every metal in the area, creating a new body for Ultimo around him. Ultimo then sent out wireless commands to locate the other parts of his CPU, but Bethany had already destroyed the one in Seattle's Roxxon R&D Facility and Jake Oh wasn't far behind with destroying the third part at Transcore Artificial Intelligence Solutions in Bingston, Indiana. War Machine fought the reconstituted Ultimo, whose programming was taken over by Morgan Stark. With Ultimo's emotional core destroyed (either by Jake or Bethany) Morgan wasn't able to pull the trigger and fulfill Ultimo's genocidal programming, so he interfaced with War Machine to use his neural net. Ultimo self-destructed to spread over the whole Basinville Natinoal Forest and convert all vegetation into metal.

(War Machine II#9) - Ultimo planned to turn all vegetation on Earth into metal, destroying the oxygen cycle and all life on the planet. War Machine fought the spreading Ultimo-tech. Ultimo bonded once again to War Machine, but Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn) came to his aid (for his own reasons) and separated them by force. War Machine and Iron Patriot then fought the once again reconstituting Ultimo together. War Machine bonded with Ultimo's neural net to show the killer robot that humanity deserved to life, but it was already filled with War Machine's hate and therefore knew how he really felt. War Machine then forced Iron Patriot to bond with Ultimo and Norman's memory of Harry Osborn's birth was enough to convince Ultimo to stop his genocidal scheme and split apart from Morgan Stark. Ultimo rebooted itself and purged all his old code. Norman Osborn then tried to take advantage of the situation and turn Ultimo into his own personal weapon.

(War Machine II#10) - Osborn attempted to use Ultimo's trust in him, but before Osborn could succeed War Machine gave the innocent reborn Ultimo to Suzi Endo. After touching Ultimo she agreed to take it off planet to teach it off planet and teach it right from wrong. With Suzi inside of Ultimo they flew into space.

(War Machine II#11 (fb) - BTS) - For two weeks Suzi taught Ultimo how not to kill people.

(War Machine II#11) - Ultimo floated seven miles above Portland, Oregon with Suzi still inside it. James Rhodes contacted them and Suzi sent a part of Ultimo to Osborntech Laboratories in Bancor, Maine to infiltrate the facility and get Team War Machine some intel on the whereabouts of James Rhodes' cloned body.

(War Machine II#12 (fb) - BTS) - Suzi was aware of the fact that Osborn, due to his brief contact with Ultimo, could encrypt any broadcast coming through Ultimo. Suzi decided to lie about certain parts of Team War Machine's plan including the proximity his cloned body had to be in to transfer Rhodes' consciousness into it.

(War Machine II#12) - Suzi was aboard Ultimo when Rhodes contacted the team about transferring his consciousness into his cloned body. Norman Osborn then interrupted their conversation and ordered an assault on Team War Machine and War Machine's execution. While Osborn dealt with the others Suzi infected the Bainesville Ten, a group of corrupt politicians and other influential people Team War Machine had tried to expose, with droplets of Ultimo-tech. The Ultimo-tech inside the Bainesville Ten got activated as soon as Rhodes' consciousness was completely transferred to his cloned body. The Ultimo-tech forced the Bainesville Ten to see their crimes over and over again and they were unable to ever forget it. Suzi then used Ultimo to delete Osborn's files on Team War Machine and then flew with Ultimo to Osborn's Helicarrier to extract the newly awakened James Rhodes. Osborn was unable to stop them.

(New Avengers II#17 (fb) - BTS) - A.I.M. utilized the alien technology to build a remote-controlled Ultimo drone with a DNA-collecting robot spider in its head to collect samples from the Avengers for Norman Osborn. A.I.M. used the drone to attack Stark Resilient Satellite Laboratories in Paramus, New Jersey to lure the Avengers to it.


(2020 Force Works#3 (fb) - BTS) - Ultimo slept peacefully in the caverns under the island Lingares until M.O.D.O.K. awoke it. M.O.D.O.K. was unable to gain control over Ultimo.

(2020 Force Works#2 (fb) - BTS) - Ultimo rampaged across the island nation and killed countless people. M.O.D.O.K. offered the people of Lingares his help and created an army of Deathloks from Ultimo's victims.

(2020 Force Works#3 (fb) - BTS) - M.O.D.O.K. sent the Deathloks after Ultimo to capture the giant robot for him.

(2020 Force Works#2 (fb) - BTS) - The Deathloks failed to capture Ultimo and turned on the living to create more Deathloks to attain their goal.

(2020 Force Works#1, 3 (fb) - BTS) - M.O.D.O.K. studied Ultimo and discovered that its metal skin was adaptive to all attacks. M.O.D.O.K. used a nuclear bomb against Ultimo, which temporarily made the robot vulnerable. Following this M.O.D.O.K. designed a weapon using the same radiation to weaken the robot again.

(2020 Force Works#2 - BTS) - Ultimo kept rampaging across the island. Deathloks scanned for the robot while moving through Ultimo's massive footprints after they captured Force Works (Quake, Mockingbird, U.S.Agent, War Machine).

(2020 Force Works#2) - The Deathloks were in the process of pulling more people out of their cells to turn them into Deathloks, but got distracted by the arrival of Ultimo at the prison camp. Ultimo stepped on some Deathloks and then moved on.

   Ultimo tore through more Deathloks at a nearby village they used to create more Deathloks. Ultimo moved on after the Deathloks ran away. The giant robot didn't care to attack Force Works or M.O.D.O.K., who had also been there.

(2020 Force Works#3 - BTS) - M.O.D.O.K. installed the radioactive Subatomic Outgoing Broad-Isotope Gun (S.O.B.I.G.) he had designed in War Machine's armor so he could take down Ultimo.

(2020 Force Works#3) - Quake used her seismic powers to lure Ultimo to M.O.D.O.K. and Force Works. Ultimo grew to giant size only a few hundred feet in front of them in the woods. The Deathloks turned on their creator M.O.D.O.K. and attacked him and Force Works alongside Ultimo. The Deathloks were ready to do anything to prevent M.O.D.O.K. from gaining control over Ultimo even if it meant destroying the giant robot. After Mockingbird and U.S.Agent learned from the Deathloks that M.O.D.O.K. was on Lingares for Ultimo, they tried to stop War Machine from using M.O.D.O.K.'s weapon, but they were too late. War Machine blew up Ultimo's head, which allowed M.O.D.O.K. to take control over Ultimo's robot body by becoming a replacement for its head. The newly formed UltiM.O.D.O.K. gloated about his success while Force Works fled into a bunker and came up with a plan. UltiM.O.D.O.K demanded from Force Works to hand over Quake and War Machine because they were the only threats to him. Force Works sent Quake out in War Machine's armor while James Rhodes took control over the Deathloks after implanting a chip from the former Deathlok leader in his head. War Machine (Quake) lured UltiM.O.D.O.K. away, but was soon caught by him after he hit her with a tree. He took off the armor's helmet and was surprised to learn that Quake was inside. Quake used her powers to open a chasm in the ground, which UltiM.O.D.O.K. fell into. James Rhodes arrived with his army of Deathloks to attack UltiM.O.D.O.K. and push him down into the rising lava. Mockingbird pulled Quake out of War Machine's armor while U.S.Agent blocked UltiM.O.D.O.K.'s psychic blasts. Quake then closed the chasm while the Deathloks worked together to push UltiM.O.D.O.K.'s arm off the cliff. The robot sunk into the lava while U.S.Agent and Mockingbird pulled up James Rhodes, who was influenced by the commands from the microchip in his head to go down with the the robot to ensure its destruction.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, "Adam Austin" (Gene Colan), and Gary Michaels.

The Mandarin was assisted by Professor Chen in initially reprogramming Ultimo; Chen later used the knowledge he gained from Ultimo's systems to build the Thermal Man.

Ultimo is another one of those inorganic (or at least non-human) creatures who has the good sense to cover his non-existent naughty bits via a loincloth (or shorts in the case of many others).

Ultimo was always described as the Mandarin's creation until Iron Man I#298. Ultimo's Masters remain unrevealed; an easy guess would be the Celestials, but it could be anyone.

In War Machine II#7 none other than Professor Prometheus of Micronauts fame returned as the evil scientist behind the Ultimo virus. That was surprising!
--Markus Raymond

Ultimo has an entry in OHotMU Master Edition, OHotMU 2006 A-Z#11 and OHotMU A-Z HC#13.

Thanks to Loki for the new main and the gatefold three-page schematic produced for Eaglemoss' Marvel Fact Files (see left and right)

Profile by Snood. Updates by Markus Raymond (a few, I don't even remember when I started updating the profile...probably around War Machine II)

No known connection to:


(Iron Man: Titanium#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - At an unknown point in the past this "Ultimo" robot came to Earth and ended up buried in the Mojave Desert.

   In recent years (before the first superhuman Civil War) it was discovered by Swarmvalley, Ltd, an A.I.M. splinter cell, who dug it up and accidentally activated the robot. They lost control of the robot and it ran amok.

(Iron Man: Titanium#1/3) - S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man worked together to stop the monster when it reached a populated area in Mesquite, Nevada. Because nothing else worked Iron Man used the Heavy Rain protocol, powerful plasma beams raining down from Stark's satellites, to damage the robot beyond repair.

--Iron Man: Titanium#1/3


(New Avengers II#17 (fb) - BTS) - A.I.M. utilized the alien technology to build a remote-controlled Ultimo drone with a DNA-collecting robot spider in its head to collect samples from the Avengers for Norman Osborn. A.I.M. used the drone to attack Stark Resilient Satellite Laboratories in Paramus, New Jersey to lure the Avengers to it.

(New Avengers II#17) - The Avengers (Luke Cage, Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange, Iron Fist/Danny Rand, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Jessica Jones, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Mockingbird/Bobbi Borse, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett) fought the robot drone. Despite Iron Man's warnings Luke's team attacked the drone straight on, allowing it to absorb large amounts of energy to fight back. After explaining how the Ultimo robot worked Mockingbird warned Luke's team of any further direct attacks and instead coordinated them to capture the robot. Bound by Doctor Strange's magic the robot fell to the ground. Wolverine opened the robot's head only to be assaulted by the robot spider. A.I.M. self-destructed the drone before Iron Man could trace the signal controlling it back to them.

(New Avengers II#19 - BTS) - The Avengers survived the Ultimo drone's detonation, but the Stark Resilient Satellite Laboratories were completely destroyed.

--New Avengers II#17 ([New Avengers II#17 (fb)], #17, [19]


(Captain America & the Mighty Avengers#3) - A very vocal reconfigured Ultimo drone of unknown origins rose from the sea in Greece and wanted to live, conquer and destroy.

(Captain America & the Mighty Avengers#3 - BTS) - Blue Marvel dealt with the drone.

--Captain America & the Mighty Avengers#3


(Iron Man VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - On a distant planet an unidentified race constructed Ultimo robots. They ultimately destroyed their creators.

(Iron Man VI#10 (fb) - BTS) - The remains of several Ultimos could be found all around the planet.

(Iron Man VI#11 (fb) - BTS) - Stilt-Man found the home planet of the Ultimos where they roamed free. He learned how to reprogram the giant robots and then used an interference beam to bring others to the planet to build the colony of Meggido under his control. Stilt-Man used the Ultimos to attack his people regularly, making them believe they were wild attacks and to keep their numbers low by letting the Ultimos eat them. He considered it a vital part of his grand experiment.

   The residents of Meggido tapped into the power stored in the fallen Ultimos to power their colony.

(Iron Man VI#10) - Iron Man, who had been brought to the planet and joined the colony of Meggido, found the remains of Ultimos and tapped into their power source to recharge his armor. He noticed that their energy seemed strangely enzymatic (because they ate living beings). Shortly after Yar brought Iron Man to Stilt-Man, who explained how they were trying their best to protect the people from the monstrous elements on the planet.

   Later an Ultimo attacked Meggido. Iron Man aided Avro-X, Stilt-Man, Yar and others to fight the giant robot. Yar and at least three others were eaten by the Ultimo. When her weapon exploded in Ultimo's mouth it gave Iron Man enough time to blast through the Ultimo and take it down for good impressing Avro-X and Stilt-Man alike because they had never been able to stop one of the Ultimos before.

(Iron Man VI#11) - The next night Iron Man took a closer look at the fallen Ultimo's remains and discovered that it had silicon chips, an I.R. Remote Control Circuit from Earth grafted to it. Iron Man was sure that Stilt-Man had something to do with this and revealed the fact to Avro-X. They joined forces to confront Stilt-Man, who attacked them, before revealing his grand scheme, which included the Ultimos. They defeated Stilt-Man and left him to the mercy of the rest of the colony.

--Iron Man VI#10 ([Iron Man VI#11, 10, 11 (fb)], 10-11

All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#11, Ultimo profile (main)
Iron Man I#95, p16, panel 1 (blue)
Tales of Suspense I#78, p3 (eyebeams)
Iron Man III#25, p2 (re-activated)
War Machine II#8, p15 (Ultimo reconstituting)
War Machine II#10, p5, pan1 (Ultimo "baby")
2020 Force Works#3, p8, pan1 (UltiM.O.D.O.K.)
Iron Man: Titanium#1/3, p1, pan1 ("Ultimo" body shot)
Iron Man: Titanium#1/3, p3, pan2 ("Ultimo" head shot)
New Avengers II#17, p1, bottom panel (A.I.M. Ultimo drone)
Captain America & the Mighty Avengers#3, p6 (reconfigured Ultimo drone)
Iron Man VI#11, p16, pan1 (Ultimo drone)

Tales of Suspense I#78 (June, 1976) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Gene Colan (pencils), Jack Abel (inks)
Avengers Annual#1 (1967) - Roy Thomas (writer), Don Heck (pencils), George Roussos (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Iron Man I#69-70 (August-September, 1974) - Mike Friedrich (writer), George Tuska (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Iron Man I#95 (February, 1977) - Gerry Conway & Bill Mantlo (writers), George Tuska (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Iron Man I#96 (March, 1977) - Gerry Conway & Bill Mantlo (writers), George Tuska (pencils), Jack Abel (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Iron Man I#298 (November, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Tom Tenney (pencils), Avon (inks), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Iron Man I#299 (December, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood (pencils), Steven Mitchell (inks), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Iron Man I#300 (January, 1994) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood & Tom Morgan (pencils), Steven Mitchell (inks)
Iron Man III#23 (December, 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writers), Sean Chen (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Iron Man III#24-25 (January-February, 2000) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writers), Sean Chen (pencils), Rob Hunter, Don Hillsman & Mark Nelson(inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Iron Man III#25 (February, 2000) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writers), Sean Chen, Tom Lyle, Bob Layton & Yancy Labat (pencils), Bob Layton, Rob Hunter, Mark Pennington & Don Hillsman (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#1 (June, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
War Machine II#3-5 (April-June, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#7 (August, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Allan Jefferson, Mahmud Asrar & AB Sila (pencils), Nelson Pereira & Jeffrey Huet (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#8 (September, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#9 (October, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Allan Jefferson (pencils), Nelson Pereira (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#10 (December, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Allan Jefferson & AB Silva (pencils), Nelson Pereira (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#11 (January, 2010) - Greg Pak (writer), Wellington Alves (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War Machine II#12 (February, 2010) - Greg Pak (writer), Wellington Alves (pencils), Scott Hanna, Walden Wong & Carlos Cuevas (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Iron Man: Titanium#1 (December, 2010) - Matteo Casali (writer), Steve Kurth (pencils), Allen Martinez (inks), Michael Horwitz (editor)
New Avengers II#17 (December, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato & Will Conrad (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#19 (February, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America & the Mighty Avengers#3 (February, 2015) - Al Ewing (writer), Luke Ross & Iban Coello (artists), Tom Brevoort & Wil Moss (editors)
2020 Force Works#1 (April, 2020) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Juanan Ramírez (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
2020 Force Works#2 (May, 2020) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Juanan Ramírez & Roberto Di Salvo (artists), Darren Shan (editor)
2020 Force Works#3 (October, 2020) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Juanan Ramírez (artist), Darren Shan (editor)
Iron Man VI#10 (September, 2021) - Christopher Cantwell (writer), Cafu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man VI#11 (October, 2021) - Christopher Cantwell (writer), Angel Unzueta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 09/18/2004
Last updated: 01/05/2018

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