Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Android (LMD)

Occupation: Crimelord

Group Membership: Zodiac (LMDs)

Affiliations: Quicksilver

Enemies: Avengers (Black Panther, Black Widow, Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Iron Man (James Rhodes), Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Henry Pym, Thor, Tigra, Wonder Man), Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk, Nighthawk, Valkyrie), Jack Norriss, S.H.I.E.L.D., Zodiac Cartel

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Ankh Dimension
formerly, San Francisco, California
the Theater of Genetics, Belleville, New Jersey

First Appearance: (in shadows) Defenders I#49 (July, 1977); (full) Defenders I#50 (August, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Aquarius was designed to behave according to the personalties possessed by the sign of Aquarius in the Zodiac. Aquarius considered itself a loner, and was reluctant to aid its teammates, especially when their signs were in conflict with its own.

Aquarius carried a gun which could fire blasts of water and electricity.

History: (Defenders I#48 - BTS) - Aquarius was created in the "Theater of Genetics" by Scorpio, who wanted him to serve as a member of his Zodiac, and to be his friend.

(Defenders I#49 - BTS) - When the Defenders invaded the Theater of Genetics, Scorpio was forced to activate the LMDs prematurely.

(Defenders I#50) - Because his sign of the Zodiac set him against Scorpio, Aquarius was reluctant to aid him, and instead sat back and drank a beer, watching the fight. He intended to leave once he was done his beer, but was accidentally struck down by Aries, who couldn't control himself while charging.

(Defenders I#51 - BTS) - The Aquarius LMD was taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody as they cleaned up the Theater of Genetics.

(West Coast Avengers II#26 (fb) - BTS) - Aquarius was freed from S.H.I.E.L.D. by Scorpio, who now existed in an LMD body.

(West Coast Avengers Annual#1) - Aquarius joined the other Zodiac LMDs under the leadership of Quicksilver in his attempt to gain revenge upon the Avengers. Aquarius joined Pisces, Capricorn and Sagittarius at the "Anthill," an abandoned Sentinel base. Aquarius the Black Panther and Black Widow, and was defeated by the Black Panther when he struck him from behind. The Avengers later turned the Zodiac LMDs over to the authorities.

(West Coast Avengers II#26) - After being set free from prison, Aquarius joined the Zodiac LMDs in an attack on the human Zodiac Cartel in Dallas, Texas. They managed to kill all of the Cartel members except for Cornelius Van Lunt, and assumed their roles in the criminal underworld.

Later, Aquarius joined the LMDs in an attempt to rob businessmen at a cattle auction in Wichita, but they were interrupted by the West Coast Avengers. Aquarius fought Henry Pym, but fled the battle with the other LMDs when Hawkeye accidentally slew Sagittarius. Afterwards, Aquarius was reprimanded with the others by Scorpio, who was disappointed in them for having run.

(West Coast Avengers II#27) - Later, Aquarius aided the LMDs in ambushing Hawkeye, but was taken out of the fight when Hawkeye cut his gun's cord, causing his electrical energy to stun him, Pisces and Gemini. After Scorpio had replaced Hawkeye with his new Sagittarius LMD, Aquarius attended a meeting with the LMDs as they bickered over how to defeat the Avengers.

(West Coast Avengers II#28) - Aquarius joined the LMDs in robbing the Denver Mint, but were interrupted by the Avengers, though Scorpio managed to teleport them to Death Valley along with their loot. When the Avengers caught up to them once more, Aquarius clashed with Iron Man, and was incensed when Iron Man casually smashed Capricorn apart. When Scorpio brought the Avengers and LMDs to the Ankh Dimension, hoping to have an advantage, the LMDs were all shut down instead, leaving them immobile in the Ankh Dimension.

Comments: Created by David Kraft, Keith Giffen, Mike Royer, John Tartaglione and Dave Cockrum.

by Prime Eternal

Aquarius should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Defenders I#50, page 2, panel 4
West Coast Avengers II#27, page 9, panel 3

West Coast Avengers Annual#1 (1986) - Steve Englehart & Mark Bright (writers), Mark Bright (pencils), Geoff Isherwood (inks), Michael Higgins & Mark Gruenwald (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#26-28 (November-December, 1987-January, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Mike Machlan (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 12/27/13

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