Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot (based on extradimensional (Earth-7484 / Earth-Deathlok) technology)
Occupation: Warrior, saboteur
Group Membership: Nth Command
Affiliations: Brand Corporation, Thomas Lightner, Roxxon, Harlan Ryker
Enemies: Project: PEGASUS security, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Thing (Ben Grimm)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Formerly Nth
formerly Brand Corporation
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One#53 (July, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: The Deathlok robot had roughly comparable power to Deathlok the Demolisher, including superhuman strength (Enhanced human), speed, durability, etc. It was composed largely of steel, and it felt no pain; destruction of body parts only partially robbed it of function. The robot could discharge electric current from a severed limb stump.
The robot directly followed programming from Nth Command
It carried a pair of maser (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) pistols, the beam of which could melt a man-sized hole through 1.3 meters of titanium steel in seconds. It also used a dagger which it could throw with great speed and accuracy.
(Marvel Two-In-One#54 (fb) - BTS / Deathlok II#32 (fb)) - Deathlok the Demolisher was stolen from a S.H.I.E.L.D. depot by agents of Roxxon.
Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#3: Deathlok / Deathlok II#32 (fb))
Deathlok was placed under the supervision of Earth-616's Harlan Ryker at Brand Corporation, an agent of Roxxon's Department M (for "Mutagenics"). Based on Deathlok's systems, Ryker built an entirely robotic simulacrum of Deathlok.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#3: Deathlok) - Ryker's robot was turned over to Roxxon's Nth Command for testing.
(Marvel Two-In-One#53) - Less than a month later, Thomas Lightner proceeded with Operation: Berserker, sending the Deathlok robot to assault the Thing to prevent him from interfering with their Nth Command efforts within Project: PEGASUS.
(Marvel Two-In-One#54) - The Deathlok robot attacked the Thing, firing a maser blast into his arm that pierced his hide, causing him to bleed. The Thing grabbed and shattered the laser pistol, along with the robot's right hand, after which he tried to reason with the robot, believing it to be Deathlok the Demolisher, whom he had previously encountered. When the robot revealed that it did not contain a single cell of living matter, the Thing was distracted, allowing the robot to kick itself free. Stunned by the kick and weakened by blood loss, the Thing was at the robot's mercy as it pulled out its auxiliary maser, but the robot was forced to flee when Quasar and other security agents approached.
Within Project: PEGASUS' "Pit" (where the federal energy project's radioactive materials were stored and contained for eventual disposal), the Deathlok robot began construction of an Nth Projector, but as Quasar approached he was forced to attack him to prevent the device's discovery. The robot nearly killed Quasar before the hero was able to send a stream of energy in the radio spectrum to scramble the robot's circuits. To restore function, the robot erased its previous programming sequence and prioritized liquidation of his enemy. However, the Thing then arrived alongside other security agents, crushing the robot's other hand and maser pistol. Though it managed to briefly stun the Thing with the electrical current it released from its wrist stumps, the robot was surrounded and out-gunned. Nonetheless, it continued its attack, activating its self-destruct mode when faced with imminent defeat. Quasar blasted the robot into pieces to prevent its self-destruct mechanism from harming the others, and the robot then terminated all of its remaining functions to prevent the PEGASUS staff from searching its programming and discovering its origins or purpose.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, John Byrne, and Joe Sinnott.
Note that you can recognize the robot by the presence of two cybernetic eyes, which glow red.
Profile by Snood.
The Deathlok robot was patterned after:
But should otherwise be distinguished from:
Marvel Two-In-One#53, p30 (body)
#54 cover (face)
p19, panel 1 (attacking)
Marvel Two-In-One#53-54 (July-August, 1979) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), John Byrne (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Last updated: 04/19/05
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