GEMINI

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Android (LMD)

Occupation: Crimelord

Group Membership: Zodiac (LMDs)

Affiliations: Angela and Thomas LeClerc, Quicksilver

Enemies: Avengers (Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain America, Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Hawkeye, Hercules, Iron Man, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Henry Pym, Tigra, Wasp, Wonder Man), Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk, Nighthawk, Valkyrie), Morbius, Jack Norriss, She-Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D., Zodiac Cartel

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Ankh Dimension
formerly, Boston, Massachusetts
the Theater of Genetics, Belleville, New Jersey

First Appearance: (in shadows) Defenders I#49 (July, 1977); (full) Defenders I#50 (August, 1977); (second version) West Coast Avegners II#26 (November, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: In its original form, Gemini possessed multiple personalities, representing the zodiac sign upon which it was based. In this form, Gemini could release two duplicates of itself, one colored white, representing reason with the ability to fire energy blasts; the other colored black, representing emotion with the ability to release jolts of electricity by touch. Later, Gemini was able to "expand" its form, growing in stature, and gaining enhanced strength.

In its second form, Gemini could fly and release blasts of energy, and exhibited a talkative personality.

History: (Defenders I#48 - BTS) - Gemini 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) - Gemini released its two other selves to fight the Defenders, but became conflicted as to where its loyalties should lie. Its reasonable side chose the Zodiac, and its emotional side chose the Defenders. It finally resolved to obey emotion, and came to aid the Defenders. Finding Hellcat under attack by Leo, Gemini caught Leo within a water vent, and blasted him out into the river.

(Defenders I#51) - S.H.I.E.L.D. came to clean up at the Theater of Genetics, and Gemini stood by Hellcat while she was treated by medics to make certain she was well taken care of.

(Savage She-Hulk#12 (fb)) - Gemini willingly surrendered himself to Nick Fury and the other agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury then oversaw the deactivation of Gemini and the other androids, but the Defenders put in a good word into his behalf for helping them. Without knowing what to do with him, Fury released Gemini into his own recognizance.

(Savage She-Hulk#12) - Gemini turned up on the Sunset Strip in Los Angelos, California where he felt at home with the "other weirdos." Based upon his own empathic perceptions, he realized that human nature was not quite as perverse as Scorpio had lead him to believe. Another thing Scorpio had instilled in him was a taste for beer. While bemoaning his lack of money, he encountered Thomas and Angela Le Clerc. The Leclercs had hired a young thug to kill Dr. Michael Morbius who had killed their daughter some time before as part of his then-uncontrolled bloodlust. Since developing a cure for that bloodlust, Morbius had been defended in court by Jennifer Walters (the She-Hulk) for his crimes but found guilty on a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter since he could not control his actions. Unhappy of the reduced sentence, the LeClercs decided to use their life savings to have Morbius killed, but the thug refused to follow through on the deal and began threatening the LeClercs for more money. Gemini saved them, but then they hired him to kill Morbius, who they considered a murderer freed on a technicality. Gemini only wanted to confront Morbius to discern the truth, but Jen Walters was abducted as well for being an accessory in his defense.

In a remote location, Gemini gleaned the facts of the case from Walters and Morbius and decided the court verdict was a fair one, but in scanning the LeClercs, he realized the value of their rage and decided to stay neutral in what they wished. Rather than risk Jennifer's life, Morbius tried to take his life by jumping off a cliff, but the LeClercs only saw him as trying to rob them of their revenge. Morbius survived the fall, and Gemini clashed with the She-Hulk trying to protect him. Thomas LeClerc then raised his pistol to kill Morbius, but in a moment of clarity, he realized he had a choice against being a murderer while Morbius did not and tossed away his gun, his revenge spent. Having defeated the She-Hulk, Gemini then returned Morbius back to his lab for the serum that counteracted his bloodlust.

(West Coast Avengers Annual#1) - Gemini joined the Zodiac under the leadership of Quicksilver in his attempt to gain revenge upon the Avengers. It joined Cancer and Quicksilver in confronting the Avengers at Avengers Mansion and fought Captain America, but reversed to its other personality mid-fight, causing it to surrender.

(West Coast Avengers II#26 (fb) - BTS) - Gemini was released from custoy and granted a new body with a female appearance by the Zodiac Key.

(West Coast Avengers II#26) - Gemini 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, Gemini joined the LMDs in an attempt to rob businessmen at a cattle auction in Wichita, but they were interrupted by the West Coast Avengers. Gemini fought Mockingbird alongside Libra, but fled the battle with the other LMDs when Hawkeye accidentally slew Sagittarius. Afterwards, Gemini was reprimanded with the others by Scorpio, who was disappointed in them for having run.

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

(West Coast Avengers II#28) - Gemini 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, Gemini clashed with Mockingbird again, only to be defeated. However, the Zodiac Key re-energized Gemini so that she could continue the battle. 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 and Will U

CLARIFICATIONS:
Gemini should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Defenders I#50, page 2, panel 6
Defenders I#50, page 6, panel 4
West Coast Avengers Annual#1, page 14, panel 1
West Coast Avengers II#26, page 18, panel 3


Defenders I#51 (September, 1977) - David Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen (pencils), Mike Royer & Klaus Janson (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Savage She-Hulk#12 (January, 1981) - David Kraft (writer), Mike Vosburg (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Mary Jo Duffy (editor)
West Coast Avengers Annual#1 (1986) - Steve Englehart & Mark Bright (writers), Mark Bright (pencils), Geoff Isherwood (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#26-28 (November, 1987-January, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Mike Machlan (#26-27) & David Hunt (#28) (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 02/05/05

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