Real Name: Daniel Brantson

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Advisor, Hazzerd, U.S. Agent, U.S. Government, Government of San Revilla

Enemies: Hawkeye, the Shadows, U.S. Agent, War Machine

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Force Works#12/2 (War Machine: Brothers in Arms: Vicious Circle #1) (June, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Troubleshooter wore an armoured battlesuit that enabled him to fly, and was armed with wrist-blasters and a shoulder-mounted rocket-launcher, equipped with armor-piercing rockets. Troubleshooter’s armor may have also enhanced his strength. The suit was dismissed by War Machine as a “K-Mart gadget suit”, being years behind Stark’s technology.

Troubleshooter was a mercenary more interested in spending the money he earned than in the job itself, and had no problems with killing enemy soldiers. Troubleshooter refused to work with any “nobody”, and was highly overconfident, to the point of a complete unawareness of how outclassed his armor was by War Machine.

History: (Force Works#12/2)- Troubleshooter, along with his partner Hazzerd, were brought into the nation of San Revilla to support the government forces in the civil war by The Advisor. They were to serve as freelance agents recommended by the U.S. Government, who had through The Advisor been supporting both sides in the war.

Troubleshooter and Hazzerd had been hired to locate and sanction the rebel parahuman unit known as The Shadows, and waited in the capital of San Revilla, Cuidad Revilla, for the arrival of the U.S. Agent, who had also been recruited for their mission. Before learning who their partner would be, Troubleshooter refused to work with “some two-bit nobody”.









(War Machine I#15/2)- Hazzerd, Troubleshooter and US Agent attacked the Preto Airstrip, and confronted Hawkeye and War Machine.


(Iron Man I#317/2)- As Hazzerd attacked Hawkeye, Troubleshooter opened fire on the soldiers of The Shadows, wanting to finish the job, and spend his paycheck. War Machine grabbed him and threw him to the ground, detaching the helmet from his armor, and kept him down with a shot from his shoulder-cannon. Troubleshooter eventually recovered, only for War Machine to rip pieces out of his armor, disabling most of it’s abilities. Troubleshooter refused an opportunity to surrender, and opened fire with his remaining working weapon, a shoulder-launcher full of armor-piercing warheads. War Machine easily dealt with the rockets, scrambling their telemetry with an ECM sweep, causing them to fall at his feet. War Machine flew away from the rockets before they detonated, and knocked Troubleshooter unconscious with an uppercut to his exposed head.





Comments: Created by Dan Abnett & Fred Haynes.

His real name was revealed in Advisor's profile in OHOTMU 2010 Update#5

by Gauntlet: Dark Rider

Troubleshooter should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
War Machine #15/2 p17 Iron Man #317/2 p3 panel 2 (close-up)
Iron Man #317/2 p12 panel 1 (unmasked w/ awfulized dialogue)

War Machine#15/2 (June, 1995) - by Dan Abnett (writer), Carlos Franco (pencils), Sam DeLaRosa (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Iron Man#317/2 (June, 1995) - by Dan Abnett (writer), Fred Haynes (pencils), Johnny Greene (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)

Last updated: 02/06/11

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