Objective: HULKWARBOT

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot

Occupation: AIM War robot

Group Membership: AIM

Affiliations: Arthur Shaman

Enemies: Defenders (Clea, Hellcat, the Hulk (Bruce Banner), Ms. Marvel, Nighthawk, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) )

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Ultimate Soldier

Base of Operations: New York, NY

First Appearance: Defenders I#57 (March, 1978)
{Edizione Italiana: I Difensori#14 Editoriale Corno (giugno 1980)}

Powers/Abilities: The Warbot has super-human strength class 50 (?), a gamma ray scanner, and a number of weapons and defenses, including a force field, freezing eyebeams, air-crystalizer eyebeams, and energy eyeblasts. It is able to fight without head and other body parts. The robot can pronounce observations and short sentences.

Its deadly eyblasts miss Ms. MarvelHistory:
(Defenders I#57 - (fb) - BTS) - AIM programmed the Warbot with the objective of capturing the Hulk. Arthur Shaman and other AIM agents took the Warbot and a flying ship and attacked Dr. Strange's house.

(Defenders I#57) - The Warbot went out the AIM ship and immediately identified his objective: the Hulk. It was faster than the Hulk and struck him with a powerful right slap. Then the Warbot reflected the Flames of Faltine back at Clea who fell unconscious. While the robot was concentrating on Clea he was hit by the Valkyrie with Dragonfang, but the sword surprisingly bounced on the monster metallic skin. So the Warbot emitted an eyebeam that solidified a crystal cube around the Valkyrie, entrapping her. Meanwhile the the Hulk had recovered from the previous strike and was attacking the robot, but with two freezing eyebeams the robot immobilized the Hulk who, and after a few seconds he was unconscious. With extreme ease the Warbot lift the Hulk and transported him in the AIM ship.

(Defenders I#57 - BTS) - Nighthawk saw the AIM flying ship and sneakily attached a transmitter to the ship.

(Defenders I#57) - The ship reached an AIM laboratory at Long Island. There, the AIM agents were surprised by Nighthawk, Ms. Marvel, and Hellcat, and a new fight started. Ms. Marvel attacked the Robot. Every one of the heroine's punches broke a part of the Robot. Its eyeblasts missed the heroine, but it didn't stop fighting even when  it was without its head. Ms. Marvel almost shattered the Warbot, then threw its parts in the AIM laboratory where the robot exploded, destroying the AIM base.

(Iron Man: Hypervelocity#3) - Another Warbot (possibly the first refurbished) attended a mecha rave party aboard a sunken German U-boat on the bottom of the ocean. Also in attendence were Gothic Lolita, Social Butterfly, and an undercover Iron Man. The Warbot wore a piece of "bling" in the shape of a woman's torso around its neck.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and George Tuska/Dave Cockrum.

The Warbot seemed unbeatable when it defeated three Defenders in the first encounter (it stopped the Hulk in 2 seconds!), but it seemed very weak when it was destroyed by Ms. Marvel. It resisted to the Flames of Faltine and took a blow from the magical Dragonfang' wielded by the Valkyrie (who can lift 45 tons) with ease, so I assume it had an unseen force field (a Shield of Seraphim?). Possibly the field was functioning when Ms. Marvel hit the robot the first time, probably because it was carrying the Hulk, and probably the first Ms. Marvel hit damaged the force field device so she had easy play, after. Probably.

Profile by Spidermay and Prime Eternal

Clarifications:

The AIM Warbot has no known connections to


Images:
Defenders#57, page 9, panel 2
Defenders#57, page 13, panel 3
Iron Man: Hypervelocity#3, page 20, panel 3 (not counting ads)


Appearances:
Defenders I#57 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont & Gerry Conway (writers), George Tuska & Dave Cockrum (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Iron Man: Hypervelocity#3 (May, 2007) - Adam Warren (writer/layouts), Brian Denham (artist), Molly Lazer (editor)


Last updated: 04/02/07

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