AVRO-X

Real Name: Colin Richard

Identity/Class: Human technology user; Canadian citizen

Occupation: Major of the Canadian Armed Forces

Group Membership: Canadian Armed Forces

Affiliations: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Colonel Okada, James Rhodes, Saberbat;
    indirectly: James MacDonald Hudson (inventor of his armor)

Enemies: Dr. Doom (Victor von Doom)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Canada
    In this story: Doomstadt, Latveria

First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#44 (June, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: He went through all the training a Major for the Canadian Armed Forces needed.
With his armor he possessed the ability of flight and enhanced durability. The armor's weaponry included rockets, cannons and other things not further explained.

 

History:

(Marvel Fanfare I#44 (fb) - BTS) - As Major of the Canadian Armed Forces and wearer of a battle-suit he was invited to the first International Symposium on Robotics in Latveria.

(Marvel Fanfare I#44) - He was present at the first International Symposium on Robotics in Doomstadt, Latveria. He met Iron Man and introduced Okada and Saberbat to him. Then he started his demonstration, but his armor was already infected with Doom's computer virus which was carried by Iron Man. He crashed into Saberbat and had to be caught by Iron Man before hitting the ground. He explained to Iron Man that he lost control when his gyros and the fly-by-wire program flipped out, but he wasn't the only one having such troubles. Later the virus was destroyed and Avro-X's armor worked again.

 

Comments: Created by Ken Steacy.

The armor Avro-X wore was similar to the suit Giles McHeath wore as Scourge in Marvel Fanfare I#28 which was also drawn by Ken Steacy. In this story it was established that a prototype was originally designed by James McDonald Hudson for a company called Am-Can. It is possible that Richard's armor is the prototype or that it is part of a series built by Am-Can for the Canadian Armed Forces.
   
Avro was a British aerospace (mainly) company which ceased to exist as an independent entity well before Avro-X's armor would have been designed. They were most famous in Canada for the Avro Arrow fighter of the 1950s, which is probably where Steacy's inspiration to use the name for a Canadian character came from.
    I am mainly suggesting that BAE Systems (the current incarnation of the company which originally bought Avro, and thus the current owner of the Avro name) might be another possible contender for the developer of Avro-X's armor, unless it is unequivocally the same model as Scourge's and thus a product of Am-Can.-
-LV
    They look pretty similar to me--Snood.

 

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
Avro-X has no known connection to:


images:
Avro-X body shot: Marvel Fanfare I#44, p20, pan2
Avro-X head shot: Marvel Fanfare I#44, p18, pan5


Last updated: 08/01/05

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