Classification: Terrestrial technology
Creator: Dr. Doom
Users/Possessors: Dr. Doom
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual#3 (1965) (see comments)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Emotion Charger possessed the ability to intensify feelings of hatred in certain people, and cause them to attack a specific target.
History: (Fantastic Four I#43 - BTS) - As he recovered from his most recent clash with the Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom vowed to have his revenge by using his emotion changing ray against the FF.
(Fantastic Four Annual#3/Marvel: Heroes and Legends '96 - BTS) - On the day of Reed Richards and Susan Storm's wedding, Dr. Doom, determined to ruin the proceedings, used his Emotion Charger to influence dozens of super-villains to attack the Baxter Building. The villains included Attuma and his barbarians, Batroc, the Beetle, the Black Knight (Nathan Garrett), the Cobra, Diablo, the Eel, Electro, the Enchantress, the Executioner, the Grey Gargoyle, Grogoom, the Human Top, HYDRA, Kang, the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android, the Mandarin, the Melter, Mr. Hyde, the Mole Man and his Moloids, the Plantman, Porcupine, the Puppet Master, the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes, Scarecrow, the Super-Skrull, the Trapster, and the Unicorn.
Although the villains did their best, they were opposed by the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D., and they were finally beaten when Mr. Fantastic borrowed the Sub-Atronic Time Displacer from Uatu the Watcher, and used it to send the villains all back in time to before the Emotion Charger affected them, causing them and Doom to forget what had happened.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.
Dr. Doom employed a similiar device in Fantastic Four I#335-337 to send an army of super-villains after the Fantastic Four during "Acts of Vengeance".
This machine was first
mentioned in Fantastic Four I#43 (October 1965) (the story which
preceded the Annual), wherein Dr. Doom is shown talking to himself
about his plans to use his "emotion changer ray" against the FF; since
his machine didn't actually change the emotions of the villains against
the FF but rather "charged up" their hatred for the team, "emotion
charger" seems to be a more appropriate name for the device.
by Prime Eternal
The Emotion Charger should not be confused with:
Images taken from:
Fantastic Four Annual#3, page 2, panel 4
Last updated: 09/16/05
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