Real Name: Neil Shelton (see comments) )

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Roxxon security guard

Group MembershipRoxxon Corporation

Affiliations:  Roxxon Corporation (employer)

Enemies: Killer Shrike

Known RelativesCindy Shelton (long-lost sister)

Aliases: "Some Iron Man wannabe" (as called by Killer Shrike); "G.H." (as called by Cindy Shelton)

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: GLX-Mas Special#1 (February, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: The Grasshopper armor was created to be Roxxon's answer to Iron Man, to give the company a super-powered employee. The suit's capabilities have not yet been fully defined, but it can amplify the wearer's strength and allow him to make leaps that cover great distances. The suit also features zoom lenses and "insectroid sensors" (function unknown).

(GLX-Mas Special#1) - Neil was wearing the Grasshopper suit for the first time when he was working security at Roxxon Labs on Christmas Eve. Grasshopper stopped Killer Shrike, who was trying to steal Project Z.

After a short talk with Dr. Cindy Shelton, Neil unwittingly initiated the suit for MAXIMUM JUMP, which launched him past the edge of Earth's atmosphere, where he suffocated in the vacuum of outer space. Neil's spirit was escorted to the after-life by the newly-appointed angel of death Doorman.

Hours later, Neil's corpse plummeted through the atmosphere, where it burned up on re-entry, presumably destroying the suit as well. When the members of the GLX saw the fiery end of Grasshopper, all (except Doorman) thought it to be a Christmas star on an early Christmas Morning.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton.

Neil never revealed his last name in the story; although Cindy Shelton was his long-lost sister, he may not necessarily have had the same last name as she does, but until we know otherwise, we can just assume that his last name was "Shelton".

Shelton was confirmed as his last name in OHOTMU A-Z HC#6 in Killer Shrike's entry.

The Grasshopper suit was probably destroyed, but I guess Roxxon could always rebuild it and pass it on to yet another employee (and hopefully he'll have better luck with it than the last two guys).

He didn't... see HERE

Profile by John Kaminski

Grasshopper is the successor of Grasshopper and was successed by Grasshopper and has no known connection to:

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GLX-Mas Special#1, p22, pan5 (main image)
  p22, pan2 (head shot)

GLX-Mas Special#1 (February, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Ty Templeton (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 01/12/06

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