Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Android

Occupation: Servant of the Mandarin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mandarin

Enemies: Iron Man (Tony Stark)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Mandarin's castle, China

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#61 (January, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: Koto was a large, hulking android with superhuman strength. It carried a knife around its waist.

History: (Tales of Suspense I#61) - When Iron Man invaded his castle in China, the Mandarin subjected him to hypnotic lights, then sent Koto to deal with him. Iron Man recognized Koto as an android and went to attack it, but at the last moment, was influenced by the hypnotic lights into thinking that Koto was a human, and pulled back. Koto used this opportunity to strike him down, knocking him unconscious. The Mandarin had Koto strap Iron Man to an energized wheel, then ordered it to return to the castle's dungeon and dismantle itself until it was needed again.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, Don Heck and Dick Ayers.

by Prime Eternal

Koto should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Tales of Suspense I#61, page 12, panel 1

Last updated: 12/16/06

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