Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutant (Russian)

Occupation: Freedom fighter

Group Membership: Exiles

Affiliations: X-Factor (Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl)

Enemies: Doppelganger, Firefox, Russian military

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Living Computer

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Russia in safehouses, including Siberia

First Appearance: X-Factor Annual#1 (1986)

Powers/Abilities: Mentac possessed a fifth-level brain capable of computer-like analysis, enabling him to predict future events and analyze surroundings to identify weak spots.

History: (X-Factor Annual#1) - After the underground mutant cell led by Blind Faith captured Robert Drake of X-Factor, they had him tied up so that they could interrogate him. When Drake came to, he revealed himself to be Iceman, a fellow mutant, and he joined the cell in invading a facility where Doppelganger was performing horrific experiments upon mutants. Using his powers to pinpoint the weakest point in the facility's structure, Mentac helped the cell members and X-Factor rescue the mutant prisoners, and bring them to safety.

(Soviet Super-Soldiers#1) - After they had been joined by the heroes Ursa Major, Darkstar, and Vanguard, the cell was attacked by the cybernetic warrior Firefox. Mentac was hit by gunfire, and was unable to escape. Firefox asked him to predict the odds of himself and Concussion surviving. Mentac identified a 100% chance against their living. Firefox replied that Mentac was "half right," and shot Mentac in the head. He went on to blow off Concussion's hands, leaving him alive for interrogation.

Comments: Created by Bob Layton and Brett Breeding.

by Prime Eternal

Mentac should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
X-Factor Annual#1, page 23, panel 2

Soviet Super-Soldiers#1 (November, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Angel Medina & Javier Saltares (pencils), Jeff Albrecht (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

First Posted: 05/07/2005
Last updated: 05/04/2005

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