NICK FURY LMDs

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Android (Life Model Decoy)

Occupation: Servitor, Nick Fury imposter

Group Membership:

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D.
Have also served CELINE, the Deltite, the Illuminati (Black Bolt, Dr. Strange, Iron Man (Tony Star), Mr. Fantastic, Sub-Mariner), Phobos (Alexander Aaron), Reanimator, Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Scorpio (Jake Fury)

Enemies: Variable, including A.I.M., the Beast, Black Widow, Boomerang, Captain America, Cloak, Constrictor, Crimson Dynamo, Dagger, Dredmund Druid, Eel (Lavell), Nick Fury, Goldbug, Grim Reaper, HAMMER, Hawkeye (Bullseye), Hobgoblin, Hulk, Hydra, Iron Man (James Rhodes), King Cobra, Lady Octopus, Livewires (Cornfed, Gothic Lolita, Hollowpoint Ninja, Social Butterfly, Stem Cell), Mentallo, Mr. Fear, Nova (Richard Rider), Norman Osborn, Punisher, Scorcher, Scorpion (Mac Gargan), Sentry (Bob Reynolds), Shocker, Spider-Slayer, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Thunderbolts (Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), Ghost, Headsman, Mr. X, Paladin, Scourge (Frank Simpson) ), Lucia von Bardas, Wizard, Wolverine

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Various S.H.I.E.L.D. bases, including the Helicarrier and S.H.I.E.L.D. Central

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#135/1 (August, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: The Nick Fury LMDs are programmed to duplicate Nick Fury's speech, appearance, fingerprints, DNA, and mannerisms, and are capable in combat situations. They ordinarily have little free will, and must follow the orders of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

History: (Strange Tales I#135/1/Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#4) - C.I.A. agent Nick Fury was summoned by S.H.I.E.L.D., who performed tests on him to create LMD copies of him so that they could trick agents of Hydra into attacking the LMDs while Fury was brought to the Helicarrier to be given the chance to become director of S.H.I.E.L.D. They created four LMDs of Fury, and all four were destroyed by Hydra.

(Strange Tales I#145/1) - When agents of the Druid sought to kidnap Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. inserted cameras within their Fury LMDs and sent them out into the field in the hopes that the Druid would capture one so that they could track him down, but the Druid's agents simply destroyed the LMDs. Fury finally had to confront the Druid himself.

(Strange Tales I#148/1) - Fury used an LMD of himself to interrogate agents of A.I.M. that S.H.I.E.L.D. had captured, but the agents set off an explosion. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents rescued the LMD and attempted to resuscitate it via the Restora-Tank, only to learn that it wasn't the real Fury.

(Livewires#2 (fb)) - One of Fury's LMDs was in the act of impersonating him, and ordered Fury's favorite microbrew, when it was assaulted by a nanotech smartfluid agent designed to kill Fury, planted in the beer by Hydra agents.

(Tales of Suspense I#92/2) - A.I.M. sent an android to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Barbershop base to assassinate him, but Fury was prepared, and the android only slew an LMD.

(Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#1) - Fury used an LMD of himself in a training exercise, and after taking out the LMD concluded that the androids would never replace a field agent, when he suddenly learned that the LMD had been struck down by an unseen assailant who mistook it for the real Fury. The assassin proved to be Scorpio.

(Avengers I#72 (fb) - BTS) - Fury began to impersonate his brother, Scorpio, and arranged to have an LMD take his place. He had the switch made at a rock concert while on a date with Laura Brown. Only Dum-Dum Dugan was aware of the switch.

(Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#15) - Shortly after the switch, the LMD was assassinated by Bull's-Eye, working for Hydra. S.H.I.E.L.D. believed that the real Nick Fury was dead.

(Defenders I#44-51) - Scorpio obtained an LMD of his brother which he used while creating his android Zodiac. Full profile here.

(Defenders I#54/2) - Fury was attacked by one of his own LMDs which had obtained independent thought, and assumed command of four other LMDs of Fury. The independent LMD wore a red costume to conceal its identity, and intended to kill the real Fury and rule S.H.I.E.L.D. in his place. Fury managed to defeat all of the LMDs, but was unsettled by the suggestion that the LMDs could become independent.

(Captain America I#226-227) - When the Red Skull assaulted the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier with his Death's Head Satellite, Nick Fury was among those transformed into a pseudo-Red Skull. The transformed Fury used an LMD of himself to help capture Captain America, then placed the LMD under a magnifying prism to trick the Captain into thinking Fury would be killed when the sun rose, but when the LMD begged for its life, Captain America realized it wasn't the real Fury, and stopped Fury while the magnifying prism destroyed the LMD.

(Marvel Team-Up I#95 (fb) - BTS) - Rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Carl Delandan employed an LMD of Nick Fury in order to trick others within S.H.I.E.L.D. into believing his story that Mockingbird was out to kill the real Fury, but Fury guessed what Delandan was up to, and replaced the LMD with himself so that he could spy on Delandan and help expose him.

(Iron Man I#174-175, Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#3) - The Deltite employed an LMD of Fury in an attempt to steal Tony Stark's Iron Man armor, and later to determine if Stark was aiding the rogue Fury. Full profile here

(Fury/Agent 13#2 (fb)) - Nick Fury arranged for Tony Stark to create an LMD of him that could bear up to close scrutiny, and used it to replace him while he investigated the Fallen Angel, a rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

(Ghost Rider III#64-65, Punisher II#104, Punisher War Journal#80, Daredevil I#344, Incredible Hulk II#433, Double Edge: Alpha, Double Edge: Omega) - The LMD was believed by everyone at S.H.I.E.L.D. to be the real Nick Fury. When the Punisher was manipulated by Spook during therapy to believe that Fury had killed his family, he destroyed all of the remaining Fury LMDS housed in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Warehouse 6, and hunted "Fury" down to Hell's Kitchen, murdering him.

(Incredible Hulk II#434) - The LMD was buried at Arlington, with many of Fury's friends viewing the casket. Even Wolverine was fooled by the LMD's capabilities.

(Fury/Agent 13#1 (fb) - BTS) - The LMD was dug up and placed in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody over fears that Fury's body might be stolen by grave robbers.

(Fury/Agent 13#1) - Sharon Carter investigated Fury's death, and discovered the LMD in their custody. The LMD suddenly reactivated itself and attacked her, but she destroyed it, revealing it to be a machine. This put her on the trail of the real Nick Fury, whom she eventually rescued.

(Nova III#3) - Five LMDs of Nick Fury were used by the Reanimator to pilot the Quintronic Man to perform a robbery. Nova responded to the theft, and smashed the Quintronic Man and all five LMDs.

(Wolverine II#163) - S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Brent Jackson used an LMD of Fury in order to lure Wolverine and the Beast into a trap and capture them. Wolverine recognized that "Fury" was an LMD and sliced off its head, but Jackson immediately moved in to capture him.

(Marvel Knights I#12-15) - The sentient S.H.I.E.L.D. program CELINE began to use LMDs to eliminate agents whom it saw as security risks. An LMD of Nick Fury was sent to kill the Black Widow, but was driven beserk by a microwave, and finally destroyed by Cloak. When the Black Widow and Dagger tried to inform the real Nick Fury about this, they ran into another LMD of him in a holographic S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and Dagger destroyed the Fury LMD, while the Black Widow ultimately shut down CELINE.

(Livewires#4-6) - The Fury LMD which had been attacked by Hydra's nanoware years earlier had become a dangerous series of lifeforms all patterned after Fury's LMD and controlling a large amount of S.H.I.E.L.D. technology including a makeshift Helicarrier. The mechas of Project: Livewire invaded the Helicarrier to destroy the LMDs, and the mecha Stem Cell ultimately eradicated them using Pyronanos.

(Secret War#1-5) - Fury sent an LMD of himself to check up on Luke Cage, who was recovering from an attempt on his life as a result of a secret mission Fury had employed several super-heroes on. The LMD wound up battling an army of super-villains alongside the affected heroes. It was attacked by Wolverine, who blamed Fury for altering his memories, and Wolverine destroyed the android, exposing it as an LMD. The real Nick Fury fled underground.

(New Avengers: Illuminati#1) - As part of a plot to exile the Hulk from Earth, Iron Man arranged to have an LMD of Fury communicate with Banner, exploiting Banner's ignorance of Fury's removal from S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Incredible Hulk III#88-91) - The LMD requested that the Hulk board the S.H.I.E.L.D. Godseye satellite falling victim to an unruly artificial intelligence program. Once the A.I. was beaten, the Hulk was picked up in a S.H.I.E.L.D. craft programmed by members of the Illuminati, exiling the Hulk into space.

(Sentry II#7) - An LMD of Nick Fury was employed by SHIELD at a site where they attempted to use Dr. Strange to fool the Sentry into thinking his life as a super-hero was a psychotic delusion.

(New Avengers#23) - Maria Hill controlled an LMD of Fury so that she could test the loyalty of Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew). Spider-Woman realized the deception almost immediately and destroyed the LMD.

(Captain America V#23-24) - With the aid of the Winter Soldier, Nick Fury took remote control over one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s LMDs of himself so that he could use it for spying on his former organization.

(She-Hulk II#17-18) - When the electrical being Zzzax began to usurp control of the Helicarrier's systems, it commanded a veritable army of Nick Fury LMDs to attack She-Hulk, each repeating dialogue which had been programmed into them from earlier missions impersonating Fury. She managed to destroy the LMDs, but the severed head of one repeated dialogue it had relayed to the Hulk earlier as part of the Illuminati ploy, alerting She-Hulk to the conspiracy to exile the Hulk. She ultimately retrieved all of the data with the aid of her one-time employer Arthur Zix.

(Secret Warriors#4) - Fury had several of his LMDs stored at the Inside Straight base. The LMDs were found by Phobos and Hellfire.

(Secret Warriors#7) - Phobos used a Nick Fury LMD, wearing it like a suit, to pose as Nick Fury after an emergency call by Black Widow. He met the Widow and Songbird at Fury's Homerun base where they were found by the Thunderbolts.

(Secret Warriors#8) - Wearing the LMD like a suit Phobos was beat up Hawkeye (Bullseye) and then shot in the head by Norman Osborn. Phobos then left the deactivated LMD to the surprise of Osborn and Phobos' own father Ares.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Nick Fury LMDs should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Marvel Knights I#12, last page, panel 5
Defenders I#54, page 23, panel 1


Strange Tales I#135 (August, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker)
Strange Tales I#145 (June, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Don Heck, Jack Kirby (pencilers), Mickey Demeo (inker)
Strange Tales I#148 (September, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Don Heck (inker)
Tales of Suspense I#92 (August, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#1 (June, 1968) - Jim Steranko (writer/penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#4 (September, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), Frank Springer (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#15 (November, 1969) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers, Herb Trimpe (pencilers), Sam Grainger (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Defenders I#44-51 (February-September, 1977) - Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, David Kraft (writers), Keith Giffen (penciler), Klaus Janson, Mike Royer, John Tartaglione, Dave Cockrum (inkers), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#54 (December, 1977) - Scott Edelman (writer), Juan Ortiz (penciler), Bruce Patterson (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Captain America I#226-227 (October-November, 1978) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito, John Tartaglione (inkers), Roger Stern (editor)
Iron Man I#174 (September, 1983) - Denny O'Neil (writer), Luke McDonnell (penciler), Sam De La Rosa (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Iron Man I#175 (October, 1983) - Denny O'Neil (writer), Luke McDonnell (penciler), Steve Mitchell (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#3 (August, 1988) - Bob Harras (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Punisher II#104 (July, 1995) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Rod Whigham (penciler), Enrique Villagran (inker), Chris Cooper (editor)
Punisher War Journal#80 (July, 1995) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Douglas T. Wheatley (penciler), Steve Moncuse (inker), Chris Cooper (editor)
Ghost Rider III#64-65 (August-September, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler), Sergio Melia (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Double Edge: Alpha (August, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Kerry Gammill, Tom Morgan (pencilers), Tom Palmer (inker), Chris Cooper (editor)
Daredevil I#344 (September, 1995) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Ron Wagner (penciler), Bill Reinhold (inker), Marie Javins (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#433 (September, 1995) - Peter David (writer), Terry Dodson (penciler), Gary Martin (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Dr. Strange III#81 (September, 1995) - Warren Ellis, Todd DeZago (writers), Mark Buckingham (penciler), Key F. Sutherland (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Double Edge: Omega (October, 1995) - John Ostrander, Kim Yale (writer), Douglas T. Wheatley (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Chris Cooper (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#434 (October, 1995) - Peter David (writer), Justiniano (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fury/Agent 13#1 (June, 1998) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Ramon Bernado (penciler), Ian Aiken (inker), Matt Idelson (editor)
Nova III#3 (July, 1999) - Erik Larsen (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Armando Durruthy (inker), Ruben Diaz (editor)
Wolverine II#163 (June, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Mark Texeira (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Marvel Knights I#12-13 (June-July, 2001) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Ed Barreto (penciler), Nelson (inker), Stuart Moore, Nanci Dakesian (editors)
Marvel Knights I#14 (August, 2001) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Mike Lilly (penciler), Nelson (inker), Stuart Moore, Nanci Dakesian (editors)
Marvel Knights I#15 (September, 2001) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Ed Barreto (penciler), Nelson (inker), Stuart Moore (editor)
Livewires#2 (May, 2005) - Adam Warren (writer/penciler), Rick Mays (penciler), Jason Martin (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Livewires#4-6 (July-September, 2005) - Adam Warren (writer/penciler), Rick Mays (penciler), Jason Martin (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret War#1 (April, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Gabriele Dell'Otto (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Secret War#2 (July, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Gabriele Dell'Otto (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Secret War#3 (October, 2004) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Gabriele Dell'Otto (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Secret War#4 (May, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Gabriele Dell'Otto (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Secret War#5 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Gabriele Dell'Otto (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Incredible Hulk III#88-89 (January-February, 2006) - Daniel Way (writer), Ken Cha (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulk III#90-91 (February-March, 2006) - Daniel Way (writer), Juan Santacruz (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
New Avengers: Illuminati#1 (May, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Sentry II#7 (May, 2006) - Paul Jenkins (writer), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), Mark Morales (inker)
New Avengers#23 (October, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Oliver Coipel (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America IV#23 (December, 2006-January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mike Perkins (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#17-18 (May-June, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Rick Burchett (penciler), Cliff Rathburn (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#4 (July, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis & Jonathan Hickman (writers), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#7-8 (October-November, 2009) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 03/22/13

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