Real Name: Armada
Occupation: Robot assassin
Group Membership: Shadow Consortium
Affiliations: Dante (creator), Commander Thera
Enemies: Nova (Richard Rider)
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Base of Operations: New York City, USA
First Appearance: Nova II#11 (November, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Armada was a robot tactical unit that had been created to destroy Nova. It was humanoid in design and stood about 10' tall. It had boot jets that gave it enhanced maneuverability plus powerful guns that fired therma-blasts mounted in its forearms. Armada had only one functional "hand" located on its right arm and appeared to have a tracking device on its right shoulder; presumably the "eyes" housed its targeting array. Although heavily armored, Nova's gravimetric pulses was able to disrupt the android's internal workings beyond the scope of its self-repair systems. It was programmed to avoid capture at all costs and to retreat to its maintenance bunker.
(Nova II#11 - BTS) - Under orders from Commander Thera of the Shadow Consortium, Dante created a new tactical unit that was programmed to kill Nova (Richard Rider).
(Nova II#11) - Dante energized the android dubbed Armada and it was sent in to battle Nova, who was already fighting robot versions of Dragon Man, the Hulk and Dr. Doom with the aid of Ant-Man, She-Hulk and the Thing. Distracted by the fight, Nova was blasted by Armada, which announced its objective to obliterate Nova. The human rocket evaded further blasts and fired his optical blasts upward at the still-flying robot and was glad that he did not have to worry about hitting anyone else. Ant-Man then handed Nova wrist mounted devices cobbled together by the Doombot to augment his own gravimetric pulses and the hero blasted Armada once more. This time, the android could not evade the energy beams and it sustained internal damage with its self-repair systems malfunctioning. Programmed to avoid capture at all costs, Armada quickly departed for the maintenance bunker. It was likely dismantled.
Comments: Created by Chris Marrinan (writer & penciler) and Mark Stegbauer (inker).
Shouldn't there have been an armada of Armadas?Profile by Grendel Prime.
Armada name has no known connections to:
Nova II#11, p17, panel 1 (blasting)
Nova II#11 (November, 1994) - Chris Marrinan (writer and penciler), Mark Stegbauer (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)
Last updated: 10/02/11
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