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Real Name: Billy Fredricks

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Guardsman

Group Membership: Guardsmen

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Albert DeVoor, Howard Samuels (Guardsman), Goodman, Lieberman, Kurtzberg & Book, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters, Earth-A), Two-Gun Kid (Matthew Hawk), Eliot Villagran (Guardsman), Jennifer Walters

EnemiesMentallo, Portal, U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray), Venom (Eddie Brock), Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite, Earth-A)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Darkhawk#5 (July, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: Billy Fredricks' Guardsman armor possesses the standard capabilities of the Guardsman armor units, including enhanced speed, enhanced strength, offensive weaponry, and flight capabilities.


(Darkhawk#5) - Guardsmen Billy Fredricks and Eliot Villagran were stationed to watch over the wounded Portal at New York Hospital, in preparation for transportation to the Vault. As the discussed Portal's history, Eliot wondered why the hero Darkhawk had been so violent with Portal, but Billy reminded him that Portal was very dangerous.

(Darkhawk#6) - Billy and Eliot waited outside Portal's room as Captain America visited, giving final Avengers clearance for transportation. When the U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray) attacked, the Guardsmen were bombarded with a crushing wall and a shot from Vector. Darkhawk, Daredevil, and Captain America defeated the villains, but Portal escaped.

(Avengers: Deathtrap - The Vault#1) - In a Vault breakout, Fredricks and others disabled Mentallo with knockout gas when Mentallo mentally attacked Guardsman Howard Samuels. Venom then attacked, killing several Guardsmen and leaving others as hostages, though the situation was later resolved.

(She-Hulk II#6-7) - He was present during Starfox's sexual assault trial.

(She-Hulk II#21) - When Guardsmen aided the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, and Book in rounding up refugees from the dimension of Earth-A, Billy discovered that Earth-A's Wrecker was still running free. He and Two-Gun Kid informed Jennifer Walters (formerly She-Hulk) and the She-Hulk of Earth-A, then they watched as She-Hulk took down the Wrecker. Billy saw Wrecker arrested and returned to Earth-A.

Comments: Created by Danny Fingeroth, Mike Manley, and Ricardo Villagran.

Billy Fredricks' last name was revealed in the Guardsmen entry in the Iron Manual.

Profile by Chadman.

Billy Fredricks has no known connections to

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Darkhawk I#5, p22, pan3 (main)
She-Hulk II#21, p9, pan3 (2nd)

Darkhawk#5 (July, 1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Ricardo Villagran (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Darkhawk#6 (August, 1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Villagran, Wiacek, LaRosa (inkers), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Avengers: Deathtrap - The Vault#1 (1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Jim Sanders, Fred Fredricks (inkers), Kelly Corvese, Howard Mackie (editors)
She-Hulk II#6-7 (May-June, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Will Conrad (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#21 (October, 2007) - Dan Slott, Ty Templeton (writers), Rick Burchett (penciler), Cliff Rathburn (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 08/05/2008
Last updated: 08/05/2008

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