ANDREI GORLOVICH

Real Name: Andrei Gorlovich

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsZakim Karzai, Dennis Kellard, Aftaab Lemar, Karim Mahwash Najeeb, Plemina, Ara Tanzerian

Enemies: Iron Man (Tony Stark), allegedly Mrs. Yinsenthe "son of Yinsen"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Sofia, Bulgaria

First Appearance: Iron Man IV#7 (May, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Gorlovich was a talented mercenary accustomed to accomplishing his goals by whatever means necessary.

History:

(Iron Man IV#11 (fb) - BTS) - Dennis Kellard, Ara Tanzerian, Zakim Karzai, Aftaab Lemar, and Karim Mahwash Najeeb hired Andrei Gorlovich to find the sending unit that would allow them to control Tony Stark through a device planted in Stark's brain which had allegedly been designed by Ho Yinsen. Yinsen had hidden the sending unit in his home. Gorlovich snuck into the house and murdered Mrs. Yinsen, not knowing that her young son was watching from the shadows. Years later, Yinsen's son obtained the sending unit and planned to force Iron Man to murder each of the men who had caused Ho's death.

(Iron Man IV#7) - In Sofia, Bulgaria, Gorlovich purchased some drugs for fifty lev, then returned them to criminal Plemina, hoping that the drugs would allow her to get more business done. Gorlovich then noted the power went out just before Iron Man (Tony Stark) burst through the wall and killed Gorlovich, being remotely controlled by the alleged son of Ho Yinsen.

Comments: Created by Daniel & Charles Knauf, Patrick Zircher, and Scott Hanna.

    This entire story is of questionable continuity for many reasons. 

The "Son of Yinsen" storyline in Iron Man IV#7-12 (2006), had Yinsen implant a device into Stark's brain while the two were imprisoned in Afghanistan together. This revelation was crap, crap, and more crap.
(Iron Man IV#11 (fb) - BTS) <According to a young man claiming to be the son of Ho Yinsen; see comments> - Yinsen allegedly discovered that neuro implants could cure depression and schizophrenia and perhaps redefine a man's soul, turning sociopaths into model citizens. Needing funding for his experiments and lacking the patience to settle for the slow trickle of funds he was getting from university grants, which might take decades, Ho Yinsen "got in bed with government," and placed an implant in promising young weapons designer Tony Stark's head for the Taliban (specifically Zakim Karzai, Dennis Kellard, Aftaab Lemar, Karim Najeeb, Ara Tanzerian).
Yinsen allegedly designed a sending unit without which the implant he placed in Stark was useless; Yinsen smuggled the implant out of Afghanistan.
Yinsen placed the sending unit with his wife. 
(Iron Man IV#9 (fb)) - Ho Yinsen was captured and executed under the orders of Taliban agents Zakim Karzai, Dennis Kellard, Aftaab Lemar, Karim Najeeb, Ara Tanzerian.
(Iron Man IV#11 (fb) - BTS) - Andrei Gorlovich was hired by Karzai, Kellard, Lemar, Najeeb, and Tanzerian to retrieve the sending unit; he confronted and slew Yinsen's wife when she apparently didn't have it, but Gorlovich did not realize Yinsen's son was wearing the sending unit as a necklace and that he was watching his mother's murder from behind a partially closed door.
(Iron Man IV#6-11 - BTS) - Years later, the Son of Yinsen used the sending unit to cause Iron Man to murder Gorlovich, Karzai, Kellard, Lemar, and Tanzerian. Stark found a means to block the control to some degree and locate the Son of Yinsen as he was being ordered to kill Najeeb. SHIELD agents assassinated the Son of Yinsen to prevent him from further controlling Iron Man.
(Iron Man IV#12 - BTS) - The Extremis slowly dissolved the implant.

    The major contradictions include:

Profile by Chadman. Updated/edited by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Andre Gorlovich has no known connections to


Plemina

(Iron Man IV#7) - In Sofia, Bulgaria, Gorlovich purchased some drugs for fifty lev, then returned them to criminal Plemina, hoping that the drugs would allow her to get more business done. Gorlovich then noted the power went out just before Iron Man (Tony Stark) burst through the wall and killed Gorlovich, being remotely controlled by the alleged son of Ho Yinsen. A frightened and traumatized Plemina was taken to the police station, where she implicated Iron Man.

(Iron Man IV#12 (fb)) - Plemina suspiciously died of a drug overdose days later.

--Iron Man IV#7 (Iron Man IV#7, 12 (fb)



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Iron Man IV#7, p3, pan3 (main)

p3, pan4 (2nd)
p4, pan5 (Plemina)


Appearances:
Iron Man IV#7 (June, 2006) - Daniel & Charles Knauf (writers), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man IV#11 (October, 2006) - Daniel & Charles Knauf (writers), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted: 04/05/2008
Last updated: 03/11/2018

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