DENNIS KELLARD

Real Name: Dennis Kellard

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Terrorist, arms merchant

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsAndrei Gorlovich, Zakim Karzai, Aftaab Lemar, Karim Mahwash Najeeb, Ara Tanzerian

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

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

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

Powers/Abilities: Dennis Kellard was a terrorist and arms merchant with several political connections and resources.

History:

(Iron Man IV#11 (fb) - BTS) <As reported by the alleged son of Yinsen> - 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 sending unit out of Afghanistan and placed it with his wife.

(Iron Man IV#9 (fb) - BTS) - 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 alleged son of Yinsen, seeking vengeance for his alleged mother's death (although he considered his father to have been "a monster") resolved to use the sending unit to activate Stark's implant and cause Iron Man to murder Gorlovich, Karzai, Kellard, Lemar, Tanzerian, and Najeeb. 

(Iron Man IV#8 (fb) - BTS) - Kellard developed a name for himself as an arms merchant, best known for getting weapons to villains in Syria. Kellard was once the United Nations' star witness in Tanzerian's war-crimes trial.

(Iron Man IV#7) - Kellard boarded an international flight, flirting with the ticket agent on his way in.

(Iron Man IV#8) - Kellard started drinking on the plane before noticing Iron Man (Tony Stark) outside the window. The hero killed Kellard with a blast, also sending the plane crashing to the ground. Iron Man was being controlled from afar by the 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:
Dennis Kellard has no known connections to


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Iron Man IV#8, p1, pan4-5


Appearances:
Iron Man IV#7-8 (June-July, 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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