Classification: Extraterrestrial (Kree) technology
Creator: Ronan the Accuser, Yon-Rogg (both using Psyche-Magnitron)
User/Possessors: Ronan the Accuser, Yon-Rogg
First Appearance: Captain Marvel I#18 (November, 1969)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Mandroid was slightly larger than human-sized, had great strength, and was equipped with "infra beams" which it fired from its eyes. This Mandroid's sole weakness was that it was dependent on the energies of the Psyche-Magnitron to sustain its existence. (see comments)
The models created by Ronan on the Moon had only four fingers per hand and a more mechanical appearance. They had weak joints and seemed easy to shatter, but they were also able to fight without arms. They were not invulnerable to their own optical beams and they could speak.
History: (Captain Marvel I#18) - Using the power of the Psyche-Magnitron, Yon-Rogg formed the Mandroid, and had it battle Captain Mar-Vell in an earthly Kree outpost. After a brief struggle, Mar-Vell tricked the Mandroid into firing its beams at the Psyche-Magnitron, damaging the device and causing its power sources to run out of control. With no energy to sustain it, the Mandroid faded to nothingness.
(Iron Man III#14) - Ronan the Accuser, helped by a hypnotized Susan Richards, retrieved a Universal Energy Core of a Psyche-Magnitron, stealing it from Uatu's Dome on the Moon. Iron Man, the rest of the Fantastic Four and Charlotte Jones tried to stop him and had to fight against four Mandroids created by Ronan through the Universal Core. The Mandroids blasted energy beams from their eyes but were easily destroyed by Iron Man's repulsor blasts, Thing's blows and Human Torch's fire.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, and John Buscema.
A short profile, but the Mandroid (or parts of it) only appeared in a total of 9 story panels on 5 pages.
Yon-Rogg told his captive, Carol Danvers, that this Mandroid was actually a re-creation of the Mandroids used to hunt and execute traitors in the Kree galaxy -- possibly those are another model/offshoot of the Sentries (see Sentry #459, for example).
As the actual Kree-built Mandroids have (to my knowledge) never been seen, it is possible that they could have other powers/abilities/functions beyond Yon-Rogg's duplicated version.
The Mandroid on the cover (solely by Gil Kane) appears somewhat different from the Mandroid seen in the story (art by Gil Kane and John Buscema) -- probably a result of the two artists' styles mixing together.
The Mandroids in Iron Man III#14 looked exactly like the one seen on the cover of Captain Marvel I#18.
Thanks for the Iron Man update go to Spidermay.
Profile by John Kaminski
The Mandroid should not be confused with:
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Captain Marvel I#18, p12, pan (main image)
Iron Man III#14, p11, pan4 (Mandroids created by Ronan)
Captain Marvel I#18 (November, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Gil Kane & John Buscema (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Iron Man III#14 (March, 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writers), Sean Chen (pencils), Lary Stucker & Eric Cannon (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Last Updated: 07/18/13
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