Classification: Unconventional weapons, super-powered suits of armor worn by human operators
Constructed by: Various defense contractors
User/Possessors: Security Force Cheyenne Mountain/USAF
name is a shortening of Security Robot;
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#193 (May, 1985)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Secbots were a less-powerful version of the Mandroid armor which they resembled, but were designed for passive protection of government installations, as opposed to active missions in the field. They were constructed of tungsten-reinforced steel and provided remarkable protection from physical attack, energy attacks including heat and cold, and monstrous resistance to radiation. The armors possessed catchweb throwers installed in one hand. The catchweb, if it hit, ensnared the target in titanium steel cable of incredible strength. The cables tightened as the target struggled forcing the enemy mostly to pass out. Secbots possessed full band scanners extending into the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums. Communication monitors capable of picking up signal within 3 miles and exotic energy detectors that did not detect a mutant per se, but discovered odd energy patterns within 500 yards, were included as well.
History: (Uncanny X-Men#193 (fb) - BTS) - Examples the Secbots battlesuits might be found in highsecurity installations such as the North American Air Defense Command in Cheyenne Mountain (Code Name—VALHALLA).
(Uncanny X-Men#193) - Some years after the attack of Count Nefaria at the Valhalla Base in Cheyenne Mountain, the X-Men were lured into
the military base by some Hellions.
Roulette's powers disabled the mutants' cloaking devices enabling the Valhalla security sensors feel the presence of the mutants, so, General Morrison ordered to unleash the Secbots. In a few minutes they found the mutants. They smashed a wall and surprised Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers and Rogue. A Secbot enveloped Nightcrawler with a catching streak. The reaction of the X-Men was immediate: a "special launch" from Rogue flung Colossus in the middle of the Secbots, felling them as skittles. The other armored soldiers tried to hold down the powerful mutant but they were easily pushed away. Firestar arrived and carried Colossus away, unwittingly burning the internal electrical system of one of the Secbots. The few remaining Secbots were knocked down by Rogue. Other Secbots found Shadowcat and Wolverine's hideout.
(Uncanny X-Men#193 - BTS) - With the help of other soldiers the Secbots were overpowering the mutants but Nightcrawler teleported his friends to a safe place.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks).
Some units had two hands, some units had
only one hand, some units had no hands but a webthrower/sticking-streaks
Some units had thick cables connecting their arms to the back, some units had cables connecting the superior part of the leg to the inferior part, other units had no cables, probably because of the unit's different function/ability. The Mandroid Type I exoskeleton used the cables as power supply.
The Secbots could probably fire some kind of energy from the fists, but this feature was only seen on the cover of the issue and not shown in the story.
The Secbots seemed like the Mandroids Type II for some particulars:
Profile by Spidermay.
The Secbots have no known connections to
General Morrison has no known connections to
General Morrison was a normal human. He was the commander of the military forces at Mount Valhalla.
(Uncanny X-Men#193) - General Morrison was manipulated by Empath's powers and driven to use the maximum possible force against the X-Men. When he ordered the Secbots to intervene, he utterly allowed the use of lethal force. One of the Secbots' pilots, carried Nightcrawler to the General. The pilot had been present when the X-Men saved Mount Valhalla from Count Nefaria's attack years before and was unsure about the treatment to give to the mutant. Morrison ruthlessly ordered to kill "the mutant". Nightcrawler teleported before being shot and Shadowcat captured Empath and thereby terminated his influence on the Valhalla personnel and General Morrison.
Uncanny X-Men#193, p21, pan5 (Secbots, full image)
Uncanny X-Men#193, p25, pan4 (head shots)
Uncanny X-Men#193, p28, pan7 (back view)
Uncanny X-Men#193, p28, pan4 (General Morrison)
Uncanny X-Men#193 (May, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Accessory (1985) - Jerry Epperson and Jeff Grubb (writers), Anna Grey McReady (editor)
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Last Updated: 07/18/13
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