Real Name: Hartwig Zemo, Baron Zemo

Identity/Class: Human (Holy Roman Empire; 18th century)

Occupation: Baron

Group Membership: Leader of his own army

Affiliations: Kleinenshvitz family, People of Zeulniz

Enemies: Prussia (see comments)

Known RelativesHarbin Zemo (great-great-great-great-grandfather, deceased), Hademar Zemo (great-great-great-grandfather, deceased), Heller Zemo (great-great-grandfather, deceased), Herbert Zemo (great-grandfather, deceased), Helmuth Zemo (grandfather, deceased), Hackett Zemo (father, deceased), Isla Zemo (wife), Hilliard Zemo (son, deceased), Hoffman Zemo (grandson, deceased), Hobart Zemo (great-grandson, deceased), Herman Zemo (great-great-grandson, deceased), Heinrich Zemo (great-great-great-grandson, deceased), Helmut Zemo (great-great-great-great-grandson), Gretchen Zemo, Hilda Zemo, Heike Zemo, (extended family by marriages), Miss Klein, Wendell Volker, Fleischtung (distant relatives)

Aliases: Baron Zemo

Base of Operations: Castle Zemo in Zeulniz, South of Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire, 18th century

First Appearance: (BTS) Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#2 (May, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: None. He was a presumably an average commander on the battlefield.


(Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#4 (fb) - BTS) - Hartwig ended the tyranny of his father and grandfather and fought with his armies for the Holy Roman Empire during the Seven Years War. The losses of soldiers from Zemo Keep were higher than from any other nobleman's forces.

(Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#2 - BTS) - During the Seven Years War (17561763) a time-displaced Helmut Zemo was present when a messanger informed Lady Isla of Hartwig's death on the battlefield. His body was never claimed and after a Pyrrhic burial (a fire) Hilliard was named Baron Zemo.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza.

Leipzig was part of Saxony, which is why I presume that Zeulniz was as well. I listed Prussia as enemies because Prussia first pressed the Saxony military into service and was later fought by Saxony after various defeats at the hands of the Russian army.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Hartwig Zemo has no known connection to:

Isla Zemo

Isla, mother of Hilliard, learned of her husband's death watched by time-displaced Helmut Zemo.

--Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#2

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Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#2, p12, pan5 (Isla)

Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#2 (May, 2007) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Molly Lazer (editor)
Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo - Born Better#4 (July, 2007) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Molly Lazer (editor)

Last updated: 01/29/06

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