Real Name: (First name unrevealed) Donaldson

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Medical doctor

Group Membership: Cape Kennedy Hospital staff

Affiliations: The Avengers (Rick Jones, Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Vision (“Victor Shade”)), Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Carol Danvers

EnemiesSentry #459

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Cape Kennedy Hospital, USA

First Appearance: Avengers I#89 (June, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Donaldson had no superhuman powers but was an extremely skilled physician, able to operate the sophisticated decontamination chair.


(Avengers I#89 (fb) – BTS) – Dr. Donaldson worked with Dr. Henry Pym.

(Avengers I#89) – After Captain Marvel became exposed to excessive radiation from the Negative Zone and fled the scene of a battle with Annihilus, the Avengers went after him to save his life. Tracking him to Miami, the Avengers knocked out Mar-Vell and took him to Cape Kennedy Hospital, where they had Dr. Donaldson prepare a decontamination chair for Mar-Vell. As Rick Jones recounted the events that had led up to that, Dr. Donaldson commented that while the decontamination chair had removed some of the radiation from Mar-Vell, there was still a small amount that would continue to build until Mar-Vell would once again be in danger. Determining that the decontamination chair would need more power to successfully remove all of the radiation from Mar-Vell, Dr. Donaldson agreed with Vision that solar power would help. Using his solar battery to power the decontamination chair, Vision powered the chair up enough to successfully drain the radiation from Mar-Vell. Dr. Donaldson then told the Avengers that both Vision and Mar-Vell would survive and almost immediately thereafter, the Kree Sentry #459 burst into Cape Kennedy Hospital attempting to kill Captain Mar-Vell and all who protected him.

(Avengers I#90) – Sentry #459 revealed its intentions to kill Mar-Vell, but Dr. Donaldson pled with the Sentry not to move the recovering Mar-Vell. Despite the Avengers battling to rescue Mar-Vell, Sentry #459 grabbed Mar-Vell and teleported away. With no way to track something that simply vanished, the Avengers and Dr. Donaldson remained at Cape Kennedy to report the events with Cape Kennedy’s security chief, Carol Danvers.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema and Sam Grainger.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Dr. Donaldson has no known connections to

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Avengers I#89, p18, pan3 (main image)
Avengers I#89, p17, pan6 (headshot)

Avengers I#89 (June, 1971) – Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#90 (July, 1971) – Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils, inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 08/29/13

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