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Real Name: Hendershoot (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Colonel

Group Membership: United States Armed Forces

Affiliations: Fred Duncan, Lt. General Fredericks, X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Professor X/Charles Xavier)

Enemies: Count Nefaria (Luchino Nefaria), Vanisher ("Telfort Porter")

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado
formerly: Pentagon, Washington DC

First Appearance: X-Men I#2 (November, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: Colonel Hendershoot possesses no known superhuman abilities. As a colonel in the United States Armed Forces, he had access to all the classified data, material and personel accredited to his rank, including the top security continental defense plans. Apparently meticulous in his approach to the job, he insists on reviewing all the available information before deciding on a course of action. When he's sure his approach is the only right one, he doesn't shy away from excess force, such as atomic weapons.

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(X-Men I#2) - Colonel Hendershoot and his superior Lieutenant General Fredericks reviewed the continental defense plans in a locked conference room. While discussing the fact they couldn't be too careful with them, they were surprised by the sudden appearance of the mutant teleporter Vanisher. Already aware of his identity, Hendershoot wondered how he was able to access the heavily guarded facility. The Vanisher didn't give them an answer, instead he announced he would be stealing the plans in a few days before teleporting away. Fredericks and Hendershoot contacted Fred Duncan, head of the FBI's Special Mutant Devision who in turn contacted the X-Men. Although the X-Men themselves proved unable to stop the Vanisher from carrying out his announced theft, he was ultimately stopped by Charles Xavier himself.

(X-Men I#23) - After Count Nefaria trapped the city of Washington D.C. under an impenetrable dome, Fredericks and Hendershoot were on site to lead the army's efforts in breaching the barrier. Hendershoot thought that nothing short of an atomic bomb might smash through the barrier, but this was easily dismissed by Fredericks as being too dangerous. Fredericks contacted Professor Xavier (apparently not needing the FBI anymore), informing him that the X-Men had sided with Count Nefaria. Xavier came to Washington to assist Fredericks and Hendershoot. Xavier tried to convince Fredericks that the X-Men were innocent, but could not prove that they had been framed. Xavier finally defeated Nefaria himself.

(Uncanny X-Men I#147) - Now stationed at Cheyenne Mountain, Hendershoot and Fredericks witnessed the effects of a massive storm generated around Latveria by Storm. Fredericks notified the President about the matter.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman

The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men#2 1987 had the following to say about Hendershoot; "his rank, as indicated by the insignia on his uniform, is not consistent in this and subsequent appearances, but he is called a colonel in issue #147".

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Colonel Hendershoot should not be confused with

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X-Men I#23, p3, pan5 (main image)
X-Men I#2, p10, pan5-6 (Fredericks & Hendershoot approached by the Vanisher)
Uncanny X-Men I#147, p6, pan1 (at the Cheyenne base)

X-Men I#2 (November, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (pencils), Paul Reinman (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
X-Men I#23 (August, 1966) - Roy Thomas (writer), Werner Roth (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#147(July, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)

First Posted: 12/27/2013
Last updated: 12/27/2013

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