Classification: Extradimensional technology
User/Possessors: Arkon, the Old One (Grand Vizier of Polemachus)
First Appearance: Avengers I#76 (May, 1970)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: Arkon's Ultimate Persuader was a device built to extract information from a victim's brain by using the device's headgear to extract every piece of knowledge from the victim's brain.
(Avengers I#76) - When captured Earth physicists refused to help, the Polemachus native Old One suggested to Arkon that there was but one other way to get the information they sought. Knowing that the Old One meant the Ultimate Persuader, Arkon announced that it would be used and he soon visited the Polemachan dungeons to retrieve one nuclear physicist. Hooking the physicist up to the Ultimate Persuader, Arkon explained its functions to the other physicists and left the Old One to extract the information needed. Some time later, Arkon returned and asked the Old One if he was able to extract the information needed to construct a nuclear device. The Old One replied that he had and revealed the Atom-Sphere he had constructed using the physicist’s knowledge.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer.
While only appearing in Avengers I#76, it's very possible that the Ultimate Persuader is behind-the-scenes somewhere in every appearance of Polemachus, as it was not destroyed...
Profile by Proto-Man.
Arkon's Ultimate Persuader has no known connections to
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Avengers I#76, p9, pan2 (physicist hooked up to Ultimate Persuader, main image)
Avengers I#76 (May, 1970) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (art), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
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Last Updated: 02/07/13
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