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VI-LOCKS

Membership: Primes (ruling body): Forge (leader), Abomination, Absorbing Man, Angel, Aurora, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Bullseye, Captain America, Captain Britain, Colossus, Cyclops, Daredevil, Deathlok, Dr Doom, Dr Strange, Dracula, Falcon, Gambit, Giant-Man, Green Goblin, Green Lantern, Hawkeye, Hulk/Bruce Banner, Human Torch, Iron Man, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Karnak, Medusa, Morbius, Moon Knight, Mr Fantastic, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Orphan, Quicksilver, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sauron, Scarlet Witch, Scorpion, She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Thing, Venus Dee Milo, Vision, Vulture, Wasp, Wolverine (unrevealed, presumably millions of others)

Mary Jo Bessolo and others from Earth-616

Purpose: Replacing mankind as the dominant species on Earth

Affiliations: Yandroth

Enemies: Avengers of Earth-8545 (Beast/Hank McCoy, Blob/Fred J. Dukes, Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Dr. Henry Pym, Dr. Octopus/Otto Octavius, Emma Frost, Frog, Havok, Icegirl, Leech, Power Fist, Rachel Summers, Rhino, Spider-Woman/Mary-Jane Watson), Exiles (Blink/Clarice Ferguson, Mimic/Calvin Rankin, Nocturne/T.J. Wagner, Morph/Kevin Sydney, Sunfire/Mariko Yashida, Sasquatch/Dr. Heather Hudson), Gods of Asgard of Earth-8545 (Balder, Beta Ray Bill, Fandral, Hogun, Odin, Sif, Thor, Volstagg), Kinsmen (Boulder, Dyke, Highlander, Rapscallion, Teleplex, Wee One), Lectronn (Thomas Samuels)

Aliases: Head-locks, the Network, the Primes

Base of Operations: Mainframe, Nevada Desert, United States, Earth-8545

First Appearance: (BTS; see comments) Defenders II#1 (March, 2001); (seen) Exiles I#20 (February, 2003)


History:

(Exiles I#20 (fb)) - Earth-8545 was plagued by the Legacy virus an epidemic that already claimed millions of mutants before it mutated and started killing humans with latent mutations or even the slightest trace of mutant DNA. Hundred of thousands died in the process.

(Exiles I#20 (fb) ) - When the young mutant Cypher (Doug Ramsey) contracted the virus, the techno organic creature known as Warlock tried to save his best friend's life by bonding with him. By combining their life forces, Warlock hoped his alien nature would rid Cypher's system of the virus. However, the infection mutated upon encountering Warlock's bio-circuitry and became a new, virulent strain that could now target any and all forms of organic life. While this new Legacy virus wasn't lethal, it did turn most of the infected into zombie- like techno-organic creatures out to consume life energy. A select group of infected, the strongest metahumans on Earth, retained their senses but were now intent to become the dominant species on the planet. Calling themselves the Vi-Locks, they started their campaign of conquest from their headquarters called the Mainframe. There, the Vi-Locks were controlled by a ruling body that called themselves the Primes.

(Exiles I#21 (fb) - BTS) - The mutant inventor Forge surfaced as the Vi-Locks' leader from the early days on.

(Exiles I#20 (fb) - BTS) - The Vi-Locks' attempts to infect humanity led to an event called the Prime War. At the end of this conflict, they had infected seventy percent of the population, leaving only small factions of humans to fight for survival. Among them were the Avengers, led by Hank Pym and hiding in one of the last free human cities Las Vegas. To keep the Vi-Locks away from Vegas and the handful of other uninfected cities, a series of disruptors were constructed (probably with help of the Avengers).

(Exiles I#22) - The Primes began stockpiling nuclear armaments. Most likely in fear of humans getting a hold of them, the Primes did not dismantle them.

(Defenders II#1 - BTS) - While tapped into the powers of the Earth goddess Gaea, the magician Yandroth unleashed a variety of menaces to Earth. Among them were a group of Vi-Locks he teleported to Ireland. Other invading forces included the Negative Zone Borers, the Mindless Ones, the Tribbites, Dark-Crawler, Quasimodo, Warlord Kaa and his Shadow-Warriors, the Living Erasers, the Stonians, Gorgilla and the Microverse native Lizard Men of Tok.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 - BTS) - While in Ireland, the techno-organic creatures wrought havoc and were confronted by the premiere Irish superhero team the Kinsmen. Despite the teams best effort a few people including Amy Jo Bessolo the wife of superhero Lectronn were transformed into Vi-Locks themselves. After the newly assembled Defenders had defeated Yandroth, the Vi-Locks and all the other threats automatically were returned from whence they came, Amy Jo Bessolo and the other humans who were turned vanished with the originals to Earth-8545.

(Exiles I#20) - When a group of children were hunting lizards outside the Vegas disruptor shield perimeter, they were attacked by a group of Vi-Locks. Deciding to decapitate the children and leave their bodies as a warning for the other humans, they were stopped by the arrival of the Exiles. The group of reality hopping heroes easily defeated the three Vi-Locks, but were forced to flee when they spotted the approach of a horde of the techno-organic zombies. The Exiles had been sent to Earth-8545 to rescue Cypher/Warlock from the Prime's headquarters the Mainframe, which led them to team up with the Avengers. Together, they figured that rescuing Cypher/Warlock could possibly help them create a vaccine to cure humanity.

(Exiles I#21) - Splitting everyone up in alpha and beta teams, the heroes started to plan their attack. Team Alpha (Blink, Havok, Nocturne and Spider-Woman) were purposefully infected with a small dose of the virus to allow them to infiltrate the Mainframe without being detected immediately. The Beta team then created a diversion by attacking the Vi-Locks, buying the Alphas time to complete their mission. While searching the containment chamber within the Mainframe, team Alpha was discovered by the Vi-Lock's leader Forge. By infecting Blink, Forge gained all her knowledge and learned the true purpose of the heroes' mission. Intent on preventing the creation of a cure, Forge destroyed Cypher. With her last ounce of will power, Blink then teleported both alpha and beta teams back to Vegas. There, the Tallus informed them that following Cypher's demise, the only solution to stop the Vi-Locks was destroying the Earth.

(Exiles I#22) - Agreeing with the Tallus that they could only save the planet by destroying it, the Avengers started to plan a way to destroy Earth. The Exile Mimic piloted one the Avengers' Warbird jets, loaded with nuclear devices towards the Mainframe.

(Exiles I#22 - BTS) - Morph, not happy about destroying an entire world, suddenly realized that despite its many similar heroes, there weren't any Asgardians in the superhero community. In fact, the Avengers hadn't even heard of them yet. Figuring they might be able to enlist the aid of Asgard, the Exiles and the Avengers succesfully managed to communicate with the real eternal. The gods of Asgard appeared on Earth and it quickly became apparent their blood was resistant to the Vi-Lock virus and could serve as a cure. However, the Avenger Rachel Summer was unable to reach Mimic telepathically to get him to call off the attack.

(Exiles I#22) - Unable to contact Mimic, the Avengers decided they needed the help of the Vi-Locks to stop armageddon. Spider-Woman of the Avengers contacted Forge and informed him of the situation. Forge sent some of his Vi-Locks to stop the jet, but the still clueless Mimic managed to defeat them. At the last possible moment, Blink (now all cured because of the vaccine) teleported in and told her lover of the news. They set the jet to fly up into the atmosphere where it could do little harm when it exploded. They blinked back to Las Vegas where they rejoined the other Exiles into celebrating another successful mission.

(Exiles I#34 (fb) - BTS) - The Avengers managed to cure most of the Vi-Locks with the Asgardian vaccine. However small pockets of Vi-Locks remained active on Earth.

(Exiles I#34) - Several weeks after the vaccine was created Sunfire and Nocturne ended up back on Earth-8545 following a reality jump that went awry. Within minutes they where attacked by Vi-Locks. Sunfire managed to destroy them with her fire blasts. Both heroes returned to the Avengers compound in Las Vegas and learned that most of the Earth had returned to normal, with only a small number of Vi-Locks remaining.

(Exiles: Days of Then & Now#1 (fb)) - Avengers squad leader Power Fist (Luke Cage) took Spider-Woman and Sunfire to clear out a Vi-Lock nest in Montana. Though the mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter several infected Omega class Vi-Locks once they arrived, including Colossus, who knocked out Cage after which another Vi-Lock started to infect him. In a desperate move to save him, Sunfire unleashed an intense flame blast that vaporized the Vi-Locks and saved Cage. During the Quintet ride home, the naked, still smoking Cage was swearing up a storm much to the girl's delight.

(Exiles I#78) - The Vi-Locks incident was listed among the team's epic battles when the Exiles were forced to defend themselves in a court case held by the Squadron Supreme of Earth-712 (who had been tricked by Proteus into believing the Exiles were criminals chasing him across realities).

(Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb) -  BTS ) - It took the Avengers a year to stamp out the last of the Vi-Locks. During that time, they lost several members including Daredevil (Matt Murdock) who was buried in the same desert burial ground as Sunfire. Over time, the place was refurbished and became known as Remembrance Park.

Comments: Created by Judd Winnick (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), John Holdredge (inks).

According to the Tallus, the Primes would retaliate for the invasion on Mainframe. Within a month they would launch an all-out attack on the remaining humans on Earth, after which they would be ready to enter space, to assimilate the rest of the universe. Within a thousand years, the Vi-Locks would be the only lifeforms within the universe.

The Lectronn profile in Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 retconned the Vi-Locks into having appeared in Defenders II#1 as behind the scenes.

Following the Asgardian cure, Lectronn's wife Amy Jo Bessolo would probably have been returned to normal, even though she's likely still caught on Earth-8545.

Another nest of Vi-Locks was seen in Exiles: Days of Then & Now#1 which saw the first appearance of Colossus, other Vi-Locks where Daredevil, Hulk, Moon Knight and Wolverine (they had apparently managed to escape the Exiles and Avengers from being cured). It also looked as Captain America and Thor where part of the Vi-Locks, but I think this is most likely a faulty coloring in the books. However, Captain America could of course have been re-infected again between the pages. As for Thor, his and all Asgardian blood was resistant to the Vi-Lock virus, thus further proofing it was an error in the coloring. Besides these character it also appears as if Iron Man was there, infected or normal is unclear. Another person taking cover during the battle bears a resembling to Songbird.

It has not been revealed if Spider-Man was still a Vi-Lock when he was seen during Spider-Verse. It’s possible that due to his long time infection he remained his Vi-Lock appearance but still had a mind of his own. Earth-8545's Spider-Man was also seen as a beheaded head on the wall on the cover of Amazing Spider-Man III#12.

Thanks to Brandon Nash for correcting the name of Lectronn's former wife Mary Jo Bessolo.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Vi-Locks have some connections to

But have no known connections to


Mainframe

Mainframe


The central command center of the Vi-Locks, home of its ruling council the Primes and Vi-Lock ruler Forge. Mainframe shared the basic design of a Technarchy Babel Spire and is fuelled by the world's largest nuclear reactor.

--Exiles I#21 (Exiles I#21-22









Containment Center

Containment Center


Deep within the Mainframe base there is a special containment center filled with canisters holding special prisoners that needed to be contained. It was the place the first specimen of the Vi-Lock virus was held.

--Exiles I#21













Fresh Wires

Fresh Wires


Newly assimilated persons would be called Fresh Wires. Because they where still new their thoughts were less than coherent, most of the Fresh Wires would hunt for humans outside the perimeters of protected cities. Some of these Fresh Wires came into contact with the Exiles and would have their minds read by their leader Forge.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-22, Exiles I#34














Forge

Forge (ruler)


Forge was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

Because of Forge's superhuman talent to recognize the potential and functional uses of any machine or technological devices he surfaced as the Vi-Locks' leader from the early days on. As the Vi-Lock's leader he was physically connected to the Mainframe, the Vi-Locks base, thus he could monitor every room in the facility. He could manifest his body anywhere within the facility and had the power to instantaneously turn any being into a Vi-Lock. It is unknown if Forge has been cured by the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles I#21 (Exiles I#21-22







Abomination

Abomination


Abomination was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Abomination was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Abomination fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Abomination was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Absorbing Man

Absorbing Man


Absorbing Man was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Absorbing Man was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Absorbing Man fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Absorbing Man was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#21


Angel

Angel


Angel was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Angel was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Angel fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Angel was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Aurora

Aurora


Aurora was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Aurora was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Aurora fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Aurora was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Black Bolt

Black Bolt


Black Bolt was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Black Bolt was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Black Bolt fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Black Bolt was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Black Panther

Black Panther


Black Panther was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Black Panther was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Black Panther fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Black Panther was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Black Widow

Black Widow


Black Widow was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Black Widow was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Black Widow fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Black Widow was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Bullseye

Bullseye


Bullseye was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Bullseye was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Bullseye fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Bullseye was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#21


Captain America

Captain America


Captain America was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Captain America was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Captain America fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Captain America was restored to normal and joined the Avengers. Although Captain America still had problems returning to his old selve he already got to lead one of the Avengers squads. Spider-Woman thought he was a big jackass, giving her a bit more than normal orders.

Captain America (it was unclear if he was re-infected, see comments) was present when the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire attacked an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21, Exiles I#34, Exiles: Days of Then & Now#1 (fb)



Captain Britain

Captain Britain


At some unrevealed point Captain Britain was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Captain Britain fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. As such he was ordered by Forge to stop Mimic who tried to bomb the Mainframe, it seemed like Mimic killed Captain Britain.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles I#22



Colossus

Colossus

Colossus was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks. At some unrevealed point Colossus was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock.

Colossus was part of an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana that was attacked by the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire. Though the Avengers mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter the Omega class Vi-Locks. Colossus knocked out Cage after which another Vi-Lock started to infect him. In a desperate move to save him, Sunfire unleashed an intense flame blast that vaporized the Vi-Locks and saved Cage. In the aftermath Colossus will presumably have been restored to normal thanks to the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb)


Cyclops

Cyclops


Cyclops was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart.

At some unrevealed point Cyclops caught the Legacy Virus and almost died but was one of the first mutants to be taken over by the Vi-Locks. Cyclops fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Cyclops was restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (fb) (Exiles I#20 (fb), Exiles I#21


Daredevil

Daredevil


It is unknown who this Daredevil was as Matt Murdock was one of the Avengers.

At some unrevealed point this Daredevil was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Daredevil fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, Daredevil apparently escaped from being restored to normal and fled to Montana.

Now part of an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana he was attacked by the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire. Though the Avengers mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter the Omega class Vi-Locks. Daredevil took on Sunfire but was defeated by her. In the aftermath Daredevil will presumably have been restored to normal thanks to the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb)


Deathlok

Deathlok


Deathlok was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Deathlok was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Deathlok fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Deathlok was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Dr. Doom

Dr. Doom


Dr. Doom was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Dr. Doom was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Dr. Doom fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Dr. Doom was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange


Dr. Strange was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Dr. Strange was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Dr. Strange fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Dr. Strange was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Dracule

Dracula


Dracula was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Dracula was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Dracula fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Dracula was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Falcon

Falcon


Falcon was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Falcon was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Falcon fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. As such he was ordered by Forge to stop Mimic who tried to bomb the Mainframe. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Falcon was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#23


Gambit

Gambit


Gambit was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Gambit was one of the first to be taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock by Cypher himself. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Gambit was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20



Giant-Man

Giant-Man


It is unknown who Giant-Man was as Dr. Henry Pym was one of the Avengers. It could have been Scott Lang or maybe Clint Barton
--Markus Raymond
.

At some unrevealed point Giant-Man was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Giant-Man fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Giant-Man was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Green Goblin

Green Goblin


Green Goblin was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Green Goblin was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Green Goblin fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Green Goblin was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Green Lantern

Green Lantern


A Green Lantern somehow ended up on Earth-8545.

At some unrevealed point a Green Lantern was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Green Lantern fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Green Lantern was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Hawkeye

Hawkeye


Hawkeye was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Hawkeye was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Hawkeye fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Hawkeye was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Hulk

Hulk


Hulk was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Hulk was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Hulk fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, Hulk apparently escaped from being restored to normal and fled to Montana.

Now part of an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana he was attacked by the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire. Though the Avengers mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter the Omega class Vi-Locks. In the aftermath Hulk will presumably have been restored to normal thanks to the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb)





Human Torch

Human Torch


Human Torch was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Human Torch was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Human Torch fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Human Torch was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Iron Man

Iron Man


Iron Man was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Iron Man was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Iron Man fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Iron Man was probably restored to normal.

Iron Man (it was unclear if he was re-infected, see comments) was present when the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire attacked an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles: Days of Then & Now#1 (fb)


Jubilee

Jubilee


Jubilee was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Jubilee was one of the first to be taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock by Cypher himself. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Jubilee was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20



Juggernaut

Juggernaut


Juggernaut was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Juggernaut was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Juggernaut fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Juggernaut was restored to normal and joined the Avengers. As such he was present when Nocturne and Sunfire returned to his dimension.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21, Exiles I#34


Karnak

Karnak


Karnak was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Karnak was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Karnak fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Karnak was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Medusa

Medusa


Medusa was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Medusa was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Medusa fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Medusa was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Moon Knight

Moon Knight


Moon Knight was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Moon Knight was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Moon Knight fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, Moon Knight apparently escaped from being restored to normal and fled to Montana.

Now part of an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana he was attacked by the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire. Though the Avengers mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter the Omega class Vi-Locks. In the aftermath Moon Knight will presumably have been restored to normal thanks to the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb)


Morbius

Morbius


Morbius was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Morbius was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Morbius fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Morbius was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Mr. Fantastic

Mr Fantastic


Iron Man was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Mr Fantastic was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Mr Fantastic fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Mr Fantastic was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler


Nightcrawler was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Nightcrawler was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Nightcrawler fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Nightcrawler was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Northstar

Northstar


Northstar was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Northstar was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Northstar fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Northstar was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Orphan


Orphan was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Orphan was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Orphan fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Orphan was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Quicksilver

Quicksilver


Quicksilver was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Quicksilver was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Quicksilver fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Quicksilver was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Rogue

Rogue


Rogue was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Rogue was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Rogue fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Rogue was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Sabretooth

Sabretooth


Sabretooth was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Sabretooth was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Sabretooth fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Sabretooth was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Sauron

Sauron


Sauron was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Sauron was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Falcon fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. As such he was ordered by Forge to stop Sauron who tried to bomb the Mainframe. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Sauron was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#23


Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch


Scarlet Witch was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Scarlet Witch was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Scarlet Witch fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Scarlet Witch was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Scorpion

Scorpion


Scorpion was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Scorpion was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Scorpion fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Scorpion was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


She-Hulk

She-Hulk


She-Hulk was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point She-Hulk was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. She-Hulk fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, She-Hulk was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Spider-Man

Spider-Man


Spider-Man was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

(Exiles I#20-Exiles I#21) - At some unrevealed point Spider-Man was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Spider-Man fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhuman of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance most Vi-Locks were restored to normal.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#9/2 - BTS) - Spider-Man was one of the many alternate reality spider-totems the Master Weaver kept track of. As beings called the Inheritors were massacring and feeding on Spider-Totems throughout the multiverse.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#14 - BTS) - To counter the Inheritors, Miles Morales was gathering an army to defeat them. Morales managed to recruit the Spider-Man to join his so-called Web Warriors.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#14) - Spider-Man was seen fighting Jennix during the all-out battle of the Spiders against the Inheritors.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#15 - BTS) - Spider-Man was returned to his own dimension.

Note: It has been unrevealed if Spider-Man was still a Vi-Lock when he was seen during Spider-Verse. It's possible that due to his long time infection he remained his Vi-Lock appearance but still had a mind of his own.
Spider-Man was also seen as a beheaded head on the wall on the cover of Amazing Spider-Man III#12.

--Exiles I#20 (#20-21, Amazing Spider-Man III#9/2, #14, #15-BTS


Thing

Thing


Thing was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Thing was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Thing fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Thing was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20-21


Venus Dee Milo

Venus Dee Milo


Venus Dee Milo was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Venus Dee Milo was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Venus Dee Milo fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Venus Dee Milo was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20





Vision

Vision


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Vision was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Vision was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Vision fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Vision was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Vulture

Vulture


Vulture was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Thing was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Vulture fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Vulture was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Wasp

Wasp


Wasp was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Wasp was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Wasp fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, thanks to Asgardian assistance, Wasp was probably restored to normal.

--Exiles I#20


Wolverine

Wolverine

Wolverine was probably exactly the same as his Earth-616 counterpart until he was taken over by the Vi-Locks.

At some unrevealed point Wolverine was taken over and turned into a Vi-Lock. Wolverine fought the dimension hopping Exiles and the last band of free superhumans of Earth-8545. In the end, Wolverine apparently escaped from being restored to normal and fled to Montana.

Now part of an Omega class Vi-Locks nest in Montana he was attacked by the Avengers (Power Fist, Spider-Woman) and Sunfire. Though the Avengers mission was supposed to be relatively routine, they were surprised to encounter the Omega class Vi-Locks. In the aftermath Wolverine will presumably have been restored to normal thanks to the Asgardian cure.

--Exiles I#20 (Exiles I#20, Exiles: Days of Then & Now I#1 (fb)


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Exiles I#34, p4, pan1 (main image)
Exiles I#20, p4, pan3-5 (Warlock taking over Cypher)
Exiles I#20, p12, pan1 (flock of Vi-Locks)
Exiles I#22, p15, pan2 (Forge contacted by Spider-Woman)
Exiles I#21, p11, pan 2 (Mainframe)
Exiles I#21, p14, pan4 (Containment Center)
Exiles I#21, p2, pan1 (Fresh Wires)
Exiles I#21, p17, pan 2 (Forge)
Exiles I#20, p21, pan1 (all of the Primes)
Exiles I#21, p13, pan1 (Primes: Abomination, Absorbing Man, Bullseye, Human Torch, Juggernaut, Rogue, Spider-Man)
Exiles I#22, p17, pan2 (Primes: Captain Britain)
Exiles: Days of Then and Now I#1, p17, pan1 (Primes: Colossus)
Exiles I#20, p5, pan4 (Primes: Gambit, Jubilee)
Exiles I#21, p15, pan2 (Primes: Hulk)
Exiles I#22, p16, pan2 (Primes: Falcon, Sauron)
Exiles I#21, p13, pan3 (Primes: Thing)


Appearances:
Exiles I#20 (February, 2003) - Judd Winick (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Jon Holdredge (inks), Mike Raicht, Nova Ren Suma (editors)
Exiles I#21 (March, 2003) - Judd Winick (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Jon Holdredge, Eric Cannon (inkers), Mike Raicht, Nova Ren Suma (editors)
Exiles I#22 (April, 2003) - Judd Winick (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Jon Holdredge, Eric Cannon (inkers), Mike Raicht, Nova Ren Suma (editors)
Exiles I#34 (November, 2003) - Judd Winick (writer), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Annie Thornton (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (2007)
Exiles: Days of Then and Now I#1 (March, 2008) - Mike Raicht (writer), Paul Azaceta (pencils & inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 09/03/16.

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