VUNDERKNIGHT

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate (World War II to 1959)

Occupation: Terrorist;
former superhuman Nazi agent

Group Membership: None;
formerly Icon (Axis Annie, Baron Blood, Brain Drain, Count von Blitzkrieg, DoctOrangutan, Fräulein Fatale, Geist, Hollow Men, Fritz Krone and his robots, Leopard Woman, Madame Mauser, Penny Panzer, Planner, Dieter Skul, Spider-Queen, Geoffrey Sydenham, others), Third Reich

Affiliations: Wernher von Blitzschlag

Enemies: Avengers (Blonde Phantom/Louise Mason, Dominic Fortune, Nick Fury, Kraven/Sergei Kravinoff, Powell McTeague, Namora, Sabretooth/Victor Creed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Wonder Knight

Base of Operations

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Avengers: The Initiative Annual#1 (January, 2008); (seen) Avengers 1959#4 (February, 2012)

Powers/Abilities: Vunderknight was an armored warrior trained in the use of a sword and shield. He presumably possessed some unrevealed superhuman abilities. (Maybe superhuman strength?)

Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(Avengers: The Initiative Annual#1/4 (fb) - BTS) - Wernher von Blitzschlag participated in the creation of Vunderknight, a mutated Nazi agent.

(Avengers 1959#5 (fb) - BTS) - Vunderknight was known to hate women.

(Avengers 1959#5 (fb) - BTS) - Vunderknight joined Geoffrey Sydenham's Icon organization.

(Avengers 1959#4) - Vunderknight landed in Wakanda alongside Count von Blitzkrieg, DoctOrangutan, General Skul, Fritz Kron and Leopard Woman to raid Wakanda and steal its advanced technology. They were opposed by the Avengers of 1959.

(Avengers 1959#5) - The Avengers stopped Sydenham's Third Reich sympathizers. Despite their combined efforts Blitzkrieg and Vunderknight were knocked unconscious by Namora.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott & Christos Gage (writers). Fleshed out by Howard Chaykin (writer/artist).

Vunderknight was only mentioned as one of the superhuman operatives Baron von Blitzschlag had created for the Third Reich until he was seen in Avengers 1959#4.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Vunderknight has no known connection to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers 1959#5, p4, pan3 (main image, fighting Namora)
Avengers 1959#5, p1, pan1 (head shot)


Appearances:
Avengers: The Initiative Annual#1 (January, 2008) - Dan Slott & Christos Gage (writers), Tom Feister & Carmine Di Giandomenico (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers 1959#4-5 (February-March, 2012) - Howard Chaykin (writer/artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)


Last updated: 05/21/15

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