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Real Name: Anthony (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1610) human vampire

Occupation: Leader of his nest of vampires;
   formerly vampire hunter, trainer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Daredevil (Raymond Connor), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Shaft, Stick, Stone (all Earth-1610), various vampires under his command;
   formerly Blade

Enemies: Blade, Captain America, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Black Widow (Monica Chang), "Nerd" Hulk (clone), Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate), humans (all Earth-1610);
   formerly vampires

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Vampire X (see comments)

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-1610)

First Appearance: Ultimate Avengers I#13 (October, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Anthony was an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant and trained several others in his fighting methods. Once turned into a vampire, he had the standard abilities of a vampire with enhanced strength, speed, healing and durability. But he also needed human blood to survive and was prone to vampire weaknesses including sunlight and decapitation. Anthony could infect others with vampirism by biting them. He wore an early model of Iron Man armor to protect him against sunlight. This armor had jet boots for flight, an automatic force field against bullets, sensors, and palm-mounted repulsor rays.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 155 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Light blue
Hair: White


(Ultimate Avengers I#16 (fb)) - Anthony was considered the greatest vampire hunter of his world. Agile and fit, he trained others to carry on his work, including the vampire-human hybrid Blade, plus Stick, Shaft and Stone, as well as Matt Murdock when he started out as the original Daredevil. Anthony trained his acolytes for the anticipated war between dark forces and good

(Ultimate Avengers I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Anthony killed hundreds of vampires in his time as a vampire hunter.

(Ultimate Avengers I#16 (fb)) - Anthony was ambushed and bitten by a vampire. Before he turned, he killed the vampire, but his mind switched quickly to self-preservation and building an army of vampires that would incorporate super-humans to enslave normal humans into farmed food.

(Ultimate Avengers I#13 (fb) - BTS) - He stole an early Iron Man suit to protect him from daylight and soon commanded all the vampire clans.

(Ultimate Avengers I#13) - Barely a month since turning, Anthony ordered three females to seduce and weaken Blade, now fully active slaying vampires, before sending in vampire thugs to bully him into a truce. Nearby, from inside his armor, Anthony observed Blade instead destroy the vampires.

(Ultimate Avengers I#14 (fb)) - Anthony had minions watch the S.H.I.E.L.D. base, the Triskelion, for potential super-human victims. The belligerent "Nerd" Hulk (a clone of Bruce Banner) jumped in nearby. Anthony jetted in his armor and blasted Nerd Hulk down. Briefly unconscious, Nerd Hulk was bitten by Anthony, turning him soon into a vampire too.

(Ultimate Avengers I#14) - Twenty-four hours later, Nerd Hulk had bitten Stick and a new Daredevil (the teenager Raymond Connor), and took them to Anthony's hideaway in the sewers. But a subdermal tracker let Nick Fury follow the missing Nerd Hulk and he took S.H.I.E.L.D. troopers plus Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow (Monica Chang) to investigate. Daredevil (Connor) duped the super-heroes into getting close and he bit Captain America in the sewers as Anthony and his followers revealed themselves.

(Ultimate Avengers I#15) - Anthony mesmerized the super-heroes to surrender, but new S.H.I.E.L.D. troops arrived, breaking Anthony's hold, and the vampires were forced to retreat. Anthony held back on lethal retaliation as he wanted the super-humans to become vampires. Later, at night, Anthony ripped out Nerd Hulk's tracker, chiding the clone in front of others for his foolishness. Anthony overheard Nerd Hulk's defiant talk with Daredevil and expected a power struggle.

(Ultimate Avengers I#16) - Back at the Triskelion, Blade updated Nick Fury on Anthony's history and a plan was made to track the old armor. Meanwhile, Anthony's vampires fed in Soho, and he spoke of the instinctive and basic nature of vampires. Nerd Hulk made his leadership challenge and decapitated the helmeted Anthony with one powerful punch. Nerd Hulk then ordered Anthony's body be burned. Nerd Hulk then commanded Stick wear the armor for the impending battle with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Comments: Created by Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks).

Anthony was referred to as "Vampire X" in the summary recap page of Ultimate Avengers I#15, but I consider it an abstract title and not one he identified with.

This was a romp of a 6-issue storyline. But a bit of a red herring having a character called Anthony inside the Iron Man suit (which was created by Tony (or Anthony) Stark). It's almost as if this was meant to be a What If...? story, but jammed into an Ultimate title with replacement characters that could be killed off.

While the indicia state Ultimate Avengers #13-16, the covers labeled the issues as Ultimate Avengers 3 #1-6.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Anthony the vampire lord of Earth-1610 has no known connections to:

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Ultimate Avengers I#14, p8, pan4 (main image)
Ultimate Avengers I#16, p14, pan1 (headshot, turning into vampire)
Ultimate Avengers I#16, p16, pan3 (half-headshot, vampire philosophy)

Ultimate Avengers I#13 (October, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#14 (November, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#15 (December, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#16 (January, 2011) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

First posted: 10/29/2018
Last updated: 10/29/2018

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