Real Name: Miranda L. Bayer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Avengers (Luke Cage, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Steve Rogers, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Thing/Ben Grimm), Captain America (James Barnes), Deathlok L17 of Earth-10511, Dr. David Heimerdinger, Evan Wakowski, Wolverine; unidentified young Reality-616 counterpart of Deathlok L17's human host
unwittingly guided by the General of Reality-10511 and his aide, using the brain of Emma Frost and the head of Kang
Enemies: Deathloks of Reality-10511;
formerly Deathlok L17 of Reality-10511, unidentified young Reality-616 counterpart of Deathlok L17's human host
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Subject K184
Base of Operations: Manhattan's west side, New York
First Appearance: Wolverine: Weapon X#11 (May, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: Miranda had little experience in combat, but she swiftly adapted to react, rather than just panic. She appeared to be of above average intelligence, and she had an unspecified level of skill and experience as a waitress.
Not truly precognitive, she was sent specific information and images from a specific being in an alternate future. She received these data and images either in dreams or while awake.
Height: Approximately 5'2"
Weight: Approximately 120 lbs.
Hair: Magenta (presumably dyed)
(Wolverine: Weapon X#12 (fb) - BTS) - Miranda worked as a waitress in New York's west side.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#11 (fb) - BTS) - Miranda began having dreams about her future self in Reality-10511 (almost certainly sent via the General-10511 via his preserved brain of Emma Frost and head of Kang) and a world where Roxxon ran everything and all of the heroes were dead.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#11) - Three days later, Miranda located Wolverine, telling him how the Deathloks had come back in time to kill their future (identifying their victims as including Jeffrey Winstone, the parents of Todd Bryant, and the Bradberry twins).
(Wolverine: Weapon X#12) - Miranda told Wolverine how the Deathloks were trying to kill the General, the leader of her future self's movement, and that they had a list and were killing everyone on it. After identifying the deaths of Slag, Buzzsaw, and a group of children, she told them that their main target was Captain America (James Barnes).
Bringing Wolverine in the vicinity of where she had seen the Deathloks appearing, Miranda noted that her visions occurred just in flashes and they weren't exact; at this point, they heard a fight, which led them to the location where Cap was fighting the Deathloks. After Deathlok L17 blew three holes through Wolverine's chest, incapacitating him, Miranda cried out, and Deathlok identified her; though its sociopathic human half insisted it slay her, its computer froze up. Deathlok asked her, "What is the nature of self-sacrifice?" and while she was questioning what he was talking about, a young boy pulled her away. As the boy tried to rush her to safety, she recognized him from her future visions as the younger/past self as Evan Wakowski.
As she remained confused, Captain America shot and incapacitated Deathlok L17. When the recovering Wolverine asked by lethal force wasn't used against him, Miranda explained that the Deathloks had to localize their effect on the timestream in order to keep from creating chaos, and that if he was not on their target list that they most likely had already killed him.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#13) - As a recovered Deathlok L17 again confronted -- and was immobilized by its computer-self's errors in evaluating her -- Miranda, Wolverine impaled and then beheaded Deathlok. After the other Deathloks departed when the Avengers (Luke Cage, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Steve Rogers, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Thing/Ben Grimm) showed up, Miranda told Wolverine Wakowski was with her, although Wakowski had no idea what was going on or who she was. After telling Wolverine Wakowski would be someone important, she told the others she knew the names of the Deathloks' targets, and the heroes planned to gather those people and bring them to the Baxter Building. When Cap/Barnes asked about stopping the Deathloks, she advised them to ask the man who was going to make them.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#13 (fb) - BTS) - Miranda told the Avengers about the five children and one pregnant mother on the Deathloks' list, and the heroes brought them to a safe and secure location.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#13) - Miranda and Wakowski accompanied Wolverine and Cap/Barnes to meet with Dr. David Heimerdinger, who had designed the Deathloks in her future self's timeline. En route, Wolverine argued with Barnes, telling him Miranda was their best chance against the Deathloks. They were present as Wolverine and Barnes showed Heimerdinger the seeming corpse of Deathlok L17, questioned Heimerdinger, and considered killing him to prevent his development of the Deathlok technology. Miranda argued that killing Heimerdinger would change the future but did not ensure the Deathloks would not come about anyway; she continued that it might even open the door for something worse. When she insisted that they would not kill Heimerdinger, Deathlok L17 reactivated and punched his fist through Heimerdinger's chest. As she futiley told him he had to help them, Heimerdinger told her to take care of his possums and then died.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#13 (fb) - BTS) - When the other Deathloks encountered and defeated heroes at their targets' locations, they realized the heroes were most likely receiving stolen intelligence and that Miranda was the most likely source. Aware of her location due to her interaction with Deathlok L17, the Deathloks transmitted a new priority objective to all units: neutralizing Miranda Bayer.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#13) - As Miranda, Wakowski, Wolverine, and Cap/Barnes headed back to the quinjet, they were confronted by Deathlok L17. Possessing Spider-Man-like webshooters, Wolverine-like energy claws, a repulsor-firing Iron Man-like gauntlet (presumably indicating that somone had designed them even better than Heimerdinger had), Deathlok L17 pinned down the heroes with webbing and prepared to neutralize Bayer.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#14) - Deathlok L17's computer began to freeze up with errors as he approached Miranda, but his sociopathic human host took over and knocked her down with its energy claws. She advised him that she wasn't afraid as she had seen the future and knew she didn't die. When Wolverine and Cap tackled Deathlok, Miranda grabbed Wakowski and fled, and Deathlok L17 summoned the other Deathloks to go after her. As the first pair arrived, she narrowly dodged their energy blasts. However, as she fled with Wakowski, the Deathloks pursued, eventually striking her in the leg and fatally striking Wakowki.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#14 - BTS) <Reality-10511, approximately 25 years in the future> - "Meanwhile," the General-10511 used the brain of Emma Frost and the head of Kang to send information to Miranda-616, giving her the location of Deathlok L17's younger self, and she took off to find him. The other Deathloks transported or rushed to pursue her, arriving just seconds after she reached the Youth Development Center. Running through its kitchen, she grabbed a knife.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#14 (fb) - BTS) - Miranda found Deathlok L17's younger self and held a knife to his throat.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#14) - As Deathlok L17 entered the kitchen and began choking an employee and demanding Miranda's location, she called out to him, and when he entered the room, she asked him if he regognized the boy. "You should...He's you."
(Wolverine: Weapon X#15) - As both Deathlok L17's computer and human selves recognized the potential for a fatal temporal anomaly, the sociopathic human self denied raised its gun at Miranda, denying orders to put it down and telling her instead to put the child down as she could not save herself or her world. When Wolverine arrived, she explained her intent to kill the young boy to erase Deathlok from existence, but he reminded her how it wouldn't be that simple. As she gave up her knife to Wolverine, noting that the visions sent her there for a reason, Wolverine argued that it wasn't to kill a child, but rather to save this one. Meanwhile, Deathlok's computer froze up as it analyzed Miranda.
Deathlok shut down the anti-virus software as it prepared to delete its "emotional virus," and while Wolverine advised Miranda to get ready to run, Deathlok implemented command override and dampened its human component's personality, after which he told them he was now alright. Deathlok subsequently asked if it would be prudent to express gratitude to her, as she had shown him there is much to be learned about humanity beyond the confines of his human host. She was confused, and Wolverine reminded Deathlok L17 that the other Deathloks would still want to kill her. When a Deathlok broke into the room and prepared to neutralize Miranda, Deathlok L17 helped Wolverine destroy it, after which it joined Wolverine and the Avengers in destroying the other Deathloks.
Miranda held the young boy as his apparent future counterpart helped wipe out the other Deathloks. Afterwards, Deathlok L17 told her the child was going to grow up to be a murderer; she told him that didn't have to happen, that they could change that, but, as he teleported away, Deathlok told her, "No. Something tells me that you cannot." Miranda nonetheless continued to hug the crying young boy.
(Wolverine: Weapon X#15 - BTS) <Reality-10511, approximately 25 years in the future> - The General's aide told him their whole team had died and that they had failed to stop the Deathloks from time-traveling. She further asked him what instructions they should relay to their agent in the past, and he told her to tell Miranda that she could not keep the child (who would become Deathlok) and should take him to Danmar Orphanage in Wayland, Massachusetts: There the child would be beaten and neglected and would grow up a remorseless murderer.
Still holding the rabbit's foot he had carried when he first evolved into a more benevolent being, the General assured his aide that this was necessary.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney.
Profile by Snood.
Miranda should be distinguished from:
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Wolverine: Weapon X#11, pg. 20, panel 2 (confonts Wolverine);
#14, pg. 15, panel 2 (face);
last page (holding young Deathlok host counterpart at knife point);
#15, pg. 19, panel 5 (hugging young Deathlok host counterpart)
Wolverine: Weapon X#11-15 (May-September, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ron Garney (penciler - no inker listed); Jody Leheup (assistant editor), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Last updated: 10/24/16
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