(of Earth-135263)

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-135263) robot adaptoid

Occupation: None; former weapon of destruction  

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), H.E.R.B.I.E.; formerly Dr. Doom (Victor von Doom)

Enemies: Doctor Doom; formerly Fantastic Four, H.E.R.B.I.E.

Known Relatives: Inapplicable

Aliases: "Adaptoid" (title given by Dr. Doom), "Ben is Dumb," "Mutilator" (suggested names by Human Torch)

Base of Operations: The Baxter Building, New York City, New York, USA; formerly the Latverian Embassy, New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon episode, "Doom's Word is Law" (October 20, 2007) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: Bruiser was a specially-designed Doombot programmed to adapt to every move made by the Fantastic Four. It also eventually adapted its own artificial intelligence and was superhumanly strong and durable, sufficient to trade blows with the Thing.

Its offensive capabilities consisted of energy blasters in its "eye" and it could convert its limbs into weapons such as buzzsaws and guns capable of firing green slime, energy blasts and energy restraints capable of holding the fiery Human Torch. It also was programmed with a self-destruct mode that could only be activated when a specific number sequence was spoken aloud by Dr. Doom.

Height: 10' (by approximation)
Weight: 850 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Yellow (sometimes glowing green)
Hair: None

History: (Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon episode - "Doom's Word is Law" (fb) - BTS) -  Dr. Doom designed a new Doombot capable of adapting to the Fantastic Four's every move and programmed it to destroy the Fantastic Four.

(Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon episode - "Doom's Word is Law") - The Doombot was unleashed against the Fantastic Four, where it held the entire team at bay, even surviving a combined assault from the foursome. When the team noticed the robot seemed disoriented, they prepared a second combined assault, only to find the robot begging "no destroy!" Intrigued, Mr. Fantastic had the Doombot taken back to his lab in the Baxter Building to run some tests, soon learning that the robot had adapted its own artificial intelligence. The Thing soon reached out and began speaking with the robot and when Thing asked its name, it could only proclaim its directive to "destroy." Naming it Bruiser despite silly name suggestions from the Human Torch, the Thing began playing board games with Bruiser and training it to play pranks on the Human Torch. Dr. Doom soon re-established his connection with the robot, however, and ordered it to renew its attack on the Fantastic Four. A slave to its programming, Bruiser captured Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman and returned to Dr. Doom at the Latverian Embassy. When Thing and Human Torch arrived to rescue their teammates and Human Torch was also captured, Dr. Doom ordered Bruiser to destroy the Thing. At first attacking as ordered, Bruiser soon recalled its friendship with the Thing and began hesitating, forcing Dr. Doom to blast Thing himself. Bruiser responded by blasting the gun from Doom's hand and quickly teamed up with the Thing to break through Doom's force fields. Announcing he had prepared for such an event, Doom activated Bruiser's self-destruct programming and trapped the Fantastic Four in a metal box with Bruiser before launching the box into the air. After Mr. Fantastic was shocked when he tried to use his PDA to disable the self-destruct programming, Bruiser cut its way out of the metal box and returned to the Latverian Embassy, where it exploded. When the Fantastic Four freed themselves, Mr. Fantastic announced that there was no way Bruiser could have survived such an explosion, only to learn that Bruiser had uploaded its programming into Mr. Fantastic's PDA during the earlier electric shock. Thing then suggested Mr. Fantastic hurry up and create Bruiser a new fireproof body as the Human Torch renewed an earlier argument with the Thing over a slice of pizza. 

Comments: Created by Paul Giacoppo, Craig Kyle and Sunmin/The Animation Studio/Fantasia (see Appearances list for full list of artists).

While the "Doom's Word is Law" episode aired in other countries on October 20, 2007, it did not air in the United States until February 24, 2010 due to Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes' erratic airing schedule. The show aired 8 episodes in 2006 before being taken out of rotation by Cartoon Network, then returning to air 9 more episodes in 2007. Cartoon Network then reran those 17 episodes on their sister network Boomerang before the show moved to the Nicktoons network in 2010, where it aired the show's final 9 episodes.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Earth-135263's Bruiser has no KNOWN connections to:

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Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon episode, "Doom's Word is Law" (all images in this profile)

Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon episode, "Doom's Word is Law" (October 20, 2007) - Paul Giacoppo (writer), Craig Kyle (story), David Faure (design bible, character design), Franck Louis Marie (design bible), Luis Ruiz (storyboard), Jiwun Shin, Kamel Tazit, Flavien Vandelli, Tania Palumbo (character designs), Alain Janolle, Vincent Rueda, Jean-Charles Ripoll, Regis Maillet (2D bg designs), Jullian Goff, Guillaume Degroote (FX designs), Daniel Bertrand, Yohann Chaouche-Boutry, Gregory Doazan, Francois Mallet-Petiot, Nathalie Minard, Nadege Ducloux (animatics), Thomas Assie, Julien Bagory, Nicolas Brizard, Nicolas Castera, Denis Chaillou, Julien Chateau, Cecile Coiteux, Fabien Forestier, Francois Gardinal, Jean-Philippe Grislain, Renaud Guenon, Kevin Kergoat, Guillaume Laforge, Olivier Laneres, Thomas Martegoutes, Guillaume Ospital, Cecile Parigot, Myriam Perrin, Stephanie Stoll, Thierry Verriez (CGI team), Sunmin/The Animation Studio/Fantasia (2D animation & compositing), Julien Gretier, Kenji Chansin (DS FX art), Franck Michel (director), Christopher Yost (story editor), Caterina Connelli, David Cox (script editors), Bertrand Martineau, Benoit Trigot, Valerie Chappellet, Sandrine Mercier, Laurence Michel (editors)

Last updated: 07/22/17

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