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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-534834) human mutate

Occupation: Super villain

Group Membership: Mandarin's Minions (Dreadknight, M.O.D.O.K., others)

Affiliations: Justin Hammer, Mandarin

Enemies: Rachel Carpenter, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Leslie" (disguise)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
                                  formerly Mandarin's base

First Appearance: Iron Man cartoon episode - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination" (October 15, 1994)

closeup Powers/Abilities: Elastika had the superhuman ability to alter her shape and mimic other people. She could assume the form of anyone roughly her size and build. Elastika's mimicry was so perfect, she was rarely, if ever, found out.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 152 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red

History: (Iron Man cartoon episode  - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination" (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed ways, the female mimic only known as Elastika came to work for the Mandarin. Unlike his other super powered minions, Elastika was selectively used and mostly for covert operations. When the Mandarin learned of a potentially fatal flaw in Iron Man's armor, he conceived a plan to destroy his enemy once and for all. Iron Man heavily depended on solar energy to continuously replenish his power supply. Cut off from the sun, the armor would quickly run out of juice. In order to get Iron Man to a place where he could drain his power, he summoned Elastika and sent her to stake out Stark Enterprises looking for Rachel Carpenter, daughter of Tony Stark's aide Julia.


(Iron Man cartoon episode - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination") - Elastika was ordered to wait for Rachel appear. Assuming the form of Rachel's best friend Leslie, she approached the girl. Initially surprised her friend wasn't visiting her uncle in Pittsburgh, the naive Rachel agreed to skip the piano lesson she was headed for and accompanied "Leslie" to a nearby mall, where a new video arcade had opened (in reality, the arcade was part of the Mandarin's trap). There, Rachel was soon drawn in by the latest videogame called Armor Man Versus Genghis Khan. When Rachel lost the game, which featured crude replicas of Mandarin and Iron Man, she was suddenly teleported away by the Mandarin.

(Iron Man cartoon episode - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination" - BTS) - Elastika didn't involve herself in the Mandarin's failed attempt to destroy Iron Man by luring him to the underground location where Rachel was held hostage. In the end, despite his severely drained power supply, Iron Man won the day. Absorbing the sound energy generated by Rachel's walkman playing a Van Cliburn piano concert, the armored Avenger got the teen to safety before dealing with the Mandarin's latest scheme.

Comments: Created by Ron Friedman (writer), Steve Hayes (teleplay) and New World Animation (see Appearances list for full list of artists).

Elastika only appeared once during the show's two season run. She isn't even directly named in the episode. The name "Elastika" comes from the credits. As such, some speculate that the character is actually supposed to be Hypnotia, Mandarin's single female henchman and an actual mainstay among his minions. It's certainly possible. After all, she could have easily used her powers to make Rachel believe she was Leslie, but that still doesn't explain why Elastika's costume is radically different from Hypnotia's. In other words, they're two separate characters.

Profile by Norvo.

Elastika should not be confused with

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Iron Man cartoon episode - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination" (main image, closeup & "as Leslie" images)

Iron Man cartoon episode - "Silence My Companion, Death My Destination" (October 15th, 1994) - Ron Friedman (writer, supervising producer, story editor), Steve Hayes (teleplay), Francisco Barrios, Jeff Snow, Mark Rubinchik, Vincenzo Tripetti (model design), Fred Carrillo, Carlos Lemos, Danilo Taverna, Adrian Gonzales (model design, storyboard art), Lee Go, Tani Kunitake, Ric Quiroz, Wayne Schultz (prop design), Grigor Boyadjiev, Cesar de Castro, Cesar Magsombol, Felipe Morell, Brad Morris (background layout design), Tec Manalac (background layout design, storyboard art), Richard Daskas, Danilo de Asis, Flamarion Ferreira, Craig Gardner, Sung Woo Hong, Carol Kilbanks, Lorraine Marue, Jun Micu, Leonard Robledo, Rustico T. Roca, Bob Schaefer, Cedric Tomacruz, Kathryn Yelsa (background painters), Del Barras, Mike Bennet, Michael Breton, "Canuck Creations," Kennedy Cartoons, Romeo Francisco, Aleta Fritz Kozak, Warren Greenwood, Ken Mitchroney, Tom Nesbitt, Mike Swanigan, Danilo Tolentino, Keith Tucker, Dave Williams (storyboard art), Francisco Barrios (storyboard art, storyboard supervisor), Multimedia Lab, Studio of the Bourns, College of Engineering, UC Riverside, Dr. Gerardo Beni (3-D special effects), Gerald Baldwin, Vicente Bassols, Daniel de la Vega, Jeff Hall, William Hutten, Karran E. Wright (animation directors)

Last updated: 08/01/17

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