Real Name: Brady Kent

Identity/Class: Human zombie

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lethal Legion (Black Talon/Samuel Barone, Goliath/Erik Josten, Grim Reaper/Eric Williams, Man-Ape/M'Baku, Nekra/Nekra Sinclair, Ultron-12)

Enemies: Avengers (Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Mockingbird/Bobbi Barton, Tigra/Greer Nelson, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Bernie, Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Hank Pym, Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Vision ("Victor Shade")

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Rambo"

Base of Operations: Formerly Boston, Massachusetts, USA

First Appearance: (seen, unidentified): Vision & the Scarlet Witch II#1 (October, 1985);
(seen, name revealed): Vision & the Scarlet Witch II#12 (September, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Brady Kent was a trained assassin, proficient with using weapons like flamethrowers and machine guns in combat. After death, he was reanimated by voodoo spells from Nekra.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Vision & the Scarlet Witch II#12 (fb) – BTS) – Brady Kent was a paid assassin for the Boston mob, who was killed on an assignment after making a mistake.

(West Coast Avengers II#2 (fb) – BTS) – Grim Reaper formed a new Lethal Legion, consisting of Ultron-12, Black Talon, his girlfriend Nekra and Man-Ape, with plans to add Goliath to the roster. Grim Reaper, grief stricken over the loss of his brother Simon Williams, put together a complicated plot to restore his brother to life. Not believing that Wonder Man was actually Simon yet also knowing that the Vision had the same brain patterns as Simon, Reaper grew determined to record the brains of both men and delete any information that was contained in both. He would filter them through the computers of Ultron-12 then upload them into a corpse (that of Brady Kent) that would be reanimated by Black Talon.

(Vision and the Scarlet Witch II#1) – Vision and Scarlet Witch saw Brady Kent's corpse and thought it was Wonder Man. Vision threatened the form to get the Lethal Legion to peacefully leave, ending their fight.

(West Coast Avengers II#2) – Black Talon kept Kent's corpse ready for the transfer.

(Vision and the Scarlet Witch II#2) – The Lethal Legion prepared Kent's body for the transfer but the west coast Avengers, with allies Vision, Scarlet Witch and Hank Pym, stopped them. Grim Reaper fell to his death, Goliath was captured and the others escaped.

(Vision and the Scarlet Witch II#12 (fb) – BTS) – Nekra kept the corpse of Brady Kent and that of Grim Reaper then spent months learning voodoo rights to reanimate the dead.

(Vision and the Scarlet Witch II#12) – Nekra animated Grim Reaper then Kent, who felt as if he had just woken up from a long sleep, having no idea he was a zombie. The three criminals robbed guns from arms dealer Bernie then they went to the hospital to attack Vision and Scarlet Witch. Magneto and Wonder Man intercepted the three criminals at the hospital entrance and Kent hit Wonder Man with a flamethrower then Wonder Man hit Kent a few times. During the fight, Kent was called "Rambo" multiple times and Magneto briefly disarmed Kent but Kent soon turned his machine gun on Wonder Man before Kent was finally defeated and sent to Ryker's Island. Grim Reaper, realizing he was a zombie, was defeated along with Nekra.

Comments: Created by Steve Englehart, Allen Milgrom and Joe Sinnott.

Brady Kent never learned he was a reanimated corpse on panel but I'm going to presume he figured it out after the Grim Reaper's discovery. This has to be one of the strangest characters in modern lore: a dead assassin given plastic surgery to resemble Wonder Man in order to be resurrected to house the composite intellect of two heroes to fulfill the plans of an insane villain, later resurrected as a Rambo-wannabe.

Profile by Chadman.

Brady Kent has no known connections to:

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Vision and Scarlet Witch II#12, p25, pan1 (with Grim Reaper, main image)
Vision and Scarlet Witch II#1, p37, pan6 (with Vision)

Vision and the Scarlet Witch II#1 (October, 1985) – Steve Englehart (writer), Richard Howell (penciler), Andy Musyynsky (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
West Coast Avengers II#2 (November, 1985) – Steve Englehart (writer), Allen Milgrom (penciler). Kim DeMulder (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Vision and Scarlet Witch II#2 (November, 1985) – Steve Englehart (writer), Richard Howell (penciler), Andy Mushynsky (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Vision and Scarlet Witch II#12 (September, 1986) – Steve Englehart (writer), Richard Howell (penciler), Frank Springer (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)

First Posted: 08/18/2018
Last updated: 08/29/2018

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