MADROX detective duplicate

Real Name: James Arthur Madrox (duplicate)

Identity/Class: Human mutant duplicate

Occupation: Detective

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Jamie Madrox

Enemies: Detroit, Michigan police (especially their corrupt captain)

Known Relatives: Jamie Madrox (genetic progenitor)

Aliases: "The World's Greatest Detective" (nickname for himself)

Base of Operations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

First Appearance: X-Factor III#17 (May, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: The detective duplicate of Jamie Madrox did not display any superhuman powers but being a genetic duplicate of Jamie Madrox, who possessed the ability to generate duplicates of himself, it seemed likely that the detective duplicate might also have had that superhuman power. Despite being a drunk, the detective duplicate was an extremely skilled detective and carried a handgun.

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

History: (X-Factor III#17 (fb) - BTS) - Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man, sent a duplicate of himself out into the world to become a great detective, hoping to one day reabsorb him and gain that knowledge himself. As he was tasked to, the duplicate learned as much as he could about becoming a detective, cramming a lifetime's worth of knowledge into the span of a few years. Eventually, during his detective work, the duplicate learned something so upsetting that he drove him to become an alcoholic. At some point, the duplicate learned the true source of Madrox's powers and considered killing himself to spare Madrox from ever learning the truth. Deciding not to kill himself since he was still on a case involving a corrupt police captain, the duplicate hated the idea of dying pointlessly.

(X-Factor III#17) - During his quest to reabsorb his rogue duplicates, Jamie Madrox used his link to his duplicates to track the detective duplicate to Detroit, Michigan, where he found the wayward duplicate watching the police surround a building. Confronting the drunk duplicate, Madrox was informed that the duplicate knew Madrox would be coming. When Madrox asked how the duplicate knew, the dupe proclaimed himself the world's greatest detective and Madrox suggested they go get coffee. Deducing that Madrox were merely trying to sober him up before he was reabsorbed and Madrox absorbed the dupe's drunkenness, the duplicate offered some of his alcohol to Madrox, who declined it, stating that bad things happened when he drank. The duplicate asked if by bad things, Madrox meant sleeping with people he had not intended to, and Madrox quickly asked the dupe could know that information. The dupe again proclaimed himself the world's greatest detective and informed Madrox that becoming a detective would leave him a drunk. The duplicate then revealed that he knew what was coming, information about something called Uber and even the true source of Madrox's powers. When Madrox questioned him, the duplicate admitted that he didn't want Madrox to learn the true source of his powers and had even considered killing himself to spare Madrox the pain. Revealing that he was still on a case, the duplicate explained to Madrox about the corrupt police captain and how the captain had arranged the murder of a young officer who had discovered the truth. Explaining how the captain had insulated himself too well, preventing the duplicate or anyone else from exposing his corruption, the duplicate asked Madrox what kind of world would allow evil to triumph while good looked on helplessly. Madrox replied that it was merely the world they lived in but the duplicate asked what Madrox meant by "we" before pulling out of a gun and shooting the police captain, who was among the police surrounding the building the dupe had been watching. Madrox immediately considered absorbing the duplicate, drunk or not, but realized that the police would not understand and suspect Madrox himself. The police opened fire, killing the duplicate. As the duplicate lay dead, the crying Madrox thought how the duplicate must have saw his actions as killing two birds with one stone, the corrupt police captain that couldn't be touched legally, and himself.

Comments: Created by Peter David, Khoi Pham and Sandu Florea.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Madrox detective duplicate has no KNOWN connections to:

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X-Factor III#17, p5, pan5 (Madrox detective duplicate, main image)
X-Factor III#17, p4, pan5 (Madrox detective duplicate, headshot)

X-Factor III#17 (May, 2007) - Peter David (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Andy Schmidt (editor)

Last updated: 02/17/17

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