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MINOR DOMO

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Mojoverse/Mojoworld) android

Occupation: Assistant of Major Domo

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Agent (unidentified), the Agent (Alison Blaire), Brain Trust (Arthur Adams, Chris Claremont, Bob Harras, Glynis Oliver, Tom Orzechowski, Bob Wiacek), Major Domo, Mojo, Mojo robot, Spineless Ones, Spiral, Tracker-Tiger, Trademark Police, Yes-Men;
formerly the Agent ("Ricochet" Rita Wayword), Youngblood (Badrock, Die Hard, Knightsabre, Riptide, Shaft, Vogue)

Enemies: Groot, Longshot and his rebels, Mojo II, Ricochet Rita (Rita Wayword), Rocket Raccoon, Neal Saroyan, Vroot, Wonder Man (Simon Williams), X-Babies (Colossusus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psychild, Shower, Sugah, Wolvie)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mojoverse

First Appearance: X-Men Annual I#12/2 (October, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Minor Domo is a robot with human level intelligence and interaction capabilities. Gifted with human emotions, she tends to overreact to stress and excitement, which inevitably causes her to short circuit. This does her no apparent, permanent harm: simply flicking a switch in the back of her neck causes Minor Domo to reset and recover. Minor Domo is loyal to Mojo, dedicated to good ratings and has a pronounced cruel streak towards bipedals.

Height: 5'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

History:

(X-Men Annual I#12/2 - BTS) - Minor Domo was an android created to serve Major Domo, Mojo's right-hand man.

(X-Men Annual I#12/2) - Mojo was greatly troubled when the X-Men seemingly perished at the hands of the Adversary. He feared that without them, his ratings would drop. Her boss' distress caused Minor Domo to panic. Overcome by anxiety, she short circuited herself as she flailed her arms about until she dropped "dead" on the floor. Unimpressed by his assistant's fate, Major Domo simply reached down and flicked the reset button in her neck, which returned Minor Domo back to life, seemingly none the worse for wear. Major Domo then continued with the matter at hand. They needed to replace the X-Men in order to have a source for original programming to satisfy the masses. This prompted Mojo to summon his Brain Trust, which included extradimensional versions of several Marvel creators. In the end, it was Ricochet Rita who gave Mojo the idea to get some replacement X-Men, an idea he immediately stole and claimed as his own. Minor Domo followed her masters onboard a ship flying over Mojoworld's overcrowded capital city. Mojo turned to the people on the streets for the casting call of all time, Minor Domo grabbed a whip and started to over-enthusiastically order bipedals around until she once again overexerted herself, much to Major Domo's dismay. Mojo then organized a cattle call for a new team of X-Men during which all kind of variations on the mutant team came to audition. He deemed all of the X-Men variants unworthy until a group of X-Babies appeared. Mojo instantly loved them and ordered his Trademark Police to brand the tiny X-Babies. However, the wily X-Babies managed to escape, even bringing their friend and ally Ricochet Rita along.

(Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem) - Mojo, Major Domo and Minor Domo watched on a video screen how Mojo's forces failed to capture the X-Babies. When their chase led them to the Forbidden Zone, they watched as the building collapsed on both the Trademark Police and the X-Babies. Believing they had all died (though the X-Babies had managed to escape to Earth-616) Minor Domo once again passed out from over-excitement. Not even bothered by this anymore, Mojo and Major Domo simply stepped over her defunct body as they continued their discussion. Major Domo eventually discovered the X-Babies had been dimensionally displaced. Once Mojo ordered him to get the X-Babies back, he reactivated Minor Domo. To capture the X-Babies, they summoned the Agent, newly created by Spiral in the Body Shoppe (The Agent was actually a brainwashed Ricochet Rita). In the end, the Agent was defeated by the British superhero team Excalibur who ran into the X-Babies. After the Agent's defeat, he reverted back to Ricochet Rita, who decided to return with the tiny heroes to Mojoworld to act as their guardian. Minor Domo witnessed their arrival and appeared quite smitten with little Longshot.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#89/4) - When his ratings plummeted, Mojo was in desperate need of an overnight success. Minor Domo suggested they might film a documentary on everyone's fan favorites: The X-Men. Loving the idea, Mojo consulted with his Yes Men who, unsurprisingly, also loved it. Mojo's hand puppet Mr. Biggles hated the idea however, though Mojo quickly incinerated him and decided to proceed anyway. Spiral opened a portal to Earth-616 through which Mojo, Spiral, Major Domo and Minor Domo appeared on the X-Men's front lawn. However, Mojo failed to realize filming a documentary meant he couldn't interact with his subjects at all, leaving the group to watch as the X-Men indulged in some none too exciting everyday activities like gardening and cooking. The action finally started when the X-Men had a training session in the Danger Room. However, by then they'd already ran out of film. To make matters worse: Mojo discovered he'd been pointing the camera at himself the whole time, which meant they had five reels worth of Mojo's face. They decided to air it nonetheless.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#89/4) - The documentary called "the Mojo face-show" was an unbridled success prompting Minor Domo to start the pre-production on the sequel. Using a bullhorn Minor Domo ordered the Yes Men and Spiral to hit Mojo with mallets as to get a wide range of facial expressions.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#119/4) - Minor Domo was seen walking in a parade celebrating Mojo alongside Major Domo and the Yes Men. Just then, a newly created Agent arrived along with Earth-616's Wonder Man and his agent Neal. The Agent proudly announced he'd just signed Wonder Man, but to Minor Domo's surprise the Trademark Police couldn't brand him. She quickly informed Mojo, after which Neal explained the hero had already signed with Marvel. Enraged his newly created Agent had already screwed up by trying to sign a licensed property, Mojo attempted to bypass copyright infringement by turning Wonder Man into a woman. He was about to call him Wonder Woman when Neal decided to step in. Aware his client wasn't that great an actor, Neal decided to play along so the hero had to star in Mojo's newest movie.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#119/4) - Sometime later Minor Domo sat in the director's chair for Wonder Man's first movie under Mojo's contract. But when Mojo got wind of Williams' terrible acting skills he quickly decided to stop production. While Minor and Major Domo burned the contract, Mojo shoved Wonder Man and Neal back to their home dimension.

(Youngblood/X-Force#1) - Shortly after the Agent (a brainwashed Alison Blaire) tricked the extradimensional heroic group Youngblood into signing with Mojo, Youngblood was transported to Mojoworld. They found themselves in a cell next to Mojo II, who explained to the group where they were. His conversation with Youngblood was interrupted when Major Domo and Minor Domo, entered to remind everyone there was a casting call going on and they needed to negotiate their contracts.

(Annihilators: Earthfall#2/2) - Minor Domo was seen in one of Mojo's television studios when they filmed a show with Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Right after Mojo halted a scene and put his "actors" in bio-stasis he ordered wardrobe to prepare for the next scene. Minor Domo and all other servants were unaware Mojo was in fact a robot (the real Mojo had taken an extended leave, most likely rehab). To run things in his absence and to keep everyone in line, Major Domo employed a robot version of Mojo.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks).

The name Minor Domo is, of course, a play on the phrase majordomo, which means someone who oversees the day to day operations of a large household or estate. It only makes sense for Mojo's majordomo, conveniently called Major Domo, to have an underling with a name that immediately suggests her position. She's also dressed in the classic piccolo costume, suggesting she's a lowly servant.

Minor Domo was part of the Mojoverse characters ranking number 10 in the X-Men's Top Ten Villains in X-Men Annual II#1 (May, 1992).

(Adventures of the X-Men#9 (fb) - BTS) - Minor Domo witnessed the arrival of obnoxious writer Vroot (secretly one of Longshot's rebels). She quickly activated the Vroot Protocols but when she saw they had no effect she decided to warn Mojo.

(Adventures of the X-Men#9) - Minor Domo came crashing into Mojo's office, warning him Vroot was on his way. Mere seconds later the Vroot arrived, ready to pitch some new ideas. Fed up with the obnoxious writer Mojo opened a trap door in the floor through which Vroot fell.

The appearance of Minor Domo in The Adventures of the X-Men#9 requires some explanation. It appeared to be just another alternate reality visited by Mojo and his underlings until Ralph Macchio wrote the Adventures of the X-Men#12, in which he revealed that all the previous stories actually took place in the universe that existed before the Big Bang. In #12, the demons D'Spayre and the Dweller-in-Darkness succeeded in destroying the M'Kraan Crystal, which in turn destroyed all of reality, leading to the Big Bang. However, the Phoenix Force made arrangements to fuse the sentience of the dying universe with Galan of Taa, who emerged in the new universe as Galactus, the sole survivor of the pre-Big Bang universe... Well, except for Minor Domo then. There are two possible explanations:
1. This story takes place before X-Men Annual I#12/2, making it Minor Domo's first appearance chronically.
2. Mojo simply travelled through time and went back to the pre-Multiverse reality. He's capable of crossing time, space and dimensional borders though he usually requires someone like Spiral to help him navigate. In this case, the chronology fits.
3.
This was an alternate reality incarnation from the previous Multiverse. That's the one that makes the most sense to me.
--Snood

Additional information
-pre-Multiverse reality: X-Men Adventures vol.1 (1992-1994), X-Men Adventures vol.2 (1994-1995), X-Men Adventures vol.3 (1995-1996), Spider-Man Adventures (1994-1996), Adventures of the X-Men (1996-1997) and Adventures of Spider-Man (1996-1997).
-Earth-92131: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon, Spider-Man: The Animated Series cartoon, X-Men '92 comic (2015) (this series was set on Battleworld but the X-Men '92 reality was displaced onto Battleworld & its inhabitants' memories altered), X-Men '92 comic (2016-2017).

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Minor Domo has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
X-Men Annual I#12, p39, pan3 (main image)
X-Men Annual I#12, p40, pan1,2 (flipping the switch)
Marvel Comics Presents I#89, p28, pan4 (invisible on Earth-616)
Youngblood/X-Force#1, p15, pan1 (meeting Youngblood)
Adventures of the X-Men#9, p11, pan2 (warning Mojo for Vroot)


Appearances:
X-Men Annual I#12/2 (October, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (December, 1989) - Chris Claremont (writer), Arthur Adams (pencils), Terry Austin, Bob Wiacek (inkers), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#89/4 (November, 1991) - Dan Slott (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Christopher Ivy (inks)
Marvel Comics Presents I#119/4 (January, 1993) - Dan Slott (writer), Pete McDonell (pencils), Don Hudson (inks)
Youngblood/X-Force#1 (July, 1996) - Eric Stephenson (writer), Roger Cruz (pencils), Lary Stucker (inks), Rob Liefeld, Brent Braun (editors)
Adventures of the X-Men#9 (December, 1996) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Derec Aucoin (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Annihilators: Earthfall#2/2 (December, 2011) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Timothy Green II (pencils, inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)


Last updated: 06/11/17

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