Real Name: Gavrel Achter

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: City sanitation worker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Iron Patriots, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Secret Avengers (Phil Coulson, Iron Patriot/James Rhodes, Nick Fury Jr., Sarah Garza)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Junkman of Brooklyn (see comments)

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: (Seen) Secret Avengers II#10 (December, 2013); (name revealed) Secret Avengers II#11 (January, 2014)

Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Gavrel Achter developed high amounts of telekinesis, allowing him to levitate, to throw cars and dismantle machines, to hold enemies behind force shields, and to manipulate small objects as propelled weapons. Achter seemed to struggle with mental illness after his transformation, but that may be due to the trauma that happened around him at the time of his transformation.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: None

(Secret Avengers II#11 (fb) - BTS) - Gavrel Achter worked as a city sanitation worker with no crimnal record when the Terrigen Mists blanketed the city. He woke up from his Inhuman cocoon disoriented and was taken to the hospital, where he soon lashed out with his newly discovered powers, even as Thanos' alien forces attacked the city.

(Secret Avengers II#10) - Achter manipulated debris in the wreckage to hold off S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Secret Avengers (Nick Fury Jr., Phil Coulson, Iron Patriot/James Rhodes, Sarah Garza), who had just defeated a fleet of aliens, and Achter yelled that he would make them pay for the destruction of his neighborhood. He took apart their technology and blocked any signals from escaping the area.

(Secret Avengers II#11) - Achter restrained the heroes while disabling and reshaping all of their technology, including that of their fleet of Iron Patriot drones. Achter killed a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they approached, then he collapsed from overusing his powers. The Secret Avengers tried making peace with Achter, but he surrounded himself with a telekinetic shield and threw cars and debris at them in return. Garza overcame Achter with her powers and resisted the urge to kill him, but Fury shot Achter in the head to stop him from becoming a threat again.

Comments: Created by Ed Brisson and Luke Ross.

Achter was never called the Junkman of Brooklyn in the comics, but he was referred to by this name in the previews before this issue came out.

Profile by Chadman.

Gavrel Achter has no known connections to:

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Secret Avengers II#11, p5, pan2 (main)
Secret Avengers II#11, p9, pan3 (head shot)
Secret Avengers II#11, p6, pan5 (face post-mutation)

Secret Avengers II#10-11 (December, 2013 - January, 2014) - Ed Brisson (writer), Luke Ross (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)

First Posted: 02/05/2021
Last updated: 02/05/2021

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