Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Terrestrial cybernetic being
former Ophrah Industries executive assistant
Group Membership: Ophrah Industries (Eve,
Affiliations: Ophrah Industries (Eve, Gideon, Gideon of Earth-18352, others), Sunspot (Roberto DaCosta)
Enemies: Armor (Hisako Ichiki),
Cable (Nathan Summers), Doop,
Longshot, Shatterstar (Gaveedra-Seven), X-23 (Laura Kinney)
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Aliases: "Ol' Chap" (nickname from Gideon)
Base of Operations: Ophrah Industries building
in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado, USA;
formerly Gideon's chalet in Vail, Colorado, USA
First Appearance: New Mutants I#98 (February,
Powers/Abilities: Adam existed as a robotic
entity. In his original body, Adam had full access to the security
systems of Gideon's chalet home, including titanium net launchers and
various guns. Following his cybernetic upgrade, Adam's body was
equipped with its own weapons including a multi-barreled gun for an arm
and wrist-mounted claws.
Height: 9'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 400 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: None; (original body): Blonde
History: (New Mutants I#98) -
Adam mediated a training session for Gideon, in which Gideon ordered
Adam when to initiate the attack sequence in a random pattern for more
of a challenge. Adam reluctantly did so but warned Gideon that the
robot training modules were the best Shaw Industries had to offer.
While easily defeating the modules, Gideon had Adam take a memo to
Sebastian Shaw asking that the training modules be a little quieter for
the money Gideon was paying. Adam responded that Gideon's powers should
not make him so over-confident against the multi-pronged assault that
Adam had prepared but Gideon laughed that of course his powers gave him
such confidence. After Gideon completed Adam's training sequence, he
asked Adam what was on his agenda for the day and Adam replied that
Gideon had several meetings including ones with the Taylor Foundation,
Ms. Chaffee, DaCosta International, Roxxon and another workout sequence
at 4pm. Gideon then ordered Adam to prepare his jet for a later trip to
New Orleans for a seafood dinner, prompting Adam to ask if Ms. Chaffee
would be joining Gideon for dinner. Gideon suggested they see how lunch
went and then asked if he had anyone in place at DaCosta International,
to which Adam replied that Eve was there. Gideon followed up by
ordering Adam to Eve proceed as planned.
(New Mutants I#99) - Adam informed
Gideon that Sunspot was waiting on him in the den and Gideon replied
that he was on his way, as he had gotten hung up with something
interesting on television. Adam sarcastically asked if it was the
Playboy Channel but Gideon grimly remarked that if it was his personal
I-Spy network of camera surveillance. When Gideon arrived in the den,
Adam was calmly standing behind Sunspot.
(New Warriors I#19 (fb)) - When the New Warriors
arrived on Gideon's Vail, Colorado property to investigate Ophrah
Industries' dealings with the Taylor Foundation, Adam immediately
noticed the unwanted company on the property and reported it to Gideon,
who asked who it was. Adam informed Gideon that he was not sure but the
arrival speed suggested superhumans, prompting Gideon to order Adam to
deal with the intruders as he didn't want to be disturbed.
(Cable III#152 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Adam was given a cybernetic upgrade to include weapons for protection.
(Cable III#152) - When a future incarnation of
telepathic cyborg Cable assembled a group of heroes to investigate the
deaths of the recently resurrected Externals, he visited the last
Ophrah Industries building in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison,
Colorado, where Adam was activated after Cable poked around at a stasis
tube housing the near-dead Gideon. Adam quickly ordered the heroes to
leave or die, prompting Ophrah's Eve to ask if Adam's threats were
necessary. Adam replied that they had come to threaten Gideon so he
believed the threats were indeed necessary. When a very much alive
Gideon (actually his future Earth-18352
counterpart) appeared and threatened Cable, Adam rushed to protect his
supposed master, only to be cut into pieces by X-23, his severed head
caught by Eve.
Comments: Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza.
Adam was never seen with his eyes showing in either
body. In his original body, he was only seen from behind, or squinting,
or in shadow, and in his cybernetic body, he was wearing a visor.
Therefore, his eye color was impossible to determine. In addition, the
height and weight of his original, more humanoid body, was impossible
to determine as he was never seen at an angle that allowed proper
approximation of his height and weight (i.e. he was standing while
others with officially determined physical stats were sitting or far
away from him).
Profile by Proto-Man.
Adam has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Cable III#152, p11, pan2 (Adam in cybernetic body, main image)
Cable III#152, p15, pan4 (Adam's destruction)
New Mutants I#99, p7, pan3 (Adam in original body)
New Mutants I#98 (February, 1991) - Rob Liefeld (plot, art), Fabian Nicieza (script), Bob Harras (editor)
New Mutants I#99 (March, 1991) - Rob Liefeld (plot, pencils, inks), Fabian Nicieza (script), Bob Harras (editor)
New Warriors I#19 (January, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Larry Mahlstedt (finishes), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Cable III#152 (February, 2018) - Ed Brisson (writer), Jon Malin (art), Darren Shan, Mark Paniccia (editors)
First Posted: 02/24/2019
Last updated: 02/24/2019
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