METAL MASTER

Real Name: Molyn

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Astran)

Occupation: Former champion of the Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), would-be conqueror

Group Membership: Lethal Legion (Blood Brothers, Captain Glory/Gla-Ree, Drall, Ferene the Other, Mentacle)

Affiliations: Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Lethal Legion (Blood Brothers, Captain Glory/Gla-Ree, Drall, Ferene the Other, Mentacle)

Enemies: The Avengers (Brother Voodoo/Jericho Drumm, Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Citizen V/Bobby DaCosta, Falcon/Sam Wilson, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hercules/Heracles, Lightning/Miguel Santos, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff, Rogue/Anna Marie, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Synapse/Emily Guerrero, Thor/Jane Foster, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Black Order (Black Dwarf, Black Swan/Yabbat Ummon Turru, Corvus Glaive, Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Supergiant), Red Wolf (of Earth-59120), Voyager (Va Nee Gast)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Ala's Bar, Knowhere

First Appearance: Avengers VI#676 (March, 2018)

Powers/Abilities: Metal Master could manipulate all types of metals, including the mystic Uru metal of Asgard. His manipulations ranged from simply levitating objects to forming metallic debris into a round-shaped shield.

Height: 4'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 70 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

History: (Avengers VI#678 (fb) - BTS) - A would-be conqueror, the Astran Molyn was apparently exiled for his acts of conquest, an act that he claimed was censorship.

(Avengers VI#687 (fb)) - Molyn was chosen by the Elder of the Universe Grandmaster to act as his champion in a group that the Grandmaster dubbed his Lethal Legion, which the Grandmaster hoped could best the champions of his fellow Elder, the Challenger, in a competition.

(Avengers VI#681 (fb)) - Molyn was transported to the Grandmaster alongside several other alien beings, where he was informed that the Grandmaster wished to have Molyn as part of his Lethal Legion. Molyn was warned that if the Lethal Legion lost the competition, he and the other Lethal Legion members would be returned to certain death but if they won, they would be allowed to live.

(Avengers VI#676) - Dubbed the new Metal Master, Molyn was transported to Wadi el Rayan, Egypt alongside his teammates in the Lethal Legion, where they met the Challenger's Black Order face-to-face. The Black Order immediately attacked, forcing Metal Master and the Lethal Legion to go on the defensive. Before the fight could escalate further, the Challenger and Grandmaster forcibly reminded all combatants that the rules of their competition had to be followed and no one was to engage the other until the cosmic Pyramoids were in play.

(Avengers VI#677) - When Pyramoids appeared in Rome, Italy and Peru, Metal Master was sent with a Lethal Legion contingent to Rome, where he used his metal-manipulation powers to shield one of his Blood Brother teammates from debris as the Blood Brother leapt for the Pyramoid, while the other Blood Brother held the diminutive Metal Master in place. The Avengers soon arrived, having tracked the Pyramoid there, and Metal Master used his powers to levitate a series of metal fencing towards Rogue, bragging about how every scrap of metal on Earth was his to command. Thor responded with lightning but Metal Master became intrigued by the unusual Uru metal that made up Thor's hammer, taking control of it and launching the hammer into both Thor and Hercules. The speedster Quicksilver soon arrived, taking down Metal Master and his Lethal Legion squad at superhumanly fast speed but when Quicksilver was accidentally frozen in place from afar by Scarlet Witch, who had mystically reawakened the frozen Vision, Metal Master ordered the Blood Brothers to take the "obstacle" out of play.

(Avengers VI#678) - Metal Master, Mentacle and the Blood Brothers stood over the fallen Quicksilver but when the Avengers regrouped and Thor announced that Metal Master was not worthy to wield Mjolnir, Metal Master laughed that Thor had named her hammer before launching it at the Avengers, downing Cannonball, who had attempted to intercept the hammer and assumed his blast field would protect him. The Avengers then attempted to stop the Lethal Legion from killing Quicksilver but the battle was interrupted by the arrival of the Black Order's Black Swan, Supergiant and Black Dwarf. Admitting that his Lethal Legion teammates had wasted time instead of scoring the first point in the Elders of the Universe's competition, Metal Master launched Thor's hammer towards the Black Order but Black Swan easily deflected the hammer with an energy shield, leaving Metal Master open to an astral phasing attack from Supergiant. Supergiant then entered Metal Master's mind and forced him to relive the painful memories of his exile until Black Dwarf touched the Pyramoid, gaining a point for the Black Order but seemingly obliterating Black Dwarf in the process. With the point gained, the Black Order and Lethal Legion departed the scene, with one of the Blood Brothers picking up the dazed Metal Master, who was rambling about conquest being a legitimate art form.

(Avengers VI#681) - When another Pyramoid appeared in New Mexico, Metal Master and the Lethal Legion fought the Avengers over it, with Metal Master levitating a car to hurl towards Scarlet Witch. As the battle progressed, Metal Master attempted to acquire the Pyramoid by surrounding it with metal for safe handling but upon hearing Metal Master mention the Grandmaster, Scarlet Witch mystically slammed Metal Master into a wall and demanded to know what sort of game the Grandmaster was playing. While the Metal Master took joy in the Avengers' lack of knowledge about the competition between Grandmaster and the Challenger, Rogue learned about the game by absorbing the powers and memories of the Black Order's Corvus Glaive. When Synapse learned about the game as well by telepathically reading Captain Glory's mind, Metal Master revealed that the Black Order were the Challenger's champions and that the Earth had been moved out of orbit to liven up the game board with chaos. Realizing that the Lethal Legion could not acquire the Pyramoid, Brother Voodoo ordered the Avengers to prevent the Legion from doing so and Scarlet Witch surrounded Metal Master in a hex-created debris storm, preventing Metal Master from getting his hands on anything.

(Avengers VI#682) - After Hawkeye and his ally Red Wolf joined in the battle, Hawkeye fired an arrow at Metal Master, who gloated that an arrow was a pitiful attack moments before the arrow released gas, forcing Metal Master into a coughing fit. Recovering, Metal Master began deflecting Hawkeye's arrows, noting that he was beginning to understand Hawkeye's usage of a bow as a sort of performance art. Bantering that perhaps he should try out a bow as well, Metal Master levitated Hawkeye's bow from his hands but Falcon landed into Metal Master, downing him.

(Avengers VI#684) - Metal Master remained unconscious as Avengers ally Dr. Toni Ho informed the Avengers present that Voyager had teleported to the Avengers' Auxiliary Headquarters with the final Pyramoid.

(Avengers VI#690) - Following the Grandmaster and Challenger's defeat, Metal Master accompanied his Lethal Legion teammates to Ala's Bar in Knowhere, where Captain Glory suggested they remain together as a team. Grumbling that the Lethal Legion would be dead if not for the Grandmaster's cosmic intervention, Metal Master was convinced to remain with the Lethal Legion by Captain Glory, ultimately realizing that he was now free of any commitments he had prior to joining the Lethal Legion and deciding that he would like to see what would happen if the Lethal Legion combined their might.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub and Pepe Larraz.

The BTS flashback in Avengers VI#678 is assumed to be an actual flashback to Metal Master's life prior to being recruited into the Lethal Legion. When Supergiant enters Molyn's mind, he begins raving about his art of conquest being censored and him being exiled for it, suggesting that these events likely occurred at some point in his past. One might argue, however, that he was merely being subjected to telepathic visions of his own inherent fears by Supergiant and the events did not actually occur. Since there isn't much background on Metal Master as it is, I chose to include them in this profile unless something comes around and says otherwise...

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Metal Master has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers VI#678, p3, splash page (Metal Master with Thor's hammer, main image)
Avengers VI#687, p16, pan4 (Metal Master, headshot)
Avengers VI#676, p10-11, splash page (Metal Master crouching)
Avengers VI#681, p5, pan2 (Metal Master encasing a Pyramoid in metal)
Avengers VI#682, p9, pan1 (Metal Master deflecting arrows)
Avengers VI#684, p23, pan1 (Metal Master unconscious)


Appearances:
Avengers VI#676 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#677 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#678 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#681 (April, 2018) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Kim Jacinto, Mike Perkins (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#682 (April, 2018) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#684 (May, 2018) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Paco Medina, Joe Bennett (pencils), Juan Vlasco, Ruy Jose (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#687 (June, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VI#690 (June, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 11/07/2018
Last updated: 11/07/2018

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