Real Name: Dr. Shannon Stillwell
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: Empire Unlimited staff
Affiliations: Regent (Augustus Roman)
Enemies: Avengers (Captain America/Sam
Wilson, Doctor Voodoo/Jericho Drumm, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Ms.
Marvel/Kamala Khan, Nova/Sam Alexander, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff,
Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Synapse/Emily Guerrero, Thor/Jane Foster,
Vision/Victor Shade), Betty Brant, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool
(Wade Wilson), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Harry Lyman, Orka,
Ox (Raymond Bloch), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Squadron Supreme
(Blur/Jeff Walters (Earth-148611), Dr. Spectrum (Earth-4290001),
Hyperion/Marcus Milton (Earth-13034), Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond
(Earth-31916), Power Princess/Zarda Shelton (Earth-21195)), Tombstone
(Lonnie Lincoln), Walrus
(Hubert Carpenter), X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers (time-lost),
Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Polaris/Lorna Dane,
Wolverine/James Howlett (Earth-807128))
Known Relatives: None (see comments)
Base of Operations: Cellar, Ryker's Island, New
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man IV#1/6
Powers/Abilities: Stillwell is a skilled scientist.
She wears a high-tech suit that links her with her computer systems; it
also includes armor, weapons systems, and boot-jets.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man IV#1/6) - Chief scientific aide to Augustus Roman, Shannon Stillwell helped him design the high-tech equipment he used to drain superhumans of their powers and funnel them into himself as the armored Regent. At Roman's subterranean super-prison, the Cellar, Stillwell processed the Ox and the Walrus, putting them into tanks to have their powers drained. She was disappointed by their mundane powers, but the Regent urged her to have patience.
(Amazing Spider-Man IV#12) - Stillwell loaded Tombstone into the last of the containment pods; she informed Regent that they were all full. He then advised her to begin preparing for the next phase; the imprisonment of super heroes.
(Amazing Spider-Man IV#13) - After Stillwell finished processing Orka, she and the Regent watched as Spider-Man and Iron Man battled over a disagreement. The Regent flew off, preparing to begin the next phase.
(Amazing Spider-Man IV#14 (fb) ) - The Regent captured a
number of heroes, including the X-Men, the Avengers Unity Squad, and the
Squadron Supreme; Stillwell secured them all in containment pods,
struggling to keep up.
(Amazing Spider-Man IV#14) - As the Regent took down the Avengers one by one, the Regent conversed with Stillwell via radio. She warned him that the energy-spears she'd designed with the Ghost's technology were draining the Regent's powers, and that he shouldn't overtax himself. Later, as he returned to the Cellar with the defeated Thor, she placed the thunder god into a containment pod while Roman reassured her that he'd give the suit a rest for a while. Later, as she was loading Parker Industries executive Harry Lyman into a pod, as he'd discovered Roman's secret, the Regent contacted her, asking for an update; although her primary concern was him pushing himself too hard battling Spider-Man and Iron Man, she dutifully told him that Lyman was secure.
(Amazing Spider-Man IV#15) - As the Regent approached the
Cellar with the defeated Spider-Man and Iron Man, he contacted
Stillwell, telling her to prepare more pods; she complained that they
were running out of room, and suggested killing Lyman and Brant to free
up their pods. Before she could act on her callous whim, Lyman escaped
his pod. She called the guards, but soon Spider-Man arrived to rescue
him and began freeing the other captives. She flew off to stop him, but
was ambushed by Spider-Man (Morales), who zapped her with a venom blast.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Paco Diaz.
Shannon Stillwell is almost certainly related to Harlan and Farley Stillwell - likely a daughter of one and a niece to the other.
Stillwell's Earth-18119 counterpart first appeared working
for that world's Regent in the Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows mini; at the
time, that world was part of Dr. Doom's Battleworld. The Earth-616
Stillwell appeared later.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Dr. Shannon Stillwell is presumably related to, but should not be confused with:
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Amazing Spider-Man IV#1/6, p57, pan5 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man IV#1/6 (December, 2015) - Dan Slott & Christos Gage (writers), Paco Diaz (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man IV#12-13 (July-August, 2016) - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man IV#14-15 (August-September, 2016) - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 11/28/2018
Last updated: 11/28/2018
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