VICTORY THE ELECTROMAGNETIC MAN
(of Earth-17122)

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-17122) human

Occupation: Champion of the Grandmaster

Group Membership: Squadron Sinister

Affiliations: Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Squadron Sinister

Enemies: The Avengers (Voyager/Valerie Vector, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Gruesome" (insult from Voyager)

Base of Operations: Rome, Italy

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

Powers/Abilities: Victory the Electromagnetic Man generated an Energo-Field that allowed him to manipulate reality itself.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Brown

History: (Avengers VI#676 (fb)) - During a competition between Earth-17122's Grandmaster and Kang the Conqueror, Grandmaster chose Victory the Electromagnetic Man from his Squadron Sinister to battle Kang's champion, Voyager of the heroic Avengers. When the other Avengers triumphed over their Squadron Sinister counterparts, Kang bade Grandmaster to look at the Visi-Screen, which showed Victory and Voyager's battle in Rome. Upon meeting Voyager, Victory boasted that while Voyager's powers were formidable, they were no match for his Energo-Field. Voyager then proclaimed that they would see about that and began generating a teleportational field. Victory charged at Voyager and Voyager quickly noticed that his Energo-Field reacted with her teleportational powers. Warning Victory to wait, Voyager yelled that the fields were reaching critical mass and a massive energy explosion soon occurred, completely disintegrating Victory and seemingly Voyager as well, who was actually transported outside reality, their supposed deaths witnessed from afar by Grandmaster, Kang and the Avengers' Black Panther and Yellowjacket. Noting that the two champions were disintegrated, the Grandmaster suggested to Kang that they call that round of their game a draw.

(Avengers VI#676 - BTS) - His memories altered by Earth-616's Voyager, the Avengers' Hercules recalled the Earth-17122 death of Victory the Electromagnetic Man and the seeming death of Voyager, unaware that he was recalling a completely different reality's events.

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

Earth-17122 is the false reality adapted by Earth-616's Voyager, who told events as lie and altered the memories of Earth-616's Avengers to believe that the Earth-17122 events occurred on Earth-616.

Victory's eye color was impossible to determine, as he was never seen with his mask off.

Earth-17122's Squadron Sinister were never actually seen so it was unrevealed which characters were members of this group. Given how much of Earth-17122 mirrored Earth-616 (with the exception of Voyager being a founding member of the Avengers), it seems likely that Earth-17122's Squadron Sinister's roster mirrored that of the Grandmaster's Earth-616 Squadron Sinister circa Avengers I#70.

Like the other Squadron Sinister members, Victory is a homage to a Justice League member, in this case Triumph. Apart from a markedly similar costume, Triumph was also co-created by Mark Waid, and is a retcon character. While (in 616) Victory is a false memory posing as a retconned original Squadron member, Triumph was a retconned original JLA member who was wiped from the memories of his teammates (and from existence itself) by a temporal rift. - Loki

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Victory the Electromagnetic Man has no known connections to:


Avengers (of Earth-17122)

Founded by Ant-Man, Wasp, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Voyager, Earth-17122's became a force of heroism, battling the likes of Loki and a Space Phantom early in the career. After many of the founders decided to take leave from the team, Voyager and Captain America remained on the Avengers alongside new recruits Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. When the android Vision was invited to join the Avengers, Voyager noticed Vision tearing up at the offer and the Avengers (at that point including Black Panther and the former Ant-Man, now calling himself Yellowjacket) were later drawn into a competition between the Grandmaster and Kang the Conqueror, in which they were forced to battle the Grandmaster's Squadron Sinister. During these battles, Voyager was forced to battle Victory the Electromagnetic Man and as their fight began, the two superhumans' powers reacted with each other and a massive energy explosion claimed the life of Victory and shunted Voyager outside reality. Assuming Voyager to be dead, the Avengers continued on, later recruiting other heroes.

The Avengers roster included (from left to right): Captain America, Voyager, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Hawkeye. Other members not pictured include: Black Panther, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Vision and Wasp.

--Marvel Legacy I#1 (statue of the Avengers' founders) (Avengers VI#676, 681, 684, 687,


Black Panther (of Earth-17122)

Black Panther was a member of Earth-17122's Avengers and was drawn into the game between Grandmaster and Kang the Conqueror, where he witnessed the death of Victory the Electromagnetic Man and the seeming death of his teammate, Voyager.

Black Panther presumably possessed the same enhanced physical attributes that his Earth-616 counterpart possessed.



--Avengers VI#676 (fb)

Grandmaster (of Earth-17122)

Earth-17122's Grandmaster was a cosmic being who formed the Squadron Sinister to oppose Kang's champions, the Avengers, in a game between the two villains. Recruiting Victory the Electromagnetic Man into his Squadron Sinister, the Grandmaster sent him against the Avengers' Voyager but when the two seemingly died fighting one another, Grandmaster suggested to Kang that they call that round of the game a draw.

The Grandmaster presumably possessed the same cosmic powers akin to an Elder of the Universe that his Earth-616 counterpart had.




--Avengers VI#676 (fb)

Kang the Conqueror

The Kang that was active on Earth-17122 was a temporal divergent counterpart of the original Earth-6311 Kang. This Kang competed in a game with Earth-17122's Grandmaster and chose Earth-17122's Avengers as his champions while the Grandmaster chose his own Squadron Sinister. After the Avengers took down most of the Squadron Sinister, Grandmaster warned Kang of the consequences should Kang's Avengers lose but Kang quickly bade the Grandmaster to look upon the Visi-Screen, which displayed the battle between Victory the Electromagnetic Man and the Avengers' Voyager. When Victory and Voyager were seemingly disintegrated when their powers went critical mass, Kang appeared angry that no clear victor was present.


--Avengers VI#676 (fb)


Squadron Sinister (of Earth-17122)

Earth-17122's Squadron Sinister were champions of the Grandmaster and included among their number Victory the Electromagnetic Man. During a competition between Grandmaster and Kang the Conqueror, many of the Squadron Sinister were defeated by Kang's champions, the heroic Avengers.

--Avengers VI#676 (fb) - BTS


Yellowjacket (of Earth-17122)

Earth-17122's Yellowjacket was a founding member of the Avengers in his original guise as the heroic Ant-Man. After defeating Loki, Ant-Man remained with the Avengers, soon taking on the costumed identity of Giant-Man to battle an alien Space Phantom. After taking a leave of absence from the Avengers while new members Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch joined, he returned to the Avengers as Yellowjacket and was drawn into a cosmic game between Kang the Conqueror and the Grandmaster. Following the Avengers' defeat of many of the Grandmaster's Squadron Sinister, Yellowjacket witnessed the death of Victory the Electromagnetic Man and the seeming death of his teammate Voyager.

Yellowjacket had the ability to alter his size, much like his Earth-616 counterpart.

--Avengers VI#676 (fb) (#681 (fb), 687 (fb),


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Avengers VI#676, p4, pan3 (Victory the Electromagnetic Man, main image)
Avengers VI#676, p5, pan1 (Victory, headshot)
Avengers VI#676, p5, pan2 (Victory, charging at Voyager)
Avengers VI#676, p3, pan4 (Avengers)
Avengers VI#676, p5, pan5 (Black Panther, Grandmaster, Yellowjacket)
Avengers VI#676, p4, pan2 (Kang)


Appearances:
Avengers VI#676 (March, 2018) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Pepe Larraz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 11/07/2018
Last updated: 11/09/2018

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