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BEBOP

Real Name: Bebop

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-20051) android (Life Model Decoy/"Life Model Doggie")

Occupation: Life Model Decoy

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division)

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D., She-Hulk, Spider-Man, Tigra (all Earth-20051)

Enemies: Leader (Earth-20051)

Known Relatives: Not applicable

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13 (September, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Bebop is an armored and armed LMD (Life Model Decoy; in this case also affectionately known as "Life Model Doggie"), an android made to resemble an adult English bulldog. It can run at about 20 mph and can easily leap about 8' in the air. It is sheathed in a protective mesh covered in imitation dog hair concealing an armored shell that can survive a fall from about 2000', and easily crumples and shoves aside a standard motor car. Bebop's momentum makes the LMD difficult to catch when running. It can growl out a sonic blast that shatters protective plexi-glass, although this very briefly depletes its inner self-charging energy core. Bebop is fitted with hidden data ports and hatches, and incorporates a complex datacore and data storage. Bebop can be remotely controlled and has been programmed to display canine instincts, including barking for communication and (unexpectedly) singing. Further, Bebop is semi-sentient, being protective of those helpful and nice to him.

Height: 13" (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown with white patches

History:

(Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13 (fb) - BTS) - S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) developed a range of animal-based armored and armed androids (Life Model Decoys or LMDs) for surveillance and civil defense. An English bulldog was one such creation the agents dubbed Bebop because it enjoyed "singing" and jokingly referred to as "Life Model Doggie."

(Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13 (fb)) - The nefarious Leader hacked into S.H.I.E.L.D. computer systems on a Helicarrier. Quickly locked out, the Leader remotely took over Bebop and had the LMD download sensitive data onto its hard drive. But the Leader whimsically gave it "fetch" as a download command and this instead triggered Bebop's canine neurological programming, which also overrode the Leader's remote control of it.

(Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13) - Bebop playfully jumped a couple thousand feet into New York City streets, then tried to communicate with other dogs, which instead found Bebop threatening. Passing nearby, Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Tigra investigated, only to be completely surprised as Bebop evaded and escaped their powers in the street. Four S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived and explained the situation to the three heroes and they joined the chase, eventually luring out the Leader, who was encased in a robot. Bebop suddenly appeared and the two forces fought to retrieve the LMD until Bebop used its sonic blast to shatter the robot's cockpit and the Leader surrendered. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived and took in Bebop and the bound Leader.

Comments: Created by Paul Tobin & Marcelo DiChiara.

This LMD got its name from bebop, a style of American jazz that developed in the 1940s.

An interesting tale in that it showed S.H.I.E.L.D. developed armed, animal-based LMDs for surveillance, from park pigeons, pelicans and police horses, infiltrating daily life with "eyes everywhere" (at least in New York City on Earth-20051).

This profile was completed 7/15/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Bebop has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13, p8, pan2 (main image)
   p11, pan2 (plugged in)
   p21, pan1 (sonic blast)


Appearances:
Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes I#13 (September, 2009) - Paul Tobin (writer), Marcelo DiChiara (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)


First posted: 09/19/2021
Last updated: 09/18/2021

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