carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-knees-upANDY CARMODYcarmody-andy-aentarosvictim-facehands

Real Name: Andy Carmody

Identity/Class: Human (formerly possessed by alien energy consciousness, which granted him psychic/energy powers)

Occupation: Teacher

Group Membership: Unidentified school faculty

Affiliations: Unidentified faculty friend, unidentified pet dog;
    possessed by and forced to serve Aentaros;
    while possessed, the owner/workers at the ammo shop were allied with him in that they sold him the weapons;
    after his death, Cable visited his wife, Jane, and vouched for Andy's character at the time of his death

Enemies: Aentaros, Azazel;
    while under Aentaros control, he sought to kill Randall Shire (possessed by Semijan) and anyone affiliated with him, and he opposed Cable (Nathan Summers/Nathan Dayspring Askani'son)

Known Relatives: Jane Carmody (widow), Sue Carmody (daughter), two unidentified sons;
    unidentified father (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    buried in unidentified cemetery;
    died in Madison Square Garden, between 7th and 8
th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Street, Manhattan, New York;
    unrevealed hometown (see comments)

First Appearance: (As Andy) Cable II#79 (May, 2000);
   (surname revealed) 
Cable II#84 (October, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Andy was an experienced teacher, although the grade level and subjects he taught are unrevealed. He was a kind and loving man. 

    Possessed by Aentaros, he was murderously violent, ranting about death and blood. 

        He had a circle-within-a-circle pattern on his forehead, and the digits on his hands at least appeared to sharpen into talons. 

        He also had some degree of psychic and/or energy powers, as he could lash out psychically, at least to a telepath, and he could struggle against a telekinetic shield)

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 175 lbs.)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Browncarmody-andy-aentarosvictim-family

Cable II#79 (fb) - BTS) - Andy's father apparently died fighting so that families like his could live in a world at peace. 

(Cable II#79 (fb) - BTS) - Andy was a good man, happily married, father of three, and a local school teacher. He fought for loving, hard-working families.

(Cable II#79) - Having planned a camping trip with his boys, Andy happily discussed this a fellow school faculty member, who reminded him to bring a cell phone and plenty of food and water. 

    Driving home to his friendly suburban home, he and his sons discussed how excited for the trip they were, and Jane reminded him to take a map and lots of food. 

    That evening, Andy his sons watched wrestling, and he reminded them this was done by professionals and not to try any of that stuff at home. 

    When his presumably older son asked if he wanted to watch "Wing Commander," starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Andy replied that he thought Prinze was a comedian; the son clarified that Freddie Prinze, Sr. was the comedian, while his son was a good actor. 

    After the son further noted that the movie was lots of fun, with tons of action and no sex, Andy agreed that it sounded good, but reminded them that they had to get up early the next day. carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-openfire

    En route the next day, they discussed fishing, and Andy noted that he would settle for one or two that he didn't have to throw back. As they arrived at the camp, Andy looked proudly as his kids rushed into the cabin. 

    Briefly feeling strange, Andy was possessed by Aentaros, one of the murderous extraterrestrial energy beings known as the Undying, who was sent into Andy's form by Azazel, the Undying's sentient ship, who wished to balance out the competition amongst the Undying. As another member of the Undying, Semijan, had possessed mutant telepath Randall Shire, amplified his powers, and threatened to takeover the world, Aentaros had been sent to stop Semijan.

    Andy then suddenly got into his car and drove away from his children, traveling to an ammunition store where he bought multiple weapons, including at least a machine gun, two handguns, and a number of grenades.carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-claws

    After traveling to Manhattan, Andy walked into Madison Square Garden, where Shire was going to speak, intending to kill Shire.

(Cable II#79 (fb) - BTS) - Forewarned of this threat by the Fates via a vision of Reality-25400 (see comments), Cable rushed to Madison Square Garden.

(Cable II#79) - Ranting about death, blood, and Shire and armed with a pair of automatic weapons, Andy walked into Madison Square Garden. Despite the pleas, he opened fire; however, Cable telekinetically intercepted the bullets, preventing them from striking anyone. 

    Telepathically probing Andy, Cable sensed the bloodthirsty alien presence, which lashed back with telepathic fury. carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-death

    Cable subsequently contained Andy in a force field and then asked who he was and what he wanted. 

    Aentaros' power allowed Andy to bend Cable's force field, but he remained contained while ranting about murder, blood, violence, Azazel, and specifically killing Shire. 

    Unable to escape, Aentaros spoke through Andy, mocking Cable as a false messiah and noting that while even Cable feared death, his (Aentaros') people laughed at death, which was what made them strong. 

    Advising Cable to remember him and that he would return, Aentaros introduced himself, noted that he was Undying, and then activated a pair of hand grenades, killing Andy and allowing Aentaros to escape his form.

(Cable II#79 - BTS) - Cable subsequently considered that a good man had died that day, an innocent victim of something evil: A kind, decent man who deserved something better. 

    He further resolved that after he had eliminated the threat of the Undying that he would tell Andy's family that his father had not died in vain.

(Cable II#84 (fb) - BTS) - Andy was buried.

(Cable II#84 - BTS) - Cable and his associates thwarted the threat of the Undying.

(Cable II#84 - BTS) - As Jane knelt by Andy's grave, Cable approached alongside Irene Merryweather, assuring her that her husband was a good and decent man and that he had not died in vain. He further noted that Andy had died preventing the deaths of many others. 

    Although she didn't understand, Jane took some comfort in this.

Comments: Created by Robert Weinberg, Michael Ryan, and Andrew Pepoy.

    It was a nice touch that Cable followed up with Andy's widow so she didn't think he went crazy and/or was a suicidal/terrorist.

    He lived in some suburban region, and he took his kids on a camping trip by car. After arriving there, he was possessed and then drove to Manhattan. This would make we think that he lived not too far from Manhattan, or else why wouldn't Azazel have chosen someone closer?

    While Andy and others possessed by the Undying had a circle within a circle mark on their foreheads, I don't know if there is clear evidence that these could be seen by the general public.

    Andy is most commonly the short form/nickname of Andrew (as well as Andreas, Andrei, and probably others). But, on his tombstone, he was "Andy Carmody," so maybe it wasn't short for anything. Maybe he did not have a middle name...not everyone does...

    The tombstone for Andy notes him to have been born in 1964 and to have died in 2000. Obviously, due to the sliding timescale, the dates are topical references, but we can take it to mean that he was 36-years-old at the time of his death.

Earth-25400 The Undying Aentaros-possessed Andy Carmody opened fire at Madison Square Garden into the crowd at a Randall Shire Harmony lecture before Cable’s arrival. Observed by Cable via a vision granted by the Fates in Reality-616, allowing him to prevent Carmody from harming anyone beyond himself. Cable #79 (2000)

    The vision seen by Cable is very similar to what happened on Earth-616, and we didn't see people getting shot, but in -25400, he seemed normal until suddenly pulling out a gun and stating, "Here's my ticket! One way to Hell!"; in -616, he was ranting about death and had both guns pulled as soon as he walked into Madison Square Garden, and everyone present realized his threat.
     Perhaps -25400 was one of the realities that led to one like Reality-22073, when Shire was martyred and the Harmonists took over Earth, but we don't know that Andy got any further than shooting up a crowd (and given he was on the periphery when Shire was in a room with Wall and Key), and the pivotal moment for -22072 seemed to be in Cable II#83, when he had a much larger number of followers.

Profile by Snood.

Andy Carmody
should be distinguished from:


carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-sons-tv carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-sons-car     Andy and Jane had two unidentified sons (plus the baby Sue).

     It seemed like the darker-haired boy was a little older (that's what I'm going with for the purpose of this profile), but both kids looked to be like 8-12 years old.

(Cable II#79 - BTS) - Having planned a camping trip with his boys, Andy happily discussed this a fellow school faculty member.

(Cable II#79) - At home during dinner, Andy asked his boys if they were ready for a great adventure, and they answered, "You bet. Dad!" and "I can't wait!"

    That evening, Andy his sons watched wrestling, and Andy reminded them this was done by professionals and not to try any of that stuff at home. 

    While the younger boy stared at the screen, the older boy told his dad that they were not dumb and that they knew better. 

    When his older son asked if he wanted to watch "Wing Commander," starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Andy replied that he thought Prinze was a comedian; the son clarified that Freddie Prinze, Sr. was the comedian, while his son was a good actor. 

    After the son further noted that the movie was lots of fun, with tons of action and no sex, Andy agreed that it sounded good, but reminded them that they had to get up early the next day. carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-sons-cabin

    En route the next day, they discussed fishing, with the older boy stating that he was going to catch a dozen fish, and his brother replied that he was going to catch two dozen. 

    As they arrived at the cabin, the kids rushed into the cabin shouting to their friends, "Hey, we're here!

    Suddenly, however, Andy was possessed the alien Aentaros, and he abruptly drove off.

...and his kids never saw their dad again.

(Cable II#84 - BTS) - After Cable told Jane that her husband had not died in vain, she thanked him and then
then noted that she had to go, as her children were waiting. 

Cable II#79

Note: The kids were featured in highly in the family story of Andy, and there's no reason the kids could not have been named. I hate it when they leave characters unidentified...

     At the camp, some of the kids had neckerchiefs, so I think it was likely Cub Scouts or some other youth club.

     However old the kids were in this story, they would be 4-5 years older at the time of this profile (2023), and a year older every 5 years or so real time.

faculty friend

carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-faculty-schoolcarmody-andy-aentarosvictim-faculty-carApparently a fellow faculty member -- teacher, principal, guidance counselor, etc. -- at whatever school in which they worked.

(Cable II#79) - As they walked out of school for the day, Andy's friend asked him if was going camping with the kids this weekend.

     Andy happily confirmed, and his friend reminded him to bring plenty of food and water, plus a cell phone, just in case. 

     Andy excitedly added that it was going to be a great time, and that Jane was staying home with baby Sue, giving him some time to be with the boys.

--Cable II#79


(Cable II#79 (fb) - BTS) - Andy's father died for families with values like Andy's (see comments).

--Cable II#79

His father presumably served in the military, but the story only said that he died fighting so that families like Andy's could live in a world of, he could have died for another cause.


carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-dogThe Carmody's had a pet dog.

(Cable II#79) - As the family discussed the camping trip at the dinner table, Andy petted the dog's head.

Cable II#79

It was brown and had a longer nose, but you  really couldn't see if it was sitting on his lap or standing on its hind legs from the ground. Could be a Dachshund or various mixed breed combination.

ammo shop

carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-ammo-shopcarmody-andy-aentarosvictim-ammo-shop-outside(Cable II#79) - After he was possessed by Aentaros, Andy drove to a gun/ammunition store to buy weapons with the ultimate goal of killing Randall Shire.

     The presumptive owner told Andy that if he wanted the guns, he would have to pay his price (presumably just meaning they were expensive, rather than some other  weirdo thing).

     Unconcerned about cost, Andy agreed and told the owner to give him all of the weapons (or at least all he could carry).

     As Andy departed with a duffel bag full of weapons (including at least a pair of automatic weapons), as well as handguns stuffed into his belt line and grenades in his coat pockets.

     As Andy departed, the store owner shouted out that ammo was on sale next week, but Andy/Aentaros replied that he would not need any by then.

--Cable II#79

Note: It's hard to tell what the name of the shop was. First word seems like it could "HIGH," or "TOUGH," or "JOSH," and then second word starts with "CHI" (and maybe a "T" thereafter), maybe it is a last name. And then "Gun" is in the bottom row, but something -- either another word or perhaps a picture" comes first.

     See the comments above, but the gun store was presumably in a rural area near the camp, but probably not too far from New York City.

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Cable II#79, pg. 6, panel 2 (with faculty member by school);carmody-andy-aentarosvictim-fullishinfield
            panel 3 (with faculty member by car);
            panel 5 (with family and dog);
            panel 6 (with kids by TV);
        pg. 7, panel 1 (boys in car);
            panel 2 (boys rushing into camp);
            panel 3 (Andy by car);
            panel 4 (realizing something is wrong);
            panel 5 (possessed);
        pg. 8, panel 1 (buying ammo);
            panel 2 (outside ammo shop);
        pg. 10, panel 4 (entering Madison Square Garden with weapons out);
            panel 6 ("Here's my ticket!");
        pg. 12, panel 2 (slashing at force field);
            panel 4 (mostly full within force field) - ran out of space in the main profile, so here it is--->
            panel 5 (setting off grenades);
    #84, last page, panel 1 (Jane by grave)

Cable II#79 (May, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#84 (October, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Nathan Massengil & Andrew Pepoy (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)

First posted03/05/2023
Last updated: 03/26/2023

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