Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot (at least initially in android form)
Occupation: Warrior, enforcer
Group Membership: Industrial Skills PLC
Affiliations: Hiram Jones
Enemies: Bill Neville, Carlyle Neville, Spencer Neville, Punisher (Frank Castle)
Known Relatives: Hiram Jones (creator);
presumably since he is "6" there were 1-5 (who might be considered siblings)
Aliases: "Eradikator 4" (mis-identified by Bill Neville); "Heap of Junk" (by Punisher)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
presumably formerly Industrial Skills PLC (location unrevealed)
First Appearance: Punisher II Annual#6 (1993)
Powers/Abilities: The Eradikator 6 robot/android is a tactical field weapon "war machine."
Eradikator 6 had superhuman strength, lifting perhaps 1000+ pounds.
Composed of unidentified metal, it was superhumanly durable. While it could be knocked off balance, kicks and punches, as well as blows from hand held physical weapons did it little damage. Even handgun fire could only drive it backward. However, a grenade of unspecified power was sufficient to tear it in half at the waist when launched via a grenade-launcher. It was vulnerable to powerful acid, which could swiftly dissolve it. Its optical sensors could be disabled by otherwise harmless laser light, and its systems could be scrambled by a stream of free ions.
Contained within its torso was a set of eight spider-like legs, which could restore its mobility if its humanoid legs were severed. Coming to a spiked tip, they could strike with force 1/4" thick metal (presumably steel) plate.
It also had superhuman agility and
reflexes and endurance...and probably speed. Knocked off its feet, it
could catch itself with its hands and launch itself into the air to
land back on its feet.
It was programmed in hand-to-hand combat and was relentless in its goal.
Programmed by Jones to talk in polite "catch phrases" (see comments) that belied its function as a killing machine.
Weight: 450 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed (not clearly seen, but dark; not glowing)
(Eradikator 6 card) - Created by Hiram Jones as the ultimate "smart weapon," Eradikator 6 was a powerful machine designed to mimic human behavior and to speak in "catch phrases" to disarm its targets.
(Punisher II Annual#6 (fb) - BTS) - As Industrial Skills PLC was so far advanced beyond Neville Robotics in the field of smart robotic war machines, Bill Neville developed an anti-robot gun, a neutral particle beam weapon that screwed up their electronic synapses.
Presumably wishing to destroy the
anti-robot gun and prevent it from being rebuilt, Industrial Skills
PLC's CEO Hiram Jones sent the Eradikator 6 to kill Bill Neville and
(Punisher II Annual#6 (fb) - BTS) - Eradikator 6 threw Spencer Neville, brother of Bill, out of his office window to his apparent death.
(Punisher II Annual#6) - Eradikator 6 broke into Neville Robotics, breaking through or bypassing physical barriers, ignoring assaults security, and confronting Bill Neville. Although Neville recognized him as one of the Eradikators programmed by Hiram Jones, the Eradikator verbally apologized before throwing him out of a window to apparently perish on the streets far below.
(Punisher II Annual#6 - BTS) - Having served alongside Bill Neville in a military conflict in Southeast Asia, the Punisher sought to protect Bill's daughter, Carlyle, whom he saw as the next likely target.
(Punisher II Annual#6) -
Presumably having tracked Carlyle Neville, Eradikator 6 arrived at "The
Joint" nightclub, approached and struck at Carlyle. The Punisher kicked
the Eradikator back, but it landed on its hands, kicked him in the
face, jumped back on its feet, and punched Castle in the face.
Castle smashed a chair against the robot's head to no avail, but then succeeded in temporarily disrupting the Eradikator's photo-sensors by using a mirror to direct a laser from the club's light show. As the Eradikator fumbled blindly, the Punisher fled with Carlyle.
The Punisher then gathered his
weapons and had Carlyle bring him to the anti-robot gun. As she
explained its function, the Eradikator, having recovered its vision,
broke in and confronted them anew. Pushing the robot back slightly with
his handgun, the Punisher gained room to fire his grenade launcher,
which blasted off the Eradikator's legs.
Extending eight spider-like legs,
the Eradikator went after Carlyle again, using the sharp tips of those
legs to punch through a 1/4" thick metal plate the Punisher used as a
The Punisher then picked up the large anti-robot gun and fired it -- with Carlyle's guidance -- incapacitating the Eradikators' programming. With it thus distracted, the Punisher caught it with a large, industrial magnet and dropped it into an acid bath, swiftly destroying the Eradikator.
(Punisher II Annual#6 - BTS) - The Punisher confronted Hiram Jones, stabbing a pair of the Eradikator's legs into his desk to show him he had taken out his "tin soldier," and then shot and presumably killed Jones.
Comments: Created by Pat Mills, Tony Skinner, and Dave Hoover.
Eradikator 6 was one of the character from Marvel's 1993 Annuals, all of whom got their own trading cards. Not many of these characters -- beyond Legacy/Genis-Vell/Captain Marvel , Kyllian, and X-Cutioner/Carl Denti -- had a continued impact on the Marvel Universe, and Eradikator 6 was not the exception to the rule.
Bill Neville called him "an Eradikator 4!" Presumably in the stress of having his life threatened (or perhaps his information was just out of date), he misspoke.
As the Vietnam war is locked in time while the modern age of comics (starting with Fantastic Four I#1 (1961)) is part of a sliding timescale, it was eventually resolved in that the Southeast Asia conflict usually noted as Viet Nam war was actually the Sin Cong conflict in the History of the Marvel Universe.
The Eradikator didn't speak necessarily in catch phrases, but just in an odd fashion, mixing in archaic phrases, "Gee! This is swell!" with weird things to say, such as (when blinded) "Where are you, chicken? Where are you?"
This profile was completed 10/18/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Snood.
Eradikator 6 should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Punisher II Annual#6, story pg. 1, panel 2 (main; full body);
pg. 20, panel 2-4 (spider-legs);
pg. 24, panel 5 (dissolving)
1993 Annual Card front
Punisher II Annual#6 (1993) - Pat Mills & Tony Skinner (writers), Dave Hoover (artist), Tim Tuohy (assistant editor), Don Daley (editor)
First posted: 09/17/2021
Last updated: 09/16/2021
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