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 TIGON LIGER GOLEM

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Real Name: None;
    formerly believed itself to be the original Tigon Liger

Identity/Class:  Alternate reality (Reality-49327 circa 2026 A.D.) extraterrestrial android ("golem")

Occupation: Agent of the Alkemist

Group Membership: Golems (Golems based on Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers/Nathan Dayspring Askani'son), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Jeanet Hutch, Pilgrim Kadagar, Killpower (Julius Mullarkey), Tigon Liger (at least five of them), Motormouth (Harley Davis), Spider-Man (presumably Peter Parker), Thing (Ben Grimm), Thor Odinson, Tuck, Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan); possibly Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Giant-Man (Henry Pym) or Havok (Alex Summers, Namor (McKenzie) or Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Polaris (Lorna Dane), Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida))

Affiliations: Alkemist, Lorson;
    formerly Pilgrim Kadagar

EnemiesBethlehem Bardot, Death's Head (Minion), Pilgrim Kadagar golem

Known Relatives: None;
    Alkemist is their creator and could loosely be considered a father;
    other golems could loosely be considered siblings, including
the Liger golem that fought the Tuck golem and the four Liger golems allied with a Hutch golem)

Aliases: "Crazy Fool" (from Death's Head); "Crazy Man" (from Pilgrim Kadagar)

Base of OperationsUnrevealed;
    formerly Teefoebee (TerraForming Base command), Clinton City, Earth's Mars colony, Reality-49327 circa 2026 AD

First AppearanceDeath's Head II#13 (December, 1993)

golems-alkemist-liger1-dh14-p1Powers/Abilities: An android duplicate sharing many of the memories and abilities of the skilled warrior Tigon Liger, this golem wielded a large hand-held blade, and he could strike with sufficient force to threaten the powerful Death's Head (Minion), at least when Death's Head mistook him for the real Liger and avoided using any of his potentially lethal weapons.

    By Death's Head's assessment, the Liger golem was significantly stronger than the real Liger.

    He apparently believed himself to be the real Liger until encountering Death's Head, which apparently set off some programming causing him to try to slay Death's Head.

    Notably lacking from the Tigon Liger golem was Liger's smart gun-weapon, Clementine.

Height: 6'2" (assuming his height matched the real Tigon Liger)
Weight: Unrevealed (the real Liger weighed 182 lbs. (although that seems pretty light for a 6'2", well-built man), but given the alien robotic construction on an alien planet, its weight is difficult to estimate.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark blond

History:
(Death's Head II II#15 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to avoid the prying eyes of their time period, Algernon Crowe and Ormond Wychwood of Earth-616's Mys-Tech's Techno-Wizards made arrangements of the Alkemist and Lorson on
Reality-49327's Mars colony' Clinton City circa 2026 AD. 

    Establishing a straight-tap wormhole between the two realities/times/locations, Mys-Tech financed Alkemist and Lorson's operation to fabricate golems (android replicas) of Earth's mightiest heroes using either living subjects or Mys-Tech's extensive database of previously scanned bio-traces.

(Death's Head II II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Alkemist and Lorson established a base in Teefoebee (TerraForming Base command), the abandoned settlement of the first human colonizers on Mars; Clinton City had been built on the abandoned site.

(Death's Head II II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Amongst the golems they created were a number of duplicates of Warheads Kether Troop leader and Dark Guard member Tigon Liger (see the Liger golem that fought the Tuck golem and the four Liger golems allied with a Hutch golem).liger-tigon-golem-dh14-face-robotics.jpg

(Death's Head II II#14 (fb) - BTS) - Two days before the main story, Pilgrim Kadagar encountered the Liger golem, which identified itself as an acquaintance of Death's Head's. Pilgrim apparently brought "Liger" back to the Kadagar ranch.

(Death's Head II II#13) - After telling Death's Head about how he (Pilgrim) had been replaced by Golem robotic duplicate, Pilgrim Kadagar brought Death's Head to the Kadagar ranch and showed him the Tigon Liger golem who was waiting there. Death's Head recognized Liger (initially assuming this to be the real Liger) and noted that he thought Liger was still with the Darkguard and further wondered if this was another one of he Time Guardian's missions. Repeatedly yelling, "You!", the Liger golem subsequently attacked Death's Head, who futilely tried to explain who he was.

(Death's Head II II#14) - Still believing his attacker to be the real Liger, Death's Head tried to restrain "Liger" without harming him, giving Liger a chance to punch him down. At Death's Head's request, Pilgrim tried to restrain the Liger golem, which swiftly tossed him over its head.

    As Death's Head tackled it, calling it "whoever you are," the Liger golem stated, "I -- am -- Liger!" The force of this tackle knocked them both through a wall, but Death's Head landed on bottom. When Death's Head offered one last chance before he switched to weapons mode and asked who his attacker was, the golem insisted that it was Tigon Liger and that it must kill Death's Head: "It is what I must do..."

     Death's Head punched the golem back, revealing machinery under its "skin," and Death's Head realized it was a duplicate, just like Pilgrim; at the same time, "Liger" wondered what it was. Death's Head noted that he was presumably a duplicate (like Pilgrim) and offered to help the golem if it put the blade down, but as it dove at him,  Bethlehem Bardot (Pilgrim's woman) fired a blast through its neck, destroying it (it voiced the name "Lorson," as it was struck, after which it fell to the ground.
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     Death's Head subsequently examined the Liger android, noting it to be the most detailed bio-mimetic he had ever seen. Hoping to learn more about the Liger golem, Death's Head used his cranial syphon to rip out the core of its android programming. Death's Head learned that it was made here (in the Mars colony), grown artificially in cyborganic vat. The android's memory was "murky," but he had a recollection of somewhere called Teefoebeee. Death's Head and Pilgrim considered that someone on this colony had the means to fabricate android facsimiles so perfect that they were unaware they were fakes until learning. After Pilgrim explained that Teefoebee stood for Terra Forming Basecommand, which was the settlement of the first footers, and that Clinton City was built on the abandoned site, and Death's Head considered that the android creators may be using the old complex as a base. Death's Head and Pilgrim resolved to investigate Teefoebee.

CommentsCreated by Dan Abnett, Salvador Larroca, Paul Scott, and Colin Fawcett as part of the Marvel UK imprint.

    Golems seemed to be equivalent to advanced Life Model Decoys. It seems to be a point of contention with some folks (or one folk) with regards to what the term android means. While there are multiple definitions and interpretations, the original definition comes from the Greek root "andro" (man) and the term "oid" meaning, like. At least in the Marvel Universe, the term "man" in this usage is meant to refer to mankind, rather than male vs. female (while I haven't seen the term in usage, the specific term to refer to taking the form of a woman would be "gynoid"). It is most commonly/consistently used as a specific type of robot in human form. While individual stories/writers sometimes use their own terminology, that's the official policy, spelled out by Mark Gruenwald, et al., in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition and reiterated in subsequent editions.
    If you believe differently...good for you, and have a nice day...

    Death's Head (Minion) was originally called Death's Head II (as he was the successor of Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Agent)), and that was part of the title of his comic. Minion was at least the 3rd or 4th Death's Head, depending on how you look at it (as he was preceded by Death's Head (Paxton Page), and Death-Stalker (Phillip Sterling) also used the alias "Death's Head" while impersonating the Page incarnation).
    Anyway, this was the second series featuring "Death's Head II," and the title in the indicia was Death's Head II Volume 2, so we list it as Death's Head II II...and that's all I have to say about that...

    This Tigon Liger golem originally had a sub-profile under Death's Head under his other assimilated minds/personalities from back around the time the profile was originally done, 7/31, 2003.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Tigon Liger golem
should be distinguished from:


Liger golem

liger-tigon-golem-dh14-tuckliger-tigon-golem-dh14-tuck-punched(Death's Head II II#13-15 (fb) - BTS) - The Alkemist's golem program created at least six robotic duplicates of Warheads Kether Troop leader and Dark Guard member Tigon Liger.

(Death's Head II II#14) - The Tuck golem that was allowed to escape from was confronted by a Liger golem.

     Possessing Tuck's memories, she recognized the other golem as Liger, but he didn't recognize her, instead just seeing her as an ally allegedly on the run, like him. 


     After "Tuck" introduced herself, the Liger golem kept ranting about figuring a way out, and he told her to take lead while he covered the rear.

     When she realized he was wasn't Liger, he loaded his gun at her.

     "Tuck" then shoved his gun arm away so his gunfire widely missed her, and she punched him through the chest.

liger-tigon-golem-dh14-tuck-chesthole     Seeing the gaping whole and the machinery, she realized he was a machine...and that she had to get out of this place!

--Death's Head II II#14



Four Liger golems and a Captain Jeanette Hutch golem

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(Death's Head II II#13-15 (fb) - BTS) - The Alkemist's golem program created at least six robotic duplicates of Warheads Kether Troop leader and Dark Guard member Tigon Liger.



(
Death's Head II II#15) - After Death's Head destroyed the Tuck golem when it failed a test test (as the golems couldn't taste anything), Death's Head, Captain Jeanet Hutch, and Pilgrim Kadagar were attacked by a Hutch golem and four Liger golems.

(Death's Head II II#15 - BTS) - Death's Head, Hutch, and Pilgrim golem took out their attackers in relatively short order and continued investigating the golem facility.

--Death's Head II II#15


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--Death's Head II II#13, pg. 21, panel 5 (Pilgrim's Liger golem face & blade);
        pg. 22, panel 1 (attacking Death's Head; right profile);
     #14, pg. 1, panel 1 (attacking Death's head, frontal assault view);
        pg. 5, panel 3 (face, exposed machinery);
        pg. 6, panel 1 (shot through the neck);
        pg. 10, panel 3 & 5 (Tuck golem facing another Liger golem and then punching him through the chest);
        pg. 11, panel 1 (Liger golem with hole in chest);
    #15, pg. 11, panel 4 (Jeanette Hutch golem with four Liger golems)

Appearances:
Death's Head II II#13 (December, 1993) - Dan Abnett (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler), Paul Scott & Colin Fawcett (inkers), Stuart Bartlett (editor)
Death's Head II II#14-15 (January-February, 1994) - Dan Abnett (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler), Paul Scott (inker), Stuart Bartlett (editor)


First posted01/28/2022
Last updated: 01/28/2022

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