Real Name: Nelson Rockefeller
Identity/Class: Alternate reality
Occupation: President of the United States
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The American people
Enemies: Time-displaced dinosaurs
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Prez," "Rocky"
Base of Operations: Unrevealed location in the USA
First Appearance: (seen only on a video screen) Fantastic Four I#161 (August, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Nelson Rockefeller has no
superhuman powers but is a skilled orator and, presumably, not a bad
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 160 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universe 2005 - Earth-A entry - BTS) -
Nelson Rockefeller was a significant inhabitant of Earth-721, also
known as Earth-A.
(Fantastic Four I#161 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Nelson Rockefeller became President of the United States.
(Fantastic Four I#161 - BTS) - While working with
Earth-616's Human Torch during a war against Earth-721, Earth-6212's
Phineas used the Multi-Viewer device to show the Human Torch footage of
their enemies on Earth-721, including a video feed of President Nelson
Rockefeller speaking. At first thinking the Multi-Viewer was showing
him images of his own Earth-616, the Human Torch was shocked to see
Nelson Rockefeller standing in front of the Presidential seal.
Following an attack on Earth-721 by dinosaurs and Vikings, President
Rockefeller went live on television to calm the public, reminding the
public that many of the time-displaced creatures had been temporarily
turned away and advising the people on what to further do. Noticing
Rockefeller on television, Earth-616's Thing (who had aided in
defeating the dinosaurs on Earth-721) was as shocked as the Human Torch
to see Rockefeller addressing the nation. As Rockefeller's address
continued, Pres. Rockefeller informed the public that his Defense Dept.
scientists had discovered another Earth from which the time
displacements had occurred. Thinking Rockefeller was referring to his
own Earth-616, the Thing began thinking of how the time-probes had
occurred and suspected Earth-721's Reed Richards before his ally,
Earth-721's Ben Grimm, gassed him to prevent soldiers from opening fire
on the Earth-616 hero.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott.
Earth-721's President Nelson Rockefeller was based on
the real life Nelson Rockefeller, who was Vice President to President
Gerald Ford at the time Fantastic Four I#161 was published. Typically,
when covering real life figures, I would include some real life history
in the profile but since this is an alternate universe counterpart of
Rockefeller, I felt like the real life history was better left to a
profile of Earth-616's Nelson Rockefeller, as we really don't know if
Nelson Rockefeller-721's history matched that of the real world and/or
Earth-721's Nelson Rockefeller was only ever seen on a television or video screen so all images in this profile are from those screens. There was no image of him outside of video screens.
Nelson Rockefeller's eye color was impossible to
determine, as he was only ever seen wearing glasses that obscured the
actual color of his eyes. I would presume they matched the color of his
real life counterpart but I had trouble even finding out that online.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-721's Nelson Rockefeller should be distinguished from:
Fantastic Four I#161 (August, 1975) - Roy Thomas (writer, editor), Rich Buckler (pencils), Joe Sinnott (embellishes)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 (2005) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer, coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Michael Hoskin, Bill Lentz, Chris Biggs, Anthony Flamini (writers), John Buscema, Rich Buckler, Joe Sinnott (Earth-A entry art), Pond Scum (art reconstruction), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
First posted: 07/20/2022
Last updated: 07/20/2022
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