Real Name: Jacob Scott
Occupation: Soldier (retired)
Group Membership: U.S. Army (retired)
Affiliations: Allied forces
Enemies: Velmax (later Effigy), Zuhn (later Chimera);
presumably the Axis forces (Nazi Germans under Adolf Hitler, Italians under Benito Mussolini, Japanese under Hirohito)
Russians and communists (at least perceived enemies; it is not confirmed that he actually ever encountered any of them)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly an unspecified location in the American Southwest;
possibly overseas during World War II
First Appearance: (Referenced/impersonated by Effigy): Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000);
(actual appearance) Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (November 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Jacob Scott was an experienced soldier, trained in armed and unarmed combat.
Even under a heavy influence of alcohol, he could shoot a foe dead in the chest, at least from a short distance away.
Like many Americans at the time, Jacob was somewhat paranoid about Soviet spies/invaders.
He carried a rifle in his Ford truck.
Weight: Approximately 180 lbs. (see comments)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Jacob Scott was an American soldier (presumably active in World War II), honorably discharged with a distinguished service citation.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Stuck on Earth with no hope of returning home, Velmax decided to work towards locating his confiscated vessel. Figuring the best way to achieve this would be through gaining influence and power, he embarked on a political career. Using Scott's military background to bolster his reputation and popularity (and as Scott lacked any family or other encumbrances), Velmax successfully ran for his local town council. He then entered the federal bureaucracy, joining the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served in various unrevealed capacities.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 - BTS) - "Jacob Scott" adopted the heroic identity of Effigy after being seemingly mutated during an encounter with Zuhn, in which neither recognized the other.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern, John Byrne, and Al Milgrom.
The image of Jacob's face is actually Velmax posing as Scott. But that's the best we have.
Scott drove a green Ford truck with the license plate that seems to read "GNU566."
From Byrne's FAQ: JB: When I was a lad I was introduced to the comedy stylings of musical team Flanders & Swann. One of their pieces was about a Gnu (the animal), and in setting up the song, Michael Flanders told the story of how he was inspired to write it by the license plate number of a car that was parked for some prolonged period in front of his flat. That number installed itself in my memory as GNU556, tho on several different recordings Flanders varied the number slightly. The CD version I purchased in England a few years back, for instance, has the number as 596GNU. Anyway, Flanders and Swann are both dead now, and have been for quite some time, but GNU556 is my little tribute to them.
Effigy's OHotMU weight notes him to be 156 lbs. and 5'4" in his native Skrull form. The Appendix profile on Effigy lists his height as Scott as 5'10" which seems about right when you look at Velmax carrying the bigger Scott to dispose of his body. The Effigy profile also lists his weight at Scott at 156 lbs., which is appropriate as some sources note that Skrulls can change their volume but not their mass (although that is debatable). However, 156 lbs. for 5'10" is pretty light. I'm lean but fit/muscular, and I'm about 170 lbs. Scott looks like he's got a bit of a gut on him while lying on his back, and I'd estimate him at more like 170- 180 lbs.
Marvel: The Lost Generation was presented in reverse order, so while #1 is a chronologically earlier appearance of Scott and he is identified in #2, those issues came out after #4. I'm not sure when/if Effigy appeared as Scott in
This profile was completed 6/26/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Snood.
Jacob Scott should be distinguished from:
The Lost Generation I#1
#4, pg. 2, panel 2 (mostly full, with hat and rifle);
panel 3 (from behind);
panel 5 (truck);
pg. 3, panel 3 (dead seated in truck);
panel 4 (dead on the ground);
panel 5 (corpse carried by Velmax)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (November 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First posted: 09/22/2021
Last updated: 09/21/2021
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