Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (see comments) human
Occupation: Mechanic, scavenger, inventor
Group Membership: None
Victor von Doom (Reed Richards)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Tinkerer's workshop, outskirts of the Ravage
First Appearance: Doom 2099 II#1 (February, 2020)
Powers/Abilities: Tinkerer was an adept mechanic, able to bring broken technology from decades ago back to working life. He was armed with Mark-6 Russian Kragoff pistol with a Dynamo trigger.
History: (Doom 2099 II#1 (fb)) - The man known as the Tinkerer was a mechanic operating on the outskirts of the Ravage, the land that was formerly known as Latveria. Due to a constant geomagnetic storm, advanced technology did not work in the Ravage and it became a territory of the Thorites, a religious cult that eschewed all modern technology and worshiped Asgardians. Tinkerer established his workshop just outside the bounds of the area and spent spend many years scavenging for old technology and bringing it back to life.
2099 II#1) - In the year 2099, a Thorite boy named Franz brought
to Tinkerer's workshop a man with a scarred face and gaps in his
memory. Not expecting visitors, Tinkerer came to the door armed,
and when he saw the stranger pointed his weapon at him.
Surprised when the newcomer identified its exact model, the
Tinkerer lowered his weapon and let them in. The man confirmed
he was not a Thorite and intrigued Tinkerer with his analysis of
the cult, observing that they rejected all technology while all
carrying hammers, which were a form of technology at the very
root of technology. Agreeing with this analysis, Tinkerer asked
what the stranger wanted from him, and the man requested to use
Tinkerer's tools and raw materials, promising to share in return
science previously unknown to Tinkerer. Noting that his memories
were beginning to return, he warned Tinkerer that his time was
short as the Thorites might be looking for him, and asked
Tinkerer to call him Victor von Doom (see comments). Tinkerer watched his guest work for a time,...
(Doom 2099 II#1 - BTS) - but "Doom" soon insisted he not be disturbed when he was working. In a short time, "Doom" constructed a suit of armor and two copies of a device he called the "Von Reactor." While Tinkerer was absent, "Doom" fended off an assassination attempt (see comments), and afterwards departed, telling Franz to apologize to the Tinkerer for him and leaving one of his Von Reactors as recompense, stating it could fuel Tinkerer's experiments for months to come.
Comments: Created by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Castiello.
The exact nature of the 2099 reality that Tinkerer comes from is a bit confusing. In Amazing Spider-Man V#34, Miguel O'Hara claims that while other possible futures exist as separate realities within the Multiverse, his home reality circa 2099 is the one true future of reality-616 and is always affected by any changes in it. ASSuming that he was incorrect, Miguel's future was overwritten by an event in the past involving Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom of Earth-616), where Miguel was sent by Doom (Victor von Doom) of his reality to save it. Later, in 2099 Omega#1, the reason for the changes in the 2099 timeline is revealed to be its own version of Doom (Victor von Doom), except that it was never revealed which specific event caused the timeline divergence, and the three versions of Doom are never shown to be aware of each other's actions.
The man Tinkerer took in was actually an amnesiac Reed Richards,
not Victor von Doom, though he genuinely believed himself to be
his old foe, thanks to him misinterpreting his vague returning
memories. Though he lay low, word of his presence nevertheless
spread, prompting someone to send an assassin known as the
Kingpin to kill him, but "Doom" instead slew his assailant.
Apparently he wasn't the first person to claim to be a returned
Doom, as Kingpin made it clear Richards was not the first
claimant his employer had sent him to eliminate.
Profile by HBK123.
Tinkerer should not be confused with:
Franz was a young orphan who lost his parents in a war and ended up with Thorites. He was with two adult Thorites when they found an unconscious man in the Ravage and decided to take him to their camp before killing him. Franz was opposed to the killing and tried unsuccessfully to convince them that the man could be useful and posed no threat to Thorites. When they tried to kill the man, the man fought back and killed the Thorites instead. Grateful to Franz for attempting to save his life, the man asked for help acquiring tools, after which Franz led him to the Tinkerer's workshop. Franz was present when the Kingpin came to kill "Doom," and after killing the would-be-assassin, "Doom"departed, leaving Franz alone.
--Doom 2099 II#1
Doom 2099 II#1, p7, pan2 (Tinkerer, main image)
Doom 2099 II#1, p8, pan3 (Tinkerer, headshot)
Doom 2099 II#1, p7, pan1 (Tinkerer in his workshop)
Doom 2099 II#1, p3, pan4 (Franz)
Doom 2099 II#1 (February, 2020) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Marco Castiello (pencils, inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Last updated: 03/07/2021
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