Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Apparent superhuman (nature of abilities unrevealed; see comments)

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group MembershipI.C.O.N. (International Crime Organizations Nexus; Berserker android, Cardinal, Dreadknight (Bram Velsing), Indigo, Lilac, Rainbow (Ludwig von Frankenstein) Werner Schmidt, Strand, VermilionZandor)

Affiliations: Four unspecified "goons"

EnemiesPeregrine (Alain Racine), Eric Prawn (indirectly), Shamrock (Molly Fitzgerald), 

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably Paris, France

First AppearanceUnpublished Shamrock & Peregrine story (see comments about the date)

Powers/Abilities:  Electricity-based

Height: Unrevealed (unpictured, but there was no discussion of him being particularly short nor tall, so likely 5'6" to 6'2")
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 (fb) - BTS) - Shamrock and le Peregrine opposed Voltarr at least once in the past...enough for them to consider him an "old enemy," while Shamrock specifically had an "old score" to settle with him.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 (fb) - BTS) - Shamrock correctly was confident that Voltarr would not pass up the opportunity to steal the jeweled chalice exhibited at France's Notre-Dame cathedral.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 (fb) - BTS) - Voltarr was controlled by ICON.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1) - Alongside four "typical super-villain goons" (wearing dull jumpsuits and hoods), Voltarr rushed out of Notre-Dame's cathedral. Having observed this, Shamrock confronted him, briefly surprising Voltarr, who then correctly surmised that le Peregrine was with her. Meanwhile, le Peregrine engaged the "goons," deftly avoiding their gunfire. 

    Noting that she and her boyfriend were fools if they thought they could stop him, Voltarr noted that the was ready for them and that he would show them was power really meant as he fired bolts of lightning at Shamrock.  Unimpressed, Shamrock and did a pirouette to avoid his blasts. She warned Voltarr that he was only making it harder on himself.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 (fb) - BTS) - Affected by Shamrock's luck power, Voltarr tripped into a puddle, electrocuting and incapacitating himself.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 - BTS) - Meanwhile, le Peregrine tossed a pair of the goons into the air and then flew high into sky with the other two, who surrendered for fear of being dropped. Le Peregrine reunited with Shamrock to find her foe already unconscious, and she explained what had happened.

(unpublished Shamrock and Peregrine story, episode#1 - BTS) - Having observed the conflict and learned that Voltarrr was being secretly being controlled by I.C.O.N., S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Eric Prawn met with le Peregrine and Shamrock at the former's penthouse and recruited them into investigating I.C.O.N.

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

    Jean-Marc Lofficier was kind enough to send me the unpublished plot intended for a Marvel Comics Presents story. You can read it HERE.
    The identity of Rainbow as Ludwig von Frankenstein from Lofficier's story was included in the Frankenstein Monster profile in OHotMU Horror 2005 (and in the A-Z hardcover), and the encounter was also referenced in le Peregrine's profile in All-New OHotMU Update#3 and Shamrock's profiles.
--Markus Raymond
    Since it is unpublished, I've listed most of the history/etc. in italics.

    As noted in the above-mentioned plot, JML said:

    This 4-part SHAMROCK-PEREGRINE was commissioned by Terry Kavanaugh for Marvel Comics Presents -- around the start of the series in the late 1980s -- and it was written & paid for. Then Kavanaugh got told that MCP should feature more commercial characters like, say, Wolverine, so exit Shamrock & Peregrine.
    So far it would be of zero interest if not for the fact that this story (a) made sense of all the von Frankensteins floating around in Marvel and (b) it also wrapped up the unfinished ICON storyline from the FRANKENSTEIN comic.
    Also, though unpublished, a fair amount of the background material got reused verbatim in DR STRANGE III #37 ("FRANKENSURFER" story).   

    There was artwork, 2 or 3 trial pages by by Leo Duranona, but I don't think I kept these, plus four pages (at least AFAIK) by another artist.
--Jean-Marc Lofficier

    It would be great to get this published in one of those "From the Vault"-type lost stories, but for now, we've got the plot, and I'll get all of the characters profiled. 

      Specifically for Voltarr, JML noted in the plot to planned artist Leo Duranona:

    ...since there is no reference for him -- he is a totally new character that I just made up -- you've got to make up a new design for him. Since his powers are obviously electricity-related (hence his name), you should come up with a design that revolves around a thunderbolt motif. A helmet and a cape would be nice too.

    Voltarr could be a human mutate, mutant, Inhuman, Eternal, extraterrestrial (and/or extradimensional), android, etc. The world may never know...

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Unpublished Shamrock & Peregrine story for Marvel Comics Presents by RJM Lofficier & Leo Duranona

First posted03/22/2023
Last updated: 03/22/2023

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