Real Name: Felix Waterhouse

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Repair man at Waterhouse Electronics;
    former A.I.M. agent

Group Membership: Waterhouse Electronics (Mr. Waterhouse);
    formerly A.I.M. (Harold Bainbridge, others)

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Falcon (Sam Wilson), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Mr. Waterhouse, Mrs. Waterhouse;
    formerly A.I.M. (Harold Bainbridge, others)

Enemies: A.I.M. (Harold Bainbridge, others)

Known Relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Waterhouse (parents), Jerome (brother, deceased)

Aliases: "Kid," "New Guy," "Son"

Base of Operations: South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1 (August, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: Felix Waterhouse had no superhuman powers but he was extremely skilled at electronics repair, able to improve on existing technology. Tinkering with electronics, Felix was able to create an early wireless remote control and design a remote that generated an electronic feedback loop to disable electronic systems.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark brown

History: (Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1 (fb)) - Felix Waterhouse was a teenager working in Waterhouse Electronics, his father's South Bronx repair shop, showing an elderly customer the wireless television remote control that he had invented for her when the Madbomb device was detonated in Manhattan. Unaware of the blast due to his distance from Manhattan, Felix continued assisting the woman and after she left, Felix's father returned to the shop and ordered Felix to lock the back door, informing Felix that something was happening outside.

(Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1) - After losing his baby brother Jerome to the effects of the Madbomb, Felix continued working in his father's shop as the South Bronx area became a rough neighborhood of gangs and economic collapse, dreaming of going to college. One day, his father informed Felix that, due to the economic slowdown and their family's hospital bills related to the Madbomb, they could no longer afford to send Felix to college. Not long after, A.I.M. agent Harold Bainbridge paid a visit to Waterhouse Electronics, where he sought out Felix to join A.I.M.. Admitting he had his eye on Felix for awhile, Bainbridge suggested Felix for a summer internship with A.I.M., revealing that A.I.M. would pay for college as well as medical and dental insurance and weekends in Boca Caliente. Having heard of A.I.M., Felix questioned whether A.I.M. was part of the terrorist Hydra organization but Bainbridge insisted no connection was ever proven in court and A.I.M. was about research and science. Bainbridge then gave Felix a business card and departed. Days later, still having not contacted A.I.M. and unsure whether to believe Bainbridge, Felix asked his father if he ever felt like they had been forgotten. His father assured Felix that sometimes, it just took people longer to remember other people's problems and that sooner or later, other people's problems would become your own if you ignored them. Felix then did as he dad suggested and continued working. When he got a broken television working again and saw a news report about the closing of the Madbomb case, Felix grew angry, still feeling forgotten, and threw the television to the ground.

Feeling abandoned, Felix decided to call Bainbridge and he soon joined up with A.I.M. and Bainbridge gave Felix a tour of A.I.M. headquarters beneath Manhattan. Introducing Felix to other A.I.M. agents, Bainbridge had them ease Felix into A.I.M. work such as surveillance equipment repair. Over time, Felix became accomplished at improving on A.I.M. technology and he even befriended his fellow agents. Relegated to repair and maintenance of technology, Felix eventually became aware that the A.I.M. labs were working on a big project and he was soon called in to assist on the project due to his knowledge of networked control architecture. When he was brought into the lab, however, Felix immediately recognized A.I.M.'s project as a giant Madbomb and, upon seeing Felix, Bainbridge ordered the agents to remove Felix from the lab. Bainbridge later sat down with Felix and explained how A.I.M. was indeed working on a Madbomb, claiming that every other tech company was trying to create their own as well and explaining the situation away as simply business. Now having knowledge of the Madbomb, Felix was upgraded to red status and given a pay raise, and Felix attempted to go back to work. Despite feeling as if Bainbridge's explanation made no sense to him, Felix continued assisting on the Madbomb, adding improvements to keep the amplifiers from glitching. One night at home, Felix tried to help his mother ease her guilt over Jerome's death but when he reminded her that she had not done anything to create the Madbomb, he thought about his own role in A.I.M.'s new Madbomb. Realizing he had let A.I.M. take advantage of him, Felix decided to make his own modifications to the Madbomb while fine-tuning the device that would fry the electronics inside via a feedback pulse when the Bomb was detonated.

Unfortunately, Felix's actions were discovered by Bainbridge and Bainbridge confronted Felix, revealing that A.I.M. would now have to kill Felix. When Bainbridge offered to allow Felix last words, Felix pulled out a remote control and activated the feedback pulse in the Madbomb that not only deactivated its electronics but also all of the electronics in the nearby vicinity, drawing the attention of Captain America, Iron Man and the Falcon. Making quick work of Bainbridge and his A.I.M. agents, the three heroes confronted Felix, who admitted he had destroyed the Madbomb and when Iron Man asked how Felix did so, Felix explained how he had reconfigured the Madbomb's wave amplifier to feed back on itself. A few days later, Felix was approached by Captain America and Tony Stark, who offered Felix a job at Stark Industries. Unsure if Stark was any more caring about the little man than Bainbridge was, Felix was told by Captain America that it was easy to only view things as a crisis when the things happen to those who aren't used to it. After Captain America apologized for any inaction, Felix returned to Waterhouse Electronics and Captain America and the Falcon began helping rebuild the South Bronx. Felix visited the cleanup and Captain America admitted that he had not meant to abandon anyone. Felix explained that he knew that and admitted that everyone tried to do what they were best at, and how superheroes were best at solving problems by beating up supervillains. Captain America then remarked that it wasn't always about saving the world so much as fixing it as the two had coffee.

Comments: Created by Mark Russell and Ramon Perez.

Felix's first experience with the Madbomb's effects would have likely occurred off panel during the Madbomb storyline in Captain America I#199-200 (1976).

I'd be interested to see Felix Waterhouse show up in some future story. Since his story coincidences with comics published with the real life date of 1976, that'd place his activities roughly 11-12 years ago in Marvel's sliding time scale. If he was just getting out of high school, he would've been about 17-18 at the time of his Marvels Snapshots story, which would make him around 30 in current Marvel stories. While he did turn down Stark's job offer at the end of Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, I think it'd be cool if he later ended up working for Stark anyway or some other company that paid for his college. Perhaps he ended up expanding Waterhouse Electronics?

Profile by Proto-Man.

Felix Waterhouse has no known connections to:

Harold Bainbridge

Harold Bainbridge was an A.I.M. officer who took special interest in the young electronics whiz Felix Waterhouse. As Felix's neighborhood went downhill following a Madbomb attack, Bainbridge took advantage of the situation and visited Felix at his father's electronics repair shop to recruit Felix into A.I.M. Suspicious of A.I.M. at first, Felix waited several days before finally calling Bainbridge and joining up with A.I.M., feeling forgotten by those who were supposed to be there for him. Bainbridge tasked Felix with surveillance equipment repair while Bainbridge himself secretly worked with higher level A.I.M. agents to construct a new, bigger Madbomb. Impressed by Felix's work, a couple of A.I.M. agents ultimately brought Felix into the labs where Bainbridge was constructing the Madbomb to assist, prompting an angry Bainbridge to order Felix from the vicinity. Afterwards speaking with Felix, Bainbridge explained that every major weapons company was working on their own Madbomb and he successfully convinced Felix to continue with A.I.M. Since Felix now knew of the Madbomb, Bainbridge brought Felix into the project fully but secretly monitored Felix, whom Bainbridge suspected would not be able to go through with the project. When Felix proved Bainbridge's suspicions correct by sabotaging the Madbomb, Bainbridge confronted the boy and threatened to kill him but Felix activated a feedback pulse that shorted out the electronics of not only the Madbomb but nearby electrical devices, drawing Captain America, Iron Man and Falcon to the scene. The heroes made quick work of Bainbridge and A.I.M.

--Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1

Mr. & Mrs. Waterhouse

Mr. and Mrs. Waterhouse were the parents of Felix Waterhouse and a younger son, Jerome. Mr. Waterhouse was the owner of Waterhouse Electronics, a small electronics repair shop in which both he and Felix worked. During an incident in which the madness-inducing Madbomb was detonated in Manhattan, Mr. Waterhouse rushed to his shop and had Felix lock the backdoor, the two riding out the Madbomb's effects in the shop, unaware that both Mrs. Waterhouse and Jerome were affected by the Madbomb. Under the Madbomb's influence, the baby Jerome attacked his mother and Mrs. Waterhouse, unable to control her actions due to the Madbomb, murdered Jerome with a butcher knife. Following the events of the Madbomb, Mr. Waterhouse and Felix continued to work at Waterhouse Electronics despite the area going downhill economically while Mrs. Waterhouse lived with the intense guilt of having killed her youngest son. After the disillusioned Felix joined A.I.M., he tried to convince Mrs. Waterhouse that she had not been in control of her actions, reminding her that she had not created the Madbomb, but he succeeded only in convincing himself to leave A.I.M. and sabotage the larger Madbomb the organization had been constructing. Following A.I.M.'s defeat at the hands of Captain America, Iron Man, the Falcon and Felix himself, Felix returned to Waterhouse Electronics to help his father.

--Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1

Jerome Waterhouse

Jerome Waterhouse was the young brother of Felix Waterhouse. When the Madbomb was detonated in Manhattan, Jerome was affected by the madness-inducing weapon and attacked his mother in a fit of Madbomb-fueled rage. His mother also affected by the Madbomb, Mrs. Waterhouse took a butcher knife and murdered Jerome, immediately wracked with guilt over her actions. Despite taking Jerome to a hospital after the Madbomb was destroyed, the Waterhouse family lost Jerome.

--Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1

Waterhouse Electronics

Waterhouse Electronics was a small electronics repair shop located in the South Bronx area of New York City and owned by Mr. Waterhouse. Mr. Waterhouse's son Felix also worked in the shop and his electronics knowledge allowed him to create electronics innovations for the customers, such as creating a wireless remote control for an elderly woman's television. When the madness-inducing Madbomb was detonated in Manhattan, Mr. Waterhouse ordered Felix to lock the back door of the shop and the two took shelter within the shop until the Bomb's effects ended. Unfortunately, the Bomb took caused massive economic damage to the area and Waterhouse Electronics was barely scraping by when A.I.M. officer Harold Bainbridge recruited Felix into A.I.M. Mr. Waterhouse kept Waterhouse Electronics going during Felix's absence but Felix ultimately returned to Waterhouse Electronics after guilt drove him to sabotage A.I.M.'s new Madbomb.

--Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1

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Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p30, pan1 (Felix Waterhouse, main image)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p28, pan5 (Felix Waterhouse, headshot)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p26-27, pan6 (Felix Waterhouse in A.I.M. uniform)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p26-27, pan1 (Harold Bainbridge)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p20, pan1 (Mr. & Mrs. Waterhouse)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p5, pan2 (Jerome Waterhouse)
Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1, p29, pan1 (Waterhouse Electronics)

Captain America: Marvels Snapshots#1 (August, 2020) - Mark Russell (writer), Ramon Perez (art), Darren Shan (editor)

First Posted: 03/11/2021
Last updated: 03/11/2021

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