Sunday, December 23, 2018

"Avengers: Endgame" - If This Be 'Modok'

"Avengers: Endgame" screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely said there is a good possibility that Marvel Comics' super-villain 'M.O.D.O.K.' will appear in the Marvel Studios' feature, opening April 26, 2019:

"I have love for 'M.O.D.O.K.'," said Markus.  "and I still think properly done he'd be terrifying. 

"Like you look all the way down the hall and like this huge head comes around the corner and starts coming and...oh, it would be awesome."...

The comic book character 'MODOK' ('Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing') was created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Tales of Suspense" #93 (September 1967).

The original MODOK was 'George Tarleton', a technician for the organization 'Advanced Idea Mechanics' (AIM). 

Following their creation of the 'Cosmic Cube', AIM scientists used advanced mutagenics to alter Tarleton and create the super intelligent 'MODOC' ('Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing') to study and improve the Cube.

MODOC, however, kills his former masters, taking control of AIM and renaming himself 'MODOK' ('Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing').

Seeking world domination, his powers include superhuman intelligence, including a computer-like memory, the ability to scour and retain large databanks of information and the ability to solve abstract mathematical problems instantaneously.

He also has the ability to calculate the mathematical probability of any given event, bordering on precognition, has psionic powers enabling him to mentally control both individuals and large groups and can generate force fields able to withstand minor nuclear explosions.

Courtesy of AIM technology, MODOK wears a headband that enables him to focus his mental power into a devastating beam. However, a side effect of the mutation was the growth of Tarleton's head to the point whereby his body could no longer support the weight, necessitating the use of an exoskeleton and hoverchair, equipped with a variety of weapons including missiles and lasers.

MODOK currently appears in Marvel-endorsed products including video games, animated TV series, trading cards and toys.

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