Marvel character highlight #27: MODOK

Name: M.O.D.O.K. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Killing)

Alias: George Tar­leton (real name), Big Head, Chair­man, Damo­cles Rivas, Ger­lach, M.O.D.O.C. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Com­put­ing), M.O.D.O.F. (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Fun), Mis­ter Potato Head, Moddy, the Saint, Sci­en­tist Supreme

Affil­i­a­tion: A.I.M., Intel­li­gen­cia, K Sector

Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Super genius intel­lect, tele­ki­netic blasts, force field pro­jec­tion, telepa­thy, mind control

Back­ground: George Tar­leton worked as a tech­ni­cian at A.I.M. in Penn­syl­va­nia. He was exper­i­mented on by the Sci­en­tist Supreme, which resulted in a muta­tion of a large head and dra­mat­i­cally increased intel­lect. Once the exper­i­men­ta­tion was com­plete, George was dubbed M.O.D.O.C (Men­tal Organ­ism Designed Only for Com­put­ing) and placed in a weight-assisting vehi­cle to sup­port his com­i­cally over­sized head. Because of his vastly supe­rior intel­lect, M.O.D.O.K. quickly over­threw his for­mer boss and changed his name to reflect his mur­der­ous mind­set. M.O.D.O.K. has since been depow­ered and returned to a nor­mal human state by Amadeus Cho (aka Totally Awe­some Hulk).

Rela­tion­ships: M.O.D.O.K. Supe­rior, clone; Sean Madi­gan (Head Case), son

First Ver­sus appear­ance: Mar­vel vs. Cap­com 3

Appear­ances in other media:

Tele­vi­sion: Iron Man (1994 ani­mated series), Iron Man: Armored Adven­tures, The Super Hero Squad Show, The Avengers: Earth’s Might­i­est Heroes, Ulti­mate Spider-Man, Avengers Assem­ble, Phineas and Ferb: Mis­sion Mar­vel, Guardians of the Galaxy (ani­mated short), Mar­vel Disk Wars: The Avengers, Spider-Man (2010s ani­mated series), New War­riors (can­celed show), M.O.D.O.K. (upcom­ing ani­mated series)

Video games: Mar­vel: Ulti­mate Alliance, Mar­vel Super Hero Squad, Mar­vel Super Hero Squad: The Infin­ity Gaunt­let, Mar­vel vs. Cap­com 3, Ulti­mate Mar­vel vs. Cap­com 3, Mar­vel Super Hero Squad: Comic Com­bat, Mar­vel Super Hero Squad Online, Mar­vel: Avengers Alliance, Iron Man 3: The Offi­cial Game, Mar­vel Heroes, Dis­ney Infin­ity: Mar­vel Super Heroes, Mar­vel Future Fight, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, Mar­vel vs. Cap­com: Infi­nite, Mar­vel: Con­test of Cham­pi­ons, Mar­vel Ulti­mate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Avengers

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