Ultron is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A highly intelligent and self-aware robot created by Hank Pym, the character is generally depicted as a dark reflection of his creator and holds a strong grudge against him. Ultron’s goal of destroying humanity has often led him into conflict with the Avengers, who always managed to thwart and destroy him, but he would return again and again. Although he usually controls a legion of mindless drones known as Ultron SentinelsTo help him achieve his goals, Ultron has also been a part of various supervillain teams. The character is noted for being the first to wield the fictional metal alloy adamantium and for his creation (in history) of the Marvel Comics character Vision.

¬†Ultron’s visual appearance and powers have varied, but his common powers include superhuman levels of strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes; flight at subsonic speeds; various offensive weapons such as concussive energy beams (brain-beam), fired from their hands and their optical sensors, plus an “encephalopathic beam”, which places its victims in a coma similar to death. This last ray also allows Ultron to hypnotize and mentally control his victims, or to implant subliminal hypnotic commands within their minds to be performed at a later time. Ultron also has the ability to convert electromagnetic radiation into electrical energy for use or storage. Ultron has an incredible ability for creation and self-repair, superhuman abilities of cybernetic analysis, and the ability to process information and perform calculations with superhuman speed and precision. He is an expert in robotics and strategy.

 

FIRST APPEARANCES

The character Ultron initially appeared as an unnamed character in a cameo in The Avengers #54 (1968), with a first full appearance in Avengers #55 (1968).

POWER and ABILITIES

The visual appearance and powers of the character have varied, but common powers include superhuman levels of strength, speed, stamina, durability, and reflexes; flight at subsonic speeds; and various offensive weapons such as concussive blasts of energy fired from its optical sensors or hands and an “encephalo-ray”, which places victims into a deathlike coma. The latter ray also allows Ultron to mesmerize and mind-control victims, or implant subliminal hypnotic commands within their minds to be enacted at a later time. Ultron also has the ability to convert electromagnetic radiation into electrical energy for use or storage. Ultron has a genius intellect, a capacity for creative intelligence and self-repair, superhuman cybernetic analytical capabilities, and the ability to process information and make calculations with superhuman speed and accuracy. The character is an expert roboticist and strategist.

ORIGIN STORY

Although Ultron first appears in Avengers #54 (1968), the character is disguised for the majority of the issue as the “Crimson Cowl”, with his face only revealed on the last page of the issue and no name given to the character. The character leads the Masters of Evil against the Avengers, having hypnotized Edwin Jarvis into working for him. In the following issue Avengers #55 (August 1968), the character is identified as Ultron-5, The Living Automaton.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Ultron is an arch-nemesis to Antman and the Avengers.

ALLIES

Ultron typically has no allies and operates by himself.

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