George Tarleton was the head researcher of an A.I.M. space station in which he tricked the Vision into activating the Gah Lak Tus module under the guise that they would order it to self destruct. Instead, he used it to fire an energy beam at her and take control of the module, turning him into more of a monster.

He led the Gah Lak Tus module back to Earth claiming that it had unfinished business there. Upon his arrival, he was confronted by the Vision, who, using one of her uncountable methods of communication, managed to undo the mental damage his transformation caused, and he joined her in her attempt to stop Gah Lak Tus.

George Tarleton (Earth-1610)

Cooperating with Falcon and the Vision, he realized their attack was going to fail, and instructed the artificial girl Dima, with whom the Vision had formed a strong emotional bond, to self-destruct, critically damaging the Gah Lak Tus module. Vision was infuriated by this action and his callous reaction to it, and in a rage tore Tarleton's cybernetic body apart, throwing his severed head over the horizon. However, he survived, moving around on spidery cybernetic legs, attempting to contact A.I.M. again.

During Galactus' invasion, Tarleton reappeared along with a Gah Lak Tus cult composed of A.I.M. agents. When a portion of the Gah Lak Tus swarm arrived to his location, he managed to control it and make it and the innocents it merged into itself bond into the rests of Reed Richards's City of Tomorrow, creating a floating city.[2]

The Howling Commandos managed to confront Tarleton and, while Hercules fought him, enter the system if the swarm. One of the members of the Commandos, Danny Ketch, used a control to replace Tarleton's brain waves to his as what the swarm had to respond to, and managed to shut it down and separate it from the innocents it had bonded itself to.

M.O.D.O.K. tried to escape, but Ketch self destructed the remnants of the floating city (which no longer contained any infected human), apparently killing Tarleton.[3]

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