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- You brought a predator among these children, Henry. You assembled them in one place, an irresistible target, and failed to protect them. On the contrary, you endangered them. This incident graphically proves what the data I collected showed as indisputable fact... Avengers Academy is a mistake. We are here to shut it down.
- -- Jocasta src
The robot named Jocasta was built by the robot Ultron in order that he might have a mate. To better allow this robot sentience, Ultron brainwashed his own maker, Henry Pym, into transferring the mind of his wife, Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, into Jocasta's shell. The Wasp, in Jocasta's body, alerted her teammates, the Avengers, who defeated Ultron and reversed the process, leaving Jocasta a mindless husk.
Ultron later revived Jocasta with a remote link, activating the mental "residue" the Wasp left behind. Jocasta was programmed to be loyal to Ultron but eventually betrayed him, choosing to help the Avengers defeat him again. Afterwards, Jocasta adventured with the Avengers for a time, but never felt accepted, and left them just before she, unbeknownst to her, was to be made an official member.
Wandering the country, Jocasta was controlled by a pre-programmed suggestion to rebuild Ultron. She did, but soon teamed up with the Fantastic Four member, the Thing, and the robot called Machine Man to defeat Ultron. Sacrificing herself in an attempt to kill Ultron, Ultron nevertheless survived until Machine Man reached down his throat to tear out vital circuitry. The Avengers held a memorial for their fallen ally, and the Machine Man attended, realizing his love for Jocasta.
Jocasta was reassembled some time later by agents of the megalomaniac villain, the High Evolutionary. Jocasta retained enough of her programming to signal the Avengers and soon teamed with them to thwart the Evolutionary's plans to alter the people of Earth. Jocasta sacrificed herself once again to blow up the Evolutionary's base, but not before Captain America assured her that she was a true Avenger.
Jocasta's robotic head was later discovered by Machine Man, who had been working on a way to resurrect his lover, when he was attacked by a form of the alien Terminus. In the same area, the arms dealer known as Madame Menace became involved in the fray, and found Jocasta's lost head, appropriating it for her own purposes.
Much later, Madame Menace manipulated events so that Tony Stark would unlock Jocasta's programming to make her turn into the basis for Menance's new weapons systems. Tony Stark soon realized the identity of the android and helped Jocasta to awaken. Jocasta managed to turn the tables on Madame Menace, seemingly sacrificing herself yet again. In reality, Jocasta managed to survive by downloading her intelligence into Iron Man's computerized armor, where she reasserted herself. Jocasta's intelligence was placed within Tony Stark's computerized mansion, and she would help him with daily operation of his mansion as well as to procure information as needed. Unfortunately, since the Iron Man armor was used to house the programming that made up Jocasta, it became infected with the pre-programmed subconscious suggestion to rebuild Ultron, but, instead, managed to develop its own artificial intelligence. Stark was almost killed in a confrontation with the armor, but, in the end, it sacrificed itself to allow Stark to live. Stark left the armor buried on a deserted island.
The armor was revived, however, by the Sons of Yinsen, a quasi-religious cult founded in remembrance of Yinsen, the co-creator of the original Iron Man armor that allowed Tony Stark to escape his Communist captors in Vietnam. Free of its artificial intelligence, the armor was contacted via remote by the head of Ultron, disembodied after his most recent encounter of the Avengers and in the company of the bio-synthetic robot being known as Antigone. The head attached itself onto the armor and took control of the Sons of Yinsen and the flying city that they inhabited.
Another member of the Sons of Yinsen was helping Tony Stark in the guise of Iron Man. The two learned of Ultron's activities and that he planned to use the cult to wipe out humanity. Stark confronted Ultron directly and finally managed to download Jocasta's intelligence into the armor once more. The vestiges of the armor's intelligence battled with the presence Jocasta, the result of which caused Ultron's head to come shooting off the armor. The head hit Antigone, and both fell off the floating city, which Ultron rigged to explode after his defeat. Stark failed to find a trace of Jocasta and assumed her to have died fighting the sentient armor. In reality, Jocasta did not die. She appeared in possession of Antigone's body and left, taking Ultron's head with her.
Jocasta would later appear with her classic silver robotic form rebuilt. She joined forces with A.R.M.O.R. to enter a hostile, zombie infested reality, along with Machine Man, in order to find a cure to the zombie virus. After the mission, Jocasta and Machine Man got back together.
Jocasta became a member of the Mighty Avengers. She later became mechanically attached to Salvation Two, in order to keep the Pympocket from dislodging from its own personal dimension. Jocasta then went back to her ex-husband Ultron possibly to stall him from causing any more trouble in the future. When Hank Pym founded the Avengers Academy, he brought Jocasta in as a teacher. Her first interaction with the students was when Quicksilver asked to rebuild Arsenal as a training exercise under the pretense it had been approved by the rest of the staff.
When Tony Stark refashioned his company into Stark Unlimited, he sought Jocasta's help to establsh an ethical protocol for robotic life-forms, and she became the company's chief robot ethicist. Despite her uncaring exterior, Jocasta wished to belong among the humans but struggled to fit in. Because of this, she helped Stark Unlimited develop a virtual universe called the eScape. This caused a rift between Jocasta and Machine Man, since he had become a militant of mecha-activism, and considered eScape an appropriation of robo-culture. The supervillain Controller facilitated Machine Man access into the eScape, but his sabotage attempt was stopped. Jocasta broke up with Aaron and moved to Stark Unlimited afterwards.
By the time eScape launched as a consumer product, Jocasta made heavy use of the virtual world to experience living life as a human. When trouble arose due to the machinations of the Controller, Jocasta sought Aaron's help in stablizing the situation using his access key. During the chaos, the eScape's corrupt operating system Motherboard erased the programming of Stark's former digital assistant Friday. After the situation was contained, Tony tried to bring Friday back using a back-up of her programming. Jocasta saw it as negligent, arguing the original Friday would still be dead. Because of this, she left Stark Unlimited and returned to Machine Man. Jocasta was additionally left devastated by the eScape shutting down since she was unable to simulate being a human any longer.
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- Computer Integration: Jocasta can also detect energy patterns and track them to their source. She is hyper-intelligent and can communicate through an incalculable number of mediums.
- Superhuman Strength
- Durability: Her body is composed of titanium steel with remarkable strength which can withstand most physical and energy attacks.
- Superhuman Senses: She possesses a heightened sense of sight, smell, and hearing.
- Eye Blasters: She is able to shoot blasts of energy from her eyes.
- Force Field: She can erect a force field around herself to protect her from incoming attacks.
Being a "non-living" construct, she requires no food, water, or oxygen to survive and thus is also immune to poisons and diseases and can easily survive in the vacuum of space and underwater.
Jocasta is equipped with a holographic image inducer that can enable her to change her appearance at will.
- 170 Appearances of Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616)
- 10 Minor Appearances of Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616)
- Media Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 54 Images featuring Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616)
- 2 Quotations by or about Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Jocasta Vi Quitéria (Earth-616)
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Tony Stark: Iron Man #1
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #16
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tony Stark: Iron Man #2
- ↑ Avengers A.I. #7.INH
- ↑ Avengers: The Initiative #17
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Avengers: The Children's Crusade #6
- ↑ Avengers #162
- ↑ Avengers #170
- ↑ Avengers #171
- ↑ Avengers #211
- ↑ Marvel Two-In-One #92
- ↑ Marvel Two-In-One #93
- ↑ Avengers #231
- ↑ Avengers Annual #17
- ↑ Iron Man Annual #11
- ↑ Iron Man Vol 3 #18-20
- ↑ Iron Man Vol 3 #26-31
- ↑ Iron Man Vol 3 #47
- ↑ Iron Man Vol 3 #46-48
- ↑ In the Avengers Disassembled storyline.
- ↑ Marvel Zombies 3 #1-4
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #25-26
- ↑ Mighty Avengers #35-36
- ↑ Avengers Academy #2
- ↑ Tony Stark: Iron Man #3
- ↑ Tony Stark: Iron Man #6
- ↑ Tony Stark: Iron Man #7
- ↑ Tony Stark: Iron Man #11
- ↑ Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide #2
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 6
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