Quote1.png Okay, Necker, you want to know all my dirty little secrets? I'm Death's Head. A peacekeeping operative from your far future. I've fought giant robots, partied with game players and aliens. Life was sweet. Until some psycho called Evelyn Necker built Minion in the year 2020. Minion hunted down the toughest killers across time and space and downloaded their abilities. I was personality #106. Only I don't die easy and decided on a hostile takeover. So, Minion became the new, improved Death's Head, Mark II. I even saved the world when a demonic version of Baron Strucker called Charnel was unleashed... Soon it was just Tuck and me, working jobs across time and space. It was a sweet deal until you had to ruin it... Quote2.png
-- Death's Head II src

 

The Minion cyborg was created by AIM scientist Dr Evelyn Necker, based on the operating system of Minion's predecesor, Death Wreck,[1][2] in the year 2020 AD of alternate future of Earth-8410 and was sent into the timestream to absorb the knowledge and capabilities of 106 specific individuals in order to complete his programming to help avoid the prophecy that a threat would bring A.I.M.'s demise. Unfortunately, when Minion eliminated the mechanoid bounty hunter Death's Head and assimilated his mind into himself, the process scrambled his programming, leaving him with a new personality and with the personalities of all 105 of his victims active in his mind.[3]

Regaining of control of his mind

Assisted in regaining control of himself by Reed Richards of Earth-616, and with the original Death's Head's personality now having asserted partial control, Minion —now 'Death's Head'— went out to make a life for himself, first alone and later partnered with the woman named Tuck.[4]

Warheads

Death's Head and Tuck were hired by the people of Numeropolis to retrieve an intelligent gun which was stolen by Colonel Liger.[5] They were able to find him on a planet at the Saphire Lotus, the city's energy. Demanding the gun, Liger shot Death's Head in face instead which enraged the cyborg, until an army of alien soldiers came to retrieve the Lotus.[6] The Warheads were able to chanel the Lotus' energies to blast both the army and Death's Head, but he recovered, while more of the soldiers began piling up. Then the powerful being known as Audit came to attack them, Death's Head pretended to offer Tuck as a sacrifice to him in order to distract him as the Warheads used the Lotus to blast the being. After that Liger shot both Death's Head and Tuck again with his gun, and after recovering decided to steal the Lotus.[7]

X-Men

He teamed up the X-Men against Wrathchilde who was empowered by the Sapphire Lotus, an artifact of power created by Phaedra.[8]

Battletide

Death's Head went to monastery in the Himalayas training assassins. He was hired by Crowe to capture Killpower. He and Tuck were able to track him Killpower down who was on the Kamuni Atoll with Motormouth. However, both Death's Head and Killpower were then captured and then taken to the Colosseum to participate the games held by Termagent and Megaira.[9] The duo were forced to become partners in order to survive eventually facing Wolverine and Sabretooth. The carnage caused attracted the being Battletide which prompted Death's Head to join forces with the other heroes to stop the demon.[4] Termagent and Megaira merged into Termagaira and then with their parent Battletide. Killpower then fused the remains of the Temploids with Death's Head who used his power to collapse Battletide within itself. This caused Death's Head to get destroyed, but was rebuilt by Killpower on the Kamuni Atoll, albeit with a few missing parts.[10]

Incomplete Death's Head

The Doctor transported Death's Head and Tuck to Hob's base in order to stop Hob who had opened a shop on Maruthea, a chronal planet where normal time didn't exist, and began searching information about the original Death's Head. After destroying Hob's defense robots Death's Head II was eager to learn about his predecesor and linked himself to Hob's computer, but was trapped within the virtual reality, with Tuck being unable to free him.[11] Death's Head was able to talk to Tuck through another computer screen, but left when Hob advanced to Tuck.[12] He then talked to the vr representation of the previous Death's Head and observed Hob advancing on Tuck.[13] While Tuck battled Hob, Death's Head used his memories of the previous Death's Head and remembered that the original one had arrived on Maruthea to attend the party held by the Bonjaxx, but both of them could not remember what happened. However, he then saw the original Death's Head from the past arriving to the party, while Hob left Tuck to face Death's Head.[14] After Death's Head had recollection of the original's battle with the She-Hulk, he managed to escape the virtual reality and return to his body. He went to the party to save his past self from Hob, and together they destroyed the malevolent robot. Then the Doctor returned to the party and wiped the original's memories about meeting his future self and explained to the current one how he was responsible for him and Tuck arriving to Maruthea.[15]

Dark Angel

Death's Head somehow was warped in the Inner Space where he came across Romeo who was transporting a fragment of fabric of the universe. After learning that Romeo was highly sought after by Mys-Tech, and by Dark Angel, alongside the Encoders, he absorbed Romeo, along with the fabric giving him reality warping powers. He then used his new found powers to teleport himself to a burger joint.[16] He eventually slipped into a state of bliss, but was apprehanded by Mys-Tech's Techno-Wizards and trapped him inside a force cage. However, he enlarged the Techno-Wizard's natural body parasites to attack them, and then Dark Angel helped him escape the cage. Unfortunately, he was then transported across dimensions into the presence of Anti-Being.[17] The Anti-Being sought to go to Earth's dimension and attacked Death's Head. The cyborg absorbed Anti-Being, which was exactly what he wanted and began taking control of Death's Head's absorbed personalities. While Death's Head tried to fight the demon inside him, Dark Angel and her ally Guide extracted Romeo's personality off Death's Head. The maddened Death's Head was eventually able to take the upper hand and set off to terrorize some galaxies.[18] Death's Head was then attacked by the Mercenaries, but blew them away. Dark Angel and the Wyrd Sisters exorcised Anti-Being from Death's Head, and also removed the fragment in the process. After that, Death's Head teleported away.[19]

Mys-Tech Wars

When Death's Head's transportation energy began into drawing to another source he found himself on UnEarth infested by demons, while on the main earth demons alsi began invading it, since UnEarth acted as a Voodoo planet of Earth.[20] He fought the demons off, but then faced a copy of him, Antibody who was created by Mys-Tech to deal with him.[21] After defeating the copy he was then aproached by the Warheads who were also send by Mys-Tech to deal with him.[22] After solving the misunderstanding they decided to help fight off the invasion.[23] At the headquarters of Mys-Tech they, alongside Wolverine, managed to slaughter the Techno-Wizards, but since their life force were tied to the fabric of the universe, all reality began breaking apart.[24] As Dark Angel tried to temporarily hold reality together, Death's Head, along with the other heroes participating, fought the Psycho-Warriors and went to UnEarth in order to replace the six Techno-Wizards with surrogates and repair the rift, with Death's Head serving as a surrogate providing cybernetic influence. It was successful as the rift closed, and set back in time many disasters that had ocurred. Only Death's Head and the other five remembered the events.[25]

Black Axe

Death's Head took a job protecting a Hydra scientist who was researching a immortality gene on the island of Moreau Atoll. However, Black Axe was hired by Mys-Tech to kill the scientist. Upon facing each other Death's Head bested him and forced Black Axe to retreat.[26] Unbenkwost to them it was all a manipulation done by Mephisto by putting the idea of the immortality gene into the scientist's mind to amuse himself with Mys-Tech. The demon then transported Black Axe to his realm, while Death's Head followed Black Axe through the portal. When Black Axe began resisting Mephisto's powers both Black Axe and Death's Head were transported to Earth, with Death's Head finding himself in a child's buggy toy.[27]

Shadow Riders

Death's Head went after Rick Jones thinking him to be a Mick Jones whom Death's Head wanted him dead. Right as he was about to kill Rick, Vorin of the Shadow Riders came intending to recruit Rick into the Riders. Then Hulk arrived to help Rick, much to the enjoyment of Death's Head.[28]

Knights of Pendragon

Death's Head was hired by the Lemurians of Earth-313 to capture the Knights of Pendragon. Near their base in Avalon, he was able to defeat Breeze James and Adam Crown, but was subdued by Union Jack using one of Death's Head stasis devices.[29] He was then freed by another agent sent by the Lemurians, Magpie, and battled the assembled Knights, while the Lemurians arrived to help deliver the execution to the Knights.[30] However, Death's Head saw that the Knights weren't the genocidal lunatics that the Lemurians had portrayed them, and investigated further, until he found Magpie summoning the Red Lord. He tried to stop him, but it was too late as Red Lord arrived through the portal. In order to stop him, Crown lured Red Lord back to the portal, but also trapping himself in the process, while Death's Head also throwed Magpie to the portal. Afterwards, Death's Head befirended the Knights and told them to call him whenever they needed help.[31]

Creation of Die-Cut

Death's Head was also essential in the creation of Die-Cut when he released the instinct of Czorn Yson in order to survive Matricca Scoppio.[32]

Battletide II

Wanting to find his true human identity prior to becoming a cyborg, he and Tuck attacked the A.I.M.'s Data Complexes. During the fight with the Ice Borg, Killpower also joined the fight, but overheated the Ice Borg causing it to explode. Before being engulfed by the explosion, the Temploids teleported them to their location and asked them for help in defeating the reformed Battletide. They agreed to help and first battled the Hulk who was under the demon's control.[33] They then needed to overcome a Techno-Organic Virus set upon Death's Head by Bezial, a former assimilated victim of Death's Head.[34] They sought the help of Gabriel, the oldest Temploid, in order to defeat Battletide, and when they faced Bezial it was revealed that Termagaira had possesed Bezial's body and destroyed Gabriel. Death's Head battled Termagaira, while Killpower rebuilded Gabriel. Death's Head was able to reassimilate Bezial and incapacitate Termagaira causing Battletide to leave Earth. After that, the heroes returned to Earth.[35]

Death³

After Death Wreck allied himself with the X-Saviours, they used Tony Stark's machine to summon Death's Head to their timeline to aid them against Charnel.[36] He revealed to them that he had already defeated him in the past of this timeline which would be destroyed as soon as the time wave catched up. However, Death's Head's successor Death Metal, who possessed his two predecessors' memories, allied with Charnel and attacked them intending to prevent the defeat by going back in time.[37] They tried to stop Death Metal to no avail, but then Ghost Rider used his Penance Stare on Death Metal and made him see Charnel's true evil. Then the three robots were successful in destroying him. After that the time wave caught up and the three robots were transported to different times.[38]

Death's Head was then manipulated by the Techno-Wizard Rathcoole into taking a contract from the Secret Empire to retrie the Exo-Harness. He battled two thieves wearing the harness which was actually a test by Rathcoole to see if Death's Head was suitable as a bodyguard. However, during the battle Death's Head remebered his more powerful successor Death Metal which prompted Rathcoole to go looking for him instead, despite Death's Head being successful in defeating the thieves.[39]

Dark Guard

When Mys-Tech began spreading through the universe, Death's Head was among the heroes summoned to the Refuge by Time Guardian to form the Dark Guard to oppose Mys-Tech. Despite his disapproval of the team's name Death's Head agreed to join them.[40] They went to Eopia where the Mys-Tech had infiltrated the opposing nations of the Elagiterns and the Technarchy. They faced the Mys-Tech mutant agent Collapsar who kidnapped their fellow teammates, Tigor Liger and Killpower.[41] Death's Head and Motormouth went after Collapsar to rescue their teammates and killed Collapsar in the process. After they discovered that Tyburn was responsible for the conflict between the two nations, they achieved peace.[8]

Golem Program

He and Tuck went to Clinton City, Mars in the year 2026 to lay low from A.I.M. using their own time dish's, but Tuck was at some point abducted, after he was attacked by the Kadakr Gang. He fought that they were responsible for her abduction, but the leader assuered him they were not. He was then arrested by Ultra-Marine Captain Jeanet Hutch, but thankfully Pilgrim released him by paying his bail. Pilgrim revealed that he himself was an android duplicate and wanted Daeth's Head's help to find his creator and real the real Pilgrim in return in finding Tuck.[42] They found out that the Golem project run by Mr. Lorson and Alkemist was creating android duplicates of various heroes. Ormond Wychwood and Algernon Crowe arrived from the past and revealed that Mys-Tech was funding the Golem operation and then cancelled the contract in order to avoid facing Death's Head. Death's Head killed Lorson and rescued Tuck, while Alkemist escaped vowing revenge. Afterwards, Death's Head and Tuck decied to stay in Mars for a bit and visited the Olympus Mountains.[43]

Death's Head Gold

On Lionheart Death's Head and Tuck's army of cyborgs were decimated from the inside by the infiltrated agents of Major Oak who had been suplied with technology by General Cicatric. Death's Head found out that a man named Noon was involved and decided to go after him, while Cicatric shielded himself.[44] Arriving at Catspur Death's Head and Tuck flew over Garrick 6 following a lead; however, they flew directly into an energy blast unleashed Cicatric, killing everyone, except for Noon and his ally Heron. When Tuck vanished, an heavily injured Death's Head thought her dead and used his remaining powers to download the base computer and get access to Garrick 6 where he found Noon and Heron who blamed him for the deaths on their planet and vowing vengeance before Death's Head collapsed.[45] Despite blaming him for the deaths caused by the energy blast, they regulary recharged Death's Head in order for Death's Head to fetch provisions from the surface. However, Noon, working for Cicatric was killed by his men disguised as Temploids and also causing Death's Head to get impaled on a rock. He managed to get himself off the rock, but was attacked by Heron who still thought him responsible for the deaths. Death's Head was able to convince her that he wasn't responsible and she fully recharged him and joined Tuck, Phaedra and Professor X against the fake Temploids. They then reached Cicatric's craft where they fought his men and multiple bodies. When Heron was mortally wounded, Death's Head asimilated her mind, while some of Cictric's bodies containing his consciousness escaped. Death's Head and Tuck were left trapped in a ship which was set to crash on Catspur.[44] Luckily, they escaped as Death's Head encountered his aparent future and destiny Psyphon.[45]

Chronozone

Death's Head was pulled to a distant future by Chronozone who wanted Death's Head to go to the past and exterminate all of the humans who according to Chronozone laid waste on the entire galaxy. However, Death's Head refused and entered a room full of skeletons which also contained the remains of his counterpart of this timeline. After absorbing his counterpart's memories and found out that Chronozone was a member of a race that killed the humankind of this timeline. he used this new gained knowledge to defeat Chronozone and after going back in time promised to warn the humankind about the threat of Chronozone's race.[46]

Further Adventures

Death's Head was one of the many Avengers summoned by the Time-Keepers at the Citadel at the End of Time.[47]

Death's Head, alongside the S.A.S., fought Dracula and his remaining army of vampires.[48]

Death's Head fought alongside Magik and the Lords of the Slinter Realms against Archenemy.[49]

Revolutionary War

When Mys-Tech returned and tried to sacrifice the entire population of Great Britain to Mephisto, Death's Head was among the individuals to stop them at the London Bridge to which they apparently succeded, trapping the Mys-Tech board in Hell.[50] He was then hired to capture Captain Britain and bring him to Darkmoore Research Centre, although he suspected that something was off and had Tuck call his previous incarnation.[51] He battled Captain Britain, impersonating the heroe's deadliest villains before revealing himself and knocking him out.[50] He then injected Captain Britain with tracking device and brought him to Darkmoore Research Center where he encountered Psycho-Wraith Prime who after getting the unconscious body of Captain Britain had his fellow Psycho-Wraiths attack and capture Death's Head, but not before he send a signal for help to Tuck. He was brought to a young Evelyn Necker who hooked Death's Head to her machine. She was able to see the memories of the cyborg, including the memories about her future self. Just then Tuck and the original Death's Head arrived to aid him, but Necker took control of him and made him fight his allies. However, while under her control he released a Trojan virus into Necker's computer and gave the password to Overkill. He was then impaled through the head by his predecesor, causing him to reboot and getting freed from Necker's control. She then unleashed an army of Death's Head 3.0, but Minion used the virus to deactivate the cyborgs. However, Necker used a concussion canon to knock out both Death's Heads and handing the original one to Psycho-Wraith Prime, and setting the building to self-destruct. Death's Head and Tuck survived and used Captain Britain's tracker to go after Necker.[51] They arrived near the Mys-Tech's building where Captain Britain, the original Death's Head and others were being used to power a portal which served to access to Mephisto's Realm. They both started climbing the building, with Pete Wisdom following shortly behind. Fighting the near endless hordes of demons lead by Killpower, Motormouth arrived with reinforcements and caused Killpower to temporarily regain his senses and begged them to kill him. Despite the refusal of Captain Britain and Motormouth, everyone else, also including the two Death's Heads, unloaded their weaponry on Killpower. Following his death and Dark Angel closing the portal, the two Death's Heads and Tuck left London to go to acomplish an offer they couldn't refuse.[52]

Power Grid [54]
Intelligence
 3
Strength
Speed*
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter

Powers

Minion's cybernetic body possesses a variety of superhuman attributes.

Superhuman Strength: Minion's cybernetic musculature is vastly superior to the organic muscle tissue of a human being, granting him great superhuman strength. At his peak, Minion possesses sufficient superhuman strength to lift up to 100 tons.

Superhuman Speed: In spite of his heavy cyborg body, Minion can run and move at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Stamina: Minion's cybernetic musculature does produce fatigue toxins, though considerably less than the organic musculature of a human being. This grants him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities. He can exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before the build up of fatigue toxins begins to impair him.

Superhuman Durability: Minion's bodily tissues are much harder and more resistant to physical injury than those of a normal human. Minion's musculature is composed of malleable mixture of organic tissue and high grade steel that've been secured to all anchor points by cold laser surgery. His organic components are interwoven using advanced laser technology into a body composed of a military, high grade Titanium alloy. His exterior is composed of an even more durable alloy, a multi-layered shell of Molybdenum approximately 3 inches thick. The skull armor face plate he uses is composed of machined Duralinium with a chrome veneer approximately 5 millimeters thick. Since his body is composed of all these highly durable alloys, he is highly resistant to most forms of physical injury. He can withstand powerful energy blasts, high caliber bullets, falls from tremendous heights, massive impact forces, and exposure to extremes in temperature and pressure without being injured.

Superhuman Agility: Minion's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Reflexes: Minion's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.

Superhumanly Acute Senses: Minion's sight, smell, and hearing are heightened to superhuman levels of acuity. He can see with perfect clarity at much greater distances than an ordinary human. He can perfectly discern an object at 100 feet that a normal human could only see within 10 feet. His hearing is similarly enhanced, allowing him to hear further than a normal human and to detect sounds a normal human can't. Minion's sense of smell is sufficiently developed to track a target by scent with an impressive degree of success.

Cybernetic Healing Factor: Although he is highly durable, it is possible for Minion to be injured. However, he possesses a type of cybernetic healing factor that allows him to repair damaged or destroyed bodily tissues far beyond the capabilities of a human. Minion's healing factor is sufficiently developed to fully regenerate a severed limb within less than a minute.

Liquid Metal Right Arm: Minion's right arm is composed of liquid metal Molybdenum and he is able to shift his arm from its normal state into a variety of different configurations. He can shift into the form of a highly durable, razor sharp blade to a powerful high yield plasma-fusion canon. His arm's deadliest form, however, is what he refers to as the Cranial Disruption. The Cranial Disruption actually allows him to download the mind of an opponent.

  • Cybernetic Brain: Due to the Cranial Disruption, Minion currently has more than 100 different personalities downloaded into his brain. This grants him complete access to all the knowledge, experience, tactics, and combat skills of the minds of the individuals whose mind he has downloaded. It also allows him to rapidly analyze and countermeasure enemy attacks with a great degree of success.

Abilities

  • Master Combatant: Minion can gain access to the accumulated knowledge of all those whose mind he has assimilated. As a result, he has shown himself to be a master tactician and skilled in multiple forms of hand to hand combat. Minion is also highly skilled and familiar with a vast array of firearm and is a highly skilled and accomplished marksman.

Weaknesses

Though he is physically formidable, Minion is as vulnerable to telepathic assaults. At times, such assaults have caused him to lose control of the personalities housed within his brain.

Equipment

Minion formerly possessed an A.I.M. time belt; though he lost this during his second trip to Lionheart, later time-traveling adventures suggest he may have replaced it.

Transportation

  • Teleporter
  • He was originally from Earth-8410.
  • Blue left eye, yellow right eye.
  • While he appears to have red hair, this is actually wiring that merely resembles hair.
  • Death's Head would have team-up with the Punisher in Death's Head & The Punisher #1, but the issue was cancelled.
  • Hasbro released an action figure of Death's Head II in the Marvel Legends action figure line.

Discover and Discuss

Footnotes

  1. Death³ #1
  2. Death Wreck #1
  3. Death's Head II #1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Death's Head II #2-3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "3-3" defined multiple times with different content
  5. Warheads #5
  6. Warheads #6
  7. Warheads #7-8
  8. 8.0 8.1 Death's Head II Vol 2 #1-4 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "4-4" defined multiple times with different content
  9. Battletide #1
  10. Battletide #4
  11. Incomplete Death's Head #1
  12. Incomplete Death's Head #3
  13. Incomplete Death's Head #5
  14. Incomplete Death's Head #11
  15. Incomplete Death's Head #12
  16. Dark Angel #13
  17. Dark Angel #14
  18. Dark Angel #15
  19. Dark Angel #16
  20. Mys-Tech Wars #1
  21. Death's Head II Vol 2 #5
  22. Mys-Tech Wars #2
  23. Warheads #11
  24. Mys-Tech Wars #3
  25. Mys-Tech Wars #4
  26. Black Axe #1
  27. Black Axe #3
  28. Shadow Riders #1
  29. Knights of Pendragon Vol 2 #13
  30. Knights of Pendragon Vol 2 #14
  31. Knights of Pendragon Vol 2 #15
  32. Death's Head II & the Origin of Die-Cut #1
  33. Battletide Vol 2 #1-2
  34. Battletide Vol 2 #3
  35. Battletide Vol 2 #4
  36. Death³ #2
  37. Death³ #3
  38. Death³ #4
  39. Death Metal #1
  40. Dark Guard #1
  41. Dark Guard #2
  42. Death's Head II Vol 2 #13-14
  43. Death's Head II Vol 2 #15
  44. 44.0 44.1 Death's Head II Gold #1
  45. 45.0 45.1 Death's Head II Vol 2 #14
  46. Death's Head II Vol 2 #16
  47. Avengers: Forever #11-12
  48. Captain Britain and MI-13 #15
  49. Magik #4
  50. 50.0 50.1 Revolutionary War: Alpha #1
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revolutionary War: Death's Head II #1
  52. Revolutionary War: Omega #1
  53. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #3
  54. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 3



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