- If you co-operate with me ... you may yet live to see tomorrow!
- -- Fixer src
Norbert Ebersol was a child prodigy with such great mechanical aptitude that he took apart and repaired an alarm clock at age 3. By 10, he had built a small electric automobile; by 13, a relatively complex robotic arm -- both from readily available spare parts. Dropping out of high school due to lack of interest, Ebersol was fired from a number of jobs because of his air of superiority and unorthodox approach to simple tasks. Seeking a challenge, he turned to the planning and execution of technologically assisted crimes. He found that such activities not only stimulated his intellect, but provided him with new raw materials to create even more advanced technological devices.
When most of Earth's heroes, including the Avengers and Fantastic Four, seemingly died battling Onslaught, Ebersol joined forces with Baron Zemo. To gain the trust of the populace, the villains led the world to believe they were new heroes known as the Thunderbolts. During a battle with the Elements of Doom, Techno was cut down. However, his consciousness downloaded into his Tech-Pac and survived, and he re-emerged in a robotic body of his own design.
Zemo's deception ultimately failed. But while his teammates chose to become legitimate heroes, Techno remained a villain. When the Thunderbolts created a base at Mt. Charteris, he stole in and subdued its caretaker, Ogre. He then assumed Ogre's identity and presented himself as such to the Thunderbolts. There the robot was responsible for resurrecting of Jolt before being killed itself by Scourge.
This was not the end of P. Norbert Ebersol. Zemo had actually taken the original consciousness of the Fixer to his hideout in Brazil and tried to revive Ebersol. Unfortunately, the battle between Scourge and Zemo (before Scourge killed the robot Techno) interrupted the regeneration. Fixer emerged surrounded by SHIELD agents and had to rely on his Tech-Pac for his spine to work. He was reluctantly put into the Redeemers team but survived the massacre by Graviton and was part of the Thunderbolts team that went to Counter-Earth under the command of Zemo.
When the Thunderbolts returned to Earth, they tried to save the world by removing all major power, unfortunately this led to Moonstone going insane and during the following fight against and alongside the Avengers, Fixer saved his own skin and fled.
After helping Deadpool keep Cable alive, Fixer more recently was seen with Mach-IV putting a new team together after Mach-IV got thrown out of the Thunderbolts.
After Norman Osborn's dismissal as head of H.A.M.M.E.R. (formerly known as S.H.I.E.L.D.), Steve Rogers replaced him and re-instated the Thunderbolts program that Osborn had been head of before he became head of H.A.M.M.E.R. The purpose of the program was to rehabilitate criminals by making them operate as heroes. Former Thunderbolts Fixer, Mach-V and Songbird were given senior status with the team being lead by Luke Cage.
Fixer spent most of his time with the team running tech-support and staying behind at the Raft; which was the home of the Thunderbolts headquarters. Fixer eventually became discontent with his position and tired of constantly being neglected and not allowed to come along on missions. He escaped together with several other inmates who were members of the Thunderbolts. Due to a failure of the teleportation technology of their tower (caused by Man-Thing), the tower began to move in time as well as in space.
They eventually bounced back to the time of the original Zemo lead Thunderbolts team of which Fixer had been a member. After his younger self began accessing Fixer's files and enraged Fixer by berating him for becoming inactive and lethargic, Fixer killed him in a fit of rage by activating the self-destruct on his gear. This began to cause a collapse in reality which forced Fixer to assume his younger self's place. His appearance was altered in order to resemble his younger self and his aging was halted. In order to prevent the past from being altered, his memory of everything after to the time they had returned to was removed as well; just like the other past Thunderbolts.
When the rest of the team returned to the present, they told to songbird and Mach-V that Paul was dead, having sacrificed himself to save the timestream.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Techno could mentally control his robotic body, capable of assuming virtually any form -- from blast cannons to pile-drivers, even a space station. To take on larger shapes, Techno absorbed mass from other mechanical materials nearby. His body also could morph into forms that appeared completely organic, as with his assumed guise of Thunderbolt machine-smith Ogre.
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Fixer used a pistol that could shoot electro-neutralizers that could render power armor, like Iron Man's, temporarily unusable.
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