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Arnold Sutton (Earth-712)
Information-silkReal Name Arnold Sutton
Information-silkCurrent AliasBrain-Child
Information-silkRelativesHarold (father); unnamed mother
Information-silkHairNo Hair
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesHas an enlarged cranium.
Information-silkCreatorsRoy Thomas, John Buscema
First Appearance

Arnold was the mutant[1] child of Harold Sutton and wife, two people exposed to high-levels of radiation. His superior intelligence was apparent by the time he was one year old. By nine he was a scientist working for the military, but physically hideous due to his oversized brain and seen as a freak. We he was ten, he refused to work unless he could have his own island, which he got. Angry at how people used him for his mind, but avoided him as a person, he decided to destroy the world. He built a special rocket designed to be fired into the sun, causing it to go supernova, but he tricked everyone into thinking it was going to be a regular probe.[2] The Avengers, visiting from Earth-616, were forwarned of the event by having traveled a week into the future. They convinced Nighthawk to help them stop the launch.[3] Then the Avengers and Squadron Supreme went to Brain-Child's lair and attcked him. He countered with robots and science stuff, but the Avengers won anyway. They took away his memories and superintelligence, by way of Doctor Spectrum's Power Prism, transforming him into a normal boy. The Squadron Supreme promised he'd have a normal life.[2]


Supergenius intellect. His psychic powers allowed him not only to monitor other people's brainwaves, but also to create physical objects, including permanent items such as buildings, high-technology devices such as a TV set that allowed him to see the recent past, and minions with powers such as an amoeba. These creations disappeared when he lost his powers.



Harold Sutton (Earth-712)

Harold Sutton (Earth-712)

Harold Sutton

Harold couldn't believe that his son Arnold was actually reading geometry books as a toddler[2].


Earth-712 version of Reed and Sue Richards

Arnold's history parallels that of Franklin Richards of Earth-616, who himself would become Psi-Lord as he grew older, as both gained their mightly mental faculties from radiation which their parents had absorbed before they were born. In fact, Arnold's father Harold and his mother were themselves physically identical to Reed and Sue Richards, although neither possessed superpowers nor was Harold a notable scientist on his world. However, Arnold's own genius and mental manipulating abilities seemed to compensate for this inbalance between the worlds.

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