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Quote1 I will take him with me, Mr. Grimm. Given time -- and luck -- I believe I can help him cure the madness and teach him to cope with his power. Yes... given time... Quote2
-- Professor X

Appearing in "Madrox the Multiple Man"Edit

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  • Xavier's helicopter

Synopsis for "Madrox the Multiple Man"Edit

While taking the subway to a football game with Alicia, the Thing's plans are ruined when Ben has to deal with somebody in a strange costume standing on the tracks. Surprisingly when Ben strikes this man, he turns into two more, and multiplies with each blow. Ben is eventually overpowered and knocked out in a battle. The rest of the FF arrive and revive Ben, but the "Multiple Man" is nowhere to be seen.

The Multiple Man turns out to be Jamie Madrox, a mutant who had the power to create duplicates of himself. However, he had no control over these abilities and so his parents built a suit that would contain and allow him to control his powers. However, his parents died six years ago and after living that time in solitude, Madrox has found that his suit has begun to malfunction and this is what has brought him to New York City.

The FF track down Madrox and battle him, however his duplicates prove to be too powerful for them to deal with. It's not until the intervention of Charles Xavier (A colleague of Jamie's father) arrives to lend a hand. Xavier explains to Reed Richards of the situation, and while the FF Battle Madrox and his doubles again, Charles uses his mental powers to stun them all. Reed then uses his stretching powers to get close enough to the real Jamie Madrox and correct the problem with his containment suit. The process leaves Madrox unconscious, Charles then tells the FF that he will take Jamie into his care and cure him of his madness.

Appearing in "We Have to Fight the X-Men!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four #28.

For a full synopsis, please see the comic linked in this message box. Any new or updated information can and should be added to this page. Otherwise, the majority of the information contained on this page is similar to that of the comic linked in this message box.

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Synopsis for "We Have to Fight the X-Men!"Edit

Alicia Masters is having the Thing move her latest sculpture of him as Reed and Sue read the latest newspaper reports about the mysterious heroes known as the X-Men. Ben later upsets Alicia by bringing up her step-father the Puppet Master. Incidentally, the Puppet Master has agreed to meet with another Fantastic Four foe, the Mad Thinker who has developed a plan to destroy their mutual foes. The Thinker has determined that the X-Men's telepathic leader could be used to manipulate the X-Men into attacking their foes. Having tabulated circumstantial evidence to make a passing composition of this mysterious leader, the Puppet Master is able to mold a new puppet out of his clay. Despite the fact that it is lacking any facial features, it succeeds in enthralling the X-Men's leader Professor X all the way at the X-Men's headquarters. Having Charles Xavier under their control the Puppet Master has him summon the X-Men and orders them to destroy the Fantastic Four.

Even though they are confused by these orders, the X-Men comply and fly their helicopter to the Baxter Building. Initially they act friendly to the Fantastic Four who invite the young mutants into their home. It's when Reed is showing off his latest work does the X-Men's leader Cyclops launch the opening attack with his optic blasts. With Cyclops and Beast are battling Mister Fantastic and the Human Torch; Marvel Girl uses her telekinetic powers against the Thing; Angel and Iceman attack the Invisible Girl. When the male members of the Fantastic Four begin gaining the upper hand, the X-Men flee the scene with Sue as their prisoner. Reed and the others follow the X-Men to the Mad Thinker's hideout where the X-Men are commended by Xavier to continue their battle against the Fantastic Four.

The Mad Thinker launches various weapons to assist in destroying the Fantastic Four, leading the X-Men to realize that someone must be enthralling their leader. The Puppet Master and Thinkner reveal themselves and threaten to harm Professor X if they do not comply with their wishes. This threat fails because at that very moment Xavier is able to break free from the Puppet Master's control. The X-Men then come to the aid of the Fantastic Four and help them battle the Thinker's Awesome Android. While they keep the android distracted, Professor X is able to shut it's mind down with his mental powers. During the confusion the Thinker and Puppet Master manage to escape, leaving the Awesome Android behind. With the threat now over, Professor X orders the X-Men to return home, leaving the Fantastic Four to wonder if they will ever meet the group of mutants again.

Appearing in "Gallery of FF's Most Famous Foes"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Fantastic Four Annual #1.

For a full synopsis, please see the comic linked in this message box. Any new or updated information can and should be added to this page. Otherwise, the majority of the information contained on this page is similar to that of the comic linked in this message box.

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Synopsis for "Gallery of FF's Most Famous Foes"Edit



--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Fantastic Four Annual #1.--


Continuity Notes

Madrox the Multiple Man!

  • Ben and Alicia are going to a New York Jets football game, and the Thing makes a reference to wanting to see Joe Namath play. Namath was a member of the Jets from 1965-1976 before being traded to the L.A. Rams in 1977. He retired from the National Football League after that season. This should be considered a topical reference per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616. As Namath was still playing for the Jets at the time this story was originally published.
  • Some facts about Charles Xavier in this story:
    • His appearance here happens between the events of X-Men #94 and Classic X-Men #2 when he is preparing his new X-Men to stop Count Nefaria from taking over Valhalla Base and holding the entire United States ransom. His appearance here happens after Page 7 of X-Men #94 and before Page 7 of Classic X-Men #2.
    • Xavier last interacted with Mister Fantastic in New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 2 #1 as a members of the Illuminati they attempted to warn the Skrulls against trying to invade the Earth against after the Kree-Skrull War. Xavier last interacted with the Fantastic Four as a team in X-Men: The Hidden Years #20-22 when he telepathically provided assistance during the Fantastic Four's battle against Magneto in Fantastic Four #102-103.
    • Here the members of the Fantastic Four appear to be oblivious to the fact that Xavier is a mutant with telepathic powers. At the time Xavier's mutant powers were a secret to the world in general, but this contradicts later tales that reveal that the Fantastic Four were aware that Xavier was a mutant and leader of the X-Men. The earliest chronological proof of this was in a story depicted in X-Men First Class Vol 2 #1, which took place shortly after the wedding of Reed and Sue in Fantastic Four Annual #3.
  • Each member of the Fantastic Four make their next appearances in other publications:


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