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Nick Fury (LMD)


Life-Model Decoys (LMD's) are a S.H.I.E.L.D. designed robot that takes the form of a living person, thus making a recreation of that person. The owner can see through, speak through, and control everything the LMD does in the field. Nick Fury's LMD's are pictured, and probably the most common in the Marvel Universe. Arguably, the most well known L.M.D. is/was Max Fury who believed himself to be the real Nick Fury for some time before associating himself with the Shadow Council.

A second type of LMDs not yet designated for impersonation duty are called "Red Eyes" and are used for high-risk operations.[2]

Alternate Realities

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)

In this universe, Nick Fury deployed a LMD which was destroyed by Graviton.[3]

Many months later, a LMD modeled after S.H.I.E.L.D.'s newest director Maria Hill was executed by the Skrulls during their invasion.[4]

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Earth-904913)

In this reality, Nick Fury used a Life-Model Decoy to confront ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Mallen. It ended up destroyed.[5]


Life-Model Decoy (Earth-82809) What If Vol 1 34

Nick Fury LMDs

In the reality where Nick Fury was wearing the eye patch over his right instead of the left eye, all his LMD's were useless because the eye patch was on the left eye[6].

Earth X (Earth-9997)

Life-Model Decoy (Earth-9997) Earth X Vol 1 ½

Nick Fury LMDs

During his account of the past, Nick Fury tells that Tony Stark has created several copies of Fury's LMDS to prevent that the real Fury could be hit during missions on the front lines.

Ultimate Spider-Man (Animated) (Earth-12041)

The LMDs, which are able to roughly duplicate the powers of whoever they are disguised as, are used by S.H.I.E.L.D. to train Spider-Man and his team. In addition to the standard LMDs, there is a deadlier version used for harder training exercises.

When Captain America and Spider-Man arrive in Madripoor, they found the entrance to Arcade's lair where Wolverine was fighting Life Model Decoy ninjas. They discovered that Arcade had stolen some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Life-Model Decoys modeled after themselves, which they were forced to fight. Arcade then unleashed multiple Hulk Life Model Decoys which were defeated by Captain America and Wolverine. Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine were later confronted by Red Hulk Life-Model Decoys.[7]

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (Earth-71002)

In this universe, Nick Fury used a LMD to debrief Spider-Man in Cairo, Egypt.[8]


Life-Model Decoy : As an android a Life-Model Decoy possesses all of the various superhuman attributes:

  • Superhuman Strength: As an android a Life-Model Decoy is superhumanly strong and possesses beyond the human limit.
  • Superhuman Speed: As an android a Life-Model Decoy can run and move at speeds that are beyond the physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Durability: As an android a Life-Model Decoy construction makes him very durable.
  • Superhuman Stamina: As an android a Life-Model Decoy can exert itself well beyond the human limit.
  • Superhuman Agility: As an android a Life-Model Decoy agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Quick Repair: The nanites in his body give a Life-Model Decoy a form of self-repair similar to a Healing Factor.


  • Tony Stark has also made use of a number of Life-Model Decoys.[9] Likewise, Maria Hill also employed them during her time as director of S.H.I.E.L.D.[10]
  • Someone created a large number of Deadpool Life-Model Decoys, which attacked him, and were destroyed by the real Deadpool and Red Hulk, who came by to recruit Deadpool to Code Red.[11]
  • The Livewires' technology is largely based on that of LMDs.[12]


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