Marvel Database

Richard Nixon (Earth-616)

169,882pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk2

Nixon was the 37th President of the United States from 1969-74. In our reality, he is the only president to resign from office.

Richard Nixon (Earth-616)

During the Nixon administration, the President authorized the Fantastic Four to prevent an attack from The Sub-Mariner (secretly manipulated by Magneto)[1] only to regret, soon afterward, having listened to his wife Patricia: Namor successfully conquered the largest American city, New York City, while Richards insisted that the real threat was Magneto. Nixon prepared to wage war against Atlantis, but the Fantastic Four then defeated Magneto and convinced Namor to retreat, with all his forces, and without a single casualty.[2]

Nixon also oversaw the Fantastic Four avert an attack on Earth from Galactus. Galactus demanded the Silver Surfer to follow him, and the Surfer agreed as long as the humans were not hurt. Nixon, following his advisers' counsel, ordered the Fantastic Four to comply, but Mr. Fantastic defied him and solved the situation in a different way.[3]

General Thaddeus Ross, in charge of Hulk-related operations, reported directly to President Nixon, but Nixon always gave his trusted officer charte blanche, even when Ross' plans were heterodox: When Ross asked for an alliance with the villain Leader, Nixon allowed this, but assigned an official liason - specifically vice president Spiro Agnew.[4]

Nixon urged calm when Thor and Odin's adventures in the World Beyond caused cataclysmic flooding and tremors around the world. He noted to his aides that, after all, it was "an election year" [5]

Nixon, along with Vice-President Spiro Agnew, also paid a visit and appeared to be very supportive of funding for Hulk Buster Base.[6] Later, when the Hulk was temporarily captured by Thunderbolt Ross and his Hulk Busters (again with help from the Fantastic Four), Nixon shocked many by authorizing the Attorney General to place the Man-Monster on public trial.[7]

Nixon made inroads for equal rights for females when he authorized SHIELD to create an all female assault team "Femme Force" with Sharon Carter as its first leader.[8]

  • Due to the fact that Earth-616 operates on a sliding time scale, Nixon's appearances as President of the United States in the below referenced issues should be considered topical for the time they were published. Most of these stories were published in the late 1960's to early 1970's, during the time that Richard Nixon was president of the United States.
  • Nixon's 1974 resignation from office, time-wise, corresponded with the Secret Empire's Number One being exposed as a criminal in Captain America #175. Number One was described as a high ranking government official who immediately committed suicide upon his capture by Captain America. Steve Englehart has stated his intention was for Number #1 to be the President.[9]

Discover and Discuss


Like this? Let us know!

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki