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Simon Utrecht (Earth-616)

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Simon Utrecht (Earth-616) from Avengers The Initiative Vol 1 26 0001
Information-silkReal Name Simon Utrecht
Information-silkCurrent AliasVector
Information-silkAffiliationU-Foes (North Carolina Initiative/Hood's Gang), Thunderbolts
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationIndustrialist, professional criminal
Information-silkHeight6' 0"
Information-silkWeight195 lbs (88 kg)
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesAs Vector, Utrecht has white eyes, no hair, and yellow and orange skin covered with an unusual pattern.
Information-silkOriginSimon Utrecht was a successful businessman and politician who craved more power. He used his resources to build a space craft, and hired a crew in the hopes of gaining superpowers.
Information-silkCreatorsBill Mantlo, Sal Buscema
First Appearance

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Simon Utrecht was a wealthy but unscrupulous businessman who was obsessed with gaining power. Convincing three others, Mike Steel, Ann Darnell and James Darnell, to go up into space in his privately-funded spacecraft to mimic the power and abilities of the Fantastic Four, who had gained their powers from cosmic rays. Utrecht and his crew passed through a cosmic radiation field, but were interrupted by the Hulk before they finished their experiment. They soon crashed back to Earth, much like the Fantastic Four themselves did. Upon seeing themselves after the crash, the quartet viewed themselves as freaks and monsters. Utrecht in particular blamed The Hulk because he believed with further exposure to the cosmic rays, they could have become "gods." The newly-christened U-Foes attacked The Hulk, which began years of hostilities between them.

The U-Foes became professional criminals, and clashed with many heroes including the Avengers.

Vector, along with the other U-Foes, registered under the Superhuman Registration Act, and served in Norman Osborn's forces, before joining the Hood's Gang.


Vector's body has been bombarded with cosmic rays far greater than that of Mr. Fantastic, and since then his teammate X-Ray has once more bathed him in cosmic rays so as to achieve better control over his powers.

Telekinesis/Psychokinesis: Vector possesses telekinetic/psychokinesis abilities allowing him to accelerate, attract, block, and, most prominently, repel matter and energy, directing it away from himself.

  • Telekinesis Repelling: This ability is so powerful, Vector was able to flay the nigh-invulnerable skin and some muscle tissue off The Hulk's body as the he resisted during a battle. He once repelled the structure of reality itself within the 'Crossroads' nexus, with force he claimed was sufficient to hurl entire worlds[1].
  • Telekinesis Shielding: He has been able to shield an army base from tracking devices and magic at the same time allowing a live video feed to be broadcast worldwide.
  • Telekinesis Acceleration: Vector has shown the ability to alter the speed and trajectory of an object, such as a rocket.
  • Telekinesis Flight: By using his repelling together with his acceleration ability Vector is also able to fly.

Strength level

Vector possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.


His power can be overcome by sufficiently powerful foes, such as the Hulk, who twice managed to, through extreme effort, bull through Vector's repulsion to physically attack him. An influx of cosmic radiation can cause a temporary loss of control of his powers, as in deflecting the air around him, deflecting his own body from the Earth, being deflected into other dimensions.

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