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Adaptoid (Earth-616)
Information-silkReal NameUnknown
Information-silkCurrent AliasSuper Adaptoid
Information-silkAliasesSuper-Adaptoid, Cyborg Sinister, Supreme Adaptoid impersonated the Fixer, Alessandro Brannex
Information-silkAffiliationSelects of the Phalanx, formerly AIM, Heavy Metal, New Enforcers
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkHeight6' 2" (Variable)
Information-silkWeight210 lbs (95 kg) (Variable)
Information-silkEyesBlack (Variable)
Information-silkHairNo Hair (Variable)
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesSilver skin
Information-silkOriginAdvanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) built the Adaptoid robot and incorporated a portion of a Cosmic Cube into it.
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Gene Colan, Jack Kirby
First Appearance
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Quote1 I am now the Super-Adaptoid... a virtual one-man team of Avengers.. Quote2
-- Super-Adaptoid src 

Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) built the Adaptoid robot and incorporated a portion of a Cosmic Cube into it.

On its first mission, the Adaptoid tried to replace Captain America.[2] Believing it had killed him, it went into hibernation in Westchester County. The presence of the X-Men and the Mimic revived it, but when the Mimic tried to copy the Adaptoid's powers, they both lost all their powers.[3]

Subsequent battles against the Avengers[4] and Iron Man[5] went badly.

When the Adaptoid encountered Captain Marvel, it copied his Nega-Bands, thus gaining access to the Negative Zone.[6] Although it lost that battle, it later lured Captain America to the Negative Zone. The Avengers and the Thing captured it and imprisoned it underneath Avengers Mansion.[7]

The Masters of Evil (IV) captured the mansion and accidentally released the Adaptoid.[8] It changed its strategy and collected several other androids (Machine Man, Sentry 459, Dragon Man, Awesome Andy, and Tess One) to form the team Heavy Metal. They attacked the Avengers' Hydrobase, but the Adaptoid's ultimate goal was to find Kubik, another product of a Cosmic Cube, and copy its powers. Almost omnipotent, it battled Captain America but could not overcome his indomitable will. Kubik erased its new powers, removed its Cosmic Cube portion, and sent it back into hibernation.[9]

The Machinesmith briefly revived it.[10] Doctor Doom appropriated the Adaptoid and sent it after the Fantastic Four. At the time the Thing had lost his powers, so the Adaptoid couldn't copy them, but with his mechanical substitutes the Thing made short work of it.[11]

The New Enforcers recruited the Adaptoid to battle Spider-Man.[12]

After another crack at Captain America[13], the Adaptoid battled the Heroes for Hire and took heavy damage.[14]

Devlin D'Angelo, a crime boss, bought the Adaptoid and forced Bruce Banner to repair it, apparently unaware of Banner's propensity to become the Hulk. After facing the Hulk, the Adaptoid murdered D'Angelo.[15]

The Adaptoid eventually grew dissatisfied with humanity and left Earth to explore space. It came into contact with the Phalanx and was infected with the transmode virus, made into a Select. The Adaptoid was tasked to track down the current Quasar, Phyla-Vell and assimilate her. However, the Kree evaded the machine, until it caught up to her, massacring a sect of the Priests of Pama. Eventually, the Adaptoid learns that Phyla is searching for the "saviour" of the Kree who would oppose the Phalanx. It managed to trick Phyla into unleashing her quantum energy against it, enabling the Adaptoid to create facsimiles of her quantum bands to follow the trail to the savior. When the Adaptoid arrived on the planet where the savior was regenerating, it began to assimilate him. However, the saviour was actively fighting against the machine. Phyla arrived in time and fought the Adaptoid, reabsorbing a portion of the quantum energy that was stolen from her. She played on the Adaptoid's inability to imagine and defeated it.

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Power Grid [16]
Energy Projection*
Fighting Skills*
* Heightened stats represent adaptation potential


  • Mimicry: The Adaptoid can copy the powers, appearance, and equipment of any superpowered being in close proximity to it. It then becomes a duplicate of that being, visually indistinguishable from it. Given the opportunity, it can copy up to eight different beings at one time, combining their attributes in a seemingly random fashion, but all these attributes turn green. The main picture, for instance, shows the Adaptoid with Captain America's shield, Thor's chest medallions, and Iron Man's ribbed armor.

Bereft of the Cosmic Cube fragment that originally gave this android the means to duplicate powers, the means by which it copies superpowers is currently unknown.


Only those he copies

Strength level



The Adaptoid is only capable of copying what it sees. It has limited imagination, incapable of dreaming up complex images. Also, its computer brain cannot cope with cosmic awareness, which would cause an overload.





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  1. Avengers Assemble #1
  2. Tales of Suspense #82, #83, and #84 (October-December 1966)
  3. Uncanny X-Men #29 (February 1967)
  4. Avengers #45 (October 1967), Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Volume 2 #4 (December 2006)
  5. Iron Man #49, #50, and #51 (August-October 1972)
  6. Captain Marvel #50 (May 1977)
  7. Marvel Two-In-One #75 (May 1981)
  8. Avengers #277 (March 1987)
  9. Avengers #286, #287, #288, #289, and #290 (December 1987 - April 1988)
  10. Captain America #354 (June 1989)
  11. Fantastic Four #336 (January 1990)
  12. Web of Spider-Man #98, #99, and #100 (March-May 1993)
  13. Avengers Volume 2 #9 (July 1997) (possibly Heroes Reborn version of the character???)
  14. Heroes for Hire Volume 1 #7 (January 1998)
  15. Incredible Hulk #469 (October 1998)
  16. Avengers Assemble #1

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