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Located in Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Vault is an immense maximum security facility designed to hold for superhuman criminals and a specialized wing for extraterrestrial prisoners.[1]

Death Trap

The superhuman hating Truman Marsh became the ruthless warden of the Vault. However the Vault direct line from the White House to the Vault that would allow the President of the United States to detonate the facility if there was ever a breakout. Marsh however tapped into that line, allowing him the ability to detonate the Vault on his own terms.Marsh was also running illegal experiments on the inmates. An accident with low-level psychic Mentallo increased his powers which allowed him to contact Venom in the next cell over, and they work out an escape plan. Mentallo pretended to still be in pain from the experiment, but when one of the Guardsmen came to investigate, he forceed him to open Venom's cell before knocking him out with a psychic attack. It was during the commotion that Electro was freed and he began realizing other inmates. Some of the inmates make it out of the Vauly but were rounded up by the Avengers and Freedom Force. Venom began threatening Marsh to release him or he would begin killing the guards. Marsh started the timer on the bomb but when he realized this this was premature he tried to deactivate it but couldn't. He decided to destroy the wiring so it could not be stopped and then tried to leave via a secret elevator, but was attacked by Venom. However Marsh detonated the elevator and caused adamantium plates to seal the shaft. However, Marsh escaped away to rig up the nuclear reactor to explode. Venom followed him and killed him, but the reactor is in meltdown. It was however stopped by Iron Man and Radioactive Man.[2]


After a endless series of riots and escapes over the years, the Vault was finally closed.[3] The Commission on Superhuman Activities adopted a new strategy of housing super-powered offenders in a series of specially prepared prisons around the country instead of one central location.[4]

Alternate Realities

Mutant X (Earth-1298)

Vault (Earth-1298)

Colorado Rocky Mountain Base

Henry Gyrich served as the warden of the Vault. The Vault housed the containment unit of Dracula until it was stolen by The Marauders. It's also the base from which Larry Trask controlled his Sentinels.[5]

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

The Vault (Earth-80920)

The Vault

The Vault is one of four specialized, high security prisons maintained by S.H.I.E.L.D. along with The Big House, The Cube, and The Raft. The Vault was designed by Tony Stark to house tech-based criminals and their gear.[6][7] When the prisoners escaped, the Vault was destroyed by Iron Man.

The Spectacular Spider-Man (Earth-26496)

The Vault acts as a specialized and secret portion of Ryker's Island designed for superpowered inmates.[8]

Super Heroes Squad Show (Earth-91119)

Vault (Earth-91119) 01

The Vault

The Vault is a high security prison and S.H.I.E.L.D. base located just outside of Super Hero City. The Vault also served as a repository for fractals of the Infinity Sword obtained by the Super Hero Squad.


Mainstream Universe (Earth-616)


Former Prisoners

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




Former Prisoners

The Spectacular Spider-Man (Earth-26496)



Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Former Residents

The Amazing Spider-Man (Earth-120703)

Former Residents


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