Scientist Supreme

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Scientist Supreme is a name used by different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

DescriptionEdit

The Scientist Supreme is often described to be the top leader of A.I.M., and can also be described to be the scientific counterpart to Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.

Known versionsEdit

YandrothEdit

Yandroth was the humanoid Scientist Supreme of the otherdimensional planet Yann, and a counterpart to Doctor Strange's title of Sorcerer Supreme.[1]

Lyle GetzEdit

Scientist Supreme
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceCaptain America #133 (January 1971)
Created byStan Lee
Gene Colan
In-story information
Alter egoLyle Getz
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
AbilitiesGenius-level intellect

Lyle Getz was the first individual to use the Scientist Supreme alias within A.I.M.. He spearheaded and supervised the experiment of MODOK and then Getz was killed by his own experiment afterwards.[2]

VictoriusEdit

Victorius
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceAstonishing Tales #18 (June 1973)
Created byMike Friedrich and Dan Adkins
In-story information
Alter egoVictor Conrad
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
Cult of Entropy
Notable aliasesScientist Supreme
AbilitiesPeak physical condition, assorted combat training

Victor Conrad was the second individual to use the Scientist Supreme persona within A.I.M.. An A.I.M. scientist working for A.I.M. who succeeded in duplicating the Super-Soldier Serum which had transformed Steve Rogers into Captain America, Conrad drank the serum himself and became a physically perfect human being. Naming himself Victorius, he first attempted to take over A.I.M.[volume & issue needed] Failing to do so, he later adopted the death-worshiping philosophy of the Cult of Entropy and made himself their new leader. He stole the Cosmic Cube to use to create Jude the Entropic Man as a means of spreading destruction.[3] Jude rebelled against Victorius, and when Jude, Victorius, the Cube and the Man-Thing all came into physical contact with each other, Jude and Victorius were transformed into a form of radiant crystal.[4] Years later, Andrew Forson reveals that Mockingbird had been secretly working for him at the time and that Mockingbird was used to "get Victorius out of the way" in order to take over the Cult of Entropy.[5]

George ClintonEdit

Scientist Supreme
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceSuper-Villain Team Up #17 (June 1980)
Created byJim Shooter
Peter Gillis
In-story information
Alter egoGeorge Clinton
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
AbilitiesGenius-level intellect

George Clinton was the third individual to use the Scientist Supreme persona within A.I.M.. Clinton provided the Red Skull, Armin Zola and the Hate-Monger with a restored version of the Cosmic Cube; however, he gets his mind drained (along with many others) by the three supervillains as a power source for the very device that he helped restore.[6]

Valdemar TykkioEdit

Scientist Supreme
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceIron Man #201 (December 1985)
Created byJim Shooter
Denny O'Neil
In-story information
Alter egoValdemar Tykkio
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
AbilitiesGenius-level intellect

Valdemar Tykkio was the fourth individual to use the Scientist Supreme persona within A.I.M.[7] Valdemar had occasional encounters with Iron Man while dealing with his brother Yorgon Tykkio trying to take his coveted position.[8]

Fifth A.I.M. LeaderEdit

Scientist Supreme
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceIron Man #247 (October 1989)
Created byTom DeFalco
Bob Layton
In-story information
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
AbilitiesGenius-level intellect

A fifth individual had used the Scientist Supreme persona within A.I.M.. This Scientist Supreme had a deal with HYDRA to eliminate Madame Masque, resulting in a confrontation with Iron Man and the Hulk.[9]

Monica RappacciniEdit

Monica Rappaccini is the sixth individual to use the Scientist Supreme alias within A.I.M.[10]

Hank PymEdit

At one point, Hank Pym grew to a large enough size where he encountered the cosmic entity Eternity, claiming to the former that he is Earth's "Scientist Supreme".[11] When Hank Pym told Loki about this, the trickster god claims he was using Eternity's form in order to trick the so-called Scientist Supreme. Hank Pym disputed Loki's explanation. Whether or not it was indeed Loki-in-disguise has not been answered.[12]

Andrew ForsonEdit

Andrew Forson
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceFantastic Four #610 (November 2012)
Created byJonathan Hickman
Ryan Stegman
In-story information
Team affiliationsA.I.M.
Cult of Entropy
Notable aliasesA.I.M. Scientist Supreme
AbilitiesGenius-level intellect

Andrew Forson is the seventh character within A.I.M. to use the title of Scientist Supreme. The character first appeared in Fantastic Four #610 and was created by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Stegman.

Forson was the Scientist Supreme of A.I.M. after the organization became public and established their base in the now-sovereign island nation of Barbuda and overthrew the Wizard with consent of the rest of A.I.M.. Barbuda was then renamed A.I.M. Island.[13]

Forson appears as the Supreme Leader of the new High Council of A.I.M., consisting of Graviton (as the Minister of Science), Jude the Entropic Man (as the Minister of Health), Mentallo (as the Minister of Home Affairs), Superia (as the Minister of Education in Bagalia), the female Super-Adaptoid (as the Minister of State in Bagalia), and the undercover Taskmaster (as the Minister of Defense).[14] Forson then leads A.I.M. into attending a weapons expo, which led to A.I.M. fighting against the Secret Avengers. During the battle, Forson takes the opportunity to steal the Iron Patriot armor.[15] Daisy Johnson launched an unsanctioned operation to send the Secret Avengers to A.I.M. Island to assassinate Forson, and the group seemingly killed him. Despite Johnson ending up suspended for breaking protocol and Maria Hill being put in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. again, Forson was revealed to be alive all along, and the news of A.I.M. being a new permanent member of the Security Council is known.[16]

Forson finds Superia badly injured after an incident on A.I.M. Island regarding an escaped creature.[17] An A.I.M. Agent then approaches Forson and Superia, showing the two a 2-D hologram of the organism beating the Avengers. Taking pride in this, Forson orders their translocator activated and to retrieve their "lost child".[18] When Taskmaster is shot and seemingly killed by Mockingbird now under Forson's control,[19] Forson revealed that Mockingbird was secretly working for Forson years ago, and that he used Mockingbird to "get Victorious out of the way" so that he could take over the Cult of Entropy.[20] Forson also uses Adaptoids from an alternate reality to combat the Avengers.[21] Using an unidentified device, Forson and A.I.M. accelerate the flow of time in the limits of A.I.M. Island, creating in a matter of hours for the real world year of progress and transforming A.I.M. into a technologically advanced empire.[22] When Smasher comes to the island, Forson has Jude the Entropic Man transform her into his messenger.[23]

Forson is an experienced scientist with genius-level intellect.

In other mediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • The Lyle Getz incarnation of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appears in the Iron Man: Armored Adventures animated series. In the episode "Ready, A.I.M., Fire", he assists his fellow A.I.M. operatives in building MODOK. In the episode "Designed Only For Chaos", A.I.M. uses the Living Laser to finish creating MODOK, who murders the Scientist Supreme so he can take control of A.I.M. even though Getz was planning to do so anyway.
  • Two different incarnations of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appear in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series.
    • An unidentified version appears in season one, voiced by Nolan North.[24] In the episode "Breakout, Part 1", he negotiates with Doctor Doom's agent Lucia von Bardas before Iron Man intervenes and captures the A.I.M. agents. They are transferred to the Vault, though they later escape off-screen. In the episode "Alone Against A.I.M", the Scientist Supreme attempts to get revenge via the Technovore, but he is defeated by the Avengers.
    • Lyle Getz appears in season two, voiced by Kyle Hebert[25] Prior to and during the episode "Prisoner of War", he is captured and replaced by a Skrull infiltrator before he joins forces with Captain America and his fellow prisoners to escape. In the episode "Secret Invasion", Skrull Queen Veranke orders the Skrull impersonating Getz to use satellite weapons to destroy all life on Earth in response to the Avengers foiling her invasion, but Thor destroys the satellites while the Skrulls are arrested by S.W.O.R.D.
  • An amalgamated version of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appears in the Avengers: Ultron Revolution animated series episode "Adapting to Change", voiced by Jim Meskimen.[26] This version has George Clinton's appearance, Valdemar Tykkio's accent, and Andrew Forson's attire. The Scientist Supreme uses three Adaptoids to fight the Avengers before merging with them to become the Supreme Adaptoid, only to be defeated by the heroes and absorbed by Ultron.
  • The Monica Rappaccini incarnation of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appears in the Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Grey DeLisle.[27]
  • The Monica Rappaccini incarnation of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appears in the M.O.D.O.K. animated series, voiced by Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Video gamesEdit

  • An unnamed male Scientist Supreme appears in Marvel Avengers Academy. This version is the leader of A.I.M. and the headmaster of the A.I.M. Institute of Super-Technology.
  • An unnamed female Scientist Supreme appears in Marvel Strike Force.
  • The Monica Rappaccini incarnation of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme appears in Marvel Powers United VR, voiced by Jennifer Hale.[28]
  • At the end of Marvel's Avengers, Monica Rappaccini becomes A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme. Additionally, Lyle Getz appears in the "Operation: Kate Bishop - Taking A.I.M." DLC as a rival to Rappaccini and an expert in tachyons. He is later defeated and imprisoned by Maria Hill, Hawkeye, and the Avengers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strange Tales Vol. 1 #164 (January 1968). Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Captain America #133 (January 1971). Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Marvel Two-in-One #42
  4. ^ Marvel Two-in-One #43
  5. ^ Secret Avengers #14 (March 2014)
  6. ^ Super-Villain Team Up #17 (June 1980). Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ Iron Man #201 (December 1985). Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Iron Man #204-207; 215-216 (March–June 1986; February–March 1987). Marvel Comics.
  9. ^ Iron Man #247 (October 1989). Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ Amazing Fantasy #7 (2005). Marvel Comics.
  11. ^ Mighty Avengers #30 (October 2009). Marvel Comics.
  12. ^ Mighty Avengers #34 (March 2010). Marvel Comics.
  13. ^ Fantastic Four #610 (November 2012). Marvel Comics.
  14. ^ Secret Avengers vol. 2 #2 (March 2013). Marvel Comics.
  15. ^ Secret Avengers vol. 2 #3 (April 2013). Marvel Comics.
  16. ^ Secret Avengers vol. 2 #5 (June 2013). Marvel Comics.
  17. ^ Avengers vol. 5 #15. Marvel Comics.
  18. ^ Avengers vol. 5 #16 (July 2013). Marvel Comics.
  19. ^ Secret Avengers vol. 2 #13 (February 2014). Marvel Comics.
  20. ^ Secret Avengers vol. 2 #14 (March 2014). Marvel Comics.
  21. ^ Avengers vol. 5 #25-28 (January–April 2014). Marvel Comics.
  22. ^ Avengers World #1. Marvel Comics.
  23. ^ Avengers World #2 (January 2014). Marvel Comics.
  24. ^ "Full cast and crew of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes "Breakout: Part 1". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  25. ^ "Full cast and crew of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes "Prisoner of War". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  26. ^ "Adapting to Change". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 1. March 13, 2016. Disney XD.
  27. ^ "School of Hard Knocks". Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 30. July 9, 2018. Disney XD.
  28. ^ "Voice of Scientist Supreme - Marvel Powers United VR (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved 2018-09-20. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sourcesCS1 maint: postscript (link)

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