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Bakuto, the head Daimyo of South America, met with the other four Daimyos in Jigoku-Chu Castle in Japan. He showed some doubt in Matt Murdock leading The Hand and especially scoffed at White Tiger's involvement due to her being a woman. Beforehand, Bakuto had killed his master, Izanagi, to showcase "[his] strength of will," even going so far as to not allowing him seppuku.
In the present, while having dinner, Bakuto's food is spiked causing him to hallucinate demons. Matt goes to check on him as Daredevil and are both immediately attacked by ninjas that were secretly sent by the other Daimyos. After defeating them, Matt is led to believe that someone is attempting to take Bakuto's life and ups the security. Despite this Bakuto believes that Matt was the one who sent the ninjas and begins plotting to kill him. He is later confronted by a possessed White Tiger and killed in sword combat.
Bakuto in other mediaEdit
- Bakuto appears in Iron Fist, portrayed by Ramón Rodríguez. Bakuto is one of the leaders of The Hand and is Colleen Wing's sensei from before the events of the series. Bakuto at first appears to be a benevolent person, aiding Danny Rand in his abilities and showing him footage of the previous Iron Fist, but soon it becomes apparent that he wishes to use Danny for his own purposes and especially has plans for the Meachums. After shooting Joy Meachum, he and his men take Danny, but end up fighting him along with Colleen and Davos. Bakuto battles Colleen with swords, but he is stabbed by his former pupil. Colleen refuses to kill Bakuto, so Davos does it for her. His body then disappears. Colleen assumes that Bakuto's people took it, but Danny recalls that Harold Meachum managed to come back from the dead.
- Bakuto reappears in The Defenders, revived to full health. He is established to be one of the five Fingers of the Hand, the others being Sowande, Madame Gao, Alexandra, and Murakami. He first appears when he accosts Colleen, Danny and Luke as they are escorting Claire to the 29th Precinct for protective custody, but escapes. He is later present, along with Murakami and Madame Gao, when Elektra kills Alexandra and assumes command of the Hand. The three Fingers express disdain with Elektra for her actions, but she is undeterred, only interested in cultivating the substance so she can have eternal immortality. Nonetheless, the Fingers accost Matt, Luke and Jessica when they break out of the precinct and return to Midland Circle seeking to rescue Danny from Elektra. Bakuto comes very close to finishing off Matt until Colleen shows up to fight him off. Bakuto remains upstairs to fight Colleen, Claire and Misty. Regaining the upper hand, Colleen kills Bakuto, but not before he manages to cut off part of Misty's right arm.
Bantam is an assistant of Trevor Fitzroy who uses his power as a chronal anchor to keep track of his master's time portals.[volume & issue needed] When Fitzroy takes over a future timeline and renames himself the Chronomancer, Bantam accompanies him.[volume & issue needed] Bantam realizes that Fitzroy had been driven mad by his dreams of power, and eventually betrays his master to the rebellion led by Bishop.[volume & issue needed] Bantam assists in the raising of the gate to the Chronomancer's keep, and dies at the hands of Fitzroy's Chronotroopers.[volume & issue needed]
Bantam kept track of all of Fitzroy's time portals still in stasis. He was sensitive to the bioenergy emissions of other superhumans, allowing him to locate the site where the energy was released.
Bantam appears in the two-part X-Men episode "One Man's Worth."
Batroc the LeaperEdit
An unlimited class wrestler, Battleaxe is a massive woman who carries an axe as her weapon of choice. Defeating Titania in a wrestling match, she claims the title as champion of the Grapplers. However, when Titania is slain by the Scourge of the Underworld, Battleaxe vows to avenge her former teammate. She takes out her aggression on the Thing, battling him in a wrestling match. Realizing Battleaxe is taking her anger out on him, the Thing purposely loses the match. She later joins Superia's Femizons and battles Captain America. She also fights BAD Girls, Inc. while in a costumed bar.
Later, in Ms. Marvel's own series, Battleaxe gets fights the titular heroine in front of William Wagner's closed restaurant. Puppet Master's mind-controlled Chilean soldiers catch Battleaxe and try to take her with them. Ms. Marvel defeats them and takes the soldiers and Battleaxe on her minicarrier.
Battleaxe has superhuman strength and durability. She carries a set of two axes which are her weapons of choice.
Joaquim Robichaux, Elizabeth Vaughn and Gary QuinnEdit
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Donald Blake is a construct of Odin, created for the purpose of giving a weak and powerless identity for Thor. After removing his memory, Thor started his life as the crippled Don who chose to be a doctor after sympathizing with the sick. Don finds the hammer Mjolnir and transforms into the God of Thunder. Later, Don regains his memory as Thor and soon learns the whole truth from Odin. The Blake identity has been used here and there before Odin opted to erase him from existence. After Thor was killed by The Serpent, Donald Blake suddenly came into existence as a separate entity fully aware that his whole life had been a lie.
Donald Blake in other mediaEdit
- Donald Blake appears in The Incredible Hulk Returns played by Steve Levitt. This version is a medical student obsessed with Viking culture. He joined an archaeological expedition where he found Mjolnir and summoned Thor. Despite trying to lose the hammer it always came back to him. He serves as Thor's sidekick.
- Though Donald Blake does not appear in Thor, he is mentioned by Jane Foster as someone who was, "good with patients and bad with relationships." Thor uses his name when Erik Selvig picks him up from a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility.
Blitzkrieg is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, and John Romita, Jr., and first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes: Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982).
Franz Mittelstaedt was born in Backnang, Germany. He was inspecting an electrical power plant when a stray bolt of lightning struck a faulty generator and bathed him in electricity. When he emerged from his coma weeks later, he found that he could summon lightning at will to wield as a weapon. He decided to use his powers in the name of democracy.
Later he was teleported away by the Grandmaster, along with hundreds of other heroes of Earth, so that the Grandmaster and Death could choose champions from among them. Blitzkrieg was chosen for the Grandmaster's team, fighting alongside fellow heroes Captain America, the aboriginal Talisman III, Darkstar, Captain Britain, Wolverine, Defensor, Sasquatch, Daredevil, Peregrine, She-Hulk, and the Thing. When the Grandmaster's team won the contest, the heroes were returned to Earth.
Blitzkrieg later joined the German superhero team Schutz Heiliggruppe, along with Hauptmann Deutschland and Zeitgeist. The team intended to arrest the Red Skull for his World War II war crimes, assaulting Arnim Zola's castle and fighting and defeating the Skeleton Crew.
Blitzkrieg later traveled to Buenos Aires to investigate the deaths of a number of South American superheroes, including his former ally Defensor. Blitzkrieg was confronted by his teammate Zeitgeist, who turned out to be the serial killer Everyman. Everyman killed Blitzkrieg, adding him to his long list of murdered superheroes, but Blitzkrieg was later avenged by Hauptmann Deutschland, now known as Vormund, who killed Everyman.
Blitzkrieg possessed the ability to summon lightning mentally, at up to 15,000,000 volts. He can manipulate all forms of electrical energy, using them to allow him to fly, create electrical energy shields and cages, and electrical tornadoes. He is also immune to electricity, and can sense electrical transmissions and track them to their source.
The Man-Brute first appeared in Captain America #121 (January 1970), and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. The character subsequently appears as Blockbuster in Omega the Unknown #7 (March 1977), and #9 (July 1977), in which he is killed.
The man originally known as the Man-Brute was an ex-convict whose strength was boosted by a factor of twelve by Professor Silas X. Cragg. Cragg was an enemy of Captain America from the World War II era who had developed a variant of the Super Soldier Serum which he used to empower the Man-Brute. Cragg sent the Man-Brute to attack Captain America at a charity event, but when the Man-Brute ran into his own estranged son he became upset at what he had become. Man-Brute attacked Cragg, who backed into a high voltage machine and was electrocuted.
Renaming himself Blockbuster, he sought to acquire wealth for his son Robert, to give him a better life and keep him from becoming a criminal like himself. He robbed a bank, leading to conflict with the NYPD and then Omega the Unknown. Omega felt empathy for Blockbuster and his son, and let the man escape with the money. After Blockbuster robbed a diamond store, the owner offered a thousand dollar reward to which Omega responded. After struggling with Omega a few times, Blockbuster was incinerated by the second Foolkiller.
Blockbuster possessed superhuman strength, durability, endurance, etc. He was an experienced street fighter, although he did not demonstrate any advanced fighting skills.
The Blood Spider (Michael Bingham) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #367 (October 1992). The character was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Mark Bagley and Jerry Bingham.
Blood Spider is a mercenary trained by Taskmaster under contract by the Red Skull to create a team of mercenaries who would be capable of defeating Spider-Man. The trio were patterned after the superheroes Captain America, Hawkeye and Spider-Man, and the characters were called Death-Shield, Jagged Bow and Blood Spider.[volume & issue needed]
Solo joined the fray on the side of the wall-crawler and helps to defeat the three villains and thwart Red Skull's machinations who was using the mercenaries to guard private files sought by Spider-Man in reference to his parents.[volume & issue needed]
Years later, Blood Spider appears with Death-Shield and Jagged Bow among the criminals vying for the multi-million dollar bounty that was placed on Agent Venom's head by Lord Ogre. The trio's attempt on Agent Venom's life is interrupted by competing mercenaries Constrictor and Lord Deathstrike.
Of the trio, Blood Spider was the only character who displayed any superhuman abilities. He was able to shatter a solid concrete wall with a very powerful move, indicating he possessed some degree of superhuman strength. He was not as powerful as Spider-Man, and not nearly as fast. He carried a back pack and wrist devices capable of shooting webbing similar to that of Spider-Man, but much weaker. An ordinary human in peak physical condition, such as Solo, was able to tear through it, which would not have been possible with Spider-Man's webbing. Blood Spider's costume has several design elements that Bagley would later incorporate into the redesign of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man costume. The most prominent of the traits is the use of a larger, symmetrical spider emblem on the front and back, the legs of which meet on the shoulders.
Blood Spider in other mediaEdit
- Blood Spider makes his animated debut on Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, voiced by Benjamin Diskin. This version is an alternate universe counterpart of Spider-Man where vampires led by the Lizard King have taken over most of Earth. As seen in "Return to the Spider-Verse" [Pt. 1], he ends up teaming up with Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid in searching for the Siege Perilous shards to free the humans, including his teammates, from Lizard King's control.
- A variation of Blood Spider is a major antagonist in Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover, a prequel novel to the 2018 video game Marvel's Spider-Man. He was recruited off the streets to undergo experiments in a lab run by Norman Osborn. He shows signs of mental health issues which are further exacerbated by the experiments. Afterwards, he comes to believe that he's the real Spider-Man and that Peter Parker is an imposter. Under his own Spider-Man persona, he shows no interest in protecting and saving lives, stating he is the true Spider-Man as he is willing to get blood on his hands whereas Peter won't. This disregard for human life causes the public to turn against Spider-Man, although a large number of people cite obvious differences to suggest they are not the same person. Eventually, Peter is able to draw him into a public confrontation, which shows the two are separate men. Subsequently, Blood Spider is defeated and incarcerated.
Bloodwraith (Sean Dolan) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald, Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas and Tony DeZuniga, and first appeared in Black Knight #2 (July 1990).
Bloodwraith is the murderous enemy of Black Knight and the Avengers. While Sean Dolan was known as Bloodwraith, Bloodwraith is made up of the souls of those the Ebony Blade has slain. He is an expert swordsman compelled to take lives, especially innocent lives. The blade is indestructible and able to cut through almost any material. The blade was forged from a meteorite and Merlin's magic. The blade can trap dead souls and absorb or deflect all kinds of energies and mystical power. Bloodwraith can sense the ebony blade and control it like a telekinetic. If separated, Bloodwraith can teleport to the Ebony Blade or teleport the blade to himself. Bloodwraith rides a winged horse named Valinor.
Sean Dolan was an amateur swordsman with no special abilities. When Sean drew the ebony blade, he found himself overwhelmed and controlled by all the souls of those the sword had slain, and became the Bloodwraith. The Bloodwraith was dark black in color and appeared in costume. The sword constantly craved new blood to add, and those it slew found their souls locked in an eternal battle of good vs. evil in a dimension inside the sword. Bloodwraith rides his winged horse, Valinor, and is an expert swordsman. He can control the ebony blade rather like a telekinetic. When separated from the blade, he can sense its presence and instantaneously teleport to its location. The ebony blade could slice through anything and, previously, would curse its wielder with petrification if its wielder used the blade to draw blood. When he wielded Proctor's sword, the Bloodwraith and Valinor appeared much more skeletal and could channel powerful blasts through the sword. When powered by the Slorenian souls, Bloodwraith became composed of an energy unknown to man, and both he and the sword grew to gigantic size.
The Blue Blade (real name Roy Chambers) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by an unknown writer and unknown artist, his only appearance was in USA Comics #5 (cover-dated Summer 1942), published by Marvel forerunner Timely Comics during the period known as the Golden Age of Comic Books.
The Blue Diamond first appeared in Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941), published by Marvel's 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books. During that time, he appeared only in that issue and its subsequent, final issue, #8 (January 1942). He was drawn by Jack Kirby written by Joe Simon.
The majority of the character's World War II adventures appear in a flashback story in Marvel Premiere #29-30 (April, June 1976), Marvel's flashback series The Invaders #6 (May 1976), #35-38 (December 1978-March 1979), and #41 (September 1979), and in later series in New Invaders #2 (November 2004) #9 (June 2005), and Citizen V and V Battalion: The Everlasting #1 (March 2002), along with an appearance with the World War II superhero team the Liberty Legion in Marvel Two-in-One #20 (Oct. 1976) and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1 (1976). He also appears in flashbacks as a member of the Crazy Sues in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (2011).
The Blue Diamond made an appearance in modern-day continuity, in Marvel Two-In-One #79 (Sept. 1981).
Bob, Agent of HYDRAEdit
Ahura is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as a member of the Inhumans species. Ahura was created by Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins and first makes an appearance in Marvel Graphic Novel: The Inhumans (1988). Ahura was created to be the son of Black Bolt and Medusa. He was banished to a prison since he shared his uncle's, Maximus The Mad, mental instability. Medusa freed him and allowed him to join the Future Foundation, but then Black Bolt allowed Ahura to be taken into the past by Kang the Conqueror. Black Bolt returns him and he becomes the new CEO of Ennilux Corporation. Ahura took a fleet of Ennilux zeppelins to help the Inhumans in their clash with the X-Men, and provided them with a device to destroy the Terrigen cloud. In an alternate timeline, Ahura becomes the new Kang.
Bor Burison is an Asgardian in the Marvel Universe. The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and named for Borr from Norse mythology, first appeared in Journey into Mystery #97 (October 1963).
Bor, son of Buri, became the ruler of Asgard where under his rule he created the universe. He eventually married the giantess Bestla and had four sons with her named Cul, Vili, Ve and Odin. Out of all of his sons, Bor paid special attention to Odin, whom he groomed to become the next king. However, Bor was angered by Odin's decision to create humans which he was unable to reverse. Nevertheless, Bor strongly sided with Odin and the two went into battle against the Frost Giants. Bor went up against one giant, who was actually a time traveling Loki in disguise, and battled him, but was killed.
Loki would impersonate Bor's ghost to get Odin to defeat Laufey and adopt the boy that would become Loki. Loki resurrected Bor in modern day, but affected his mind making him think that monsters were everywhere. He encountered his grandson Thor and the two fought in a destructive battle that involved the Dark Avengers. Bor was killed by Thor who only found out about his identity afterwards by Loki and Balder. Hela later brings Bor back to life to lift Mjolnir. When he was unable to, Hela reduces him to dust. She then uses him to battle Thor once again.
Bor in other mediaEdit
Bor appears in the 2013 movie Thor: The Dark World, portrayed by Tony Curran. He appears in a flashback to the Asgardians' battle against the Dark Elf forces of Malekith the Accursed five thousand years ago.
Melissa Bowen is the mother of Tandy Bowen, the superhero known as Dagger, in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi, first appeared in Cloak and Dagger #4 (January 1984).
The character, a wealthy socialite, was depicted as being very emotionally distant from her daughter. When Tandy runs away, Melissa is irritated at her due to the cost of hiring people to search for her.
Melissa Bowen in other mediaEdit
Melissa Bowen appears in the Freeform series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, played by Andrea Roth. After the car accident that killed Nathan on the night with the Roxxon Gulf Platform collapsed, Melissa struggled to make ends meet while dealing with the fact that Roxxon repossessed some of Nathan's stuff from her home upon his death and posthumously firing with the help of her lawyer boyfriend Greg. While she still loves her daughter, Melissa has since become an alcoholic and a drug pusher and has been working low paying jobs that she keeps getting fired from. Despite her many flaws, she does show genuine concern for her daughter. She further ends up in a relationship with married lawyer Greg Pressfield, but she breaks up with him. She immediately regrets this, but he is murdered by an female hitwoman posing as a water jug delivery person. In "Ghost Stories," Melissa and Tandy celebrate the anniversary of Nathan's death. Tandy and Tyrone later access Melissa's memory where it was shown that he once slapped Melissa for spilling coffee on his paperwork. This led to Tandy taking up Peter Scarborough's offer to pay to get Melissa out of the trailer park. In "Back Breaker," the female hitperson that killed Greg confronts Melissa at her home working under Peter Scarsborough's orders by the time Tandy visits her mother. She tells Tandy that she's got until the count of three to come out before she shoots Melissa. Thanks to a tactic by Tandy, she saved her mother from the hitwoman and left to confront Peter Scarsborough. Following the Terrors crisis, Melissa is cleaning up her house as Tandy comes home showing her a newspaper stating that Roxxon was responsible for the incident.
Ellen Brandt is a supporting character of the Man-Thing (Ted Sallis) in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway and Gray Morrow, first appeared in Savage Tales #1 (May 1971).
Ellen Brandt grew up in a loveless, emotionless household which she had hoped to escape from. She met her husband Ted Sallis and she ran away to elope with him. The two visited a fortune teller for fun, but she informed them that tragedy would befall their lives. Ted soon began working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and became lost in his work, causing Ellen to see him as cold as her father. She joined A.I.M. and plotted against her husband. When she revealed her true colors to Ted, she chased him into a swamp where he gave himself an untested super soldier formula and crashed into the swamp becoming Man-Thing. Ellen was frightened of his appearance and thus his abilities burned half her face.
Ellen Brandt in other mediaEdit
The character was adapted for the film Iron Man 3, where she is portrayed by Stéphanie Szostak. In this film, the character is a war veteran who lost an arm and is injected with the Extremis virus by A.I.M. founder Aldrich Killian. She and Eric Savin have a confrontation with Tony Stark, where she is lured into a diner which Stark floods with gas from the stove then explodes by microwaving metal from dog tags before being blown out onto power lines which electrocute her, killing her.
G. W. BridgeEdit
Broo is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He is a mutant from the Brood race, but unlike his feral brethren he is intelligent and compassionate. Broo was born in the lab on a S.W.O.R.D. orbital research station called Pandora's Box. He later joined the X-Men as a student in Wolverine & the X-Men #1.
He has been the object of bullying because of his odd behavior; however he doesn't seem to understand teasing and even takes it as a compliment. He has developed a relationship with Idie, and was at the top in his class behind Quentin Quire.
After discovering a robot placed there by the Hellfire Club in order to manipulate Oya, Kade Kilgore and Max Frankenstein show up and tell Broo about their plans, but he is shot and left for dead before he can tell anyone else.
Although Broo was supposedly killed, Beast had saved his life with assistance by Brand, Peter Parker, Reed Richards and Tony Stark. Broo was treated and put into a coma and once he awoken he had reverted to his feral brood instincts and acted like that of an animal. He spent some time as an unwilling student in Kade Killgore's mutant school. Idie comes with him for supervision and Quentin Quire comes to rescue them both. Quire advances the theory that Idie has fallen in love with Broo pre-trauma.[volume & issue needed]
Broo was often seen attacking fellow students and support staff at Killgore's school, random, brutal violence being fully supported and encouraged by the teachers.[volume & issue needed] He was kidnapped by the genocidal alien Xanto Starblood, who was going to teach Broo the hard sciences and feed him unique beings.[volume & issue needed] While on Xanto's ship, Broo bite a Bamf and was healed, restoring his self-aware, intelligent, and compassionate self, and the staff return him to the school.
Broo later appears as a member of the Agents of Wakanda.
Broo is a Brood mutant because he can feel compassion and has high intelligence. Like the rest of the Brood, Broo has several powers, including enhanced strength, enhanced speed, enhanced agility, ability to breathe in space, and insect wings that allow him to fly. His increased intelligence has resulted in funding for his beloved school; Broo has developed a line of pastries that cause the consumer to lose weight.
James Buchanan BarnesEdit
As a weapons company's chairman, Burch acquires Iron Man's technology patents to be sold to various companies, attempting to improve his own political position. However, he had neither the knowledge nor care to fully understand that even Iron Man's outdated technology is too sophisticated for adapting; examples of Burch's incompetence include a submarine where Iron Man and Captain America save its military personnel, a missile defense system for the U.S. Government, and Oscorp's imperfect battlesuits and military drones. When technological mistakes threaten his cargo plane carrying Iron Man's armors (which were salvaged after blackmailing Carl Walker) to crash into Washington, D.C., Burch (facing utter ruin) takes a gun and commits suicide. Fortunately, Iron Man saves Burch's cargo plane and its personnel.
Sonny Burch in other mediaEdit
Sonny Burch appears in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), portrayed by Walton Goggins. This version is a black market criminal who trades and sells to big businesses; he has henchmen (including Uzman, Anitolov, Knox and FBI agent Stoltz) and is the owner of a restaurant (presumably as a front). Sonny attempts to buy Hank Pym's quantum technology but gets turned down by Hope van Dyne. Sonny's men subsequently battle the Wasp and Ant-Man. He later manages to get information out of Scott Lang's friends (Luis, Kurt and Dave) via his "truth serum" concoction. Burch and his men fight Ant-Man and the Wasp fighting Ava Starr in a three way battle for the miniaturized technology through San Francisco. Sonny attempts to escape via boat but is stopped by Giant-Man. Burch and his men catch up to Luis but are tasered by Kurt and Dave. Luis injects Burch and his men with his own "truth serum" out of revenge, forcing confessions to various crimes to federal agents led by Jimmy Woo; Sonny even confesses to his restaurant's health code violations.
Noah Burstein is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska, first appeared in Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972).
Noah Burstein is a scientist who worked on recreating the super soldier serum that created Captain America, and in the process created Warhawk. Years later, Burstein would hire Luke Cage to capture Warhawk. He landed a job at Seagate Prison experimenting on inmates one of them being Carl Lucas. He left Lucas in a "Electro-Biochemical System" when racist guard, Billy Bob Rackham, came to sabotage the experiment only for it to increase Lucas' strength and durability. He later gets a job at the Storefront Clinic with Claire Temple as his assistant. He reunites with Lucas, who had changed his name to Luke Cage, and asks him to rescue Claire when she is kidnapped by Willis Stryker who now went by Diamondback.
Burstein and Claire are later kidnapped by John McIver and demanded that a similar treatment be done to him as was done to Luke Cage, becoming Bushmaster. He and Claire are later rescued by Cage. At one point Bushmaster returns to force Burstein to work for him even kidnapping his wife, Emma, as leverage. Both he and his wife are saved by Iron Fist this time. He would continue to be kidnapped by criminals only for Luke Cage and Iron Fist to come and rescue him.
Noah Burstein in other mediaEdit
Noah Burstein is a recurring character in Luke Cage, portrayed by Michael Kostroff. He fulfills the same purpose as his comic book incarnation. After Luke Cage escapes from Seagate, Burstein goes into hiding, living in a farmhouse with all of the experimental equipment he was able to salvage. Claire takes Luke to see him after Diamondback shoots him with a Judas bullet. He removes the pieces of the bullets only to reveal that he plans on using the information gleaned from him to improve on his experiments. He even so far as to tell him that Reva Connors, who was his assistant at the time, was also in on the plans. Enraged by the deception, Luke destroys his equipment before he and Claire leave. However, Burstein is able to retrieve some of the information from his files. In the season 1 finale, Burstein is seen in Diamondback's hospital room following his defeat, though his intended plans for Diamondback are unknown.
An invulnerable overweight fry cook, Schaub is recruited to the Initiative program and given the codename Butterball. Despite Schaub's invulnerability, his lack of physical strength, skill, and wits make him an inappropriate candidate for the superhero program.
When Norman Osborn takes control of the Initiative, Schaub is part of Henry Peter Gyrich's Shadow Initiative assembled to retake control of Negative Zone Prison Alpha from the forces of Blastaar. In spite of heavy losses, the team completes their mission. Schaub has subsequently been referred to as a hero by Norman Osborn and used as an everyman figure for propaganda purposes by H.A.M.M.E.R., Osborn's military arm. During the Siege on Asgard, Butterball helps the Avengers Resistance. Later, Butterball is a founding member of a new superteam in North Carolina. He later joins the Avengers Academy.
Emery Schaub in other mediaEdit
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