Human Robot

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: None

Affiliations: Silver Age Gorilla Man, Marvel Boy, 3-D Man, Venus, Jimmy Woo

Enemies: Silver Age Cold Warrior, Electro, the Great Video, Red Skull, Skull-Face, Fritz Von Voltzmann, Yellow Claw

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Menace #11 (Atlas, May 1954)

Powers/Abilities: The Human Robot possessed superhuman strength, and a metallic body which made it difficult to injure.

History: (Menace #11, ga) The Human Robot was created by a scientist as a possible servant, but he realised that it took orders far too literally, and so delayed mass production while he worked on a regulator. Annoyed at the delay, his business partner waited till the scientist was once more working on the robot, then gave it an order to "kill the man in the room". It slew its creator, but when the partner entered the room to gloat, the Human Robot continued to obey the order and killed him too. Then it set off into the city, seeking to carry out its order again and again. 

(What If v1 #9, Avengers Forever #3-6) The Human Robot apparently fell into the city's harbour, where it lay inert until F.B.I. agent Jimmy Woo had his friend Namora retrieve it. Another of Woo's allies, Marvel Boy, installed a regulator and boosted it's computer brain to allow it to genuinely think. Afterwards the Human Robot worked for Woo as part of a team of heroes.

Comments: There is a far more in depth profile for the Human Robot here. I don't see the point in duplicating the excellent work there, so the above is just a basic run-down on the character.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


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