Real Name: Dennis Dunphy
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Dennis Dunphy is an aspiring athlete who receives the strength augmentation treatments offered by Power Broker, Inc. Finding himself too strong now for normal sports, he becomes a member of the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation (UCWF) along with other superheroes and supervillains such as the Beyonder, the Thing, and Screaming Mimi.
After the fall of the UCWF, Dunphy teams up with Captain America to investigate Power Broker, Inc. His costume is intentionally designed so the body of it is a duplicate of Daredevil's first costume, and the hood is a knock-off of Wolverine's. Although he is successful in helping Cap catch Karl Malus, Dunphy is captured by the Power Broker and subjected to further treatments which damage his heart. Dunphy suffers a heart attack, so he takes a step back from super-heroing to take over Captain America's hotline.
Soon after this, Steve Rogers is stripped of his Captain America costume by the Commission on Superhuman Activities (CSA). Steve Rogers renames himself simply "The Captain", and forms a short-lived informal team composed of himself, Demolition Man, Nomad and Vagabond. After a few adventures, Dunphy is arrested by the CSA and held for questioning about the Captain's activities.
When Dennis is finally released by the CSA, he seeks out Captain America, discovering that not only has his team disbanded, but that the Avengers has also just dissolved and that the Captain is seeking new members. Captain unofficially inducts Demolition Man as the first of his new Avengers, and they almost immediately leave on a mission at the request of Battlestar. Battlestar's partner is John Walker, Captain America's replacement, who has been captured by Flag-Smasher and his group ULTIMATUM. While Battlestar and the Captain investigated ULTIMATUM's Arctic base, Demolition Man is left with their plane.
During the fight, the Captain discovers that Flag-Smasher's base contains a doomsday weapon, and he orders Dunphy to set the plane on course to crash into the base and then bail out. Dennis sets course, but then sees an enemy agent land on the plane. Dunphy elects to stay on the plane to ensure that it connects. The plane explodes with Dunphy in it, and Captain America is unable to find any trace of him.
In a later adventure with Jack Frost, Cap sees what he believes to be Dunphy's body frozen in suspended animation. However, he is unable to free him at that time. Demolition Man had survived the explosion, but suffered wounds that rendered him mute and stupored. In time he is rescued by Captain America and the Falcon and recovers under Avengers' care. In time he becomes a hero of a subterranean group of homeless people called the Zero People, and on occasion even declines assisting the Avengers on occasion in order to stay with them.
Alias Demolition Man
First Appearance: The Thing (1983) #28
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#3 Avengers (1998)
- 'Copperhead to Ethan Edwards'
#1 Avengers (2010)
- 'Once an Avenger'#3
- 'Fata Morgana'#4
- 'Too Many Avengers!'
#4 Capitão América (Portuguese edition) (1979)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Captain America (1968)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
#17 Captain America: Hail Hydra (2011)
- 'Unter Legenden'#19
- 'Captain America in der Falle'
#4 Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
- 'Captain America: Hail Hydra Part 4'
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide (2008)
I Am An Avenger (2010)
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009)
Marvel Collectible Classics: The Avengers (1998)
#1 Marvel Comics Presents (2012)
- 'Once an Avenger...'
New Avengers (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 Shame Itself (2012)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
The Avengers (1963)
#501 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Chaos, Part Two of Four'#502
- 'Chaos, Part Three of Four'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#2 The Pulse (2004)
- 'Champion to Ecstasy'
#11 The Thing (1983)
- 'Fear, Part 1'#12
- 'Fear, Part 2'#13
- 'Fear, Part 3'
What If...? (1989)
#3 X-Men: Fall of the Mutants (2002)
- 'What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused To Give Up Being---Captain America?'
Avengers (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)
Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation (UCWF)
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