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Mainframe's robotic body is super-humanly strong, and has jet boosters that allow him to fly. He is equipped with a high-tech sensor array, as well as various energy weapons (lasers, magnetic beams, electric blasts, etc). He also has projectile weaponry, such as grenades and missiles. Mainframe's most valuable weapon is a tiny beacon that, when he is damaged beyond repair or destroyed, will fly to a Stark Enterprise satellite and upload his consciousness into one of the replacement bodies stored there. With the recent destruction of that satellite, it remains to be seen what Mainframe will do.
When Iron Man decided to retire from the hero business, he did not want to let his legacy end with him, so he designed an android patterned after his Iron Man armor. He called his robotic warrior Mainframe. Mainframe was brought online when trolls attacked a young boy named Kevin Masterson. Mainframe assembled all of the reserve Avengers and fought to save him. When the fight was over, Mainframe, Stinger, J2, and Kevin (who had become the new Thunderstrike) formed a new team of Avengers.
Right away, Mainframe attempted to establish himself as team leader. He frequently encountered resistance from Stinger (who did not know that Mainframe was a robotic life-form). But when Mainframe was terminally damaged, exposing his secret, Stinger was one of the first to volunteer to shrink inside him (with the help of her father Ant-Man) to repair him. Later they learned that whenever Mainframe was severely injured, he would upload his personality and memories into a replacement body assembled on an orbiting satellite.
Mainframe soon became more than just a high-tech hero to his teammates, he became a friend. He even learned to share his duties as leader with teammate American Dream.
First Appearance: A-Next (1998) #1
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#1 Amazing Spider-Girl (2006)
- 'Second Coming!'#2
- 'Suddenly... The Sentry!'#3
- 'Down 'N' Dirty With The Defenders'#5
- 'The Gift'#6
- 'And Now Argo the Almighty'#7
- 'After the Fall!'#8
- 'Into the Depths'#9
- 'Team Matters'#10
- 'The End of the Avengers!'
American Dream (2008)
Avengers Next (2007)
#1 Fantastic Five (2007)
- 'Does the World Still Need the Avengers?'#4
- 'Cry, My Beloved Homeworld'#5
- 'Farewell, My Planet!'
Last Hero Standing (2005)
#1 Last Planet Standing (2006)
- 'Who will be the...Last Hero Standing'#2#4
#13 Spider-Girl: The End! (2010)
- 'And Now... The Avengers!'#19
- 'The Savage Six!'#30
- 'The Winds of War!'#31
- 'With Friends Like These'#31 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'With Friends Like These'#38
- 'A New Lease on Life!'#46
- 'Suddenly... The Scarlet Spider!'#58
- 'Daddy's Girl!'#59
- 'Proof of Life!'#81
- 'I Scorn the Body Electric!'#83
- 'Kill Phil!'#94
- 'Old Soldiers'
- 'The End of Spider-Girl!'
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"On occasions like this, I almost wish Tony Stark had thought to program me with the ability to....pray"
"I have little regard for bullies, and even less for threats!"
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