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Red Guardian (Marvel)(02 - Alexei Shostakov)
Real Name: Alexei Shostakov
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The Red Guardian was a superb athlete with remarkable agility, who was trained in many forms of unarmed combat by the KGB.
On his belt the Red Guardian wore a disc, which, when detached from the belt, he could hurl as a weapon. Special magnetic devices inside the disc and belt caused the disc to return to the Red Guardian after he had thrown it.

Successor to post-war version, member of KGB, former husband of Natasha Romanoff, faked death and trained by government as counterpart to Captain America, seemingly died saving lives of Black Widow (Romanoff) + Captain America, faked death again and remained in seclusion, recently put out a hit on the Black Widow, brought in by the Avengers. He became the third superhero to become known as Ronin in the Widowmaker miniseries.


First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #43

Other Identities:
Ronin (Marvel)(03 - Alexi Shostakov)

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Issue Appearances:
Avengers (2010)
Avengers Assemble (2010)
Avengers Assemble: An Oral History of Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2012)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin (2010)
Black Widow: The Coldest War (1990)
Captain America: Patriot (2010)
Daredevil (1964)
Daredevil (1998)
Marvel Triple Action (1972)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Avengers (1963)
The Defenders (1972)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
West Coast Avengers (1985)

Group Affiliation(s):
Legion of the Unliving (Marvel)

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