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Beetle (01 - Abner Jenkins)
Real Name: Abner Jenkins
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Powers:
The Beetle has a magnanium alloy crafted battle-suit that protects him from injury. The suit's circuitry boosts his strength several times that of a normal human being.
The suit also allows the Beetle to cling to walls and shoot electrostatic blasts called "electrobites".
The final feature to the Beetle's battle-suit are his motor-powered wings. The wings allow him to fly at 60 miles per hour at normal cruising speed.

Bio:
Abner Jenkins was a master mechanic at an aircraft parts factory who became dissatisfied with his boring, low paying job. Using his considerable mechanical knowledge, Jenkins built an armor-plated, strength-augmenting suit, a pair of gravity-defying wings, suction-fingered gloves, and a cybernetic control helmet. Calling himself the Beetle, Jenkins decided to use his battle suit for fame, wealth, and adventure. Believing a victory over half the Fantastic Four would make him an overnight sensation, the Beetle chose to lure the Human Torch and the Thing into battle. Unfortunately, the Thing and the Human Torch defeated him, and he was sent to prison.


When Baron Zemo formed the Thunderbolts, Jenkins made a new armor, the Mobile Armored Cyber-Harness, and took on the name of MACH-I. Zemo's plan was to gain the favor or the citizens of New York, which was in need of heroes after the disappearance of the Avengers and Fantastic Four after Onslaught's attack, only to gain access to classified S.H.I.E.L.D. files and eventually control the world. Jenkins and several of his teammates began to like the hero life, and decided to leave their villainous pasts behind. Zemo instead revealed that the Thunderbolts were actually ex-Masters of Evil members to the public, leaving the new heroes with a public unwilling to trust them.

The murder he committed eventually came back to haunt Abe. When Hawkeye took over leadership of the team, he convinced Jenkins to serve out his prison sentence as a gesture of good will to the public. While in prison, someone used the Beetle armor to frame Jenkins, so he broke out. Abe was given a new face and appearance by Fixer along with the alias of Matthew Davis.
Eventually Jenkins returned his features to normal and returned to prison to finish his sentence. Spending time as a hero seemed to change his outlook on life. After being released from prison, Jenkins reformed the Thunderbolts with the funding of Baron Strucker. With Songbird now in charge of the team, Abe is working with Fixer once again.

Notes:


First Appearance: Strange Tales (1951) #123

Other Identities:
MACH-1 (Marvel)
MACH-2 (Marvel)
MACH-3 (Marvel)
MACH-IV (Marvel)
MACH-V (Marvel)
MACH-VII (Marvel)

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Alpha Flight (1983)
Captain America (1968)
Daredevil (1964)
Daredevil, l`Homme sans peur! (1979)
Darkhawk (1991)
Deadly Foes of Spider-Man (1991)
Essential Spider-Man (2001)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
Iron Man (1968)
L`invincible Iron Man (1972)
L'étonnant Spider-Man (1969)
Man-Thing (1974)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Heroes (2009)
Marvel History (2004)
Marvel Masterworks (1987)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Marvel Triple Action (1972)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvelklubben (1984)
New Thunderbolts (2005)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Sleepwalker (1991)
Spider-Man (2007)
Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Man's Amazing Friends (2006)
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2006)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror (1995)
Spider-Man: Web of Doom (1994)
Spider-Man/Human Torch (2005)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man (2006)
Strange Tales (1951)
The Adventures of Spider-Man (1996)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2004)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
The Avengers (1963)
The Defenders (1972)
The Electric Company Magazine (1972)
The Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1993)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
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)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013)
The Vault of Michael Allred (2006)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Thunderbolts: Distant Rumblings (1997)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999)
West Coast Avengers (1985)
What If...? (1989)
X-Men: First Class (2007)

Video Game Appearances:
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995)

Group Affiliation(s):
Defenders of Evil
Frightful Four (Marvel)
Hammer's Super-Army
Maggia
Masters of Evil (Marvel)
Sinister Seven (Marvel)
Sinister Syndicate

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