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Amadeus Cho is a teenage supergenius. Reed Richards has referred to him as the seventh smartest person in the world. His incredible intellect gives him the ability to make precise calculations instantaneously. This intelligence is portrayed in the comics as glowing labels, numbers and other information, shown from his point of view, which gives his abilities a visual component that would otherwise not exist. Whether or not he actually sees the numbers (like a HUD) is unknown. He has shown himself capable of doing anything from redirecting a laser-guided missile with a wing mirror or tracking the Hulk based on his trajectory and jump height. Though this gift does come in handy when escaping, the strain of his mental calculations leaves him exhausted.
After his powers were discovered, an unknown agency destroys his home leaving Amadeus on the run for his life, distrusting almost everyone he meets. He later hacked into the Baxter Building's security network and discovered that the group known as the Illuminati had sent his friend, the Incredible Hulk, into exile in outer space. He is determined to find the Hulk, and reveal the truth of Hulk's disappearance. Shortly after going on the run he adopted an orphaned coyote pup. He soon caught up with Jennifer Walters, the currently de-powered She-Hulk, in order to convince her to support the Hulk. They were both attacked by Doc Samson; after drinking soda provided by Cho, Walters is able to regain her powers and defeat Samson. He escaped and called Walters from a different location and quickly found himself face to face with Hercules and Archangel- both of whom had fought the Hulk before and now appeared to be willing to aid him. He was able to convince both men to join the Hulk upon his return, and used some of Archangel's money to buy a ship so that they would travel to Atlantis to convince Prince Namor to join up. Sadly though, Namor thought their plan was a foolish one and refused to join, but his cousin Namora joined up with them instead.
They find the Hulk, just after he defeats the Avengers, and along with others sympathetic to his cause they are able to convince him that they are here to help him.
Although he has earned the title Mastermind Excello from a contest he does not use it as a code name and instead goes by his real name.
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy (2004) #15
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Amazing Fantasy (2004)
Assault on New Olympus Prologue (2010)
#1 Avengers (2013)
- 'Assault on New Olympus: Prologue'
#35 Chaos War (2010)
- 'The Three Avengers'
#1#2 Chaos War: Chaos King (2011)
- 'Return of the God Squad'#3
- 'Paradises Lost'#4
- 'Facing Oblivion'#5
- 'The End Is Here'
Chaos War: God Squad (2011)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Fall of the Hulks: Alpha (2010)
#1 Fantastic Four Adventures (2005)
- 'Meeting of the Minds'
Fear Itself: The Home Front (2011)
Hercules: Fall of an Avenger (2010)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Heroic Age: Prince of Power (2010)
#1#2 Hulk Family: Green Genes (2009)
- 'Valhalla Blues'#3
- 'Our Lady of Slaughter'#4
- 'Omnipotence For Dummies'
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide (2008)
Incredible Hercules (2008)
#113 Incredible Hulks (2010)
- 'Shirt of Nessus'#114
- 'Walls of Troy'#115
- 'Glory of Hera'#116
- 'Prologue To Sacred Invasion Metamorphoses'#117
- 'The God Squad Part One Of Sacred Invasion'#118
- 'Dream Time Part Two Of Sacred Invasion'#119
- 'Sacred Invasion Part Three: Contact'#120
- 'Infinite Names The Finale To Sacred Invasion'#121
- 'Love & War Part One'#122
- 'Bullets & Bracelets Part Two Of Love & War'#123
- 'Axis Mundi Part Three Of Love & War'#124
- 'The Weight Of The World Part Four Of Love & War'#125
- 'Liberated The Finale Of Love & War'#126
- 'Prince Of Power'#127
- 'Dark Reign'#128
- 'The Descent'#130
- 'The Judgment'#131
- 'The Harrowing'#132
- 'The Replacement Thor'#133
- 'Road of Trials'#135
- 'Meeting With The Goddess'#137
- 'Playing Gods'#139
- 'Assault on New Olympus, Act II: Faithbomb'#140
- 'Assault on New Olympus, Act III: The Fourth Extinction'#141
Incredible Hulks (2012)
New Avengers (2013)
#25 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'What Happened When the World Woke Up'
Planet Skaar Prologue (2009)
#1 Savage Wolverine (2013)
- 'Planet Skaar Prologue'
#2 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Savage Part 2'#3
- 'Savage Part 3'#4
- 'Savage Part 4'#5
- 'Savage Part 5'
#18 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'Planet Without a Hulk, Part 4: Illuminated'#30
- 'The Lion Of Olympus'
The Incredible Hulk (2000)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
#21 The Mighty World Of Marvel (2009)
- 'The Smartest Man in the Room'#22
- 'The Writing on the Wall'#23
- 'Three Words'#24
- 'Chasing Ghosts'#25
- 'The Baxter Job'#26
- 'You Can't Get There From Here'#27
- 'The Unspoken, Part 1'#28
- 'The Unspoken, Part 2'#29
- 'The Unspoken, Part 3'#30
- 'The Unspoken, Part 4'#31
- 'The Unspoken, Part 5'#32
- 'The Real Deal'#33
- 'Deus Ex Machinations'#34
- 'Pre-Siege Mentality'#35
- 'Heir Apparent'#36
- 'WWJVDD (What Would Janet Van Dyne Do?)'
#7 The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
- 'The Gods Go To War!'#12
- 'Here Come The Thunderbolts!'#13
- 'The Skrull God!'#17
- 'To Battle The Fantastic Four!'#20
- 'Son Of The Hulk!'#21
- 'Who Is The Red Hulk?'#22
- 'Wolverine! Skaar! And... Daken!'#23
- 'Norman Osborn: Master Of The Cosmic Cube!'#24
- 'Assault On New Olympus!'#26
- 'Doctor Doom Strikes!'#27
- 'The Red Hulk Versus The Thing!'#28#30
- 'Nothing can stop ... The Red Hulk!'#32
- 'A New Saga... Shadowland! The Fall of Daredevil has begun...'#37#38
Universo Marvel (2005)
World War Hulk (2008)
World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker (2007)
World War Hulk: Aftersmash (2008)
World War Hulk: Gamma Files (2007)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Avengers (Marvel)(04 - International Team)
God Squad (Marvel)
Renegades (Marvel)(02 - World War Hulk)
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