While Ultron is among the most iconic Avengers villains within the historical past of the Marvel Universe, he wasn’t the primary murderous android who existed in a military of our bodies concurrently, as that honor goes to a different villain who was far more terrifying. However, the villain in query does share a reference to Ultron that followers could not count on.
Ultron made his Marvel Comics debut in Avengers #54 by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Upon his introduction, Ultron was merely an unnamed android seemingly being utilized by the Masters of Evil to take down the Avengers. However, as readers would quickly study, Ultron wasn’t a robotic being managed by the Masters of Evil however was truly the true puppet grasp behind the evil group’s assault. In truth, earlier than Ultron made his first look, he was truly created by Hank Pym himself. Upon Ultron’s delivery, the sinister android hypnotized Pym into forgetting that he ever created Ultron which gave the villain the aspect of shock he wanted to launch a strike towards his creator and the complete Avengers group. Since then, Ultron has remained an enemy of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and has solely grown in power since his Avengers debut.
In Avengers #42 by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, Hank Pym aka Goliath has been kidnaped by the villainous Diablo and the Avengers alongside The Fantastic Four are scrambling to get him again. Diablo is a villain who originated in The Fantastic Four comics, and his declare to fame is that he gave life to an extremely lethal android often known as Dragon Man. In capturing Pym and exploiting his scientific genius, Diablo hopes to present life to a military of Dragon Men who’re all as equally sturdy as the unique. Since Diablo additionally kidnaped Pym’s spouse, Janet van Dyne aka the Wasp, Pym did as he was instructed and assisted within the creation of Diablo’s Dragon Men military.
While the title sounds a bit goofy, Dragon Man is actually no joke. Dragon Man aka Draconus is an android that resembles a humanoid dragon and possesses frighteningly highly effective skills together with tremendous power, velocity, sturdiness, flight, and fire-breath. While that may appear a bit run-of-the-mill so far as super-villains go, Dragon Man’s powers far exceed most different villains within the Marvel Universe at the moment–particularly his fire-breath. When Dragon Man faced off against the Human Torch (aka Johnny Storm) in an earlier Fantastic Four comedian, he was in a position to overheat Johnny, a hero whose physique is engulfed in cosmic flames that may attain temperatures akin to that of an exploding star. Now, on this difficulty of the Avengers, Dragon Man is again and his unique life-giver, Diablo, is forcing Hank Pym to present life to a mess of Dragon Men simply as Pym would later do for Ultron. Ultron is an immensely highly effective villain who was chargeable for a Terminator-style apocalypse in a later Marvel Comics storyline, however blow-for-blow, Dragon Man is far more terrifying. Not solely can Dragon Man basically soften something on the planet given the truth that he was in a position to overheat the Human Torch, however the sight of a superfast, tremendous sturdy, demonic-looking robotic monster flying round New York actually melting buildings along with his fire-breath is one thing that even the Avengers-killing power of Ultron would by no means actually find a way t compete with.
While Hank Pym wasn’t instantly chargeable for the unique creation of Dragon Man, his reluctant collaboration with Diablo would have solely amplified the god-tier energy set and horrifying aesthetic of the android by turning the singular creature into a military of unstoppable villains who may have decimated the world in methods Ultron may solely dream of—making the Avengers unique ‘Ultron’ far more terrifying than the unique.