Baron Zemo (Heinrich)

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  • Real Name: Heinrich Zemo
  • AKA: “Masked Demon”
  • Family:  Harbin Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Hademar Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Heller Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Herbert Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Helmuth Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Hackett Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Hartwig Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Isla Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Hilliard Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Gretchen Zemo (distant ancestor, deceased), Unnamed Kleinenshvitz (distant ancestor, deceased), Hoffman Zemo (great grandfather, deceased), Unnamed great-grandmother (deceased), Hobart Zemo (grandfather, deceased), Herman Zemo (father, deceased), Unnamed mother (deceased), Hilda Zemo (wife, deceased), Helmut Zemo (son), Heike Zemo (daughter-in-law, deceased), Wendell Volker (distant relation), Ms. Klein (distant relation), Mr. Fleischtung (distant relation)
  • Base of Operation: Formerly the Amazon Jungle, South America; Castle Zemo, Zeulniz, Germany
  • Identity: No Dual Identity
  • Citizenship: German, Unidentified South American nation
  • Martial Status: Widowed
  • Occupation: Megalomaniac, scientist; former special operative for German intelligence, later would-be conqueror
  • Education: Doctorate in chemistry and physics
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (81.65 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Grey
  • Unusual Feature: Baron Zemo’s hood was permanently affixed to his head due to immersion in Adhesive X. Zemo could see through the hood’s eye holes, and it was thin enough to allow him to hear normally. The hood had no openings for the nose or mouth, but was porous enough to allow Zemo to breathe. He could no longer eat, and for the rest of his life, Zemo had to take nourishment intravenously.
  • Origin: Human
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

He was created to explain where Cap was and what happened to Bucky. Introduced in Avengers #4 (1964) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Heinrich Zemo was a Nazi Scientist that would battle Captain America and Bucky during WWII, as well as many other heroes like the Invaders and Howling Commandoes. He created many weapons for the Nazis including death rays. His most famous invention, Adhesive X, saw his mask glued to his face during a battle with Cap. He swore vengeance on Cap after this. During a mission from the Red Skull, Zemo went to sabotage a drone that the English were about to launch. Cap and Bucky tried to stop him but when they tried to stop the drone by jumping on the drone, Cap was thrown off the drone while it was believed that Bucky was killed in the incident. Zemo would travel to South America to hide out after the war.

He would later reappeared after Captain America was found frozen and revived by the Avengers. Wanting revenge against Cap, Zemo gathered villains and formed the first Masters of Evil and fought against the Avengers. They were defeated but would return a number of time to fight the Avengers. This included giving Simon Williams his powers as Wonder Man. After a while and while the Masters fought the Avengers, Zemo kidnapped Rick Jones and took him to South America in order to lure Cap. The two would fight but Zemo would be killed in an avalanche caused by his death ray. While he would be part of the Legion of the Unliving, he has stayed dead since, with his son Helmut continuing his work.

While many people are more familiar with Helmut Zemo, Heinrich Zemo has actually being part of the original Cap cartoon and was the Zemo in the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon. He would receive a figure as part of the Mojo series from Toybiz. 


WWII

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Mojo Series Baron Zemo

  • Background:
    • While he would wear a cloth mask through most of WWII, it was in the later part of the war that Zemo would have the mask glue to his face. After inventing the Adhesive X formula, an adhesive that would be impossible to unglue, He would clash with Cap. After dodging Cap’s shield, the shield would hit and break the canister containing the glue. This would fall on Zemo, not only gluing the mask to his face but also horribly scaring him. This is considered Zemo classic version and, like I always say, it has been drawn differently by different artists.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • While he hasn’t really been in the comics since his death, this is a figure I would recommend getting for your Cap’s and Avengers’ villains collection, particularly if you want to build the original Masters of Evils. 
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. The figure we have is fine but it is showing it’s age. 

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.