- Real Name: George Tarleton
- AKA: Big Head, Chairman, Damocles Rivas, Gerlach, M.O.D.O.C. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing), M.O.D.O.F. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Fun), M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing), Mister Potato Head, Moddy, the Saint, Scientist Supreme
- Family: Sean Madigan (aka Head Case; son), M.O.D.O.K. Superior (clone)
- Base of Operation: Mobile
- Identity: No Dual Identity
- Citizenship: American
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Would-be conqueror, AIM leader, terrorist; former AIM agent, technician
- Education: Mathematics degree, possibly higher
- Gender: Male
- Height: 12′ 0″ (3.66 m) (as M.O.D.O.K.); 5’8″ (as Tarleton)
- Weight: 750 lbs (340.19 kg) (as M.O.D.O.K.); 165 lbs (as Tarleton)
- Eyes: White (as M.O.D.O.K.); Brown (as Tarleton)
- Hair: Brown
- Unusual Feature: Formerly an Enlarged Head
- Origin: Human; formerly Mutate and Cyborg
- Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)
The head scientists of AIM really should have known that they were creating something more intelligent then them. Introduced in Tales of Suspense #93 (1967) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, George Tarleton was an engineer working for AIM on their Cosmic Cube. The then Scientist Supreme (Getz) wanting to build a machine to observed the cube and designed the M.O.D.O.C. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing). He forced Tarleton to be part of the machine and mutated him into a large headed human, placing on a hovering chair to allow him to move. Unfortunately for Getz, he never realized that he had created a mind greater then his and MODOC took over AIM, changing his name to M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing).
He first became known by superheroes, when he had to battle Captain America, when Cap had to rescue Sharon Carter who was caught spying on AIM. He would battle Cap a number of times including sending a robotic Bucky to fight Cap. He would later battle Namor and later Hulk. In one occassion, MODOK transformed Kate Waynesboro, Bruce Banner’s assistant, into a female version of him (no, not MODAM) and tried to marry her. She eventually escape him and was transformed back into a human. He was eventually believed killed by the Serpent Society, who were hired by disgruntled AIM leaders.
He would later return and took over AIM once again. After battling the likes of the Defenders and being ousted from AIM by Monica Rappaccini, he would set up his own team, known as the MODOK 11, consisting former and current villains. He would later join up with other evil geniuses in trying to take over the world. They used a device to gamma powered many people including Amadeus Cho, who used his powers to turn MODOK back into George Tarleton. He was taken into custody and has since under gone trauma therapy. AIM would later reveal that they had him cloned and a new MODOK has taken over AIM.
MODOK is quite a popular character and as such has had a few figures over the year. In their last series of Marvel Legends, Toybiz made the BAF MODOK. Hasbro wouldn’t realise a MODOK figure for many year until they decided to release a new version as part of their Deluxe line.
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Deluxe Line MODOK
- Like many classic versions, MODOK has been drawn differently by different artist but they generally keep the same basic design.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- MODOK is one villain that can fit into many rogue galleries. He is mostly considered a Iron Man villain (thanks to the 90’s cartoon) but can be used for your Captain America, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Avengers and many more. If you got an army of AIM soldiers, you will need this for that.
- Does it need a remake?:
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.
Alternates: Scientist Supremes
Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)