This is a page for the cyborg intelligence known as Deathlok. Much like the Venom page, for it's specific hosts see their individual pages.
The Different Deathloks
The First Deathlok
Luther Manning was the first Deathlok. He came from a different reality in a future timeline. He first appeared in Astonishing Tales #25 (1974). This Deathlock eventually was sent to present day earth 616 where he clashed with a few superheroes such as the Thing and Devilslayer. Years later, a fellow employee of Luther Manning named Mike Travers became another Deathlok. Some time later Deathlok was recruited by X-51 (Machine Man) of Earth-9997 into his group of Heralds. At the end of their mission, this X-51 used a device to create a new body for Manning from his DNA and offered him a chance to regain his human life.
The Second Deathlok
John Kelly was the first Deathlok from Earth 616 (or main Marvel Universe). He was put in the Deathlok body and first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #62.
The Third Deathlok
Roxxon employee Michael Collins was the third and more well-known Deathlok whom starred in his own ongoing Deathlok series in the 1990's. He first appeared in Deathlok #1 (1990).
The Fourth Deathlok
SHIELD agent Jack Truman was the third person from Earth 616 to become Deathlok. He had a very different appearance from the other Deathloks. He first appeared in Cable #59 (1998).
Some months later, another SHIELD agent named Larry Young, a corrupt agent, became trapped in the Deathlok body when Jack Truman, the body's current host, swapped bodies with him.
The Fifth Deathlok: Deathlok Prime (Unit L17)
Not much is known about the current Deathlok, first appearing in Wolverine: Weapon X #11, but it comes from an alternate reality and has recently joined X-Force. The Deathlok that has joined Uncanny X-Force seems to have a noble running AI system, however his human half is that of a vicious serial killer. He was created by Roxxon in the year 2030.
The original Deathlok, Luther Manning, was created by Rich Buckler and Doug Moench in 1974 and first appeared in Astonishing Tales #25 (1974).
Since the cyborg entity has been hosted by various individuals it's evolution is dictated by whomever is control at certain times. See each character's page to learn of the differences in hosts and their experiences as Deathlok.
Major Story Arcs
Deathlok arrives just in time to save Fantomex who is being pursued by Deathlok Troopers that have stolen the World from Fantomex. Together they are able to steal it back from Captain America-lok and are picked up by X-Force. Deadpool immediately assumes Deathlok is like one of the other troopers but Wolverine vouches for him based on their previous experiences. Deathlok plugs into Captain America to get more information. They learn the Deathlok Troopers are from a future where super heroes have gone too far and have been hunted down and merged with Deathloks for their own good. Apocalypse had an architect, the Father, create Weapon Infinity (the Deathlok Troopers) to come back and kill Fantomex. Deathlok accompanies X-Force into the World to stop the Father which will eliminate the Deathlok Troopers. Once they enter Wolverine pairs off with Deathlok in search of Father. They are ambused by Wolverine and Deadpool merged Deathlok Troopers. Deathlok pops laser claws, similar to Wolverine's and takes out Deadpool while Wolverine struggles with himself. Deadpool is ultimately able to get to Father first and kills him, erasing the Deathlok Troopers from the timeline. Deathlok urges that Fantomex destroy the World to prevent any future misuse however Fantomex disagrees.
Deathlok remains on the team serving as a guard to the World as it is housed at Cavern X, though he is compromised rather easily when Magneto enters their base in aware of their existence and in need of their assistance.
When X-Force travels to the Age of Apocalypse to obtain a Life Seed to cure Warren, Deathlok remains at the base. Upon the teams return they find the base broken into by Warren and his horsemen and Deathlok subdued. Deadpool frees him as the team makes a run for it. Deathlok states that Warren will kill thousands of innocents if they do not stop him. Deadpool, Fantomex and Deathlok tend to a severely wounded Wolverine while they plan their next move. They enter the World where Warren has accelerated time and evolution to create a new civilization. They are attacked by Archangel, Famine and Death. Deathlok's AI has little capacity for violence so he switches over to his human half who takes great pleasure in it. Death tries to infect him with a disease, not realizing his flesh is dead, before Deathlok cuts his head off. They capture Famine and Deathlok brutally tortures and interrogates him to find Warren's location. Deathlok is sent after the World while Fantomex and Deadpool look for Archangel. In the World, Deathlok finds Dark Beast, Genocide and War. War strikes him with his ax, which takes over his human mind. His AI overrides War by reasoning that love requires intellect and is therefore evolution. He snaps out of it and takes down War. Dark Beast takes War and Pestilence and flies off. As Deathlok regroups with his team after Warren's defeat he tells Fantomex he needed to learn to love to defeat War and loves them all.
Wolverine and The X-Men
Deathlok lectures a class on the future at Wolverine's school. He initially states that almost half of the class will die before adulthood and tells Idie she has almost an equal chance of leading the X-Men and being killed by the Hellfire Club in the next six weeks. Deathlok also states that Quentin Quire is likely to burn the school down. When Deathlok turns to Genesis he ends the lesson abruptly. Genesis stops him outside of class begging to know what his future holds. Deathlok flashes to a future where Genesis has become Apocalypse and has killed many of the X-Men. He comes to and tells Genesis that he is at this school to learn what his future holds. Deathlok then speaks with Wolverine regarding whether or not to tell Genesis of his true origin. Wolverine thinks it's best not to and Deathlok hopes he is right.
Powers and Weapons
Deathlok possesses superhuman strength that allows him to lift over a 150 tons, though he does not match the strength of true powerhouses such as Hulk, Hercules or Thor, he is still very strong. Deathlok's cyborg enhancements also give him superspeed which allows him to run up to 268 mph, Deathlok also has the power to manipulate and blast energy from his hands (similar to Iron Man) Deathlok blasts energy waves or energy balls, Deathlok's gauntlets also allow him to shoot tiny nano-bots that hack into computer systems. Deathlok also has built in jet boots which give him the power of flight, Deathlok flies fast enough to break the sound barrier. Deathlok also has nano-second reflexes, superhuman stamina and agility and he is tireless due to being a cyborg. Deathlok has an impressive healing factor, his healing factor allows him to replace damaged organs but that is normally not needed for obvious reasons. Deathlok is invulnerable to many conventional weapons such as guns, knives, lasers etc. only things like missiles have the potential to harm him. Aside from physical powers, Deathlok can create force fields similar to that of the Invisible Woman, he can blast electromagnetism as he is in the league of doing that with people such as Magneto and Doctor Doom. Deathlok also has telepathy which allows to communicate telepathically with other telepaths, he has telekinesis which he uses to move objects and people, Deathlok has a special ability to time travel, he opens a wormhole with his own powers which allow him to time travel. Deathlok has a sophisticated computer system similar to that of the Iron Man Extremist suit, Deathlok's computer tells him about threats and such that it is in the league with Iron Man's computer, one of Deathlok's eyes have the ability to shoot lasers and it has X-ray vision and it also allows him to zoom in and scan the weaknesses, properties and strengths of an object, being, person and weapon.
Deathlok carries a powerful pistol that shoots energy blasts and once connected to Deathlok it shoots plasma energy and it has an interesting fact, it can only be used in the hands of Deathlok because Deathlok's hands produces unknown energy that is believed to power his weapon.
Luther Manning of the Mutant X reality, made a brief appearance fighting agents the Beyond and Dracula. Along with many other heroes he lost his life in the struggle.
Ultimate Deathlok (Luther Manning) makes a brief appearance in Ultimate Spider-Man #70.
In this alternate reality Deathlok (Luther Manning) became infected with the Vi-Lock virus and transformed into one the Vi-Lock Prime.