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After the Hulks destroyed the cluster of brains controlling the Scorched Earth program, another program was initiated which placed the last of the cloned M.O.D.O.K. brains into its new body. This brain was allowed to grow independently from the others. This self proclaimed MODOK Superior considers himself to be far more reasonable and evolved than his predecessor. Being that he embraces his purpose, rather than George Tarleton who was forced into the role, he believes he will succeed where his predecessor failed. Scorched Earth was actually a distraction to keep the heros busy while he was created.
M.O.D.O.K. Superior was created by Jeff Parker and debuted in Hulk #29.
MODOK Superior's personality is nothing like the previous MODOK. His LMDs approach him with caution as they are used to the outbursts of their previous master. MODOK Superior assures them he is far more reasonable than Tarleton and believes he was always trying to overcompensate for something. He keeps his word on business exchanges and even believes himself to be falling in love.
Major Story Arcs
Shock to the System
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MODOK Superior travels to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, New York and purchases a device from two men who have stolen technology from HAMMER when they were taken down. The two men are shocked to have been paid with real money and left alive. MODOK unleashes Zzzax on a small town and watches as Red Hulk tries to save them. MODOK is able to control Zzzax and has him apprehend Red Hulk while he makes him an offer to work together again. When Red Hulk declines, MODOK threatens to destroy Annie. He is confused as to why Red Hulk cares so much for this particular LMD model as he does not see anything special about her. Red Hulk is able to tap into a mind link he previously shared with Zzzax and overrides MODOK's control. He electrocutes MODOK who leaves to recalculate his plans.
Planet of Fear
MODOK retreats to his base beneath New York City and reprograms Zzzax so that he will not be taken over again. He confers with his LMDs to plan how to deal with Red Hulk and while reviewing his battle footage notices a cloaked figure who had been observing their fight. MODOK pauses his advance on the Red Hulk due to Fear Itself. He watches as Red Hulk battles a possessed Thing. MODOK finds the same cloaked figure again observing the battle and realizes it is waiting to move in and kill Red Hulk. MODOK steps in right before Black Fog moves in to kill Red Hulk and saves him. The Thing heads towards MODOK who phases out of sync with time to avoid being detected. He see's Sin's army advancing towards the city and vows to save it. He saves some civilians from the Nazi-mech bots but is then attacked by Black Fog. MODOK manages to blow off one of Black Fog's arms before Zero/One calls him off. MODOK meets Zero/One and immediately recognizes her as a creation from the Omnisapient virus. She wishes to know more from him and connects to him with a mind link. They recognize themselves as beings of the future and join their forces to stop Sin's army. Throughout the heat of the battle MODOK believes he is falling in love with her.
Avengers vs X-Men
MODOK Superior comes after a former AIM scientist named Doctor Udaku who was being escorted by the Wakandan Ambassador to the Pentagon because he was going to betray his former organization and reveal a number of their secrets. MODOK attacks his target and comes into conflict with the Scarlet Witch who causes him to misfire on Dr. Udaku. MODOK has his mutated minions attack the Scarlet Witch and she is quickly surrounded until Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman of the Avengers come to her aid. MODOK, his minions and several AIM soldiers are quickly dispatched and easily defeated.
Powers & Abilities
Though the extent of MODOK Superiors upgrades have yet to be seen, he appears to possess the same psionic capabilities as his predecessor. Being a clone it is expected that he retains all the same attributes as MODOK. He has traded in his hover chair for one possessing several spider like legs. The legs are also capable of flight.