Character » Super-Adaptoid appears in 198 issues.

    An artificial being created by the terrorist group A.I.M. for their plans to assassinate Captain America, it holds a fragment of the Cosmic Cube that serves as its limitless power source, and can copy the powers of any being it wants.

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    Super-Adaptoid last edited by KillerZ on 09/07/22 05:24PM View full history


    The Super-Adaptoid was created by AIM members who specialized in biochemical research. It was composed of unstable molecules invented by Reed Richards and empowered with a sliver of the Cosmic Cube, making it a quasi-sibling of Kubik. The Super-Adaptoid was initially 'the Adaptoid.' Its primary purpose was to defeat Captain America, which it achieved by disguising itself as Jarvis and drugging some of Captain America's coffee. However, the Adaptoid was then defeated by the Tumbler, who thought it to be the real Captain America. The Adaptoid became the 'Super-Adaptoid' after the other Avengers (Goliath, Wasp, and Hawkeye) examined it.

    Major Story Arcs

    Versus the Avengers

    With its new powers, the Super-Adaptoid seemingly killed Captain America. However, it then went into hiding, in case AIM destroyed it since it had fulfilled its purpose. When the Super-Adaptoid was sent to fight the original X-Men it was confronted by Mimic and while trying to absorb Mimic’s power an energy backlash removed all of the powers he had copied thus far. During a confrontation with the Avengers, it managed to enter the Avengers Mansion and discover the truth of his origins. It then called Kubik, quickly absorbing all its power. Super-Adaptoid sent Kubik to another dimension claiming that if Kubik interfered their merged power could destroy reality. Now with godlike power the Super-Adaptoid reverted to his original clean-slate form and began duplicating himself. He claimed that it would create a new race. However, Captain America was able to stop it. Kubik removed Super-Adaptoid's abilities to absorbed others powers, leaving him inert. A Doombot re-powered the Super-Adaptoid which went on to fight the Fantastic Four.

    Annihilation: Conquest

    Recently, during the Annihilation: Conquest, it showed that under unknown circumstances it has become one of the “selected” beings with powers before becoming part of the Phalanx. Those “selected” beings are allowed limited self instead of being totally merge with the Phalanx’s hive mind. It claimed that it left Earth because it was disgusted with humans. It fought Quasar (Phyla-Vell) absorbing her quantum bands and gaining the knowledge of where the savor of the Kree was located. It nearly succeeded in defeating her twice, until she figure that the Super-Adaptoid had no ability to manifest the quantum energy base form, instead it relied on mimicking all the forms Phyla had previously use agent it. She overwhelm it with the concept of imagination and stabbed it with her quantum sword, and the Super-Adaptoid was once more defeated.


    The Super-Adaptoid can absorb the powers of other super beings and the artifacts they possess at the moment when he comes into contact with them. It has absorbed the abilities of Atlas, Ant-Man, Beast, Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Citizen V (Zemo), Dr. Druid, Goliath, Hawkeye, Hercules, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Kubik, Iron Man, Mach-I (Beetle), Machine Man, Mr. Fantastic, Moonstone, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), Quicksilver, Red Skull, Scarlet Witch, Songbird, Spider-Man, Techno, Thing, Thor, Vision, and Wasp. Most of its templates were lost after Bruce Banner and Annihilus reprogrammed it. As a techno-organic being, it demonstrated no unique qualities.

    Alternate Realities


    Simple called the Adaptoid, it was created by Dr. Sarah Brawl She ran electricity through some green goo that she discovered to be inert bio-adaptive tissue recovered from "Crashed Ship / Unknown-6812".

    Other media

    Avengers Assemble (2013)

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    The Super-Adaptoid is a recurring nemesis of the Avengers. In the episode "Super Adaptoid" Justin Hammer created the Super-Adaptoid to be apart of the their team know as the "cabal" which was later on destroyed. The Super-Adaptoid is in the possession of M.O.D.O.K and Hammer isn't part of the cabal.


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