Agent 18

Deathlok IV

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Jack Truman
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent
Legal Status
Officially deceased citizen of the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
Eye Color
Hair Color

Jack Truman: Black

Deathlok Cyborg: None

Known Powers

Agent 18

Normal human with excellent hand-to-hand combatant skills, trained in multiple armed and unarmed combat methods.

Master of Tibetan mind control and transference.

Deathlok IV

Possesses all the skills of Agent 18 with cyborg enhanced strength, speed, agility and durability. Cyborg components are heavily armored and house a vast array of offensive and defensive weaponry.

S.H.I.E.L.D. issue military weaponry.
Common Enemies

Clown II

Ringmaster II


Regularly Appearing

Cable Vol. 1

Deathlok Vol. 2

First Appearance

Agent 18

Cable Vol. 1 #59 (Oct. 1998)

Deathlok IV

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #371 (Aug. 1999)


Agent 18

Joe Casey & Jose Ladronn

Deathlok IV

Terry Kavanagh & Alan Davis


After his death, Jack Truman's body was recovered by S.H.I.E.L.D.'s cyborg division ECTECHOP. Before he could be converted into a cyborg, Truman utilized a mystical Tibetan mind transfer into technician Ted Bailey, then jumped into the mind of his seven-year-old son Billy. Truman struggled to gain control of youth's mind while smuggling his way into S.H.I.E.L.D. in the trunk of Bailey's car.

Meanwhile Truman's cyborg shell had escaped S.H.I.E.L.D. and was running amuck in Las Vegas. Truman, still in Billy Bailey's body, challenges S.H.I.E.L.D.'s air-cavalry, hijacking one of their armed vehicles in mid-flight. Utilizing the same Tibetan mind transfer to escape Billy's body, Truman occupied that of the cyborg code-named Deathlok.

After a series of missions for S.H.I.E.L.D., Deathlok became disillusioned and decided to once again go deep underground. Meeting his nemesis air-cavalry Lieutenant Larry Young in a mid-night diner, Truman switched minds and walked out with Young's body, leaving him trapped inside the Deathlok cyborg. Truman has not been seen since.

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