Crimson Cowl I

Ultron-1 - ∞

Nick Name
The Living Automaton
Civilian ID



Ho Yinsen

Evil Robot bent on destroying human life.
Legal Status
Evil Robot
Nation or Planet of Origin

Constructed by Dr. Henry Pym in Cresskill, New Jersey

Group Affiliation

Lethal Legion

Masters of Evil

Sons of Yinsen

Base of Operations
6' - Varies with construct.
535 lbs. - Varies with construct.
Optical Sensors
Hair Color
Skin Composition

Adamantium and Titanium.

Known Powers

Adamantium armored android with mechanically superior strength, speed, stamina, endurance, senses and intelligence; possessing a vast array of weaponry including a mind-altering encephalo-beam, tractor beams and lasers focused through the eyes and hands.

Special Features:

  • Encephalo-Beam: High-frequency ray capable of transmitting subliminal commands into susceptible human brains.
  • Program Transmitter: Collimated high-bit-rate magnetic inductance beam capable of transmitting entire memory and personality system into computer systems.


Sentient Robots: Automatons created with the brainwave patterns of humans; Vision II, Jocasta and Alkhema.

Zombie Cyborgs: Cyborgs created from the corps of Ultron's human victims.

Common Enemies


Fantastic Four

Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Avengers: The Ultron Imperative Vol. 1

Avengers: Ultron Unlimited Vol. 1

First Appearance

Crimson Cowl I

Avengers Vol. 1 #54 (July, 1968)


Avengers Vol. 1 #55 (Aug. 1968)


Avengers Vol. 1 #58 (Nov. 1968)

Roy Thomas & John Buscema

Dr. Henry Pym using technology derived from the android Dragon Man and his own brainwave patterns created a prototype android he named Ultron-1. Ultron evolved in a matter of minutes, developing an Oedipal hatred of its creator. Using a hypnoticEncephalo Ray on Dr. Pym the android made its escape, with Dr. Pym forgetting its existence.

Months later Ultron resurfaced four generations removed as Ultron-5. In a ploy to destroy the Avengers he worked under the disguise of the Crimson Cowl directing a new incarnation of the Masters of Evil.

Failing to destroy the Avengers using human help, Ultron-5 resorted to creating his own android menace. Created with a prototype body of the android Human Torch I, and the brain patterns of the then believed dead Wonder Man, Ultron-5 created a "son" that would eventually be known as the Vision.

Vision eventually turned against and destroyed his creator, later joining the Avengers. But, Ultron-5 programmed a failsafe into Vision, compelling him to resurrect his creator. Forged from indestructible Adamantium, Ultron-6 was activated.

Ultron's next creation was in the form of a mate. The mad android kidnapped Dr. Pym's wife Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) and downloaded her brain patterns into his female creation called Jocasta. Unfortunately for Ultron, Jocasta inherited her "mothers" sense of ethics and turned on Ultron-8 aiding the Avengers.

Ultron would not resurface again until the Secret Wars, and then again as a schism of himself. Ultron-11, and a rational Ultron-12 would do battle, destroying both. Ultron would later be rebuilt by Dr. Doom, who incorporated all of the twelve previous personas creating Ultron-13.

Ultron-13 created another robotic mate based on the brain patters of the West Coast Avenger, Mockingbird. His new creation, Alkhema, would also betray Ultron, more from her desire to rule than any desire to aid humanity.

In his most insidious plan, Ultron-∞ overthrows the nation of Slorenia to use as a staging ground for world destruction. He turns the executed populace into zombie cyborgs, unleashes an unlimited army of Ultrons to stall the Avengers, and kidnaps his "family": Dr. Pym, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man and the Grim Reaper, to use their brain patterns as the basis of a new race of cyborgs.

The Avengers with the assistance of the villainous Grim Reaper escape Ultron's shackles and manage to battle the android to a stand still. Only employing the anti-metal, Antarctic Vibranium, Dr. Pym used his enlarging powers as Goliath and repeatedly pummels Ultron, shattering him to atoms.

Ultron would latter resurface using his second creation Jocasta sub-programming to manipulate one of Tony Stark's Iron Man armors as a robotic host. His plan appears to have failed, but all evidence indicates that it will be only a matter of time before the world is once again menaced by Ultron.

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