Real name: Simon Williams Other known aliases: Mister Muscles Occupation: Hero and adventurer, former business executive and actor. Current group affiliation: Avengers Past group affiliations: Force Works, Army of the Goddess, Legion of the Unliving, ally to the Masters of Evil. Major enemies: Grim Reaper, Ultron, Count Nefaria. First appearance: Avengers #9 Origin: Avengers #9 Description: Simon is a muscular man standing 6' 2'' tall and weighing 380 lbs. He has grey hair which he dyes dark. His eyes often glow red when he is angry or employing his strength. When he flies his whole body is surrounded by glowing purple ionic energy, except for his eyes and the W on his chest which are red.
60 STR 45
20 DEX 30
23 CON 26
13 BODY 6
10 INT 0
10 EGO 0
18 PRE 8
18 COM 4
15 PD 3
14 ED 8
4 SPD 10
16 REC 0
46 END 0
53 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 140
Powers, Skills and Equipment
7 1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On
(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
15 EC (15),"Ionic body."
15a) 10/10 Armor
20b) 20" Flight,Concentrate(-1/4) 4
30 Life Support,doesn't breathe,doesn't eat/sleep/excrete,safe
in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe in heat/cold,
immune to disease,immune to aging
8 10" Running 2
1 Acting 8-
3 Bureaucratics 13-
5 Electronics 12-
3 Federal Police Powers
1 TF,Other Air Vehicles
2 Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)
Powers Cost: 110
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Eyes glow, whole body does when flying.",easily
10 Enraged,"If friends are injured.",uncommon,occur 11-,recover
20 Hunted,"By various villains.",as powerful,non-combat
10 Psych Lim,"Wants to be a famous hero.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"In love with the Scarlet Witch.",common,strong
20 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10 Public ID,"Simon Williams"
10 Rep,"Former criminal turned actor/Avenger.",occur 11-
5 Rivalry,"With the Vision II.",romantic
10 Vuln,"Electrical attacks.",uncommon,x2 stun
5 Watched,"by the media.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
10 Watched,"by the U.S. government.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Simon Williams was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the youngest son of Sanford Williams, industrialist and founder of Williams Innovations. Simon joined the family firm at a young age, and took over as CEO when his father died. At the age of 22, he found himself in charge of a multimillion dollar corporation, and sorely lacking in the skills necessary to run it. He eventually turned to embezzlement in an attempt to invest in other enterprises to generate enough money to save his failing business.
Unfortunately, his investments were in companies with strong Maggia connections. His board of directors discovered his improprieties, and brought him to trial. He was found guilty, and was facing prison when Amora, the Enchantress, paid his bail and used her wiles to ensorcel the authorities. She presented Simon to Baron Heinrich Zemo, who had been following the case, and planned to use the fact that Simon blamed the success of Stark Industries to turn him into a weapon against Iron Man and the Avengers.
Simon agreed to Zemo's plan, and allowed himself to be subjected to an ionic ray process that greatly increased his strength and durability. Zemo informed Williams that he was to infiltrate the Avengers, and upon gaining their trust, lead them into an ambush by the Masters of Evil. In order to ensure Simon's loyalty, Zemo told him that the process that had granted his power had side effects which would kill him if he didn't receive the antidote. An antidote that only Baron Zemo could provide.
Wonder Man, as he was now known joined the Avengers and told them of his sickness. They attempted to cure him by all the means at their disposal, to no avail. Wonder Man led the Avengers into Zemo's trap, but at the last moment, his conscience told him he couldn't betray people who had shown him such kindness. He turned on the Masters of Evil, and saved the Avengers' lives. After telling the Avengers he was glad his last act had been one of a hero, he died, showing no vital signs (Avengers #9).
The Avengers took Simon's body home for burial. Unbeknownst to the Avengers, Wonder man had not actually died, he had gone into a death like state brought on by Zemo's mutagenic treatments. His body was stolen by his brother, Eric. In an attempt to regain his brother, Eric, also known as the Grim Reaper offered to tape the Vision II's brain and copy it into his brothers' lifeless body. When this scheme failed, Grim Reaper fled, taking his brother's body with him (Avengers #102).
The Grim Reaper then had the Black Talon revive his brother's body, effectively turning him into a zombie. The zombie was shipped to the Avengers with orders to attack the Vision II and the Avengers. After the Avengers defeated Simon's resuscitated body, it mysteriously began to move about on it's own. Slowly, Simon came back to life. Upon examination, it was determined that Simon had been in a coma, while his body metamorphosed into an ionic state (Avengers #151-154).
With the Avengers he faced the Elements of Doom while in Russia (Avengers #188).
Wonder Man stayed with the Avengers for several more adventures, never really feeling like a hero.
Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Wonder Man (Incredible Hulk #279).
Wonder Man was among the superhumans who were invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden. Sadly the Wonder Man was disqualifies in the first round of the fight for destroying a portion of the ring's floor (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).
Eventually he left the Avengers to pursue an acting career. He moved to Los Angeles, and had a successful career as both an actor and stuntman. When Hawkeye founded the West Coast Avengers, Simon was there to answer the call, and finally came into his own as an Avenger. He was among the team members when they were attacked by the U-Foes in a plot by Loki (Avengers West Coast II #53).
Rick Jones had been with Wonder Man on Earth when Captain Atlas fought both Wonder Man and Quasar III by swapping positions back and forth using the Nega-Bands until Atlas was captured by Quasar III (Wonder Man #7).
He stayed with the team almost until it's breakup (Avengers: West Coast II #102).
When he created Force Works, Iron Man contacted Wonder Man, and again he found himself working with other heroes on a team. Unfortunately, on their first mission, Simon was killed preventing a spaceship from crashing to earth.
As a being of energy, Simon's energy lingered until it was brought back by actions of the Scarlet Witch, at first for short periods of time, then eventually for good. Simon aided the Avengers in defeating Morgan Le Fay and then joined up with them full time and dating the Scarlet Witch.
He was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).
Powers: Wonder Man's body has been augmented by radiation and ionic treatments. He can lift 100 tons, is nearly impervious to harm, he does not age or require food or air to survive and his speed has been enhanced to superhuman levels. By releasing ionic energy from his body Wonder Man can fly.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
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Last Updated - October, 2002