Arnim Zola
Arnim Zola
Personal Info:
Real Name: Arnim Zola
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Weisshorn Mountain, Switzerland
First Appearance: Captain America Vol.1 208
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Ally of the Skeleton Crew, agent of the Red Skull
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Jack Kirby
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All of Arnim Zola’s powers are derived from his equipment. Zola is also a genius in Biochemistry and android creation.
Technopathy: Arnim Zola possesses the ability to mentally control his various genetic creations by means of the ESP Box mounted atop his torso and surgically attached to his central nervous system. Although most of the creatures possess limited intelligence and the capacity for creative thought, Zola can override their mental processes if he so desires. The ESP Box is a retractable device that can convert brain waves into electronic signals for transmission as telepathic commands within ordinary radio range. Normally, Zola is capable of controlling only his own organic creations, but if he remains linked to his support equipment, he can stimulate his own mental power to such a degree that he can create a psychokinetic network able to animate inorganic matter within radio range. Zola is unable to control natural organic life. The ESP Box also provides Zola with the following powers: Mind Control, Mind Ray and Mind Transfer.
Bio-Servants: Arnim Zola has android servants that he can control.
The frail, dwarfish Arnim Zola was born in 1930’s Switzerland where he became the world’s leading biochemist. In his ancestral castle, Zola happened upon mysterious papers brought by his ancestors in the Crusades. These documents originated from Deviants and contained secrets of genetic engineering that far surpassed even today’s level of technology. Zola used the secrets to become the world’s first public genetic engineer, perhaps preceded only by Nathaniel Essex, Mister Sinister.
Needing funds to continue his research, Zola presented his first invention, the creation of device that would transfer someone’s essence to a cloned body, to Adolf Hitler, who agreed to become his patron. This device and partnership allowed Hitler to survive World War II as the Hate-Monger. Zola also used it on himself, not only allowing him to survive into modern times but to also replace his normally frail body with a stronger, android one.