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Destruction (Captain America enemy) (Marvel Comics) (Zemo robot)


(Zemo robot)

Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • We hold this truth to be self-evident, that you can never have too many combat robots.


  • Group Affiliation: Creation of Baron Heinrich Zemo
  • Height: 6’9” Weight: Unrevealed
  • Eyes: White Hair: N.A.

Powers & Abilities

The android called Destruction is superhumanly strong (it can presumably lift about a ton), and is an incredible fighter. It could engage both Captain America (Steve Rogers) and the Black Panther (T‘Challa) and consistently hit them.

It was also remarkably durable, ignoring blows from its opponents and even an explosive projectile from Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)’s gun. However, it could be instantly taken down by yanking two easily visible control studs built into its body.


This android was encountered in 1968, and was used as a weapon by a man falsely claiming to be Baron Heinrich Zemo. Presumably, it had been built during the 1940s by Zemo and put in storage after the war — perhaps as part of Baron Strucker’s extensive preparations after he was shown the future.

The more modern version of Zemo's Destruction robot

Replica seen in 2001

Destruction was taken down by Captain America, the Black Panther and Agent 13 – and impounded by Wakandan authorities.

2001 version

In 2001, after raiding a lab operated by Helmut Zemo, the US Commission on Superhuman Affairs used Heinrich Zemo’s plan to build a Destruction knock-off for site protection. This version seemed stronger but considerably slower, and was easily wrecked by the Redeemers.


See illustrations.


It can talk, but says nothing of substance – so I guess it has human-level intelligence.


“You — should have — fled — while — you had — the chance !”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Programmed
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: //// Occupation: Security robot
Inf: //// Aur: //// Spi: //// Resources {or Wealth}: ////
Init: 011 HP: ////

Self-Link (Gadgetry): 10, Growth: 01, Skin armour: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and Already Factored In
  • Skin Armour doesn’t augment RV against Planned Knockback (-0)

Martial Artist (AV): 10

No Weak Points


MPR (if the two studs on its body are taken out (DEX/STR against 08/05, 1 RAP needed), Destruction has its BODY Current Condition immediately reduced to 0)

2001 version

This version wasn’t seen long enough to hazard stats, but seemed to just be a big security robot with something like DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10 and no Skin Armour or Martial Artist.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Captain America (1968 run) #100 – which was, counter-intuitively, the first issue.

Writeup completed on the 22nd of April, 2014.

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