The Iron Despot (Wild Thing enemy) (Marvel Comics MC2)

Iron Despot


The Iron Despot is a part of Marvel’s MC2 continuity. For more about it, you can read our Spider-Girl (May Parker) character profile.

He only appeared in one issue of the 1999/2000 Wild Thing mini-series.


  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: A planet on the far side of the galaxy.
  • Height: 25m or so. Weight: Tons.
  • Eyes: Glowing red Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

The Iron Despot is a bloody huge robot. He is nigh-unstoppable unless you happen to have Godzilla on speed-dial.

He somehow evolved to ability to telepathically communicate with, hurt and control people sitting in his cockpit.


This giant mecha  was developed by a scientist from a race of telepathic alien living on the other side of the galaxy. However, the robot somehow evolved the ability to control people sitting in his cockpit – as well as a serious thirst for power.

Soon, the entire planet was under the control of the Iron Despot, with his hapless creator sitting in the cockpit.

The scientist eventually tricked the robot into looking for other worlds to conquer. He then programmed a flight path that would take it into the intergalactic void. Unfortunately, he made a miscalculation. Thus, after a long flight the robot impacted with the MC2 Earth. The dying scientist was ejected after the impact.

That sinking feeling

The crash point was close to where Rina Logan’s class was. They were having outdoors activities in the swamp with their teacher. A student soon climbed into the cockpit, and the Iron Despot started looking for the king of this place to take over.

Rina Logan changed into her Wild Thing clothes, and told the Iron Despot she would make for a waaay better pilot. The Despot eventually ejected the student and allowed Wild Thing to climb into his cockpit instead.

She had the robot walks in bottomless shifting sands. Then she raked the controls with her psychic claws, forcing it to eject her to terra firma. The Iron Despot disappeared under the mud.


See illustrations.


A grandiose authoritarian with a superiority complex.


“Relax, human ! Do you know the meaning of ‘symbiosis’ ?”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Iron Despot

Dex: 04 Str: 17 Bod: 15 Motivation: Power
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 05 Occupation: Conqueror
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 009 HP: 010

Cold immunity: 05, Control: 03, Flame immunity: 05, Growth: 10, Mind blast: 03, Running: 05, Telepathy: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in.
  • Control, Mind blast and Telepathy can only be used on beings within its cockpit.

None demonstrated.

Iron nerves.


Distinct Appearance, Misc.: Needs a sapient  being in his cockpit to operate.

JETPACK [BODY 20, Flight: 32].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: MC2 variant Marvel Universe.