Mankiller robot (Captain America enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Mankiller robot


Mankiller is a generic comic book killer robot. We did a profile since he’s handy for people who need a death robot for a tabletop role-playing scenario, or a story in general.

This robot fought Captain America in 1969 – in one of the fantastic Captain America issues with art by Jim Steranko, which older fans still remember today.


  • Group Affiliation: HYDRA.
  • Height: 6’8” Weight: 420 lbs.
  • Eyes: Solid white Hair: N.A.


Powers and Abilities

The Mankiller was a superhumanly strong and tough robot with excellent hand-to-hand combat abilities.

It had spiked arms and could generate “electrostatic energy”, which it used as lethal or concussive energy blasts. It could also open its chest to reveal vents loaded with missiles, but what those did is unrevealed.


The Mankiller robot (sometimes spelled “Man-Killer”) was used by HYDRA during Captain America (Steve Rogers)’s and Rick Jones’ (then wearing the Bucky uniform) mighty clash with Madame Hydra. Madame Hydra would later become the Viper.

The dangerous robot was destroyed when it attempted to fire a volley of missiles at Cap. Cap lunged and pressed his shield against the robot’s open chest. This caused the missiles that were about to fly out to explode within the Mankiller’s torso.


See illustration.


None. He didn’t speak after making his opening mission statement.


““I-am-the-Mankiller ! Created-for-one-purpose-only — to-destroy-the-enemies-of-HYDRA !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Mankiller robot

Dex: 06 Str: 09 Bod: 10 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 02 Wil: // Min: // Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: // Aur: // Spi: // Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 008 HP: 000

Density increase: 01, Energy blast: 08, Self-link (Gadgetry): 10, Skin armour: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density increase is always on and already factored in.

The Mankiller robot’s chest included a retractable mini-missile launcher – capabilities unrevealed. Gamemasters are welcome to tailor this payload to the scenario at hand.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Captain America v1 #111 (Marvel comics).