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Real Name George Tarleton
Alternate Identity MODOK
Powers and Abilities Incredible Intelligence
Team Affiliations The Hand
Allies Force Works
Family and Friends Alana Ulanova (Wife)

MODOK, formerly known as George Tarleton, is a member of The Hand and right-hand to Mandarin.


George Tarleton was a widely respected genius. He was one of earth’s greatest scientists on psionics. However, Tarleton often found himself doing Soviet Union dirty work. He was turned into an ugly floating head after volunteering to become a guinea pig for Red Ghost. After they both fell for the same woman, Red Ghost increased the test dosages and MODOK's body began to shrink whilst his head grew. Depending on a life support system to keep him alive, MODOK began working for Mandarin and The Hand, as he believed Mandarin knew how to cure him.

MODOK and Mandarin

Later believing Mandarin was dead, MODOK began searching for his rings in order to gain his power. After they later collided over the possession of his rings, MODOK again became working for Mandarin. Mandarin betrayed him by creating an anti-technology field that rendered his life support systems utterly useless. He sided with Iron Man, and Iron Man left him free to go as a reward for betraying his boss.


MODOK was voiced by Jim Cummings.

First version of the character outside the comics.

This version of the character in part inspired Jordan Blum to create the series M.O.D.O.K..[1]

In the Comics

He was a technician for A.I.M. when he became MODOC (Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing).

Later he took control of A.I.M. took on the name MODOK, which stands for Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing.

He has fought against Captain America, Namor, Doctor Doom, Ms. Marvel, Vision, Ka-Zar, and Thing.

He kidnapped Betty Ross and turned her into Harpy to battle Hulk. She was cured by Bruce Banner.

He tried to use Abomination against his superiors.

A.I.M. had MODOK assassinated then resurrected him.


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