Baron Zemo II
Baron Helmut Zemo
Adhesive X: solidifies in 1 round and bounds with Unearthly strength.
Laser Pistols: Incredible damage
Sword: Incredible material, Remarkable edge
Leadership, Martial Arts B, Chemistry, Engineering, Swordsmanship
Baron Helmut Zemo is the son of Baron Heinrich Zemo, the master Nazi scientist and enemy of Captain America during World War II. Zemo brought his son up to believe in the Nazi ideals of a master race, and that only the Zemo line should be ruling the world.
Learning of his father’s death, Helmut Zemo, now an accomplished scientist and strategist himself, blamed Captain America, and adopted the guise of the Phoenix in order to kill him in revenge. Zemo was defeated, however, falling in a vat of chemicals, horribly disfiguring him.
Zemo later appeared as Baron Zemo, and continued to either try to take over the world or gain revenge, but was always defeated by his archenemy, Captain America. One scheme in particular led him to recreate his father’s team of super-villains known as the Masters of Evil. Under his direction, the Masters of Evil succeeded in taking over the mansion headquarters for Captain America’s superteam, the Avengers, in the Avengers’ most serious defeat. Zemo was ultimately confronted by Captain America and overpowered.
During the time when Captain America and the Avengers were believed dead, Baron Zemo adopted a new disguise, Citizen V, and formed a new team, called the Thunderbolts, from past Masters of Evil members. Under Zemo’s direction, the Thunderbolts were accepted as New York’s newest heroes, and were given access to equipment used by heroes such as the Avengers and Fantastic Four. Using this newfound trust and equipment, Zemo nearly succeeded in taking over the entire world, but the Thunderbolts, wanting to continue as heroes, mutinied, and Zemo barely escaped.
Zemo tried to affect his revenge on the Thunderbolts from his father’s base in South America, but was ultimately unsuccessful. He was then confronted by a new Citizen V, claiming to be the true heir to the title as Zemo never was. Zemo escaped capture, and remains at large.