M.O.D.O.K. Trades ‘Killing’ For ‘Chaos’ On Nickelodeon’s ‘Iron Man: Armored Adventures’
Nobody doesn’t like M.O.D.O.K. Why, from the first time I laid eyes on his shelf of unsold “Iron Man” animated series action figures circa 1994, I knew he was the mental organism for me. What’s not to love about a mental organism designed only for killing?
Apparently Nickelodeon isn’t all too keen on that last bit, though, trading in “killing” for “chaos,” resulting in M.O.D.O.C. in an episode of “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” debuting later this month.
Here’s the episode description:
The Living Laser is dying, and Tony Stark is trying to save his life. But fate has other plans… the Ghost has been hired by AIM to “steal” the Laser. AIM needs him to be a power source for their greatest creation, and when Iron Man arrives to rescue the Laser, he’s too late… the Mental Organism Designed Only for Conquest is online. Not even Iron Man can withstand MODOC’s mental power, and now his fate rests in the hands of the Living Laser… but will the Laser choose to save Tony Stark? Or destroy Iron Man?
Now, the folks behind IMAA are a clever bunch, taking (what I assume is sorta) censorship and making it shine! After all, before he went crazy in “Tales of Suspense” #93, George Tarleton was bent on being mutated into a mental organism designed only for computing – Computing!
Interestingly, Cartoon Network’s Super Hero Squad Show has its own M.O.D.O.K. voiced by Tom Kenny, a.k.a. Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. Eagle-eyed readers will note the “K” up top, meaning Cartoon Network is either okay with killing or has an as-of-yet unannounced fill-in word. My guess? “Kidding.” He makes fun of others, but it’s only a friendly jest.