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Nick Fury

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #5
Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Allred, based on the character created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
In story information
Alter ego Nicholas Joseph Fury
Team affiliations S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ultimates
United States Army
Ultimate X-Men

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Ultimate Nick Fury is a reinterpretation of the classic Marvel character Nick Fury. A notable difference between the two is the fact that Classic Fury is Caucasian with brown hair, while Ultimate Fury is African-American and bald, and was in fact specifically tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson with his permission.[1] While his eyepatch is generally worn over his left eye (consistent with his mainstream Marvel counterpart), it has occasionally switched to his right in some comics. For the French hip hop artist, see Nikkfurie. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ...


Fury has a heavy presence in all the Ultimates books, appearing first in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up and Ultimate X-Men and later reappearing regularly in Ultimate Spider-Man and finally securing a regular, recurring role as the General of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the leader of The Ultimates, a re-imagining of the Avengers. Ultimate Marvel Team-Up was a Marvel Comics title which ran for 16 issues (plus a concluding Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special), set in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. ... The Ultimates is a set of superhero comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics. ... The Avengers are a superhero team that appear in the fictional Marvel Universe. ...

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Fictional character biography

Ultimate Nick Fury's history has not been as clearly established as Earth-616 Nick Fury, but some information is known. After attending college in India, Fury enlisted in the military,where he was deployed into various conflicts such as Vietnam And Kosovo. He was later assigned to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Weapon X program in the original Gulf War. He has also claimed within the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man that he had once worked at Burger King, and regretted it; this was presumably before going to his Indian college. While transporting Wolverine in his adamantium cage, an Iraqi guerilla ambush killed his team and inadvertently freed Wolverine from his prison. After slaughtering the Iraqi guards, Wolverine discovered Fury, the only survivor of the ambush, and transported him back through the desert to the Allied forces. Although Wolverine was summarily subdued and reimprisoned by his handlers, a bond between the two men was formed. In the fictional Marvel Universe, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics titles take place. ... S.H.I.E.L.D. (originally an acronym for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division, changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate) is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Universe that often deals with superhuman threats. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ...


The relationship between Fury and Wolverine would prove essential years later when the X-Men were abducted and imprisoned by the Weapon X program. This program was overseen at the time by Wraith, who had previously staged a coup against General Ross. This coup had prevented Ross from dismantling the Weapon X program altogether. Wolverine, the only X-Man who eludes capture, later asks Fury for help in freeing the other X-Men and bringing down the Weapon X program. During the operation, which also involves the Brotherhood of Mutants, Wraith was about to kill one of the X-Men and is shot dead by Fury. John Wraith, a. ... General Thaddeus E. Thunderbolt Ross is a fictional character of Marvel Comics. ... The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, also known as The Brotherhood and Brotherhood of Mutants, is a fictional character group, Marvel Comics supervillain team devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans. ...


Fury is summarily promoted to General and resumes the duties of the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was tasked with forming a team to battle metahuman threats and resurrecting the Super-Soldier program, two objectives that resulted in the formation of the Ultimates. Fury operates as the commander of the team, at times leading them into action, though he often shares duties with Captain America. Nick Fury is also responsible for monitoring metahumans who are not affiliated with the U.S. Military, including Peter Parker and the X-Men. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Amalgam Comics character, see Super-Soldier. ... The Ultimates is a set of superhero comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics. ... For the video game of the same title, see Ultimate Spider-Man (video game). ...


Nick Fury recently lost his right arm in a battle against the Liberators in Ultimates Vol. 2. However, in story arcs that appear to be set after this, he has 2 arms - in issue #107 of Ultimate Spider-Man, after Peter tells Ben Urich and J. Jonah Jameson that his house has just been trashed and his aunt is in the hospital, Ben asks if it was "the Ultimates thing", likely meaning the "Grand Theft America" arc of Ultimates 2, in which Fury lost his arm. Fury may have gotten a prosthetic arm by this time, however. For the all-female team, see Lady Liberators (comics). ... The Ultimates is a set of superhero comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics. ...


Nick Fury has also been involved in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics. In them he meets Peter after Norman Osborn returns. He states that S.H.I.E.L.D. was able to figure out who Peter was because of the security shots of the Oz Spider biting Peter, as well as Dr. Octopus screaming that Peter Parker is Spider-Man while in jail. Nick Fury has been watching Peter as he will eventually be property of S.H.I.E.L.D due to him being an illegal mutant. Although Fury wants him to be part of the Ultimates, this may have changed due to the fact that the Ultimates broke apart. Peter and Fury's relationship became strained after the Hobgoblin arc. Peter punches Fury for ignoring his questions for why Harry became the Hobgoblin. At that point Fury told one of his scientists that he wanted to know everything about Oz and that it was time for Peter Parker to lose his Spider powers. This follows on to the Clone Saga in which it is revealed by Fury that the Tinkerer's Spider Slayers were developed to handle Peter if and when he ever went insane; after learning that Pete, who idolises Fury, is not an immediate threat to him or S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick decides against removing his powers. It can be assumed that he's on somewhat good terms with Peter Parker.


Fury was judged to be at least partially responsible for the devastation of much of Earth-31916 along with Emil Burbank. Burbank had sought a means to defeat the Hyperion of that universe. An alien organism, unleashed in an attempt to achieve this, spread throughout the United States causing widespread devastation. A probe sent by Reed Richards provided evidence that an "invasion from another universe" was responsible. The Squadron Supreme was dispatched to the Ultimate universe in order to arrest Richards so that he could stand trial for his 'crimes'. A lengthy battle ensued between the Squadron on one side and the Ultimates, Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four on the other. Richards, believing himself to be responsible when the Squadron produced his probe as evidence, surrendered himself. Fury was unwilling to accept this and convinced Thor to create a bridge to Earth-31916 through which the Hellicarrier was able to travel. Once there, another battle between the Squadron and the Ultimate universe heroes begins. Spider-Man learns that Fury had an ulterior motive - the retrieval of the probes and their data, and had conspired with Doctor Doom to do so. In addition, Fury had brought insurance in the shape of the Hulk. It takes the combined power of the Ultimate universe heroes, the Earth-31916 Squadron Supreme and their counterparts from Earth-712 to defeat the Hulk, but Doom had proven to be simply a Doombot. To stop the fighting, the Ultimates agree to turn over Fury to the Earth-31916 Squadron and to allow Power Princess to return with them to their universe. Fury tries to convince them that they are making a mistake, but his pleas are ignored.[2] In the Marvel Universe, the Supremeverse is the name given to the continuity in which the Supreme titles take place (i. ... Hyperion is a character in the Marvel Comics series Supreme Power, published under the mature-readers imprint MAX Comics, written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Gary Frank. ... Mister Fantastic is a Marvel Comics superhero who is the leader of the Fantastic Four. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Squadron Supreme. ... Members of the Ultimates, on the cover of The Ultimates is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel Universe characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ... For the video game of the same title, see Ultimate Spider-Man (video game). ... Ultimate X-Men is a superhero comic book series published by Marvel Comics. ... Ultimate Fantastic Four is a comic book published by Marvel Comics, part of the Ultimate Marvel line featuring classic Marvel Universe characters re-imagined for a modern audience. ... Ultimate Thor is a fictional character, a superhero in the Ultimate Marvel Universe based on the mythological Thor and the Marvel Universe Thor. ... In the Marvel Universe, the Supremeverse is the name given to the continuity in which the Supreme titles take place (i. ... In addition to his mainstream incarnation, Doctor Doom has had been depicted in other fictional universes. ... In addition to his mainstream incarnation, Hulk has also been depicted in other fictional universes. ... The Squadron Supreme is a team of comic book superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe, a thinly disguised version of DC Comics Justice League of America. ... Doctor Doom is one of the most inventive characters in the Marvel Comics universe, having used over 100 devices in his four decades (or so) of comics existence. ... Zarda, more commonly known as Power Princess, is a fictional Marvel Comics character. ...


Fury is set to return, still stranded in Earth-31916, in the pages of Squadron Supreme 2 #1. [3]


Technologies

Fury has no trace of the Infinity Formula or other enhancements that the regular continuity's Fury has claimed. He is an exceptional combatant and strategist and a gifted field leader. He operates with technology years ahead of traditional forces, including the latest experimental weaponry, and some form of projected invisibility and the ability to walk through solid matter. These powers have very limited windows due to massive expense for any moment of 'uptime;' costs for these literally burn millions of dollars per microsecond. He once used a chewing gum that was programmed to explode after 200 chews. Fury is constantly monitored and shadowed by dozens of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and all observation technology known - and a few that are not. Chewing gum Chewing gum is a type of confectionery designed for fun and chewing. ...


Design changes

The original design for Ultimate Nick Fury
The original design for Ultimate Nick Fury

When Nick Fury first made his appearance in the Ultimate Universe, despite still being African-American, he had a vastly different design and was characterizated much more in the James Bond mold of super-spy. The more familiar Samuel L. Jackson inspired design didn't appear until Nick Fury resurfaced in the Ultimates. It's also worth noting that despite having appeared in previous Ultimate marvel books, Iron Man and Hulk were both redesigned in the new launch as well. This so far unexplained 'replacement' of characters may feature in Brian Michael Bendis' 2008 mini-series, Ultimate Origin, which promises to both explain the mysteries of the Ultimate Universe and provide revelations about Fury himself. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article is about the spy series. ... In addition to his mainstream incarnation, Iron Man has had been depicted in other fictional universes. ... In addition to his mainstream incarnation, Hulk has also been depicted in other fictional universes. ... Brian Michael Bendis (born August 18, 1967) is an American comic book writer and erstwhile artist. ...


Movies and television

  • Samuel L. Jackson gave his consent for Marvel Comics to design their "Ultimate" version of the character Nick Fury after his likeness. When discussing in 'The Ultimates' #4 who they thought would play them in an in-universe Ultimates movie, Nick Fury's first choice was Samuel L. Jackson. In the 2008 motion picture release of Iron Man Jackson will play Fury.
  • A Marvel straight-to-DVD feature movie entitled Ultimate Avengers and its sequel Ultimate Avengers 2 features Ultimate Nick Fury, voiced by Andre Ware who also did Fury's voice for the 2005 game Fantastic Four.
  • Dave Fennoy provided the voice of Ultimate Fury in the Ultimate Spider-Man video game.
  • A version of Fury identical to the Ultimate one also made an appearance in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse video game, voiced by Khary Payton.
  • This version of Fury is available as a skin for the playable Nick Fury in the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance video game

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References

  1. ^ Samuel L. Jackson's Official Site - August 2005 Interview
  2. ^ Ultimate Power #1-9
  3. ^ [1]

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ultimate Nick Fury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (659 words)
Ultimate Nick Fury is a reinterpretation of the classic Marvel character Nick Fury.
The most notable difference between the two is the fact that Classic Fury is caucasian, while Ultimate Fury is African-american, and was in fact specifically tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson with his permission.
Ultimate Nick Fury's history has not been as clearly established as Earth-616 Nick Fury, but some information is known.
Nick Fury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2308 words)
Nick, probably born in the late 1910s or early 1920s, was followed by Jacob "Jake" Fury (later the supervillain Scorpio, who co-founded the Zodiac cartel), and their sister, Dawn.
In the 2005 "Secret War" crossover, Nick Fury launched a covert assault on the leadership of Latveria, who were plotting a massive attack on America.
Nick Fury and his S.H.I.E.L.D organisation appears as NPC in the Punisher game, interesting note is that Nick is smoking a cigar during the whole time.
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