Fred Duncan (Marvel)
Fred Duncan is a male comic character who features in Marvel Comics.
Frederick Amos "Fred" Duncan was an agent with the FBI. He met with Professor Charles Xavier and became the FBI's federal liaison with the X-Men.
He came to sit on a committee that discussed the emergence of Mutants where he cautioned against actively targeting them as they were still loyal American citizens who should not be persecuted cause of their genetics. This brought him into conflict against fellow committee member Dr. Bolivar Trask who believed Mutants were a threat that needed to be dealt with in the future leading to him being authorised to institute his Project: Sentinel program in building an adaptive artificial intelligence to combat this danger. Duncan managed to convince the Director to take into account the potential good uses for Mutants with super-powered figures such as Captain America being cited as being beneficial for the United States government. (First X-Men v1 #2)
As a member of the Xavier Underground, a network of Mutant supporters, Duncan maintained mutant criminal records and stockpiled weapons and technology from X-Men foes. After Duncan's death, Carl Denti, an aspiring agent, takes the files, weapons, and technology for himself and assumes the name X-Cutioner, with the proclaimed mission of killing any mutant that has killed other people first.
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- Fred Duncan was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where he made his first appearance in X-Men v1 #2 (November, 1963).
In other media
- In X-Men: First Class, whilst the character of Fred Duncan does not appear there was a similar individual in the live-action film known as the Man in Black Suit appeared who was portrayed by actor Oliver Platt. This character was pat of the CIA who took Xavier and his students to his headquarters to monitor them as part of future operations to aid the U.S. government. He was later killed by Azazel of the Hellfire Club when the teleporting Mutant attacked their headquarters.
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