Baron Zemo II

Citizen V [II]

Iron Cross

Phoenix I

Nick Name
Civilian ID

Baron Helmut Zemo


Mark Evanier


13th Heir to the Zemo Estate




Legal Status
Citizen of Germany with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Leipzig, Germany
Group Affiliation

Batroc's Brigade

Masters of Evil


Secret Empire


Base of Operations

Castle Zemo, Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, Mexico

Mount Charteris, Colorado

5' 10"
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with genius level intelligence a superb military strategist and hand-to-hand and armed combatant.

Note: While in possession of the Kree Moonstones, Zemo possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerability, super-sonic flight, teleportation, invisibility, an ability to emit concussive energy blast, become intangible and manipulate gravity and matter at a molecular level.


Adhesive X: A powerful bonding agent created by Baron Zemo I, used to immobilize or bond any object. Not commonly used by Baron Zemo II.

Compound X: Chemical compound that prolongs life and youth with regular immersions.

Kree Moonstones: Alien artifacts enabling the possessor to gain superhuman powers.

Wealth of the Zemo estate.

Wide variety of military and civilian weapons.

Common Enemies


Black Panther I

Captain America I


Silver Sable


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1

Captain America Vol. 1

Thunderbolts Vol. 1

First Appearance

Phoenix I

Captain America Vol. 1 #168 (Dec. 1973)

Baron Zemo II

Captain America Vol. 1 #276 (Dec. 1982)

Citizen V [II]

Thunderbolts #1 (April, 1997)


Phoenix I

Roy Thomas & Sal Buscema

Baron Zemo II

J. M. DeMatteis & Mike Zeck

Citizen V [II]

Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley


The son of the Nazi scientist Baron Heinrich Zemo, Helmut Zemo blamed his father's greatest enemy Captain America for his father's death. In truth the elder Zemo was crushed under a rockslide triggered by his integrator gun, when he attempted to kill the hero at his South American compound.

Seeking revenge using his father's inventions Helmut took the disguise of the Phoenix, capturing Captain America and his then-partner the Falcon, and devised a plot to immerse them in a vat of boiling Adhesive X. Captain America escaped and when grappling with Zemo he toppled into his own trap.

Believed dead, Zemo escaped through a drain pipe at the bottom of the cauldron, but not before his face was severely scared by the boiling adhesive, as his father had been by the same invention when battling Captain America during World War II.

Zemo would go underground striking at his enemy through others, until he resurfaced adopting his father's costume and the title of Baron Zemo. He would join forces with the Red Skull to plague Captain America, and his allies in the Avengers leading a new Masters of Evil.

After the assault of Onslaught, when many of Earth's heroes were presumed dead, Zemo would form another group known as the Thunderbolts, disguising himself as the heir to the legacy of Citizen V.

The ruse exposed, he reclaimed his hereditary title as Baron Zemo.