Crimson Dynamo
Crimson Dynamo (Earth-TRN123)
Biographical information
Real name

Ivan Vanko

Physical description


Personal information


Chronological and political information

Winter Guard

First appearance

Secret Avengers

Voiced by

Fred Tatasciore

Ivan Vanko a.k.a. Crimson Dynamo is a member of the Winter Guard.



The Winter Guard have operated against the direct orders of their superiors to rescue and retrieve one of their comrades trapped in a special container appearing to be a bomb with the key needed to release him. Their operations soon earned the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. which Nick Fury have sent the breakaway group of Avengers under Captain America to deal with them now while kept them in the dark of the Winter Guard's true intentions.

This led to clashes between the Winter Guard and Captain America's Avengers over the key until at the facility where they fought began to collapse and threatened to destroy the nearby village, forcing both groups to work together until Crimson Dynamo and Falcon released Radioactive Man from his prison and melted the collapsing facility down.

After the crisis has been averted, the Winter Guard then revealed the true purpose that they did everything they can to save their comrade and wouldn't want Radioactive Man as a weapon to be used, something that the Avengers can relate with the Hulk.

The two groups left in good terms with Captain America and his teammates apparently upset and disgruntled of Fury's way of doing things when they confronted him at the Tri-carrier.

Personality and Traits

Crimson Dynamo tends to speak Russian proverbs during battle.

Powers and Abilities

Crimson Dynamo has no superpowers of his own and thus has to compensate for his lack of them by using and utilizing sophisticated high-tech suit of armor he created, as well as making makeshift ones if needed to.

Crimson Dynamo utilizes his armor and great military expertise to deal with his opponents in battle.

  • Genius-level Industrial Genius: With his industrial genius, Ivan Vanko can create new weapons and gadgets out of anything for his new armor.
  • Expert Engineer: Ivan Vanko can build an repair his armor even modifying them for better use in the field. He can also create a fully functional makeshift armor.


Ivan Vanko possess the Crimson Dyamo Armor he built based from the Iron Man Armor and has also built a makeshift version of the armor to replace his lost one.

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