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Aikku Jokinen (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 5 38 001

Aikku Jokinen is a character in the Avengers franchise.

Biography

Aikku is a Norwegian girl who was in the proximity of the crash landing of one of Ex Nihilo's creations, which was launched towards Earth by an "evolution bomb": An armor to serve as Earth's self-defense mechanism. Jokinen was bonded with the armor, and remained in a cocoon, which was discovered by A.I.M., and once it hatched from its cocoon, she proceeded to fly to Australia, having her mind taken over by the suit, where the Avengers were fighting other creations of Ex Nihilo's.

She quickly defeated the Avengers adapting to their attacks and strategies, and was soon confronted by the A.I.M. Minister of Education, who managed to capture Pod and experiment on her, firstly by placing her in the space between two dead universes.

When Bobby da Costa became the leader of A.I.M., he rescued Pod and stored her in his office. After he decided to tackle the problem the Incursions represented, Sunspot sent Pod with Shang-Chi to Japan, to activate the self-replicating mechanism for Earth, and create an army of duplicates of Chi.

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Pod eventually became Sunspot's bodyguard and a member of the New Avengers. She accompanied Sunspot to a meeting with Dum-Dum Dugan of S.H.I.E.L.D. and was there when Hawkeye announced that he would be joining the team. Pod later participated in the ten-minute dance party called by Sunspot upon the defeat of Evald Skorpion and those corrupted by W.H.I.S.P.E.R.

While running a diagnostic on Pod, Dr. Toni Ho sought to talk with Aikku and learned that she was not okay, that she had become increasingly lonely ever since her girlfriend Darja told her she couldn't love her because of what she had become. Their discussion was interrupted by the unexpected arrival of the Knights of the Infinite's spaceship over Avengers Island, and an emotionally-compromised Pod promptly attacked them, knocking out their communications array, forcing the Skrull/Kree hybrids to resort to abducting Hulkling without any further discourse.

Trivia

  • The seven "Origin Bombs" that Ex Nihilo was able to successfully seed the Earth with corresponded to certain attributes that their creator considered essential to a functioning sentient organism which he was trying to turn the Earth into. Pod's function was "Self-Defense."
  • Aikku is seemingly homosexual as she was said to have had a girlfriend.
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