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Now, Avengers: Age of Ultron was eyebrow-singeing-ly awesome in a whole lot of ways - not least the fact that it featured James Spader as a snarky robot - but there're a few particular ways in which its awesomeness will most likely spread beyond its two and a half hour running time.

The mild setting up of Captain America: Civil War is one, as is the gentle introduction of The Black Panther's part of the world. There's one, though, which has been largely ignored over the past few weeks - and yet might just be setting up one of the Marvel comic-book universe's most important current heroes.


Dr. Helen Cho Might Just Have a Super-Important Relative

Now, that's not to say that Dr. Cho wasn't already a pretty darned important part of Age of Ultron - and may yet prove to be one throughout the rest of the MCU, seeing as she basically invented The Vision.

Instead, though, it's worth remembering that Dr. Cho does, in fact, have a comic-book counterpart...who, with the exception of being South Korean, is absolutely nothing like her.

The reason?

The Comic-Book Helen Cho Is the Mother of a Superhero

Specifically, that one, up above: Amadeus Cho, the 7th Smartest Person on Earth (and a teenager).

Y'see, in Marvel's comic-book universe, Helen isn't actually a famous scientist - she's mainly just the loving mother of Amadeus Cho, who's since gone on guessed it...join the Avengers.

Amadeus - who's so smart he's basically a super-computer - is also notably a long-time ally of the Hulk's (as well as - principally, in fact - of Hercules, but don't expect to see him in the MCU anytime soon).

But Why Does That Matter?

Well, principally, it seems that Amadeus Cho is almost certainly on his way to the MCU - after all, Tony Stark actually has a close cyberneticist ally in the comics named Suzi Endo, who'd have been a more obvious choice for Dr. Cho's role in Age of Ultron. Helen's presence, then, suggests that the creative types at Marvel are very much considering bringing Amadeus himself into the mix in the near future - with Dr. Cho as a natural connection point.

Now, since Claudia Kim (who plays the good doctor) is only 30, odds are she won't be playing the (very much teenaged) Amadeus' mother - but don't be too surprised if she turns up in Captain America: Civil War, mentioning her younger brother...

Avengers: Infinity War - or even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - could always use an extra kid-genius, after all...

What do you think, though?

via io9


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