10 Things You Didn't Know About Ultron

7. His Name Makes Him An Avenger (Sort Of)

The inspiration behind the name "Ultron" actually came from the Roman god of war Mars whose full name (in terms of the version chosen for Ultron's inspiration, at least) is "Mars Ultor". The literal translation of Mars Ultor is actually "Mars the Avenger", which essentially means that Ultron's name is a derivative of the word "Avenger" - the name of the team to whom he has been a robotic thorn in the side for many a year since his first appearance. Mars Ultor is also the name of a cult of Mars' followers, which is also interesting given that Ultron has his own cult of followers - the "Sons of Yinsen" - in the Marvel comic books.

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