Religion: Chitauri religion
Name: Victor Elizondo (impostor)
Publisher(s): Pocket Star Books
First Appearance: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
Creators: Alex Irvine
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 1
Note: replaced NYPD cop; shot Hank Pym
Patrolman Victor Elizondo was a police officer with the New York Police Department. He was killed by a Chitauri spy, who then assimilated his identity and masqueraded as him.
The Chitauri who masqueraded as Victor Elizondo attacked Hank Pym and shot him four times, injuring him seriously but failing to kill him. Captain America heard the shots and rushed to confront the Chitauri. The Chitauri then battled Captain America. In a battle that took place "off-screen" (not described specifically in the novel), the super-soldier defeated the Chitauri spy and killed him.
Later, NYPD investigator Glenn Owens asked S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury about the location of the body of the late Victor Elizondo. SHIELD had confiscated the body as part of its effort to thwart the world-wide Chitauri invasion.
Fury did not want to give details to Owens, but when pressed, he finally told him the whole truth. Owens realized that this whole thing was over his pay grade, and he left matters to Fury, SHIELD, and the Ultimates.
Nick Fury's sad tale to Glenn Owens was as follows (from The Ultimates: Against All Enemies, pages 182-183):
"Okay. At some point, probably in the last month or so, Victor Elizondo was killed by a race of aliens who can assume the shapes of humans. After they killed him, one of them ate him and took his form. That alien probably went and did regular cop work, came home to his kids, went to bed with his wife, until he got an order from his higher-ups. That order was to track and take out a member of my team... Then tonight, he shot my guy four times, and then Captain America killed him. That's the plain truth, as plain as I can make it."