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"I love him, you know. Probably means he has a pornography addiction or a secret family in Iowa."
"Yeah, secret families are always stashed in flyover states."
Trish Walker and Jessica Jones[src]

Iowa is a state located in the midwestern region of the United States of America.


Dottie Underwood's Youth

"Miss Underwood hails from Iowa and is pursuing a ballet career."
Miriam Fry[src]

Dottie Underwood pretended to be born and raised in a small city in Iowa. In her guise as a small town girl, she told people that she abandoned her hometown and moved to New York City in 1946 in order to pursue a ballet career.[1]

Project Insight

"Zola's algorithm is a program... for choosing Insight's targets."
"What targets?"
"You. A TV anchor in Cairo, the Undersecretary of Defense, a high school valedictorian in Iowa City."
Jasper Sitwell and Captain America[src]

Iowa was one of the intended targets of Project Insight, as some of its citizens were deemed a threat for HYDRA's plans. Jasper Sitwell explicitly referred to a high school valedictorian living in Iowa City as one of the targets for Insight. The area was not shot as Captain America and his allies were able to change the intended targets and stop HYDRA in time.[2]

New Identity

"Are you sure you're not from Iowa? Because you just sounded like it."
Janice Robbins[src]

Rebecca Stevens was given a new identity following the procedures of Project T.A.H.I.T.I., that overlapped her memories with those of the Guest Host, an extraterrestrial corpse that implanted his genetic memories into the people who were administered the GH.325 serum synthetized from his blood.

To overcome the side effects, Stevens' memories were erased and replaced with a new identity as Janice Robbins, a community art teacher from Iowa.[3]

Steel Serpent's Sales

Davenport, Iowa, was the hometown of one of the Hand's clients that bought their Steel Serpent using the Rand Enterprises' resources.[4]


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