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Armless Tiger Man vs. the Angel

Armless Tiger Man


  • Real Name: Gustav Hertz (I bet it did !)
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile

Powers and Abilities

He’s got no arms ! But his teeth are really sharp.


As a youth, he worked in a mechanical laboratory in Munich, when one day his arms were caught in some machinery. After the loss of his arms, he spent years training to make his teeth and legs abnormally strong and dexterous. Excessive development of his jaw muscles twisted his face into a hideous mass of bone and flesh. He also, naturally enough, began to hate machines.

After wrecking some German factories, the German authorities decided to send him to the USA, where he could wreck machines while aiding the German cause.

However, his evil schemes came to an end, when the Angel happened upon one of the Tiger Man’s victims. The Angel visited the Tiger Man in disguise, but the Tiger Man could tell that the Angel was no mere waiter. With speed, power, and cleverness, the Tiger Man managed to escape from the Angel.

However, the Tiger Man’s predictability and predilection to destroy factories led the Angel to the particular factory that the Tiger Man planned to destroy. This time, the Angel managed to defeat the Tiger Man, and listened to the Tiger Man’s story. The Tiger Man was then led away by the FBI.

The Angel mentions that if his mad obsession (against machines) does not leave him, “we might unleash you on the Nazis.”


Ugly face, stupid haircut, yellow bodysuit, black briefs, sharp toenails.


A mad psychopath when it comes to machines, the Armless Tiger Man is actually fairly intelligent and sophisticated, ordering a rare type of wine that is in short supply.


“MACHINES ! MACHINES ! I hate them ! I hate them !!”

DC Universe History

Substitute Mr. America for the Angel.

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The Armless Tiger Man

Dex: 07 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 08 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Saboteur
Inf: 03 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Wealth: 010
Init: 022 HP: 040

Powers: Claws: 06, Extra Limb (x3): 05, Digging: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Claws represent his sharp teeth
  • Extra Limbs do not represent extra limbs, but rather represent the fact that he can use his teeth or feet as well as normal people can use their hands. These extra limbs do not give bonuses in combat, but merely offset the drawback of not having arms
  • Digging is accomplished by chewing through dirt

Skills: Martial Artist*: 07

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye

Drawbacks: CIH (machines), Strange Appearance, CPR (no arms), Serious Rage

By Sean MacDonald

Source of Character: Timely Comics (Golden Age Marvel)

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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