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Prince Lothar - Lee Falk comics - Mandrake ally

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Prince Lothar v1.0

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Lee Falk’s Mandrake Comics, Marvel Universe

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Prince Lothar
Dex: 05 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Prince, Adventurer, Bodyguard
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 015 HP: 035

Skills: Detective: 03, Martial Arts: 08, Thief: 05, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry: 04

Advantages: Buddy (Mandrake the Magician), Rich Family (The Royal Family), Schtick (Burst of Strength)

Connections: Law Enforcement Agencies (Low), The Royal Family of the Seven Nations (supposedly High)

Drawbacks: Minor Rage


Real name: Prince Lothar
Other aliases: Prince of the Seven Nations
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Unnamed father (King of the Seven Nations)
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York
Height: 6’8” Weight: 250 lbs Age: below 30
Eyes: Brown Hair: Bald


Powers and Abilities

Lothar has superior physical built and capable of destroying a large house completely by his bare hands, or beating down a large gang of opponents with sledgehammer-like arms. He has performed many amazing feats that have often seemed to be superhuman. He is tough and durable and capable of taking extreme beatings with little effect. In the course of his adventures, Lothar has become accustomed to the use of land vehicles and various weapons, although he most often opts for unarmed combat in his struggle against criminal elements. He is nowadays rather well-connected with various law enforcement agencies, and has done a few missions for various agencies, and can expect help and information from them if needed. Although living in Mandrake’s fabulous Xanadu, Prince Lothar does not lack funds by any means, and could supposedly raise a lot from his Seven Nation heritage.


Lothar is the “Prince of the Seven Nations”, a federation of African jungle tribes. An extraordinary strongman, Lothar turned down becoming king of his people to fight for justice along with his friend Mandrake. This was anunusual role for a Black character in US comics in 1934, though for about thirty years he was portrayed as a dim-wited servant speaking in broken English

Prince Lothar - Lee Falk comics - Mandrake ally


Lothar is a very tall and very muscular African male of superior physique. He is most likely the strongest man most people will ever encounter. Originally he wore a red fez, short brown pants and a leopard skin, but later started having more varied modern clothing. More modern versions of the leopard skin would be a leopard skin patterned shirt, for example. Naturally, he now also wears sunglasses.



Lothar appears to live for the adventure. He chose a life of action, lethal danger, traveling and adventure before assuming responsibilities as a king of the powerful Seven Nations. He seems to enjoy physical confrontations, gladly shows off his fabulous strength, and only rarely carries a weapon. For being such an adventurous man he speaks surprisingly rarely, only saying the bare necessities in combat, and only keeping longer discussion with close friends. It took a while for him to adapt to Western civilization, and to perfect English, and he is now at home anywhere in the world.

Mandrake is his best friend, and together, as equals, they fight crime wherever in the world it appears. Friendship is an important matter, and he is completely loyal to whomever he has chosen to befriend. People tend to underestimate his intelligence, which is a big mistake since Lothar is also a proud man and will not be insulted (he’s likely to bring down your whole house). In Xanadu, he will live the relaxing life of a playboy until new adventures commence; one might say that he works hard and he plays hard.

DC Universe History

Lothar’s Seven Nations resides in Africa. He would likely have had early adventures with Congo Bill and visited Gorilla City. A good fit is done by putting Marvel’s Wakanda nation in the DCU because, surely, Lothar must be from Wakanda. Being Royalty he might be a relative of T‘Challa, the Black Panther, and would have had a run-in with M‘Baku, the Man-Ape.

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