Armless Tiger Man vs. the Angel

Armless Tiger Man


This… distinctive character appeared in 1941. He was an enemy of the Angel (Tom Halloway), one of the earliest Marvel Comics super-heroes (though back then it was called Timely Comics).

This old profile only covers his original appearance. There were some flashbacks later on, but these were written after this profile was done.


  • 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. But 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. There he could wreck machines while aiding the German cause.

New World

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 — or Mr. Scarlet — for the Angel.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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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

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 most 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.

Martial Artist*: 07

Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye.

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

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: Timely Comics (Golden Age Marvel).

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.