Blitzkrieger (Marvel Comics) (Contest of Champions)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Der Blitzkrieger appeared in 1982, during Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (that was the full title). This Limited Series saw a number of non-American super-heroes pop up. And just in time to get an entry in the very first edition of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe too.

But he has has seen little use, all in all. Furthermore these are older, briefer notes based on his early appearances.

You can also refer to the character profile for Freiheitskämpfer, his colleague, for a discussion of the names of German super-heroes.



  • Real Name: Franz Mittelstaedt.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Anna (wife), Johann (son).
  • Group Affiliation: None but worked for the German government alongside Hauptman Deutschland, and Zeitgeist.
  • Base Of Operations: Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Blitzkrieg is able to mentally control the electric charge in his body, other objects, and the particles of dust and water vapor present in the air. This way he can generate charges of up to 15,000,000 volts.

He can control electrically charged particles to control air currents. He can even move them into strict formations as to form objects of solid cohesiveness formed out of electricity.

He often “flies” at speeds of up to 120 mph on a “bridge” of solid lightning (Iceman style) by using a combination of, in DC Heroes RPG terms, his Force Manipulation and Air Control.



Mittelstaedt was inspecting an electrical power plant when a stray bolt of lightning struck a faulty generator and bathed him in electricity. When he emerged from his coma weeks later, he found that he could summon lightning at will to wield as a weapon. He decided to use his powers in the name of democracy.

Der Blitzkrieger often worked for the German government and teamed up with Hauptman Deutschland and Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist murdered the Blitzkrieger, but was brought to justice by Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Hauptman Deutschland.


Green body suit with flared collar ; yellow boots, gloves, horn-like symbol on chest, cowl with black forehead and mask and white horn-like symbol on forehead; white bolts on shoulders, waist.


A fairly intelligent, if not incredibly observant hero. Der Blitzkrieger used his powers well and often took a scientific approach to their use.

He believed strongly in helping people and in the values of Democracy.


“By super-charging the air molecules around me, I can create an electrical vortex that may reveal the prize.”

DC Universe History

Another likely applicant to the JLE, since beyond the Global Guardians DC has a significant lack of international heroes.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Wealth: 006
Init: 015 HP: 030

Air Control: 07, Electrical Control: 11, Force Manipulation: 07, Lightning: 14

Gadgetry: 06, Scientist: 06

Language (German), Scholar (Mechanical Engineering).

German government (High), Hauptman Deutschland (High).

Married, Secret ID.

By Jackson.

Helper(s): OHOTMU volume one.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.