Mangler (Captain America enemy) (Marvel Comics)


(Power Broker subject)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Marvel has had several characters going by Mangler. This one appeared in 1986, and is pretty obscure.

But he’s a straightforward mercenary brawler with super-strength and a bit of style. Simple, easy to use, effective, frequently needed niche.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of Power Broker Inc..
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Blond (shaved bald in earlier appearances).


Powers and Abilities

Mangler is a large and skilled brawler.

His strength and resiliency have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the Power Broker treatment. He can easily smash concrete with his bare hands.


Mangler III was an enforcer and guard for Doctor Malus when the doctor was working on the Power Broker treatment. He and his partner Bludgeon clashed with an undercover Captain America (Steve Rogers), who escaped. They were later beaten by Demolition Man wielding Cap’s shield.

After he eventually left Power Broker Inc.’s employ. Mangler had an undocumented criminal career, and was shortlisted for the position of Red Skull’s main henchman. The job was to replace Crossbones.

The final “interview” turned out to be a free-for-all fight with the other two candidates – Death-Stroke and Cutthroat.

At the end of that fight Mangler was lying on the groud with one of Cutthroat’s knives squarely between his shoulders. It is unrevealed whether he survived his wounds.


At first, Mangler looked to be almost 7’ and was a somewhat bestial cast to his face.

He later appeared to simply be a musclebound soldier/bodybuilder.


Mangler is a professional enforcer and legbreaker. His schtick is that he’s very articulate, even verbose, and that he has a distinctly European choice of words and fair play attitude.


“This fellow fancies himself a jackrabbit, Bludgeon old bean.”

“Excuse me, miss. I’ve finished the diagnostic examination of this employment application, and find myself with some unstructured free time on my hands. You wouldn’t, perchance, have something I might peruse until my personal interview commences ?”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Mangler III

Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 02 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 015

Skin armour: 02

Martial artist: 06

None demonstrated.

Underworld (Low), Bludgeon II (Low).

None demonstrated.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Peter Piispanen.