White Avenger of the Supremacists (Black Panther enemy) (Marvel Comics)

White Avenger


White Avenger and the rest of his team, the Supremacists, are minor enemies of the Black Panther. They appeared in 1988.

They come from Azania, a fictional African country with an apartheid regime.


  • Real Name: Dieter Steinhauer.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Supremacists.
  • Base Of Operations: Azania.
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

White Avenger is superhumanly strong and durable (about “Class 50”), can fly, and has augmented vision. The latter includes both a high magnification factor, and the ability to amplify ambient light to see clearly in near-darkness.


A native of the African country of Azania, White Avenger was inducted into the national superhero team, the Supremacists. When a shadowy cat-like being began murdering government officials, suspicion fell on T’Challa, the Black Panther, head of state of the neighbouring country of Wakanda. The Supremacists were sent to capture the Black Panther.

The Supremacists (art from the TSR gamer's handbook to the Marvel universe)

They stormed the Wakandan council chambers, but T’Challa managed to evade their initial attack, and drew them into the jungle. He managed to pick them off one at a time.

T’Challa goaded White Avenger into charging at him. He then threw the unconscious Hungyr into his path at the last moment, neutralizing White Avenger’s powers. Hungyr unvolontarily drained the Avenger’s powers, perhaps permanently.



Overly confident in his own abilities, White Avenger swaggers about, bullying anyone who gets in his way, and constantly underestimating everyone around him.

White Avenger is a patriot, who takes pride in serving his country, and sees himself as its greatest hero.


“Duty, honor, country ! Supremacists onward !”

“You think you can scurry off into your electronic jungle, that its tricks will save you ! I’m the most powerful of all the Supremacists, and there’s nothing here that can harm me or conceal you !”

DC Universe History

Azania forced the Global Guardians to accept White Avenger as a member, but his attitude and actions soon led to him being expelled. The Azanian government, embarrassed by this, engineered a clash between the Supremacists and the Guardians. The Supremacists were quickly dispatched by the Guardians, beginning a long-running enmity between the two groups.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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White Avenger

A 440 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 09 Motivation: Patriotism
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: National Hero
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 030

Flight: 06, Telescopic Vision: 06, Ultra Vision: 06

None demonstrated.

None demonstrated.

Azanian Government (High), Supremacists (High).

MIA toward Racism.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Sébastien Andrivet, Roy Cowan.