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Information-silkReal NameEric Hertz
Information-silkCurrent AliasArmless Tiger Man
Information-silkAffiliationPluto's Jury, formally the Nazis
Information-silkBase Of OperationsHades
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkCitizenshipGerman
Information-silkOccupationSabotage
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHairBlack
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesHas pointed ears, sharpened teeth with pronounced canines, sharp toenails and no arms beneath his shoulders
Origin
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Marvel Mystery Comics #26Off-Panel
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HistoryEdit

Eric Hertz worked in a mechanical laboratory in Munich, Germany during the 1940's. One day his arms were caught in a machine and were amputated. Surviving the experience and given reading material on how to operate day-to-day using his mouth and feet, Hertz developed a hatred of all machines and began honing his skills and working himself to his peak physical level. As the "Armless Tiger Man", Hertz used his enhanced strength to wreck machinery in Nazi Germany. Captured by the Nazi's, they learned of Hertz's hatred of machines and sent him to the United States to undermine their defense efforts.

His activities attracted the attention of the Angel after killing an informant that worked at the Johnston Defense plant. The Angel tracked down the Tiger Man and ultimately defeated him at the Johnston plant before he could cause any permanent damage. The Tiger Man then explained his life story to the Angel before being turned over to the FBI and incarcerated[1]

Hertz died, however the circumstances of his death are to date unrevealed.

Hertz's soul ended up in Hades where in modern times he was a member of Pluto's jury of the undead that were standing trail against Zeus[2]. When Hercules attempted to attack the jury, Tiger Man was among its members who overpowered the demigod[3]. Later when Pluto reneged on a promise to release those trapped in Hades, Armless Tiger Man attacked Pluto but was soundly defeated[4]. Presumably, Armless Tiger Man's soul still resides in Hades.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Abilities

Armless Tiger Man is well skilled in using his teeth and feet in place of his amputated arms. He has sharpened his teeth into fangs to use as weapons and has above average strength allowing him to bend steel with his mouth. His toes are very dexterous allowing him to throw daggers with them.

Weaknesses

Although made up for by his mouth and feet skills, Armless Tiger Man is handicapped due to his lack of arms.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Weapons

Armless Tiger Man sometimes uses knives.

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