Myron Delasco was a Hollywood actor active in the 1940s. By 1946 he had the lead role as the killer in a horror film titled "The Merry Widow Murderer," featuring a scissors-wielding killer who targeted widows and was compelled to stop his murderous sprees whenever the local clock tower chimed midnight.

After the film was complete, Myron left Hollywood for his country retreat; however, caught on slick roads caused by a freak rainstorm, Deleasco had a car accident and suffered amnesia. Believing himself the Merry Widow Murderer, Delasco stalked back to the city to carry on his character's "revenge." Days later, his savage murder of a woman using a pair of scissors attracted the attention of Captain America and Bucky to the scene of the crime. Though Bucky tripped over the corpse, bumping into Captain America and allowing the killer to escape, Cap soon deduced the killer was imitating the movie and might be Delasco, who'd been reported missing.

After Myron managed another successful killing, Captain America had Bucky pose as a woman, leading Delasco into a trap; when Cap tried to stop him, Delasco stabbed him with scissors and fled with Bucky as his prisoner, intent on slaying the boy on a nearby rooftop. However, Cap, scaling the nearby clock tower, pushed the clock ahead, causing it to toll midnight and Delasco to cease his attack. Cap attempted to snap Delasco out of his state of mind by yelling "cut", but Delasco -- either still insane, or realizing the horrors he had committed -- walked off the roof and fell to his death.




Following his accident, Delasco suffered from amnesia and believed that he was the character from his film "The Merry Widow Murderer". By definition, he was a homicidal maniac who compulsively sought out women (preferably widows) to kill. For an unexplained reason, hearing the midnight toll of a clock tower would end his nightly compulsion to kill.


As the Merry Widow Murderer, Myron Delasco used a pair of scissors to kill his victims.

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