I'm trying to figure out the name of this super villain, here is what I remember:

  • Super strength (yawn)
  • Looks like he could be somebody's dad (he had a really nice looking sweatshirt, and I think a handlebar moustache?)
  • Was a very nice guy (this one time he stole from an armored car, but then gave the armored car drivers all the money when he found out his actions were going to get them fired)
  • I'm pretty sure he got killed off in space somehow, so he hasn't had any recent appearances to my knowledge
  • He's supposed to be based on a real person
  • I'm 95% sure he's Marvel but he might be DC

He's my favorite joke villain but I can't remember his name; does anyone know who this is?

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    Was this an older comic (60s, 70's, 80's?) or something more recent?
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 21:17
  • I feel like he was introduced during the silver age of comics and killed off sometime in the last decade. He's a very minor character though (think paste pot pete but less well known).
    – DiscOH
    Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 21:22
  • Can you remember who was this villain fighting (if you name some heroes we'll know if he was really Marvel/DC, or someone could locate the story)? Can you remember anything he did in any of his stories (like memorable fights or something)?
    – Kreann
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 1:09
  • @Deion The most memorable thing I can remember was the armored car heist. He is stealing the money out from the back of the car, and the driver says something like "Oh gee, I'm really gonna get fired for this" and he hands him a stack of money and apologises for not being more considerate. Then every other security gaurd in the car makes up an increasingly bad excuse as to why they need money and he leaves empty handed (I think he might have given them his spare change too). He died in space due to some portal getting destroyed I think. That's all I got.
    – DiscOH
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 2:26
  • He sounds like the kind of throw-away villain that was always present in only one issue of the silver age comics. He shows up, he gets defeated by our hero, end of story. Was this such a one-off?
    – Mr Lister
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 17:39

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Could it be Batroc the Leaper? He fits the mustache description

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There is also another guy in the Marvel Universe with a nice mustache, but he is not a villain. He is Dum Dum Dugan:

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  • No he looked 100% like a regular guy. He always had a very normal looking sweatshirt on. (also Batroc had no super strength).
    – DiscOH
    Commented Sep 15, 2014 at 21:52
  • You mean like a hooded sweatshirt?
    – pg.
    Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 8:39

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