A spiffy-looking costume is probably the most memorable thing about this Invaders villain, but he has a lot of possibilities for anyone involved in a Golden Age campaign. He’d be perfect for facing down the JSA, the Young All-Stars or anyone of that sort.
|Real Name: Franz Gerhardt|
|Advantages: Contacts (Nazi regime), Followers (the Teutonic Knight sometimes has footsoldiers who believe in his racist ideology), Intimidating Grin|
|Disadvantages: Delusions of Grandeur, Enemies (Invaders), Fanatic|
|Brawling 4D, dodge 4D, piloting 3D (Fliegentod + 3D)|
|Lifting 4D, resistance 4D|
|Scholar (German religious history) 7D, science 4D (chemistry + 2D)|
|Engineering 4D, invent 4D, survival 3D|
|Bluff 3D, command 4D (Nazis + 2D), intimidation 5D, willpower 4D|
|Unarmed BDV: 3D|
|P/l Bonus: + 2|
|Villain Points: 12||Body Points: 32|
|Character Points: 95||
Equipment: The Teutonic Knight has no powrs, so all of his abilities stem from his equipment. He has access to the finest weaponry that the Nazi regime can provide, but in general he has:
| History: Franz Gerhardt was a German and religious fanatic during the mid-twentieth century. His political and religious fervor was easily subsumed by the rise of Nazi power, and he was given the chance to serve the new regime in the costumed guise of Komtur the Teutonic Knight, named after the militaristic religious order of German knights first organized in the 1190’s for service in the Crusades.
As the Teutonic Knight, Gerhardt battled the heroes of that time, Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch, on separate occasions, years before the heroes would unite as the hero team Invaders. Each time, the Knight had managed to escape after stealing some scientific component. Finally, during the height of World War II, the Teutonic Knight began to attack London with a bizarre new aircraft, the Fliegentod (Flying Death,) the cumulative result of his previous crimes. The Invaders eventually subdued the Knight and his machine, only to be told the Fliegentod was merely a diversion for the Nazi Baron von Strucker’s Blitzkrieg Squad, who was seeking to assassinate Winston Churchill and Sir Bernard Law Montgomery. The Invaders also thwarted Strucker’s assassination.
The ultimate fate of the Teutonic Knight remains to be revealed.
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