Real Name: Winston J. Kranpuff

Identity/Class: Human/Mutant

Occupation: Multimillionaire

Affiliations: Winston (chauffeur)

Enemies: Hawkeye (in control of Hawkeye's body): Bobcat and his Claws

Known Relatives: Mr. Kranpuff (father, deceased), Mrs. Kranpuff (mother, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles

First Appearance: Solo Avengers#11/1 (October; 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Ambitious, ruthless. Has the ability to take over the control of other people's bodies, and when he leaves the bodies again, the victims never remembers any of their actions. Kranpuff possesses the normal strength of a man his age and build, which due to his high age is not very high

History: (Solo Avengers#11/1 (fb) ) - Kranpuff thinks back to the time when took control over his father's body just to make sure he he raised his allowance.
(Solo Avengers#11/1-fb): Remembers the time when he began using people to commit robberies for him
(Solo Avengers#11/1 (fb) ) - Remembers the time when his ambitions made him one of the riches men in the world, by using his power to take over people so they could act as industrial spies for him.
(Solo Avengers#11/1) - On his way to his office, his chauffeur tells him that they have trouble getting ahead because of the traffic. Uses his powers to take over a police man, so he can allow them to use the sidewalk. Thinks to himself as an almost 90 year old man, it's time to leave his body and take control over someone new, because the doctors told him that he hasn't that long a time to live. Sees Hawkeye outside his window, and decides to take over his body. Makes the mistake to take over Hawkeye's body in the middle of his fight against Bobcat and his Claws. Almost beaten to death by the criminals in Hawkeye's body, decides to leave the super hero's body again, returns to his own body at the exact moment of its death.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco & Mark Bright

Profile by: The Beetle




The parents of Winston J. Kranpuff, whom he even used when he was a teenager, to get a higher allowance. Mr. & Mrs Kranpuff died years ago

- Solo Avengers#11/1






Winston is the private chauffeur of the multimillionaire man, Winston J. Kranpuff, after the death of his boss, Winston may have find a new job.
--Solo Avengers#11/1


Solo Avengers#11 (October, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Mark Bright (pencils), Jose Marzan (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 23/05/10

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