Classification: Terrestrial android
Creator: Masked Marauder
User/Possessors: Masked Marauder, Maggia
Enemies: Iron Man (Tony Stark), Werewolf (Jack Russell)
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night I#42 (January, 1977)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Tri-Man possessed the strength of a gorilla, the speed and agility of a cheetah, and the raw savagery of an alligator.
(Werewolf I#42) - After an encounter with both Iron Man and the Werewolf (who, of course, fought amongst themselves and allowed the villain to escape), the Masked Marauder decided to make a new Tri-Man to oppose his super-powered foes. This time he made a Tri-Animan, using three animals stolen from the Central Park zoo. The two heroes resolved their differences and tracked down the Masked Marauder, just as he activated the Tri-Animan.
(Werewolf I#43) - The Tri-Animan defeated both Iron Man and the
Werewolf, but the Masked Marauder got too excited about his new android's
potential power. He cranked the power up to 11 on the Tri-Animan, not caring
that the controls had been damaged in the struggle, and the android went
berserk, out of his control. It freed the animals which had empowered it, and
the animals attacked the Maggia henchmen present.
The Tri-Animan then broke out of the building and rampaged through the city. Iron Man went after the giant android, while the Werewolf stuck around and subdued the three escaped animals. After much struggle, Iron Man managed to blast the Tri-Animan off the top of a skyscraper, but the damaged android pulled itself to its feet again. It continued to advance under a hail of bullets from a squad of policemen, until the Werewolf confronted the Masked Marauder and destroyed the android's controls. The Tri-Animan fell off a nearby dock and sank to the bottom, taking with it the loot, which the Marauder had stashed inside its form for safe keeping.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin
This android is the successor/sequel of:
and is otherwise unconnected to other "Tri" or "Three" characters
Werewolf by Night I#42-43 (January-March, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Don Perlin (artist), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Last Updated: 01/23/03
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