Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human; technology user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: former agent of Harold
everyone at the AIM Weapons Expo
Enemies: Captain America, Iron Fist, Ninja
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Formerly
Last seen in Boca Caliente
First Appearance: Marvel Premiere#17 (September, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: Triple-Iron is about
seven feet tall (see comments). He is skilled in the martial
arts, especially in the use of his weapon, and is fast enough to
sidestep an attack by Iron Fist.
He uses a set of three piece nunchak-type weapons. His costume can apparently be charged with energy which he can discharge through his weapon. At least at one point, he was dependent on remaining in the vicinity of an immobile, large chunk of machinery. In fact, the machinery composed a room, from which he apparently could not leave. In addition, he wore conductors on the sole of his boots which required direct contact with the floor of that room to discharge the energy.
(Marvel Premiere#17, 18) - Triple-Iron was present at Harold Meachum's skyscraper when Iron Fist came to confront Meachum. Triple-Iron trapped Iron Fist in a room, and then told him that he had been waiting ten years to be freed (see comments). In order to reach Meachum, Iron Fist had to make it past the power of Triple-Iron, who took everything the Living Weapon had to throw at him. In addition, Triple-Irons attacks battered his smaller foe with several crushing blows. Soon, however, Iron Fist deduced that his opponent derived his power from contact with the floor. In addition, the hidden aid of the Ninja showed Iron Fist the concealed door to the room, allowing him to break the door down. From there, Iron Fist saw the machines powering his foe, tore free a pair of cables, and used them to short-circuit and incapacitate him.
Iron Fist stood over his fallen foe, knowing that at last he was free.
(Captain America I#411-413, ) - Triple-Iron was one of the numerous costumed villains present at AIM's Weapons Expo in Boca Caliente. He witnessed a series of bouts, allegedly between Crossbones and several opponents picked by Batroc. However, when "Crossbones" was revealed as Captain America, the roomfull of villains descended upon him, and Triple-Iron was among them. However, eventually Cap wormed his way out from under a literal pile of villains and escaped, with the aid of the Falcon.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Larry Hama, and Dick Giordano.
I'm not exactly sure what Triple-Iron meant by waiting ten years to be freed. Perhaps he meant that he had been employed or imprisoned by Meachum upon his return from K'un L'un, waiting to protect him from the vengeance he knew would come...or something else...?
In Marvel Premiere#18, Triple-Iron was described as a giant, and he seemed to be at least a twelve to eight teen inches taller than Iron Fist, who is 5'11". He didn't seem too big in the Captain America#411-413, but they were working on a LOT of characters in that issue, and I chalk it up to artistic license--or too many characters to pay attention to every detail. Alternatively, it may have been that the energy they charged his suit with in Marvel Premiere actually caused him to grow in size...OR, it was a different character, wearing a tailored-down suit!
Thanks to good ol' Omar Karindu for identifying Triple-Iron at the AIM Weapons Expo! He also explained the slight differences in appearance by the fact that they confiscated weapons at the AIMS Weapons Expo, and so he was without his helmet and gloves...plus some minor costume redesign.
No known connection to:
Marvel Premiere#17-18 (September-October, 1974) - Doug Moench (writer), Larry Hama (penciler), Dick Giordano (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Captain America I#411-414 (January-April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins & M.C. Wyman (#414) (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Last updated: 12/30/03
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