Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human athlete;
possibly French citizen (see comments)
Occupation: Chief guard for Dovecote
Group Membership: Agent of Dovecote
Affiliations: Ally of Steven Tuval
Enemies: Captain America (Steven Rogers), Snowfall
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Dovecote...a mountaintop citadel "on the top of the world"
First Appearance: Captain America I#238 (October 1979)
Powers: Widowmaker was a large and powerful middle aged man, probably possessing near peak human physical abilities. He is a master of many forms of combat, especially wrestling.
6'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 300 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Bald, black facial hair
History: (Captain America I#238 (fb) - BTS) - Widowmaker trained and fought without cease for over thirty years, perfecting his combat skills. At some point he came into the employ of the men of Dovecote.
(Captain America I#238) - When Captain America came to Dovecote to rescue Snowfall, Widowmaker represented the last threat to stopping him from entering the citadel. Exhausted from his mountain climb, the freezing cold, and several battles, Captain America fell victim to Widowmaker, who overpowered him, threw him to the ground, and began to smother him in the snow, all the while disparaging Cap for having an overstated reputation.
(Captain America I#239) - Snowfall, however, cast an image over the monitor of Steven Tuval, her captor. this image made it appear that Cap and Widowmaker were shaking hands. Infuriated at this seeming betrayal, Tuval screamed at Widowmaker over the speaker, ordering him to stop what he was doing at once. Confused, Widowmaker released Cap's head and loosened his grip on Cap's right arm, enabling the hero to elbow the distracted Widowmaker in the stomach, and then knock him out with a right hook to the face. Leaving Widowmaker stunned and groaning in the snow, Cap continued on his way into Dovecote.
Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Fred Kida and Don Perlin.
Widowmaker's dialogue is littered with French words and phrases; assuming that's not some weird affectation, this presumably means he's a native French speaker. That in turn suggests he might be of French origin, though it's worth noting that there are a number of other countries in the world where French is one of the main languages, not to mention non-French speaking countries that nevertheless have segments of their population who regularly utilize French (I'm looking at you, Gambit!) - Loki
Widowmaker has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Captain America I#238, p17, pan1 (main image)
Captain America I#238, p17, pan3 (headshot)
Captain America I#239, p1, pan1 (pinning Captain America)
Captain America I#238-239 (October-November 1979) - Peter Gillis (writer), Fred Kida (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
First Posted: 12/06/2001 (?)
Last updated: 03/21/2019
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