BARNEY FIDDLER

Real Name: Barney Fiddler

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Government operative

Group Membership: Commission on Superhuman Activities

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Black Panther, Deviants, Hulk, Queen Divine Justice, Storm

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Black Panther III#26 (January, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Barney Fiddler is a by-the-book government agent; he carries sophisticated weapons supplied by the CSA, and wears some protective body armor. He also has access to the CSA's advanced air and sea vessels.

History: (Black Panther III#26)- After the events of "Maximum Security," in which hundreds of alien criminals were deported to Earth, Fiddler led a mission to Wakanda to retrieve extraterrestrials who had appeared at the Resurrection Temple. He and his men captured one seeming alien, and learned from Black Panther and Storm that it had a child somewhere in the area.

The child was found by Storm first, but it proved to have telepathic powers, and switched bodies with Storm. Fiddler and his men shot down the child (in Storm's body) and took Storm (in the child's body) aboard their craft. When the child awoke, it used Storm's powers to shoot down their craft in order to rescue her mother. Fiddler and his men opened fire upon the child, but the Black Panther explained to them that the two "extraterrestrials" were actually Deviants, and that Fiddler's actions could cause a war. Fiddler was forced to release both of his captives.

(Incredible Hulk III#33)- After a Russian submarine containing biological warheads was sunk in the Baltic Sea, Fiddler led a CSA team in attempting to see to it that the submarine remained submerged, lest the warheads be set off. When the Hulk and Queen Divine Justice appeared in an attempt to save the submarine's crew, Fiddler's men opened fire on them, and he took Queen Divine Justice captive.

Queen Divine Justice suspected that Fiddler intended to take the submarine for the U.S. government, and easily overpowered Fiddler, setting his console on fire with a cup of coffee. Ultimately, the Hulk rescued the submarine and its crew without the warheads being activated.

Comments: Created by Christopher Priest, Sal Velluto and Bob Almond.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Barney Fiddler should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Black Panther III#26, page 5, panel 4
Black Panther III#26, page 7, panel 1


Incredible Hulk III#33 (December, 2001)

Last updated: 10/02/04

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