Real Name: Grüber Brinkhaus
Identity/Class: Human magic user/mutate (World War II era);
citizen of Germany
Occupation: General for the Third Reich
Group Membership: Third Reich
Affiliations: Otto Weiss
Enemies: Captain America (William Nasland), Winston Churchill, Red Guardian (Aleksey Lebedev), Josef Stalin, Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie), Harold Truman
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Berlin, Germany
First Appearance: Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 (1991)
Powers/Abilities: While connected to the Psychic Focusing Device, Brinkhaus temporarily wielded the combined energy of several mystics and psychics. He could project that energy forcefully from his body (e.g. his hand), and used it to blast a large area, presumably dying in the explosion.
Apparently Brinkhaus' legs were disabled, and he was confined to a wheelchair.
(Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - A member of the Nazi Party, Brinkhaus was determined to have his final revenge when the party collapsed. At the war's end in 1945, several world leaders were scheduled to attend the Potsdam Conference in Potsdam, Germany, and Brinkhaus saw an opportunity to kill Stalin, Churchill, Truman, and the Sub-Mariner all at once.
Brinkhaus had a machine developed that would absorb the powers of (and kill) psychics and mystics, then feed their energy into him. He planned to use the energy to kill the world leaders, even though he and many other Germans would die as well. He recruited psychics and mystics under the guise that he was only planning on using their powers to control the minds of the world leaders. On the evening of the Potsdam Conference, Brinkhaus sent one of the psychics, Weiss, to watch the proceedings.
(Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3) - Weiss reported in late and brought
news that Captain America and the Red Guardian were also in attendance.
Brinkhaus sent Weiss and two other agents to watch the heroes. The
pursuers were subdued, one killed, and Weiss revealed Brinkhaus' plot to
Strapped into the Psychic Focusing Device, Brinkhaus betrayed the psychics and mystics by murdering them and drawing their energy into himself. When the three heroes attacked, Brinkhaus held them off with his new powers and then exploded, presumably dying in the blast. The heroes were able to save the leaders by working together.
Comments: Created by Dana Morehead, Phil Hester, and Don Hudson.
The first names of Brinkhaus and Weiss were revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.
Brinkhaus was seated in his wheelchair throughout the story, so it's difficult to estimate his height; he also wore dark glasses, so the same goes for his eye-color.
And I wonder if
Brinkhaus had any past association with the psychic Nazi spy Hans
Profile by Chadman.
General Brinkhaus has no known connections to
Otto Weiss has no known connections to
(Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Weiss was recruited with several other psychics and mystics by General Brinkhaus in a plot to mind-control several world leaders at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Weiss was sent to spy on the arrival of the leaders.
(Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3) - Weiss watched the arrival of their targets from the shadows. Churchill, Stalin, Truman, and the Sub-Mariner were present, as expected, but Weiss was surprised to see Captain America and the Red Guardian in attendance as well. Weiss used his powers to disorient two guards, and removed knowledge of his presence from their minds, before returning back to Brinkhaus and reporting in. Weiss and two other agents were sent back to watch the heroes. While Red Guardian killed his watcher, Weiss bitterly moved to get revenge on Truman on his own, but was stopped in a physical confrontation with Captain America. Too weak to use his powers, Weiss was tied up and interrogated by the heroes. After Red Guardian loosened his tongue with alcohol, Weiss told them of Brinkhaus' plot.
Weiss possessed minor psychic abilities, the extent of which was unrevealed. He could temporarily psychically paralyze opponents and remove pieces of their memories.
--Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 ([Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 (fb)], 1/3
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Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3, p5, pan1 (Main Image - General Brinkhaus)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3, p12, pan2 (Headshot - General Brinkhaus with "The Power")
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3, p10, pan1 (General Brinkhaus (center) connected to Psychic Focusing Device)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3, p8, pan5 (Headshot - Otto Weiss, drunk after interrogation)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3, p4, pan3 (Otto Weiss using his power on soldiers)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual I#1/3 (1991) - Dana Moreshead (writer), Phil Hester (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Kevin Tinsley (colors), John Morelli (letters)
First Posted: 02/22/2006
Last updated: 03/03/2021
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