Real Name: Heinrich von Schnickel-Schnapp

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsHildy, J. Jonah Jameson, Kingpin

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Moon Knight (Marc Spector), Power Man (Luke Cage), Purple Man, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up Annual#4 (1981)

Powers/Abilities: Heinrich von Schnickel-Schnapp is a criminal with access to technology such as building-scaling suction cups, ear plugs, and high-powered guns.


(Marvel Team-Up Annual#4) - A top aide of the Kingpin, Heinrich von Schnickel-Schnapp heard his boss's fury at the Purple Man disrupting a recent drug shipment. The Kingpin yelled at another aide, Hildy, then ordered Heinrich to go after the Purple Man. Heinrich tracked down the Purple Man to the Plaza Hotel and used suction cups to scale the walls to the penthouse, where he found cops standing on their heads, leaving him confused. Heinrich started trailing Purple Man in Central Park, where he jumped in a horse carriage, though Purple Man took control over him, nearly causing Heinrich to shoot himself. Spider-Man tried arresting them both, but Purple Man ordered him to take a flying leap, then had Heinrich take him to see the Kingpin, who was resistant to Purple Man's control and formed an alliance with Purple Man. In a ploy to lure all his greatest enemies into one location, Kingpin had Purple Man stage a public speech, where various heroes could potentially fall under his control. Kingpin ordered Heinrich to hide behind the podium, wearing ear plugs that would keep him safe from Purple Man's control, in order to kill Purple Man at the conclusion of Killgrave's speech. Later, J. Jonah Jameson introduced Purple Man as a speaker to a gathered crowd. Soon a battle broke out with heroes  Power Man, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Spider-Man, and Daredevil. In the chaos, Heinrich lined Purple Man in his sights, but a blow from Moon Knight knocked him out.  Hildy delivered news of the failure to Kingpin.

Comments: Created by Frank Miller, Herb Trimpe, and Mike Esposito.

Schnapp is German for "snatch" (the verb). The word Schnickel I had to google myself. Defintions I found went from a small snail to an euphimism for the male reproduction organ.
--Markus Raymond

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(Marvel Team-Up Annual#4) - A top aide of the Kingpin, Hildy was yelled at by Kingpin, who was furious over the Purple Man disrupting a recent drug shipment. Hildy later delivered the bad news to Kingpin that his aide, Heinrich von Schnickel-Schnapp, had failed in an assignment.

--Marvel Team-Up Annual#4

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Marvel Team-Up Annual#4 (1981) - Frank Miller (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)

Last updated: 09/17/08

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