Real Name: Tamiroff (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (civilian);
    presumably Egyptian (he was at least based out of Cairo; see comments)

Occupation: Financier

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mr. Favorsham, Jacob van Vroot

Enemies: Gregory Gideon;
    while not an enemy of the Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Girl/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), he and his associates did drive Gideon to target the Fantastic Four

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Cairo, Egypt

First AppearanceFantastic Four I#34 (January, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: Tamiroff has no superhuman abilities. He leads a large business empire of unspecified size and nature, but presumably has access to great wealth and/or technology, etc.

Height: Unrevealed (head only shown)
Unrevealed (head only shown)
Eyes: Unrevealed (shown in grayscale)
Hair: Unrevealed (apparently light; perhaps white or light gray)
Note: It can't be determined from the limited images whether Tamiroff was of a more "Caucasian" ("pink" or "white") or "African" ("black" (more accuately, a wide variety of shades of brown))

tamiroff-gideon_rival2.jpg(Fantastic Four I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Based out of Cairo, Egypt, Tamiroff established a large financial empire.

(Fantastic Four I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Multi-billionaire and financial wizard Gregory Gideon progressively gained control over his top rivals, Favorsham, Tamiroff, and Van Vroot.

(Fantastic Four I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Gideon set up a new company that apparently "almost ruined" Tamiroff and his associates.

(Fantastic Four I#34) - Tamiroff answered a conference call from Gideon via his TV intercom unit that included Favorsham and van Vroot. He noted that Gideon's new company had almost ruined them, but vowed that they would beat him yet. Gideon scoffed, telling Tamiroff he could buy and sell him and that Tamiroff knew it.

    Gideon then explained that while, at his current rate, it would take three more years to drive them all out of business (and to take over financial mastery of the world), he had not the patience for that and wanted to own everything now.

    One of the three rivals told Gideon he sounded like a madman, but to accomplish his goal, an unconcerned Gideon offered the trio a challenge to set him a task, anything they thought impossible, and he would accomplish it in one week; if he failed, he would give up his plan for world domination.

    Favorsham readily accepted the challenge for his associates, naming Gideon's task as "the most impossible one of all time," to defeat the Fantastic Four. 

    Eager for the challenge, Gideon readily accepted and summoned his top planning board.

(Fantastic Four I#34 - BTS) - As Gideon's plans proceeded, he vowed to defeat the Fantastic Four in "the hardest way possible" to show Van Vroot, Tamiroff, and Favorsham that his money could achieve anything for him.

(Fantastic Four I#34 - BTS) - Ultimately, Gideon forfeited his challenge when his son, Thomas, was endangered by his plot, and Gideon realized the importance of family and vowed to donate his vast wealth to charity.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and Chick "...the brick?" Stone.

    These images are from the original comic, but the characters were only shown in gray colors.

Profile by Snood.

Favorsham should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I#34, pg. 4, panel 3 (larger  picture; top right of head cut off);
            panel 3 (smaller picture; bottom right of head cut off);

Fantastic Four I#34 (January, 1965) - Stan "The Man" Lee (writer, editor), Jack "King" Kirby (penciler), and Chick "...the brick?" Stone (inker)

First posted: 05/04/2018
Last updated: 05/04/2018

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