Real Name: Carlton "Carl" Striklan
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Mercenary, bounty hunter; former vigilante, Hydra operative, police officer, US Marine
Group Membership: Wild Pack (Larry Arnold, Battlestar/Lemar Hoskins, Amy Chen, Doug Powell, Raul Quentino, Silver Sable/Silver Sablinova, others);
formerly Hydra (Baron Strucker/Wolfgang von Strucker, others), Elite Bounty Division (Dakini, Ron Takimoto), New York Police Department, U.S. Marines
Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Deathlok (Michael Collins), Jacques Girard, Goddess, Henson, Intruders (Fin, Lightbright/Obax Majid, Man-Eater, Paladin, Sandman/William Baker), J. Jonah Jameson, Lorna Kleinfeldt, Knights of Wundagore, Man-Eater, Next Wave (Agent X/James Burley, Fin, Snare/Robert Fielder, Turk/Todd Flaminirezck), Paladin, Samantha Powell, Anna Sablinova, Ernst Sablinova, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury, Alexander Pierce, Jimmy Woo, Clay Quartermain, others), Siege (John Kelly), Donald Smithfield, King Stefan, Stingray (Walter Newell), Thunderbolts (Amazon/Katrina Luisa van Horne, Blackheath/Samuel Smithers, Cyclone/Pierre Fresson, Harrier/Donald Clendenon, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Skein/Sybil Dvorak), Uncle Morty;
formerly Sandman (William Baker)
Enemies: Afterburner, Latisha Arnold, Morris Arnold, Beetle (Abe Jenkins), Bio-Genes (Leecher, Lightbright, Mali, Transfaser), Blacklash (Mark Scarlotti), Blizzard (Mickey Quaid), Boomerang (Fred Myers), Cathode, her guards and robots, Crimson Cowl (Justine Hammer), Cyberwarriors, Cyclone (Greg Stevens), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Darius, Doombots, Dreadknight (Bram Velsing) and his men, Dylan, the Foreigner, Gattling, Genesis Coalition (Dr. Franz Lubischt, Fritz Sablinova, Dmitri Petrovich, Ivan Trefkov, others), Guillotine (Nicos Pelletier), Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Hydra (Baron Strucker, others), Bob Jameson, Jonathan Lee, Lilin, Mainframe (Ian Wajler), Pit-Vipers, Cassandra Romulus, Roxxon (Lindon Laswell), Sandman (William Baker), Sandman doppelganger, Sathan, Servo-Guards, Spymaster (Nathan Lemon), U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M., Venom (Eddie Brock), Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian), Watchdogs, Wild Boys (Jet, Spit), Wirehead, many unidentified terrorists, arms dealers, gang members, small time criminals and more;
formerly Larry Arnold
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Castle Sable in Symkaria;
formerly Symkarian Embassy in New York City, New York;
formerly Hydra bases, a police station in New York City and U.S. Army bases across the globe
First Appearance: Daredevil Annual I#7/1 (May, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: A trained mercenary with no known superhuman powers, Crippler is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, using many weapons. Crippler most frequently uses flamethrowers, knives, guns, battle staffs, whips, and grenades, as well as his own fists. He is also an expert motorcycle rider. Crippler has access to vast resources and weapons as part of the Wild Pack, including jet planes, jet packs, acid grenades, and helicopters. As a member of the Wild Pack he wore a uniform made of a Kevlar-lined synthetic stretch fabric. Crippler is both sadistic and masochistic, finding joy in inflicting pain (though only on those he deems as villains) and experiencing pain. Crippler was addicted to smoking cigarettes and liked liked to shave forms and letters into the hair on the side of his head.
Weight: 215 lbs. (see comments)
Hair: Brown (sometimes dyed black or blond)
(Daredevil Annual I#7/4 (fb) ) - Carl Stricklan was dishonorably discharged from the Marines. After managing to get a job with the police force, he was later thrown out for excessive brutality, accused of tearing a man's arm off on the job. Stricklan joined with Hydra to channel his energy, but when Baron Strucker came back to life and grew violent with Crippler to get him in line, Stricklan began to doubt Hydra.
(Daredevil Annual I#7/1) - When several mutated Hydra subjects escaped, Baron Strucker sent his Elite Bounty Division after them. Stricklan was sent to apprehend Sathan (a tiger-striped energy vampire), Takimoto was sent after Gullotine, and Dakini was sent after Romulus.
(Daredevil Annual I#7/2) - While tracking Sathan, Stricklan found a building fire, and he tortured Darius, the arsonist, for intel on Sathan. He found Sathan turning humans into her mindless subjects and chose to keep her alive for a while, wanting to enjoy the hunt. He soon began roasting Darius over a spit for fun, but Daredevil interrupted. Crippler attacked him with a bo-staff, but Daredevil rushed Darius off for medical aid. When Strucker contacted Crippler, ordering him to get the job done already, Crippler balked at the orders, and soon tracked down Sathan and set fire to her corpses while Daredevil battled Sathan directly. Crippler soon shot Sathan, but when Strucker threatened him, Crippler cut the tracking chip, which was filled with explosives, out of his own neck to free himself. Strucker killed Sathan by detonating her chip, which terminated the zombies, and Crippler bid farewell on his motorcycle to Daredevil and the newly arrived Nick Fury.
(Daredevil Annual I#7/4) - Crippler grabbed a man committing a mugging and dragged him behind a motorcycle to teach him a lesson before letting him go. He soon found a group of men attacking an African-American couple in the park, threatening to beat the man and rape the woman. Crippler used excessive violence against the attackers, using their own knives and whips against them, and using his bo staff to break a knee. The couple he saved rushed away in fear of Crippler. Days later, he got word on the news that the public was reacting to his violent street tactics with mixed reactions. He gave money to a homeless man, then went on to find more criminals to punish.
(Daredevil Annual I#8/3 (fb) - BTS) - When Crippler heard himself compared to the criminal Wild Boys, he grew angry and decided to hunt the pair down. He had the word "pain" shaved into his haircut.
(Daredevil Annual I#8/3) - Crippler found the Wild Boys committing an assault in an alleyway. Jet tossed a knife at Crippler, but he caught it and it made his hand bleed; he drank the blood to scare the Wild Boys. Crippler used battle staves and a flamethrower against the Wild Boys, then he chased them into a subway car, badly beating both of them and telling them he wanted to remember the pain and fear.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#2 (fb) - BTS) - Crippler continued beating up criminals, enjoying his reputation as a fear-inducing vigilante. He caught the eye of Silver Sable International, who invited him to the Symkarian Embassy in New York City. Jonathan Lee was against recruiting a person with Striklan's background into Silver Sable International, but Lorna Kleinfeldt assured him that Silver had already made up her mind about letting Striklan join the team. When Silver arrived she told everyone opposing Striklan's addition to the group that they were a mercenary business and not looking for endorsements, but clients. Meanwhile Silver Sable's men, including Powell, sparred with Striklan to prove his skills.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#2) - Crippler used his baton to defeat Powell, then Silver Sable defeated Crippler, despite his attempt to use a flamethrower against her. She ordered Crippler be given a uniform and inducted into the Wild Pack. In his new uniform, Crippler joined the team members (including Doug Powell, Raul Quentino, Amy Chen, and Sandman). They were assigned to protect Reverend Donald Smithfield during a speech at the sold out Madison Square Garden, from the attacking Watchdogs and Gattling. Crippler beat up several Watchdogs, but couldn't prevent Gattling from shooting Smithfield, who was secretly impersonated by Sandman. Powell and Crippler found several trussed up guards and Crippler suggested to deal with the crowd before they riot. After Gattling escaped Sable yelled at the team for not following orders explicitly and slapped a cigarette out of Crippler's mouth when he got into a verbal confrontation with Powell. Silver reminded Crippler that it was now his job to back her and the others up and not a paid party.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#3) - Crippler continued training with the Wild Pack, and he was later tasked with cruelly interrogating one of the captive Watchdogs, though Sable stopped him from taking things too far. After Battlestar was recruited to the team, the Wild Pack went after the Watchdogs and Gattling. After succeeding in their mission to protect Reverend Smithfield, Crippler was present when at the Symkarian Embassy when Silver had Smithfield arrested by the FBI for drug trafficking. The FBI paid Silver a hefty sum for her services.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#4) - In Symkaria at Castle Sable, Crippler and the Wild Pack, with Uncle Morty, saw news about a hero battle in New York, and Crippler wished he was there. When Silver didn't check in, Morty sent the Wild Pack to find her in Latveria, which Crippler was totally into. Before they embarked on the mission Chen took offense with Crippler smoking on the Wild Pack's Stealthcraft and Sandman, unknown to the others, fought and lost to a doppelganger (this was during Infinity War). Crippler called for Sandman because he was late, but it was the Sandman doppelganger who joined them on the Stealthcraft.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#5) - On the Wild Pack's Stealthcraft bound for Dr. Doom's castle in Latveria to find Silver Sable, the Wild Pack bickered among themselves. The evil Sandman doppelganger attacked the team, causing the ship to plummet. Quentino narrowly saved them from crashing while Battlestar knocked out the Sandman doppelganger. At the castle, the Wild Pack battled Doom's Servo-Guards until Sable defeated the creature posing as Dr. Doom, and they got Sandman back to normal when the doppelganger that had taken over his body was destroyed.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#6) - The Wild Pack trained together, with Crippler using a flamethrower against robot dummys. The group was hired to retrieve the stolen Statue of Liberty, and, with Sandman on leave, Sable recruited Deathok to the team, whom Crippler mocked. In New York, Deathlok tracked the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon, so the team took the Stealthcraft there, where Crippler complained about the smells of nature. They found a base in the Grand Canyon, battled robots, and found the Statue and other missing iconic objects. While they were surrounded by guards Cathode revealed herself as the one who teleported the items away.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#7) - The Wild Pack fought against Cathode's robots, guards and weapons, but they ended up shrunk down and trapped behind a force field. Crippler grew claustrophobic while also going through nicotine withdrawal, but Chen slapped a lit cigarette out of his mouth. Deathlok saved the group and kept the shrunken mercenaries in his pocket until they were restored to normal size, then they returned the fight to the guards. As they gathered the stolen artifacts toward the Stealthcraft, Crippler briefly worried that Sable had been killed in an explosion, but she turned out to be okay.
(Deathlok II#18) - The Wild Pack went to Paris, France to help Deathlok in a battle against U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M. Crippler questioned one of the terrorists, but Sable forbid him from torturing the man. After getting intel on the Cyberwarriors, the Wild Pack battled the undead robots, and Sable saved Crippler from being killed. The villainous Mainframe overpowered the mercenaries.
(Deathlok II#19) - During the massive battle with the Cyberwarriors, Battlestar narrowly saved Crippler from being killed.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8) - Silver Sable led the Wild Pack to the jungles of South America, joining with Paladin, to hunt Nazi war criminal Dr. Franz Lubischt. After they battled armed guards from the Genesis Coalition, the Wild Pack saw some of the soldiers commit suicide biting down on a hidden cyanide capsule in a tooth. Crippler smelled the cyanide and recognized the method from his time with Hydra, who had tried to install a cyanide pilled tooth in him as well. He removed the cyanide filled tooth from the lone survivor of the caught Genesis Coalition soldiers and Chen and Crippler tortured him until he told them the location of the Genesis Coalition base where Lubischt was. Inside the base, they found several men mutated into animal/human hybrids, including Man-Eater the tiger, and set as many as they could free. Man-Eater joined the Wild Pack in their battle against the Genesis Coalition while other hybrids opposed them. Sable was shocked to get intel that her father was still alive.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9) - Crippler watched Silver Sable grow harsher in her training session against Chen. He then found the time to mock Powell, who was lifting weights.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#10) - In Washington D.C., Crippler was making out with Lorna Kleinfeldt when Henson, from Delta team, stormed in, furious about being assigned to catching an assassin killing ambassadors. Crippler threw the man out.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11) - The Wild Pack, including Crippler, donned diving gear and interfaced with Stingray underwater, planning a siege on a Hydra base. Soon, they were engaged in an underwater battle with Genesis Coalition agents and Cyberwarriors, then took the fight into the base. Sandman brought a second team to aid them, the Next Wave (Agent X, Fin, Snare, Turk), who were actually hired by Hydra to reclaim the Genesis Coalition's base for Hydra.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#12) - The Wild Pack, Next Wave, and Stingray continued their battle against the Cyberwarriors, and the fight led to Wundagore Mountain, where they saw Siege and the Knights of Wundagore engaging against the Cyberwarriors. After the conclusion of the battle the Genesis Coalition retreated, the Cyberwarriors were defeated and Sandman rejoined the Wild Pack, which Crippler joked about.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#375) - The Wild Pack was hired by J. Jonah Jameson to capture Venom. During the fight, Crippler used a flamethrower, but then he was grabbed by the throat and thrown into the other mercenaries.
(Fantastic Four I#372) - The Wild Pack was hired by J. Jonah Jameson to hunt down the Human Torch.
(Fantastic Four I#373) - Silver Sable put hundreds of operatives in the streets to look for the Human Torch. When Torch was spotted, Crippler and the others, using fireproof nets and jetpacks, hunted him down. Crippler tried firing an acid grenade at Torch, escalating the fight, and the Human Torch easily defeated the Wild Pack. Sable was furious, demanding better results if the team wanted to get paid.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#375/2) - Spider-Man watched Silver Sable berate the Wild Pack for losing against the Human Torch, who was all by himself.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15) - Sable accepted an assignment to bring in Viper, and she took the Wild Pack to attack. Viper and armed men were holding an ambassador hostage, and Crippler used his battle staff and flamethrower in combat. They soon realized they were facing a Pit-Viper, a stand-in for the actual Viper. At the Symkarian Embassy later, Crippler and the others saw a centerfold of Sable before meeting Doug's cousin Samantha Powell, but Crippler soon left for the Bronx, on a lead to find another Pit-Viper. Crippler tried to infiltrate a Pit-Viper's gang, but Captain America attacked, and Crippler gave up his cover to aid the hero. Crippler sought to take Pit-Viper captive, but Cap hit him with his shield and walked outside with the Pit-Viper, where gunfire fired by the real Viper killed her. Crippler rushed to attack her alongside Cap, then Sable and Battlestar arrived. Sable was prepared to kill Viper until Captain America revealed that the Red Skull (Johann Shmidt) had been the one to hire Silver Sable and the Wild Pack.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16) - Silver Sable and the Wild Pack were hired to deliver food and supplies to the struggling population of Somalia, but armed mercenaries tried to stop them. Sable's new operatives, the Intruders (Sandman, Paladin, Fin, Man-Eater) aided the team in apprehending the mercenaries. Later, the team fought the Bio-Genes (Leecher, Lightbright, Mali, Transfaser). During the fight, Sable noticed that Crippler wasn't sarcastic and dark like usual, and was instead compliant and enthusiastic, and she expected mind control (actually the influence of Adam Warlock's aspect known as the Goddess). Shortly after, Baron Strucker and Hydra revealed themselves and claimed the country for the Southern Warlords, whom Strucker had convinced to keep fighting. When Crippler saw his old boss he was sure he wouldn't care for an apology.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#17) - As the fight between the various forces continued, Crippler was grabbed by Hydra agents and taken to Strucker, who also realized that Crippler was being mentally influenced toward compassion. As Strucker beat and electrocuted Crippler for his past betrayals, Crippler stated that he left Hydra because Strucker was torturing innocents, and Crippler only liked torturing those who deserved it. Silver Sable attacked Strucker and defeated him with the help of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Crippler was freed.
(Daredevil I#319) - General Kenkoy hired Silver Sable to find his old agent, Eddie Passim, and she assigned Crippler to the case.
(Daredevil I#320 (fb) - BTS) - Looking for Passim, Crippler spent hours questioning and torturing the city's homeless population. He soon crossed paths with Daredevil and the two battled, with Crippler firing a flamethrower at the hero.
(Daredevil I#320) - After a brief fight, Daredevil left Crippler unconscious. He tied Crippler up and tossed him through a window back to Silver Sable. She found a note on Crippler's mouth that read "Let It Go". Crippler laughed about the pain, saying "do it again", while Silver only wanted to know who had done this to him.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#18) - Sable angrily confronted the Wild Pack about their recent failures to obtain the Human Torch and Venom. Crippler, in bandages, blamed Sandman and Battlestar, but Sable hit him in the throat, saying he was responsible for his own failures. In San Francisco, the Wild Pack used special weapons to apprehend Venom after a savage fight.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#19) - Demonic members of the Lilin attacked the Wild Pack, who struggled to hold them back. Crippler used a flamethrower, but the team was swiftly overwhelmed. Venom revived and aided the Wild Pack, who agreed to let him go if he helped them against the demons. Surrounded by a thick mist, the mercenaries fought back the demons, and later let Venom go.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#20) - At the embassy, the Wild Pack all dressed for a night out, interacted with Lightbright (now part of the Intruders), Lorna Kleinfeldt, Jacques Girard, Anna Sablinova, and Uncle Morty before they left. The group went out to a skeevy bar called Naked Soul and had drinks. Crippler was surprised that the usually racist Powell had the hots for Lightbright. When armed men and women tried robbing the place Crippler and the others defeated them.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#21) - The Wild Pack was hired to intervene in gang violence in Beverly Hills, California. The gang violence was caused by gangleader Latisha Arnold, who was hired by Justin Hammer to invade and take the locals hostage in an effort to acquire Beverly Hills real estate cheaply. During the battle Crippler challenged some of the gangsters to fight him without their guns. After the Wild Pack and Intruders gained the advantage over the gangs Latisha informed Hammer what was going on and Hammer sent in several costumed villains, including Beetle, Blacklash, Boomerang, Blizzard, Afterburner, Spymaster, and Cyclone, to take care of the Wild Pack.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#22) - During the fight with the super-villains, Crippler used a flamethrower against Blizzard's ice-blast, and he later cried out in pleasure when shocked by Blacklash's whip. The Wild Pack forced the costumed villains to retreat and caught Latisha while her brother Morris was apparently killed by Blizzard. When Quentino was injured in the fight, Sable recruited Larry Arnold, one of the gangsters and a colleague of Quentino, to take his place on the team.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23) - Crippler was training with the Wild Pack, as Larry Arnold joined the roster officially. Powell got into Larry's face and was beat up by him, which amused Crippler.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24/2) - Crippler kept working as a bounty hunter on the side and caught a Neonazi at the Brooklyn Navy Yard one night. Crippler's old colleague Dylan fired at him because he had spent a lot of time to get this particular Neonazi out of Ryker's Island. Crippler disarmed Dylan and beat him up, but promised to not bother with the bounty on his head because they were friends once. He then cuffed the Neonazi and suggested to drag him behind his cycle all the way back to Ryker's Island.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24) - Crippler grew bored standing guard during a reception for King Stefan at the castle in Symkaria. When the Genesis Coalition attacked, Crippler and the others fired against their offensive weaponry until they captured member Dmitri Petrovich. He guided them back to the Coalition's base where they briefly battled an armored man before he was revealed as Sable's father, "Ernst Sablinova".
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25) - "Ernst" revealed himself as Silver Sable's uncle, Fritz; the Wild Pack pretended to surrender to the Genesis Coalition, and they were transported to Bosnia, where a large war caused by the Genesis Coalition, while posing as Hydra, was breaking out. The Intruders and S.H.I.E.L.D. (including Nick Fury, Clay Quartermain, Jimmy Woo, and Alexander Pierce), joined the fight before Baron Strucker arrived with the villainous System Crash to join the U.S. and Bosnian military against the Genesis Coalition. Meanwhile Sable's ex Foreigner broke the Wild Pack out and they soon found Sable's real father alive and held captive. The Wild Pack boarded a submarine and engaged in an ocean battle with the Genesis Coalition before they defeated the villains. The Foreigner got involved and shot Fritz in the back, and Sable chose to let Foreigner live after his defeat. Sable returned Ernst to Symkaria.
(Daredevil I#328) - The Wild Pack, including Crippler, was hired to save hostages from the Empire State Building when Wirehead attacked.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#26) - Crippler was working out while the team trained.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#29) - The Wild Pack were hired to root out grave robbers from ancient Mayan pyramids. True to form, Crippler enjoyed torturing his opponents. After they triggered some ancient Mayan traps and presumably got sent back in time, the Wild Pack and the robbers were captured by Mayans and dressed in ancient Mayan garb. Taken to be sacrificed to the gods of death, Crippler was badly wounded by a blade before Sandman snuck in and saved them. After escaping they made their way back through the tunnels to return to the present (somehow). Back at the embassy, Sable was arrested for murder in front of the Wild Pack.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30) - At the embassy, Sable's staff and family told the Wild Pack and Intruders to return to Symkaria before any of them could be arrested. Crippler watched arguments break out among the others. Sable was later released.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33) - Crippler trained with the team. Later, he heard Sable announce that she was stepping down as leader of the Wild Pack.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#34 (fb) - BTS) - Battlestar took over leadership of the Wild Pack and changed their training style.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#34) - The Wild Pack headed to New Orleans, on assignment to stop arms-dealers. Crippler hurt several with flamethrowers and knives. Later, at the Symkarian embassy in New York City, they heard Ernst give new assignments.
(Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#35) - Ernst sent the team to retrieve experimental weapons in Chile, with Battlestar leading Crippler and the others. Ernst ordered them to take hostages and interrogate them (which Crippler gladly did), then ordered them to kill one to get intel though Battleastar deemed killing unnecessary. As the team started questioning Ernst's leadership, they found themselves at risk while flying their Stealthship into an energy attack, and the team was nearly lost. Silver Sable intervened, joining the team on their mission and helping them recover the weapons. During the fight, Crippler used his flamethrower and grenades. In the end, the weapons were destroyed, scientist Bob Jameson was apprehended, and the military was furious but agreed to clear up Sable's record in the United States.
(Spider-Man Unlimited I#16) - Hired by local Zefiro in Latveria the Wild Pack invaded Castle Doom alongside Spider-Man to oppose Dreadknight and his revolutionary forces, who were backed by Roxxon. After Spider-Man defeated Dreadknight and Silver Sable caught Roxxon's Linden Laswell the revolutionaries quickly surrendered to the Wild Pack.
(Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2000/2) - After Sandman left the Wild Pack, returning to criminal ways, Silver Sable had the Wild Pack track him down to apprehend him. Sandman violently lashed out against Sable, but Crippler hit him with an electric burst and Sandman dissipated then disappeared, escaping through a vent.
(Thunderbolts I#41) - At Castle Sable in Symkaria Crippler and Chen were worrying about Silver Sable when Sandman attacked, knocking both of them unconscious.
(Thunderbolts I#67) - Silver Sable and the Wild Pack apprehended Hawkeye and his newest team of Thunderbolts when the wanted criminals illegelly entered Symkaria. After Hawkeye explained everything about a secret weapon apparently inherited by Crimson Cowl from Justin Hammer, Sable and the Wild Pack aided the Thunderbolts in confronting local Justine Hammer, who turned out to be the Crimson Cowl.
(Civil War Battle Damage Report#1) - Tony Stark considered Crippler as a potential recruit for the Initiative.
Comments: Created by Gregory Wright (writer), Ron Garney (penciler) & Doug Hazlewood (inker).
There is no way Crippler only weighs 125 lbs. the way he looks at his size. It was probably a typo in the Master Edition. He looks like a brickwall, which would probably make him closer to 215.
His first name and last name were both misspelled at times. Carl became Karl and Striklan became Stricklan.
Crippler has a profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#33 (1993).
Thanks to Markus Raymond for adding a few images, missed appearances and general corrections.
Profile by Chadman.
Crippler (Carl Striklan) should not be confused with:
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#33, Crippler profile (main)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9, Cover (head shot)
Daredevil Annual I#7, p6, pan1 (Hydra uniform)
Daredevil Annual I#8/3, p41, pan1 (brown costume, spiked sleeves)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#2, p12, pan1 (Wild Pack uniform)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15, p3, pan2 (using flamethrower)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24, p22, pan4 (bounty hunter on the side)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#29, p15, pan1 (Mayan outfit)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30, p5, pan2 top right (alternate Wild Pack uniform)
Daredevil Annual I#7/1 (May, 1991) - Gregory Wright (writer), Ron Garney (penciler), Doug Hazlewood (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#2-3 (July-August, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), James Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#8 (September, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Larry Alexander (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#4-5 (September-October, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), James Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#6 (November, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steve Carr, Daryl Skelton (penciler), James Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#7 (December, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), James Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Deathlok II#18 (December, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Walter McDaniel (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#372 (January, 1993) - Tom DeFalco (plot/script), Paul Ryan (plot/penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#8 (January, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Shawn Butler (penciler), Jim Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Deathlok II#19 (January, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Walter McDaniel (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#373 (February, 1993) - Tom DeFalco (plot/script), Paul Ryan (plot/penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#9 (February, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Shawn Butler (penciler), Jim Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#375 (March, 1993) - David Michelinie (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Story 2: Tom DeFalco (writer), Pat Olliffe (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#10 (March, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Jim Sanders III (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#11-12 (April-May, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Daredevil I#319 (August, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Hector Collazo & Harry Candelario (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#15 (August, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Shawn Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Daredevil I#320 (September, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Michael Avon Oeming (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#16-22 (September, 1993-March, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#23 (April, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Isaac Cordova (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Daredevil I#328 (May, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Sergio Cariello (penciler), Ariane (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#24 (May, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Story 2: Gregory Wright (writer), Freddie Mendez (penciler), Keith Aiken (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#25 (June, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steve Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#26 (July, 1994) - John Arcudi (writer), Doug Mahnke (penciler), Bob Almond & Tom Christopher (inkers), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#29 (October, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Andy Parks (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#30 (November, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), Jim Amash (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#33-34 (February-March, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack#35 (April, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#16 (May, 1997) - Mark Bernardo (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Joe Pimentel & Tim Dzon (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2000/2 (May, 2000) - Gregory Wright (writer), Andy Kuhn (penciler), Harry Candelario (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thunderbolts I#41 (August, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#67 (September, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Sandu Florea (inker), Tom Brevoort & Andrew Lis (editors)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (May, 2007) - various writers, Scott Koblish (artist), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
First Posted: 07/31/2019
Last updated: 07/31/2019
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