MR. HYLE

Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Hyle

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dover, Hymie, Louie, Puggy, Ramona the leopard, Sammy

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Daredevil I#162 (January, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Mr. Hyle was a criminal ringleader with contacts and resources, one unafraid to use guns and force to teach lessons or get revenge. He carried trick knives (that fired projectiles) up his sleeves and was proficient at using them. He also had a pet leopard, Ramona, that he kept on a leash.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS) – Mr. Hyle grew up in "the ghetto," learning to survive. He eventually became a criminal boss on the streets with his pet leopard, Ramona, on a leash at his side. Hyle employed Puggy, a former boxer, and ran schemes in underground boxing matches, where his star fighter was Dover.

(Daredevil I#162) – Mr. Hyle waited in his car with Ramona and Puggy as his henchmen Louie and Hymie robbed the jewelry exchange. The two thugs were taken down by a strange man (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) who didn't remember his own identity as he'd been exposed to radiation among scientists like Toomey. Hyle ordered Puggy to recruit the man and Hyle invited him to box for him after the man was unafraid of Ramona. The man spent the following weeks working his way up through the boxing circuit, defeating Dover and others. In time, Hyle wanted the man to take a fall and when Puggy disagreed, Hyle threatened him with Ramona. Hyle had his men, including Sammy, place bets all over town. The man won his fight despite his orders and Hyle was furious, ordering the man killed. After Puggy took the bullet for the man, Daredevil's memories were awakened and he retreated into the locker room. Hyle sent Ramona in after him but Daredevil defeated the leopard. Hyle then pulled out his blades and lunged, accidentally stabbing Ramona instead of Daredevil.  Ramona then lashed out at Hyle.

Comments: Created by Michael Fleischer and Steve Ditko.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mr. Hyle has no known connections to:


Dover

(Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS) – Dover was the champion fighter in an underground boxing ring, employed by Mr. Hyle.

(Daredevil I#162) – Mr. Hyle brought in a new fighter (an amnesiac Matt Murdock/Daredevil), and Dover was easily defeated as Hyle and Puggy watched.




--Daredevil I#162 (162 (fb) – BTS, 162


Hymie & Louie

(Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS)) – Hymie and Louie were ordered by criminal boss Mr. Hyle to rob the jewelry exchange.

(Daredevil I#162) – Hymie and Louie fired several shots as they completed the robbery but then both were easily taken down by a civilian (an amnesiac Matt Murdock/Daredevil).



--Daredevil I#162


Puggy

(Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS) – Years ago, Puggy was a boxer but never championship material so he got the nickname "Puggy" for being a "pug." He eventually worked for criminal Mr. Hyle, who kept a scary leopard named Ramona on a leash. Puggy would work with fighters including Dover in Mr. Hyle's criminal enterprise.

(Daredevil I#162) – While Louie and Hymie completed a robbery, Puggy waited in the car with Mr. Hyle and Ramona but a civilian (an amnesiac Matt Murdock/Daredevil) defeated them. Impressed with the man's fighting prowess, Puggy recruited him for Hyle, who laughed as Puggy shied away from Ramona. When the man defeated Dover in the first match, Puggy spent weeks training him to be a better fighter, though he warned the man about Hyle. As the money started rolling in, Hyle ordered the man to take a fall. Puggy expressed his frustration with this decision and Hyle frightened him with Ramona. After the man won the fight, Puggy rushed him out of the ring and into the locker room, where two criminals shot at him. Puggy took the shots and was killed as the man cried out "Father!," his memories returning of how he'd lost his own father in similar circumstances.

--Daredevil I#162 (162 (fb) – BTS, 162


Ramona the leopard

(Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS) – A ferocious leopard, Ramona was the pet of criminal, Mr. Hyle. He kept her on a leash nearby and she followed his commands.

(Daredevil I#162) – Mr. Hyle kept Ramona in the car with Puggy and himself while a robbery was committed. When a man (an amnesiac Matt Murdock/Daredevil) stopped the robbery, Hyle tried intimidating him with Ramona but the man wasn't afraid. Weeks later, Hyle had Ramona intimidate Puggy into following orders. When Hyle later killed Puggy, the man got his memories as Daredevil back and he rushed into a dark locker room. Ramona was sent in after him and she stalked Daredevil but the hero triumphed and threw her out of the open door and into Hyle. Hyle drew knives to stab Daredevil but accidentally stabbed Ramona instead. Ramona savagely lashed back out at Hyle.

--Daredevil I#162 (162 (fb) – BTS, 162


Sammy

(Daredevil I#162) – Sammy placed several bets for criminal Mr. Hyle then watched a staged boxing match, in which an amnesiac Matt Murdock/Daredevil competed.



--Daredevil I#162


Toomey

(Daredevil I#162 (fb) – BTS) – At the Enrico Fermi Research Center in Manhattan, Toomey worked with other professors to study radiation.

(Daredevil I#162) – Realizing the meson radiation levels were too high, Toomey knew the entire city was at risk if they didn't have a miracle in less than three minutes. Luckily, Daredevil showed up and entered the radiation chamber without fear, fixing the problem.



--Daredevil I#162 (162 (fb) – BTS, 162


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#162, p17, pan3 (main)
Daredevil I#162, p7, pan2 (face)
Daredevil I#162, p8, pan6 (Dover)
Daredevil I#162, p6, pan1 (Hymie & Louie)
Daredevil I#162, p13, pan2 (Puggy)
Daredevil I#162, p15, pan2 (Ramona)
Daredevil I#162, p12, pan3 (Sammy)
Daredevil I#162, p4, pan1 (Toomey)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#162 (January, 1980) – Michael Fleisher (writer), Steve Ditko (artist), Allen Milgrom (editor)


First Posted: 11/27/2018
Last updated: 11/27/2018

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