Real Name: Emilio Reuss
Identity/Class: Human technology user;
citize of Italy
Group Membership: Council of Ten
Affiliations: Silvio Gulio
Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother
Base of Operations: Venice, Italy
First Appearance: Daredevil I#221 (August, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: Emilio Reuss possessed an ancient castle that he filled with death-traps, including a falling cage and a pit full of swords. With the resources of the Council of Ten, he has agents all around the world and access to vast resources. In combat, he utilizes robotic knights and any weapon he has at hand. Reuss has a penchant for cruelty, once walling Daredevil up in a dungeon where he hoped to starve him to death.
Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#221 (fb) - BTS) - Half-German and half-Italian, Emilio Reuss inherited his family's centuries-old castle (passed down to him by his mother), Palazzo di Pesce, in Venice, Italy. He made the castle the base of operations for a group he joined, the Council of Ten, which was named after a 13th century group that sought to usurp the government. An admirer of Mussollini, Reuss and the Council established themselves as neo-fascists and began putting long-term plans in place to usurp and replace the governments of the world. They stole inventions and patents as needed to support their cause, justifying their criminal actions with ideas about the greater good. Worried about the structural integrity of the castle, Reuss had an engineer take a look, ensuring him that the foundation would hold for another year before it collapsed.
(Daredevil I#220 - BTS) - Reuss had his agent Silvio Gulio go to America to steal some patents from the deceased industrialist, Maxwell Glenn. The patents were sent back to Reuss.
(Daredevil I#221) - In Venice, Reuss bragged about his accomplishments to the Council. When the American super hero Daredevil entered, Reuss sent a robot knight against him and triggered a series of death traps, including a dropped cage and a pit full of swords. Apprehended, Daredevil promised to go easy on Reuss if he surrendered, but Reuss marched Daredevil, tied up in ropes, to a section of the castle, where they walled Daredevil up behind brick, where Reuss laughed he would starve to death or be eaten by rats. A priest in the Council was concerned about letting the hero die, but Reuss silenced him. When the foundation of the castle began to shift, Reuss panicked and ordered the Council's resources to be gathered, but Daredevil, who had escaped, attacked and swiftly defeated the Council. Reuss rushed into the chapel and grabbed a sharp candlestick to use as a weapon. Reuss charged Daredevil but the wall collapsed on Reuss, leaving him seemingly dead.
Comments: Created by Denny O'Neil and David Mazzucchelli.
Profile by Chadman.
Emilio Reuss has no known connections to:
The Council of Ten should not be confused with:
(Daredevil I#221 (fb) - BTS) - Based on a 13th century group that sought to usurp the government, the Council of Ten formed and based itself in the Palazzo di Pesce, an old castle in Venice, Italy, one owned by group member Emilio Reuss. The Council established themselves as neo-fascists and began putting long-term plans in place to usurp and replace the governments of the world. They stole inventions and patents as needed to support their cause, justifying their criminal actions with ideas about the greater good.
(Daredevil I#220 - BTS) - The Council used an agent, Silvio Gulio, steal patents they needed and sent them back.
(Daredevil I#221) - Daredevil came to Venice and attacked the Council. He fought through mechanized knights and ended up captured in a trap. Reuss had the hero tied up and walled into a section of the castle where they would leave him to die. One Council member, a priest, frowned on the savagery of this approach. Daredevil escaped and battled the Council. A wall caved in on Reuss, who was seemingly killed.
--Daredevil I#221 (221 (fb) - BTS, 220 - BTS, 221
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Daredevil I#221, p8, pan2 (Emilio Reuss)
Daredevil I#221, p14, pan4 (2nd)
Daredevil I#221, p8, pan2 (Council of ten)
Daredevil I#221 (August, 1985) - Denny O'Neil (writer), David Mazzucchelli (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 02/23/2019
Last updated: 02/23/2019
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