Real Name: Ernie Saltes

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Martial arts instructor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Larry "Mad Dog" Cass

Enemies: Taskmaster

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#292 (May, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: Ernie Saltes is an expert martial artist who spent years perfecting his skills, including the ability to focus his chi into his fist for powerful blows.

Height: 6'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown

(Daredevil I#292 (fb) - BTS) - Ernie Saltes spent years perfecting his fighting movements, including channeling his chi into one body point to deliver a blow of devastating impact. Taskmaster hired Saltes to teach him this move. His ally Larry "Mad Dog" Cass made the connection for him.

(Daredevil I#292) - Saltes was demonstrating his skills for Taskmaster when he grew frustrated that Taskmaster wasn't paying attention. Taskmaster, having learned the moves instantly, crossed the room and killed Saltes with a single blow.

Comments: Created by D.G. Chichester (writer), Lee Weeks (penciler) & Fred Fredericks (inker).

Profile by Chadman.

Ernie Saltes has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#292, p1, pan2 (main)
Daredevil I#292, p1, pan4 (face)

Daredevil I#292 (May, 1991) - Dan G. Chichester (writer), Lee Weeks (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 06/02/2019
Last updated: 06/02/2019

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters