Real Name: Alarich Wallenquist
possible German citizen
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Turk Barrett, Bilge, Charles, Grotto, Eric Slaughter
Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Elektra
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Daredevil I#168 (January, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Alarich Wallenquist was an international thief of some renown, as he had bounties placed upon him. Little is known of his history or capabilities.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#168 (fb) - BTS) - Alarich Wallenquist was an international thief. While in the United States, he witnessed a murder. Later, the wrong man was accused of the murder and arrested. Fearing Daredevil would come after him and force him to come clean with what he'd witnessed, Wallenquist hired Eric Slaughter and his men to protect him. Meanwhile, a bounty was placed on Wallenquist in Europe, and the assassin Elektra planned to collect.
(Daredevil I#168) - While drinking alcohol, Alarich was whining about the rainstorm outside, and Slaughter complained what a coward he was. Soon, Slaughter realized that an assassin had compromised their plan to help Wallenquist escape the city in a sea plane, so he took his men and Wallenquist to the plane early, wanting to face the threat head on. As it rained around them, Elektra attacked Slaughter's men, including Grotto and Charles, but she was soon knocked out with a tranquilizer dart. Daredevil then crashed the sea plane into the dock and defeated the men as Slaughter escaped. Wallenquist put a gun to Elektra's head, and ordered Daredevil to walk away. Wallenquist planned to shoot the hero in the back, but Daredevil managed to knock him out with a thrown billy club as Elektra kicked Wallenquist down, making him misfire. Daredevil carried Wallenquist back with him to force him to testify.
Comments: Created by Frank Miller (writer/artist) & Klaus Janson (inker).
Frank Miller's Sin City series features a German leader of the Basin City with the surname Wallenquist. That might just be considered coincidence, Miller subconsciously re-using the same name, until you also learn that the movie adaptation Sin City 2, which Miller co-wrote and co-directed, revealed the character's first name was Alarich. Additionally, the dialogue in the second image (with the use of "Mein freund") suggests the Marvel version is likewise German.
Profile by Chadman.
Alarich Wallenquist has no known connections to:
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Daredevil I#168, p21, pan1 (with gun on Elektra)
Daredevil I#168, p14, pan2 (drinking)
Daredevil I#168 (January, 1981) - Frank Miller (writer/artist), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
First Posted: 05/27/2019
Last updated: 05/28/2019
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