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Real Name: Lao-Hu (family name unrevealed, see comments)

Identity/Class: Normal human (1950s era) (Asian; Korean citizen)

Occupation: Soldier (captain), double agent

Group Membership: South Korean Army;
   briefly leadership at North Korean Slave-Camp 293

Affiliations: South Korean military

Enemies: North Korean Communist military

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Korean war zones (1950s)

First Appearance: Battleground I#12/5 (July, 1956)

Powers/Abilities: Left-handed Lao-Hu is a skilled soldier who has trained with the southern Korean Army. He has seen heavy armed conflict and became a master of subterfuge behind enemy lines, blending in with opposing forces, acting as a double agent who is ultimately loyal to the South Koreans' fight against Communism.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 135 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black  


(Battleground I#12/5  (fb) - BTS) - During heavy fighting between South Korean and Communist North Korean forces, the loyal South Korean Captain Lao-Hu chose to slip behind enemy lines, believing that one soldier behind the enemy was more valuable to the war effort than many soldiers in front of the enemy. Lao-Hu joined the North Koreans and, through unrevealed means, was soon put in charge of Slave-Camp 293, which held many Korean prisoners opposing Communist rule and forced them to build tanks for the North Korean war effort. Lao-Hu became known as "the Tiger" and no prisoners escaped the camp, but the production line was heavily beset by sabotage (covertly done by Lao-Hu).

(Battleground I#12/5 ) - Another shipment of 20 tanks was destroyed and the Tiger again blamed the prisoners, but his only punishment was to increase their working hours. A new tank shipment was readied but several senior North Korean commanders arrived to monitor progress. Claiming he wanted to avoid further sabotage, the Tiger had the prisoners locked in their barracks while the commanders and soldiers helped load up the tanks for transport. However, the Tiger's duplicity and set explosives were discovered; he ran for the barracks just as the tanks shipment blew up, killing many Communist military. The Tiger released the prisoners and directed them to a secret stash of weapons so that they could fight their way to freedom. Later, the Tiger explained his strategy to the escapees and told them they would now join South Korean forces.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Bill Benulis.

Given he was a double agent, he may have given a false name to the North Koreans.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

The Tiger has no known connections to:

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Battleground I#12/5 , p2, pan1 (main image)
   p2, pan3 (headshot)

Battleground I#12/5 (July, 1956) - uncredited writer, Bill Benulis (pencils & inks), Stab Lee (editor)

First posted: 02/01/2022
Last updated: 02/01/2022

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