Personal Info:
Real Name: Douglas Strange
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Hawk and Dove Vol.3 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Partner of Andromeda
Base Of Operations: Unnamed Island
Grudges: Hawk and Dove
Creators: Barbara Kesel and Karl Kesel
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Douglas Strange is a brilliant inventor, specializing in robotics and weapon systems. He is the creator of the Gauntlet units, the Andromeda android, the M.A.C. robot and the teleportation disks his robots are equipped with.
Gauntlet Unit: The typical Gauntlet unit is a walking arsenal. Each unit has the ability to "morph" it's hands into dangerous laser firing guns as well as numerous high powered weapons hidden throughout the robot's torso and limbs. In addition it also has the power of flight.
M.A.C. robot: The M.A.C. robot was one of Strange's earliest creations, a 10 ft. tall diesel powered walking juggernaut. It's armour plating allowed it to withstand the firepower of a small army.
Douglas Strange was a technological genius when it came to robotics. Hired by the United States government during the days of the Cold War, he invented a number of weapons systems and devices to be used in the event of a nuclear war. Strange had the foresight to patent many of his inventions, making himself enormously wealthy. Strange fell in loved with a captivating woman named Andromeda, and the two were married soon after.
Retiring from government service, the two purchased an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was then that Douglas started work on his dream project: to create the world's first true android. Met with scorn and derision by many of his peers, the shunned scientist continued his work.
A extraterrestrial rocket ship crash landed on their island home soon after, bringing with it a mechanical life form Douglas dubbed Scarab. Taking the Stranges captive, the alien consumed scrap metal to nourish its offspring. When that no longer was sufficient, Scarab demanded that Douglas bring it large quantities of gold. When he refused, Scarab killed Andromeda. It then placed a twisted copy of her memories and personality into one of Strange's android prototypes and threatened to "kill" the android Andromeda permanently if Douglas wouldn't cooperate. He reluctantly agreed.
With the use of one of his last government sponsored creations, Douglas Strange started a criminal career as the armed and armoured Gauntlet.