Teutonic Knight
Teutonic Knight
Personal Info:
Real Name: Franz Gerhardt
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Germany
First Appearance: Invaders Vol.1 29
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Germany
Grudges: The Invaders
Body Armour: The Teutonic Knight wears a suit of gold chain mail that is bullet proof.
Knockout Gas: The Teutonic Knight has developed a powerful knockout gas.
Der Fliegende Tod: The Teutonic Knight utilised a weapon, built from plans stolen from a top secret United States Army warehouse, the 'Flying Death' is essentially a floating arsenal, a giant flying disc with cannons situated around its circumference, powered by Radium X and an experimental engine years ahead of anything else the world knew at the time.
Franz Gerhardt was a man who, before the outbreak of World War II, truly believed in the tenets of the Teutonic Knights, a medieval order from Germany's past. As such, he was sure that Germany would eventually rise to quash the infidels around it and eventually conquer the world. Of course, when the Nazis took power in Germany, this caused quite a problem for Franz.
Nazi Germany was a primarily atheistic affair, and as such, diametrically opposed to Franz's beliefs. This caused a severe schism in his mind, which ultimately caused him to go quite mad, and allowed him to essentially have it both ways; he could continue to fanatically pursue the long-dead agenda of the Teutonic Knights, and could still help the Nazis gain even more power.