Personal Info:
Real Name: Daniel "Danny" Leighton
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Austin, Texas
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 89
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Former member of the The Skeleton Crew
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man and Captain America
Creators: Chris Claremont, Michael Nasser and Rich Buckler
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Cutthroat is a master at various forms of unarmed combat, having received special combat training from the Taskmaster. He is also highly skilled in throwing bladed weapons.
Body Armour: Cutthroat wears lightweight body armour that provides some protection from physical and energy attacks.
Weapons: Cutthroat uses a sword and adamantium-edged knives. He carries a gun that fires rockets that explode on contact; on exploding, some rockets trigger a "sonic screamer" that induces pain in nearby victims. He also uses a rocket gun that fires darts, some of which release blinding magnesium flares on impact.
Daniel "Danny" Leighton was second child in a family of four. His father brought the family to New York City from Texas, and after he left them the family fell on hard times, living off the motherís small wages and the disability income of the older brother, William (who had lost use of his legs in military action). Danny and his younger brother Ricky fell in with a local gang, the Savage Crims, led by Brock Rumlow (later Crossbones); but when their youngest sibling, fifteen year old Rachel, was raped and beaten by Rumlow, William and Ricky went after Brock with a gun William was killed, Brock fled, and Danny left the family in shame. Travelling to Europe, Danny grew skilled with knives, became a small time criminal and then a mercenary, and decided to become a super-villain adopting the identity of Cutthroat.