Tapping Tommy
Tapping Tommy
Personal Info:
Real Name: Tommy
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: USA
First Appearance: Defenders Vol.1 #30 (1975) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Hodges, Maggia
Group Affiliation: Maggia
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: The Defenders
Creators: Bill Mantlo and Sam Grainger
Tapping Tommy is a skilled dancer and a reasonable swordsman.
Weapons: Tapping Tommy carries a Steel cane with a retractable bladed tip, he also carries sleeping gas grenades hidden in his top hat.
Robots: Tapping Tommy has a legion of tap-dancing robots as well as a larger robot used to attack the Hulk.
When Tommy was five years old, his parents were arrested by the L.A.P.D. for operating a distillery during the Prohibition period on the location where his theatre was located. Tommy was raised by a man named Hodges and scraped out a living as an extra in stage performances. Later he got a job in musicals but they soon went broke as well.
Finally, when his film studio was bought out and shut down by Richmond Industries and was slated to become a housing project, Tommy swore revenge on Kyle Richmond, and, with Hodges and their Maggia associates, kidnapped Richmond.
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