Personal Info:
Real Name: Unknown
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk Vol.1 #18 (1981) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Los Angeles, California
Grudges: She-Hulk
Creators: David Anthony Kraft and Mike Vosburg
Grappler possesses an Olympic-level training in the martial arts and in wrestling.
Equipment: Grappler carries a rod of tensile strength that can fire a spring-loaded band of steel coils and a computer pack which analyzes and relays to him the exact spot and proper amount of leverage required to lever any object. He also owns and operates a small one-man aircraft.
The man who would become the Grappler was born in a ghetto. Having no resources of his own, he survived as a petty thief and a wrestler.
He was impressed by casino owner and billionaire Hugh Howard. He went to meet him, eager to ask him for the secret of his success. However, Howard was not interested in this beggar and had his bodyguards throw him away. In the process, he only heard one word, "leverage", the only thing he would obtain from this meeting.
He went obsessed with the concept of leverage and became an expert on it. He began by applying it in martial arts, obtaining interesting profits, and then he also applied the concept in physics. Later, he used the "leverage" in finances and the stock market, and he became a millionaire himself.
Still unsatisfied, he decided to become a costumed criminal, the Grappler.
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