Turner D. Century
Turner D. Century
Personal Info:
Real Name: Clifford F. Michaels
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: San Francisco
First Appearance: Spider-Woman Vol.1 #33 (1980) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Spider-Woman, Spider-Man and Dominic Fortune
Creators: J.M. DeMatteis, Steve Leialoha and Bruce D. Patterson
Turner D. Century has no super human powers.
Flight: Turner D. Century has a Flying Bicycle Built for Two, which flies due to unknown methods.
Weapons:Turner D. Century uses various weapons, such as: a flamethrower umbrella and the Horn of Time, originally intended to kill everyone under 65 with ultrasonic waves.
Clifford F. Michaels was the son of a chauffeur who worked for millionaire Morgan MacNeil Hardy. Hardy had seen the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and was responsible for much of the rebuilding of the city. He was ashamed at the "degeneration of manners and mores" in the following decades, specially since the beginning of World War I. Hardy tried to foster a movement in favor of traditional values, but he failed.
By that time, Michaels's father had died and Hardy took young Clifford as a foster son. He tried to teach him of the moral and values of the first years of the 20th century and, to do so, he restricted Clifford's access to the "outside world". Thus, Clifford Michaels had been raised to believe in the moral and values of the beginning of the 20th century. As an adult, he discovered how far his ideas were from the real world, and he soon began to hate the social changes.
He then tried to impose those values in the modern world using the alias of Turner D. Century. He had a hairstyle from the 1900s, including a handlebar moustache, and dressed in a costume popular among middle-class young men in the year 1900 in the U.S.: Straw boater hat, striped green jacket and white trousers.
He attacked things and people representing the object of his hatred.
Turner D. Century at Marvel Database
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