Personal Info:
Real Name: Bruno Horgan
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Queens, New York
First Appearance: Tales Of Suspense 47
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of Masters Of Evil I, II, Death Squad
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Iron Man
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Melting Ray: The pistol the Melter carries projects a ray of variable frequency Microwaves which damages flesh, wood, stone and metals.
Bruno Horgan was an industrialist who specialized in the development design, and manufacture of weaponry and munitions for the United States government. Horgan was driven into bankruptcy when a government safety inspection team proved that he was using inferior materials. His defense contracts were later awarded to his foremost competitor Anthony Stark, who is secretly Iron Man.
As one of Horgan's factories being dismantled, the bankrupt industrialist noticed a strange phenomenon. One of the poorly constructed, experimental radar devices had begun to malfunction. Casting a brilliant beam of light, it caused any iron components that it shone on to melt. Horgan analysed the device and redesigned it so that it could be strapped to his chest. Equipped with this weapon, Horgan began his career as the Melter by striking at the factories owned by Anthony Stark.