Personal Info:
Real Name: Dirk Garthwaite
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: New York City, New York
First Appearance: The Mighty Thor Vol.1 #148 (1968) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Piledriver, Thunderball, Bulldozer
Group Affiliation: Wrecking Crew; formerly Masters of Evil, Hood's criminal army
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Thor
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Asgardian magic has enhanced the Wreckerís strength and endurance.
Body Armour: The Wreckerís flesh has been toughened by Asgardian magic. This provides him with some protection against physical attacks and limited protection from energy attacks.
Weapon: The Wrecker carries a 4 foot long steel crowbar, it is extremely durable, and is able to store and release the Wrecker's enchantment. The enchantment has been shared between the Wrecker and the rest of his crew.
Resistances: The Asgardian enchantments have provided the Wrecker with some resistance to cold, heat, fire, corrosives and toxins.
Asgardian Magic: The Asgardian enchantmentís bestowed by Karnila Queen of the Norns on the Wrecker allowed him to use Asgardian magic. In the past the Wrecker has been able to create dimensional portals, fire magical bolts, cast illusions and mystically detect Asgardians.
Dirk came from an abusive home, with an alcoholic father that repeatedly beat his mother and himself. When he was four years old, his father reportedly died, which later turned out to be false. After that, his mother took several odd jobs to try and keep a roof over their head and food on the table, leaving young Dirk by himself for long periods of time.
Dirk Garthwaite was a manual labourer employed by a demolitions company who was fired for his antisocial behaviour and fits of violence. Deciding to turn his talent for mayhem and destruction to criminal activity, Garthwaite fashioned himself a simple costume to conceal his identity. He then committed a series of crimes under the name of the Wrecker, his trademark being the crowbar with which he devastated the scene of the crime. The Wrecker became more daring with each theft, and continually evaded the attempts of the police to capture him.
Seeking another victim to rob, the Wrecker happened upon a hotel room occupied by Loki, the Asgardian god of evil, whose magical powers had at that time been temporarily removed by the Asgardian monarch Odin. The Wrecker smashed his way in while Loki was in the midst of summoning his sometime ally Karnilla the Norn Queen. Loki hoped that Karnilla would grant him magical power with which he could battle his archenemy Thor, the Asgardian thunder god. The Wrecker overpowered Loki. Then, while trying on Loki's horned helmet, the Wrecker was mistaken for the god when Karnilla hastily materialized to grant Loki's request. Thus it was the Wrecker whom Karnilla endowed with magical power. This power gave the Wrecker superhuman strength, which he used to embark upon a brazen wrecking spree, no longer fearing the authorities.
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