Baron Wolfgang von Strucker was born into Prussian nobility with familial association to the secret society known as Hydra. Ambitious, arrogant and harboring a particular distaste for the lower-class, Strucker quickly rose through Hydra, becoming proficient in both combat and tactics. Intercepted documents suggest he is pursuing development of advanced weaponry known as the "Satan Claw" for personal use.
During World War II, in the mountains of Bavaria, Captain America encountered him in a tower where a radio dish controlling a powerful cannon is located. Captain America engaged Strucker in combat and, after a deadly battle, managed to defeat him. However the cannon lost control after the radio dish was destroyed and shot down the aircraft transporting the Howling Commandos. After they bailed out the plan, the cannon headed straight for the tower Strucker and Cap were in. Strucker, in a last ditch attempt to take down Cap, charged at him, sending both Cap and Strucker flying off as the plane destroyed their battleground. As Captain America and Baron Strucker free-fell off the tower, Baron Struck managed to knock out Captain America, and he was last seen laying on the ground unconscious. Later, one of the Hydra personnel said that his recovery would take months.
Powers and Abilities
- Deathspore Virus: Von Strucker's bloodstream has been infected with the fatal deathspore virus which, rather than killing him, grants him an array of superhuman abilities.
- Suppressed Aging: Von Strucker has not aged since contracting the virus.
- Durability: Von Strucker is invulnerable to minor injuries like cuts, gunshot wounds, and superpowered punches.
- Regenerative healing factor: Heals at an incredible rate and is possibly also resistant to toxins and disease.
- Death Spore Release: Von Strucker can temporarily release the virus from his body over short distances. Depending on the intensity, von Strucker can cause his victims to weaken, feel pain, or even die. When von Strucker dies, the Death Spore Virus will be automatically released and "take revenge on [his] killers, and everybody else." The Virus seems to be incapable of killing superhuman or artificially enhanced beings, but is still capable of hurting or weakening them.
- Expert Combatant: He is a masterful combatant, surpassing most in physical skill and prowess.
- Expert Marksman: Strucker is an Olympic-level marksman with firearms.
- Expert Tactician: Strucker is a strategic and tactical genius, as well as a brilliant planner and organizer. He also has an impressive scientific and inventive ability, but not at the level his father was. He is very skilled in field tactics, close range combat, and even turning the tide of any debate that he is involved in to his favor.
Peak human strength. Can be enhanced by Satan Claw.
Equipment: Satan Claw: This metal gauntlet amplifies its strength and emits powerful electrical shocks. It has also been used to contain knives, plasma blasters, chain guns and teleportation technology.
Transportation: Various Hydra vehicles.
Weapons: Von Strucker is typically armed with a fencing sword and various firearms and explosives.
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- Look at you gaudy and common like your country.
- --Baron von Strucker upon meeting Cap in person for the first time.
- You Have an 88-millimeter automated cannon! How difficult is to shoot down one target.
- --Baron von Strucker pointing out his underlings incompetence.
- This peasant is beneath me, show the mongrel how to beg.
- --Baron von Strucker Von Stucker ordering his troops to attack Cap during his confrontation with him.
- Appearances of Wolfgang von Strucker (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Wolfgang von Strucker (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Wolfgang von Strucker (Earth-1010)
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