Free Universe Characters




Alias: Hertz Riktor
Occupation:  Plant Foreman, Soldier
Group Affiliation:  The Death Battalion
Base of Operations: Germany
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: Air Fighters #6 (Hillman, 1943)
Known Creators:  Harry Sussman


Herr Riktor was the head of a rubber factory in Nazi Germany. His factory was working on an advanced new chemical formula which created a form of rubber with could amplify the kinetic energy it absorbed. The British discovered the nature of their work and bombed the plant. Herr Riktor was covered in the hot liquid form of the new rubber, which burned away his skin and fused him to the experimental rubber, giving his bodies the same properties. He decided to use his powerful new phisiology to become a super soldier, with plans of world conquest.


Equipment and Abilities:  
The Rubberman's body was covered in an experimental rubber that could absorb and redirect kinetic energy. Bullets and other small objects would simply bounce off of him, but impact from larger or more stationary objects would be absorbed and cause him to bounce away like a rubber ball. By stomping the ground he could bounce himself hundreds of feet into the air, or propel himself forward over the ground at high velocity. When struck with a blow, he would bounce away unharmed. The rubber seemed to permeate all of his cells, not just his skin, making his bones and internal organs as flexible as rubber, and allowing him to curl his limbs around opponents like the body of a constrictor. He was also known to wield guns and swords.




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