Real Name: Heinrich Himmler
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Himmler's physical abilities were all enhanced by Satannish. He could fly and project lethal gas from his mask or gauntlets. This gas was presumably similar to the Zyklon-B gas he used during World War II. His powers could be augmented or drained by Satannish as the demon saw fit.
Heinrich Himmler was notorious for his role as one of Adolph Hitler's head assistants in the Third Reich of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was particularly known using the deadly Zyklon-B gas to murder prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.
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(Blaze II#9 (fb) ) - Just before World War II, the Oculist was a young boy working as a lab assistant. One day Heinrich Himmler stops by to see what progress the scientist has made, and that night there’s an accident. The scientist had been turned into a shadow-like creature, but he left his eyes behind in a jar. The Oculist named him the "Kristall Starrer" or translated, the Crystal Gazer.
(Avengers West Coast#100 (fb) - BTS) - After his death he was consigned to Hell, specifically a branch controlled by the demon Mephisto.
(AWC#98) - Another demon, Satannish, stole his soul, along with four others to create his Lethal Legion in effort to gain vengeance on the Avengers West Coast for their previous defeat of him. Satannish imbued him with power, transforming him into Zyklon, and promised him and his allies they could return to true life if they could bring him the souls of the Avengers West. Zyklon participated in a brutal beating of US Agent.
(AWC#99) - Zyklon and Coldsteel attacked Mockingbird and US Agent at Sunset Medical Center. He abducted Mockingbid and returned with the Lethal Legion to Satannish's realm.
(AWC#100) - As Satannish had planned this drew the Avengers to his realm, where the Legion and Hangman defeated them. However, Mephisto had sneaked into Satannish's realm within the form of Hawkeye, and attacked Satannish, demanding the stolen souls back. Himmler and the other members had their powers drained by Satannish to return himself to full power to battle Mephisto. Powerless, they were easily rounded up by the Avengers. However, Himmler and the rest of the Legion had the souls destroyed as both Mephisto and Satannish struggled to obtain them.
First Appearance: Avengers West Coast (1989) #98
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Avengers West Coast (1989)
- 'Dying To Get Out!'#99
- 'Time to Kill'#100
- 'The Death of an Avenger'
Lethal Legion (Marvel)
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