Master Man (Marvel)(01 - Willie Lohmer)
Real Name: Wilhelm Loehmer
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Wilhelm Lohmer was exposed to the Nazi version of the Super-Soldier Serum that produced Captain America. This version gave Master Man greatly enhanced physical abilities greater than Captain America's as well as the power to leap fantastic distances and withstand heat and flames without ill effect, but the serum was unstable. At times, he would even revert to his weaker self.
The story of Wilhelm Lohmer's early life has never been told.
Wilhelm was an American Bundist of German descent, loyal to the Nazis, but he was physically weaker than his comrades. It was precisely for this reason that he was chosen to be subjected to the Nazi version of the Super-Soldier Serum. Although the formula was a derivative of the original Super-Soldier serum that gave Captain America his powers, Lohmer gained abilities exceeding those of Captain America.
Christened Master Man, the Nazi agent became a favorite of Adolf Hitler and he participated in many Nazi campaigns, often the prime adversary of his counterpart, Captain America, and his allies, the hero team Invaders.
Later, Hitler hastily decided that Master Man and similar Nazi agent Warrior Woman should be married, even attempted to performed the ceremony himself. However, she considered Master Man to be a dolt and was repulsed by the thought of marrying him.
As the allied guns pounded Berlin near the close of the war, Master Man and Warrior Woman were placed in suspended animation in separate, secret laboratories within the city. Through the foresight of the Nazi Baron Strucker, these two hidden facilities had been built for this very purpose. Baron Strucker knew that Hitler's regime would fall, so he devised a way for the two greatest warriors of the war to be preserved, ensuring that "the dream" would be reborn in the future.
More recently, with the reunification of Germany, the slumbering warriors were awakened, only to be attacked by Namor the Sub-Mariner. After Warrior Woman left Lohmer to be with the second Master Man, Lohmer blew up the lab they were in seemingly killing them all. However, no bodies were found.
After the explosion Lohmer was found by one of Cable's acolytes. Injured after the explosion his powers were depleted and he had aged rapidly. Now an old man living in Switzerland as one of Cable's followers, he reflected on his life and attempted to make amends for his evil doings in World War II. He was later killed by a member of the Hellfire Club when he jumped in front of a bullet meant for Cable. Cable then buried Lohmer's body in the Swiss Alps.
First Appearance: Giant-Size Invaders (1975) #1
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All-New Invaders (2014)
#4 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
- 'Gods and Soldiers Part Four'
#3 Avengers/Invaders (2008)
- 'Acts of Vengance to Zodiac Key'
#11 Black Panther (2005)
- 'Royal Allies.'#12
- 'The Last Full Measure.'
#21 Black Panther/Captain America: Flags Of Our Fathers (2010)
- 'World Tour, Part Three: Aqua-Boogie'
#51 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Hellfire Hunt, Part 4: Faith and Deception'#52
- 'The Hellfire Hunt, Part 5: Beyond Belief'
Captain America (2005)
HC vol. 07 Captain America (2011)
- 'Road to Reborn'#5
- 'Out Of Time Part 5'#14
- 'The Winter Soldier Conclusion'#50
#1 Captain America: Forever Allies (2010)
- 'American Dreamers Part 1'
#1 Captain America: Medusa Effect (1994)
- 'Part One Unfinished Business'
Captain America: Reborn (2009)
Deutsche Helden (2004)
Giant-Size Invaders (1975)
#1 Inhuman (2014)
- 'The Coming of the Invaders!'
Invaders Now! (2010)
#2 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Playing God'#3
- 'Cheating Death'#4
#123 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Clean Slate/There's a New Girl in Town/Soulfeast/The Doomed Man/'
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
#6 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Out of Sight Out of Mind'#9
- 'Skull Orchard'#10
- 'Dark Nativity'#11
- 'The Invaders Fight Again'
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
The Invaders (1975)
#16 The Marvels Project (2009)
- 'The Short, Happy Life of Major Victory'#17
- 'The Making of Warrior Woman, 1942!'#18
- 'Enter: the Mighty Destroyer'#19
- 'War Comes to the Wilhelmstrasse'#20
- 'The Battle of Berlin!'#21
- 'The Battle of Berlin! Part Two!'#34
- 'He Who Destroys'#40
- 'V... -is for Vampire!'#41
- 'Beware The Super Axis!'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
Weapon X (2002)
Axis of Evil (Marvel)
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