The Iron Warrior

Real Name: Iron Warrior

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Servant

Affiliations: Rodney Dearth (controller), League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (1950s incarnation)

Enemies: Unknown.

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None.

DearthBase of Operations: Africa

First Appearance: Thrill Comics #1 (April 1940-45); New Funnies (1948)

Powers/Abilities: Tall (around 12 foot or more) and strong, with a built-in axe in its right hand.

History: A robot controlled by Rodney Dearth, who used it to hunt treasure with him in Africa.

Comments: The Iron Warrior is halfway between a robot and a powered armour suit - Dearth can ride inside it and control it, but it is also apparantly able to act without a pilot, summoned and ordered by remote control; in this sense it is a precursor to Japanese Mecha (or Marvel's Mecha-inspired Red Ronin). The Warrior isn't really a hero; while willing to make friends with natives he encounters, Dearth, a product of his times, has no qualms whatsoever about killing any who are less than friendly.

The Iron Warrior turned up in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, as one of the members of the 1950s League.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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