The Saboteur

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Freelance spy

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Marksman

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Doctor Christie

Base of Operations: Unknown.

First Appearance: Pow Annual 1971

Powers/Abilities: The Saboteur is a master of disguise, and is often armed with disguised gadgets, such as tiny explosive charges. Mainly though he seems to rely on cunning.

History: The Saboteur is a criminal mastermind who specialises in freelance espionage - stealing one country's secrets and selling them to the highest bidder. One of his few weaknesses is his ego - he likes to leave notes behind at the scene of his crimes telling his victims who has robbed them.

(Marksman versus the Saboteur, Pow Annual 1972.) Marksman is showing off his prowess to a group of visiting scientists with a display of various trick shots. He then shows them his highlight of the tour of his installation, The Invader rocket which is planned to be used for defending Earth against alien attack. But unnoticed by anyone, one of the scientists releases a tiny bomb, which rolls under the rocket and destroys it. When the clean-up crew draw Marksman's attention to the remains of the device, he notices that one of the scientists is missing. Using the explosion as a diversion the scientist, in reality the villainous Saboteur, has stolen the plans for The Invader, even going so far as to leave a taunting note for the security chief. Marksman pursues the fleeing criminal and after a protracted chase manages to capture him.

Comments: Thanks to Chris Adams, who informed me of the existence of this character and gave me my initial information about him.


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

Back to General UK Comic Book Heroes.

Back to UK Superheroes Main Page.


All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.