BARON GESTAPO (ICONS WRITEUP)
Military (+1 bonus), Science (+1 bonus)
For the glory of the Third Reich!
Verdammt Steel Sterling!
Baron Gestapo, whose real name is unknown, was a Nazi scientist and agent during World War II. In his first known appearance, he kidnapped a Polish immigrant upon whose back was a map leading to hidden gold. Unfortunately for Gestapo, Steel Sterling was able to foil his attempt to find the gold for the use of the Reich. Shortly thereafter, the evil Baron returned and managed to break into the White House, threatening President Roosevelt. Once again, it came down to Steel Sterling to end his scheme.
With a guy like Baron Gestapo, you really don’t have to worry about subtlety. He’s an evil Nazi. He was described as being a scientist but we never really got to see any signs of his brilliance so I think it’s safe to say that he’s not a Lex Luthor type. When DC had the license to the Crusaders in the early part of the 2000s, they reinvented him as an exo-skeleton wearing foe of The Shield but I say there’s nothing like the original.