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{{Marvel Database:Character Template
 
{{Marvel Database:Character Template
| Image = Anthony Sardo (Earth-616).jpg
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| Image = Anthony Sardo (Earth-616) from Marvel Comics Vol 1 1 002.jpg
 
| RealName = Anthony Sardo
 
| RealName = Anthony Sardo
| CurrentAlias = Sardo
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| CurrentAlias = Tony Sardo
 
| Aliases =
 
| Aliases =
| Identity = Public
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| Identity = No Dual
| Alignment = Bad
 
 
| Affiliation = Leader of his own gang
 
| Affiliation = Leader of his own gang
 
| Relatives =
 
| Relatives =
 
| Universe = Earth-616
 
| Universe = Earth-616
| BaseOfOperations =
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| BaseOfOperations = [[New York City]], [[New York State|New York]]
   
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
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| Weight =
 
| Weight =
 
| Eyes =
 
| Eyes =
| Hair = White
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| Hair = Brown
 
| UnusualFeatures =
 
| UnusualFeatures =
   
| Citizenship = United States
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| Citizenship = American
| MaritalStatus =
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| MaritalStatus = Single
 
| Occupation = Racketeer
 
| Occupation = Racketeer
 
| Education =
 
| Education =
   
| Origin =
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| Origin = [[Homo sapiens|Human]]
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
 
| PlaceOfBirth =
| Creators =
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| Creators = Carl Burgos;
 
| First = Marvel Comics #1
 
| First = Marvel Comics #1
| Death = Marvel Comics #1
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| Death = Saga of the Original Human Torch Vol 1 1
| HistoryText = [[File:Anthony_Sardo_001.jpg|thumb|left|Original appearance]]Anthony Sardo was a crime boss who operated a number of rackets until the night the recently escaped [[Human Torch (Android) (Earth-616)|Human Torch]] escaped from his isolation. Trying to make sense of his new surroundings and unable to put out his flames, the Torch would douse himself by jumping into the in-ground pool on Sardo's property.
 
   
When the Torch was spotted by Sardo and his henchman [[Red (Sardo Gang) (Earth-616)|Red]], Sardo came up with a brilliant plan to manipulate the Human Torch and use him in a protection racket. Under the pretense of trying to help out the Torch, Sardo had Red drain the swimming pool and use the winter cover to cut it off from the very oxygen that would ignite the Torch.
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| HistoryText = '''Anthony Sardo''' was a crime boss who operated a number of rackets in '''1939''', when the [[Human Torch (Android) (Earth-616)|Human Torch]] escaped from his isolation. Trying to make sense of his new surroundings and unable to put out his flames, the Torch doused himself by jumping into the inground pool on [[Sardo's personal estate]].
   
The next day, Sardo would pay a visit to Mr. Harris the president of Acmen Warehouses Inc. He would demand that Harris pay his fire insurance fee or suffer the consequences. Recognizing Sardo as a racket man, Harris would have him ejected out of his office however Sardo would vow to make him pay. Loading the Torch up in a air-tight glass cylinder, Sardo would have the Torch transported to one of the largest Acmen warehouse and smash the cylinder so that the Torch's flame powers would burn the place to the ground.
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When the Torch was spotted by Sardo and his henchman [[Red (Tony Sardo Gang) (Earth-616)|Red]], Sardo came up with a brilliant plan to manipulate the Human Torch and use him in a protection racket. Under the pretense of trying to help out the Torch, Sardo had Red drain the swimming pool and use the winter cover to cut it off from the very oxygen that would ignite the Torch.
   
Realizing that Sardo had manipulated him, the Human Torch would rush to Sardo's home setting it ablaze as Sardo would seek refuge in his underground lab which was lined with twelve inch chromium steel plates. This would prove insufficient to bar the Torch's path as he would melt through the wall and confront his foe. Sardo would attempt to take out the Torch with gas bombs, however the android would burn them up before they could explode. When Sardo would next attempt to toss Nitro on the Torch, this would only serve as a catalyst to give the Torch the ability to control his flame powers. Sardo would next attempt to kill the Torch by tossing sulphuric acid on him. The acid would explode, killing Sardo but having no effect on the Torch.
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The next day, Sardo paid a visit to [[Mr. Harris (Earth-616)|Mr. Harris]], the president of Acmen Warehouse, Inc. He demanded Harris to pay his fire insurance fee or suffer the consequences. Recognizing Sardo as a racket man, Harris had him ejected out of his office and Sardo vowed to make him pay. Loading the Torch up in a air-tight glass cylinder, Sardo had the Torch transported to one of the [[Acmen Warehouse|warehouses]] and smashed the cylinder so the Torch's flame powers would burn the place to the ground. {{r|Marvel Comics #1}}
   
In the aftermath of the battle, the Human Torch would be cleared of any wrong doing, and his experience with Sardo would inspire the Torch to take up a career fighting crime.[[File:Amthpmy_Sardo_002.jpg|thumb|Death]]
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[[File:Anthony Sardo (Earth-616) from Marvel Comics Vol 1 1 001.jpg|thumb|right|260px|Anthony Sardo died battling the [[Human Torch (Android) (Earth-616)|Human Torch.]]]]Realizing that Sardo had manipulated him, the Human Torch rushed to Sardo's home, setting it ablaze as Sardo sought refuge in his underground lab which was lined with twelve inch chromium steel plates. That proved insufficient to bar the Torch's path as he melted through the door, and confronted his foe. Sardo attempted to take out the Torch with his gun without success. As a last resort, he tried to kill the Torch by tossing sulphuric acid on him. The acid exploded killing Sardo but having no effect on the Torch.{{r|Saga of the Original Human Torch Vol 1 1}}
   
| Powers = Anthony Sardo has no super-human abilities.
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In the aftermath of the battle, the Human Torch was cleared of any wrong doing, and his experience with Sardo inspired the Torch to take up a career fighting crime.{{r|Marvel Comics Vol 1 1}}
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| Powers =
   
 
| Abilities = Sardo was an expert criminal and extortionist.
 
| Abilities = Sardo was an expert criminal and extortionist.
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| Weaknesses = Anthony Sardo was a smoker.
 
| Weaknesses = Anthony Sardo was a smoker.
   
| Equipment = Using his ill-gotten wealth, Sardo had access to diving equipment, a full lab with 12 inch thick chromium steel walls, as well as glass cylinders that he could seal the Human Torch in.
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| Equipment = Using his ill-gotten wealth, Sardo had access to diving equipment, a full lab with 12 inch thick chromium steel walls, as well as glass cylinders to seal the Human Torch in.
| Transportation = Sardo utilized an armored car to travel around in
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| Transportation = Sardo utilized an armored car to travel around.
 
| Weapons = Other than conventional firearms, Sardo also had access to gas bombs, likely of his own creation.
 
| Weapons = Other than conventional firearms, Sardo also had access to gas bombs, likely of his own creation.
   
| Notes = * In {{c|Marvel Comics #1}}, Sardo is depicted as a lanky man with white hair, however when he is depicted in a flashback in {{c|Avengers #133}} he appears as a slightly more muscular person with black hair.
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| Notes = * Sardo is possibly the first villain ever created by Marvel Comics
| Trivia =
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| Trivia = * In {{c|Marvel Comics #1}}, Sardo is depicted as a lanky man with white hair, however when he is depicted in a flashback in {{c|Avengers #133}}, he appears as a slightly more muscular person with black hair.
 
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[[Category:Crimelords]]
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Latest revision as of 01:41, September 8, 2019



Anthony Sardo was a crime boss who operated a number of rackets in 1939, when the Human Torch escaped from his isolation. Trying to make sense of his new surroundings and unable to put out his flames, the Torch doused himself by jumping into the inground pool on Sardo's personal estate.

When the Torch was spotted by Sardo and his henchman Red, Sardo came up with a brilliant plan to manipulate the Human Torch and use him in a protection racket. Under the pretense of trying to help out the Torch, Sardo had Red drain the swimming pool and use the winter cover to cut it off from the very oxygen that would ignite the Torch.

The next day, Sardo paid a visit to Mr. Harris, the president of Acmen Warehouse, Inc. He demanded Harris to pay his fire insurance fee or suffer the consequences. Recognizing Sardo as a racket man, Harris had him ejected out of his office and Sardo vowed to make him pay. Loading the Torch up in a air-tight glass cylinder, Sardo had the Torch transported to one of the warehouses and smashed the cylinder so the Torch's flame powers would burn the place to the ground. [1]

Anthony Sardo (Earth-616) from Marvel Comics Vol 1 1 001

Anthony Sardo died battling the Human Torch.

Realizing that Sardo had manipulated him, the Human Torch rushed to Sardo's home, setting it ablaze as Sardo sought refuge in his underground lab which was lined with twelve inch chromium steel plates. That proved insufficient to bar the Torch's path as he melted through the door, and confronted his foe. Sardo attempted to take out the Torch with his gun without success. As a last resort, he tried to kill the Torch by tossing sulphuric acid on him. The acid exploded killing Sardo but having no effect on the Torch.[2]

In the aftermath of the battle, the Human Torch was cleared of any wrong doing, and his experience with Sardo inspired the Torch to take up a career fighting crime.[1]

Abilities

Sardo was an expert criminal and extortionist.

Weaknesses

Anthony Sardo was a smoker.


Equipment

Using his ill-gotten wealth, Sardo had access to diving equipment, a full lab with 12 inch thick chromium steel walls, as well as glass cylinders to seal the Human Torch in.

Transportation

Sardo utilized an armored car to travel around.

Weapons

Other than conventional firearms, Sardo also had access to gas bombs, likely of his own creation.

  • Sardo is possibly the first villain ever created by Marvel Comics
  • In Marvel Comics #1, Sardo is depicted as a lanky man with white hair, however when he is depicted in a flashback in Avengers #133, he appears as a slightly more muscular person with black hair.

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