Karl Striklan was an U.S. Marine but was dishonorably discharged for unspecified reasons. Striklan later became a cop but was dismissed for excessive brutality and violent towards criminals. He even joined Hydra for a short period and in that time he battled Daredevil.
Cobrabaton, a retractable club
He's a sadomasochist; he enjoys torture both as a torturer and as a victim.
- The Crippler's overalls and speech (specifically the line "looks like I finally found someone who likes to play as rough as I do" from his first appearance) suggest he is patterned after the character Raven Shaddock from the film Streets of Fire, portrayed by Willem Dafoe.
- 43 appearance(s) of Carlton Stricklan (Earth-616)
- 2 mention(s) of Carlton Stricklan (Earth-616)
- 4 image(s) of Carlton Stricklan (Earth-616)
- 1 item(s) used/owned by Carlton Stricklan (Earth-616)