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Kondrati Topolov (Russian: Кондрат Юрьевич Топалов) also known as Gremlin, was the son of the Gargoyle, a deformed, mutant genius who worked for the Soviet government until he captured the Hulk for study. After the encounter, the Hulk cured the Gargoyle, who later committed suicide - never knowing that he had conceived a child. The young Gremlin was tricked into believing that the Hulk had killed his father and, wanting revenge, the Gremlin worked for the Soviet government as a child genius, first fighting the Hulk in Canada. While the Hulk escaped, the Gremlin captured and retained General Ross.[5]

Kondrati as Gremlin.

He later worked with the Soviet Super-Soldiers and built his own version of the Titanium Man power armor.[6]

He was presumed killed when fighting Iron Man during the first Armor Wars when his titanium armor caught fire and he plunged into a frozen-over lake.[4]

During the second Armor Wars, Tony briefly battled what he believed to be the Gremlin's ghost (in the form of his Titanium Man armor). The Titanium Man taunted him and vowed revenge against him. Iron Man confessed to being responsible for Gremlin's death, but at that moment, the truth behind the farce was revealed. It was not the ghost of the Gremlin/Titanium Man that Tony was facing, but rather it was the Living Laser.[7]


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Superhuman genius, about equal to Tony Stark. His Titanium Man armor had superhuman strength, flight, internal energy weapons, life-support, and was durable enough to withstand hits from light anti-tank weapons.


Gremlin knew numerous sciences and was well versed in mechanical theory.



Titanium Man Mk II


A handgun that fired high-explosive bullets. The internal weapon systems of Titanium Man, including plasma projectors in the hands and particle accelerator in the head.


Advanced Russian vehicles and flight under his own power.


  • Chertenok means Gremlin in Russian.

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