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Dirk Garthwaite, also known as the Wrecker, is a supervillain in the Marvel Comics who is the leader of the Wrecking Crew and an enemy of Thor. He and his gang are in league with Thunderbolts and the Masters of Evil.
Abused as a child by his construction worker father, Dirk Garthwaite grew up to be a violent demolitions expert who was fired for his temper. Putting together a dark green and light purple costume, Dirk became the Wrecker, using his father's crowbar to commit his crimes. During a robbery, he interrupted a ceremony performed by Loki and his ally the Norn Queen, and his crowbar wound up becoming enchanted. With new powers at his disposal, Wrecker fought Thor, and was defeated by the thunder god's lover, Lady Sif. Since then, Wrecker, alone or as part of the Wrecking Crew, has fought and been humiliated by Thor. He also has fought some of Earth's other heroes over the years such as the Avengers.
Powers and Abilities
Courtesy of an Asgardian enchantment accidentally placed on him by Karnilla, The Norn Queen, Dirk Garthwaite possesses superhuman strength (can lift 50 tons, twice as strong as Spider-Man), stamina and durability (bulletproof). When he initially shares the Norn power with the Wrecking Crew, the Wrecker's abilities were reduced to lifting 10 tons. After training from Ulik the troll, the Wrecker no longer suffers from this handicap and is now capable of using his powers to their full potential and use the crowbar in the same fashion that Thor can utilize the mystic hammer Mjolnir. He has used the crowbar to destroy entire buildings in one blow and to hold off the thunder god, Thor, in battle. Wrecker primarily uses the crowbar offensively as both a throwing and blunt weapon. While The Wrecker is the true source of power, at times power can be tranferred into the crowbar.
The crowbar's secondary abilities include absorbing and shoot energy blasts, creating illusions, generating a force field, creating earthquakes, teleportation and returning to the Wrecker when thrown. The Wrecker also shares a mental link with the crowbar, and can mentally control any weak minded individual touching the object. The Wrecker was also able to temporarily mystically impart super-human strength to the individual and surround him/her in an impenetrable force-field around that person that would protect that person until the individual reached The Wrecker. The individual would be in a trance-like state while they were holding the crowbar and under The Wrecker's control. The trance would be broken once the crowbar was in The Wrecker's possession and the person would have no memory of their experience with the crowbar. The Wrecker is the most powerful member of the Wrecking Crew and while many believe his crowbar is the source of their powers (Thunderball thought that when he attempted to steal the crowbar, until his hand was crushed by The Wrecker in a "friendly" hand-shake while the crowbar was in Thunderball's possession), it is The Wrecker himself that is the source of The Wrecking Crew's powers, especially after Ulik's training.