Former beggar, thief, menial laborer, bellboy, terrorist leader for the Third Reich, would-be world conqueror
Citizen of Germany sought by authorities throughout the world for war crimes and major offenses
Place of Birth
An unidentified village in Germany
Known Relatives Hermann Shmidt (father, deceased), Martha Shmidt (mother, deceased), Sinthea Shmidt (Mother Superior/Sin, daughter)
Special operative in the government of Germany's Third Reich, former leader of most currently active Nazi subversives throughout the world, former ally of THEM and A.I.M., former leader of the Nevada-based fragment of HYDRA, leader of the People's Militia, former partner of Hate-Monger, creator of Scourge of the Underworld
Reddish blond, later none
The Red Skull is a fine unarmed combatant, marksman and master of disguise. He possesses a keen mind at military, political, corporate and subversive strategies.
Johann Shmidt was born the son of an abusive, drunken German villager named Hermann Shmidt and his saintly, long suffering wife Martha, who for years endured abuse and beatings from her husband. Martha died giving birth to Johann, their only child. Driven to madness by the death of his wife, Hermann Shmidt tried to drown the newborn infant, accusing him of murdering Martha. However, the doctor who had just delivered the baby saved Johann from his father, and the next morning Hermann Shmidt committed suicide. The doctor ended up taking Johann to an orphanage, where the child led a lonely existence. Eventually, Johann ran away from the orphanage when he was seven years old and lived in the streets as a beggar and a thief. As Johann grew older he worked at various menial jobs, but spent most of his time in prison for crimes ranging from vagrancy to theft. To learn more about Red Skull, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Red_Skull_%28Johann_Shmidt%29.