Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dum Dum Dugan

Real Name
Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader Dugan


Soldier, former circus strong man


Place of Birth
New York, New York

Known Relatives
Wife (unknown)

Group Affiliation
Formerly S.H.I.E.L.D., United States Army (Howling Commandos), the Deadly Dozen


6' 0"

260 lbs.




During his time with the Howlers Dugan became skilled on all Allied small weapons and gained experience in all forms of hand to hand combat, especially Judo. Due to his size, and his training as a circus strongman, Dugan has great physical strength, within human limits.

Other Info

During World War II, while working as a circus strongman, Timothy Dugan helped Nick Fury and Sam Sawyer escape the Nazis during a mission. Later, Dugan joins the British Army. However, after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, Dugan and Sawyer were both transferred to the United States Army Rangers. (To learn about Nick Fury, click on the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the revealing outfit worn by one in the background on his bio page.)

Later, Sawyer was forced to retire from active duty; however, it was also this moment that he formed an elite squad of American Rangers known as the Howling Commandos. Nick Fury and Dugan were both assigned to the team--Nick Fury became the head and Dugan became his right hand man. Dugan's exceptional strength ended up saving the day in several adventures with the group. During his time with the Howlers, Dugan became skilled on all Allied small weapons and gained experience in all forms of hand-to-hand combat, especially Judo. With his trademark derby hat, "Dum Dum" Dugan frequently struck fear into the Nazi and Japanese enemies--such were the Howling Commandos feared by the Third Reich. Dum Dum faced off against many different foes during the war, including supernatural and super-human foes such as Baron Blood. In addition, during one of his stints as a Howling Commando, Dugan and most of his teammates found a strange chemical named the Infinity Formula, which greatly slowed their aging. (To learn about the team and/or character above, just click on the highlighted names.)

Dugan had many opportunities to take command of the Howlers himself. On one occasion, trapped behind enemy lines during Allied bombings of a German town, Dum Dum took command and lead a demoralized team back across heavily fortified enemy territory with a wounded Fury in tow. His experience with the Howlers lead Dugan to being assigned to train the similar task force known as the "Deadly Dozen" by Sawyer. Promoted to sergeant, Dugan along with fellow Howlers (Pinkerton and Maneli) trained and fought alongside "the Dozen" on their first missions. Eventually, Dugan was reassigned to the Howlers just prior to the Battle of the Bulge where he fought alongside not only his Howler teammates, but also the Deadly Dozen with their new commander and Captain America and Bucky. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)

Due to his service with the Howlers under Fury during not only WWII, but also later during missions in Korea and Vietnam, Dum Dum was quickly chosen by Fury to be his second in command as sub director of S.H.I.E.L.D. During his service in S.H.I.E.L.D., Dum Dum battled with many foes, including HYDRA, AIM, Yellow Claw, and Scorpio. In addition, Dum Dum befriended many of the world's heroes, including the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Falcon, Black Widow, and Quasar. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the many characters and/or teams. Note: Beware of the form-fitting outfit worn by one on the HYDRA bio page and on Black Widow's bio page.)

In the late 1970's, Dugan took command of the special Helicarrier named Behemoth IV to track down the Japanese monster Godzilla, an assignment he became somewhat overzealous on in the opinion of others, including Gabe Jones. Nicknamed "The Godzilla Squad", the group headed by Dugan, and including Jones and Jimmy Woo, followed Godzilla across his many exploits in the United States, including along the Alaskan pipeline, Seattle, and San Francisco where the interference of the Champions of Los Angeles led to the crashing of the original Helicarrier. This mission to neutralize the threat of the beast left one of the few blemishes on Dugan's career, as he nearly lost S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mobile headquarters and was not able to apprehend the monster. In time, however, the creature returned to the sea on its own, having never been seen since. (To learn about the vehicle, characters, and/or team, click on their highlighted names above.)

Later on, Dugan was again at the front lines alongside Fury on a mission with to thwart the theft of a long-lost Soviet nuclear submarine. Together with the mutant Wolverine, Fury and Dugan put a minor dent in the growing HYDRA arsenal. (To learn about Wolverine, click on the highlighted name above.)

As Dugan began to become older in age, he started to serve more in an administrative roll, but still always staying close to Fury's side to offer consultation and advice. However, despite his age, Dugan was not opposed to some field work, taking a shot in the leg following his escorting of former KGB officer Dmitri Panshin, which eventually led to a rogue band of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents taking over the Helicarrier. (To learn about the KGB, click on the highlighted name above.)

Much later, after serving in S.H.I.E.L.D. for more than forty years now, Dugan retired from active combat roles and served in more administrative roles.

Later, following the savage attacks by HYDRA on S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury was injured and Dum Dum stepped up and served as acting commander of S.H.I.E.L.D. Under Dugan's command, S.H.I.E.L.D. launched an all-out assault on factions of HYDRA, AIM, and the cult known as the Hand lead by mutant Gorgon. (To learn about Gorgon and/or the Hand, just click on the highlighted names above.)

During the mutant Civil War, Dugan (along with several other SHIELD agents) was sent to capture his fugitive friend Captain America; however, the entire group was defeated. Dugan expressed regret to fellow agent Sharon Carter for trying to capture his friend. In addition, Dum Dum stated his concerns about losing faith in S.H.I.E.L.D. due to the war and the way the organization was run under Director Maria Hill. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about Maria Hill and/or the Civil War.)

More recently, after the events of Civil War, and as Tony Stark took over as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dugan turned in his letter of resignation, stating that he did not approve of the changes Stark had made, or of the way he ran the organization. Dum Dum's resignation was not accepted however, as he was too vital to S.H.I.E.L.D. Despite Dugan's disapproval of Stark's leadership, Stark trusted Dugan alone with the command of a weapon that could send an abandoned Manhattan into the Negative Zone, destroying the island and anyone inside during World War Hulk, citing that Hulk and the Warbound were too dangerous a global threat to leave Manhattan free. Stark trusted that Dugan would know the appropriate time to execute the plan, if at all--Dugan never used the weapon. (Click on the above highlighted place, event, character, and/or team to learn more about them.)

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1 comment:

  1. I liked him in the movie, and he seems like a good guy. Very few supporting characters are stalwartly good like him =)