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The Death-Throws

Official Name
The Death-Throws

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Joint effort to perform criminal and mercenary act while using juggling expertise

First appearance

Captain America #317 (Oddball and Bombshell had appeared as a team in Hawkeye #3)



The Death-Throws were the brainchild of Charles Last, the Ringleader, a criminal juggler. When he met brothers and jugglers Elton and Alvin Healey, he recruited both of them for a new gang of customed criminals: The Death-Throws, under the leadership of Last, would be at the same time customed mercenaries and jugglers. They would take advantage of their juggling skills and use throwing weapons. Elton adopted the name of Oddball due to his looney nature, and his tenpin-throwing brother would be know as the Tenpin. The fourth member of the team was Knicknack, recruited under undisclosed circumstances.

Although the Death-Throws valued teamwork more than other villain groups, Oddball suddenly broke up with the Death-Throws for unknown reasons. Tenpin found him after a while, and took him back to the Death-Throws. While solo, Oddball had began to work with another criminal juggler, Bombshell, and had convinced her to join the Death-Throws.

Oddball's previous boss Crossfire contacted the Death-Throws from jail. He wanted the jugglers to release him, and agreed to pay them when he was fred. The Ringleader accepted the deal, and the other Death-Throws worked together to free Crossfire. However, once they had taken Crossfire to their own HQ, they discovered that Crossfire was broke! His assets had been impounded and he had lost any useful link with Cross Technologies. The Death-Throws decided to use Crossfire as a bait to attract Hawkeye and Captain America to a trap, but those two Avengers defeated all of the Death-Throws. Tenpin and his partners went to jail.

Although Oddball was killed in Madripoor, and Bombshell left provisionally the team, the Death-Throws continued with their usual crime contracts, and had recently fought Union Jack.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Ad hoc
Weapons: Each of the members uses own weapons, although they commonly juggle weapons to another teammate


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