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Clark Savage Jr.

Alias: Doc Savage
Man of Bronze

Date of birth: Nov. 7th 1901 or Nov. 12th 1901
Place of birth: On board a schooner named Orion. The Orion was anchored off the north shore of Andros Island in the Bahamas at the time of birth.

Eyes: Brown, flecked with gold
Hair: Dark bronze
Height: 6' 8''
Weight: 270 lbs
Other distinguishing features: Golden bronze skin. During mental stress or excitement Doc emits a trilling whistling sound like an exotic bird. The sound seems to come from every direction making it very difficult to locate its source.
Race: Human

Occupation: Adventurer and scientist.
Legal status: U.S. citizen with no criminal record.
Marital Status: Single
Known relatives: Clark Savage (father, deceased)
Alex Savage (uncle, deceased)
Patricia Savage (cousine)
Base of operations: Empire State Building, New York, USA

Story: As a small child, Clark Savage, Jr. was brought up by scientists, as a scientific experiment, led by his father. He was trained by experts in every discipline conceivable, and as a result of this, he became an expert in many fields such as chemistry, physics, engineering, geology, archeology, astronomy, law, and many more [1]. Of all fields he mostly excels in surgery.

When The Great War broke out, Doc joined the Army, where he became a combat ace flying missions against the Germans. At some point he was shot down, captured, and sent to a POW camp where he met Monk, Ham, Renny, Johnny, and Long Tom. The men organized a prison escape, and made a pact that they would form a group to fight evil and crime when the war was over.

An evil plot which killed his father started the adventures of Doc and his crew. Doc saved race of Mayan descendents hidden in the valley Hidalgo from exploitation and slavery, and in return was given access to the huge amounts of gold owned by the tribe [1]. Doc used this fabulous wealth in his fight against evil.

If possible Doc never takes the life of a criminal. Usually the captured criminals are taken to a secret hospital in up-state New York and given a delicate brain surgery by Doc which erases some of their memories. A staff of attendants then re-trains the criminal to be a contributing member of society.

Skills & abilities: Doc Savage is extremely strong, apparently possessing the strength of many men. His physical skills range from that of a trained gymnast to a Master of the martial Arts. His senses are developed far beyond those of the average person. He keeps himself in top physical and mental condition by engaging in a two hours routine of highly developed exercises every day.

Doc Savage has a photographic memory as well as advanced observation and deduction capabilities.

Equipment: Doc Savage carries a west containing assorted chemicals and equipment for studies while in the field, on missions, etc. On occasion he carries a special gun he developed. The gun is loaded with mercy bullets, which are hollow bullets containing a fast acting tranquilizer.

Continuity: Doc Savage
Publisher(s): Street & Smith
First app.: Books: Doc Savage Magazine #1 (1933)
Movies: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
Comics: The Shadow Comics #1 (1940)
Creator(s): Lester Dent
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: In the movie from 1975, Doc Savage was played by Ron Ely.

  1. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze
    Street & Smith, 1933

Related links/characters:
- Andrew Blodgett Mayfair/Monk
- Chemistry
- Habeas Corpus
- John Renwick/Renny
- Patricia Savage
- Theodore Marley Brooks/Ham
- Thomas J. Roberts/Long Tom
- William Harper Littlejohn/Johnny