Little has been revealed about the villain calling himself the Asp. He was a cunning criminal who had a habit of hissing under his breath like a snake, and it is this, as well as his penchant for using deadly poison in his crimes, that probably led to his acquiring the nickname of the Asp. His criminal career came to an end on the occasion where he poisoned and killed millionaire Patrick Payne, and stole Payne's famous Black Pearl; immediately following this crime, the masked hero known as the Clock set a trap for the villain, and in the gun showdown that followed, the Asp was killed by the hero.