The Masked Marauder is an old nemesis of Ted Kord, the second Blue Beetle, who destroyed his reputation. Plotting for revenge, von Steuben clawed his way into a new powerful position, only to find out that Ted had already been killed by Maxwell Lord. He would have to find his revenge elsewhere.

He found his revenge in the 3rd Blue Beetle and paid many of Ted's former villains into joining him to destroy the Blue Beetle legacy. The group, including von Steuben himself, proved no match for the young hero of El Paso.

  • Although this character was originally introduced as an inhabitant of DC's Pre-Crisis Earth-Four reality, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Blowhard. Talks like a B-movie villain. Beware: Underneath that mask lies a stupid beard!
From the notes of Ted Kord



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This character, team or organization, is or was primarily an enemy of the Blue Beetle Legacy in any of its incarnations. Including Dan Garrett, Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes as well as any alternate universe equivalents.
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