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Dirtnap sm

Real Name


First Appearance

August 1, 2011

Original Publisher

Heroes and Henchmen

Created by



Dirtnap claims to have once been a down-on-his-luck grave digger. Little more is known about his past persona. What is known, however, is the origin of his strange and disturbing transformation to a creature of living dirt.

When another villain planted an unstable, otherworldly explosive device in the coffin of a recently deceased super-hero, even he did not forsee the result. Due to a sudden crisis that required the attention of the heroes who were to attend the funeral, the ceremony was cut short. The device within the coffin was buried, and by the time it detonated, only Dirtnap was there to suffer the result.

With graveyard dirt acting as a buffer between Dirtnap and the device, the deadly effect of the blast instead forever combined man and soil. With the grave digger "missing", it was later discovered that the body in the coffin was simply an automaton and the real hero in question had been held captive by the same villain!

Now Dirtnap possesses not only a body made of non-living (and presumably unkillable) soil, but also the ability to control that form as he sees fit.

He regularly teams up with Octopod and Tritops and considers Spinner one of his greatest foes.

Powers and Abilities

  • Body comprised of living soil, control of own size from flat surface to large hill, control of shape within range of what shapes can reasonably be made from soil.


  • Extreme wind, rapidly moving water.


  • Dirtnap is a Creative Commons character. The license covering this character essentially states that ANYONE can use it for ANYTHING as long as it meets the following criteria:
    • It gives credit to the heroes and henchmen site.
    • It's non-profit (Exceptions can be made for indie comics if premission is attained beforehand).
    • Others can use your changes if they so choose.
  • The displayed image has been declared public domain to give creators a starting point.
  • Not to be confused with the Marvel Comics' character who is NOT in the public domain.

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