Kritter is a character who belongs to the band of mutants called Helix was created by Roy Thomas and Todd McFarlane as an adversarial team to the group of heroes called Infinity Inc. His first debut was in Infinity Inc Infinity Inc. #17 (August, 1985).
The canine appearing and highly intelligent Kritter is a meta-human. He largely communicates through miming, noises and exaggerated expressions. Since Kritter lacks the vocal cords required for speech he cannot speak or even have very discernible facial expressions he communicated by means of miming include patting himself on the head to indicate success in whatever he was asked to do, or whining loudly if denied food. Kritter eventually designed a device calling it the "bark enhancer" to convert his doglike barks into human speech.
Kritter was part of a group of meta human children whose pregnant mothers had been subjected to genetic experiments by their gynecologist, Dr. Amos Love. Love brought up the Helix and manipulated them into believing that they were unwanted by their parents and the world. As teens, Kritter found out Dr.Love's true history and Helix's own in his diary and together with the others killed him in a fit of anger and disbelief. Soon after they embarked on a semi-criminal career.
Along with the other Helix members attempted to gain wealth by attacking two affluent young superhero's named the Silver Scarab and Fury. They along with their teammates on Infinity Inc. had recently revealed their secret identities. Although only confronting Fury, Mr. Bones defeated the young amazon and had Silver Scarab turn himself in to the team as a hostage. However the rest of Infinity Inc. came to the rescue of their comrades and Kritter and Helix were defeated.
Another character who had been separated from the other children of Helix called Carcharo, a ferocious shark like creature, intimidated Penny Dreadful to become the leader of Helix. Since Mr. Bones had left them and Baby Boom, who had recently renamed herself Babe, and was becoming increasingly sociopathic, sided with Carcharo. These two were the most dangerous Helix members and tried to force the others to follow Carcharo. Penny Dreadful, Arak and Tao Jones left, and Babe refused to use her powers to explode them despite Carcharo’s orders. Kritter was particularly close to Babe, and reluctantly stuck with her when Helix departed.
Most of Helix accepted to join a low-security psychiatric hospital for therapy and socialization. Mr.Bones, who was considered to wield too much influence over the group, was ordered to join Infinity Inc. instead to perform more community services. Though they were dismayed at being separated again, the Helix ’family‘ realized that they had received very favorable terms and complied. Kritter has not been seen since that time and his whereabouts are not known.
Powers and Abilities
Kritter is a scientific genius, able to design several complicated pieces of electronic equipment. He resembles a large dog due to his mutated form. This mutation allows him a heightened sense of smell, increased agility, and fits of berserker strength.
Real Name: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group affiliation: Helix
Base Of Operations: Formerly the outskirts of L.A. (a ghost town in the desert near Bakersfield), then an abandoned mall in L.A., then Terminal Island (off the L.A. coast)
Weight: 185 lbs
Eyes: Unrevealed (Kritter wears glasses)
Hair: Brown fur all over body
Unusual appearances: Kritter has three fingers and a thumb on each hand. He also has claws but are not very long or sharp. His canine appearance also has a tail, floppy ears, and a muzzle.