List of Dick Tracy characters

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The comic strip Dick Tracy has introduced numerous characters.

Allies[edit]

Tracy family[edit]

  • Dick Tracy - The title character of the strip. Born 1909 (eight years after Creator Chester Gould). In 1931, before even joining the Police, he had captured his first villain Pinkie the Stabber. While leading a posse against The Arsons and Cutie Diamond, Tracy is seen in a Police uniform and not his regular plainclothes. He served as a lieutenant (senior grade) in US Navy Intelligence during World War II.
  • Tess Trueheart - The detective's love interest and later wife. When she was first introduced, she was kidnapped by Big Boy Caprice's men after they robbed and shot her father Emil Truehart. She served as a WAC in World War II, and later opened her own photography agency. She is the mother of Bonnie Braids Tracy, Joseph Flintheart Tracy, and adoptive mother of Junior Tracy. Temporarily divorced her husband back in the '90s, but the two have gotten back together.
  • Junior Tracy - The adopted son of Dick Tracy and later a police forensic artist. First appears in a Steve the Tramp episode. In 1937 The Blank episode he is 10 years old. It was learned early on that he was originally named John "Jackie" Steele, and that his birth parents were wealthy prospector Hank Steele and his wife Mary Steele, both of whom appeared in the strip. Became a police Sketch artist.
  • Moon Maid - The beautiful first wife of Junior Tracy. She was one of the moon people, an alien race with large eyes, giraffe-like antennae, and laser powers. First introduced to the strip in 1963, Moon Maid was the daughter of the supreme ruler of the moon, known as the Moon Governor. She had blonde hair and wore a black body stocking, thigh high boots, and white gloves. She fell in love with Junior and took him back to the moon on Diet Smith's space coupe, then returned to Earth to live her life with her husband. She often used her laser powers to help the police capture criminals. In 1965 she and Junior had a beautiful daughter named Honeymoon. In 1978, Moon Maid was accidentally killed by a car bomb intended for Dick Tracy. The bomb was set by electronics expert Little Littel, who was trying to collect on a million-dollar contract on Tracy's life set by Big Boy Caprice. After his daughter's death, the Moon Governor broke off all relations with Earth. In 2011, Moon Maid's first name was revealed to be Mysta. In 2012 a new "Moon Maid" who zaps criminals destroyed Mysta's gravestone.[1]
  • Sparkle Plenty - Daughter of B.O. Plenty and Gravel Gertie. She married Vera Alldid, was divorced, then remarried Junior Tracy. She and Junior have one daughter named Sparkle Plenty Jr.
  • Crystal Plenty- Cousin of Sparkle Plenty who is a FemaleChauvinist Vegan who dealt with New Age Spiritual Arts.
  • Bonnie Braids (Sometimes spelled Bonny) - Daughter of Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart. Born in the back of a squad car May 4, 1951.
  • Joseph Flintheart Tracy - The younger son of Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart, named after Vitamin Flintheart for his bravery in saving both Tess and Joseph.
  • Honeymoon Tracy - Daughter of Moon Maid and Junior, born in outer space. When she was very young, she witnessed her mother getting blown up by a car bomb set by a man who was trying to kill Dick Tracy. She was later adopted by Sparkle Plenty when she and Junior were married. Half-sister of Sparkle Plenty Jr.
  • Sparkle Plenty Jr. - Daughter of Junior Tracy and Sparkle Plenty, granddaughter of Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart and B.O. Plenty and Gravel Gertie. Half sister of Honeymoon Tracy.

Professional comrades[edit]

  • Chief Brandon - The first Chief of Police in the strip first appearance October 4, 1931. He joined the Police in 1919; {in 1943 it was revealed that the Mayor Norris of Dick Tracy city was the prior Chief of police in 1921}. He retired after the murder of Brilliant Smith (an inventor who was under the department's protection) in 1949. After retirement, he became the owner a hardware business named "Lawn Order" (a pun on "Law and Order"). Years later "Big Frost" {Who had tricked Brandon into letting him see Brillant Smith before he killed Him} tried to Kill Brandon; Brandon was wounded and "Big Frost" was killed.
  • Pat Patton - Tracy's long-time partner and later was appointed Brandon's successor as Chief of Police. Formerly a steel worker. He served as Tracy's sidekick until he was eventually replaced by Sam Catchem. He was also the comic relief as an inexperienced detective although that role eventually was reduced as his various adventures allowed him to grow into his profession. The introduction of B.O. Plenty/Gravel Gertie and Vitamin Flintheart would later supplant him for humor. However, with Patton's ascension to Police Chief, his character took on a much more serious tone (although still slightly bumbling). Has Irish temper. Shot by corrupt police officers Climer in 1982 and Lt. Teevo in 2007 {but recovered}. Recently reappointed as chief after successful treatment for cancer.
  • Sam Catchem (a pun on "Catch (th) em") - Tracy's current partner since Pat Patton was appointed chief. The 1990 film, Dick Tracy, features both Pat Patton and Sam Catchem as Dick Tracy's partners.
  • Lizz Grove (née Worthington) - A former nightclub photographer turned police officer with a particular talent for hand to hand combat. Briefly married to a newspaper reporter named "Jimmy," the marriage ending when Jimmy died. Even more briefly married to Officer Groovy Grove (see below). The ceremony was conducted as Officer Grove was on his deathbed. He died shortly after he and Lizz were declared man and wife. Served as Chief of Police during Pat Patton's temporary retirement. Her sister was murdered by Joe Period in the 50's.
  • Diet Smith - An industrialist who supplied advanced equipment for Tracy and the police department. Responsible for the creation of the Space Coupe, The Wrist Radio, Wrist TV, Wrist Computer, and Wrist Genee. Originally suspected of murdering his partner in 1946 in his first appearance. Regularly seen drinking glasses of milk.
  • Brilliant - Son of Diet Smith, inventor of two-way Wrist radio. His murder at the hands of Mob leader Big Frost leads to Chief Brandon's retirement and advancement of Pat Patton as Chief.
  • George "Cal" Bullet Sr. - Highway Police Chief who was murdered by his own son Cal Bullet Jr. when the father discovered his son's treasonable involvement with Pruneface. The accidental discovery of his body by Dick Tracy leads to Pruneface's capture and the death of Cal Bullet Jr at the hands of his own deadly poison gas.
  • J. Scotland Bumstead - A British detective, assigned to the "European Secret Police", brother of mob attorney Giorgio Spaldoni.
  • Constable Ferrett - Saves Tracy's life with a blood transfusion. After his daughter is killed in a car crash caused by Trigger Doom, Ferret saves Tracy life again from a raging bull.
  • Deputy Sherriff Jim Lester-Murollo California Deputy Sherriff moratlly wounded by criminal Whip Shute which leads Tracy after Whip Shute. {1939}
  • Frizzeltop - One-armed woman friend of Dick Tracy and Junior Tracy. After Clara is captured, Frizzeltop impersonates Clara to trick Cal Bullet Jr. into leading law to Pruneface. Frizzeltop marries Dennis O'Copper
  • Haku Kou - Native Hawaiian undercover cop in the Honolulu Police Department who worked with Tracy on the Willie the Fifth and Li'l Pineapple cases.
  • Dan Liu - Real-life Chinese-American Chief of the Honolulu PD at the time the Willie the Fifth and Li'l Pineapple cases were published, who made several prominent appearances in the strip consulting with Tracy during those cases.
  • Lottie Latte - First appears on 4/8/06 as the criminal associate of Al Kinda in a plot to con The Plentys out of their lottery winnings. Lottie appears to either be a male transvestite or a transgender person. After turning the tables on Al Kinda, it is revealed that Lottie is in fact the FBI's top undercover agent and "best marksperson in the department".
  • Kitty - Comic relief of a pet cat addicted to cigar smoke. Belonged to Matty Square and Mr. Bribery. Member of the Police Department Zoo like Mugg the dog.
  • Lil Dropout- A chimpanzee who paints! Member of the Police Department Zoo like Mugg the Dog.
  • Mugg - A Boxer Dog who helped Dick Tracy bring down his own particular enemy Pear-Shape; rides on top of Police car. Member of the Police Department Zoo.
  • Captain Bowline - US Navy Intelligence Tracy's superior. He appears in episodes of Flattop Jones and The Brow.
  • Lt. Marks - US Navy Intelligence officer (plainclothes) - helped Tracy; appears in episode of The Brow.
  • Nolan - Police Clerk who helps Tracy trace ownership of Arthur "Nip" Dalton's wrecked car.
  • Detective Hemlock Holmes and the Retouchables - A British Bulldog that appeared on Dick Tracy cartoon series, a parody of Sherlock Holmes! See article Cheater Gunsmoke.
  • Detective Adonis - Hunky, mustachioed detective in a Magnum P.I. model. Appeared in the strip in the 1980s.
  • Detective Frisk - Ambitious female Detective on Police Force and antagonistic to Dick Tracy. Member of Major Crimes Unit. Jumped after criminal Sal Monella into back of garbage truck; shots were fired; trucks contents were dumped into garbage scow dumped at river. Only trace of her found was a shoe.
  • Detective Lee Ebony - African American policewoman and Tracy's partner in the Simon "Sweatbox" Baux case.
  • Patrolman Dawson - Uniformed beat patrolman who went with Tracy and Patton to investigate "Schultze Innis" death.
  • Patrolman Ferris - Highway patrolman murdered by Mumbles' gang when he tried to stop them for driving a stolen car. Although Tracy has to release the Mumbles gang, subsequent events lead to gang's downfall.
  • Patrolman Grant - Highway Patrolman seen in 1944 "The Brow" episode.
  • Patrolman Charles R. "Groovy" Groove - An ex-convict wrongly convicted of murder in 1958, he was released in 1970 when real killer exposed and joined the police force. Uniformed beat Patrolman and the fiancé, and briefly husband, of Lizz. He was also the father of blind Tinky from his brief first marriage. In 1984 he was Fatally wounded in the line of duty, Patrolman Groove married Lizz while he was on his deathbed, so that she would receive the "widow's benefits" traditionally paid to the spouse of a police officer killed while on duty.
  • Patrolman Jenson - Unseen patrol officer who finds block message left by "The Blank" in dime store.
  • Patrolman Milligan - Stock character of Irish uniformed beat patrolman who figured in many of the earliest stories (and died on several occasions). Nearly had neck broken when Pop Warner's son tried to break out of jail cell; life saved by Dick Tracy.
  • Patrolman Murphy - Stock character of Irish uniformed beat patrolman who appears in several episodes such as Flattop Jones and against spies such as The Brow and Pruneface. Although first appeared in 1930s-had late appearance such as "Haf and Haf" case in 1967.
  • Officer Dennis O'Copper - Stock character of Irish uniformed cop; a State Trooper who appeared in Pruneface episode.
  • Patrolman O'Malley - Stock character of Irish Uniformed beat Patrolman sent in plainclothes by Tracy to contact B.B.Eyes gang. B.B. Eyes delivers "hot Tires" and O'Malley's body to Tracy. His murder by B.B. Eyes gang in 1942 would lead to B.B.Eyes's literal downfall and fatal doom.
  • Officer Shawn- Police Officer killed by Scardol who was stealing a car {1939}
  • Chief Yellow Pony - Stock character of Native American who formed posse with Dick Tracy and Pat Patton to track down Arson siblings and Cutie Diamond. Based on the Pawnee Chief Yellow Horse. (A stereotype who can barely speak English; likewise appearance of Afro-Americans in 1940s stories were also stereotypes who speak fractured English-as in "Mary X" as "doorman" or in "88 Keyes" as railroad porters while appearance of Jewish-American such as "Jade" the cowardly salesman were also stereotype)
  • Town Marshal Wilke Wilkinson marshal of Layon Junction. Killed by Jojo Nidle Railroad thief gang who had just captured Junior Tracy and friend 8/2/1938.
  • Trace (2008) - Police robot developed by Diet Smith industries.
  • Special Agent Jim Trailer - An FBI Agent who helped Tracy in the Famon Brothers case and the Black Pearl episode. Also appears years later in further episodes, assigned to work with Tracy on the kidnapping of Diet Smith, and in other cases like Freez-Dri and the return of Pruneface
  • Jay Waljo (1971) - Narcotics officer who had been missing since 1969 – remains found by Tracy in 1971

Personal acquaintances[edit]

  • Bob Oscar "B.O." Plenty - In his first appearance in 1945 he is a bachelor farmer who chews tobacco, lives in a mess of a house, wears torn clothes which he buys on "account", and hasn't left his farm for thirty years. "B.O." is noted for having a rather "musky" scent that follows him around. He is a former criminal and later personal friend of the Tracys. After Shaky's body was discovered by his stepdaughter Breathless Mahoney, Breathless stole his estate money from her mother and met "B.O." on the run. Plenty and Breathless eluded Tracy; eventually Plenty forced her to lead him to the bank where the money was hidden in a safety deposit box where he then nearly strangled and robbed her in the viewing room. After escaping with the money he attempted to enjoy his wealth, which unfortunately drew the attention of the widow of B.B. Eyes and the sadistic gangster, Itchy, who robbed and attempted to murder him by tying him to a board and casting him into the city sewer system to drown. However, Plenty managed to safely exit the system and entered open sea where he was rescued by a tramp steamer headed for China. After returning to the city, he met Gravel Gertie and finally got his criminal charges resolved. Unable to pronounce Tracy's name correctly (usually calling him Macy or some variant thereof). He and Gertie are the parents of Sparkle Plenty, who is now married to Junior Tracy. {In an Archie TV Comics he guests stars as a captive of "Pear Shape" Tone who tries to capture Dick Tracy!}
  • Gravel Gertie - former criminal and now wife of B.O. Plenty. Introduced in The Brow episode in 1944. She is a widow for thirty years after her first husband sold her farm rights for a gravel pit and then died when his car backed into his own gravel pit. Tried to hide the Brow from the police after she found him in wrecked car; arrested when her hair from her clothes brush matched gray hair found near burning car. In a comic relief the Brow flees in terror when he catches his first glimpse of his guardian angel. In his struggle to escape an old fashioned lamp is knocked over; her shack burns down and her long hair is burned off. Later married B.O. Plenty and became mother of Sparkle Plenty. In a later continuity, it was established that Gertie had spent part of her childhood in an orphanage; while she was there, criminals shaved her head and tattooed onto her bald pate a treasure map showing the location of their buried loot, then allowed her hair to regrow to conceal the map ... which was belatedly rediscovered well into Gertie's adulthood. Dick Tracy was a popular strip for the railroad workers, and Gravel Girtie is the affectionate nickname of a part of the Clifton Forge line of the C & O Railroad. It stretches from Hinton, West Virginia to Clifton Forge, Virginia and delivered limestone gravel quarried from Fort Spring to the iron furnaces of Virginia as a fluxing agent.
  • Vera Alldid - First husband of Sparkle Plenty, unilaterally divorced her. Cartoonist of "The Invisible Tribe" - Native American tribe who speak but are never seen. Once a millionaire cartoonist-he was forced to work by Abner Kadaver into drawing Horror comics for a living!
  • Emile Trueheart - his robbery and murder by Big Boy's gangster "Crutch" (see below) would lead to Dick Tracy's vow to fight crime; father of Tess Trueheart.
  • Mrs. Trueheart - mother of Tess Trueheart; present when her husband was murdered; although wounded by Pruneface, her photograph of the villain helped lead to his downfall - she also makes cameo appearances in Flattop Jones and The Brow episodes.
  • Vitamin Flintheart - formerly motion picture thespian who in his heyday made over a $500.00 a week; now just a hypochondriac ham actor who when he is not quoting William Shakespeare has to take Vitamin pill{s} {which he cons Patrolman Murphy and Flattop to get for him} and Bismuth subgallate. Husband of Snowflake Falls, he first appeared in Flattop Jones episode age 50 years old; also appears in episodes of The Brow and Shaky. His medicine bottle brings about Flattop Jones's doom while his fur coat also brings about Shaky's doom as well. Is unwitting accomplice to Flattop brother, Blowtop Jones. Both Vitamin and Snowflake make cameo appearance in Freez-Dri and Pruneface episode. It has been established that one of Vitamin's film appearances was in "The Bowery Boys Meet the Bard", presumably as the Bard.
  • Buddy Rogers - Son of Wealthy parents who is kidnapped by "Big Boy Caprice" and woman accomplice who try to escape aboard an ocean liner. Chased by Dick Tracy, Caprice tries to kill Tracy by throwing him overboard (Tracy survives) and later when Caprice is cornered by Tracy, Caprice throws his accomplice overboard and is stopped by Tracy from throwing Buddy Rogers overboard as well. After Rogers is returned, this leads to Alec Penn's exposure as a forger. (Based on Lindbergh kidnapping?)
  • Don Quick Oatie- {Pun on Don Quixote} Crazy senior citizen who dresses in medieval armour; Saves Tracy and Liz from killer Oily when Oatie accidentally shorts circuits fuse box on garage causing snow to melt causing roof to collapse and Boily to fall into vat of boiling oil. Later Oatie attacks a "Dragon" {electric windmill} in which Oily and Slick have taken refugee. Oily and Slick accidentally fall to their deaths into an electric power plant. Oatie survives but goes back to Leafy Acres mental asylum.
  • Hank Steele Sr. - Blind silver miner and biological father of Junior Tracy; murdered by Stooge Viller while trying to protect his son.
  • Mary Steele - mother of Junior Tracy; united with her son in 1935; instrumental in capturing Boris Arson; is seen briefly in the 1937 "The Blank" episode.
  • Mary X (1940) (aka Luella Sunny) - An amnesia victim who (at first) could only lead Dick Tracy to the body of Freez. After Mason tried to kill her twice, the second attempt restored her memory. She becomes singer with Rudy Seton's band
  • Rudy Seton - Big Bandleader and friend of Dick Tracy (His name "Seton" spelled backward is "Notes", as in musical notes).
  • Peanutbutter Bailey (1972) - 10 year old scientific genius and smart-alec addict to peanut butter sandwiches who proves to be both a help and a comic relief bane to Dick Tracy.
  • George Tawara- {2013} Movie star who as a boy was imprisoned at Lake Freedom Interment camp in World War II.
  • Spencer Toad- {2013} Young girl who accidentally discovers evidence that eventually leads to revelation of Simon "Sweatbox" Baux as a serial killer. When Baux kidnapped her to try to force George Tawara to make a false confession of murder, Toad was saved by the efforts of Mole and Pouch. To keep Baux from hurting Mole Toad threw a baseball that stunned Baux long enough for Dick Tracy to arrive.

Enemies[edit]

  • A. B. Hamlet (1943) - Millionaire meat packer murdered by 88 Keys gang at request of his wife
  • Abner Kadaver {2011, 2012, 2013} Horror Movie host until he was replaced by a Charles Adams aka baron Clegg. Clegg would be killed by a hit and run driver Sizzler Sitzes )a hitman for "The King" of Crime who disappaered-only to be accidentally found {dead} by Honeymoon Tracy! His fog at the "Panda Agency" during a Police raid accidentally caused Panda to be eaten by a barracuda._Enforcer for B.B. Eyes. In 2013 Charged with 30 counts of First Degree murder. Gimmick has a skeleton face and dresses in Top hat.
  • Acres O'Reilly (1948) - Girlfriend of Heels Beals. Over six feet tall with long blonde hair.
  • Alec Penn (1932) - Had metal plate in skull after being shot while trying to desert from British Army in World War I; his postwar career included being a "Don Juan" thief, killer of wealthy women under the alias "Count Gordon", and forging stocks and bonds certificates. The forgeries came to light after Buddy Rogers was rescued by Dick Tracy. "Penn" is an abbreviation for "Penman" (i.e. a forger.)
  • Al Kinda (2006) - First tried to swindle the Plentys out of their winnings by kidnapping them (they get away) and then tries to blow up U.S. Capitol building until shot and killed by Lotte Latte.
  • Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1978, 1979) - Thug/Crime boss, after numerous attempts to kill Tracy, Caprice and Tracy go one-on-one alone after Buddy Rogers' rescue, and Caprice, who is exposed as a cowardly thug who hides behind Hired guns, gets the worst of it. Briefly escapes after associate Boss Jim Herrod is killed but recaptured again after writer Jean Penfield survives being almost killed by Big Boy's associate Jimmy White. Years after being caught and imprisoned by Dick Tracy for kidnapping Buddy Rogers, Caprice dies of a heart attack, raging because his greatest wish is unfulfilled-to kill and outlive Dick Tracy. A caricature of Al Capone. In the 1990 movie Dick Tracy (film) "Big Boy" {played by Al Pacino} resembled "Sketch Paree" more than the caricature drawn by Chester Gould.
  • Angeltop Jones (1978, 1981, 1985) - One of the first villains to appear in the strip following Gould's retirement. Angeltop was Flattop's daughter. Her beautiful long blonde hair turned out to be a wig which concealed the hereditary flat cranium.
  • Arsons, The (1935) - Boris and Zora Arson are a Bank robbing and police killing brother and sister pair; she is killed and he is wounded and captured by Dick Tracy and a posse.
  • Art Dekko (1980) - Art forger and high class painting thief. Wounded by Tracy after he tried to ambush Detective in art gallery. Spoof of Art Deco style
  • Arthur "Nip" Dolton (1937) - Crime Lord who fought the entire underworld to become czar of the Slot Machine rackett. Killed by the Blank and found by Tracy in trunk of his own car after train wreck. Member of 1926 Redrum Gang. Rackett inherited by Czar Rinnis.
  • Astral Turf {1981,1982} - Green hair Phony psychic and accomplice of corrupt policeman Climer;exposed as a phoney by Tracy and arrested. {Pun on asto turf}
  • B.B. Eyes (1942, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Tire bootlegger, kidnapper, and head of car and truck thieves who killed Patrolman O'Malley and tried to kill Dick Tracy and Pat Patton; trying to escape from the police, he was believed drowned in a garbage scow and ended up on the bottom of a bay trapped in an old tire. However, in 2011 it was revealed that he escaped from the bay and returned to a life of crime. In 2013 it was revealed he was put in charge by "Mr. Crime" of an apparatus gang with enforcers Doubleup and Abner Kadaver. Chanrged with criminal conspiracy, assault on two police officers and killing of Officer O'Malley. His trademark is unusually small eyes, which look like B.B. pellets. Brother of B.D. Eyes and Jacques.
  • B.D. Eyes (1983) - Brother of B.B. Eyes and Jaques. Teamed up with Itchy Oliver's kid brother Twitchy in order to scare Stephanie Queen, horror author, out of the same house in which Itchy met his fate, for they coveted $100,000 which their older brothers hid in the house years earlier ("Stephanie Queen" may be a spoof of horror author Stephen King). "B.D." is a pun on "beady eyes".
  • Belle (1932) - Broadway Bates Gang moll; accidentally shot her own gang member in a fight between Bates and Dick Tracy; later arrested.
  • Bernard Breakdown {1980} -Diet Smith executive who kidnaps Diet Smith and Dick Tracy. Tries to humiliate them both but is arrested. Gimmick is his quivering when under pressure.
  • Big Ace (2009) - Leader of the Casino scam and boss of One-Eyed Jack. Dick Tracy stops him by pretending to be another Casino swindler and concealing an ace of spades in his sleeve to beat him at a double-or-nothing gamble. His disfigurement is the fact that his nose is shaped like the spades symbol.
  • Big Brass - (1974) Conman/swindler seller of Brass "Health Rings"; kidnapper/murderer-killed by Dick Tracy.
  • Big Frost (1948, 2012) - Modeled after Gould's publisher Joseph Patterson; murdered Scientist Brilliant which prompted Chief Brandon to resign; years later tried to killed Brandon but was himself killed; among the visitors to morgue where Frost body is keep is Chester Gould himself!
  • Big AL {2004} - Public owner of Al's Waster management company; secret partner of Sal Monella. Killed in gun battle of Detective Frisk February 29. 2004
  • Bird Gang {2003} - A trio of jewelry store thugs who escape from the State prison {Jay Hawk, Buzzard; Coot;}, they take revenge on an old member of their gang who talked {Suds in his own laundry{!} and force a stool Pigeon named "Tweety" and Hawk girlfriend "Lovey Dove" to try to trap Tracy. Dove has a change of heart and refuses to trap Tracy; Tracy tries again to trap the gang only to be captured. The Bird gang tries to feed Tracy to a tiger but two of them end up being killed by the Tiger while the third member is killed by the police before he is going to shoot Dove. {June 24, 2003}
  • Blackjack (2012, 2013) - A bank robber who takes the guise of a western bandit from an old television show. He is motivated not by a lust for money but a fanatical devotion to Dick Tracy and his wish to join his rogue's gallery. He is a deadly shot. Gives himself up only after he shots a hole through Dick Tracy Fedora hat!
  • Black Pearl (1940) - aka Pearl Erad {Dare spelled backwards} Gov't blueprint gang thief who nearly killed Dick Tracy and Pat Patton; captured with Horance by Jim Trailer.
  • Blank, The (1937) (aka Faceless Redrum-see below)
  • Blowtop Jones (1950, 1981, 1985) - Brother of Flattop, who tried to kill Dick Tracy by blowing up Tracy's house as an act of revenge for the death his brother; also tried to kill Vitamin Flintheart; captured after being caught in a barbed wire fence.
  • Bolo (1976) - Manager of Singing star "Irma" of Sing group "Gallstones" who gets rich by secretly running off counterfeit copies of songs of singers he manages
  • "Bookie" Joe (1935) -
  • B.O. Plenty (1945) (See above) -
  • Boris Arson (1934) - {See above} -
  • Boss Jim Herod (1933) - Old time political city boss and politician who was secretly allied to thug "Big Boy" Caprice; killed by Police in gunfight.
  • Braces (2008) - Braces wearing Thug (such as Jaws) with woman accomplice and thugish robot tried to steal industrial secrets; electrocuted by own robot after robot wiring caught in his teeth-braces! (His accomplice is arrested on charges of Assault with battery!)
  • Brain (1974) - Eccentric gang leader who plays an ocarina and wears a hat whose top is made to resemble a human brain! While trying to escape Tracy and Catchem, Brain and his gang drove into a train tunnel and were killed when they crashed into a freight train January 26, 1975
  • Breathless Mahoney (1945) - Stepdaughter of Shaky who finds his body and after inquest steals his strong-box keys; takes $50,000 hidden in strong box and on the run after killing a gardener-who found her cache of money-meets B.O.Plenty. Captured by Dick Tracy she poisons Tracy and Plenty and is again on the run after she kills her landlady who was going to the police. Accidentally meets with B.O. Plenty who nearly succeeds in strangling her and takes the money from her. Later she dies of an illness in prison. Sister of Heartless Mahoney and aunt of Restless Mahoney. Played by Madonna in the 1990 film, in which Breathless disguises herself as The Blank.
  • Broadway Bates (1932, 2012) - Looked like Batman villain Penguin; kidnapped Dick Tracy for ransom money; after jumping bail he tried to kill Tracy on a train in the woods but ended up with gang members thrown off the train and stranded in middle of nowhere.
  • Brow, The (1944) - Stereotype sadistic German spy ring master who captured the "Summer Sisters" and tried to blackmail them into working for him by alternating torturing one sister and forcing the other sister to collect his spy reports. One sister shot both of his henchmen yet the Brow escaped; he later killed both sisters and a cab driver and ended up fleeing into the welcome arms of "Gravel Girty". Tracked down, beaten up in hand to hand combat by Tracy before being arrested, Brow was later tried to escape with a stolen police gun handed him by Gravel Gertie; Tracy hits Brow on head with inkwell which caused Brow to fell through a window and is impaled on a flagpole. His trademarks are his prominent brow ridges and lack of ears. His son later worked with Angeltop Jones to get revenge on Tracy in the 80's, turned out to be a disappointment. In the 90's movie, was one of the five gangsters killed by Flattop and Itchy at the beginning of the movie.
  • Bud Jenkins (1943) - 10 year old pickpocket and blackmailer of Flattop Jones ("evil twin" counterpart of Junior Tracy)-drowned in park pond after falling through ice after buying expensive skates with Flattop's hush money. (Ironically this is same pond in which Flattop also drowns trying to escape Dick Tracy)
  • Cal Bullet, Jr (1942) - Chemical genius/traitor who murdered his own father when he discovered his sons treason; tried to sell poison gas to "Boche" Pruneface. When he unknowingly led Tracy to "Boche" hideout, Pruneface sadistically remarks that Cal can test his own poison gas. Before dying Cal confess to murder of his father to Tracy and names "Boche" as head of espionage ring.
  • Chameleon (1970) -
  • Chameleon gang {2003} members Tried to "influence" a jury by dressing as an old woman, a boy scout leader and a preacher-but found gulity and sentenced to 20 years!
  • Charlie (1944) - Flattop Gang member killed in gun battle between Flattop and Dick Tracy
  • Charlie Yenom (1941, Yenom=Money) Cold storage worker who saved Littleface Finny from icy death-for $10,000 in exchange.
  • Cheater Gunsmoke is a fictional character in the Dick Tracy cartoon series. He was voiced by veteran voice-over performer Paul Frees. Cheater speaks with a Southern accent. A chainsmoker, his head is always enwreathed by smoke. In fact, in a later short of his, a bucket of water is thrown at him, and instead of dissipating, the smoke cloud simply gets wet and droops, as if it were solid. Gunsmoke first appears in the eponymously titled short Cheater Gunsmoke, in which he attempts to steal cigarettes and cigars from Fumbles Department Store. Detective Heap O'Calorie (whose voice is patterned after that of Andy Devine) is assigned by Tracy (voiced by Everett Sloane) to pursue and apprehend him. Cheater later appears in the short Tobacco Load, again scheming to steal cigars. Detective Hemlock Holmes (a British bulldog, whose voice is modeled after that of Cary Grant) and the Retouchables (somewhat of a cross between the Keystone Cops [in their bumbling ineptitude] and The Untouchables [in name, at least]) thwart Cheater in his efforts to cross the border, as well as in his final attempt to get them all stuck in a glue trap.
  • Chin Chillar (1967, 1968) - Thief and murderer who at one time worked for Diet Smith on the moon. He wore a small beard on his chin and large earrings, as did his scantily-clad wife (see entry below on Mrs. Chin Chillar). Chin Chillar (first name George) and wife stole a police space coupe, freed Mr. Bribery from prison, and used the space coupe and a "bird cage" provided by Bribery to collect $100,000 that was orbiting the Earth. Afterward he and his wife killed Bribery by dropping him from a great height back into the prison from which he had been freed. Mr. and Mrs. Chin Chillar were then chased by Dick Tracy and Diet Smith, who followed in another space coupe. The Chin Chillars escaped pursuit, but they also lost the $100,000 when it burned up in the atmosphere during the chase. Chin Chillar and his wife then sought asylum on the "farm" of Piggy Butcher, but Piggy took them prisoner and made them live in his stables. Piggy made Mrs. Chin Chillar his personal slave and forced Mr. Chin Chillar to use the stolen space coupe to hijack an armored car. Mr. Chin Chillar eventually swore an oath of vengeance against Piggy for humiliating his wife. The Chin Chillars discovered that Tracy and Sam were spying Piggy's farm, and they agreed to help the police capture Piggy and shut down his stolen car operation. They were finally rescued when Moon Maid and Tracy invaded Piggy's farm, captured Piggy, and arrested the Chin Chillars. The Chin Chillars were later released on bail and hunted down and killed Piggy, who was also free on bond. Mr. Chin Chillar was then killed in a gunfight with Tracy and Sam, and Mrs. Chin Chillar was sent to prison. See also the entry below on Mrs. Chin Chillar.
  • Chuck Hole (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini-comic in Reader's Digest, when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. He was the smuggler who was carrying counterfeit shock absorbers. Tracy and Catchem stopped his truck with a dynamite charge and arrested "Chuck Hole". Tracy had figured out which truck in a convoy was carrying counterfeits by timing the speed between telephone poles, the truck with the lightest load (counterfeits) was the fastest vehicle between two poles. Hole's trademark is a "hole" in the top of his head. {Resembles Elvis Presley}
  • Cinn {McKee} Ozone (1955) _ Ex-wife of George Ozone who she killed to get hold of hidden treasure; accomplice of Mumbles who she also tried to kill but he killed her first. {July 7, 1955}
  • Clara (1942) - Jukebox operator who was part of Pruneface sabotage ring; was contact between Cal Bullet Jr and Pruneface; arrested.
  • The Claw (1947) - From "Dick Tracy" movie Dick Tracy's Dilemma. Stock character villain with a hook for a hand who, after robbing fur warehouse, kills a night watchman, a fake blind peddler and his two accomplices before electrocuting himself with his hook trying to kill Dick Tracy.
  • Climer {1982} - {Pun on social climber} Corrupt Police Chief who shot retired Police Chief Pat Patton after Patton decided to write a tell all book on corruption/organized crime within the Police Department. When Climer disbanded Major Police Squad, Tracy resinged in protest and formed his own Detective Agency. His First client was Pat Patton wife who wanted to know who had shot her husband. When Astral Turf revealed it was Climer behind the shooting, Tracy was knocked unconscious and put behind a police target made to resemble Flattop Jones Sr by Climer; however Tracy was able to free himself and Climer was accidentally shot and killed by a police cadet Feb 20, 1983.
  • Coffyhead (1947, 1981) - He is shown constantly drinking coffee, and his head is shaped like a coffee pot. After serving his sentence, he reforms himself and is owner of an Expresso {Coffee!} shop.
  • Count Gordon (1932) - aka Alec Penn {see above}
  • Crewy Lou (1951) - A professional portrait photographer and criminal. Sported a crew cut hair style with combined braids. Inadvertently kidnapped Bonnie Braids while being pursued by Tracy. Later died falling from the window of an observation tower after Tracy threw tear gas into it, in her last breath she told Tracy where the baby was.
  • Crutch (1931) - Big Boy gangster who killed Mr. Trueheart. First criminal killed by Dick Tracy November 26, 1931.
  • Crystal (1974) - Girlfriend of Big Brass who used a crystal ball to tell fortunes. Paid bond for Fencer, and was later killed by Brain after being forced to lead his gang to Big Brass's hidden cache of loot.
  • Crypto {2013} - Scotty dog and unwhitting accomplice of the Jumbler.
  • Cueball (1946) - From Dick Tracy Movie "Dick Tracy vs. Cueball" Bald thug who kills a diamond courier, a fence and an extortionist saloon owner before he is killed by a train trying to escape from Dick Tracy.
  • "Cut" Famon (1935) -
  • Cutie Diamond (1935) - Bank robber and cop killer; boasted of killing a store clerk, a railroad policeman, a sherriff, a deputy sheriff, and an unknown victium who foolishly tried to come after him; accomplice of Boris and Zora Arson; he hid in a cave guarded by wildcats in the Ozarks; killed by Dick Tracy and posse.
  • Czar Rennis (1941, Sinner spelled backwards) - Crime boss successor to Arthur "Nip" Dalton of the slot machine racket; killed by henchman Trigger Doom.
  • Dan "The Squealer" Mucelli (1932) - In charge, along with Texie Garcia, of the city's narcotics traffic, apparently as part of Big Boy's organization. Cousin of Ribs Mocco.
  • Danny Supeena (1937) - Crooked lawyer, injures and exploits his victims/accomplices (last of those Johnny Mintworth) to defraud insurance companies. He kills Mintworth's Mother who threatened to denounce him. Mortally wounded by Dick Tracy, Supeena confesses to Mrs Mintworth's killing before dying in hospital. {Surname is spoof of Subpoena}.
  • Deathridge (1945) - Undertaker killed by "Splitface" in Dick Tracy (1945 film)
  • Deafy Sweetfellow (1940) -
  • Debbie Thorndike (1942) Socialite girl secretly married to Jacques; in comic relief she is bane to Dick Tracy when Tracy, who is leaving Thorndike house, breaks his leg on ice. She reopens, with boyfriend "Sailor" Kelly, "Bird Club". Nearly killed with Dick Tracy by former brother-in-law B.B. Eyes.
  • "Dippy" McDoogan (1933) - Thugish accomplice of "Steve the Tramp" when Brogan was on the run after kidnapping Junior Tracy {for a reward from Blind Hank Steele looking for his lost son}. Brogan and McDoogan hijacked a railroad section hand car from two railroad workers to get away from Tracy. Too late they find themselves on a railroad trestle with a locomotive engine bearing down on them. Junior and Brogan dive to safety into a river-but the train hits the handcar and McDoogan is killed.
  • Dirks (1937) - Supena Thug along with Neely tried to murder Junior Tracy. The Blank gassed them both in Dick Tracy's garage. Dirks and Neely were members of old Redrum Gang.
  • Doc (1944) - Brow's henchman who helped him kill the Summer sisters and a cab driver; later killed in car accident while trying to flee from the police.
  • Doc Hump (1934) - Killed by one of the dogs he was experimenting on.
  • Dr. Cyros Freezedrei (1983,1985) - Brings Pruneface back to life from freezing. Together with Pruneface tries to sell secret of "immortality" so as to set up a new Fourth Reich & also take revenge on Dick Tracy for the death of Mrs. Pruneface. Freezdri was supposedly killed in the explosion of his own laboratory, but reappeared years later working with Prunceface and after developing a virus blindness which he used on Tess Trueheart. He was killed after being crushed by a satellite dish he tried to drop on Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem.
  • Dr. Klippoff (1968) - A mad scientist who tried and failed to revive a frozen Purdy Faller.
  • Dr. Lunquist (1944) - Physician who decided to treat "Shaky's" hand after spotting a concealed gun held by a gang member (Pistol was partly exposed -just in case doctor decided not to cooperate in treating Shaky).
  • Dr. Plain (1950) -
  • Dr. Rex (1942) - He recognized Pruneface after Pruneface killed his dog in order to steal the dog's sweater to disguise himself after breaking his leg. Managed to leave a clue for Police leading to Pruneface's capture.
  • Dr. (?) (1941) - Unnamed physician called in by Charley Yenom to save Littleface Finny's life from frostbite; saved Finny's hands but amputated Finny's ears.
  • Dr. Waters {1974} - Killed by "Big Brass" after physician called police on Wanted Criminal.
  • Doubleup (2011, 2012, 2013) - Tried to sabotage the shooting of a movie based on one of Dick's old cases. Verbal tic of repeating the last two words of his sentences. In 2013 he was an enforcer for B.B. Eyes charged with criminal conspiracy and assault. {Mugshot # 68579}
  • Dubbs (1931) -
  • Duke aka "Duke the Dip" (1941) - Pickpocket; almost succeeded in killing Dick Tracy; kidnapper and armed car robber murdered by the Mole. (Apparently member of Mole's old gang). After the body was found by police, the trail leads to Mole (A continuity error is when Gould drew Duke's gun in one frame as an automatic pistol and in the next frame as a revolver).
  • Ed D. Edd aka Machine Gun Eddy (1943) - Flattop Gang Member before and after the kidnapping of Jim Trailer and Rolac Bard. Was killed in gun battle between Flattop and Dick Tracy.
  • Eddie Moppet {1952} - Rackatearer; killed in gunfight with Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem June 1, 1952. His accomplice a knife thrower is captured after falling into hot grease!
  • Eddy (1944) - Shaky Gang Member; killed by jumping to the ground in panic from apartment fire.
  • Edward Nuremoh (1939, (Nuremoh=HOME RUN) - A former pro baseball player, Nuremoh seriously dated Tess during the period when she was supposedly "going steady" with Tracy but Tess was annoyed that Tracy showed no signs of proposing marriage. Nuremoh dazzled Junior with his ability to hit a small target with a thrown baseball from an extreme distance, but Junior became disillusioned when he learned about Nuremoh's criminal activities. When Nuremoh accidentally killed his sweetheart instead of his wife, he took up his mistress body and jumped off a cliff.
  • El Tigress{1971} Cigar smoking revolutionary and client of Johnny Scorn. Killed with Molene in explosion of underground bunker
  • 88 Keyes (1943) (88 Keyes=number of Piano keyboard keys) - Piano player and secret head of murder gang for hire; killed his own gang member "Jenny the Girl Singer" when she found out he was going to double cross her; eloped with Mrs A.B. Helmet and killed her for insurance money. Killed accomplice "Red Bluff"; discovery of Bluff's body by police led to Keyes' own death in a railroad shed in a gunbattle with Dick Tracy. In the movie, he was the piano player for Big Boy at the club Ritz, and with the help of the Blank, framed Tracy for the murder of D.A. Fletcher.
  • Empty Williams (1951) -
  • Faceless Redrum (1937, Redrum is murder spelled backward.) - Real name is Frankie Redrum. 1926 Slot machine gang leader and killer who escaped from Prison in 1927; killed nearly all his old gang in revenge in 1937 because they thought he wasn't good enough for them. Tried to kill Dick Tracy, Pat Patton and Stud Brozen by blowing up Brozen's boat. Later tried to kill Tracy and Brozen on Brozen's other boat; Patton knocked out Redrum and later Tracy removed Redrum's mask to reveal the disfigured face of Redrum. In the 1990 movie Dick Tracy (film), The Blank wasn't actually Frank Redrum. It was revealed that the Blank was manipulating both Tracy and Big Boy, ending up to be none other than nightclub singer Breathless Mahoney, who was killed by Big boy before he himself met his own demise at the hands of Tracy.
  • Filthy Flora (1945) - Proprietor of the Dripping Dagger saloon.
  • Fencer (1974) - Partner of Big Brass; hid over $2,000,000 in stolen mob money in house. Just as Tracy and Catchem were recovering stolen loot, a tornado destroyed both house and loot. Committed suicide by jumping from city bridge; tired to kill his dog as well-but pet saved by Tracy
  • Flattop AKA Floyd "Flattop" Jones (1943, 1944) - Paid $5,000 to murder Dick Tracy. Came from Chester Gould's home state Oklahoma. Decides to blackmail his employers for more money before killing Tracy. However he only wounded Tracy in a gunbattle in which his own gang is wiped out. On the run Flattop kills conman Hawker Davis. Bribing a blackmailing Bud Jenkins leads to Jenkins accidental death and Flattop on the run again where he meets Vitamin Flintheart. Captured after trying to shoot Dick Tracy, Flattop escapes again with Flintheart as a hostage. Tracked down by Tracy, Flattop accidentally drowns trying to escape. His name is based on an aircraft carrier-a flattop. In the film from the 90s, he was the last gangster to be gunned down by Tracy. Interestingly, he didn't fall down until his tommy gun clicked out of ammo.
  • Flattop Jones Jr. (1956) - The son of Flattop, who strongly resembled him, was a talented artist and mechanical genius. A borderline juvenile delinquent, he lived in his "hot rod" car, which he modified by installing various electrical devices (including a stove) connected to the dashboard's cigarette lighter. Driven insane by ghost of girlfriend whom he had killed.
  • Flyface (1959, 2011) -
  • Fred Mason (1940) - Factory owner who tried to kill Mary X because she was a witness to the murder of his partner Freez; murdered by Junky Doolb in revenge after Mason failed to deliver rigged gambling equipment to Doolb gang.
  • Frank Diamond (?) Big Boy Gangster and Racketeer
  • Gargles (1946) - Killer of Themesong's mother, driver of glass truck, and a few henchmen, and was finally caught in a glass store where Dick Tracy used a panel of bulletproof glass to walk towards him as he wasted all of his bullets, then fell off of a platform, and was impaled and dismembered by several falling shards of broken glass. Gargles profited illegally by manufacturing and bottling large quantities of ineffective mouthwash (water, sugar and a few drops of mint oil), which he and his strong-arm boys would bully druggists into purchasing as merchandise. Gargles had the habit of constantly gargling with mouthwash ... but always made a point of using a legitimate brand, rather than his own worthless product.
  • Giorgio Spaldoni (1934) - Corrupt lawyer and Big Boy's mouthpiece. Murdered author Jean Penfield before she could expose his lucrative underworld connections, and framed Tess Trueheart for the crime. Made a last stand against Tracy in an abandoned refinery, and was subsequently killed by Tracy in a shootout. Appeared as a crime boss in the 1990 Dick Tracy movie played by James Caan, where he's known as "Spuds" Spaldoni: he refuses to submit to Caprice and dies to a car bomb.
  • Gravel Girtie (1944) (See above) -
  • Gruesome (1947) - From Dick Tracy movie Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Thuggish killer who by accident was exposed to a nerve gas which can simulate death. Killing the kidnapped scientist who engineered it, Prof. A. Tomic (Atomic), Gruesome maniuplates Dr. Lee Thal (Lethal) into staging a bank holdup with the gas before later killing the man after he silence his love Dr. I.M. Learned. But with deception, Dick Tracy manages to kill Gruesome and save his body before it was accidentally cremated in a furnace. Gruesome was played by Boris Karloff, whose post-death scene was a parody of the film Frankenstein where the monster, played by Karloff, is burned in a windmill fire.)
  • Habe Corpussle (1968) - Posie lawyer and owner of J & X Florist shop. Hid Posie from the Police. Also Lawyer for "Human hair gang". A play on Habeas corpus.
  • Hammerhead (1988) -
  • Hantz Turtle aka Agent 12 (1944) - Brow gunman killed by June Summers
  • Hawker Davis (1944) - Conman and Street hawker beaten unconscious and burned to death by Flattop
  • "Heels" Beals (1948) - "Heels" Beals was a midget who wore platform shoes with hollow built-up heels, in which he concealed stolen jewels. Beals eluded Tracy by hiding inside a giant soda bottle that was intended for use as part of an advertising billboard; while Beals was inside the bottle, workmen attached it to the billboard several hundred feet above the ground. Beals called for help but was unheard, and died slowly from thirst and exposure. His name is a joke on the well-known expression of amazement: "Hells Bells!".
  • Hed Hedges (1949) - Pear Shape gang-part of Jewelry swindle ring; bitten by Mugg the Dog and captured by Dick Tracy.
  • Henry "Hardcase" Horan{2003}- a junville offender he was sentenced to 15 years in prison; released in 1994 He nearly kills Dick Tracy trapped in a snowbank but doesn't. Years later Trying to fix a satellite navigation system he spots a sailboat in trouble in a storm and uses a skiff to rescue the people onboard-until a big wave overturns the boat. Horan scarifices his life to save a child.
  • Hightop Jones (1991) = Descendant of Flattop, involved in a young urban gang notorious for killing an inner-city kid (Tim Vick, a pun on "victim") for his sneakers. Sported a high-top afro hairstyle popular in the 90's.
  • Horace (1940) - Black Pearl gang member. Stock character thug. Captured by Jim Trailer
  • Hy Habeas (1931) -
  • Ice Man (1998) -
  • Influence (1946, 1947, 1981) - Used special colored contact lenses to mind control his victims. Was brought back thirty years later, reformed and working for the FBI. Appeared in the 90s Dick Tracy film played by Henry Silva, but was seen without his mind control abilities.
  • Intro {1968} - Apparent successor to "Odds Onn". Gang leader who tried to control world economy with stolen moon gold. Took pains to keep identity hidden-would only talk behind Iron grille; wore a black mesh/Chain mail mask and bulletproof underwear. Destroyed with his entire organization by Dick Tracy with atomic laser beam. {His real identity is never revealed-although it would have been a nice tie up if it was found to have been Ribbs Mocco-who literally fled from the Comic strip in the 1930s!}
  • Irma (1946) -
  • Itchell "Itchy" Oliver (1945) - Gangster with a skin condition which caused him to consistently scratch, hence his sobriquet. Shakey's friend, was introduced by Mrs. Shakey, who hoped to recover her late husband's money. Shot dead by Tracy on December 23, 1945; both Itchy and Mrs. B-B Eyes had attempted to starve Tracy to death in Mrs. B-B Eyes' basement as a means of revenge for her husband's demise. Killed by Tracy in self-defense. Brother Twitchy would later go on to face Tracy with another brother of BB Eyes. In the film from the 90's, he was often seen working alongside Flattop. He was the second to last gangster to be gunned down by Tracey.
  • Jade {1939} - Jewelry salesman who is captured and tortured by Wolley gang who almost succeed in killing him twice-the first time his life is saved by Pop Warner's son; then when Jade and Warner are about to be shot and killed their lives are saved by Dick Tracy.
  • J.C. Nitials (1941) - {anagaram for Initials} Littleface Finny gang member who was burned by Finny on chest after he used monogrammed handkerchief to commit robbery; sent to hospital. However burning was witnessed by building cleaners who reported incident to police, which put Tracy on trail of Littleface Finny
  • Jacques (1941) - Owner of Bird Club. Tried to kill Dick Tracy with a boulder; later killed by Dick Tracy when he tried to kill his wife Debbie Thorndike. Brother of B.B. Eyes and B.D. Eyes.
  • Jenny the Girl Singer (1943) - aka of Jinny Linn. Part of 88 Keyes gang; murdered by 88 Keyes when she discovered he planned to double cross her and Piano Turner. After her body is found by Dick Tracy, Piano Turner confesses.
  • Jer (1967) - Henchman of Piggy Butcher who assisted Piggy in the forcible shave of Mrs. Chin Chillar.
  • Jerome Trohs and Mama (1940) (Trohs is short spelled backwards. See also Mamma and the Midget) - Public Lawyer and sadistic secret gang leader who abandons his girlfriend "Mamma" to the Police. AKA "Joe Atom" in Wild West Rodeo Comic relief of story; swindles old couple out of Mountaintop Lodge; Trohs dies when scalded by "Mamma" in an outdoor shower.
  • Jim Pistol (1949) - Health Spa and exercise owner appears as comic relief in P.S. Tone episode; reappears years later with Tone as assistant.
  • Jimmy White (1933) - Thief and associate of Big Boy who twice tried to kill writer Jean Penfield from writing book about Big Boy's crime organization. He only succeeded in killing himself in car accident.
  • Joe Period (1955) - Partner to Flattop Jr. during city wide crime wave, responsible for the murder of Nothing Yonsen and the sister of Policewoman Lizz. Also killed Doctor Forbes and Paul Paperclip. Serving Life sentence in prison
  • Joe (1944) - Brow spy henchman, killed by June Summer
  • Johnny Ramm (1938) - Ran a protection racket until Tracy faked insanity/suicide and went undercover with Ramm gang under alias of Reppoc {Copper!} to bring Ramm gang to justice. Appears briefly in the big gangster meeting in the 1990s movie.
  • Johnny Nothing {2010} - grandson of "The Blank"; appears in a white blank face mask; committed a murder during a play with Dick Tracy and almost killed Tracy as well; wounded and in custody.
  • John Lavir (1939) - Brother of Lola Lavir the mistress accidentally killed by Edward Nuremoh before his suicide. Stabbed/injured by Tess Trueheart-he was later killed by one of his own guard dogs whom he had cruelly treated.
  • Johnny Scorn (1971) - Partner of "Pouch" and "Molene". His trademark is an addiction to popcorn. He keeps a movie-style popcorn machine in his penthouse residence, with a jumbo-size salt shaker and paper bags, and offers freshly popped popcorn to his visitors. After Molene blows herself up in an ammunition bunker, Pouch avenges her by placing blasting caps in Scorn's popcorn machine, killing Scorn.
  • JoJo Nidle (1938) - Nidle is a homophone for needle
  • Jules Sparkle (1945) - Jeweler.
  • Jumbler {2013} - alias of K.T.hunter. Wears glasses with the number 13 on them and a blue beret with the letter "J". On March 10, 2013 sent a video email to Dick Tracy claiming to be a Scottish Rumage sale {Jumbler}. Has a Teargas cane and a scottie dog named Crypto. On March 18, 2013 he steals a collection bag from a merchant dressed as a Reeve {Sherriff{!} at a Madrigal festival. LAter steals a collection of rare Comic books and the proceeds of a Jewelry store. Tracy discovers that Jumbler "announces" his robbery subject via a hacked computer jumbled word puzzle that appears in newspapers before he robbs. Captured April 14, 1013 by Tracy with the help of a Jumbler add!{Ironically a series of syndicated Jumble word crosswords began April 3, 2013 features a cartoon of Dick Tracy with the Puzzle!}
  • Junky Doolb (1940) (Doolb=Blood) - Gang leader who killed Fred Mason. Later killed by Police after he is tricked by Jerome Trohs into escaping from Jail with empty gun.
  • Karpse (1938) -
  • Kenneth Grebb (1932) - Blackmailer who ended up being buried alive in landslide.
  • The King (1951) - Powerful organized crime figure in Crewy Lou continuity who is, apparently, Big Boy's successor as boss of the city's mobs; shot by Crewey Low. The King succeeded by Mr. Crime
  • Kiss Andtel (1947) (A pun on kiss and tell) - A blonde singer engaged to Mumbles until she found out he was a thief during concert gigs; in revenge Mumbles stole her car which resulted in the death of Highway Patrolman (see above.) Later she was forced to sing with his old group after he threatened to blind her. At sea in a cabin cruiser Mumbles tied her up and sent up a bomb-which Dick Tracy threw overboard at last minute. She later becomes a singing star. Mother of Kisme Quick {1994} {a pun on Kiss Me quick} by Mumbles.
  • Kitten Sisters {1956} - Three triplets/robbers
  • Krome (1940) -
  • Laffy (1943) - Dies "Laughing" in jail cell when he accidentally cuts his wrist on broken ether bottle; his brother Lt. Kirk Smith is a hero who goes back to fighting in the China-Burma-India theater with the US Army Air Forces.
  • Larceny Lou (1932) - Leader of a gang of automobile thieves-until Tracy breaks up their racket. In a comic relief episode Tracy is engaged in a gun battle with a member of Lou's gang in a small town police station; the other cops who are also trapped-tell Tracy in a stage whisper that there is more ammunition for his pistol in a dresser drawer. The thug opens the drawer and drops via a trapdoor into a pickle barrel in the basement where he is captured.
  • Lee Ting (1938) -
  • Lewis Rewes Jr {1941} {Sewer spelled backward} Real name of "The Mole"
  • Lispy (1976) - Secret Head of a trio of female bank robbers gang and friend of PuckerPuss; two members of her gang are captured by police after one killed.
  • Lips Manlis [aka Bob Honor] (1936). - Early villain in strip. Later reforms and renames himself "Bob Honor" and helps Tracy in a case. In the Dick Tracy film, Manlis {played by Paul Sorvino} is kidnapped by "Big Boy" (who Lips was a mentor to). Manlis forced to sign over his crime "assets." Lips Manlis was then killed by "Flattop Jones" who puts Manlis into concrete overshoes and dumps Manlis into lake. {based on Frank Costello?}
  • Littleface Finny (1941.2011}- Gang leader/murderer/car and taxi hijacker/kidnapper/racketeer who tried to escape from Dick Tracy after nearly drowning in pond. He was recaptured by Tracy only after losing both his ears to frostbite trapped in a freezer. His face is covered with bee stings. His trademark is an unusually small face with large ears. In the movie, was one of the five gangsters under Lips Manlis who was killed by Flattop and Itchy at the beginning of the movie. In 2011 after coming out of prison agrees to wotk with police in infiltrating Panda/Mr Crime gang.
  • Lola {1941} - Secretary/Circus trapeze artist who saved Dick Tracy's Life after Littleface Finny's henchman untied window washer's platform Tracy was using to spy on Littleface. Later Kidnapped by Littleface, she was knocked unconscious in car accident after Litteface killed driver of hijacked car; found by Tracy
  • Lt. Teevo {2007} - {Pun on T.V.}- Communications expert in Police Department and informant for Mr. Crime and Panda. Shot and wounded Chief Patton when Patton refused to be recruited for "Mr Crime". Killed by man eating plant when Panda telent agency was being raided by Police
  • Madam Parfum (1968) - Partner of Posie Ermine; owns a Perfume shop "front" for hijacked perfume; arrested
  • Mamma (1940) - Overweight thuggish and sadistic girlfriend of Jerome Trohs who crushed Dick Tracy's Hand; escaped from prison and became a truck and car hijacker; scalded Trohs to death in an outdoor shower. In hand to hand combat, Tracy used the sling from his injured hand to subdue "Mamma" by nearly strangling her; she ended up handcuffed and back in prison.
  • Mar, The (1946) -
  • Marrg Plainsman {1967} Secretary at research Center who stole atomic device for Piggy Butcher who killed her. A hidden tape recorder she had with Piggy before her death gives Tracy evidence of Piggy involvement
  • Marty (1944) - Shaky gang member shot through hand and captured by Dick Tracy.
  • Matty Square (1965) - Stolen car parts gang leader who has a cigar smoking cat on his shoulder. Tries to kill Moon Maid after she "Zaps" three of his gang who tried to mug her/run her down; only succeeds in killing two of his own gang; after Tracy kills hitman Square hired-Square works for Mr. Bribery-who takes Square's cat-and his sister Ugly Christine. Accidentally boiled alive trying to set a trap for Dick Tracy
  • Max (1931) - Big Boy Gangster.
  • May and June Summer' (1944) - Pickpocket country twins who came to the city to break into Radio; Ironically they lose their biggest change at show business, when after escaping from Pat Patton, they refuse Vitamin Flintheart offer to work in his show-after seeing him hanging out at Police Headquarters they mistakenly think he is a police spy; both twins got mixed up with The Brow who blackmail them into his service by torturing one sister and forcing the other sister to collect his spy reports. But they managed to escape the Brow and were placed in protective custody. However, while leaving town, the Brow murdered their cab driver point blank as the car crashes in the river with the sisters trapped and were drowned as a result. After Tracy found their bodies, his investigation of their deaths led to Brow's capture.
  • Measles Enog (1945, 1981, 2012) - Trademark is red spots on face. Head of a dope smuggling racket. Escaping from Dick Tracy after a train wreck, Measles boarded a train compartment and tried to take Vitamin Flintheart and his wife hostage, until Vitamin knocked him out with a liquor bottle. Escaping again from the train onto a flooded plain Measles tries to flee from Tracy using a stolen boat and a swimming horse but is captured. In comic relief At the jail Measles tries to escape with smuggled tear gas capsules but only ends up tear gassed and locked in a cell by Chief Brandon.
  • "Melody" Fiske (1947) - Henchman in Dick Tracy Movie "Dick Tracy meets Gruesome". Hospitalized after a nasty car crash during an attempt to evade Tracey, Melody eventually died within the night.
  • Micky (1941) - Trolley driver part of Littleface Gang who was killed in hospital by henchman J.C. and his accomplice as he was confessing his part in robbery gang.
  • Micky (1942) - BB Eyes gang member-knocked out by his escaping boss and captured by police.
  • Mindy Ermine (1968) - Spoiled juvenile delinquent Daughter of "Posie" Ermine and evil twin counterpart of Sparkle Plenty; arrested after trying to stab Liz the Policewoman when she recognized Liz as an undercover Detective
  • Miss Deal (1965) - Secretary to Mr Bribery; when she unknowingly led police to Bribery's hideout he tried to kill her-she kicked him in the face before being arrested
  • Miss Fire (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini, comic in magazine, when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. Miss Fire was a public night club singer and part of a diamond smuggling ring who was foiled by Tracy and Catchem; her gimmick is singing-and speaking-in rhyme.
  • Miss Intro (1968) - see "Painted Lady"
  • Miss Rinkles (1973) - The discovery of a skull of a gangster who had been found beheaded in the 1920s leads Tracy and Catchem to his psychotic/eccentric half sister- who resembles a female version of "Pruneface"- and keeps a guillotine in her basement.
  • Mistress of Death {2001} Con woman who gets money by "preaching" that "Life is Short..do what you want." Hides Money in an abandoned church. When three of her co workers try to rob her, she kills them and makes it look like she and her children are victiums. When the victiums prove not to be the Mistress and her two children, Tracy releases an innocent suspect he accidentally comes in contact with Mistress daughter who really has found religion. The Mistress flees to Florida where to find more money to finance her lifestyle, she reinvents herself as a "MIstress of Faith". Before Tracy and Catchem can arrest her, she is electrocuted by lighting strikes a metal pole she was holding.
  • Mole, The (1941, 1971, 1981, 2012, 2013) - A career Criminal since 1911 and ex-Counterfeiter who was thought to have been killed by own gang in 1926; literally brought from underground from collapsed tunnel and captured by Dick Tracy. Confessed that he saved his own life by promising his gang a permanent hideout as long as he lived free of charge-instead killed them and took their money (see Duke the Dip above). The Mole reappeared 30 years later—reformed and stricken with arthritis—in cameo concerning his granddaughter Molene, Johnny Scorn and Pouch. During this continuity, Tracy confided to his wife Tess that he had "always liked the Mole" ... an astonishing statement, since—when Tracy and the Mole first met—the Mole was a homicidal psychopath. Along with Pouch saved Spencer Toad from serial killer Simon "Sweatbox" Baux in 2013.
  • Molene (1971) - Granddaughter of "The Mole"; trapped in an underground munitions bunker by the police, she grabbed a hand grenade from an accomplice and blew up herself, the bunker and an accomplice. She looked like a female version of the Mole, but usually kept her face veiled. Her partner Johnny Scorn escaped via a secret escape tunnel. All that is ever found of "Molene" is her hairnet on a bush.
  • Momma and the Midget (1940) - see Jerome Trohs and Mamma above
  • Mona Clyde (1945) - Secretary to Mr. Sparkle.
  • Morgancoin AKA Agent 20 (1942) Pruneface accomplice who was trapped by Police in house after he tried to escape from Pruneface; killed by Pruneface; body carried out by Dr. Rex to Police.
  • Moron Plenty - Father of B.O. Plenty
  • Mousey (1949, 1981) - Shoplifter who created distractions by letting mice loose in shops. After serving her sentence, she reforms and opens up a pet store.
  • Mountain Man (1997) -
  • Mr. Bribery (1965) - Alias of "Joie Packet," and brother of Ugly Christine. Murderer, drug smuggler, pickpocket, influence peddler, briber and blackmailer. Perhaps the most gruesome of Tracy's villains, Mr. Bribery decapitated people and shrunk their heads. He wanted Dick Tracy to be part of his collection, and set out to kill him. He also had a cigar smoking cat and maintained discipline in his gang by branding them. He had a habit of talking to his rose plant and making decisions based on a Ouija board. On the run after stealing a space coupe and escaping from Tracy—who uncovered evidence of all his crimes—Bribery was sent to the State Pen. {#620}. He escaped from prison by bribing the Chin Chillars to steal a space coupe with the offer of trying to recover a fortune of his money that was lost in orbit. After recovering the loot, the Chin Chillars gave Bribery alcohol to drink until he passed out and then "returned" Bribery to prison by dropping/killing him from a great height through the Prison carpentry shop roof. The money was then destroyed while escaping from Dick Tracy.
  • Mr. Crime (1952) - Powerful organized crime figure, apparently the King's successor as head of the city's (and possibly the nation's) mob. To all appearances a legitimate businessman named George Alpha, he is, in reality, the "boss of all crime in America." After being killed in a shootout with Tracy and Catchem, he is replaced briefly by Odds Zonn and later by Willie the Fifth. On June 17, 2012 Davy Mylar revealed he found Alpha's old strongbox of blackmail information and using the internet set himself up as the new Mr. Crime. Mylar was killed in the police raid on his HQ and his money was given to his mother by his associate Blaze Rise.
  • Mr Crime {2012} aka Davy Mylar {See Mr. Crime of 1952 for biography}
  • Mr. Kleen {2013} Criminal defense attorney. When asked by the late "Mr Crime" shadowy associates to represent B.B. Eyes, Doubleup and Abner Kadaver (So they wouldn't "sing" {Talk} to avoid long prison sentences} Kleen claims he can get off Double Up and B.B. Eyes-but not Kadaver!
  • Mr. Kroywen (1940) -
  • Mr. Natnus (1939, Suntan spelled backwards) -
  • Mr. Oily (Not to be confused with the 1941 Oily) (2001, 2006) - A killer whose main MO is boiling his victims in steaming oil. Was captured by Tracy in 2001 then broke free and kidnapped Tracy and Liz. He was eventually defeated by a minor ally, Don Quick Oatie, who caused a fire which caused Oily's accomplice "Boily" to fall back into his own vat of oil; later Oatie "attacks" a "Dragon" {an electric windmill} where Oily and Slick have taken refuge; Oily and Slick accidentally fall into an electric power plant and are killed when it blows up.
  • Mr. Pops (2009) - Former high tech weapons dealer who was ratted out by one of his employees. Found out that the employee used the Witness Protection Program to become Ringo, ringmaster, so he disguised himself as the clown Mr. Pops to kill Ringo. Nearly gets eaten by a tiger, but is rescued by Dick Tracy before being arrested.
  • Mr. Toirtap{1940} {Patriot spelled backwards} Newspaper publisher who once employed the "Black Pearl" but who fired her after her articles became too "wild" for him to publish; helped Tracy trace "Black Pearl".
  • Mrs. A.B. Hamlet (1943) - Hired 88 Keyes gang to murder her wealthy husband for insurance money; she was murdered by 88 Keyes-who had been an old lover of hers; he leaves the sleeping woman in a car to be hit by a train.
  • Mrs. Anna Enog {1945, A spoof of Eggnog} - Corrupt Jail matron and Part of Dope smuggling racket at County Jail where Gravel Girty was imprisoned. When Gertie caught on to the fact that they were using her as part of the racket, Enog tried to push her into pump machinery but was killed when she accidentally slipped into machinery herself. She was the mother of gangster Measles. Enog accomplice was a jail guard who confessed about racket before committing suicide.
  • Mrs. Chin Chillar (1967, 1968, 2013) - Femme fatale wife of George Chin Chillar and sister of Purdy Fallar. She was a young woman who wore a skimpy black bunny-like costume, high heel boots, large dangling earrings, feathery necklace with matching bracelets, a dagger tucked into her bustier, and upswept blonde hair. She also wore a small beard on her chin, as did her husband, who often called her "Doll" and "Baby." The Chin Chillars conspired with Mr. Bribery to steal a police space coupe and collect $100,000 that was orbiting the Earth. The trio successfully captured the money, but the Chin Chillars got Bribery drunk and killed him by dropping him from a great height into the prison from which he had been freed. The couple was then chased by Dick Tracy and Diet Smith, who followed them in another space coupe. The Chin Chillars escaped their pursuers, but they also lost the $100,000 when it burned up in the atmosphere during the chase. Mrs. Chin Chillar and her husband then sought asylum on Piggy Butcher's "farm" (a front for a stolen car operation), but Piggy took them prisoner and made them sleep in his stables. Piggy took a fancy to the flirtatious Mrs. Chin Chillar and made her his personal slave and lover. She cooked his meals and dutifully fulfilled his needs no matter the time of day. Piggy also forced Mr. Chin Chillar to use the stolen space coupe to hijack an armored car. Piggy became increasingly obsessed with his "housemother" (nickname he gave Mrs. Chin Chillar), though he didn't like her beard. He eventually ordered his men to shave it off, but he stopped them when she cried out in pain, leaving her with two beards. Meanwhile, Tracy and Sam had tracked the missing space coupe to Piggy's farm and were doing air surveillance when the Chin Chillars spotted them. The couple flagged down Tracy and Sam and agreed to work for them to spy against Piggy. Tracy gave them a wrist TV to communicate with the police, but Piggy's henchman discovered the device and reported it to Piggy. Piggy was infuriated by the betrayal of his "housemother" and forced her and her husband to hang by their hands in his bedroom until they agreed to get the wrist TV to work. They were finally rescued when Moon Maid and Tracy invaded Piggy's farm, captured Piggy, and arrested the Chin Chillars. The Chin Chillars were later released on bail, whereupon they tracked down and captured a very drunk Piggy, who was also free on bond. They dragged Piggy back to their apartment but accidentally strangled him before they could torture him as they had intended. Tracy and Sam arrived at the apartment just at this point, and a panicked Mr. Chin Chillar opened fire on them. Mr. Chin Chillar was killed in the ensuing gunfight, and his wife was arrested and sent to prison. Mrs. Chin Chillar made several more appearances during the subsequent case involving her brother Purdy Fallar. In 2013 Notta is shown to be out of prison and helping to take care of her brother Purdy. Her maiden name was Notteema Fallar, but she went by Notta Fallar, a funny play on words because of her beard. In a 1968 television documentary, Chester Gould identified Mrs. Chin Chillar as one of the most popular characters in the history of the Dick Tracy strip.
  • Mrs. De Phyester {1947} - Setrotype rich woman whose Charity Concert proceeds are robbed by the Mumbles gang.
  • Mrs. Fencer (1974) - Wife of Fencer; killed by tornado
  • Mrs. Jenkins (1943) - Widowed Mother of Bud Jenkins- who works nights in defense plant and is heartbroken at her son's death because of Flattop Jones.
  • Mrs. Kincaid (1954) -
  • Mrs. Mahoney (1945) - Fourth wife of Shaky and mother of Breathless Mahoney; knew of Shaky after she went to school with his sister. She also figured out where Shaky had hidden and had Breathless find Shaky's remains with the unwitting help of the police. After losing a contest to Breathless over who can stay awake the longest and keep Shaky's money {due to a bad heart} she tries to stop Breathless from leaving with Shaky's money by shooting Breathless in shoulder; taken into custody by police. Later hired Shoulders to recover the money. After wanting to go straight, she was talked into helping Itchy get the money from B.O. Plenty, was killed by Itchy when she betrayed him.
  • Mrs. Pruneface (1943) - The wife of Pruneface, tried to avenge him by killing Tracy, but later ended up getting stupidly drowned in a pool after killing a newly wedded man. It was later discovered that Pruneface was still alive, and Mrs. Pruneface had gotten herself killed for nothing at all. Like her husband, her face is also disfigured from a gasoline fire while escaping from the "old Country".
  • Mrs. Thorndike (1942) - Mother of Debbie Thorndike; saves Dick Tracy and Debbie Thorndike's life twice-first by stopping runaway furnace (her late husband was a furnace contractor); and then by using her car to knock B.B.Eyes car into basement stairwell.
  • Mrs. Van Hosen (1945) - Wealthy recluse who appears briefly in Breathless Mahoney episode. Appears years later in same role on Archie's TV-Funnies.
  • Mrs. Volts (1948) -
  • Mumbles (1947, 1955, 1979, 1990, 1994, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Guitar player of "Mumbles Quartet" singing band who also steals women's rings off their fingers; murderer and thief, later a blackmailer/extortionist. Twice appeared after seemingly being "killed" in 1947 and 1955. In 1979 Mumbles returns posing as his own clone in an attempt to swindle Diet Smith. In 1990 he was seen again in the comic strip after being arrested after serving as comic relief "consultant" in a Dick Tracy" movie. Mumbles dies October 30, 1994 and is buried at sea-but comes back to a life in crime in 2011! His trademark is never speaking clearly—"mumbling". This was indicated whenever he speaks by letters being left out of his dialogue and third persons often asking "What did he say?" Played by Dustin Hoffman in the 90s film.
  • Murky Depps (1986) - Involved in payola. Like Mumbles he doesn't speak clearly. This was indicated by just a squiggle in his dialogue balloons. His intent could be discerned by his close associates and they would echo what he had said.
  • Mussell (1941) Littleface Finny gang member-captured by Dick Tracy along with Littleface at end of episode.
  • Nah Tay (1965) Headshrinker works for Mr Bribery; when he decides to kill Bribery instead to Tracy, he is double crossed by Bribery who tips off Brother of a "headshrinking" victium; Nah Tay is kidnapped and thrown out of a borrowed space coup into outer space; body recovered by Dick Tracy
  • Nat the Fur King (1939) -
  • Neely (1937) - Supena Thug along with "Dirks" tried to murder Junior Tracy. The Blank gassed them both in Dick Tracy's garage. Dirks and Neely were members of old Redrum Gang.
  • Nellie Wharton (1943; 2013) - Naive farm girl tricked by 88 Keyes into helping him escape from Dick Tracy and drive her father's stolen car. When she realized who he really was (after she sees him hold up and rob a country store), she wrecked the car to try to kill herself, 88 Keyes and Red Bluff. She survives and returns to the farm. Still appears as a young girl on father's farm July 2013!
  • Nellie the Secretary (1949) - {Nellie Biggs} Part of diet swindle run by the villain Pear-Shape. Captured by Tracy. Sentenced to five years and paroled
  • Newsuit Nan {1952} - Information broker and associate of Mr Crime; strangled by Mr Crime November 4, 1952
  • Nilon Hoze (1946) - A pun on Nylon hose. Under arrest for murder he commits suicide by running in front of a speeding truck
  • No Face {2003} - Criminal who has no face.
  • Nofel aka Agent 26 (1944, Nofel is an anagram of felon) - An Axis spy in World War I and World War II and illegal alien who was the Brow's spy in a rooming house; captured by Dick Tracy. The Summer Sisters tried to pawn his field glasses and were captured by the Brow.
  • Nothing Yonson (1955) - Nightclub owner and employer of thug Joe Period. Shot by Flattop Jr and Joe Period during robbery.
  • Notta Fallar aka Notteema Fallar aka Mrs. Chin Chillar (1967, 1968, 2013) - Femme fatale wife of George Chin Chillar and sister of Purdy Fallar. She was a young woman who wore a skimpy black bunny-like costume, high heel boots, large dangling earrings, feathery necklace with matching bracelets, a dagger tucked into her bustier, and upswept blonde hair. She also wore a small beard on her chin, as did her husband, who often called her "Doll" and "Baby." The Chin Chillars conspired with Mr. Bribery to steal a police space coupe and collect $100,000 that was orbiting the Earth. The trio successfully captured the money, but the Chin Chillars got Bribery drunk and killed him by dropping him from a great height into the prison from which he had been freed. The couple was then chased by Dick Tracy and Diet Smith, who followed them in another space coupe. The Chin Chillars escaped their pursuers, but they also lost the $100,000 when it burned up in the atmosphere during the chase. Mrs. Chin Chillar and her husband then sought asylum on Piggy Butcher's "farm" (a front for a stolen car operation), but Piggy took them prisoner and made them sleep in his stables. Piggy took a fancy to the flirtatious Mrs. Chin Chillar and made her his personal slave and lover. She cooked his meals and dutifully fulfilled his needs no matter the time of day. Piggy also forced Mr. Chin Chillar to use the stolen space coupe to hijack an armored car. Piggy became increasingly obsessed with his "housemother" (nickname he gave Mrs. Chin Chillar), though he didn't like her beard. He eventually ordered his men to shave it off, but he stopped them when she cried out in pain, leaving her with two beards. Meanwhile, Tracy and Sam had tracked the missing space coupe to Piggy's farm and were doing air surveillance when the Chin Chillars spotted them. The couple flagged down Tracy and Sam and agreed to work for them to spy against Piggy. Tracy gave them a wrist TV to communicate with the police, but Piggy's henchman discovered the device and reported it to Piggy. Piggy was infuriated by the betrayal of his "housemother" and forced her and her husband to hang by their hands in his bedroom until they agreed to get the wrist TV to work. They were finally rescued when Moon Maid and Tracy invaded Piggy's farm, captured Piggy, and arrested the Chin Chillars. The Chin Chillars were later released on bail, whereupon they tracked down and captured a very drunk Piggy, who was also free on bond. They dragged Piggy back to their apartment but accidentally strangled him before they could torture him as they had intended. Tracy and Sam arrived at the apartment just at this point, and a panicked Mr. Chin Chillar opened fire on them. Mr. Chin Chillar was killed in the ensuing gunfight, and his wife was arrested and sent to prison. Mrs. Chin Chillar made several more appearances during the subsequent case involving her brother Purdy Fallar. In 2013 Notta is shown to be out of prison and helping to take care of her brother Purdy. Her maiden name was Notteema Fallar, but she went by Notta Fallar, a funny play on words because of her beard. In a 1968 television documentary, Chester Gould identified Mrs. Chin Chillar as one of the most popular characters in the history of the Dick Tracy strip.
  • Numbers - Caprice's Accountant
  • Nurse (?) (1974) -Kidnapped by Big Brass who tried to use her in getaway after murdering her employer; unharmed after Brass killed
  • Odds Zonn (1952, A pun on phrase "Odds On") - Successor to "Mr. Crime." His gimmick is tossing dice in one hand. Tries to get rid of Tracy by trying to kill him and then by bribery. An armored car robbery causes him and his daughter to suffer radioactive poisoning. Killed by own bullet which bounces off Tracy's bullet-proof glass. (Based on Johnny Torrio?)
  • Oily (1941) - Gas Station attendant and secret accomplice of The Mole. After being wounded and knocked unconscious by Mole he is then taken away by the Police which accidentally leads to hidden door being unblocked so Tracy can escape Mole's Tunnel. That specific strip was published the day after Pearl Harbor and is possibly the best known by those who kept December 8, 1941 issues of newspapers.
  • Old Mike the Smuggler (1933) - Tried to kill Chief Brandon and Junior Tracy by blowing his own ship up but only succeeded in killing himself.
  • One-Eyed Jack (2009) - Thief, owner of a high end casino and Queenie's brother. He framed BO Plenty by giving him a large amount of money. He, like Queenie, dresses like a playing card, with the exception that he has only one eye. He is killed by the King of Clubs.
  • Oodles (1955) -
  • Open-Mind Monty (1954) -
  • Packets, The (1965) - see "Ugly Christine" (Christine Packet") and her brother "Mr. Bribery" (Joie Packet)
  • Painted Lady aka "Miss Intro" (1968) - Beautiful daughter of Mr. Intro and head of a crime syndicate that stole women's hair. She drove her wig supplier nearly insane with demands for off white blond wigs. She owned a night club called "The Painted Lady" which served as a front for her criminal activities (women patrons were assaulted and their hair stolen). Most of her clothes were painted on. Later killed by her boyfriend Hy Jacky.
  • Palmy (1942) - Part of B.B. Eyes gang who helped kidnap Patrolman O'Malley; captured by Dick Tracy after gun battle.
  • Panda {1941; 1952; 2011} -Makes a cameo appearance as a member of the Littleface Finny gang who collects the money for Charley Yenom ransom of Littleface. The original Mr. Crime's right hand man tossed Tonsils to the barracuda. Captured by Dick Tracy, served prison, and was recruited by the new Mr. Crime to run his "Injustice League" of criminals. Had Kadaver kill the other three members of Mumbles' quartet. Killed by a barracuda when he accidentally fell into same pool Tonsils had been killed years before.
  • Paroll Lea (1966) - Ex convict killed by accomplices; found by Tracy in City park. Pun of Parole{e}
  • Peaches De Cream (1972) - Born with beardless face-disguised himself as a woman. Arrested by Tracy for robbery in 1938 and exposed/arrested again by Tracy in 1972. Pun on "peaches and cream".
  • Pear-shape Tone (1949, 1981) - Originally a pot-bellied man who operated a mail-order diet business (a swindle) and a hot jewelry ring as well. After serving his sentence, he became a genuine health fanatic, slimmed down, reformed, and returned to the strip in a brief cameo as an assistant to Jim Pistol. He is Chester Gould's caricature of himself.
  • Pedro Gonzales (1949) - Pear Shape Gang-helicopter pilot who was blackmailed by Pear Shape for his part in robbery/murder of elderly widow Mrs. Waldo; tried to leave Pear Shape to the lions in zoo.
  • Pete Reppoc {1938} - member of Johnny Ramm's gang who after being bailed out of jail gives police evidence to convict Ramm's gang; revealed to be Dick Tracy in disguise! {Reppoc is COPPER spelled backward!}
  • Piano Turner (1943) - Part of 88 Keyes gang who murdered A.B.Hamlet for money. Confessed about the gang's activities after Jenny the Girl Singer was murdered. He claims A.B. Hamlet was gang's 4th killing.
  • Piggy Butcher (1967, 1968) - Murderer and stolen car gang leader. His trademark was an addiction to a transistor radio with an ear-plug. He took the Chin Chillars prisoner when they sought refuge on his "farm" (actually a stolen car operation) and made the beautiful Mrs. Chin Chillar his personal slave and paramour. The Chin Chillars then helped Dick Tracy and the police to invade Piggy's farm, and Piggy was successfully taken into custody when Moon Maid lasered him into submission. Obsessed with taking revenge on Moon Maid, Piggy concocted a crazy plan to kidnap her by sending Pollyanna and his men to a police ball and use a stolen laser gun to subdue Moon Maid. The plan failed when the laser gun accidentally went off, vaporizing Pollyanna and Piggy's men. On the run from Dick Tracy and bankrupt after his organization had been smashed by the police, Piggy was hunted down and killed by the Chin Chillars.
  • Pinhead (2002) - A bank robber who, with his gang of seven other people, pretended to be a group of terrorists, with Pinhead cleverly disguising his overly small head with a larger mask.=
  • Pinkie the Stabber (1931) - First criminal arrested by Dick Tracy, before Tracy even joined the Police force. Ex-boxer and stick up ace who tried to disguise himself as a woman in police custody but was tricked into revealing himself by Tracy with a left hook.
  • Piston Puss (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini, comic magazine, when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. Piston was an auto parts store robber whose plans are foiled by Tracy and Catchem; his gimmick is a head shaped like an auto piston.
  • Pollyanna (1967) - Luscious moll of Piggy Butcher whom Piggy tried to use to kidnap Moon Maid. She dressed up like Moon Maid as part of a scheme to crash a police costume ball and capture Moon Maid. A laser gun used in this plot accidentally went off, killing her and three others.
  • Poptop Jones - The father of Flattop, Auntie Flattop, Blowtop, and Sharptop made his only appearance during the Sharptop continuity. Poptop was a laid-back rural character, similar to B.O. Plenty, with a penchant for guzzling soda (or perhaps beer?) from an endless supply of cans with "pop-top" openers. The consumption of all that carbonated beverage caused Poptop to belch constantly.
  • Posie Ermine (1968) - Wears dark glasses and Posie in hat; racketeer hijacker of stolen Prefume and stolen guns. Killed a cereal Company executive because his daughter didn't win a cereal contest trip to the moon. Captured after accidentally falling into his own quicksand trap.
  • Pouch (1971,2013) - Accomplice of Molene and Johnny Scorn. Had a face vaguely resembling a kangaroo's face. Pouch was originally an immensely fat man who exhibited himself in a freakshow. He drastically lost weight but his skin did not shrink; it formed a "dewlap" at his throat and similar pouches all over his body. Pouch had snap fasteners surgically implanted into these, and used the pouches to conceal contraband. Got away with killing Johnny Scorn because Tracy thinks Scorn death was an accident. Made a cameo appearance selling Balloons who helps Mole save Spencer Toad from killer Simon "Sweatbox" Baux {February 15, 2013}
  • Professor Emirc (1939; Emirc is crime spelled backwards) - Aided Stooge Viller after he got out of jail.
  • Professor Linwood J. Starling (1945) - Appeared in the Dick Tracy movie. A stargazing, charlatan-seer and extortionist. Killed by "Splitface".
  • Professor Roloc Bard (1940) - Scientist kidnapped by Yogee Yamma to make gas to hypnotize wealthy widows; rescued by Dick Tracy. In a 1986 Dick Tracy story Bard is kidnapped by Flattop Jones and handed over to Pruneface in 1944. This, despite Prunceface dying in 1942.
  • Pruneface aka Boche "German" (1942, 1983) - Stereotype sadistic German sabotage agent whose plans against America are unraveled when his accomplice Cal Bullet Jr comes under investigation for murder of his own father. Other accomplices are Tojo the spy; Clara the disk jockey and Morgancoin. He kills Cal Bullet Jr and tries to kill Dick Tracy and Patrolman O'Copper but ends up with a broken leg after trying to catch Junior Tracy who made off with sabotage device belonging to Pruneface. Cornered in a freezing house by Dick Tracy and Police, Pruneface is captured nearly frozen. Reappears years later with unrepentant Nazi Dr. Cyros Freezedrei who unfroze Pruneface back to life. Pruneface again tries to kill Tracy—for the death of Mrs. Pruneface—by freezing. Tracy "dies" but is brought back to life by Sam Catchem. Pruneface is captured by an Israeli agent and taken to trial abroad for war crimes (Years after his last appearance, the comic strip showed a movie version of Dick Tracy story being filmed which had actors playing Pruneface and Flattop Jones together firing machine guns at Dick Tracy). His trademark is wrinkled lines down the sides of his cheeks. In 1990 "Dick Tracy" movie, Pruneface was killed by the Blank after the abduction of Police spy Bug Bailey.
  • Prunella - Daughter of Pruneface. Partnered with fellow villainous female offspring Angeltop (Daughter of Flattop) and Quiver (daughter of Shaky).
  • Pucker Puss (1976) - Killer who had false teeth and a small "pucker" of a mouth. Killed after kidnapping Liz the Policewoman.
  • Purdy Fallar (1968, 2013) - Murderer, thief, and brother of Notta Chin Chillar. He was quite handsome (Lizz and Moon Maid swooned when he flirted with them), and his name was a pun on "pretty fellow." He grew extremely long sharp fingernails on the first two fingers of his right hand, which he used to slice open giant escargot (large snails native to the Moon) to extract their meat. Purdy kept in practice by slicing open grapefruits with his fingers. He came to Tracy's attention when he used his fingernails to slice open a man's throat, though Tracy could not prove it. Purdy worked for Diet Smith on the moon and used laser guns to mine gold. He conspired with an unnamed accomplice to steal gold and sell it to Mr. Intro, and eventually went solo in this venture after he used the laser gun to kill his partner. Before Purdy could complete his transaction with Intro, Tracy caught up with him on the moon and subdued him by beating him to a bloody pulp. In desperation, Purdy committed suicide by running out into the extreme cold of the moon, where he was quick frozen in a standing position. Dr. Klippoff later claimed to revive Purdy from his deep freeze, but this was exposed as a hoax. In 2013 Purdy is shown to be alive and in the care of his sister Notta.
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  • Putty-Puss aka Harley Niav (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2011, 2012) - A brilliant actor disfigured in a car "accident" created by a jealous colleague. Underwent an experimental surgical technique that allowed his face to become like putty, able to become any likeness but sagging after one hour. He decided to become a bank robber, using his skills and his face to impersonate David Letterman, Ronald Reagan, Albert Einstein and even Tracy himself. Eventually captured but has returned to plague Tracy several times.
  • Queenie aka "Emerald Empress" (2007) - Dresses like the "Queen of Diamonds" playing card. Held Dick Tracy at gunpoint until he throws (fake) diamond behind him off roof toward river; she leaps after it and both fake emerald and Queenie literally go down the working smokestack of a tugboat.
  • Quiver (1984) - Daughter of Shaky, and partner of Angeltop; stepsister of Breathless Mahoney.
  • Red Bluff (1943) - Navy deserter killed by 88 Keyes; discovery of his body by Police led to 88 Keyes own death at the hands of Dick Tracy.
  • Ribs Mocco (1931) - Big Boy Gang member. Although first criminal-along with Spike-to be arrested by Dick Tracy for payroll robbery after Tracy becomes a policeman, he is a bane to Dick Tracy throughout the 1930s, not only in weekly but also in the early Sunday editions of Dick Tracy as well. (The early Sunday editions had separate Dick Tracy stories from the weekly plot.) Mocco tries to set up Dick Tracy by using Stooge Viller, and fails. After Viller is arrested 1934, Ribbs flees town (and comic strip). Appears briefly during the big gangster meeting in the 1990 movie, and is referred to as "Mocca".
  • Rhodent (1959) - Noted as one of the Tracy villains who openly acknowledged that he looked unusual. In the movie, he was one of the five gangsters killed by Flattop and Itchy at the beginning of the movie.
  • Rod Bender (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini-comic in Reader's Digest when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. Bender was an underworld "Torpedo" (killer) who with an accomplice tried to blow up Tracy's squad car but was captured. Bender's trademark is bending an automobile rod in his hands.
  • Rughead (1955) - Wig-wearing gang leader who stole furs. Killed in gun battle with Dick Tracy in the sewers.
  • "Sailor" Kelly (1942) - Boyfriend of Debbie Thorndike who was knocked unconscious when Debbie was kidnapped by "B.B. Eyes" gang in hijacked milk wagon. Both milkman and "Sailor" were found by Patrolman in the street.
  • Sal Monella{2004} {pun on salmonella} -promoted a fake rock concert. When Exposed he tried to escape in back of garbage truck but followed by Detectice Frisk; shots were fired; truck contents dumped into garbage scow dumped into bay. No trace of either found except a shoe of Frisk. Declared missing March 9, 2004
  • Sam "The Lever" Doty (1937) - Ex-Member of "Redrum Gang" and only member of gang still in slot machine racket. Slot machine gang leader who was kidnapped by The Blank; tied up and thrown out of a speeding car by the Blank into police HQ; tricked by Tracy into revealing that Blank's mug shot is in police files.
  • Scardol (1939) - Stolen car gang leader and Police killer gangster who kills three lawmen and who tried to bury Dick Tracy under wet cement but ends up under concrete himself.
  • Schultze Innis (1937) - Gang leader killed by The Blank by being tossed out of airplane; body was found after it crashed through a farmhouse roof. Part of old Redrum gang of 1926.
  • Scorpio (1969) - Crime boss who has a "scorpion" outlined on his face.
  • Selbert DePool (1941) - Crazy killer who murdered his uncle so his aunt could inherit money. Killed his aunt and later killed an employee when she suspect his mental hospital past. Investigation of her death caused DePool to try to escape in a hijacked parade float; the part DePool was in hit an underpass and DePool was killed
  • Shaky Trembly (1944) - Extortionist who tried to use Snowflake Falls to extort money from banker; she broke his hand and tried to turn him over to the police, but he escaped and kidnapped her. He fractured her bones and nearly succeeded in freezing and drowning her; After stealing Vitamin Flintheart's fur coat it caught fire; Shaky killed fireman O'Brien and tried to escape Dick Tracy; however he only succeeded in being trapped in an ice coffin His body was discovered in 1945 by stepdaughter Breathless Mohoney; after inquest on Shaky's body, Breathless stole the strong box keys which were hidden in Shaky's shoe. His trademark is the continual "shaking" of his body; father of Quiver and stepfather of Breathless Mahoney.
  • Sharptop Jones - Sharptop is Flattop's twin brother and exact double except for a distinctive cowlick which makes one strand of Sharptop's hair protrude straight upwards from the familiar flat cranium. Sharptop and Flattop were raised separately and had almost no contact with each other; whereas Flattop became a notorious criminal, Sharptop had a respected career as a college professor and refused to discuss his infamous brother, whom he claimed he barely knew. During a post-Gould continuity, Sharptop was apparently possessed by the spirit of his deceased brother, causing Sharptop (allegedly Flattop inhabiting Sharptop's body) to assemble a gang of henchmen and commit a crime wave. During his criminal activities, Sharptop used hair oil to slick down his cowlick, thus becoming a double of Flattop. Tracy was able to arrest him after Sharptop apparently managed to overcome the supernatural possession and evict Flattop's soul from his body. The strip never established whether a genuine supernatural occurrence had taken place, and Tracy himself refused to comment on it ... except to note that Sharptop's long respectable academic career would be taken into consideration by the district attorney.
  • Shoulders (1946) - Extremely broad-shouldered handsome thug hired by Mrs. Mahoney to recover Shaky's money. He acquired a brush salesman's sample case and used this to pose as a traveling salesman. In the movie, was one of the five gangsters killed by Flattop and Itchy at the beginning of the movie.
  • Short Circuit (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini, comic magazine, when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. Circuit gimmick was being a "little person" diamond thief at a millionaires ball whose plans are foiled by Tracy and Catchem.
  • Shorty the Dip (1945) - Part of Measles gang. Killed in auto crash after Measles tried to kill Dick Tracy who was trapped on bumper of gangster's car.
  • Simon "Sweatbox" Baux (2013) - When Lake Freedom is drained on the site of a Japanese American Interment camp a box is found with a Simon Baux confession to a 1947 murder {see Stephen Baux}; an accidental discovery by Spencer Toad reveals additional murder victims and the discovery that philanthorist Simon Baux as a seccret serial killer; trying to escape from Dick Tracy and Detective Ebony, Baux is killed when his car skidds on ice and hits a moving train head on February 24, 2013. Gimmick is that he is continually sweating.
  • Simon Little (1945) - Diamond cutter for Mr. Sparkle.
  • Sketch Paree (1949) - An insane clothing designer, responsible for the death of Talcum Freely, a rival clothing designer. Paree led Dick Tracy and Sam Catchem into a death trap in the river. Used a sponge mask to drown his victims. He also talked to a little doll named Babee. Later killed.
  • Sleet (1948) - Featured the first appearance of Sam Catchem as Tracy's new partner.
  • Slick {2006} - Mr Oily lawyer who had a scam to steal gasoline; unsuccessfully urges Oily to stick to "white Color Crime"; killed when he fell off power windmill
  • Sludge (2006) - Henchmen of Mr Oily who captured Tracy and Liz; accidentally crashed into Oily garage. Unknown if killed in garage fire or arrested by police.
  • Snake Eyes (1992) -
  • Snails {2001} - Overweight Criminal mastermind. He first tricks two bank robbers into thinking he has followed them to find the proceeds of a bank robbery-in fact he stays in a hideout and at gunpoint forces them to run though a railing to their deaths in a street below. Tracy investigates but can't charge Snails with any crime. Snails recruits five accomplices to rob an armored car; because Snails takes the slowest Taxi and causes traffic buildup but hasn't committed a crime, Tracy can't arrest him but can only follow him. Snails causes an armored car crash in which two guards and all his accomplices are killed either in the crashs or by Snails himself. Snails gives himself away with his craving for snails where he is captured in a restaurant and the stolen cash recovered. Gimmick is his craving for Snails and his saying "I'm Slow but...".
  • Snowflake Falls (1944) - Model used by Shaky in a scheme to extort money from banker; married Vitamin Flintheart despite 30 year difference in age; kidnapped, suffered fractured bones, and nearly froze to death after being tossed off pier by Shaky.
  • Sphinx (1951) - Accomplice of Crewy Lou, was rendered a mute after drinking poison meant for one of his enemies. Alias are "John Ren" and "Beaker".
  • Spike Dyke (1931) - A Big Boy gang thug. Arrested by Dick Tracy along with Ribbs Mocco for payroll robbery.
  • Splitface (1945) - Dick Tracy movie villain. A pyscopath who went to jail for murdering. He gets disguised by an inmate's knife, hence the name. After being released, he intended to kill the fourteen members of the jury who sent him to prison. However, because of an extortionist "professor" who knew of his actions, Splitface only managed to kill two of the jury along with the "professor" and the mortician whom he stole the knives from before he kidnaps Tess Trueheart is kidnapped, with Junior Tracy leaving a trail for Tracy to follow and capture Splitface.
  • Spots (1960) - Always shown with spots in front of his face. Attempts to secure sums of money; first by fraudulent means that lead him to commit murder and then by blackmail. Killed in street shootout with Tracy.
  • Steve "The Tramp" Brogan aka 27064 (1932, 1933, 1934, 1941, 1986) - Started out as common thug guilty of assaults, prison escapes, and killing a US mailman. The Tramp tangled with Dick Tracy throughout 1933-1934 until he went back to prison in 1934. A reformed man, he was released in 1941 and opened up a fruit stand. He was framed by Duke for an armored car robbery, but was later freed by Dick Tracy. It was revealed later on that he was the second husband of Mary Steel, and the stepfather of Jackie Steel, AKA Junior Tracy, explaining how the both of them ended up together in their first appearance in the strip. {Junior's mother had run away with him when he was a wealthy prospector} In the film from the 90s he is beaten up by Tracy to save The Kid (Junior).
  • Stephen Baux {2013} - Baseball player who falsely confessed to a murder his brother committed but killed in jail before he could be tried.
  • Stooge Viller (1933, 1939) - Pickpocket who almost succeeded in framing Dick Tracy for a crime. He's also a vehicle hijacker and prison escapee who teamed up with Steve the Tramp. He killed Blind Hank Steele Sr who was trying to protect his son John "Hank" Steele Jr (aka Junior Tracy). He was finally captured for good by Dick Tracy in late 1933. In comic relief he is in a fight with Steve the Tramp in prison after accidentally meeting his former partner (each blames the other for being in prison). After getting out of prison in 1939, he started trouble again with Tracy and also tried in vain to get to know his little daughter Binnie Viller. After trying to kill Tracy, Stooge was accidentally shot by Binnie, later on dying in the hospital, not before coming to an understanding with Tracy, and asking him to watch over his daughter. (Based on Edward G. Robinson?). In the movie, was one of the five gangsters killed by Flattop and Itchy at the beginning of the movie.
  • Strip Gear (1966) - Appeared in a Dick Tracy Mini comic {magazine}, when Dick Tracy was also a spokesman for an auto shocks and car battery manufacturer. "Strip" Gear was an ex-dancer and armored car hijacker those plans were foiled by Tracy and Chatchem.
  • Stud Bronzen (1937) - He's the only member of the Redrum gang not killed or turned over to police by The Blank. Supposedly got out of rackets but actually operated human smuggling ring under the cover of a salvage operation. Bronzen initially escaped to continue his criminal activity, but Tracy managed track him down and kill him in a gun battle.
  • Sugar (1941) - Girlfriend of Duke the Dip. While escaping from the police, she dies in a car accident.
  • Lt Teevo{2007, 2011} - Communications expert and part of Major Crime Squad-he was "new" Mr Crime's "mole" in Police Department; after he was exposed as corrupt policeman he wounded Chief Pat Patton and fled to Panda Headquarters where is killed by man eating plant.
  • Texie Garcia (1931) - The Big Boy's mistress/moll. Left holding the bag, when the Big Boy temporarily leaves town to get clear of Tracy's gangbusting activities. Later seen helping Dan "The Squealer" Mucelli operate the city's dope business. Modeled on night-club performer Texas Guinan. Seen a few times in the 90s Dick Tracy movie at the big gangster meeting, portrayed by Catherine O'Hara
  • Thunderchild (2012) - A professional wrestler who committed grand larceny by stealing a load of charity money. Gets attacked by the Mole, Dick Tracy, and former wrestler "Crazy King", who is really Jerry.
  • Tiger Lilly (1942) - Head of a gang that staged real disasters to record the sound effects. After {unsuccessfully} trying to kill Dick Tracy and then try to kill a game warden-gang tried to escape down a river the gang is trapped when their raft comes against a water intake tunnel of a dam-and captured
  • Tipp (1940) - St. Bernard dog owned by Mamma and the Midget (above). After his capture by Dick Tracy, Jerome Trohs seized bag of money and "rode" his dog to escape.
  • Tojo (1942) - Stereotype Japanese Spy associate of Pruneface. He was captured by Dick Tracy
  • Tonsils (1952) - Singer and associate of Mr Crime who shot and wounded Dick Tracy July 30, 1952. Killed when thrown by Panda into barracuda Pool August 20, 1952. Remains found by Dick Tracy
  • Trigger Doom (1941) - Stick-up man and killer of his own boss Czar Rennis; tried to kill Dick Tracy with an enraged bull but captured by Tracy
  • Trinka (1965) - Enemy pilot of Von Rhino Spy ring; intercepted famed aviatrix Lita Flight July 1, 1937 in the mid Pacific; went off course and was trapped in the Arctic Circle and froze to death; body found in ice coffin in 1965. Tracy intercepts last 2 members of Rhino spy ring who are also trying to find body-one killed and the other wounded and arrested
  • "Truffa" Dolan (1933) -
  • Tulza "Haf-and-Haf" Tuzon (1966, 1967, 1978, 1990) - Looked like Batman villain Two-Face; Born 1923. A truck driver with half of his face scarred by acid in an accident in 1943 during World War II; later became a circus "freak". Had a scam in which dozens of trained Crows would steal handbags. Murdered his wife in order to marry his lover, circus trapeze artist Zelda the Great. When Zelda discovered that Tulza had indeed killed, rather than divorced, his first wife, her threats to go the police led Tulza to attempt her murder, from which Dick Tracy rescued her. The fleeing Tulza attempted to romance the blind dowager Kora Steel (who had let her husband's body rot in a hidden room in order to cheat the inheritance tax) in order to murder her and inherit her money, but Tracy thwarted him again. Years later, Tulza, released from prison after undergoing plastic surgery at the hands of Dr. Will Carver, attempted once again to kill Zelda by means of a poisonous snake, for which Tracy provided the antidote. In revenge, Zelda hurled acid in Tulza's face, restoring his disfigurement.
  • Twitchell "Twitchy" Oliver (1983) - Itchy Oliver's equally nasty kid brother, who constantly twitched as a result of a nervous tic. Masterminded scheme with the late B.B. Eyes's brother B.D. Eyes to scare Stephanie Queen, horror author, out of the same house wherein Itchy met his fate, for they coveted $100,000 which their older brothers hid in the house years earlier.
  • "Ugly" Christine (Packet) (1965) - Sister and accomplice of Mr. Bribery. Captured after she tried to kill Dick Tracy. Despite Tracy and Lizz's efforts to stop her, Ugly Christine threw herself from a magnetic police coupe into a fiery chimney and was killed.
  • Vitamin Flintheart (1944) (See Above) -
  • Warlock (1972) -
  • Wetwash Wally (1945) - Laundry truck driver who tried to separate Breathless Mahoney from her money after she hid in his truck; Breathless knocked him out and met B O Plenty; Wally was revived and was picked up by Pat Patton
  • Whip Chute{1939} -Criminal who tried to escape by climbing down a theatre marque Sign which broke under his weight and killed him July 2, 1939
  • Rono "Nails" Wolley (1939) - Conman/swindler who with two accomplices almost succeed in killing accomplice Pop Warner's son and Jade the salesman; two accomplices killed in gun battle with Tracy and Patton; Wolley ends up being beaten up by Dick Tracy
  • Wormy Marron (1949–1950, 1981, 2011) - One of the most grotesque villains in the entire history of the strip; Wormy's face looks as if it is made of live earthworms. He chained Dick Tracy to the back of his car and drove at top speed down a highway, intending to drag Tracy to death but merely injuring him.
  • X-Ray (1947) - Comic relief henchman in Dick Tracy Movie "Dick Tracy meets Gruesome". Ultimately the only survivor of Gruesome's gang, X-Ray is captured by Dick Tracy. Played by Skelton Knaggs.
  • Yogee Yamma (1940) - Con-man who uses gas to hypnotize widows for contents of their safes. Kidnaps Professor Roloc Bard to make gas. Bard is rescued by Dick Tracy; Yamma is accidentally burned alive by gas while drunk.
  • Zero Naught {1977} - Felon trapped in walk in refrigator tried to shoot it out with police-first with a luger then with a little .22 pistol stolen from Mrs. Aigg; tried to kill Dick Tracy; was killed when small gun ammo misfired June 19, 1977
  • Zolla (1943) - One of three blackmarketers who hired Flattop to kill Dick Tracy (the other two not named). All three ended up captured by Dick Tracy instead and lost their $55,000 as well.
  • 'Zora Arson {1934} Sister of Boris Arson and partner of Cutie Diamond in bank robberies and police killings. Killed by Dick Tracy and posse at diamond hideout.

Archie tie-ins[edit]

In the 1970s, Archie's TV Funnies had cartoon "shorts" of Dick Tracy episodes. Guest villains included: B.B. Eyes; The Brow; 88 Keys; the Mole; Mumbles; P.S. Tone; Shaky; Shoulders; Sketch Paree. Cameos included appearances by Tess Trueheart, Moon Maid, B.O. Plenty, Mrs. Van Hoosen, Lizz Grove, Sam Catchem and Chief Patton. Likewise an episode (1/8) of the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon had an episode in which the musicians are chased by a "Blank" (faceless) criminal called "Mastermind".

References[edit]

The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 1 And 2[2]

The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 3[3]

The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 4[4]

The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 5[5]

  1. ^ http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2012/09/30
  2. ^ Gould, Chester (2007). The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 1 And 2 Slipcase Edition. IDW Publishing. p. 704. ISBN 1-60010-139-9. 
  3. ^ Gould, Chester (2007). The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 3. IDW Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 1-60010-038-4. 
  4. ^ Gould, Chester (2008). The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 4. IDW Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 1-60010-039-2. 
  5. ^ Gould, Chester (2008). The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy Volume 5. IDW Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 1-60010-201-8.