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This character is non-canon to Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
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Wrecker is an enemy of Spider-Man whose powers were given to him by Asgardian magic. He appeared in the Spider-Man video game.


Early career

At some point Wrecker was captured by Spider-Man and sent to prison.

Escape from Ravencroft

Wrecker along with some of Spider-Man's other enemies escaped Ravencroft.


When Wrecker began to cause havoc in New York City, Spider-Man fought and defeated him and sent him back to prison.


Wrecker has super strength which he draws from his crowbar that is enhanced by Asguardian magic. He also has the power to absorb energy and and fire it back at his enemies. Wrecker has many other powers such as generating force fields, illusion casting, mind control, teleportation and the power to create minor earthquakes.

In the comics


Dirk Garthwaite came from an abusive home, with an alcoholic father that repeatedly beat his mother and himself. When he was four years old, is father reportedly died, which later turned out to be false. After that, his mother took several odd jobs to try and keep a roof over their head and food on the table, leaving young Dirk by himself for long periods of time.

Dirk Garthwaite was a manual laborer employed by a demolitiions company who was fired for his anti-social behavior and fits of violence. Deciding to turn his talent for mayhem and destruction to criminal activity, Garthwaite fashioned himself a simple costume to conceal his identity. He then committed a series of crimes under the name of the Wrecker, his trademark being the crowbar with which he devastated the scene of the crime. The Wrecker became more daring with each theft, and continually evaded the attempts of the police to capture him.

Seeking another victim to rob, the Wrecker happened upon a hotel room occupied by Loki, the Asguardian god of mischief, whose magical powers had at that time been temporarily removed by the Asguardian monarch Odin. The Wrecker smashed his way in while Loki was in the midst of summoning his sometime ally Karnilla the Norn Queen. Loki hoped that Karnilla would grant him magical power with which he could battle his archenemy Thor, the Asguardian thunder god. The Wrecker overpowered Loki. Then, while trying on Loki's helment, the Wrecker was mistaken for the god when Karnilla hastily materialized to grant Loki's request. Thus it was the Wrecker whom Karnilla endowed with magical power. This power gave the Wrecker superhuman strength, which he used to embark upon a brazen wrecking spree, no longer fearing the authorities.