Name: Dr. Clark Savage, Jr. Known as "Doc" by friends. You are listening to Doc's Theme as you read!
Birth data: The year of birth is 1901. The day is still in question. Jose Farmer says it is Nov. 12th, others say Nov. 7th. The place was on board a schooner named Orion. The Orion was anchored off the north shore of Andros Island in the Bahamas at the time of birth.
Physical Description: His height is 6 feet 8 inches. Doc Savage is a large man, but so well proportioned that his large size is not apparent until he is standing next to another person or some other object with which his size can be compared.
Doc Savage became known as the Man of Bronze because of his skin color. A golden bronze. His hair is a shade darker. His eyes are brown, flecked with gold and posses a strong hypnotic quality. His eyes never seem to rest on any particular spot for very long. Many people find it very difficult to stare into these eyes.
Physical Attributes: Doc Savage is extremely strong, apparently possessing the strength of many men. His physical skills range from that of a trained gymnast to a Master of the martial Arts. His senses are developed far beyond those of the average person. He keeps himself in top physical and mental condition by engaging in a two hour routine of highly developed exercises every day. Which he does in the nude.
Mental Attributes: Doc Savage is a genius. As a small child, Clark Savage, Jr. was brought up by scientists, placed there by his father, so that he would have the best training possible. He was trained by experts in every discipline. He is an expert in many fields such as chemistry, physics, engineering, geology, archeology, astronomy, law, and many more. He is a surgeon, the best the world has ever seen. Doc Savage has a photographic memory as well as advanced observation and deduction capabilities that are in excess of those of Sherlock Holmes.
Doc Savage attempts to remain as emotionless as possible. However, in times of mental stress or excitement he may emit a trilling sound. This sound is very difficult to describe and seems to come from every direction so that it is very difficult to locate its source. Doc is not aware that he is making this sound.
Occupation: Doc Savage has dedicated his life to stopping criminals and to helping those people that are unable to help themselves.
Doc takes no payment from the people he helps, he must use his own source of money. Doc is extremely wealthy. It comes in the form of gold from a hidden valley in a South American country, Hidalgo. His father discovered this valley before his death. This valley contains the last of the Mayans who supply Doc with the gold.
Base of Operations: Doc Savage has placed his base of operations in the Empire State Building. Although it is reported that he occupies the 86th floor, it is not known which floor he actually operates from.
Doc Savage also maintains a hanger/warehouse. It's identified by a sign reading "HIDALGO TRADING COMPANY". This building is connected to the base of operations in the Empire State Building by a tunnel system devised by Doc called the "flea run".
One thing, Doc Savage never uses a gun. But make no mistake, Savage is an expert marksman and if need be, he will use a gun. Doc Savage will go to great lengths to avoid killing, but he has been known to kill when there were no alternatives.
Relatives: Doc Savage has only one known living relative, Patricia Savage. She is his first cousin and is very beautiful. She loves adventure and attempts to join Doc on his many adventures although he tries to discourage her. She runs a high priced beauty shop on 5th Ave.
Associates: Doc Savage has five associates who help him on his various adventures. Each is an expert in their respective fields. Doc met these men during World War I and they became fast friends.
"Monk"Lt. Col. Andrew Blodgett Mayfair - One of the worlds leading industrial chemists. He is nicknamed "Monk" because of his physical appearance. He is short, 5 foot, with arms longer than normal. In fact, when he runs he uses his arms like a monkey does to run. Monk is extremely strong and loves to fight. His voice is small and squeaky until he gets into a fight, whereupon his voice becomes a load roar.
"Ham"Brigadier General Theodore Marley Brooks - Perhaps the best lawyer to ever graduate from Harvard. Not only is he one of the best lawyers in the world, but he is the best dressed. It has been said that tailors have been known to follow him down the street just to see how clothes should be worn. He carries a cane that is in actuality a sword, the blade of which is tipped with an anesthetic drug. One prick of the skin with this coated blade will put a person to sleep. Brooks is known as "Ham" to his friends. He got this nickname from an incident in the war where he was framed for stealing hams. He was sure Monk had framed him but could never prove it.
"Johnny" William Harper Littlejohn - Known as Johnny to his friends, he is one of the best geologists and archaeologists in the world. Johnny had an eye injured in the War and used a monocle because of that injury. Later, Doc Savage was able to repair the eye but Johnny retained the monocle and uses it as a magnifying glass. Johnny is also very fond of using large words (except when talking to Doc Savage). Physically, he is very tall and thin. He has been described as a skeleton wearing clothes.
"Long Tom" Major Thomas J. Roberts - Nicknamed Long Tom, he is at the top of the field in electronics. He is of average height, 6 feet, with a very pale complexion. He looks as though he were raised in a cellar with no exposure to sunlight. His looks are deceptive in that he is very wiry and is a wildcat in a fight. He can whip nine out of any ten men he is likely to encounter.
John Renwick - Renny, as he is called by his friends, is one of the
top engineers in the world. He is constantly being called upon to design
and build various structures such as large buildings and dams. He is a
very large man with a deep voice. The happier he is the more sad he looks.
Renny has fists that are so large that they appear out of place, even on
someone as large as he is. He loves to smash his large fists through oak
door panels and is also very fond of saying "Holy Cow!"
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