Gargantua T. Potts was an ally of Tex Thomson.

Gargantua met and teamed up with Tex Thomson and Bob Daley in South America, at first to bust a gang of diamond smugglers, and then on a more permanent basis.

Potts was a tall, scrawny, giant of a man, with extreme physical courage (well-concealed behind his subservient demeanor), and also a shrewd judge of character, but at the same time, his appearance was quite off-putting to many people, and his way of speaking was likewise. This led many unwary thugs and schemers to underestimate him, which worked out badly for them.

His ancestors, according to Tex Thomson, were Sengalese, and all of them were fighters. After several adventures with Tex and Bob, Gargantua left them to join the French Foreign Legion, as a cook.


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  • This version of Gargantua T. Potts, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Bob Daley's nickname for Potts was "Gargie".



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