Titanic Three

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In the Marvel Comics
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 universe
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, the Titanic Three was a short-lived team of supervillain
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s consisting of Titanium Man, Radioactive Man, and the Crimson Dynamo. While the Radioactive Man was a Chinese supervillain the other members of the team were from the Soviet Union. Thus the team was one of the several reflections of the Cold War
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 on the Marvel Universe.

Acting as free agent crime fighters in Vietnam, the trio were duped by a con man and petty thief called the Slasher and battled four Avengers
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, being Thor
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, Iron Man
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, Vision and Hawkeye
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 respectively. Once the deception was revealed the battle ended. After a humiliating defeat by Kang
Kang the Conqueror
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, the group finally disbanded when the Crimson Dynamo decided to leave to fight Iron Man.