Growing up in the city is tough for a young vine boy, and for Tommy Tangler it was even rougher. Losing his family to an apartment fire, Tommy was forced onto the streets and on those streets grew from a small rogue to a henchman for many criminal gangs. Times turned tough though, and Tommy found himself hunted by an unhappy rival. He would have died....if it were not for the kindness of a man named Scratch.
Tommy is Scratch's strong-man. He does various free-lance jobs both for Scratch and others living on Tugley St. His vines can extend and wrap around his targets and he has a surprising amount of strength despite his figure.