Andrea and Andreas von Strucker. They called themselves "Fenris"? Yeah, I think it means "wolf" in some language. Oh, my God. - They did that? - Yeah. They combined powers by holding hands. They wiped out an entire building full of people in seconds. This is crazy. This is our family history. Look, it says here they're "rumored to be part of a shadowy international organization called the Hellfire Club." Does it say what happened to them? I think they disappeared fleeing from the X-Men. They were some of the most powerful mutants ever. Yeah. It also says they were monsters.
Lauren and Andy about Andreas and Andrea[src]

Andreas Von Strucker is a minor character on FOX's The Gifted. He is portrayed by Paul Cooper.

Together with his sister Andrea, they were a mutant terrorist duo known as Fenris (the Wolf). He is also the father of Otto Strucker.

Early lifeEdit

Andreas and his twin sister Andrea went on to join a shadow organization called the Hellfire Club. Using their powers, they went on to commit dozens of terrorist attacks which killed many innocent people. One of these was the "Plac Zamkowy Incident" in Warsaw, which left 238 dead, and over 400 injured.[1]

In 1952, Andreas and Andrea were hiding out in London while on the run. While writing a letter confirming that he and his sister were safe, Andreas received a mysterious call before informing Andrea that their location was discovered by the authorities. Holding hands, Andreas and Andrea combine their powers to create a destructive energy blast against their pursuers.[2]

In 1962, Andreas and Andrea were once again involved in a terrorist attack that occurred in Rio de Janeiro. He also fathered a son named Otto at some point, who was born a mutant as well. Andreas and Andrea attempted to raise Otto into being a terrorist like themselves, but he ran away, vowing to never use his abilities to cause harm.

Over time, he and his sister went into hiding, disappeared to flee from the X-Men.

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit


Andrea and Andreas combine powers

In threat of eXtinction, Andreas and Andrea appear via flashback. London, England, 1952, Andreas and Andrea Von Strucker hideout in an apartment building while on the run for their many heinous acts. The phone rings though only "the Organization" is known to have their number. Andreas picks up. Before long, they are surrounded by interpol who've come to place them under arrest. Andrea and Andreas appear to be outmatched, but when they hold hands and combine powers, they unleash a bright yet destructive force.

Andreas and his sister Andrea are mentioned by his son, Otto, when his son, Reed comes looking for information relating to Trask Industries. Otto reveals that Reed's children, Lauren and Andy, inherited their powers from Andreas and Andrea, who were a terrorist duo.


Andreas was a psychotic and homicidal man that found amusement and glee in massacring people. He never hesitated using his powers to destroy anything or anyone that he saw fit. He seemed to have a softness in his heart for his sister though it might've been because he was at his most powerful with her. However, he didn't seem to have too much care for his son outside being a weapon and continuing his terrifying legacy.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Andreas was a light-skinned man with blond hair, blue eyes, and a slim build.

Abilities and SkillsEdit

Andreas has unspecified mutant abilities that one of his great-grandchildren inherited. Whilst he is powerful on his own, Andreas can combine his power with that of Andrea to generate powerful energy blasts that are destructive in nature.


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Season 2Edit


  • In the comics, Andreas and his sister were the children of Hydra member Wolfgang von Strucker, who appeared in the mid-credits scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and made his proper debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • In the comics, Andreas and Andrea have an incestuous relationship, however, it does not seem to appear in the TV show, suggesting an adaption in comic history to make the backstory more family friendly.
  • In the comics, Andreas and Andrea's powers only work when they're in contact, however, the show has adapted this so their powers work individually (like Andy and Lauren's) and that they can combine their abilities, holding touches of the source material.
  • In the comics, the twins' DNA is altered in utero to contain the X Gene by Wolfgang von Strucker, so the twins would hold mutations, however, it appears that the twins may have inherited their mutations within the TV show.
  • A newspaper clip from 1952 states that Andreas and his sister are of European descent, but it does not clarify whether they are German like their comic counterparts.[2]
  • Despite failing to mold his mutant son Otto, into a terrorist like him and his sister, their legacy would ironically inspire their mutant descendant Andy Strucker to somewhat follow in their footsteps and join the Hellfire Club in the 21st century.



  1. Marques, Brad (writer) & Friedlander, Liz (director) (December 4, 2017). "outfoX". The Gifted. Season 1. Episode 9. FOX.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soteras, Carly (writer) & DePaul, Steven (director) (November 20, 2017). "threat of eXtinction". The Gifted. Season 1. Episode 8. FOX.