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Braces was the leader of a small gang of criminals in Dick Tracy's city who attempted to obtain the sensitive satellite communications data held inside the Genesis Corporation building. He wore corrective orthodontic braces on his teeth.

Braces tried to gain access to the Genesis building using his charm, but he was refused and eventually decided to resort to force. To that end, Braces purchased a large laser-eyed robot from overseas which he called Magnum Force (aka Brute Force).

Magnum Force broke into the Genesis building and entered the vaults, giving Braces and his gang access to the data they sought. At this time, Dick Tracy and his new robot Traze-R (which had been created by Diet Smith as a resource for law enforcement) arrived and the two robots battled. Magnum Force was severely damaged.


Braces tried to recover the wreckage of Magnum Force, but the robot’s severed arm latched on to the braces in the man's mouth and an electrical burst killed him. His gang was taken into custody and the stolen data was recovered.