The Asp first appeared on February 21, 1937 as "Daddy" Warbucks' right-hand man. He possessed magic powers which he used to disarm any assailant. He mysteriously appeared in the nick of time to save Annie's life numerous times. In May 1937, he was shot and stabbed by Boris Sirob's gang of cutthroats along with "Daddy" Warbucks. Mr. Am brought him back to life "just for practice."