Eugen Sandow was a famed German bodybuilder who served as Colonel Lloyd Venture's O.S.I. appointed bodyguard.
Sandow grown wary of Lloyd Venture's research on the Orb and was unwilling to carry out his orders to kill Venture should he succeed in unlocking the device.
During an attack by Nikola Tesla, Venture was close to unlocking the Orb and Sandow chose the moment to break the Orb and rendering it useless. He and Venture then decided to hide the broken Orb from their descendants and later bodyguards.