Hugo is European muscle who works for Stiletta Jones, having come over with her to the United States seeking revenge of Dick Tracy for the death of her ex-husband and children. They took Dick Tracy captive after he was wounded in a raid on the new Mr. Crime hideout and kept him confined in a fake hospital room. When Sam Catchem tracked Dick down, Stiletta, Hugo and their doctor, Franz took Catchem captive and forced Dick and Sam into an ambulance. Tracy faked a heart attack and zapped Franz with a defibrillator and the two detectives escaped out the back. Stiletta and her team drove away, ready to make another attempt at a later date.