Fritz is a short thug who dresses like a German soldier, wearing a combat helmet, combat boots, protective goggles, and olive drab pants that he holds up with suspenders. He carries a stielhandgrenate (stalk hand grenade) in each hand and on his belt.
Fritz was originally the designated heir and inheritor to his family's large and wealthy business. Though he did his best to run it, Fritz's inexperience soon found him steering the family business into financial trouble.
One day during these troubled times, Fritz soon explored an old warehouse on the grounds that dated back to the times when his grandfather ran the family business. Opening up the boxes which were stored inside, he discovered that the crates held grenades and bombs well preserved and untouched by time. In a combination of desperation and quick thinking, Fritz then took to the act of using said bombs for the purpose of robbing banks as a solution to his financial woes, and quickly became an impromptu criminal explosives expert. He developed a fascination for stielhandgrenates, loving the feeling from holding their wooden stalks to the point of wishing to always hold one on each hand. Fritz eventually joined the Skull Cross Gang, working as a weapons smuggler.
Fritz runs in from the side of the screen, uses his teeth to pull the cord on a grenade, then throws it and runs off, much like the red variant of Holly Wood from the original Final Fight. His grenades can do a lot of damage, but he can be defeated with a single hit.