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Tracer of the Extremists (DC Comics) bare-chested


(Vincent Cade)


  • Real Name: Vincent Cade
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Extremists
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 250 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

The surgeries his ravaged body underwent left Tracer with increased musculature resulting in superhuman strength, speed, and reflexes; enhanced senses; implanted razor-sharp metallic claws, and highly developed regenerative abilities, enough that he can quickly recover from heat beam damage from a Superman counterpart.


[The Extremists are native of Earth-8 in the current DC Multiverse]

An Angorian soldier, Vincent Cade quickly discovered he wasn’t cut out for the role during his first time in action, in the Iranian war, when he broke and ran away. Severely injured, his broken body was used for experimentation in the Experiment House, where he was also forced to experience hours and hours of violent images, mood-altering drugs, and subliminal audio, which turned him into a psychotic killing machine.

Dispatched on a covert mission with other enhanced soldiers, Americomanndo and Eagle, his programming quickly became too overwhelming and he killed Eagle, and would’ve been killed by Americommando had Lord Havok not intervened.

Helping him regain a degree of stability, Lord Havok arranged for Tracer to work as an assassin for the underworld as a way to vent the aggressive impulses he still suffered from. He also serveed as one of Lord Havok’s Extremists, and began a relationship with team mate Dreamslayer.


With the United States of Angor incensed at Lord Havok’s taking over of Slovekia and execution of the royal family, President Americommando threatened invasion even without the sanction of the International Council.

Gathered in Slovekia, the Extremists captured the multiverse-travelling Challengers from Beyond, Jason Todd, Donna Troy, Kyle Rayner, the Jokester and ’Bob‘ the Monitor, believing them new members of the Meta Militia. They were disabused of this by the arrival of Barracuda, the Extremist’s spy in the Meta Militia.

Soon after, Monarch appeared with some of his cross-dimensional super army, inviting them to join him. They refused, and a brief fight ensues between the Extremists, Monarch’s army, and the escaping Challengers, during which Barracuda was killed. The Challengers escaped, and Monarch withdrew, making a temporary alliance with Americommando.

Tracer of the Extremists with multiple wounds

When the team returned to their lives, Tracer received a job from his current boss to eliminate some competitors, but when he went where directed, he found himself ambushed by some of Monarch’s troops, including Herr Superman and the Bizarro Wonder Woman. He initially did well against them, until the Bizarro Wonder Woman got her lasso around his neck.

Left badly beaten, he was recovered by Lord Havok, and awoke in time to face the Meta-Militia’s attack on Slovekia. The Meta-Militia, led by Americommando, and aided by Monarch, broke through the field surrounding Slovekia. The remaining Extremists fell quickly before them while Lord Havok remained ensconced within his lab.

The invading force finally entered it to discover themselves in a large empty room which neutralized the powers of all within except the Extremists, who’d freed themselves and followed them in. The only enemy survivors of the ensuing slaughter were Monarch, and President Americommando, who was taken down by Vice-President Bluejay, who’d turned against him in the earlier battle, believing he’d taken Angor in the wrong direction.

Returning (most of) Monarch’s power, Lord Havok agreed that the Extremists would serve him.

Joining Monarchs army, the Extremists were part of the invasion of Earth-51. It eventually went bad, when Superman-Prime arrived, breaching Monarch’s armour and causing an explosion which annihilated all life.

Before it could take them, though, Lord Havok used the fragment of power he hadn’t returned to Monarch to teleport the Extremists safely back to their own universe, where they took up residence in a base he’d constructed within the moon, from where he could observe the Multiverse and make plans.


Usually calm and reserved, Tracer still possesses the violent tendencies programmed into him, which he can utilise when it comes to a fight. He needs to vent these urges regularly, so takes jobs killing criminals for other criminals to allow him to work these aggressions off without harming the innocent.

He remains loyal to Lord Havok for saving his life and sanity, and sees Louise (Dreamslayer) as the one good thing in his life.


“Rrraghr !”

[On working for criminals] “It’s therapy. It was this guy’s idea… A guy I owe a lot to, a guy who’s sorta my boss now… A guy who helped me out a lot. So yeah, I do stuff for the Momo’s of the world and yeah, I ain’t too proud of it. But the thing is, I gotta do it. It’s in me to do it. And the reason I do it by takin’ that I do, is… well, if I’m gonna do it, at least let me do it to the right kind of people, ya know ?”

Marvel Universe History

Tracer being a counterpart of Sabretooth in the Marvel Universe, the Extremists might do best as being from an alternate reality. Or he could be the result of a splinter Weapon X project to make more controllable versions of their popular models.


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Dex: 09 Str: 06 Bod: 07 Motivation: Anti-Heroic Unwanted Power
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Extremist/Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 023 HP: 050

Analytic Smell/Tracking Scent: 10, Claws: 09, Invulnerability: 12, Jumping: 03, Regeneration: 15

Acrobatics*: 09, Martial Artist*: 09, Military Science (Tracking): 09, Thief: 08, Weaponry (Military)*: 09

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes

Extremists (High), Dreamslayer (High), Underworld (Low)

Power Loss (Regeneration is reduced to 0APs if Invulnerability is activated, until Tracer reaches BODY 01), Minor Rage

Arm-Mounted Blades [BODY 06, Claws: 10 (11 w/STR, 12 w/Martial Artist)]

Design Notes

Due to limited appearances, much of this is speculative.

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: DC Comics

Helper(s): Peter Piispanen, Chris Cottingham, Frank Murdock, Adam

Writeup completed on the 16th of October, 2010.

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