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Bloodbath (Ultraverse Comics) (Exiles enemy)

Bloodbath


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Bloodbath only appeared in Exiles, a 1993 trick four-issues miniseries. Exiles was part of the launch for the Ultraverse, a new superhero setting by Malibu Comics.

For context about it, you can read Dr. Rachel Deming’s character profile.

Since there is very little material, this entry makes use secondary sources (Steve Gerber’s unpublished notes).

Bloodbath is a generic, usable-anywhere-nobody-will-notice Iron Age  villain from the early 1990s.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Group Affiliation: Mercenary for Malcolm Kort.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 230lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Red w/white streaks.


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Powers and Abilities

Bloodbath is a ferocious, skilled mercenary with unusual strength and superior combat skills.

He almost always use killing blows (in DC Heroes RPG terms, he subs his Martial Arts for EV). His powerful and precise strikes can harm even bullet-resistant ultrahumans, and are further reinforced by impact plates worn over his knuckles.


History

Bloodbath is a freelance mercenary. He’s known for having been extensively involved in covert operations in Latin America.

He was hired by Malcolm Kort to capture people infected by the Theta virus. Kort’s objective was to build up his ultrahuman task force. Bloodbath was clearly the most competent operator of the lot. He was often paired with the superhumanly strong Bruut.

Along with Bruut he ran into two Exiles, Mustang and Catapult. These were clearly outmatched and failed to rescue Theta infectee Tommy Halloran. Halloran’s capture led to an Exiles raid against Kort’s corporate compound. Bloodbath was among the responders and the Exiles failed, leaving two of their own behind – Ghoul (Jonathan Martin) and Tinsel (Melissa Scott).

The callous Kort handed Tinsel to the even callouser Bloodbath as a reward. Tinsel was forced to incinerate Bloodbath’s eyes to defend herself. But the mercenary nevertheless managed to gun her down as she tried to flee.

Bloodbath was soon assassinated in turn by Ghoul to avenge Tinsel. This disaster ended with Ghoul blowing up several floors of Kort’s corporate HQ, apparently killing everyone inside.


Description

Bloodbath is a typical 1990s US comic books badass.

He uses various warrior signifiers vaguely inspired by Native American cultures, such as facial war paint and braided hair.


Personality

A bossy sadist who is used to be in charge – and not used to have anything resist him. Due to the inexperience of the Exiles, he was a bit overconfident, but that was justified. He’s callous, brutal and domineering.

Bloodbath commands exorbitant fees. What he does with the money — beside buying guns — is unknown. All he seems to do is work.

Bloodbath especially enjoyed killing ultrahumans. He wishes to assert the superiority of his skills and training over superhuman powers.


Quotes

“They call me Bloodbath. Trust me… it fits.”


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Bloodbath

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 017 HP: 030

Skills:
Acrobatics: 05, Martial artist: 08, Military science: 05, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 06, Weaponry: 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Schtick (Pain management (Low)).

Connections:
Max Kort (Low).

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage.

Equipment:
A vast collection of weapons ; Bloodbath will often carry :

  • HEAVY BRASS KNUCKLES [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 05), Descriptor: Blunt, Bonus: +1CS OV/RV to resist Disarm attempts].
  • HEAVY ENERGY RIFLE [BODY 04, Energy blast: 08, R#2].
  • Backup Machine Pistol [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 06, R#03, Advantage : Autofire].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Ultraverse.

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