Cutter (Dark Horse Comics) with her sword energized


(Dina Shanklin)


Cutter of the Wolf Gang is a minor Dark Horse Comics character, primarily seen in Barb Wire stories.

For a full context, you should first read our Gangs of Steel Harbor article.


  • Real Name: Dina Shanklin.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: Tina (aka Bomber, twin sister), father (name unrevaled).
  • Group Affiliation: Wolf Gang.
  • Base Of Operations: Steel Harbor.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 133 lbs.
  • Eyes: Purplish blue. Hair: Purplish black.

Powers and Abilities

Cutter can emit an energy field that increases the cutting power of any blade she holds by a hundredfold. When this is active, her sword emits a fierce blue-white aura.

She can easily cut through large items. Cutter has also wounded people who are often assumed to be nigh-invulnerable.


Cutter and her sister are both OGs of the Wolf Gang. Apparently Hunter allowed them to escape from their father circa 1992.

Nothing else is known about what was happening at the Shanklin home, why the sisters wanted to leave and what prevented them from doing so. It has been stated by secondary sources that her father was abusive.

Cutter remains a highly loyal Wolf Gang member.

Cutter slashes a lamp post


See illustrations.


Cutter seems to be younger than Bomber, and to be fascinated by Hunter. She’s highly loyal toward him, to the point of siding with him against her sister.

She seems willing to kill with her blade.


(Drawing her blade) “Dead end, honey.”

(Raising her sword) “You want wing or drumstick ?”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Uphold Hunter
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Wolf Gang OG
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 025

Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 16), Sharpness: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Both Powers can only be applied to a held edged melee weapon.

Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Melee): 05

Area Knowledge (Wolf turf in Steel Harbor), Credentials (Wolf Gang, High).

Street (Low), Bomber (High), Wolf Gang (High, from Credentials).

None demonstrated.

Katana [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 08), Descriptor: Slashing, Piercing, Recommended STR 02].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW.