Slag (WildCATs enemy) (Tri-ad)



Though many characters go by “Slag”, this one is the Wildstorm Universe one. He appeared in 1993, in the second issue of WildC.A.T.s.

He’s a fairly generic, mercenary fighter. So that’s useful.


  • Real Name: Heinrich Hester.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Tri-Ad (or Troika).
  • Base Of Operations: NYC.
  • Height: 9’0” Weight: 421 lbs.
  • Eyes: Yellow Hair: NA


Powers and Abilities

Slag’s body is made of solid lava. This makes him invulnerable and extremely strong.

He can project lava blasts and control the shape of the surrounding ground, as long as it’s connected to Earth.


Slag is of German origin. Nothing is said about his shared past with the Troika superhuman mercenary team, but they worked together for a long time. They first appeared against the WildCATs, beside the Gnome. That was during his attempt at seizing the Orb of Power Helspont intended to use to open a gate in his Project: Reunification.

They were to clear the path for their employer while the WildCATs and Youngblood were fighting each other. But they got their ass kicked by Spartan, Maul and Warblade.

Greedy like lava

After improving their skills, they were hired by Soma, Tapestry’s sidekick, to capture the WildCATs. They succeeded, only missing Zealot and Grifter. Apparently, they did their part and got paid. But Attica insisted upon capturing Grifter and Zealot as well, to get a bonus.

That greed finally lost them, as they were confronted by the Huntsman. He bagged HARM and Attica by himself, but was neutralized by Slag. Later, Soldier, Majestic and Savant, along with Grifter, got them when they located Zealot.


Gang War

They later were the first target of the Savant’s WildCATs II. HARM was shot dead by Condition Red, after Ladytron dropped on his shoulders and pulled out his helmet.

The WildCATS attacked during his funeral. Tao dropped the container where HARM’s molten armor was kept, on Slag, thus encasing him in a shell of steel. Meanwhile Majestic knocked Attica out.

They were freed from their virtual prison by Tao when he was eluding the WildCATs, after his schemes were exposed.


Slag has a grotesque, tall, big humanoid shape. His body is covered by a brown rock shell.

His eyes are a glowing yellow and yellow fumes go out of his skull.


Slag is the Tri-Ad’s brick , and acts as such.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 11 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Gun for hire
Inf: 06 Aur: 09 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth} : 07
Init: 016 HP: 030

Earth Control: 10, Flame Being: 10, Flame Project: 07, Growth: 02, Skin Armor: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in (-1).
  • Earth Control can only move the Earth’s ground.

Language (German), No Vitals Area.


Secret ID, Strange Appearance.

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe).