Task from Bloodpool (Image Comics)


(Ryan Orsini)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Bloodpool has a very Image-Comics-circa-1995 title, in no small part because it was released in 1995 by Image. It had just four issues and a Special.

It caught our eye beack in ’em days since the team very much comes across as Player Characters  in a tabletop super-hero role-playing game.

Task is the team’s leader guy.


  • Real Name: Ryan Orsini.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Bloodpool.
  • Base Of Operations: An unspecified West Coast town.
  • Height: Around 6’1” Weight: Around 190lbs. Age: 21
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Task is a superb fighting machine and a natural athlete, with a mutant regenerative power. His abilities has been enhanced with cybernetics and biotech by the government.

He is now an extremely fast and sharp fighter, with 

His regenerative abilities dispense him from breathing or aging.


The Bloodpool project wasn’t the finest moment of the US government’s superhuman projects. A score of nu-gene active teens were recruited from their families, prodded, tested, operated on, genetically and cybernetically enhanced. They were then subjected to a dangerous and gruelling training.

The promise was that they could one day join the prestigious Youngblood action team, a powerful combat force and media tool for the government.

Task (Ryan Orsini) jumping into action

However, Youngblood director Graves was discovered to be a demon. During the upheaval, the new director, Battlestone, decided to forego the Bloodpool contracts. Despite all the promises and all they had been through, the Bloodpool subjects were downsized.

A few of them (Task, Psilence, Wylder, Fusion, Rubble, Seoul) chose to follow the advice of one of Seoul’s spirit guide. Thus, with the support of former Youngblood leader Shaft, struck on their own as a private, hero-for-hire outfit.

An early, lucky meeting with a millionaire in an unfortunate situation bankrolled them. Thus the group, which carries on the Bloodpool name, soldiers on.


Task has a vaguely manga  hero air about him.


A somewhat competent manga Warrior/Young Leader type. Think of a young, less impressive Cyclops with more attitude.


“Take the rest of these suckers out !”

DC Universe History

The Bloodpool might stay a failed government attempt at a super-group, perhaps a Task Force X remnant that Amanda Waller killed in order to make more space for her pet Suicide Squad.

If you want a more recent origin, I’m afraid you won’t escape the DEO… unless you’re willing to resurrect the DDI from Swamp Thing (plus, that would resemble them).

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: Bloodpool tactical leader
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 03
Init: 020 HP: 035

Invulnerability*: 10, Regeneration*: 05, Sealed systems*: 10, Systemic antidote*: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All powers are either linked or double-linked to BODY.
  • There likely is extra time between Invulnerability rolls compared to the default.

Acrobatics*: 07, Martial Artist*: 07, Military Science*: 05, Weaponry*: 07

Immortal, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Life Support (does not need to breathe).

Bloodpool (High), Youngblood (Low).

None demonstrated.


  • BODY ARMOR [/BODY/ 07, Thermal vision: 05].
  • Swords (x2) [BODY 09, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Slashing, piercing].
  • Omni-weapon [C, 08 APs. Past examples have included short staves, a Deathstroke-like energy-charged bo staff, and guns].

By Eric Jackson and Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Bloodpool (Image comics).