Wind (Strikeforce Morituri)


(Julio Gonzales)


Strikeforce Morituri was an intriguing 1986-1989 Marvel series, taking place in its own universe. It was a military sci-fi saga, centred on superhuman soldiers fighting to repel alien invaders who very nearly crushed Earth.

The main twist was that the treatment giving powers to volunteers was invariably fatal, leaving little life expectancy to the super-soldiers. Hence the name, derived from the famous Latin phrase morituri te salutant  (“those about to die salute you”).


  • Real Name: Julio Gonzales, “Red Cougar”.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: None.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

In addition to the normal Morituri physical enhancements, the Wind was able to move at supersonic speeds.


Julio Gonzales was a serial killer who preyed on homeless people. He thought he was an Indian chief named Red Cougar on a mission to keep the broken people from filling up the world.

The conspiracy played on his fantasies and gave him power beyond his dreams. He was more than happy to kill for them, though he continued his homeless killings as well.

His first mission was to kill Revenge, which he failed to accomplish. His second was to invade the underground base where the Prime Minister was staying and kill her. This he accomplished with ease, killing everyone in his path. Then, however, instead of leaving, he stayed and began killing anyone he missed on his way in.

The Strikeforce caught up with him here and Revenge finally managed to kill him.



A medium-built Hispanic man, he wore green pants and a white, sleeveless chest protector. He wore furry bracers on his wrists and calves.


A complete psychotic, the Wind was a crazed killer who used his supposed mission as justification for the killing he so enjoyed.


“I have been put away. I have been stopped. Stopped from killing. Prevented from doing my work. So the world fills up with the broken people. The shuffling horde multiplies and there’s no one to stop them…”

DC Universe History

As written, the Morituri were in their own stand-alone universe. However, the idea of the Morituri process works in any universe. Perhaps a new, more determined alien invasion attacks and earth’s normal superheroes are outmatched. STAR Labs or Lexcorp could develop this process to help turn the tide.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 08 Str: 09 Bod: 10 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: n/a
Init: 020 HP: 060

Superspeed: 14

Conspiracy (Low).

CIH of Homeless People, Catastrophic Rage, CIA toward Murder.

By Andrew Ross.

Source of Character: Strikeforce Morituri (Marvel).

Helper(s): Roy Cowan.