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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Del Sanders
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Bloodpool
  • Base Of Operations: An unspecified west coast town
  • Height: around 5’10” Weight: around 180lbs Age: 18
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Sanders is a genetically engineered cyborg, a human/rodent hybrid with enhanced senses and animal cunning, claw-like bionic weaponry (classic claws, as well as blades springing backward just below the elbow), sharp wits… and a nasty streak even his friends don’t want to mess with.


The Bloodpool project was certainly not the finest moment of the US government’s special projects involving superhumans. About twenty nu-gene active teens were recruited from their families, prodded, tested, operated on, genetically and cybernetically enhanced, and 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.

Wylder leaps with claws out, over a white background

However, there was a crisis in the Youngblood organization when director Graves was discovered to be a demon. During the upheaveal, the new director, Battlestone, decided to forego the Bloodpool contracts ; despite all the promises and all they had been through, the Bloodpool subjects were effectively downsized.

A few of them (Task, Psilence, Wylder, Fusion, Rubble, Seoul) chose to follow the advice of one of Seoul’s spirit guide and, 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, and the group, which carries on the Bloodpool name, soldiers on.


See illustration.


Wylder loves to talk tough, and puts on the appearance of a grim, proud, threatening Bronson-Eastwood take no prisoners type. However, while ferocious and confident when he and his party have the upper hand, he becomes very cautious when things turn sour, often suggesting retreat or holding back.

He’s closest to Fusion, as they often jog together. Fusion being much more sensitive than Wylder, Sanders enjoys startling him in word or deed with his attitude.


“We could always avenge the hostages afterwards”…

“Want to see your intestines ?”

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 resurect the DDI from Swamp Thing (plus, that would resemble them).


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Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Bloodpool member
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 018 HP: 040

Powers: Analytical smell/tracking scent: 08, Claws: 08, Invulnerability*: 06, Super hearing: 08, Systemic antidote*: 03, Ultra-vision: 08

Skills: Charisma (intimidation): 05

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye

Connections: Bloodpool (High)

Drawbacks: Minor Rage (goes up to Catastrophic when cornered, +10 pts)

By Eric Jackson and Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Bloodpool (Image comics)

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