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Wylder


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Wylder appeared in a 1995 Image / Extreme Comics LS, unarrestingly titled Bloodpool. These four issues felt remarkably like a straight transcription of a tabletop super-hero role-playing game session. Which I reckon isn’t necessarily what one wants to read about a comic, but heh, it’s true. And that’s what gets them a profile !

These guys can thus easily be used as stock Player Characters (the “pre-rolled” kind, so to speak) or as stock young heroes in the background.


Background

  • 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


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Powers and Abilities

Sanders is a genetically engineered cyborg, a human/rodent hybrid. He possesses :

  • Enhanced senses.
  • Claw-like bionic weaponry. These are classic claws, as well as blades springing backward just below the elbow.
  • Sharp wits and animal cunning.
  • A nasty streak even his friends don’t want to mess with.

History

The Bloodpool project was certainly not the finest moment of the US government’s special projects involving superhumans.

About 20 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. Youngblood was both a powerful combat force and an efficient media tool for the government.

However, Youngblood’s director Graves was discovered to be a demon. Which was an issue. 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.

Wylder leaps with claws out, over a white background

A few trainees (Task, Psilence, Wylder, Fusion, Rubble, Seoul) chose to follow the advice of one of Seoul’s spirit guide. With the support of former Youngblood leader Shaft, they 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 thus the group, which kept the Bloodpool name, soldiers on.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

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. He’ll often suggest 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.


Quotes

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


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Wylder

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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