Real Name: Victor Lillian
Identity/Class: Human (USA), user of advanced technology
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Fabian Stankowicz
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Urban Avenger, Defender of the Quality of Life
Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York City
First Appearance: Captain America I#422 (December, 1993)
Powers: Blistik wore a suit of padded armor, which protected him from some degree of injury. He used a staff which enabled him to fly and project destructive bursts of energy. He may be missing his left eye.
History: The origin and source of Blistik's armor and staff are unknown (Tinkerer?). He sees himself as a protector of the Quality of Life of the residents of New York City. He is willing to use lethal force to punish anyone who interferes with the day-to-day function of the city; this includes traffic violations, causing a crowd to gather, noise violations, etc.
(Captain America I#422) - Blistik brutally attacked a group of teens playing music too loud on their Boom Boxes, injuring them. He next blasted a van that was fleeing from Captain America, after it ran a red light and nearly killed a pedestrian. The van crashed into a parked car, causing a fire and blocking all traffic. Blistik then encountered Fabian Stankowicz, who had climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge while considering suicide. Blistik was furious that Fabian was causing a scene and stopping traffic, and tried to coerce him to jump, to end the spectacle. Captain America arrived and tried to talk Fabian down. Blistik blasted Cap for ignoring him, and then tried to push Fabian off the bridge. Cap threw his shield and shattered Blistik's staff, causing him to drop into the river below.
(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Blistik as a potential Initiative recruit.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins.
Captain America was just starting to feel the effects of the breakdown of the Super Soldier Serum, which would be seen in the Fighting Chance storyline. This caused him to take a little longer to subdue Blistik.
The song playing when Blistik attacked the teens with the stereos was "Whoomp! There It Is!"
Blistik had the questionable honor to be one of the characters killed by the Hulk in War is Heck, an alternate Earth recount of events by Uatu, in World War Hulk: Front Line#4 (November, 2007) by Paul Jenkins (writer) & Chris Moreno (artist).
Blistik's real name was revealed in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report.
With his preference for a tricked-out staff as a weapon and his over-reactive stance in dealing with "quality of life" violations, the thought occurred that he may be a long-lost Lunatik fragment.
Clarifications: Blistik has no known connection to:
Captain America I#442 (December, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover & Sandu Florea (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
First Posted: 09/02/2001
Last updated: 06/10/2016
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