Real Name: Judd Shepard
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Ultraverse) Human mutate/ultra
Occupation: Adventurer, agent of Dr. Rachel Deming
Enemies:Entity, Malcolm Kort, Supreme Soviet
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: the Stronghold
(island headquarters), off the coast of California),
Exiles (Ultraverse) I#1 (August, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Trax's powers were not demonstrated. His one fight seen consisted of him getting floored with a single punch.
Trax served as field leader in one mission, and likely had some degree of tactical training. He was presumably trained in the use of the Exiles' sky sleds.
Like the other Exiles, Trax was infected with the Theta virus. However, it was kept in remission by the treatments of Dr. Deming.
(Exiles I#1 (fb) -BTS) - At some point, the man who would become Trax developed the Theta virus. He was contacted by Dr. Rachel Deming who brought the disease into remission, trained him in the use of his powers, and recruited him to join her Exiles, to help those who were similarly afflicted.
(Exiles I#1) - As part of the Exiles "Alpha team", Tinsel, Deadeye, and Trax were sent by Deming to recover a new victim, Amber Hunt. Despite the efforts of the Supreme Soviet, an agent of their opponent, Malcolm Kort, they successfully recovered Hunt. Trax was injured in the conflict, when he tried to directly engage the Soviet, to keep him from getting airborne with Amber. The much stronger Supreme Soviet punched him out in mid-leap, knocking him through a wall and into unconsciousness. Tinsel flew him back to the Stronghold, where his injuries were treated.
Deming's assistant, Heather Faraday, took a personal interest in Judd's recovery, and soon he was feeling good enough to pinch her rear while pretending to be asleep.
(Exiles#2, 3 - BTS) - When the rest of the group went to recover Timothy Halloran from Kort's fortress. Judd's injuries forced him to stay behind.
(Exiles#4) - Trax, feeling much better, tried to make up with Heather, but he couldn't stop himself from being a pig and got punched in the mouth for his efforts. Suddenly, alarms started sounding as Amber Hunt's poorly thought out efforts to try Deming's process on herself went awry. The power continued to escalate despite Judd and Heather's efforts, and they had barely made it out the door when an explosion killed them both.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, and Chris Ulm (writers) and Paul Pelletier (penciler).
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Last updated: 02/23/03
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