Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Enforcer, agent
Group Membership: Malcolm Kort's
agents (Bruut, Hot Rox,
Soviet) (all Earth-93060)
Affiliations: Dr. Wendell Deeters (loose), Malcolm Kort;
worked with Cybernoids
Enemies: Deming's Exiles (Catapult, Deadeye, Dr. Rachel Deming,
Ghoul, Mustang, Tinsel, Trax), Amber Hunt, Mastodon (all
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Visionary
Productions, Los Angeles, California, USA (Earth-93060)
First Appearance: Exiles I#1 (August, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Bloodbath has athlete-level
fitness, agility and endurance. He is a brutal master of various
firearms and blades, and has exceptional combat skills in various forms
of martial arts. Arrogant, bloodthirsty, selfish and mercenary, he enjoys killing, but
gains particular pleasure in murdering superhumans ("ultras") to
display himself as the superior man.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Auburn (with white streaks, presumably dyed)
(Skybox Ultraverse trading card #48 (fb) - BTS) - For
unrevealed reasons, Bloodbath became driven to prove himself superior
to ultras, training hard to be peak athlete in fitness and combat,
mastering various weaponry, and ultimately gaining pleasure in killing,
particularly ultras to fulfill his hatred of them.
(Exiles I#1) - Bloodbath was hired by Malcolm Kort to
accompany the ultra and fellow mercenary Bruut to retrieve new Theta
Virus victim, teenager Timothy Halloran in San Diego, but were
confronted by two of Deming's Exiles team members, Mustang and
Catapult, also there to get Timothy. Bloodbath tried used lethal force
energy weapon, but Catapult was too quick and Mustang zapped him from
behind. Powerhouse Bruut had grabbed Timothy's mother by the neck, but
standing in water from the damaged house. Bloodbath shot the powered
Mustang to electrify the water and Bruut's hand spasmed, snapping the
woman's neck. Stunned, Catapult was easily punched out by Bloodbath and
the mercenary left with the traumatized boy.
(Exiles I#2) - Later, back at Kort's Los Angeles
base, Bruut confronted Bloodbath about being left behind, but Bloodbath
downed him with with a well-placed punch followed by a warning.
I#3) - Timothy had transformed into behemoth-Mastodon form in Kort's
lab and smashed out, just as the Exiles arrived to rescue him.
Bloodbath wanted to shoot them down but was stopped by Kort, who didn't
want any dead bodies. Fellow Kort agent Hot Rox captured Ghoul and
Tinsel. Kort ordered Ghoul be dumped in biological waste and, although
considering Tinsel a hostage, offered her unconscious body as a prize
to Bloodbath as the mercenary sleazily grinned. Soon after in his
armory-like room, Bloodbath tried to rape her, but she recovered and
used her light powers to burn out his eyes. She stumbled out of his
room, but he grabbed guns and tracked her by hearing and shot her
multiple times. Bloodbath staggered down the corridors demanding help.
(Exiles I#4) - Bloodbath was helped by Kort's
scientist Dr. Wendell Deeters and angrily returned to his room. But
Ghoul had found Tinsel's body and lay in wait for the mercenary,
stabbing him. Bloodbath was able to stab and shoot back, but near
unkillable, Ghoul returned fire, killing the mercenary and absorbed his
life energies and soul as he died. Ghoul stomped on the powdery husk
left of Bloodbath's body and took some of the merc's gear as he left.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, Paul Pelletier, Ken Branch.
Bloodbath is shown with fully-colored eyes a couple
of time; red in the trading cards and black in a panel or two in the
comic. Maybe these are specially fitted lenses to help with fighting...
or just coloring error.
The cover of Exiles#2 had a banner:
Not sure what that was all about...
Kansas reader Nick Williams mentioned in the Letters page in Exiles#3 that
Bloodbath and Bruut look like a pair of Rob Liefeld rejects. Yikes!
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Bloodbath has no known connections to:
Exiles I#3, p9, pan1 (main image)
Skybox Ultraverse trading card #48 (headshot)
Exiles I#3, p24, pan1 (stripping in his room)
Exiles I#4, p17, pan2-3 (husk)
Exiles I#1 (August, 1993) - Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich (writers), Chris Ulm (writer/editor), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Ken Branch (inks)
Exiles I#2 (September, 1993) - Steve Gerber (writer), Robb Phipps (pencils), Ken Branch (inks), Chris Ulm (editor)
Exiles I#3 (October, 1993) - Steve Gerber (writer), Robb Phipps (pencils), Scott Reed (inks), Chris Ulm (editor)
Exiles I#4 (November, 1993) - Steve Gerber (writer), Robb Phipps (pencils), Dave Simons (inks), Chris Ulm (editor)
Skybox Ultraverse trading card #48 (1993)
First posted: 06/29/2023 - celebrating the 30th
Anniversary of the Ultraverse!
Last updated: 06/29/2023
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