Real Name: Durward Hopkins
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate
Occupation: Enforcer, agent;
Group Membership: Malcolm Kort's
Soviet) (all Earth-93060)
Affiliations: 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: Bruut is superhumanly strong
(about 40 ton range) with bulletproof durability (while high
impact shells leave marks on his skin, they heal within hours),
although using his expending his strength quickly can also soon tire
him out. He can
leap high with his strong legs. He is an excellent hand-to hand
fighter, having been a wrestler, but relies primarily on his super
strength. He compensates for his lower-than-average IQ through
aggression, enjoying the fear he instills. He has been trained to fly
and safely land helicopters.
Weight: 370 lbs.
(Skybox Ultraverse trading card # (fb) - BTS) -
Durward Hopkins' IQ only reached the low 80s and he became a janitor.
tried out being a pro-wrestler, but was banned after injuring too many
opponents. Malcolm Kort identified Hopkins as a potential and recruited
him to join his organization. Hopkins was transformed into the
super-strong and nigh-invulnerable Bruut, which gave him even more power
to use against those who belittled him.
(Exiles I#1) - Bruut was hired by Malcolm Kort to accompany the fellow mercenary, the viciously deadly Bloodbath, 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. Catapult was able to knock Bruut into Timothy's house while Bloodbath dealt with the two Exiles. Bruut grabbed Timothy's mother by the neck, but was absent-mindedly 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; the two Exiles and Bruut fell unconscious; Bloodbath made off with the traumatized Timothy.
(Exiles I#2) - Police arrived at the house quickly, including a helicopter. Recovering, Bruut attacked the police but they countered with a barrage of bullets that momentarily paused him before he charged again. Mustang and Catapult used their powers against him, but Bruut just hurled a car, wanting to go home. He jumped up, commandeered the helicopter, later landing on a truck to make his way back to Kort's base. Once there, Bruut confronted Bloodbath about being left behind, but combat-master Bloodbath downed him with with a well-placed punch followed by a warning.
(Exiles I#4) - Using the now-dead Bloodbath's gun and
armor, Ghoul blasted his way around Kort's labs, angry that Tinsel was
dead. Ghoul came across Bruut and, unable to hurt the powerhouse with
the gun, Ghoul blasted the floor under him and Bruut fell down toward
the basement. Ghoul then destroyed the upper story labs with a massive
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, Paul Pelletier, Ken Branch.
possible that Bruut survived when Ghoul blew up Visionary
Productions as the explosion seemed to center on the top floors.
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.
Bruut has no known connections to:
Exiles I#4, p19, pan3 (main image)
Skybox Ultraverse trading card #52 (headshot)
Exiles I#2, p6 (all shot up)
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 #52
First posted: 06/29/2023 - celebrating the 30th
Anniversary of the Ultraverse!
Last updated: 06/29/2023
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