Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human mutate (see comment)
Occupation: Government Agent
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Blade, Mikado, Mosha
Enemies: Blade (under Freak's control only), Freak, Hrolf, Reaper and his girls, generally vampires
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Blade, Old Man, Subject AA2
Base of Operations: The flying Silvereye base Blackeye 1
First Appearance: (in shadows) Blade: Vampire Hunter II#1 (December, 1999); (full appearance) Blade: Vampire Hunter II#3 (February, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: It is presumed that Patriot originally possessed like other super-soldiers strength, agility and speed just below superhuman level. After further enhancements he seemingly gained superhuman strength. Due to several attempts to reprogram him, his mind was severely damaged. After his last reprogramming he thought he was Blade and often stuttered. He began to use swords and daggers like Blade and even wore the same outfit. Though he never showed much expertise in the use of swords and daggers and also failed to convince in hand-to-hand combat. It is unknown if he was originally a more capable fighter although it should be assumed.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Patriot was modelled after the World War 2 hero by the same name with the powers of a super-soldier. He was like Captain America, but never gained the same recognition or glory. As he grew older his strength was augmented.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#1) - Mikado and Mosha found Patriot's location through the computers in Commlab 51 on Blackeye 1 and mistook him for Blade. They infected his training/re-education program (don't ask me what it was) with a virus that should remind Blade who he really was and then fled from the airship. The virus overwrote the Prometheus Program. Commander Dallas ordered to purge the program and hoped that Patriot wasn't turned into a vegetable.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#2) - Patriot was still in his containment tank and Mikado and Mosha, who still mistook him for Blade, found him.
(Blade III#3) - Mikado and Mosha freed Patriot from his tank and finally realized their mistake. Patriot kneeled useless in the remains of the tank and couldn't even get up while the twins fought against the Blade, who was under control of the Freak.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#4) - Patriot, who due to the twins' virus thought that he was Blade, finally stood up, took Blade's dagger and tried to stop Blade from drinking Mikado's blood. Patriot told Blade that he was Blade and the real Blade didn't react kindly. He kicked the sword from Patriot's hand and then sliced his chest open with another dagger. Patriot fell to the ground and received further punishment from Hrolf, who attacked him with kicks. Patriot came to his feet again, but was immediately knocked to the ground again by Hrolf when he injuring Patriot even more with his razor-sharp claws. Patriot bled heavily, but he was still strong enough to curse the vampires. Commander Dallas was informed that Patriot was out of his tube and maybe fatally injured. The lab was flooded with gas while Patriot still lay on the ground and cursed the vampires.
(Blade: Vampire Hunter II#5) - The twins helped Patriot to get out of the lab because he could barely stand on his own. They tried to get with him to Blackeye's landing bay, but Patriot left them when the proximity bomb detonated that Mikado had planted a few moments earlier. Patriot went to Blade's quarter and took Blade's sunglasses, sword and leather outfit. Dressed up as Blade he returned to the lab where he was freed and attacked the Reaper. The twins made him believe that Patriot was Blade and the Reaper nearly killed him with one hit. He became suspicious when the Daywalker went down so quickly, but the real Blade had already arrived to take advantage of the situation. Patriot still bled, but he wasn't dead yet and followed Blade, the twins and the Reaper to the Blackeye's outside hull. There he opposed the Reaper again and was first attacked by the Reaper's girls and then hit by the Reaper. Reaper's punch caused Patriot to fall from the ship, but he took one of the Reaper's girls with him by holding on to her and severing her link to Reaper.
Comments: Created by Bart Sears (writer/pencils) & Andy Smith (inks).
This series occurred after Blade was bitten by Morbius in Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#8.
Patriot was possibly created by the US government. He was maybe meant to become a super-agent for S.H.I.E.L.D., but for some reason he ended up with Silvereye. He could've been a clone of Mace, but it is also possible that he was just an old guy (everybody called him old, so we can be sure that he wasn't a young grasshopper anymore) with enhanced strength, who was given the name of Patriot for nostalgic reasons.
The green stuff on Patriot's head on the image above is not hair. It is slime from the containment tank he was kept in. BTW his eyes were blue as seen in another head shot (I didn't take the other head shot because the shadows made it look like he had a beard and a text balloon hid the top of his head).
More info on "Super-Soldiers" can be found in the Nuke entry.
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Patriot was modelled after:
But he should not be confused with:
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Blade II#5, p17, pan3 (main image)
Blade: Vampire Hunter II#2-4 (January-March, 2000) - Bart Sears (writer/pencils), Andy Smith (#2, 4) & Bill Sieniwicz (#3) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Blade: Vampire Hunter II#5 (April, 2000) - Bart Sears (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), John Beatty, Bob McLeod & Andy Smith (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 06/23/13
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