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POSTMORTEM

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human cyborg

Occupation: Scientist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dracula

Enemies: Blade

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Project: Postmortem

Base of Operations: 13th floor of the Chrysler Building in New York City

First Appearance: (preview page) Blade the Vampire-Hunter I#9 (March, 1995), (real appearance) Blade the Vampire-Hunter I#10 (April, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Postmortem possessed robotic legs and his arms were replaced by a chainsaw and a device equipped with a laser scalpel and several medical tools. (see comments) His white eyes and the cables plugged into his head and upper body indicated that most other parts of his body were artificial as well. The artificial parts combined made him immortal and gave him superhuman strength, durability and other outstanding features. He was still far away from being invincible.

History:
(Blade: Vampire Hunter I#10 (fb) - BTS) - For decades Postmortem worked in his secret lab in the Chrysler Building's 13th floor on a project sponsored by Dracula. He invented nanites capable of rewriting entire genetic structures from within the bloodstream to transform their hosts into the next generation of vampires. The former scientist gave up his humanity and turned himself into the cyborg Postmortem to gain immortality.

(Blade: Vampire Hunter I#10) - Blade entered Postmortem's laboratory, which was filled with bodies preserved by an icy mist. A computer voice welcomed him to Project: Postmortem and then Postmortem entered the room. He thought Blade was sent by his shadowy sponsor (Dracula) to shut Project: Postmortem down, but Postmortem didn't want to allow this and attacked Blade. Postmortem attempted to kill the intruder with his chainsaw and the injections and continued the assault with the laser scalpel built into his right arm, when he failed to reach Blade with the other weapons. Blade was able to avoid the laser shots as well and plugged the laser cannon with a dagger when Postmortem paused. He warned the cyborg that his next shot would kill him, but Postmortem ignored the warning (maybe on purpose) and died screaming in a buzzing explosion caused by the feedback (Tzztzt! Aiieee!). Dracula watched the fight over a surveillance camera in the lab and wasn't pleased to see Postmortem die without killing Blade.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh (writer), Douglas Wheatley (pencils) & Steve Moncuse (inks).

  It is unclear if he still possessed his human limbs beneath the weapons he had as arms or at least a pair of artificial hands to plug in. Plug & Play style! Otherwise some things would've been very hard for him to do, but maybe he didn't need to eat, drink or pee anymore.

  He said that he was Project: Postmortem now which could mean that he infected himself with the nanites to become Mr. Roboto, but I'm not 100% sure about this as those were made to turn humans into vampires and Blade clearly stated that Postmortem wasn't a vampire. Perhaps the next generation of vampires weren't meant to be identified as vampires.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
Postmortem has no known connections to


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Blade: Vampire Hunter I#9, p22, preview page (main image)
  #10, p16, pan2 (head shot)


Last updated: 01/29/06

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