Real NameBarret Gage

Identity/Class: Human cyborg

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Warforce (Cutter, Impakov Twins, Shell, Tranq)
    formerly Hydra

Affiliations: Deep, Gauntlet (Alfredo Morelli), Damon Morelle

EnemiesNightwatch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First AppearanceNightwatch#1 (April, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Salvo has a number of built-in weapons, including a long-range pulse-bolt projector on his right shoulder, a full-sweep automatic artillery piece on his left shoulder, a precision laser in his right wrist, a wide-arc taser on his left wrist, and a back-mounted mini-missile launcher.  Over 90% of his body is clad in bulletproof armor, and he has short-range jets built into his feet, allowing him to fly for short periods.

History: (Nightwatch#1 (fb) ) – Hydra agent Barret Gage was rebuilt into the cyborg Salvo in an AIM facility by Damon Morelle.

(Nightwatch#1 (fb) ) - Salvo recruited a number of mercenaries into Warforce; they were hired to free the villainous Gauntlet from prison under the auspices of recruiting his cellmate, the imprisoned assassin Deep.

(Nightwatch#1) – Salvo and Warforce they hijacked a news helicopter and took it to Ryker’s Island, where they demanded the release of imprisoned assassin Deep, in the hopes that he would join them. Before a number of hostage reporters, Salvo made their demands, but he was interrupted when the vigilante Nightwatch attacked. As the prison guards tossed in smoke bombs, Salvo gave the order to execute the hostages. Nightwatch disarmed Tranq and Cutter, but Salvo blasted him, damaging his costume. Spider-Man soon joined the fray, and shielded the hostages with a web-barrier. While Nightwatch and the web-slinger took on Warforce, Salvo and Shell slipped away to the helicopter and escaped. As the two heroes took down the remaining mercenaries, the guards opened fire on the copter, killing Shell while Salvo escaped. Nightwatch soon chased down the copter, prompting Salvo to abandon it and let it crash. Nightwatch steered it into the Hudson River instead; surviving, he attacked Salvo, who badly damaged Nightwatch’s living costume. Nightwatch toppled a water tower on Salvo; before the cyborg could reroute his weapons circuits, Nightwatch enveloped him in his cloak, ensuring that if he fired his weapons, he’d only kill himself. As Nightwatch removed Salvo’s weapons systems, he demanded that Salvo explain where they’d come from; Salvo only managed to explain part of his past before passing out from the pain. Nightwatch took some pieces of his armor, which integrated themselves into his own Morelle-built suit.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Ron Lim, and Al Milgrom.                                                                                                                              

Soul patches.  Always evil.

The main image is from Nightwatch#7, an issue in which Salvo does not actually appear - Nightwatch and his uncle Drake steal some Morelle files, and among them is the above Salvo schematic.  Art by Roy Burdine and Thomas Florimonte.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Profile by Minor Irritant.

Salvo, aka Barret Gage, should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Nightwatch#7, p20, pan1 (main image)
Nightwatch#1, p17, pan1 (headshot)

Nightwatch#1 (April, 1994) – Terry Kavanagh (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inker), Eric Fein (editor)

First Posted: 09/09/2012
Last updated 09/09/2012

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