Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional abstract being
Occupation: Agent/angel of Death and Oblivion
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Agent of Oblivion;
presumably ally/associate of Death and other abstract/non-physical death beings
Enemies: Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Eternity, Infinity, other embodiments of life
Known Relatives: Quasar ("template"), Oblivion ("father");
Deathurge, Idiot, Kali, Mirage (aka Marge Smith), White Light ("siblings" - in that they are creations of Oblivion);
Death, Infinity ("aunts");
Base of Operations: Presumably the Outer Void (the realm of Oblivion);
active throughout the physical universe (Earth's universe), generally in relation to Quasar
First Appearance: Quasar I#22 (June, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: A manifestation of a death avatar, Kid Reaper is
an abstract/physical being and therefore immune to aging and many
limitations of living beings (such as atmosphere, temperature, and/or
food and water. While he was largely immune to the power of a physical
being such as Quasar, he could be, at least temporarily, destroyed by a
sufficiently powerful being such as Maelstrom (who had adopted the
abstract status of the Anomaly). He did not apparently feel pain.
Kid Reaper can levitate and/or fly, and carries a
scythe with an approximately 1' blade, which he use to execute living
beings (or at least Quasar). He could at least annoy (if not mildly
pain/injure) the powerful abstract being Oblivion.
He wears a tattered, hooded
cloak. Kid Reaper has three fingers and one thumb on each hand, and three toes on each foot.
He was brought into existence for specific tasks, after which he apparently was returned to the void and ceased to exist.
Dedicated to the purpose for which he was created, he did not feel
loyal to anyone else who offered to help him, including the person for
whom he was a death avatar.
2" (presumably variable)
Weight: Approximately 50 lbs. (presumably variable)
Eyes: None (presumably variable)
Hair: None (presumably variable)
(Quasar#22 (fb) - BTS) <By his own account> Kid Reaper came into being when Quasar took a smidgen of the Death-force that was within him and fashioned Kid Reaper as his "unheavenly lil" helpmate.
Kid Reaper believed his form was the result of Quasar's enjoyment of Harvey Comics during his childhood.
(Quasar#22) - While serving as Protector of the Universe, Earth-born Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) faced the kinetic energy-manipulating Maelstrom, who was serving as the agent of Oblivion, the embodiment of non-existence. Defeated by Maelstrom, Quasar was crucified on a wall in Maelstrom's Long Island estate and left to die after Maelstrom amputated his arms between the elbows and wrists to gain possession of Quasar's powerful Quantum Bands. After brutal torture at the whip of Maelstrom's minion Phobius, Quasar was approached by Kid Reaper, who claimed to be Quasar's personal vision/avatar of death. Kid Reaper notified Quasar that he was not dying because all other incarnations of Death had allied with Oblivion, and Quasar's will to live was too strong. Kid Reaper offered to kill Quasar (whom Kid Reaper repeatedly called "Bunkie"), an offer which the suffering Quasar accepted. Kid Reaper plunged his scythe into Quasar's chest, killing him.
(Quasar#23) - After Kid Reaper executed
Quasar, both were shocked to find Quasar's consciousness still coherent in a
void of nothingness, something Kid Reaper said had never happened before.
Quasar heard a cry of help from Eon, the eight-billion year old
being who appointed him Protector of the Universe and whom Quasar believed was
keeping his consciousness intact, Quasar journeyed to Eon through the starfield
within his cape and invited Kid Reaper to come along. After Quasar was sent by
Eon to destroy Eon's brain before Maelstrom could steal power from it (an act
Quasar believed would also end his own consciousness), Quasar asked Kid Reaper
for three favors: To make sure Quasar was fully dead so Maelstrom couldn't use him
in any way, to protect Quasar's human friends, and to notify the Avengers
super-team about Maelstrom so they could step in against him.
After Eon's death, Kid Reaper accompanied a still-coherent consciousness of Quasar to where Maelstrom was using his control over kinetic energy to stop the Earth's rotation as the first step toward collapsing the universe upon itself. When Quasar teleported away to come up with a plan to stop Maelstrom, Kid Reaper was left behind. Maelstrom apparently destroyed Kid Reaper, saying Kid Reaper's purpose was outlived.
(Quasar#40) - Following the use
of the Ultimate Nullifier, Quasar himself was nullified, and found his spirit
in the realm of Oblivion, the embodiment of non-existence. Quasar challenged
Oblivion to a duel; Oblivion declined but summoned Kid Reaper to battle in
their stead. During the battle Kid Reaper asked Quasar to draw the battle out,
as he did not want to return to nothingness afterward.
At one point during
the battle Quasar tricked Kid Reaper into driving his scythe between Oblivion's
eyes, causing irritation in Kid Reaper's "father." Realizing a physical fight
against metaphysical beings was going nowhere, Quasar tried to convince Kid
Reaper to stop trying to kill him.
When Kid Reaper expressed concern that this
would make Oblivion angry then discorporate them, Quasar vowed, as the being
who gave Kid Reaper form and consciousness, to bring Kid Reaper back. Kid
Reaper agreed, but then plunged his scythe into Quasar again, saying he should
never trust an avatar of death, especially his own.
Kid Reaper tried to take Quasar's Quantum Bands back to Oblivion as proof of Quasar's death, but the bands disappeared. Quasar was later reassembled in the corporeal universe by the Starbrand and reunited with the Quantum Bands; Kid Reaper was apparently returned to nothingness until another time when he would be needed again.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Greg Capullo, and Keith Williams
Profile by Mike O'Sullivan.
Images: (without ads)
Quasar#22, p19, pan2 (main image)
Quasar#22, p20, pan4 (face)
Quasar#23, p22, pan4,5 (blasted out of existence by Maelstrom)
Quasar#40, p21, pan4,5 (attacking Quasar)
Quasar#22 (May, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar#23 (June, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar#40 (November, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Steve Lightle & Andy Smith (pencilers), Mark McKenna & Ralph Cabrera (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
First Posted: 10/28/2018
Last updated: 10/28/2018
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