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Real Name: William Choi (formerly William Caesar Tagashi)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) mutate

Occupation: Assassin;
   formerly mercenary/hired thug

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Alternate

Enemies: Rex Mundi, Rubble

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, USA (Earth-93060)

First Appearance: Ultraverse Origins trading card #87 (February, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Smoke can control his molecular density; this permits him flight and the ability to evade detection. He is also expertly trained in various weapons and is willing to murder. He can materialize a collapsing specialized spear. He has heightened strength, agility and combat skills.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (graying)


(Ultraverse Origins trading card #87 (fb) - BTS) - William Tagashi was a low-paid mercenary hood.

(Ultraverse Masters trading card #60 (fb) - BTS) - The powerful being known as The Alternate, believing great power could cleanse a corrupt soul, gave him the ultra power to control his molecular density. He changed his name for unrevealed reasons and used his newfound powers to become an assassin, striking suddenly, then vanishing.

(Ultraverse Origins trading card #87 (fb) - BTS) - Adopting the moniker Smoke, he crafted a specialized collapsible spear that he can materialize at will.

(Ultraverse Masters trading card #60 (fb) - BTS) - Smoke countered the manipulative efforts of Rex Mundi and his pawn, the would-be hero Rubble.





Comments: Created by Roland Mann & Hank Kanalz. Character design by Jerome Moore.

I'm not sure why his real name changed between the two cards - it went from the Japanese-sounding Tagashi to the Korean-sounding Choi.

Of all the various Ultraverse characters that never reached an in-comic story, I think I wish for Smoke and Rubble the most.

Smoke was described as the "Untouchable One" on Rubble's trading card.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Smoke has no known connections to:

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Ultraverse Origins trading card #87 (main image)
Ultraverse Masters trading card #60 (headshot)

Ultraverse Origins trading card #87 (February, 1994) - Roland Mann & Hank Kanalz (writers), Jerome Moore (character design)
Ultraverse Masters trading card #60 (1994) - Dave Dorman (art)

First posted: 06/22/18

Last updated:06/22/18

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