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Membership: Tripp, Texter

Purpose: Vampire-Hunters

Affiliations: Claudia Belles, Blade (Eric Brooks), Dolly, other vampire-hunters

Enemies: Claw Sect, Krieger Sect, Nosferatu Sect, Xarus, many other vampires

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably Arizona

First Appearance: X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 (October, 2010)

Height: (Tripp) 5'8"; (Texter) 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: (Tripp) 155 lbs.; (Texter) 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: (Tripp) Brown; (Texter) Unrevealed (wore sunglasses)
Hair: (Tripp) Black; (Texter) White


(X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 (fb) - BTS) - Tripp and Texter were a good vampire-hunting team until they had a falling out over 20 years ago. They had not spoken to each other since then.

(X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Tripp retired from vampire-hunting.

(X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Texter got married to a man.

(X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 - BTS) - Blade called vampire-hunter Tripp before taking Claudia Belles and Dolly to Phoenix, Arizona.

(X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1) - Arriving at the airport in Phoenix, Arizona the three vampire-hunters met with Tripp and Texter. They found out Xarus was hiding out at an old army airfield near Pioneer, Arizona. Joined by 7 other vampire-hunters they planted C-4 on the airfield at night then waited for dawn to blow it up. Tripp and Texter barely talked with each other during the night. They were quiet surprised when Xarus and his vampire army consisting of Nosferatu, Claw and Krieger sect survived in the sunlight. Standing back to back to each other Tripp and Texter fought the vampires. Texter was taken down first. A shocked Tripp tried to escape, but got jumped by vampires and killed as well. Blade escaped Xarus' army as the sole survivor among the vampire-hunters.

Comments: Created by Duane Swierczynski (writer) & Tim Green (artist).

Were they supposed to be an homage to Penn & Teller?

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Tripp and Texter have no known connection to:

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X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1, p16, pan1 (main)
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1, p11, pan2 (grumpy old men)

X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Blade#1 (October, 2010) - Duane Swierczynski (writer), Tim Green (artist), Jody LeHeup (editor)

Last updated: 05/11/15.

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