Cyan Fitzgerald (Zealot)

Next in the request line is, as usual, Levi and his characters from  Spawn, and the one we’re meeting today is Cyan Fitzgerald, the baby girl portrayed by Sydni Beaudoin. In the movie, she’s the daughter of Terry Fitzgerald and Wanda Blake-Simmons, and she’s the first one in the family who meets (and actually befriends) the deformed Spawn. She’s kidnapped by Jason Wynn by the end of the movie, but she’s saved by Spawn before the final showdown. In the comics, her origins are pretty much the same, but we also got a glimpse of her future self, an adult version who’s pretty different from the sweet little girl we know. Let’s see together.

Cyan Fitzgerald was born in New York City, the daughter of Terry Fitzgerald and Wanda Blake. She grew up being her parents’ joy, and as a baby she befriended a mysterious cloaked stranger who actually was Al Simmons, the deceased ex-husband of Wanda. Al had tried for years to have children with his wife, but they never could: thus, seeing Cyan was quite an emotional punch in the stomach for him, but Cyan was the one person in the world who didn’t fear him and treated him with tenderness, and he soon grew fond of her. An unlikely friendship was born between the two, and Simmons, now known as Spawn, became some sort of “guardian devil” for Cyan, always watching over her. When Cyan’s father, who had been Spawn’s best friend in life, got cancer, Spawn came back to Cyan’s house to see Terry and to comfort the baby, and he made her an unusual gift, the shoelace that was sewing his head. The object became Cyan’s “friend”, and her parents tied it to her pacifier, since it was the one thing that could keep her calm despite the enormous emotional stress she was subjected to with her father’s illness. This stress was increased to worrisome proportions when the Violator kidnapped her to use her as leverage on Spawn, a plan that actually brought to the demon’s demise, as he was vaporized by Spawn’s wrath. After that episode, Cyan became even more attached to the shoelace, as it was the only thing that made her feel safe. She reacted violently everytime she lost it, as she did whent her dog Shanna “stole” it, or when she accidentally let it fall out of the car window on the highway, forcing Wanda, who was driving, to pull over to retrieve it. This attachment to the pacifier started to worry her parents, who agreed to make her visit a psychologist. Cyan’s stress, however, was destined to grow, as the demon Mammon had targeted her to hurt his enemy Spawn.

We got a brief look to Cyan’s future when an adult time-travelling version of her arrived from a dystopian future. In Cyan’s time, Spawn had found a medallion that had made him powerful as a god and, under the name Ipsissimus, had recreated Hell on Earth, ruling as a blood-thirsty tyrant. Cyan had joined the human resistance, and had been trained by Tapestry, the former angelic superhero known as Zealot. Under her tutelage, Cyan became a fearsome warrior, and inherited the name Zealot from her mentor. Albeit “only” human, the new Zealot proved to be just as lethal as the first one, and she joined her mentor’s team, the WildC.A.T.s. The heroes fought for years against the hellish oppression, but soon it became clear that they weren’t a match for Ipsissimus’ godly powers. Incapable of winning in the present, the WildC.A.T.s elaborated a plan to prevent the war from ever happening, and they decided to travel back in time and kill Ipsissimus when he was still Spawn, a powerful but “manageable” demonic undead. Since Cyan was the only one in the group who had met Spawn in her life, she was chosen for the mission, and she came back to her childhood’s New York. It didn’t take much to her to find Spawn, and she attacked him with the clear intent of killing him…but while she was fighting him she glimpsed the good nature she remembered in the dark guardian from the time she was a child. Not wanting to kill a good man for actions he hadn’t committed yet, Zealot changed the plan: instead of executing Spawn, she brought him back to the future, taking along also the past version of the WildC.A.T.s, and she enlisted them all to aid the future WildC.A.T.s in battling Ipsissimus. The battle was surely desperate, as the tyrant still possessed godly powers, and even the combined might of the heroes from past and future wasn’t enough to defeat him. Spawn, however, guessed a possibility in revealing to Ipsissimus who Zealot really was, a weakness he knew too well as it was his own. The fate of her world was in Zealot’s hands, as she was the only being in existence who could still touch what little humanity Ipsissimus had in himself…

Cyan Fitzgerald is innocence incarnate, a sweet and pure child who sees everything and everyone with loving and trusting eyes. The many traumas she went through make her quite a fragile baby, always needing to cling to the one thing that makes her feel safe: the present from Spawn, her mysterious guardian angel who always protects her. Her future version, on the opposite, is a hard and lethal woman, molded by a neverending conflict that accompanied her entire life; as Zealot, she’s a superb fighter armed with angelic weapons and armor, a warrior trained with the sole purpose of killing demons. In both her incarnations, in different ways, Cyan is and remains the one anchor to humanity that a cursed being like Spawn mantains.

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Larvox (Green Lantern)

Waiting to see someone new from the several upcoming series, let’s come back to our request, and it’s once again Lucy W.‘s turn: we come back to space, with another one of the many cameos from Green Lantern. Among the many faces in the crowd on Oa, there’s one that can hardly be called a face, being just a big eye staring to Sinestro as he speaks: that’s Larvox, an insectoid hero who’s quite a tricky one to write a bio of, since he (or more appropriately “it”, as it’s supposed to be asexual) comes from a planet with no sense of individuality, so it’s hard to identify a single individual among its species. Nevertheless, we’ll try.

Larvox was born on planet Sputa, a world on which insects, plants and bacteria evolved to the top of the planet’s fauna. The resulting species was quite unique in the universe, a community of asexual beings with no sense of individuality, in harmonic symbiosis with the planet and with one another, all members of a “whole” that is perceived by the locals as one huge organism. How the Guardians of the Universe managed to locate the will of a single individual on Sputa is unknown, but it’s also unclear if Larvox is actually a single being or if the title of Green Lantern is shared among the entire population as everything else. Being it a way or another, Larvox was chosen as a member of the Green Lantern Corps and was given a Green Power Ring, a honor he gladly accepted. He started patrolling Sector 17, and soon it proved itself to be quite a remarkable Lantern, a fierce protector of its sector and a loyal member of the Corps. Larvox served many years in the Corps, and it became a respected member of Oa’s policemen. It also participated to some delicate missions, such as when Kilowog gathered an elite squad to reach Earth and save another Lantern, Hal Jordan, from the raging Star Sapphire. Once there, however, Larvox and the others found both contenders possessed by Eclipso, making it nerly impossible for the Lanterns to contain either of them. Finally, the adversaries apparently blew up in an energy explosion, and it appeared the mission failed. Luckily, they both resurfaced shortly after, alive and well, their fake death being a ruse to trap Eclipso.

Not much time passed before the Green Lantern Corps faced their gravest chrisis yet, a civil war started by a deranged Jordan that brough the entire Corps to collapse. Larvox was among the survivors, but it was obviously unable to continue its work. With time, however, the bacteria hero had become so committed to its role of space policeman that it just couldn’t come back to Sputa and resume its former life. When it learnt that the Controllers, brothers and rivals of the Guardians, were recruting former Green Lanterns into their own Corps, the Darkstars, Larvox was among the first ones to sign up for the new team, since it didn’t want its Sector to be without protection for too long. Its loyalty, however, always lay with the Green Lantern Corps, and as soon as the Guardians put the Corps back together, Larvox abandoned the Darkstars and came back to Oa to resume active service. The following years weren’t easy at all, especially for a veteran like Larvox, who took part to all the main events involving the Corps: the return and trial of Hal Jordan, the war with the Weaponers of Qward and the birth of the Sinestro Corps, a distorted and hostile version of the Green Lanterns, and even a war with the personification of death itself, Nekron. Larvox survived all this, and won many battles, always determined to serve the Corps at the best of its possibilities.

Larvox is a heroic and sometimes fierce warrior, whose total lack of sense of individuality leads to always pursue the common good rather than a personal benefit. As Green Lantern, its Power Ring allows it to fly, to survive in open space, and to create energy constructs fueled by its willpower; the Ring is also its only means of communication, since it’s mute. An unlikely hero with more courage and dedication than many of its peers, Larvox has an unshakable loyalty towards the Corps and the cause they pursue, and it will always put its life on the line to be the protector the universe needs it to be.

Reign

And we’re back! The usual series and some new ones are approaching, and more and more promotional pics and trailers have been released. The only new character we saw was in the Supergirl new trailer, that shows us the one who’ll be the big baddie of the season: Reign, portrayed by Odette Annable. At the end of the previous season, we learnt that yet another baby had been sent away from the dying Krypton, a newborn from a sinister sect sent to “reign” on Earth. The baby now lives in National City under the human name Samantha Arias, and she’s oblivious of her legacy and mission…something that will cause quite some troubles with all the characters we know from the series, as they befriend her before her transformation (much like Davis Bloome in Smallville, apparently). In the comics, on the opposite, there’s no mistake on her allegiance from the very beginning of her story, entirely set on Prime Earth. Let’s see together.

The true origins of Reign remain a mystery, as well as her true name and homeplanet. As an infant, she was abducted by some aliens, actually Kryptonian scientists members of an elite expedition aimed to create powerful biological weapons. The Kryptonians made experiments on the babies for years, greatly augmenting their strenght and their durability…and also their bloodlust. They named them after mythological Kryptonian deities and monsters, and the baby girl received the name “Reign”, after the conqueror of old. Unfortunately for the children, however, the Kryptonian Science Council realised just how dangerous and uncontrollable their creations were, and decided to shut down the project. This, obviously, included the necessity of suppressing the experiments, deemed too dangerous to live. The man who received the order was one of the scientists who had participated to the project, Zor-El: albeit he truly regretted giving birth to the monsters that all Krypton was already calling the “Worldkillers“, Zor-El simply couldn’t kill the ones he saw as victims of his own arrogance and curiosity, and he disobeyed the order, putting the Worldkillers in stasis and abandoning them in the space station they were created in. Years passed before Reign woke up in the desert space station, along with her companions: the feral Deimax, the etheral Flower of Heaven, the poisonous Perrilus and the unnamed, parasitic Worldkiller-1. No one among them knew who they were or where they came from, but searching the station’s data they found out they had been created by Kryptonians. Looking for the truth about their origins, they left the planet and began their search.

Reign soon took leadership, providing guidance to her peers and trying to quel their and her own bloodthirst, that prompted them to destroy any planet they crossed paths with. They eventually found out that Krypton had been destroyed, but Reign still didn’t lose hope, and she convinced her companions to follow her in search of some survivor; not everybody followed her, though, as Worldkiller-1 left the group and went on his own, wanting to create a new purpose for himself. Near the remains of Argo City, finally, the Worldkillers found a survivor, a Kryptonian who named herself Supergirl: finally meeting someone who may hold the key to her origin, Reign finally lost all self-control and attacked the girl, easily overpowering her and trying to beat the answers out of her. Supergirl didn’t know a thing, and Reign soon had to give up to evidence…but at least she learnt that Kryptonians still lived, and she tracked them back to Supergirl’s adoptive planet, Earth. Leaving her adversary for dead, Reign gathered her three compaions and reached Earth, this time to do what they had been programmed to: to conquer the planet and to exact the answers they were looking for with force. They landed in New York City, and they introduced themselves by spreading destruction and panic…until they were reached by the one Reign believed to be dead, Supergirl, who once again tried to stop them. If she couldn’t face Reign on her own, least of all she could with all four Worldkillers gathered, and she was nearly beaten to death…until she managed to stab Deimax with one of Perillus’ poisonous tentacles. Reign reacted: her companions were the only thing she had left in the universe, and she didn’t want to lose even one of them. To cure Deimax, she preferred to retreat, even in front of a half-dead adversary. She would have come back for answers, however, and this time she wouldn’t have held back.

Reign is a woman in search of answers, a strong leader and a warrior born who’s been raised to fight, conquer and destroy for all the life she can remember. As a Worldkiller, she possesses unmatched strenght, speed, stamina and durability, and she’s been trained in every known combat art, making her lethal both bare-handed and with a sword. Often overloaded with a rage and bloodlust she doesn’t know the meaning or the origin of, Reign looks for a purpose she’s been denied and a story she doesn’t remember, with only her companions at her side to remind her who she is…and an entire universe to set aflame to prove her worth.

Jan O’Reilly

After this, we’ll be on break for a week or so! Some new promotional pics from the upcoming The Punisher surfaced in the last days, and we get a look to another member of the recurring cast: Sarah Lieberman, portrayed by Jaime Ray Newman. In the series, Sarah will be Microchip‘s wife, and the mother of his two children. Just from this, we can see that things got a lot better to Micro than they did in the comics, as he and his girlfriend (named Jan, not Sarah) never got married, albeit they did have a son. Let’s see together.

Jan O’Reilly was born in New York City from an unknown family. We don’t know much of her early life, apart from the fact that, as a young woman, she attended State University (albeit we don’t know what she studied there). It was during her studies that she met another student, David Lieberman, a shy but brilliant computer expert who was a genius born. Intrigued by the man’s intellect and smitten by his good heart, Jan fell in love with him, and the two started dating. It didn’t take long to Jan, however, to learn that David had been using his remarkable talents also for not exactly legal purposes. When they decided to live together, Jan insisted that he found a honest job, at least if he truly wanted to stay with her. David did it, and found a job as the assistant of a University professor. As soon as the professor found out he had a hacker in his employment, he used him to rob a bank. Unfortunately, the bank was owned by the Mafia, and they didn’t take the robbery lightly: they killed the professor and his entire family, and Lieberman found himself in their target as well.

This couldn’t come in a worst moment: Jan had just found out she was pregnant with David’s son, and the two were about to begin a brand new life together. When, in the dead of night, David woke her up to tell her what had happened with the professor and his family, for Jan this was the last drop, and she broke up with her boyfriend. She wouldn’t have raised her son with a man who would have constantly put him and herself in danger with his activities, so she stormed out of the house, strongly rejecting David’s suggestion that they both went to her mother’s place until everything calmed down a bit (to Jan’s eyes, this only meant to put in danger her parent as well…and she was probably right). Not much time passed before Jan found a good man willing to take care of her and of the baby she was carrying, some Mr. Frohike who eventually became her husband. She gave birth to David’s son, Louise, but she insisted he had the surname of his adoptive father rather than of his biological one. She wanted David Lieberman as far from her life as he could, pretending to ignore that he was keeping tabs on both her and her son. David’s legacy, however, soon reached Louise as well, and Jan knew she would have had to save her son from a path that could prove lethal to him.

Jan O’Reilly, now Jan Frohike, is basically a good woman, who has the understandable demand of having a honest and responsible companion to raise her son with. Albeit she loves her (ex) boyfriend David, she can’t allow him to put their son in danger, and she resolves to turn to hatred all the love she ever felt for him, to protect both herself and her child. Blood is thicker than water, however, and even with all her mother courage, Jan may be unable to protect her beloved son from his father’s legacy.

Robert DuBois (Bloodsport)

Another trailer for Supergirl Season 3 has been released, and we get a look at a brand new villain Kara will be facing: Robert DuBois. The name should ring a bell for the comicbook readers, albeit he’s better known with the alias Bloodsport. As in the comics, Bloodsport is seen using some high-tech, possibly alien weapons to battle Supergirl, but he’s missing his trademark red bandana…although he’s basically a thug with super-weapons, so he’s not losing much of his “identity” with the costume change. Waiting to see how the villain will factor in Supergirl’s life, let’s take a look at his original counterpart, as usual.

Robert DuBois was born and raised in Metropolis, and albeit not much is known about his family, he grew up with his brother, Michael “Mickey” DuBois, and the two of them were very close. As a young man, DuBois was drafted, as many others, into the US Army to go to Vietnam. Robert didn’t have any particular moral objection to the war, but he was afraid of dying nevertheless: rather than joining his peers on the battlefield, he preferred to flee to Canada. What he couldn’t imagine was that Mickey, wanting to save his brother’s honor, reported for induction in his place, pretending to be Robert. Mickey went to war in his brother’s place, but in Vietnam he was terribly wounded, and lost both arms and legs. As soon as he knew what had happened, Robert went mad with guilt: he blamed himself for what had happened to his brother, and quickly went insane. He became obsessed with Vietnam, and subjected himself to an intensive training as if he was actually going to war. He was locked in several psychiatric hospitals in Canada, but no doctor could help him with his fixation. Then, one man came with a “solution”: Kimberley, so he introduced himself, played with his obsessions, convincing DuBois that a new war had to be fought, one even more important than Vietnam, a war for humanity. The enemy was but one: Superman, the alien that was humiliating humanity with every single breath he took. Kimberley equipped Robert with an arsenal of futuristic weapons, weapons he could access to thanks to a teleportation device, and sent him to Metropolis to fight the war he never attended to.

As it’s easy to guess, the entire operation was orchestrated by Lex Luthor, but the mastermind failed in underestimating DuBois’ madness. Finally with guns in hand, Robert renamed himself Bloodsport, and became convinced that he was a war veteran. Shouting that he had been wounded along with his brother in Vietnam, Bloodsport started shooting on civilians guilty of “wasting” the freedom he and his brother had been fighting so hard for. Before Superman arrived, he had already killed twenty-five innocent bystanders. The Man of Steel, however, was caught off-guard the moment Bloodsport shot him with a gun equipped with Green Kryptonite ammo. Badly wounded, the hero was saved only by the photographer Jimmy Olsen, who held Bloodsport at gunpoint long enough for Superman to escape and look for medical attention. In the meanwhile, even Lex Luthor had become horrified by the useless carnage, and he had his men rescue Olsen and help him track down the one man who could put a stop to Bloodsport’s mayhem: his brother Mickey. As soon as his adversaries vanished, however, Bloodsport resumed his man-hunt, until Superman came back once again, after having received some medical treatment. Realising the psycho was using a teleporting device to summon his weapons, the Man of Steel used his heat vision to ionize the air around Bloodsport’s gloves, thus preventing him from teleporting any other weapon, but the madman then threatened to detonate his backpack, in a blast that would have destroyed half of the city. Luckily, Jimmy Olsen arrived right in that moment, along with Mickey on a wheelchair. The veteran begged his brother to stop and Bloodsport, upon seeing him, surrendered, once again guilt-ridden. Arrested, Robert DuBois was sent to Stryker’s Island Penitentiary, but this wasn’t the last time people trembled at the name of Bloodsport…

Robert DuBois is a seriously disturbed individual, a man whose sanity was completely eroded by guilt and who’s living in the delusion of being the war veteran his brother has become in his place. As Bloodsport, he’s a well-trained hand-to-hand combatant, and quite a remarkable marksman; he’s equipped with an arsenal of futuristic weapons, including a device able to teleport directly to his hands any weapon he can think of (including a Kryptonite-gun), and a Super-Cycle that can reach incredible speed. Just as dangerous as he is deranged, Bloodsport fights a personal war that takes place entirely in his head…unfortunately, the victims of it are counted among civilians on the streets.

Marie L’Angelle

Preacher Season 2 arrived to a conclusion, and it was quite a cliffhanger. Next season promises to introduce Jesse Custer‘s family, and it won’t be a pleasurable reunion. We got a glimpse of Jesse’s grandmother in the episode Backdoors, enough to see she wasn’t the most lovable grandma, locking her grandson in a coffin in a swamp until he didn’t give up to his father’s name and embraced his mother’s. In the finale, The End of the Road, we also learn she’s a voodoo witch able to bring back the dead (a skill that will come in handy, after this episode…). We still don’t have a clear look at her, but Julie Oliver-Touchstone‘s silhouette will suffice: let’s take a look at Jesse’s family’s monstrous matriarch (the show isn’t following the comics strictly, but be warned of possible spoilers ahead).

Marie L’Angelle was born in what could easily be the most conservative family between Texas and Louisiana. The L’Angelles had always been seclusive and misanthropic people, so much that they built their own sanctuary in a swamp, Angelville, starting from the family’s old plantation. The rules and beliefs of said family were pretty easy to understand, but not as easy to accept, especially for the L’Angelle women: seen as little more than breed mares, the female members of the family were used to give birth to male children who could continue the family tradition and become preachers, while they had to be submitted to the family’s men in everything. The L’Angelles made quite a name for themselves in the years, and eventually people started saying that, if it was true the Devil had created Texas, Angelville was the place he stopped to rest on the seventh day. In this kind of environment, things weren’t obviously easy for Marie, but her personality was strong, and her determination even stronger: more evil and cruel than any other male in the family, she managed to bury them all (in a way or the other), and became the head of the family, the first woman in a couple of centuries. Despicable and authoritative, Marie was pretty much impossible to love, and she was unable to find somebody willing to marry her until she got fifty years old; she kind of reverted the family’s tradition as, when she gave birth to a daughter, she killed her husband, as he had finished his purpose. She named her daughter Christina, and she meant her to become the next head of the family…but as a teenager Christina rebelled to her and ran away from home, refusing to take her mother place in leading the most wicked family in the United States of America, preferring to escape with the love of her life, John Custer, a soldier and a good man. Worst of all, they didn’t even get married. Obviously, Marie couldn’t accept any of this, so she sent her two best henchmen, Jody and T.C., on their tracks. It was only a matter of time before the duo came back with their preys…and a little surprise: a baby.

Finally back in power, Marie imposed her conditions in exchange of her “hospitality”: she forced Christina and John to get properly married, and she even brushed up on the old traditions deciding that their little son, Jesse, would have become a preacher. Of course, the two lovers weren’t exactly happy of being in Angelville, and Marie was aware of it…but she promised she would have killed John if any of them ever tried to escape. And so she did, as soon as John and Catherina tried to run. With John gone, daughter and grandson were under Marie’s control, and she made sure Jesse grew up as she wanted him to: she taught him about God (a fearsome, vengeful version of Him, at least), and gave him presents when he accepted her teaching…punishing him in a terrible way when he didn’t: she had the boy locked in a weighted-down coffin with an air tube in it, put at the bottom of the swamp, without food nor water, and she left him there for days suffocating in his own urine and feces, letting him out only long enough to make sure he would stay alive. The one time she punished Jesse for cursing with a week in the coffin, Christina tried to step in for her son, but Marie ordered Jody to dispose of her, as she didn’t need her daughter anymore, now that she had her grandson: Jesse went into the coffin as she ordered, and he never saw his mother again. Unfortunately, with no parents anymore, Jesse wasn’t subject to his grandma’s threats anymore: when he was sixteen, after T.C. killed his best friend Billy-Bob Bobbs, the young man escaped from Angelville. Furious, Marie sent Jody and T.C. once again on his trails, and when they returned they had wonderful news: Jesse had met a girl he had fallen in love with, some Tulip O’Hare, and he was about to marry her. This meant Marie had a leverage on him once again: menacing to kill Tulip, Marie convinced Jesse to come back home, and left him a month in the coffin. When he came out of it, his will was completely subjected to his grandmother’s: finally, he completed his studies and became the preacher Marie had always wanted him to be. Now, things were truly going the right way.

Marie L’Angelle is a horrible woman, a tyrant on a wheelchair who has absolute authority over her family and the many henchmen who work for her; clever and unscrupulous, she’d do anything to fulfill her wishes and desires, and she uses other people as pawns in her personal chessboard. Made immune to Genesis by God Himself, Marie is a living nightmare back from Jesse’s past, a cruel and brutal woman who controls the destiny and life of far too many people.

Jason Broderick Wynn (Redeemer)

Back to Levi, we see another villain from Spawn, this time the one who materially sets everything in motion: Jason Wynn, portrayed by Martin Sheen. As in the comics, Wynn is Al Simmons‘ boss, and the one who has him killed, but unlike the comics, in the movie he’s the one who pulls the trigger (or lights the fire, in this case), rather then simply giving the order. There are some other differences, such as Wynn making deals with Hell from the very beginning of the story, or him being the director of a mysterious A6 organization rather than the CIA. Most of all, in the movie he doesn’t undergo the transformation he suffers in the comics, becoming quite a match for the protagonist. Let’s see together.

Not much is known about Jason Wynn’s early life, with his family and his relationships made secret, and the ways he arrived to power even more so. What we know is that, with an impressive number of connections and a remarkable career, Wynn became the founder and leader of the United States Security Group, a top secret agency that controlled, from behind the curtains, the CIA, the NSA and the National Security Council; considering that Wynn, with unspecified favors, helped Tony Twist to become the head of Mafia, pretty much every major power in the country, both legal and illegal, answered directly to him. Quite easily, with all the strings he was pulling, Jason Wynn had become the most powerful man on the planet, able to destroy a government just because it didn’t meet his personal agenda, or to force even the President to do whatever he wanted. He manuevred rebellions and civil wars, always financing both sides in any conflict, so that whoever the winner was he was indebted to him. Everything he couldn’t control, he allied himself with, and so he did with the Chinese Triad, and with Hell itself: a powerful demon, Malebolgia, came to him, promising a power he had never even dreamt of in the form of the Psychoplasm, a substance Hell itself was made of, and that was the source of an unimaginable energy. The price Malebolgia asked for such a “gift” was the sould of Wynn’s most talented soldier, Al Simmons. This wasn’t such a sacrifice for Wynn, since Simmons had started questioning the many missions that turned into blood baths CIA had been sending him to. As a result, Wynn told Chapel, another agent, that Simmons was a traitor, and that he needed to be disposed of; without questioning his orders like a good soldier, Chapel burnt his partner alive. As promised, the devil sent to Wynn a sample of Psychoplasm, and the man immediately hired his best scientists to study it.

The Psychoplasm in Wynn’s possession somehow fused and reacted with Simmons’ memory, and it spontaneously evolved into a city, Simmonsville, actually a piece of Hell on Earth. Intrigued, Wynn sent one of his most loyal men, Major Vale, to take command of Simmonsville and to monitor it, so that he could understand if he could weaponize it somehow. In the meanwhile, Simmons was resurrected as Spawn, a vengeful vigilante who tried to kill Wynn more than once, but the man managed to survive and escape each time. There was a force, however, not even Wynn could escape from…not that he wanted, actually. Heaven was worried for the presence (and the power) of Spawn, and decided to use a counter-measure: the angel Gabrielle was put in charge of the hunt, and she was given instructions to create an Anti-Spawn. Since Wynn was technically the man who had killed Spawn in his human form, he was chosen by Gabrielle as the perfect candidate: through an ancient ritual, Jason was fused in a nuclear reactor, body and soul, with Elemental Fire, and he was turned into a Redeemer, Heaven’s version of a Hellspawn. With powers matching Spawn’s ones, the Redeemer could feel only an immense pain, pain that he knew could be quelled only by Spawn’s destruction. The Redeemer tracked down his target, and caught him by surprise, managing to overpower him pretty easily. During the two enemies’ fight, the city of Simmonsville was destroyed, along with the portal to Hell it contained. The duel continued to the City of Rats, where Redeemer was about to deliver the finishing blow…but one of the bums Spawn protected there, Marty Sladek, hit him with a pipe on the back of his head. Just as the heavenly warrior was about to punish him, Spawn reacted, and destroyed him with a sudden burst of energy. Back to the Angels‘ space station, Redeemer was to be imbued with more Elemental Fire, but Gabrielle and the others soon realised Wynn possessed a soul far too evil to tap into the Redeemer’s full powers. So, he was sent back to Earth, with no memory of his time as the Redeemer. Now, he could come back to do what he did best…nothing legal or nice, obviously.

Jason Wynn is a brilliant yet unscrupolous man, a political genius who forges alliances and bonds with the sole, declared purpose of gaining the best from every deal, usually stepping on a number of corpses; a deceiving manipulator and a charismatic leader, he’s become the most powerful man on the planet with blackmail, murder, treason and war, always finding a way to take profit from a situation. Despite he’s gained some weight, he’s a superb martial artist and a skilled marksman, able to protect himself fairly well if the situation requires it; as the Redeemer, he possesses superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability and agility, he can teleport wherever a Hellspawn is, and he can project divine energy in the form of powerful blasts (being evil as he is, however, Wynn lacks the purity necessary to tap into the Redeemer’s full powers). A refined tactician and a clever politician, an unscrupolous bureaucrat and a shadowy warlord, Jason Wynn is even more dangerous without divine powers than he is with them, the worthy representative of humanity’s worst: truth be told, there’s not much demons can teach him.