Monday, November 24, 2008
Jake Kincaid was born into a family of assassins for hire, dating back to his grandfather Markus on a grassy knoll in Dallas, Texas. The Kincaid family had owned a large horse ranch since they first came to the United States, it was at this ranch that the Kincaid men trained their sons to be killers. Jake was the youngest of two sons, his older brother Karlo recieved most of their fathers attention and although Jake was taken along once in a while, he mainly remained at home with his mother. Jake had an affinity for the work, he was a crack shot and always kept a steady hand but something about the boy disturbed his father and so he avoided him as much as possible. John F. Kennedy was Marcus Kincaid's last job, his son Gregory, Jake's father, hired Sirhan Sirhan to shoot Robert Kennedy as a retirement gift. This was a mistake as it made the Kincaid's outcasts among their former clients. With no work left for them in America, Karlo and Gregory took missions overseas; primarily Vietnam and Korea.
By the 80's, Karlo was ready to take over his father's position and took on a mission without his approval. For the first time a Kincaid went after a Republican target, President Ronald Reagan. Karlo failed to kill his target, he was beaten to the punch by an insane amateur named John Hinckley. This put the Kincaid's in the sights of their enemies, finally they were slipping and those seeking retribution moved in quickly.
A black package arrived in the mail when Jake was thirteen. It contained detailed photographs of assassinations and murders that both Karlo and Gregory had committed and was addressed to Jake's mother Rose. Horrified that she had married into a family of killers and mentally unhinged by the idea she gave birth to such a monster, she tried to keep Jake from becoming like his brother and father. She believed that if the child was blind he could never do the kinds of things she had seen in that envelope. She had already taken one of Jake's eyes with a pair of scissors when his father discovered what she was doing and killed her.
In the mid-nineties Jake's older brother was killed by the assassin known as Killer Cat. With his father's health failing due to a rapidly spreading lung cancer, Jake stepped into his father's shoes and became the second best gun for hire in the world. Jake waits for the day he can go after his brother's killer and prove himself the best, once and for all.
Gunwolf is proficient in not only basic infantry skills, but in special operations, which includes the use and maintenance of specialized firearms and explosive ordnance. He is also a highly formidable opponent in physical combat. He was trained in infiltration, assassination and military intelligence. His knife fighting skills have yet to meet their match and he is proficient with most martial arts weapons. His body armor is composed of a mesh-woven, kevlar, chainlink mail, capable of stopping small arms fire.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
A home invasion in Surrey, British Columbia by a gang of Asian thugs changed Julia Hill's life forever. The leader of the gang was a psychotic teenage killer with deformed right hand. The twisted hand earned the man the name "The Yellow Claw". Julia and both her parents were home that day, her mother was downstairs in the kitchen on the phone, her father was getting ready for a late meeting in his bedroom while Julia listened to Savage Garden in her bedroom. She didn't hear her mother scream.
Her father did and ran to the top of the stairs where he came face to face with the Yellow Claw and his giant henchman, Hatchetman.
As they beat him in the upstairs hallway, Julia walked out of her room, a bubbly teenager with no worries in the world. When the two men saw her, they sprang on her, dragging her back into her room. Throwing her down on the ground they forced her father on top of her. They tried to force her father to do things to her, to sexually assault her. She was frozen in horror, unable to deal with what was happening. When her father refused to do the sick things the villains ordered him to do, the Yellow Claw went berserk and smashed his head open with a crowbar. Then revealing his hand to Julia, he ignited his yellow grotesque hand into flame, heating up the ring on his finger. He then burned the insignia of the ring into Julia's chest.
When RCMP officer Bart Saunders arrived with his partner, he was horrified by what he saw. Julia refused to talk about what happened and neither Hatchetman or The Yellow Claw was seen again. They had in fact been sent to Japan, where the Yellow Claw became a very prominent gangster and businessman. Julia never spoke again and Bart Saunders took her into his home. He was already raising a baby girl on his own after losing his wife in an auto accident after their daughter was born. For ten years Julia lived with him and Tonia until her eighteenth birthday. On that day she planned to die, somewhere out in the wilderness. Instead, while hallucinating in the outback of Australia, she had a vision of revenge. When she returned to British Columbia, it was with a single mission; kill The Yellow Claw.
Lady Devil is an obsessive, dirty fighter who spent ten years mastering mixed martial arts, boxing and pressure points. She is an uncanny marksman, prefering the boomerang and throwing stick but also an expert with a bow and throwing knife. She also has a natural atheleticism, limitless stamina and superb agility.
Co-Created and artwork by Eliseu Gouveia