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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Michael Cray
Current Alias

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Rachel Goldman (Sublime, daughter), Alexander Cray (brother), Gabrielle D'Angelo (ex-wife)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Skywatch

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 4"

Weight
240 lbs (109 kg)

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Soldier, former Bodyguard, Government Operative, Navy SEAL

Creators

First appearance

Darker Image # 1

Contents

History

Michael Cray was born to a US Navy Admiral. He has a brother named Alexander. His parents were slain by terrorists and he joins the military to avenge their deaths. He became a Navy SEAL prior to being transferred to International Operations newly formed Team 7. Like all members of that group, he was a highly experienced Special Forces operative. The team had been sent on a mission (or so they believed) when in reality they were sent to be exposed to the Gen Factor by Miles Craven (head of I.O.). Unlike the other surviving members of Team 7 (not everyone survived the exposure to the gen factor treatment), Michael's powers did not manifest until many years later. Despite the lack of power, he would fight for his teammates, such as taking a Naval officer hostage when the other powered-members of Team 7 were literally being nuked as a test (they got through). When the majority of Team 7 went underground (with their families), Cray continues to serve I.O. (as did John Lynch, Jackson Dane & Backlash). Miles Craven assigns Cray to the Special Operations Group. He did many wetwork and blackbag assignments for them.

Michael Cray left I.O. when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He wanted to atone himself for all the innocent men and women he killed during his missions. He got his chance when he became involved with the Order of the Cross. Their adversary, the Black Angel awoke, a demonic entity bent on killing a young boy with miraculous abilities. It turned out that Cray's cancer was in fact a result of the Gen Factor, giving him regenerative abilities. It would also give him the ability to manifest psionic shields to protect himself, but he could not control it and was not even aware it existed. Cray defeated the Black Angel with the help of Sister Mary, a former police officer turned nun, Gabrielle D'Angelo, his ex-wife who had become a vessel for the archangel Gabriel, and several of his Team 7 colleagues. After the death of the Black Angel, the young child restored the damage he had done by rewriting reality, but in the new reality, Gabrielle had died during their honeymoon.

Michael spends time working for Rayna Maure, who ran a bodyguard agency called 'Executive Protection Services'. Cray then is involved in the Brothers In Arm incident as Craven goes after all the surviving members of Team 7. Cray also deals with alien forces who are pursuing keys to an ancient warship. On a Team 7 mission long ago, Cray had actually found one of the keys, sticking up out of the mud.

Deathblow dies during the Fire From Heaven event, sacrificing himself in order to kill Damocles.

After the events of Captain Atom: Armageddon and the Worldstorm, Deathblow was revived.

During the events of World's End, Cray is part of Stormwatch: Post Human Division leading missions on a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

Psionics: His Gen-Factor given powers were primarily strong telekinetic powers, also known as the Mojo or the Rush among Team 7-members. After being exposed to the Gen-Factor, he initially showed no signs of enhancements like his teammates, but later developed. He now is capable of:

  • Mental Shields: offering them protection against other telepaths or other forms of mind-control.
  • Regeneration: since the events of World's End, Cray's healing factor has advance to a staggering level, such as that he can't die because his body keeps regenerating himself even after wounds deep enough to shut down his biological functions.
  • Psychokinesis
  • Gen-Active Control: ability to control the Gen-Factor in other individuals.

    Abilities

Military Training: Cray has unsurpassed skill as a soldier.

Weapons Master

Expert Combatant

Weaknesses

The Rush: The side effects of using this power however are terrible to say the least. It was nicknamed The Rush due to the effect that the use of it is likened unto a drug. Raw, telekinetic, energy twisting and wielding power that if left unchecked can ravage the mind and body of the wielder, driving him to insanity.

  • Uncontrolled Psionics: The downside to these powers was that they were nearly impossible to control.
  • Physical Strain: Using the powers also put a terrible strain on Lynch himself; trying to keep them under control would often cause blood vessels to rupture and he would weaken.
  • Affect Mind: Prolonged use would threaten his sanity and outside forces (like I.O. telepath Alicia Turner) were needed to calm him down and make him regain control.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

Footnotes


This article uses material from the "Michael Cray (Earth-50)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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