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Character Template Character Template
Spartan, Hadrian

Real Name
Yohn Kohl
Current Alias
Spartan, Hadrian

Aliases
Jack Marlowe, Major John Colt, Goran Vang, Metavac, Quorl the Deathless, Spartan 7, Hadrian 7

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
WildC.A.T.s, Halo Corporation, formerly Team One, Stormwatch, U.S. Army Major

Relatives
Nikolas Andreyvitch Kamarov (Winter, "son")

Universe

Base Of Operations
Halo Building, Los Angeles, California; formerly Halo Building, New York City, New York

Characteristics
Gender

Height
6' 6"

Weight
240 Ibs

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Android Body

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Owner & C.E.O. of Halo Corporation, WildC.A.T.s Field-Commander, Multi-Billioner; former Bodyguard

Education
Traditional Kherubim education (fragmented memory), formal training in combat

Origin
Origin
Born a Kherubim Lord on the planet Khera, later crashlanded on earth and became a hero until his original body was destroyed. Memories and personality were recorded and placed in an android body.

Place of Birth
Khera (originally); Earth, Halo Corporation (synthetic)

Creators

First appearance

WildC.A.T.S. #1 (August, 1992)

Contents

History

Spartan was born Yohn Kohl, a flesh and blood Kherubim and member of the Pantheon class on Khera. Yohn was trained as a warrior from birth. He was respected as a war lord and warrior that to honor him the Kherubim created the Spartan Guards, using his likeness as the template.

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Stranded on Earth

Over more then a thousand years ago Yohn was on the Kherubim ship that crashlanded on Earth, after fighting with a Daemonite warship. The war between the Kherubim and Daemonites continued on Earth, both sides eventually blending in with the population. They continued their secret war still without anyone taking notice.

John Colt

In the 1930's Yohn took up the name John Colt and became a American Hero and Adventurer. His Kherubim physiology didn't gift him with the greater abilities of a Kherubim Lord such as Mr. Majestic, so he could easily be considered an above-average human. As his abilities were no more then anyone could gain if they trained, persevered, believed in themselves, and believed in the nation. Therefore he was believed to be a normal patriot serving his country. The pinnacle of what a soldier could be, a super soldier. Because of this he would eventually be chosen as a member of Team One.

Team One

In the early 60’s a Daemonite named Helspont made a move against humanity. He wanted to start a nuclear war, leaving the planet empty for Daemonites to rule. Lord Emp, a Kherubim, created Team One to combat Helspont and the villains he had working for him. The team was made up of a majority of Kherubim and it was a round this time that he and the Kherubim Lucy Blaze had a brief relationship and produced a child, who would one day become the Stormwatch operative Winter.

The team fought Helspont for control of the US missiles he was going to use to implement his plan. The team was outnumbered and John fought an entire legion of Daemonites on his own, but he couldn't hold them off and they would stop Regiment who was trying to disarm the bomb, if they got by him. John was surrounded by the daemonites but couldn't stop them, and he ordererd Majestic to use his laser vision to kill them. Majestic relented, he knew doing so would kill John too, but there was no other choice and he did as he was ordered. Even though the missile launched, John's sacrifice was not entirely in vain as the missile was destroyed by Regiment as it took off. After that the team disbanded.

WildC.A.T.s

John was not truly dead, as before his death, Emp copied John's personality and possibly memories, in the hopes that he could download it to a prototype Spartan android later. In the 1990's Emp had perfected the android body and started the team that would be known as the WildC.A.T.s. The android went by the code designation of Spartan after the name of guards used on Khera, as well as the android technical designation of Hadrian. Spartan became the leader of the team, but his transference to the android body didn't take as well as would have been thought, he had no memories of his prior life or team one and even though he had Yohn Kohl/John Colt's personality, he was emotionless and acted as a robot would. With the development of the team, Spartan too developed, he even engaged in a relationship with his teammate Voodoo and his personality started to show more when the team wasn't in battle.

The team eventually would go on a mission to stop Daemonites trying to reactivate their crashed ship. In doing so they came across the Kherubim ship they had crashed in so long ago. It wasn't until the team got on the ship that they found out it was rigged to explode, to protect the earth from the blast they flew the ship into orbit and was to believed to have died. Spartan lived but was severely damaged, he was found and repaired by Stormwatch and became a member of their team until he was destroyed.

In truth it was found that the WildC.A.T.s survived and had actually used the hyperdrive of the ship to travel to Khera. There they found out that the war with the Daemonites was over thousands of years ago and that the Kherubim had won. Ever prepared Emp had used a backup disk containing the Memory/Personality of Spartan to implant Spartan in a more powerful body using advanced Kherubim science and he acted a Emp's personal bodyguard. It was Spartan who came across the plot the Coda had to make a martyr of Zealot, in the ensuring investigation he was almost destroyed, but he was saved by the team and repaired. After becoming disgusted and disenchanted at the what Khera was they went back to earth.

There mission after returning had them go to Gamorra Island to stop the dictator Kaizen Gamorra. It was then discovered that he was the real John Colt whose body had been healed and sent to replace the captured Kaizen Gamorra. After battling Spartan Kaizen was dethroned and killed for a second time by Mr. Majestic. Interestingly enough John Colt's personality and memories where finally activated in Spartan and he began to go by that name.

The team would eventually disband after Zealot's apparent death. Emp and Spartan continued on, and eventually came into battle with the villain Kenyan. Emp wanted to have Kenyan kill him so that he could achieve ascension (the pinnacle of Kherubim evolution), believing that the released energy would kill Kenyan. Kenyan killed himself and Spartan help Emp by taking his life, surviving due to upgrades to his android body, making him largely invulnerable. It was upon returning home that Spartan found out the Emp had left the Halo Corporation to him.

Jack Marlowe

Spartan realized that the superhero lifestyle wasn't the most efficient way to meet Emp's wishes for a better world, so Spartan took the identity of Jack Marlowe and decided to wield the Halo Corporation as his tool to improve the world.

He was instrumental in the death of superhuman serial killer Samuel Smith. Sometime after this he began to use Kherubim technology to produce high-tech beyond human capability. Through Void's power of teleportation the corporation had access to Otherspace (a realm of limitless energy). Noir discovered that the matter in Otherspace could be used to create batteries that would last forever. He attempted to betray the WildC.A.T.s by killing Void and reprogramming Ladytron. Jack saved Void by merging with her, his powers increased to amazing levels making him god-like along with giving him the ability to teleport. He defeated the reprogrammed Ladytron and transported Noir to Otherspace where unprotected he died. Jack then used Noir's plan and made the batteries, hoping for a better tomorrow. As Jack he bought many companies as well. It was with the acquisition of an accounting firm, that the intellectual Edwin Dolby became Jack's right-hand man. Grifter became the Vice-President of the company as well as performing black ops missions for Jack.

With the creation of Halo Infinite Batteries the production of Halo Cars was a logical next step. The cars operated independent of gasoline, putting Jack on the hit list of many politicians and businessman worldwide. Assassins were sent against him but they were no problem for something powerful enough to be a god.

After Grifter learned the whereabouts of Zealot, who had been captured and imprisoned by her former followers, he orchestrated a mission to liberate her. Although Jack said he could not help his effort due to his fear of harming the integrity of the Halo Corporation, he did use his abilities in order to manipulate the battle from behind the scenes so Grifter could be successful. Jack also sponsors the Seminary (The Seminary is a school for young superheroes).

Hadrian

Sometime later Halo Corporation becomes so successful that, its worth approximately $3 trillion, with Jack's his personal fortune estimated at $500 billion. He has decided to go by the name Hadrian again, rather then that of Jack Marlowe. He has become a proponent of the idea of adult superheroes (the idea that superheroes can work without the showy battles and obvious victories). The economic power of the company is being used to change the world commercially, with Halo pioneering both the 3-d telephone, and the even the creation of personal Spartan robot bodyguard.

World's End

Because of actions taken by Nemesis orchestrated (unbeknownst to her) by the WildC.A.T.s' former member Tao, the world all but ended. The moon was destroyed, the Earth's orbit shifted, most of the planet's technology was obliterated, many heroes were missing, more SPBs than ever had appeared, and the WildC.A.T.s were only slightly better off than the rest of the world.

The team was hit hard and the only reason they had a foothold in the world was because of the Halo batteries from 3.0. When most of the technology sent out the energy in the batteries that could run forever kept the Halo building functioning. It was damaged, but it still worked so the WildC.A.T.s kept it as a base and shelter for whatever people they could find in the outside world.

They couldn't get any more power though because the energy only worked around the Halo building and they couldn't just go get more since Jack Marlowe's Void powers were the only way to get to the dimension where it came from and Jack wasn't Jack anymore. He'd lost his Void powers when Adrianna Tereshkova's successor, Nikola Hanssen became the new Void, and his more advanced robotic abilities had been lost as a result of a particularly destructive EMP in his vicinity.

He refused to go by any other name than Hadrian or Spartan and was back in his old body but the drastic shift from being practically a god to a robot really demoralized him as he bear the burden of preventing Armageddon and he no longer considers himself the leader of the team. However, he was then comforted by Voodoo, who points out to him that he did at least protected Los Angeles from becoming an even more worsen state if he hadn't shielded the city from the Reapers' self-nuclear detonations, and he and the others had went through whatever possible in providing comfort for the survivors that they had rescued and sheltered.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Bio-Android Body: As a biosynthetic humanoid, Spartan has been upgraded several times. Spartan is made from highly advanced Kherubim technology and is possibly one of the most sophisticated machines in the universe.

  • Near Invulnerability: Spartan is not ‘invulnerable' in the true sense of the word, but he is still fairly tough and difficult to injure. He is easily bulletproof and invulnerable to most conventional street weapons such as a common knife, gun, bullets etc. Armor-piercing bullets can pierce his biosynthetic flesh, however, and powerful assaults from superhumans can easily damage him.
  • Superhuman Stamina: In Spartan's case, however, it's the issue of endurance and the ability to function even with considerable damage done to him. He could have both arms ripped off with holes torn through most of his body and even his head, and still be capable of functioning and pushing onward, trying to find /someway/ to succeed. In many ways, the only way to truly defeat Spartan is to completely destroy him and shut his systems down.
  • Energy Manipulation
  • Energy-Based Constructs
  • Bio-Molecular Blast: Spartan is capable of generating powerful amounts of energy and releasing them from his body in the form of explosive blasts from his hands known as bio-blasts. These powerful bursts of energy can hit with as much as 70 tons of force. Exerting as much internal power as he can spare, these blasts can reach 90 tons of force. Easily capable of shredding most alloys and leveling most things.
  • Plasma Shield: Spartan is capable of generating fields of plasmatic energy designed to protect himself and others and repel attacks against him. These fields cannot be raised while he is using his internal energies to generate bio-blasts. When up, the field can protect him from up to 90 tons of force from both physical attacks and equivalent energy ones as well.
  • Holo Projection: The ability to project holographic images.
  • Superhuman Senses: The body on Kheran gave him enhanced senses that allowed him to scan entire cities for specific humans. X-ray and thermal visions and other abilities that are added on and learned as time progresses.
  • Superhuman Sight
  • X-Ray Vision
  • Thermal Vision
  • Superhuman Smell
  • Superhuman Hearing
  • Flight: Spartan is capable of flight via the generation of an anti gravity field about his body. His speed range is somewhere at around Mach1 (750 mph). Although flying at top speed for extended periods of time tend to drain his energy reserves.
  • Psychic Immunity: As he is a cybernetic entity, Spartan's mind simply cannot be affected to an optimal degree by telepaths. It doesn't matter how powerful you are, his brain waves and mental functions simply do not allow it. Not even Despot, the most powerful psi to ever live, was capable of mentally controlling or reading the thoughts of Spartan.
  • Strobe Blasts (formerly): Although they were not meant to do physical damage, as his other attacks, Spartan could adjust his internal energies and emit powerful and directed bursts of pure light. Meant mainly to disorientate, temporarily blind, and throw off balance their targets. These strobe blasts occurred as a multi-colored directed assault of pure light.
  • Stasis Field (formerly): Similar to telekinesis, Spartan could generate and create powerful stasis fields which mainly were used to temporarily freeze and immobilize opponents, setting them up for another teammate to attack. The stasis fields were not that powerful, however, their gripping strength of no more then 2 tons. Enough to freeze a normal human or S.P.B. without super strength, but sufficient force could break free.
  • Stealth Fields (formerly): Spartan was capable of generating fields about his body that in essence turned him into a chameleon, capable of fooling sensors, radar, and the eye as his body visually melded with his background for optimal surprise attacks.
  • Virtual Immortality: Spartan possesses in essence, assured immortality. If his body is destroyed or in anyway damaged beyond repair, his mind is usually immediately downloaded into another body either at HALO or on the MIRV itself for maximum memory and personality containment.
  • Healing: Spartans are also capable of self-repair so they can mend themselves after battle.
  • Technopathy (formerly): ability to control and manipulate machines with the power of the mind. Spartan's connection with other machines was rather impressive. He could wirelessly connect with any computer system and bend it to his will

Orb of Power Empowerment (formerly): After Spartan absorbed the lifeform known as Void, he gained:

  • Teleportation: Spartan was now capable of teleporting himself, others and objects from place to place with no effort. Distance was not an issue (he easily went from his office to space and back) and neither was precision. He could teleport specific things, large groups, and even move different things all across the world at the same time. His teleportation also allowed him to enter other dimensions at will.
  • Physical Enhancement: Aside from teleportation, Void's powers increased all of Spartan's physical attributes, making him now strong, fast and durable enough to face beings like Mr. Majestic in all out combat and win.
  • Energy Enhancement: His use of energy had also been affected and increased. Not only were his energy blasts now more powerful, Spartan was able to create energy shields, holograms, and energy constructs formed from pink light, the signature color of Void's powers.

    Abilities

Genius-Level Intellect: Each Spartan has a "brain" more powerful than any other computer (on Earth or otherwise), is programmed to be able to use any technology it comes across. High speed CPU processors functioning at literally the speed of light, extensive files and combat data, Download data on his combat foes, to best determine their weaknesses and defeat them.

  • Master Combatant
  • Weapons Master

    Strength level

His biosynthetic body is capable of supporting up to 50 tons of weight with little trouble and he pushes to 70 tons with effort. Not in the league of Majestic and definetly not Maul but still powerful. Formerly after merging with Void his strength is now Majestic level.

Weaknesses

Android Body: body has a weakness to anything that can effect synthetics such as EMP pusles and more powerful SPB's

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Flight

Notes

  • Spartan formerly was in a relationship with Voodoo

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

Footnotes

Wildstorm Character

This character exists under the Wildstorm Imprint, and their continuity takes place within the Wildstorm Titles. This template will categorize articles that include it into the category "Wildstorm Characters."


This article uses material from the "Yohn Kohl (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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