Hellhound

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Hellhound
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Status: Active in the early 1980s
Real Name: Harvard Amos Chester
Earliest (in world) Appearance: 1972
Affiliation: Omega Rangers
Base of Operations: Astro City


Personal Data


Height: x’x”
Weight: xx lbs


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Appearances (in Publication Order): Astro City: The Dark Age Book One #2, 3, 4

Astro City: The Dark Age Book Two #2, 3, 4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Three #1, 4
Astro City: The Dark Age Book Four #1, 2, 3
Astro City: Silver Agent #2


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A Vietnam veteran transformed by black magic into some sort of demonic dog-like superhuman.

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Notes: Lots of appearances, should be able to piece together a pretty good biog

History

Per an E.A.G.L.E. file from the 1970s:

DOB: 5/12/1947

Whether the subject is in fact demonically enhanced, or whether more conventional explanations exist for his paranormal abilities is at present unknown. What is known is this: While "in-country" north of the Mekong Delta, subject's entire Marine patrol was captured by North Vietnamese forces.

Was a Marine Master Sgt serving in the American segment of the Vietnam War. Black magic turned him into a monster. He held a vendetta against Braintrust in the mid-70s, purposely trying to wreck his organization more than other gang leaders possibly over a girl.

When the Dark Age peaked, he morphed into something even larger and more monstrous, as Black Velvet's energy radiated the city in January 1977 when he was one of the heroes trying to help protect the city. The combined might of the heroes and vigilantes of the time(though Honor Guard was out of town) could barely contain the beast that he became. He eventually returned to Vietnam for a few years before returning.

By the early 1980s he was back as a member of the Omega Rangers. In 1984 alongside Mirage and a time traveling Silver Agent he helped stop a group of Dynamoids in Las Vegas.

Powers

He is bullet proof and has super strength.

Observations

In truth, Hellhound's abilities in fact stem from nothing the least bit conventional. When Hellhound loses control of whatever magical force is held in his body, he transforms into a giant out-of-control kirin. He was taught to hold the entity within him at bay by someone he refers to as the "old man."

In later years, the nature of this bond changed. Perhaps it worsened, perhaps it simply changed, but in his days as an Omega Ranger, Hellhound had come to take on more of the kirin's physical features, becoming more pronouncedly demonic in appearance and even sporting a tail.

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