Created by: Rodney Lockett
Art by Joe de Santos
Irongate Universe #8
|Real Name: Bill Bradford |
Born in: USA
Ethical alliance: Evil
Bill is the descendent of William Bradford, the English Puritan separatist who came to America on the Mayflower. Bill is a faithful member of the church, and joined the Marines to defend the country his family helped form. He became a sharpshooter rated at High Master class.
As the years passed, he became obsessed with learning more about his family's bloodline. They had been proud pilgrims who had come to this land to make a better life for themselves. With the help of the local natives, they had made it to their first thanksgiving, and had shared their harvest with them. But that was a long time ago, and today, thanksgiving had become nothing more than a holiday for drinking, eating and watching football.
Bill wanted things to change. He wanted the government to get involved and went to the highest echelons to get things done. He wanted the holiday to represent the respect he felt his family and other families deserved. But it fell on deaf ears.
He was laughed out of the capital. Get with the times, he was told. Enjoy the day for what it has become.
Bill was incensed. He decided that he would do something to show people the errors of their way.
The next Thanksgiving Day parade, wearing a Pilgrim outfit similar to the ones his ancestors wore, Bill, weapon in hand, found a spot on top of one of the buildings and got ready to make his stand. No one would be thankful this Thanksgiving.
After he ran out of bullets, hundreds of people lay dead. He could hear the sirens and knew his time was up, then he heard a voice behind him. He turned to see a huge monster looking creature. Had the devil come for him instead?
But the creature was no devil, he said his name was Krampus, and he was searching for like-minded individuals who wanted to change the way people perceived holidays. Krampus offered his arm and the moment Bill took it, they were gone. Krampus had recruited a new member for the Holiday Horde.
Accuracy: Bill is an expert, high class sharpshooter.
Martial arts: He was trained in hand-to-hand combat while in the marines.
Paraphernalia: He has a specially designed rifle that looks like a Musket, but fires powerful and accurate rounds of ammunition.