Character- Sores 

Created by:  Rodney Lockett

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Art by Joe de Santos 

First appearance:
Irongate Universe #9

Real Name: James Patterson
Hair: Bald
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6'2"
Age: 38

Born in: USA

Ethical alliance: Evil 


James was a marine and served 2 tours in Iraq. He was dishonorably discharged after he was caught committing war crimes against civilians.

After serving his time in a military prison, he found it difficult to find a job that paid enough to survive, so he turned to a life of crime, thinking it was his only choice. It turned out that it was a bad choice, and it didn't take long for the law to catch up to him and put him back in prison.

As he served his sentence, he was approached by the Warden. The Warden was involved in illegal medical activities, and was looking for prisoners to take part in experiments. In exchange, their sentences would be reduced. James jumped at the chance to volunteer.

He was injected him with serums and the results were documented. It wasn't until they began radiation experiments that they noticed a successful change. James's strength grew, and his skin became denser.

James was put in training situations, including sparing. During one such event, James was struck by another enhanced opponent and a sore appeared on his flesh. It started oozing a puss-like substance. With every hit he received, more and more sores surfaced, but when the doctors realized that the ooze being secreted from the sores was highly acidic, the training was stopped.

James began to freak out, asking what they had done to him? The doctors reminded him that he had volunteered for the procedures. He had been enhanced as they had promised. Side effects had always been a possibility. 

The doctors wanted to run more tests, but James had other ideas. He had agreed to be enhanced, but they had made him a freak, and he wasn't going to allow it to get worse. He decided to break out. Using the acidic puss from his sores, he weakened the bars of his cell and used his strength to break them.

After escaping the prison, he had a hard time staying ahead of the police. His picture was being constantly broadcasted, so he hid in an abandoned house, hoping it was a perfect hiding spot. It was for a time, until a very large woman and a man dressed like a panda burst in.

He charged the panda, but he easily evaded his grasp. Then, the large woman grabbed him. Her strength was greater than his, but his oozing sore seemed to bother her. Still, she held on to him while the panda man told him they were not there to fight, but to make him an offer.

He introduced himself as Knight Panda and his large friend as HERcules. Knight Panda told him that he was building a team to make governments pay for the injustice they had caused to people like him, and he believed that James would make a good addition to this team.

It turned out that James was a good addition, except that from that day, he would be known as Sores.


Super strength: Sores has super strength, enabling him to lift around 4 tons.

Substance secretion: The sores all over his body secrete a highly corrosive puss-like substance.

Physical resistance: His dense skin can protect him from small arms fire.