What does it take to win a fight? Skill and training are crucial, as are endurance, fortitude and quick reflexes. But what if you had all of that, and could predict your opponent’s moves before they happened? You’d be almost undefeatable. You’d be Midnighter.
Midnighter’s life is shrouded in mystery. His name, family and childhood life are an enigma, even to him. For Midnighter, life began in captivity, where he endured heavy, constant experimentation on his body before he finally escaped. When he left, his body had been altered by implants, providing the often-violent hero with superhuman speed, resilience, durability and strength. But his greatest skill has proven to be his ability to predict a battle before it happens. His mind can run through a combat situation millions of times, literally covering every possible outcome before it even starts, allowing him to counter an adversary’s move before it’s even executed.
As an off-and-on member of Stormwatch, Midnighter has found a loose family of sorts, but so much of who he is remains a mystery. He knows he’s gay and that he has a strong desire to see justice upheld in whatever way possible. He believes that justice can be upheld through brutal or even lethal means, and he knows violence is often necessary for the greater good. But that’s all he knows about himself. Who he was, where he came from and what sort of things he once enjoyed remain secrets that may never be unlocked. Midnighter will have to either learn to accept this and move on, or continue searching for the answers—which he might not want to know.
The Wild Storm: Savior Complex
I’ve written before about how we shouldn’t look to superheroes to save us in the world of THE WILD STORM. No doubt there are plenty of people in the series who have superpowers, but...
THE WILD STORM #21
The experimental subjects code-named Apollo and Midnighter have broken cover. Combat-optimized superhumans are now loose on the Earth.
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #6
Midnighter always knew it wouldn’t be easy to fight his way out of Hell…but did he ever consider that it might be impossible?
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #4
Apollo’s in Hell, and the only weapon that can kill his captor has been destroyed! Does Midnighter have a plan? Why are you even asking that question?
The Wild Storm: Breaking Through the Bottleneck
Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt sure aren’t wasting any time with this fourth (and presumably final) story arc of THE WILD STORM, are they?
But before we get into that,...
THE WILD STORM #17
Stephen Rainmaker was the most dangerous man John Lynch knew even before he was inducted into the Thunderbook program.
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #5
Midnighter always knew that one day he would have to face the Devil himself to answer for all the people he’s killed here on Earth…and that day is today!
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #3
With Henry Bendix’s trap sprung, it’ll be a long road for Midnighter to be reunited with Apollo—and the path will take him straight through the gates of Hell itself!