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Knowledge Waits: All of DC's Original Bloodlines Characters

In Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #2, by Alan Grant, Trevor Von Eeden and Dick Giordano, Batman teams up with Pagan (a short-lived vigilante from Grant's run on Batman) to take some bad guys down. At the same time, though, a young man has decided to become a vigilante of his own to take down the drug dealer whose drugs killed one of the man's students (he's a gym teacher). The aliens attack and the man, Joe Public, gets the ability to increase his own strength by sucking away the strength of the people around him...

The Batman in this story was the real deal, as this came out right before Knightfall started. It was one of the first Bloodlines annuals.

In Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #2, by Len Wein, Steve Erwin and Will Blyberg (plus a ton of other inkers), a young man whose father owns a major arms manufacturing company is murdered by the aliens and then they feast on the son. He survives and decides to get revenge, using his own company's products and calling himself Gunfire...

Along the way, he discovers that the name is particularly apt as his new power is the ability to turn any object into a gun. Hey, it was the 1990s...

Gunfire got his own series that lasted a lot longer than you might have expected.

In Demon Annual #2 by Garth Ennis and John McCrea, the aliens attack an assassin and, well, do I really need to tell you anymore about the only real success story of Bloodlines, Hitman?

In Detective Comics Annual #5, Chuck Dixon, Jim Balent and Gerry Fernandez gave us a young man who, when attacked by the aliens and discovering he had powers now (the ability to turn invisible), went the old fashioned route and decided that, without any other motivations (like a lot of the other characters mentioned so far), just decided to become a superhero known as Geist...

Geist was a member of Blood Pack.

In Eclipso Annual #1, by Robert Loren Fleming, David G. Klein and Ray Kryssing, we meet a man who is coming up with ways to wipe out Eclipso's ability to possess people and he, of course, ends up with superpowers that make him a walking prism (this is one of the last annuals, so by now the various heroes had begun to team up with each other and they sought out Prism)...

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