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Knowledge Waits: All of DC's Original Bloodlines Characters

In Flash Annual #6, Mark Waid, Phil Hester and Aaron McLellan debut a mob guy who is attacked by the aliens...

But the twist is that he's actually an undercover federal agent. So he uses his new powers and some stolen armor to become the hero known as Argus and decides to take the mob down...

Hester did an Argus mini-series after this.

In Green Arrow Annual #6, Mikes Grell and Collins (and a bunch of inkers) introduce us to a Vietnam veteran with a hook for a hand who, after getting attacked by an alien, becomes The Hook, complete with energy hook hand...

Grell was on the way out, so I doubt he was too into the whole concept.

In Green Lantern Annual #2, Gerry Jones, Mitch Byrd and Dan Davis gave us Nightblade, a paralyzed teen who gets powers from an alien, but then the alien kills his mother and sister, so he decides to avenge his family and along the way, he discovers he has regenerative powers...

Nightblade was a member of Blood Pack (by the way, another New Blood, Loria, was introduced as a member of Blood Pack and as a love interest for Nightblade. She wasn't in the original annuals, though).

In Hawkman Annual #1, by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Steve Leiber and Rick Magyar, we meet a teenager who is dubbed a "mongrel," since his dad is black and his mother was Cambodian. He gets treated like crap at school, so when he gets powers, he is almost a bit of an anti-hero more than anything...

Despite being a sort of anti-hero in his debut, Mongrel ended up joining Blood Pack (dude needs a new name, though).

In Justice League America Annual #7, Bill Loebs and Greg Larocque (and a bunch of inkers) introduced a man, down on his luck, who gets turned by the aliens into Terrorsmith, a man who turns other people into monsters...

In the same issue, they introduce a couple of heroic "New Bloods" to balance things out...

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