Bloodletter was created by Dave Zimmerman.
He first appeared in H.A.V.O.C. vol. 2 #1.
Art by unknown
Real Name: Jerome Rappaport
Talent Duplication: Gd (15). this ability is very similar to power duplication (UPB pg 81). This ability allows blood letter to borrow/duplicate the talents of others. The following conditions must first be met before this power function.
Telepathy: Ex (20). Bloodletter is able to communicate on a
direct mind to mind bases. This is automatic with willing mines, or with Good or lower
Psyches. Yellow feat for equal excellent psyches & a red feat for minds of Remarkable
of higher rank as well as those with mental powers or defenses. Power may be used up to
about 1 ½ miles or 64 areas. +1CS with limitation power is visible at range;
lightning energy relay forms between Bloodletter & target. Power is not visible if in
touching one another.
Though not rich, Jerome was provided with everything he needed. He lived a relatively happy childhood, at least until his teen years where his mixed heritage created obstacles. Due to ethnic background & small stature, Jerome was constantly abused & picked on by the other children. He never really fit in with any group & was an easy mark to pick on. Not having many friends, nor being particularly athletic, Jerome devoted most of his time to academics. What he lacked in intelligence, he compensated for, with determination & hard work. This tenacity eventually paid off as he was able to obtain a scholarship for college. Jerome attended Syracuse University. It was during his college years where Jerome discovered he was a mutant.
Due to his academic achievements, & his room mate/best friend (a starter on the football team), Jerome social life took a turn for the better. Though not a member of the football team, Jerome was close friends with many of the players, as he tutored them. It was while returning from a victory party, that Jerome' s life was forever changed.
While driving back from the party, with a few friends, the car Jerome was driving was hit by a drunk driver. All participants involved, but Jerome, died. Though comatose Jerome survived without a single injury to his body. It was at the hospital, after various tests were performed on him (including a genetic scan) , that Jerome was diagnoses as a mutant. One of the Doctors (Dr Anthony Miers), a secret mutant himself, discovered this fact. Fearing for Jerome's life, Dr Miers altered Jerome' records to omit this fact.
When Jerome eventually came out of his coma, months later, Dr Miers was their to help him. He informed Jerome of who & what he was. He even helped Jerome come to terms with his mutant heritage. Over time he even helped Jerome hone his powers. It was discovered that Jerome's body was capable of absorbing & redirecting physical trauma it sustained, back at others. It was also discovered that Jerome could direct his neural energies to communicate with others telapathically, as well as instantly move from place to place within a short distance. Jerome has further developed these abilities over the years.
To better understand his power, after a year in recovery, Jerome returned to school to become a doctor. In particular Jerome showed interest in neurological fields of study. Through hard work & determination Jerome eventually achieved his goal, becoming not only a Doctor, but a respected neurologist as well.
Jerome has not done much superhero work over the years, but he has on occasion used his abilities to help others in need. Currently Jerome lives with his Grandmother (his only surviving family member that he is aware of) in New York City. He has set up shop in the poorer section of the city, working out of the hospital & his own private office. He tries to help other less fortunate then himself, by providing medical assistance to those in need. He has also recently considered taking a more active roll in the superhero community to try to help others on a much larger scale.
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