Real Name: Reno Bryce
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Warblade is Reno Bryce, a green-haired artist. In his youth, Reno's parents were killed by the alien Daemonites. Reno survived and swore vengeance, dedicating his life to the martial arts to avenge them.
He was kidnapped by the organization known as Cyberdata, brain-washed and transformed in a member of their strike team, the S.H.O.C.s. His teammate Misery used her powers to make him think that he was in love with her and quickly changed the focus of her manipulations to Ripclaw. She was revealed to be a traitor and Warblade killed her. After this, Ripclaw attacked Reno, thinking that he was the traitor and almost killed him.
Reno was found bleeding in Gamorra by Jacob Marlowe. He was saved by Jacob, and joined his Daemonite hunting team, the WildC.A.T.s. Like many of the WildC.A.T.s, Reno turned out to be half human and half Kherubim, a race of aliens that had fought the Daemonites for millennia.
Warblade met Ripclaw (at this time a member of the Cyberforce) again and after some fighting between their teams and Ripclaw's realization that Misery was a traitor, they became friends.
During his time with the WildC.A.T.s, Reno fought Pike, a half human, half Kherubim assassin. During a Native American ritual, Pike had taken the drug peyote and had a vision of himself killing a WildC.A.T.s member, a goal he would dedicate the rest of his life to. Their first fight ended indecisive.
Reno went with the WildC.A.T.s to Khera, home of the Kherubim, where he met other shapeshifters like himself. He became an apprentice to the ancient shapeshifter Lord Proteus at the Shaper's Guild and learned many new ways to use his powers. Great was his disappointment when fellow WildC.A.T.s members Voodoo and Spartan uncovered the darker side of Kheran society. The WildC.A.T.s left Khera soon afterwards and returned home.
Back home, Reno stayed with the team and began a relationship with Jules, Emp's assistant. Soon afterwards the team disbanded following the apparent death of their teammate Zealot.
Reno retired and focused on his art. Pike hadn't forgotten his vision though. He attempted to kill Warblade and managed to disperse Warblade's molecules with an explosion that killed also Reno's girlfriend. Reno was able to literally pull himself back together and wanted revenge. He tracked Pike to Sarajevo, where they fought again. This time Warblade won and he killed Pike and added the final insult to the dying Pike: even if Pike had killed Warblade, he would have failed his quest, because the WildC.A.T.s had been disbanded for months.
Afterwards he fell into a state of depression, that eventually led to the loss of his powers and his hands. After a little soul searching, some violent confrontations that almost led to his death, and an experimental drug given to him by the scientist responsible for suppressing his alien genes, he regained his powers.
Reno returned to New York City and retired as a superhero. He became a full-time artist again, though he still met up with his teammate Grifter from time to time. He was forced to use his powers again during one of his expositions, when the Kherubim Brotherhood of the Sword turned a large part of New York's population into bloodthirsty creatures.
He appeared again during the Captain Atom: Armageddon briefly, before the new Void entity Nikola Hanssen rebooted the Wildstorm Universe into WorldStorm. He's currently slated to appear in version 4 of WildC.A.T.s, where he's on a secret mission.
First Appearance: WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992) #1
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Alan Moore: Wild Worlds (2007)
TPB Alan Moore's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2007)
- 'Alan Moore: Wild Worlds'
TPB Avengers (1996)
- 'Alan Moore's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#13 Backlash (1994)
- 'World War 3, Part 2: Winning and Losing'
#8 Badrock & Company (1994)
- 'Wildstorm Rising Part 8'
Captain America (1996)
#13 Captain America (1999)
- 'World War 3, Part 4: War Without End...'
#13 Captain Atom: Armageddon (2005)
- 'Dritter Weltkrieg (4/4): Krieg ohne Ende...'
TPB CBS Presents Action Zone (1994)
- 'Captain Atom: Armageddon'#2
- 'Brave New World'#3
- 'Power Struggle'#4
- 'Fight Scene'#5
- 'No Exit'
Coup D'Etat: Afterword (2004)
DC/WS DreamWar (2008)
TPB Deathmate (1993)
- 'DC / WildStorm DreamWar'#3
BlackPrologue Die Fantastischen Vier (1999)
- 'Deathmate Prologue Chapter 1: A Love to End All Time'
#13 Die Rächer (1999)
- 'Dritter Weltkrieg (1/4): Leben im Krieg'
#13 Fantastic Four (1996)
- 'Dritter Weltkrieg (2/4): Sieger und Verlierer'
#13 Fire From Heaven (1996)
- 'World War 3, Part 1: Life in Wartime'
#1 Flashpoint (2011)
- 'Chapter One: Gamorra Rising'#2
- 'Finale 2: Moonlight and Ashes'
#5 Gen13 (1995)
- 'Flashpoint, Part Five of Five'
#5 Gen13 Bootleg (1996)
- 'Family Feud'#11
- 'Swim Out Past the Breakers, Watch the World Die'#34
#9 James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2009)
- 'Grunge The Movie Part 2'
TPB Mars Attacks Image (1996)
- 'James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#13 Shattered Image (1996)
- 'The Monster Within Part 2'#18
- 'Can A Hero Die?'
#2 Sleeper: Season Two (2004)
- 'Part 2 of 4'#3
- 'Part 3 of 4'#4
- 'Part 4 of 4'
Spartan: Warrior Spirit (1995)
#1 Star Wars Galaxy Magazine (1994)
- 'Devilday Part 1'#2
- 'Devilday Part 2'#3
- 'Devilday Part 3'#4
- 'Devilday Part 4'
Stormwatch Special (1994)
The Authority (2008)
#1#18 The Kindred II (2002)
- 'Homecoming, Part 1'
#4 The Malibu Sun (1991)
- 'Bloodlines: Part Four'
The Razor's Edge (2004)
#1 The Savage Dragon (1993)
- 'No More, Forever: Book One'#2
- 'No More, Forever: Book Two'#3
- 'No More, Forever: Book Three'#4
- 'No More, Forever: Book Four'#5
- 'No More, Forever: Book Five'
Vanguard: Strange Visitors (1996)
Warblade: Endangered Species (1995)
Wild Times: WildC.A.T.s (1999)
WildC.A.T.s Adventures (1994)
#1 WildC.A.T.S Adventures Sourcebook (1995)
- 'Dark Blade Falling'#2
- 'Heart Of Steeel'#3
- 'Cry of the Coda'#4
- 'Evil Within'#5
- 'Big Takedown'#6
- 'Lives in the Balance'#7
- 'Soul of a Giant'#8
- 'Black Razor's Edge'#10
- 'And Then There Were None'
WildC.A.T.s Sourcebook (1993)
WildC.A.T.s Trilogy (1993)
#1#2 WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992)
- 'Hell Hath No Fury...'#3
- 'Witches' Brew'
WildC.A.T.s/X-Men: The Modern Age (1997)
#1 WildCats (2008)
- 'A Halo 'Round the World'
#1 Wildcats: Armageddon (2008)
- 'After the End of the World - Pt 1'#1 (Grifter Variant)
- 'After the End of the World - Pt 1'#2
- 'After the End of the World - Pt 2'#3#4#7#8#9#10#11#12
- 'Cracked Halo'#13
- 'In Max We Trust'#15
- 'Left Behind'#16
- 'Family Meeting'#17
- 'The Truth Hurts'#19
- 'Red Blade, 1 of 3: Red Dawn'#20#22
- 'The Protectorate Part 1 of 3: Groundwork'#25
- 'The Protectorate Part 3 of 3: Knock Down, Drag Out'#26
- 'Desert Storms'#27
- 'Bad Medicine 1 of 4: The Broken Heart of the World'#28
- 'Bad Medicine Part 2 of 4: Firebreak'#29
- 'Bad Medicine Part 3 of 4: Change'#30
- 'Bad Medicine Part 4 of 4: In Practice'
WildCats: Mosaic (2000)
Wildcats: Nemesis (2005)
#6 Wildstorm Chamber of Horrors (1995)
- 'The Nemesis Affair'#8
- 'By The Sword!'#9
- 'Love's a Bitch'
Wildstorm Rising (1995)
Wildstorm Swimsuit Special (1994)
WildStorm Universe (2009)
Wildstorm Universe 97 (1996)
Wildstorm Universe Sourcebook (1995)
Wildstorm: After the Fall (2010)
TPB Wizard Ace Edition (1995)
- 'WildStorm: After the Fall'
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