Wildcat (Icons Writeup)

Wildcat
aka Ted Grant

Prowess 6
Coordination 4
Strength 4
Intellect 3
Awareness 4
Willpower 4

Stamina 8

Powers
*Immortality 7 (Limit: The resurrection aspect of Immortality only works 7 more times. Each time Wildcat is revived from the dead, reduce his power by one. When it reaches zero, he will be unable to return to life after death).

Specialties
Athletics (Expert +2 bonus), Drive – Motorcyles (+1 bonus), Martial Arts – Boxing (Master +3 bonus), Weapons – Melee (+1 bonus), Wrestling (Expert +2 bonus)

Qualities
*Fight trainer for other heroes.
*Old-fashioned.
*Estranged relationship with his sons.

Background

Ted Grant grew up in the Great Depression with his father Henry. As a child, he participated in many sports at his father’s behest, and excelled at boxing. As an adult, Ted attempted to study medicine, but became a professional heavyweight boxer instead.

Early in his career, Ted became entangled in criminal plot crafted by his managers Flint and Skinner, who attempted to fix one of Ted’s matches by drugging Ted’s opponent “Socker” Smith. However, Flint and Skinner miscalculated the dosage, and “Socker” Smith died as a result. Not wanting to get caught, Flint and Skinner framed Ted for their crime.

After Ted was arrested, Flint and Skinner then arranged a hit on him to prevent the truth from coming out. Although Ted survived the assassination, the police officers who held him in custody were killed. Ted then fled the scene and was wrongly accused of murdering the officers. While on the run, he came across a boy who had been robbed of his Green Lantern comic. The boy described Green Lantern which inspired Ted to become a vigilante. He create a costume of a large black cat, called himself Wildcat, and vowed to clear his name. He forced Flint and Skinner to confess, and cleared himself of all charges. Ted then continued to fight against crime as Wildcat.

During World War II, Ted became a member of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron, and had a romantic relationship with a time-displaced Queen Hippolyta. In 1945, King Inferno and Zatara cursed Ted with nine lives, which allowed him to recover from fatal inquiries. In the 1950s, Ted impregnated his then girlfriend Irina, who gave birth to Ted’s eldest son Jake Grant. However, Jake was kidnapped by the Yellow Wasp, one of Ted’s sworn enemies. Although Ted searched for Jake and the Yellow Wasp for years, he was unable to locate either of them. As a result, his relationship with Irina disintegrated. However, Ted would have a one-night stand with Marilyn Bronson, who became the mother of his youngest son Thomas Bronson. Later, Ted was critically injured by an out-of-control Red Tornado, but his goddaughter Yolanda Montez became Wildcat in his place.

Eventually, Ted recovered and became Wildcat again after Yolanda was killed in action. He then joined the reformed Justice Society of America where he and his teammates regained prominence as the forefathers of the heroic community. He was one of the many combat instructors sought out by Bruce Wayne on his path towards becoming Batman, and he also taught Dinah Lance and Selina Kyle, becoming a father figure to the former and a lover to the latter.

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