Real Name: Greg Mattingly
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Soldier, former actor
Affiliations: member of Strikeforce: Morituri
Enemies: The Horde
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Strikeforce: Morituri's Mag-Lev Train, constantly travelling across the continental U.S.A.
First Appearance: Strikeforce: Morituri (Marvel Comics)
Powers/Abilities: Like all members of the Morituri, Backhand's strength and endurance are superhuman. Greg could reflect energy back at its source, allowing him to rebound attacks such as lasers back at their source.
History: Greg had been an actor who played Vyking, one of the early Morituri, in a series of holo-adventures based on the real Strikeforce. Inspired by the sacrifice of the man he had depicted, Greg also underwent the Morituri process, gaining the ability to reflect energy back at its source. While fighting a group of prototype Super-Hordians (who had undergone a version of the Morituri process), Backhand received terrible injuries. Realising he would not survive, he deliberately triggered the Morituri effect by sheer force of will, resulting in an explosive death which also slew all the Super-Hordians.
Comments: Created by Carl Potts.
Thanks to Enrique Acosta for images and information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Backlash, Kherubhim warrior
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