The Dutchman

Real Name: Jeremiah Purcell

Identity/Class: Human psychic (possibly a mutant)

Occupation: Assassin

Affiliations: Nuihc (his mentor)

Enemies: Remo Williams; Chiun

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents (deceased)

Aliases: Adonis, Mr. Nuihc, Osorio, Tulip, the Yin to Remo's Yang, the Other, the Beast

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Destroyer #46 "Next of Kin" (Pinnacle Books, November 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Pyrokinetic, able to generate mental illusions. In addition he is a Master of Sinanju, the world's deadliest killing art.

History: Jeremiah Purcell was a gifted but troubled child, capable of psychically starting fires, setting off explosions, or creating complex illusions, all with the power of his mind. He was taken under the wing of Nuihc, renegade Master of Sinanju, the ultimate assassins' martial art. He grew up insane and deadly, with a second personality (his "beast") that thrives on pain, suffering and death. As time passes the beast grows stronger, driving the Dutchman progressively more mad. He joined his master's war against Remo Williams and Chiun, the other masters of Sinanju. He is Remo's polar opposite, and the two have somehow become linked so that should one die, so too will the other. Naturally every time they meet, the Dutchman tries to fight to the death.

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