WildC.A.T.S. (Covert Action Teams)
Membership: original team Emp, Grifter, Maul, Spartan, Void, Voodoo, Warblade, Zealot
replacement team Condition Red, Ladytron, Mr Majestic, Savant, Tao
version 3.0 Grifter, Spartan, Agent Wax, Agent Orange, Dolby (a.k.a. Grifter II), Ladytron
Purpose: To defend humanity against the Daemonites
Enemies: Helspont, Defile, the Cabal
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: WildC.A.T.S. #1 (Image)
History: For thousands of years, members of two warring races, the Kherubim and the Daemonites, have lived hidden amongst humanity, continuing their ancient conflict. Both groups are the survivors of spaceships which battled in orbit over the Earth prior to recorded history, before the damage they caused one another brought them crashing to the ground. While the Daemonites sought to rule the humans they found on the backwards planet, the Kherubim were more altruistic, and through the many subsequent centuries, they constantly thwarted their monstrous opponents' evil plans.
In recent times one of the Kherubim Lords, Emp, brought together a team made up of Kheran (singular of Kherubim), Kherubim / human hybrids and empowered humans, whom he termed the WildC.A.T.S., a force designed to be the ultimate foes of the Daemonites, and perhaps finally end the threat to humanity once and for all. They fought many battles, proving to be a major thorn in the sides of the enemy. Eventually most of the team (with the exception of Grifter) were believed to have been killed in the aftermath of a battle to gain control of the recently re-discovered remains of the Kherubim spaceship. In truth they were alive, and had unintentionally made their way back to Khera, the Kherubim homeworld. However their friends and family back on Earth were unaware of this, and some of them, led by the Kherubim lord Majestros and by Savant, sister of the original team's Zealot, formed a new WildC.A.T.S. to carry on the struggle.
Ironically the original team discovered that the Kherubim/Daemonite war had ended everywhere except Earth, with the Kherubim the clear winners. Disheartened by the moral decline in Khera this victory had led to, the first group of WildC.A.T.S. returned to Earth, where they found their replacements struggling to cope with a massive gang war. Together and with the assistance of StormWatch, the WildC.A.T.S. managed to bring this to a conclusion, though not without cost.
Since then Emp has "ascended to a higher state", and Spartan has taken over as team leader, inheriting Emp's business empire too. With many of the earlier team members scattered and pursuing their own lives, Spartan has assembled a mostly new team to carry on the mission - the Daemonites may have been defeated, but the Wildcats still fight for justice.
Comments: Created by Jim Lee.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
WildCore, another team Zealot worked with
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