|Real Name||Blaise Jeannot Andrieux|
|Alien Species||Takisian-human hybrid|
|Alien Traits||Mind control|
|Place of Birth||France|
|Event Participant||Takisian World War|
|Base of Operations||Mobile|
|Affiliations||Jumpers, House Vayawand|
|Relatives||Dr. Tachyon (grandfather),|
Danelle Dorcy (grandmother),
Gisele Bacourt (mother),
François Andrieux (father),
|Allies||Claude Bonnel, Durg at' Morakh|
|First Appearance||Aces Abroad|
|Final Appearance||Double Solitaire|
Early childhood (France)Edit
Shortly after the destruction of the Four Aces at the hands of HUAC, the alien scientist known as Dr. Tachyon was deported from the United States. This marked the beginning of Tachyon's "lost years" wherein he wandered Europe in a haze of alcohol and self-pity, deported and kicked around by fearful European governments that didn't want him. While a guest of the revolutionary Left in France and poster boy for other victims of the capitalist HUAC witch hunt, Tachyon met a nineteen year old girl named Danelle Dorcy in the August of 1950. Unknown to Tachyon, their brief affair produced a daughter, Gisele Bacourt. Tachyon, having received a pardon, returned to New York, founded his clinic and became a significant figure among wild card circles. Meanwhile, his daughter was raised to adulthood by Danelle, who infected the child with her revolutionary fervor. Before her death in a gunfight with the bodyguards of a wealthy French industrialist, Gisele had married the terrorist François Andrieux and produced a son, Blaise. Grandchild of Dr. Tachyon, the outcrossing of Takisian and human DNA endowed Blaise with enormous mind-control powers, but very limited telepathic senses. The key limitation to Blaise's power was his inability to read a subject's mind, though he could effortlessly manipulate it.
Raised as much by "Uncle Claude" (Claude Bonnel, a joker entertainer/terrorist known as le Miroir) as by his father, Blaise grew up surrounded by violence, living on the run from the law and with very little in the way of formal schooling or discipline. From an early age he employed his considerable mental powers to help commit acts of terrorism with childish enthusiasm and the full encouragement of those around him. A useful tool in Uncle Claude's schemes, Blaise's powers were not derived from the wild card virus, so he did not register when tested at birth (mandatory in France at that time).
In the late 1980s, Tachyon participated in a World Health Organization tour of selected countries to inspect the medical and social health of Wild Card victims internationally. Upon arrival in France, Tachyon met with the elderly Danelle, who had aged while her alien lover had not. Bitter and hungry for revenge, she informed Tachyon of the child he fathered, but crushed his good spirits by telling him Gisele had died. Later, at the formal reception for the WHO tour at Versailles, Blaise took control of a security agent from somewhere safely out of sight. The guard tried to detonate a bomb, but Tachyon overcame the unseen telepath and foiled the attempt. Puzzled by the powerful mental signature, Tachyon reviewed the government records for all known aces. No telepaths of that level were on record.
Initially, Tachyon believed Danelle had lied and his daughter was, in fact, alive, and using Takisian based telepathy to attack the delegation. Danelle was killed in a drive-by shooting before she could reveal any more, but Tachyon probed through her dying mind to discover the existence of his grandson. Through Bonnel, in his capacity as a member of the French Communist Party, a meeting with Francois and Blaise was arranged. The meeting does not go well and when rescheduled, Tachyon was kidnapped. Bonnel blackmailed Tachyon into assisting an attack on the French presidential debate, but is outwitted by the alien, and his forces, including Francois Andrieux, were captured. Bonnel nearly escaped with Blaise, but Tachyon put the child into a telepathy-induced sleep and shot the joker terrorist dead. Using the Bonnel as a scapegoat, Tachyon claimed that le Miroir was the wild card telepath causing all the recent attacks. Using faked documents, Tachyon left for London and then home, taking Blaise with him.
Life with Tachyon (New York)Edit
Upon arriving in the United States, Blaise was uncomfortably fitted into Dr. Tachyon's already hectic life. Although he adapted well to new languages (English and Takisian) and excelled at martial arts, Blaise's powers and lack of a moral compass made it unwise to enroll the boy in public schools. So the young human-alien hybrid passed from one outraged tutor to the next, most of them presumably quitting after some brush with Blaise's mind-control. Occupied with running the clinic, Tachyon often left Blaise in the care of his sentient ship, Baby, which was immune to the boy's still developing powers and entertained him with tales of his Takisian ancestors. An incidental benefit of this was New York's citizens were also kept safe. It was during this time that Blaise first met Durg, a genetically engineered soldier from Takis known as a Morakh. Bred to be immune to telepathic powers, Durg made a convenient babysitter from time to time. Unfortunately, Durg, raised by Tachyon's rivals, had no great love for Tachyon and possibly reinforced Blaise's animosity toward his own grandfather.
During this time, Tachyon's deficiencies as a parent became more and more evident. Harried for time, alternately inattentive and cloyingly affectionate, inconsistent in his teachings, which varied from Takisian-based to more Earth-oriented beliefs, Tachyon engendered a feeling of aristocratic privilege, abhorrence for the mundane, and disgust for the malformed jokers in his already unstable grandson. Dr. Tachyon also unhesitatingly employed corporal punishment with both hands and his belt whenever Blaise misused his powers or, indeed, even suggested he might. All this led to the day upon which the path of Blaise's future hinged.
While in Atlanta, amid the chaos of the disastrous 1988 Democratic National Convention, Blaise fell into the clutches of a tiny deformed joker known as Ti Malice. Able to fasten upon its victims by the neck, the parasitic joker could control the host's mind and superhuman abilities through direct stimulation of the pleasure center of the brain. Resembling a mutated fetus, Ti Malice used its "mounts" to partake in a wide range of experiences both sadistic and sensual. Surrounded by Ti Malice's followers, all addicted to the pleasure their master could induce, Blaise (mounted by Ti Malice) was compelled to use his powers upon a centipede-like joker in an orgy of sex and violence. One by one the joker was made to rip off its own limbs. Pleased by his new mount's excited response to the bloody spectacle, Ti Malice instructed his favorite slave, Ezili-je-Rouge, to orally stimulate him. Blaise's first sexual experience involved mind-control and mindless brutality, a combination that would typify his behavior for the rest of his life.
Relationship with Dr. Cody HaveroEdit
The final catalyst for Blaise's descent into murder and mayhem was in the form of Dr. Cody Havero. The new head of surgery for the Jokertown Clinic, Cody found herself pursued by Dr. Tachyon, whose womanizing was legendary. Despite her resistance, a relationship began to bloom and Tachyon entertained the notion that Blaise might soon have a new family with Cody as surrogate mother and her son, Chris, as a stepbrother. This happy notion would never come to pass. Increasingly infatuated with Cody, Blaise entertained his own fantasies, ones in which she played the part of lover, not mother. Failing to purchase her affections with a gift of precious stones (acquired from Jube, but assumed by Cody to be stolen), Blaise followed Cody to the Jokertown Clinic and flew into a rage.
The young man's sociopathic nature was now fully evident. After trying to telepathically coerce Cody into sexual submission, and a failed attempt to kill Tachyon, Blaise ran away from home. He was just fifteen years old. The Shadow Fist Society was taking over New York's underworld, Jokertown was a virtual war zone, and the government was helpless to stop the Fists' newest minions, the jumpers; teenage criminals with the power to exchange bodies with their victims. In this environment Tachyon's grandson would truly come into his own.
Leader of the Jumpers (the Rox)Edit
At first, Blaise survived by telepathically compelling strangers to provide money, food, and other necessities. Approached by Molly Bolt, and later the other jumpers, Blaise awed the teenage criminals with a taste of how effortlessly he could control their minds. Eagerly recruited by the jumpers and initiated into their gang, the boy quickly became their leader. Too late to back out, Blaise learned how Prime (an alias of St. John "Loophole" Latham) bestowed the jumper power - through sexual intercourse. Humiliated, but unable to turn the jumper power against Prime, who had immunity to the jumper power, Blaise vowed Tachyon would wish he had only killed him.
Inconsolable after the death of David Butler, Latham lost himself in sexual excess, creating ever more jumpers and leaving the gang's day to day operations to his new deputy. Under Blaise's direction, jumper attacks grew increasingly more vicious. After terrorizing CEO Connie Loeffler through a series of jumps into joker bodies, the Global Fun and Games corporation became a front for the Shadow Fist Society. While squatting in an old theater, drinking and watching the remake of Howard Hawkes' classic movie Thirty Minutes Over Broadway, Blaise fired his revolver into an image of Dr. Tachyon (as played by Dudley Moore) projected onto the big screen. Soon after, no longer content with controlling others to act as his proxies, the young man graduated to first degree murder, personally shooting a minor Shadow Fist operative known as Leslie Christian point blank in the face. Of course, it wasn't Christian who died, but another victim jumped into his place.
It was revealed in Dealer's Choice that around this time Blaise sprang the teenage murderer Alvin the Chipmunk from jail and had Prime initiate him, mostly because he admired the way Alvin had killed his own parents. Amid all this merry mischief, Blaise continued to pursue his vendetta against Dr. Tachyon, using jumpers to replace those around his grandfather and compel them to do horrible, though unspecified, things to themselves and others. Only one victim is mentioned by name; Ira Greenstein, Dr. Tachyon's personal tailor. Tachyon hired wild card detective, Jay "Popinjay" Ackroyd, to locate Blaise, but Jay was only able to trace the runaway's whereabouts to the Rox, where no one in their right mind would go.
Finally, the jumpers' new leader made his move against Dr. Tachyon. Lured to a romantic rendezvous by a jumper in Cody's body, Tachyon fell prey to a combination of chloroform and Blaise's mind control. Breaking his grandfather's psychic defenses, Blaise employed his body-swapping powers to perform a bizarre triple-jump, leaving Tachyon trapped in the body of Kelly Jenkins, a sixteen year old girl, and vice versa. Cheered on by his drunken cronies, Blaise violently beat and raped the now female Tachyon, keeping her on Ellis Island as his prisoner and virtual slave for several months. Bloat, ostensible governor of the Rox and one of Tachyon's few joker supporters, demanded the alien be returned to his rightful body and released. In response, Blaise goaded the joker with photos of his hero's humiliation.
Subjecting his grandfather to further psychic, physical, and sexual assaults, Blaise unwittingly impregnated the Kelly body with his child, making Tachyon the mother of his own great-granddaughter. Tachyon's embarassing predicament greatly amused Blaise as well as those jokers who resented the alien scientist as the author of their misery. Imprisoned in a lightless basement cell, half-starved, and now carrying Blaise's baby, Tachyon finally caved in and acknowledged Blaise as his master. In short order, the former womanizer was fed, bathed, given maternity clothing, and moved to quarters where Blaise could better observe the progress of the unnatural pregnancy. The victory over his long-hated grandfather seemingly complete, Blaise vowed that once Tachyon gave birth he would impregnate "her" again and again.
Unknown to Blaise, other events were already in motion that would disrupt his perverted desires. Bloat was able to communicate to Tachyon through dreams and, due to the one-sided nature of his own mental powers, Blaise was unable to detect it. Also, as Blaise's child grew inside Tachyon so too did the fetus's latent psionic abilities. Through psi-lord training Tachyon tapped into this low level telepathy and constructed crude psychic shields similar to Brain Trust's. Blaise foiled Bloat's first attempt to free Tachyon and he raped her once more as punishment, but Tachyon's crude shields kept Bloat's part in things a secret. Further, the ace vigilante Black Shadow had targeted the jumpers for extermination after his lover fell victim to their "Jump the Rich" scheme. Shadow had been keeping Blaise and Kelly (in Tachyon's body) under surveillance for some time. Somewhere late in her second trimester, Tachyon finally escaped captivity, but not her new body or its delicate condition, with Bloat and Black Shadow's help.
An attack by National Guard soldiers prevented Blaise from pursuing the unwilling surrogate mother of his child. Indeed, at one point, the fighting was so intense that Blaise fled the island accompanied by Kelly (still trapped in Tachyon's body) and Durg. At Durg's prompting, Blaise set his sights on a new target, his grandfather's homeworld, Takis.
The Abomination (Takis)Edit
Decades prior to events upon the Rox, Dr. Tachyon had traveled from Takis to Earth in a living starship with its own mind... the mind of a child. He had even named it "Baby", and its personality had grown somewhat addled after years of imprisonment in a government facility. Still absolutely dedicated to its master, Baby was eventually released back to Dr. Tachyon. Blaise used the ship's blind loyalty to hijack it by having Kelly Ann Jenkins pose as Tachyon. Blaise fled to Takis, leaving Tachyon trapped on Earth in Kelly's pregnant form without any apparent means of pursuit. Blaise could not know Tachyon would contact a representative of the Network (a spacefaring culture reviled by the Takisians) and book passage to his homeworld, where Blaise was planning to carve out a personal empire.
Mentally controlling Baby, Blaise landed the sentient ship in House Vayawand territory, Durg's homeland and hereditary rivals of Tachyon's House Ilkazam. With the body of Ilkazam's heir as an offering, Blaise and Durg used Kelly to purchase safe passage. Soon the pair began sowing discord and amassing power. Blaise employed his ability to mind control the once-immune Morakhs to deprive his enemies of bodyguards, and his jumper power to discredit or murder them. Control of Vayawand was complete once Blaise personally executed L'Gura, Rayis (the Takisian equivalent of a king) of Vayawand.
Preaching a policy of vaguely socialist reforms and a program of interbreeding with the mindblind serfs, Blaise employed the best soundbites of Earth's greatest speeches (Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt are both directly quoted) to set an unstoppable political juggernaut into motion. Revolt swept Takis as Blaise's House Vayawand made military victories, territorial acquisitions, and committed atrocities akin to Earth's Third Reich during the early years of WWII. Amongst the enemy camps Blaise came to be known as the Abomination, the literal embodiment of the lowest epithet in Takisian culture, an unplanned half-breed that should have been aborted rather than allowed to live.
Accompanied by the aces Captain Trips and Popinjay, Tachyon eventually defeated his grandson and recovered his male body, but not before he was forced to give birth to Blaise's daughter, Illyana. Though his bid to conquer Takis was unsuccessful, Blaise possessed an immense amount of virtu, that indefinable Takisian quality to flamboyantly succeed or fail on an equally grand scale. Indeed, Tachyon's grandson left an irremovable mark upon all of Takis, introducing modern political concepts such as demogoguery, propaganda, equal rights and class struggle to an alien culture mired in millennea of eugenics, feudalism, and apartheid-like racial segregation.
Grandchild of Dr. Tachyon, the outcrossing of Takisian and human DNA endowed Blaise with enormous mind-control powers, but very limited telepathic senses. The key limitation to Blaise's power was his inability to read a subject's mind, though he could effortlessly manipulate it.
At the height of his powers Blaise was able to mind control up to twenty or more people at one time and, with practice, discovered he was able to also control the mentally invulnerable Morakhs.
Blaise later gained the jumpers' ability to swap bodies and was one of the few jumpers to ever survive a interrupted jump.
Blaise is a Caucasian male with long, straight red hair of a deep rich hue, and eyes a brilliant purple-black. Tall and muscular, he has been described as having "cruel good looks" and shown a fondness for dressing in black, a color typically reserved for common laborers in Takisian society. While on Takis Blaise had several diamonds implanted into his cheeks and brow as was the fashion for Psi-Lords at that time.
With limited to non-existent parental controls in his life Blaise was left to test his power with impunity. This gave him an overdeveloped sense of self-worth during childhood and developed into full-blown megalomania in later years. Vindictive and cruel, Blaise reserved his most bitter enmity for his estranged grandfather.
Once free of Tachyon's controlling influence, Blaise rarely shirked from new excesses. Though never tried for a single offense, Blaise's crimes ranged from petty misdemeanors to atrocities of war: theft, trespassing, assault, kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder are a few of his many sins.
A talented public speaker, Blaise easily manipulated the mindblind masses of Takis by plagiarizing famous politicians from Earth as well as unashamedly selling patent lies, such as being able to extend commoners lives through injections rather than the selective breeding which produced greater longevity amongst the Psi-Lords.
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