King Cobalt
Biographical Information
Real NameCecil Calvino
AliasesKing Cobalt
Wild Card TraitsSuperhuman strength
Social Information
CitizenshipCitizen of the United States, deceased
Event ParticipantAmerican Hero
AffiliationsTeam Spades
First AppearanceInside Straight
Final AppearanceInside Straight

King Cobalt is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.


Cecil's card turned when he was 15 and sometime after that he auditioned to be on the first season of American Hero. Relegated to the Discard Pile, the name given to the contestants who were voted off, he soon found himself joining in with the effort to save the ex-contestants' mansion when it was failing to structural damage after an earthquake. He was so impressed by Rustbelt's efforts during the incident that he was quick to join the southerner's journey to Egypt to stop the genocide happening there, making Rustbelt promise to participate in his wild card wrestling federation idea in return. King Cobalt hadn't been in Egypt long when a bullet ricocheted off of Rustbelt's chest and into his neck. It was only then that his friends learned that he was just a boy.

Wild Card TraitsEdit

Cecil is able to gain increased muscle mass at will. He transforms from a small, thin boy into a large, muscular man. King Cobalt is at least 16 times stronger than the average man.


A tall man at 6'4", King Cobalt possesses a large, muscular build with olive skin. He hides his features perpetually under a Mexican wrestler's mask.


King Cobalt is an enthusiastic teenager with a strong interest in entertainment news.

Selected ReadingEdit

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