|Real Name||Klaus Hausser|
|Aliases||Lohengrin, The Teutonic Knight|
|Wild Card Traits||Ectoplasmic projection|
|Place of Birth||Germany|
|Citizenship||Citizen of Germany|
|Event Participant||American Hero|
|Creator||George R.R. Martin|
Originally, Lohengrin was an idealistic young ace from Germany. He quickly learned that most aces in his homeland were more concerned with making commercials and endorsing products than effecting any actual change in the world. Disillusioned, Lohengrin came to America where he thought to make a name for himself in the larger wild card community.
While out drinking with Jonathan Hive and John Fortune, Lohengrin was present when Fortune accidentally reactivated part of his ace heritage by fusing with a powerful joker-ace called Sekhmet. Dissatisfied with the shallow commercialism of the American Hero TV show and revitalized by a new cause, using their powers to alleviate suffering in various war zones around the world, Lohengrin was one of several aces to follow the joker-ace Rustbelt off the show and out into the problems of the real world.
Wild Card Traits Edit
Lohengrin can materialize a protective energy that manifests as a suit of glowing white armor and a variety of different weapons, including a sword, a battleaxe, and a flail. It is unknown what exactly Lohengrin's armor and weapons are made of, though the German scientists who first studied Lohengrin speculate it is a form of solidified light, or possibly ectoplasmic energy. Lohengrin simply refers to it as "Ghost Steel"
Lohengrin is a tall blond man, huskily built, with bluff Germanic features, including rosy cheeks and bright blue eyes. Lohengrin's face was badly burnt in a fight with Radical in the Musee du Louvre. He also lost an eye in the fight and now covers it with a patch.
Lohengrin is a romantic sort who takes ancient knightly ideals such as virtue, honor, and chivalry quite seriously. Once adrift and seeking a purpose toward which he could bend his powers, Lohengrin has finally found his calling as a member of the Committee. With the departure of John Fortune from the Committee, Lohengrin has moved up to position of director.
Selected Reading Edit
- Wild Cards Volume XVIII: Inside Straight 2008 - The Committee Trilogy
- Wild Cards Volume XIX: Busted Flush 2009 - The Committee Trilogy
- Wild Cards Volume XX: Suicide Kings 2010 - The Committee Trilogy