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Wyrm
Biographical Information
AliasesWyrm
GenderMale
ClassJoker-ace
Wild Card TraitsReptile appearance, enhanced strength, enhanced senses of taste and smell, poisonous bite
Social Information
OccupationCriminal
Base of OperationsNew York City
AffiliationsShadow Fist Society (Immaculate Egrets)
AlliesKien Phuc
Origin
First AppearanceAces High
Final AppearanceOne-Eyed Jacks
CreatorJohn J. Miller

Wyrm is a fictional character in the Wild Cards series of books.

HistoryEdit

Wyrm's abilities made him an ideal recruit for the Shadow Fist Society, and he could often be found operating within the ranks of the Immaculate Egrets as a tracker and enforcer. It was in this capacity that he first came into contact with Daniel Brennan, the vigilante known as Yeoman. Brennan caught Wyrm and a few other Egrets trafficking drugs with the aid of a singularity shifter. The pair fought until Brennan was inadvertently teleported from the scene by the alien device after falling victim to Wyrm's poisonous bite.

Later, Wyrm was on Yeoman's short list of suspects for the murder of information broker Chrysalis, but the joker had an alibi for his whereabouts at the time. He promised the vigilante reprisals for intruding on his business once again.

Wyrm finally met his end, though not at the hands of Yeoman nor any other crimefighter. Instead, he was killed by fellow Shadow Fist operative Fadeout. The joker was attempting to avenge their employer's apparent murder and mistakenly thought Fadeout was responsible.


Wild Card TraitsEdit

Wyrm was changed by the wild card virus into a somewhat reptilian joker-ace. Despite his thin build, he is deceptively strong, and his flexible body is also capable of quite fast and agile movements when necessary. Wrym is said to fight with the strength of ten men.

Wyrm has a pair of fangs that can deliver a venomous bite. The venom is a potent neurotoxin that causes rapid paralysis, and often death.

Wyrm's olfactory sense has been greatly enhanced. By flicking his tongue out he can taste the air and determine elements of his environment, or scents of people who have been in the vicinity. By tasting the skin of a woman who was wearing clothing worn by Dr. Tachyon years earlier he was able to detect Tachyon's scent on the clothing.

AppearanceEdit

Wyrm is a joker-ace with a scale-less reptilian appearance. Tall and thin, he has no hair, and his nose is a mild bump on his face with two nostril holes. Wyrm's tongue is a long and forked affair that can extend to taste the air. He has been known to employ this in close combat simply for the surprise it can cause when an opponent attempts to wrestle with him.

PersonalityEdit

Wyrm is a remorseless career criminal whose only real loyalty is to his boss Kien. Willing to kill anyone who gets in his way, Wyrm has a particularly strong antipathy for Yeoman.

TriviaEdit

Wyrm secretly enjoys watching daytime soap operas.

Selected ReadingEdit

  • Wild Cards Volume II: Aces High - "Half Past Dead" (Wyrm has a brief altercation with Yeoman when he is caught in the act of drug trafficking)
  • Wild Cards Volume III: Jokers Wild
  • Wild Cards Volume VII: Dead Man's Hand

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