Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Bounty Hunter Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Ronin Hand Cannon Mach 5
Bio: This brings us to the reports of another Bounty Hunter being within the city limits of the Greater Seattle Metropolis and it comes as no surprise that the Hellion would be unleashed within the Emerald City seeing that wherever the Naga travels this hunter seems to follow in his wake and cleaning up the mess left behind by the infamous Naga; though the Hellion is no joking matter and he is no henchman of the Naga. This man is the real deal and has the track record to prove it, he has no issues slinging lead down main street of blowing up a few bridges or buildings to get his mark. The Hellion is another of the International Guild of Bounty Hunters that has forgone his creed of bring them in alive for the easier and cheaper approach of bringing them in pieces. This man is just as slick as his fellow guild members and has walked out of court a free man man times after being charged with multiple counts of murder, he uses terrorist style tactics to get his way and if a handful of innocents get in the way; well excitable losses he is known for saying. The Hellion is not a nice man and he prides himself on being a true bad ass and never backing down from a fight, regardless the odds; it is even said that the Hellion and Stamps had themselves locked in a Mexican stalemate as they both where staring down the others pistol an neither man flinched; the legend states that it took the Doberman and Ringmaster to talk both men down leaving a bitter rivalry between those two men that is still going on today.
The Hellion like many within the Guild carries a hefty bounty from the UCAS (United Canadian American States) and the World Court yet nothing will be done about it seeing no one is willing to make a move against either the brotherhood or the guild thus allowing the madmen to walk free among the common man. These me are killers, these men are assassins and they claim to be legal Bounty Hunters or sanctioned Vigilantes when that couldn’t be further from the truth. They gave up their honour generations ago when they took to street justice and hand picking their marks, the Hellion has never once hunted anyone that was wanted by the World Court or the UCAS, he has even helped the escape of many of the Deaths Hand and HRMs most wanted; in the process killing many law enforcement and military officials that where just trying to do their job and he has the gumption to still call himself a Bounty Hunter and Mercenary. All the Hellion has done is further show that the Guild and the Brotherhood are one sided and only have one target those loyal to the UCAS and come November 2074 it might spell the end for the UCAS if Kingsbury and Welsh win the legal election thus thrusting these Bounty Hunters on the rest of us that refuse to accept the rule of terrorists.
We know the Hellion is within the city do to the presence of the Naga and that means that DiCane has bigger problems than just avoiding the Naga and other members of the guild, he has to avoid the Hellion and his toys and when I mean toys I mean explosives. This man holds a civil engineering degree and fully comprehends the cities infrastructure better than many of those that actually work within those areas, he is a master hacker and notice I said hacker not decker; this man’s knowledge of the matrix and the old technology is scary thus giving him an extreme edge over some of the best deckers of today. Hard to combat someone that doesn’t need to jack into the system to crash an entire cities infrastructure or steal valuable information without leaving a trace, he is a master in combat and was once a noble United States Marine; though he has sold his honour for a handful of credits and nasty reputation. I am not even sure how these men can even claim to be law enforcement officials as Bounty Hunters when they work more like a Black Ops team cleaning up anything declared a problem by the authorities of the rebels or the cities that are loyal to rebels These men are no longer Bounty Hunters, they are cleaners, erasers and just plain assassins hiding under the banner of legal bounty hunters.
The Hellion is not even the worst of them, that title goes to a man they call the Watchman a man that even the legendary Naga cant call an equal; this guild once stood for Law and Order, and Justice for All and now it has fallen to the wayside as they have forgone their creed and work directly alongside the criminals they once brought to justice; they manipulate their way around the legal system and no law enforcement officer dares to arrest one of these Hunters. They slip through the cracks in a broken system that allows for these once noble hunters of the guilty to pick and choose who they decree is guilty or worthy of their time and energy; they follow the credits and they follow their own twisted code of justice. Seattle has given the guild full legal authority to work within it’s boarders to collect the wanted, the fallen and the problem makers for those within the power structure. The Guild answers to themselves and works within the shadows of the Brotherhood of Mercenaries, you would have to be a blind man not to see a connection here and see that the guild has become the police of the shadows and the messengers of doom to the enemies of the resistance, they like the Presidents Men are a relic from the past that has come back haunt the future of mankind.
The Hellion is one man that really needs to watched carefully and avoided at all costs, this man will have no issues with creating a massive scene and using chaos to lure out his mark no matter who it may be. Seeing he works closely with the Naga it only means that his sights are also set on the once face of Seattle Anthony DiCane and now Enemy of the City and State for his assassinations of Senator Mitchell’s family. If this was the old guild and it still followed it’s old creed than one can say their might be a chance for justice to be served, but this is the new guild and they work under a entirely new code of ethics and with that their motivations are unknown and we will just have to sit back and wait for the smoke to clear to see what goes down when the Hellion collides with the Law Dog and rest of the Harbingers. Though seeing that Guild member Oak is within their ranks it might not be Hellion Tony needs to fear, his crimes where heinous and left the city in mourning and with more questions than answers. Why would the once face of the Rebellion murder the family of Senator Mitchell who has been working tirelessly to keep Seattle free and draw up new doctrine that would truly declare the city of Seattle an independent state; a goal the Patriots have been fighting endlessly for and one that could eventually bring peace to this battered city.
Though the once face of the city, personally appointed to Deputy Commissioner by acting Mayor Brass and than legally elected by the people; a man that has been given the full support of Mayor Mortimer Krieghoff, who we all know is a “No Bull” man and one that is not afraid to stand up to the corporations, the government and the gangs that claim control of the city. Now this once face of Seattle seen being congratulated by Mayor Krieghoff personally and working for his personal security firm, has now committed the ultimate act of treason and betrayal to both the city and the cause. Is the Guilds sudden arrival into Seattle a direct response from the Mayor himself, is it a reaction of the mourning Senator contacting his father Naga or are the darker forces at work here and the Confederates planning something against the Patriots and Tony just made a rookie mistake getting caught on camera performing the deed.
Whatever the case the Guild is now within the city limits, Commissioner Gordon and District Attorney Harrison signed the arrest warrant for Anthony DiCane; thus opening the doors for the Bounty Hunters to mark their target and the hunt begins. The Hellion like I said earlier is only one of many problems for the now fugitive Anthony DiCane and the Harbingers as they have been on a city wide crime spree killing innocent civilians and robbing everything from electronics stores to Military Surplus shops throughout the city. Has the once golden team fallen to petty crime and murder an their once fearless leader become nothing more than a child murderer like his fellow team mate Johnathan “Hard Target” White aka the Revelator; with the news feeds being cut by the UCAS authority and the people being kept in the dark on the day to day events within Seattle it is a perfect time for the runners, terrorists and gangs to take hold of the frightened city. With DiCane at the throttle of this murderous rampage of the once golden boys the Harbingers.
Now we have to deal with the Guild and it’s ruthless killers as they hunt down the traitor of the city and bring him to justice, though how many innocent victims will fall in the Hellions wake, this man will go to extremes and and use any means at his disposal to get the job done. He doesn’t care how many civilians die in the process and this man is a master of tying up loose ends. Or is their even a darker sinister action at play here seeing that the Harbingers originally worked alongside the Governor now King Cortland and aiding in the return of the British threat as they are truly allies of the crown. In any case we will be the ones that suffer at the hands of the Hellion and the guild as they hunt their prey down and tying up all loose ends neatly in nice bow.
Tony’s bounty is not high enough to warrant the attention of some of the elite hunters that are now coming directly for him and this makes me believe that their is more to this story than meets the eye and more than we will be privileged to know. It seems they want Tony to not make it to court and face the Military Tribunal, knowing that he is destined to become Hang’em High Martins guest of honour. The Hellion will be a true test for DiCane and his supposed moral compass if he still has one.
The Hellion as I already said is a well trained explosives expert, master of disguise, and a true hitman when it comes to removing his mark; this man is also well versed in civil and structural engineering and well versed in the use of chemicals and other toxins. He is a deadly swordsman and holds just as many black belts as the Gargoyle as well as creating his own martial style, the Hellion also packs the Presidents Men’s signature weapon and has a multi colour crystal embedded within his eye socket. His cyber is of unknown origin and his bio is also unknown, he like the Naga has no aura and renders ultrasound useless. He has been seen wading through machine gun fire like it’s nothing but bothersome gnats; also this man has been known for skinning and removing the head and spine of his target, the Hellion is not a nice man and has obviously sold his soul a very long time ago. My heart goes out to any and all of his victims, and their families, I do hope our once courageous Deputy Commissioner is innocent of these nefarious charges and is cleared before the Hellion finds him; cause I can’t believe that a man so dedicated to the law would ever commit such a heinous act as murdering children.
Page Written By: Rodger Howell <Seattle Times>