Real Name: Lord Emp

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Kherubim)

Occupation: Head of the Halo Corporation

Affiliations: former member of Team One (as Saul Baxter), member of WildC.A.T.S.

Enemies: Daemonites, Helspont, Defile, the Cabal

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Jacob Marlowe, Saul Baxter

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: WildC.A.T.S. #1 (Image Comics)

Powers/Abilities: Emp is virtually immortal, like most Kherubim. He has some degree of superhuman strength (in spite of his small stature). He is also extremely durable, able to endure inordinate amounts of damage. Like his fellow Kherubim Lord Majestros, he should be able to generate energy bolts, but the brain damage which caused his amnesia has also robbed him of this ability, though he can still use it to boost Void's powers.

History: Like the other Kherubim on Earth, Emp arrived on the planet when the Explorer ship he was travelling on crash-landed thousands of years ago, following an orbital battle with a Daemonite vessel (which was also brought down). The Kherubim mostly integrated themselves among the similar-looking humans, and for the next several centuries, they fought a secret war against the surviving Daemonites, who plotted to conquer their new world.

Over the centuries Emp was one of the leaders of the Kherubim, using a variety of aliases. In the mid-twentieth century, he was one of the founding members of Team One, along with several other notable Kherubim and human fighters (including Mr Majestic, Zealot, Mason, Regiment, Isiah King (a.k.a. Despot), John Colt (see Spartan), Think Tank and Marc Slayton). They worked as a team for a number of missions, but eventually Emp fell foul of Helspont, one of the most powerful of the Daemonites. Helspont tried to slay him, but instead inflicted him with amnesia. Emp spent the next thirty years wandering New York as a vagrant, until Void tracked him down and restored his memories. Taking the identity of Jacob Marlowe, he quickly amassed a huge fortune (becoming a multi-billionaire), and together with Void he formed the WildC.A.T.S. with a view to preventing the Daemonite Cabal.

In recent times Emp "ascended to a higher state", leaving his fortune, his company, and even his alias to his ally Spartan.

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