Real Name: Cole Cash

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: formerly Special ops soldier, assassin

Affiliations: member of WildC.A.T.S., ally of Wolverine, former member of Team Seven

Enemies: Daemonites, Helspont, Defile, the Cabal

Known Relatives: Max Cash (brother, Condition Red)

Aliases: Deadeye (used when he was with Team Seven)

Base of Operations: Unknown

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

Powers/Abilities: Grifter is an incredibly adept fighter, expert in hand-to-hand combat and with most weapons. He is especially good with guns. He also possesses powerful psi powers, though most of the time these are dormant, largely by choice.

History: Cole Cash was a soldier whose natural talent for combat landed him in black ops, taking the dirtiest jobs as part of a squad known as Team Seven (which also included John Lynch, Marc Slayton, Jackson Dane, Philip "Bulleteer" Chang, Stephen "Wraparound" Callahan, Alex "Slaphammer" Fairchild and Michael "Deathblow" Cray). The group was deliberately exposed to an experimental chemical called the Gen Factor, which activated a variety of psi powers in them (in Deathblow's case, this didn't happen until twenty years later), but which also detrimentally affected their sense of morality. Cole managed to reject the drug, and quit the team, going to work as an assassin for International Operations (I.O.), but he soon became disenchanted with them too. He went freelance, and it was during this period of his life he encountered the ancient Kherubim warrior Zealot. They fell in love, and she took the unprecedented measure of teaching him, a male, the ways of the Coda, the warrior order she had once belonged to.

Some time later they broke up, something Grifter never really got over. However they remained on good terms, and both were recruited to become part of Lord Emp's WildC.A.T.S. Grifter quit the team for a while, but rejoined the latest incarnation, "Version 3.0".

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