Real Name: Eric Conroy
Occupation: Mob Enforcer, Mercenary
Citizenship: American Citizen, with a criminal record.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Known Relatives: Lt. Mark Conroy (Father), Vietnamese Mother (Unknown)
Group Affiliation: Folding Circle, Thunderbolts
First Appearance: (Eric Conroy) New Warriors #17 (V1), (Bloodstrike) New Warriors #21 (V1)
History: The origin of Bloodstrike truly begins with the Vietnam War. His father, Lt. Mark Conroy, who served with a military unit known as the “Half-Fulls”, had stumbled upon an ancient Asian Cult of the Dragon’s Breadth, who were guardians of the Well of All Things; an inter-dimensional Well that was bursting with an array of untapped mystical energy. The Cult of the Dragon’s Breadth had been breeding children who would eventually be capable of accessing the Well’s energies better than any other ever had.
Tai, who would be directly responsible for the creation of the New Warriors, was one of the adults who knew that she would be giving birth to the ones that would bear the children of ‘The Pact.’ She had given birth to her daughter, Miyami; and the other mothers followed suit. Tai, however, killed all that would oppose her, except for the children who would bear the offspring of ‘The Pact’ thus leaving Tai as the sole beneficiary of the Well’s powers when the time was right.
Tai arranged for Lt. Mark Conroy to marry and mate with one of the women. Together, they would have a son named Eric Conroy. When Eric grew up, he became a mob enforcer in Chicago for a man named Mr. Kellington. It was during this time that the man known as The Left Hand appeared and killed those that employed Eric. The Left Hand offered Eric a chance for Eric to find out about himself and unlock his true potential and power.
Eric would undergo a change during an attack on Night Thrasher in the Taylor Foundation building located in Hong Kong while trying to recruit Night Thrasher; a security guard barged into the room to see what had been happening and Eric accidentally snapped the guard’s neck, killing him. The result was a crimson Sigil appearing on Eric’s chest; followed by his body being encased by energy, and binding him to the Bands of Cyttorak, which wrapped around his fists, arms, waist and legs; giving him incredible strength and making him virtually invulnerable to harm.
Bloodstrike remained with The Left Hand as he formed “The Folding Circle” – a team composed of all the children of ‘The Pact.’ Together, they had gone to harvest the power of the Well of All Things. However, the New Warriors arrived as well; and during the battle, they were betrayed by Tai, who planned to sacrifice the New Warriors and use the members of the Folding Circle as her Avatars on the World, during her quest for domination. The Folding Circle and the New Warriors teamed up to stop Tai, and successfully managed to do so; only when Night Thrasher shot her, at point blank range, with a machine gun (after she had been weakened). The result, however, was Tai, Night Thrasher and The Left Hand falling into the Well of All Things; but Nova managed to rescue Night Thrasher before it was too late. Barely escaping, the Well of All Things collapsed unto itself, sealing it, seemingly forever.
During their escape, the Folding Circle, under the new leadership of Midnight’s Fire, stole the Avengers Quinjet that the New Warriors had originally taken from the Avengers. However, they did not get far as they crashed the jet in Madripoor. It was there, that Midnight’s Fire encouraged the other members of the Folding Circle that they could take a piece of the drug money that was flowing through Madripoor. Aligning themselves with Tyger Tiger, the Folding Circle went after Aardwolf, only to be thwarted by Night Thrasher and Silhouette.
During the Civil War, Bloodstrike registered under the Superhuman Registration Act and became a member of the Thunderbolts Army. During this time, the Thunderbolts had to fight off cities filled with civilians who were suddenly empowered when the Grandmaster opened up the Wellspring of Power. Bloodstrike was a part of the Beta squad which also consisted of Smiling Tiger, Coronary, Pretty Persuasion, and Texas Twister. This group was responsible of maintaining order in Los Angeles. During the fight, the mind of Bloodstrike and Smiling Tiger was taken over by the onslaught of the Wellspring’s energies. Bloodstrike and Smiling Tiger turned on their teammates and taking down Coronary and Pretty Persuasion.
Bloodstrike’s current whereabouts are unknown.
Weight: 460 lbs.
Powers: Like all members of The Folding Circle; Bloodstrike is a mystically powered mutates who derived his power from the ancient Well of All Things. His mutated abilities give him super human strength (lift 50 tons), as well as invulnerability.
Accessories: His fists, arms, waist and legs are covered in the Bands of Cyttorak.