From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Breaking the grip of crime one rib cage at a time.
For a period of two years, life couldn't get any better Dylan Caldwell. He had married the love of his life, Andrea, bought a new house in Galaxy City, and enjoyed a decent living working as a master stone mason for the last ten years. Although a giant of a man, he was amiable fellow who enjoyed the company of his friends and family. But tragedy has a twisted way of inserting itself into the lives of even the best of men. Tragedy struck in an instant and without remorse.
One the way home from her job as a nurse at the hospital, she was attacked by a gang of street thugs who attempted to rob her. Feisty and a fighter by nature, Andrea decided not to give up her belongings without a fight. A tragic mistake. In anger the thugs beat her mercilessly. Her injuries were so severe that she was in a coma on life support for 38 hours day until she died from her excessive trauma to her head and vitals organs.
Rendered absolutely powerless to bring his beloved back, Dylan worked relentlessly with the local cops and the community to identify her killers. Although they were later arrested on charges of first degree murder, six months later at the trial those thugs were acquitted from all charges because of some legal technicality. The smug bastards even had the nerve to smile and wink at him on their exit from the courthouse. Dylan became consumed by rage, every waking thought dedicated to feeling and feeding his pain. His heart became cold, hard, and unbending as the very stone he enjoyed to shape.
Yet despair soon gave way to purpose. Vowing never to let villains go unpunished, Dylan became a vigilante and a law unto himself. Working tirelessly, he trained his body to peak perfection, until he became the ultimate weapon. The rage and blackness gave birth to a new mission in life — to ensure justice is carried out by any means necessary. Knowing he must operate below the radar of the law, he wears a cold, unfeeling, and fearsome black helmet so that his enemies might know true terror when they meet face to face. He wears nothing but black, a color that not only reminds him of his loss, but motivates him to physically and perpetually fight against the forces of injustice. Wielding a handcrafted stone war hammer he adoringly calls "The Juicer", he has since assumed the moniker of "The Black Hammer".
Oh, and those street thugs that "escaped" the hand of the law? The ones that murdered his wife? All but one were later found dead, smashed beyond human recognition as if they were flattened by several tons of stone. The one that escaped was their leader, a mad brute named "Maegor" whose deeds are so vile that even his underlings call him "the Monstrous". Because of this, The Black Hammer was quite eager to partner with "The Six Pillars of Justice" while joining forces with the heroes The People's Vanguard to stem the tide of crime. While nothing can bring back his beloved wife, Andrea, he will not rest until Maegor the Monstrous is brought to justice.
"The Six Pillars of Justice"
A rapid-response team comprised of the world's most powerful and diverse heroes containing a Defender, a Blaster, a Tanker, a Scrapper, a Controller, and a Kheldian. Individually, few are their equal, but collectively they are a force that is nigh unstoppable. Dedicated to stopping the enemy by using more "persuasive" means then Statesman and the Freedom Phalanx would publicly sanction, together, these six superheroes are capable of handling almost any threat conceived. Their motto: Whether villains are brought to justice or justice is villains, make no mistake — justice will be served!.
"The Black Hammer" brings raw power and strength to the team, the first to leap into battle and the last to leave. His ability to not only give but take enormous damage that would break lesser men make him a outstanding defensive shield and bulwark for the team.
- ElementalMaster (Defender)
- ConsortOfShadow (Blaster)
- BlackHammer (Tanker)
- Pokechop (Scrapper)
- Heaven's Punisher (Controller)
- Cosmic Chameleon (Peacebringer)
Super Group Members
Maegor the Monstrous - a vicious, murderous Brute who ordered and took part in the assault that killed Andrea, the Hammer's wife. If fate gives him the opportunity to find Maegor there will be a reckoning the likes of which Paragon City has never seen!
Powers and Abilities
- Stone Melee
- Energy Mastery
- Super Jump
- Build Up
- Seismic Smash
- Heavy Mallet
- Stone Fist
- Stone Mallet
- "Time to feel the blunt force trauma of the BlackHammer's justice!"
- "When you've got the Hammer, every villain resembles a nail!"
- "Meet my hammer. I affectionately call it, 'The Juicer'!"
- "I WILL SMASH YOU, LITTLE MAN!"
- "Keep going. Come on, you can dent me, you just have to... There you go! That's a sliver of health! Are you proud?"
- "It's Hammer time!"
- "Your face, my hammer -- a match made in paradise!"
- "A rock and a hard place -- I am both!"
- "You want a piece of me? I'll give you the whole pie!"
- "I'm gonna use your ribcage to play the xylophone!"
- "Read you your rights?! Ha! Do I look like a cop to you?"
Contact this character's creator:
- In-game: @ElementalMaster
- CoH official forums: ElementalMaster
- Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe: Warriorpriest
Inspiration, Notes and Trivia
- This character name was inspired by the name of a ship "The Black Hammer" in L. E. Modesitt, Jr's The Saga of Recluse.
- This character was created in Issue 0 of City of Heroes
- This was my third character that made it level 50
- Hours to level: approximately 312 sometime back in Issue 5.
City of Heroes
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City of Villains
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