Identity: John Watkins III
Stealth: Excellent ability to remain un-noticed. This should not be considered a power as it falls more under the auspice of “Training”.
Incredible material strength
Remarkable Edge damage
Excellent blunt damage with the flat of the blade.
Body armor: Excellent resistance against physical and energy damage.
Mask: Provide scanners Lifeform and Energy scanners at Remarkable intensity
Gas Mask: Built into the mask are filters that resist gas attacks upto Incredible intensity.
Cape: His cape allows him to glide or parachute at Excellent ability.
Communications Array: Allows radio communication with Remarkable range and power. This may also be increased by using a satellite uplink for world wide range.
Swordsmanship, Martial Arts A, B, E, Acrobatics, Tumbling, Detective, Leadership
The Redeemers, V-Battallion, Thunderbolts
John Watkins III is the grandson of the original Citizen V, and took on that title as a member of the V Battalion. Shomehow he became incapacated and spent many years in a London hospital. During that time Baron Zemo II borrowed his identity as leader of the Thunderbolts. Eventually Zemo gave up the Citizen V (III) identity and it was taken up by Dallas Riodran, who became Citizen V (IV). She was kidnapped by the Crimson Cowl III. Zemo was later killed by Scourge IX. About that time John recovered and was approached by the V-Battalion about resuming his roll as Citizen V (II).
John received a new costume and with an arrangement with the Committee of Superhuman Activities became the leader of a new superhuman team they were forming. They gained possession of the latest Beetle armor which was briefly used by Abner Jenkins.
The team soon recruited a person to wear the armor as the Beetle II. They recruited Conrad Josten, younger brother to Atlas to become the Smuggler II and Air Force pilot Valerie Barnhart who became Meteorite III.
Citizen V II’s team then gained the membership of Scream and the Fixer II, and the Redeemers were born.
The first mission the Redeemers took on was to capture Henry Peter Gyrich, who had planned to use nano-probes and the Omega-32 device to cleanse the world of superhumans. When they attacked Gyrich at his base in Washington D.C. the whole team except Citizen V II was taken over by mind controlling nano-probes. Citizen V II escaped and fell in with the Thunderbolts and Scourge IX, who were also after Gyrich. Together they faced the mind controlled members of the Redeemers. Eventually Citizen V II also fell to the nano-probes. The nano-probes were destroyed by Jolt II, but they soon learned that Gyrich was also being controlled. Soon after this the Thunderbolts members Songbird, MACH-2 and Moonstone II were pardoned for the past crimes but forced to give up superheroics. The Thunderbolts leader Hawkeye was sent to prison for a variety of small crimes. Thunderbolts members Jolt II and Charcoal joined the Redeembers.