Team 7

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Team 7
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Team 7 was officially the seventh incarnation of a group of military specialists gathered from various government forces. (Recently a Team Zero has been revealed though, making Team 7 the group's eighth incarnation.)

Team 7 took its orders from Miles Craven, director of International Operations. Craven wanted his own army of super humans, and therefore dropped a chemical known as the "Gen-factor" on the members of Team 7 during a (suicide) mission. When they awoke from their Gen-factor induced coma's, Team 7 was told that the enemy had dropped a chemical weapon on them. As a result of the Gen-factor, Team 7 (except for Michael Cray) started to develop superhuman powers. It would be years before Cray himself would develop similar abilities. Team 7 member Cole Cash distrusted Craven and suspected that he was behind the experiment. Several members of Team 7 were unable to cope with their new powers and went mad or committed suicide. As a test, Craven dropped a nuclear weapon on Team 7. The members survived and went into hiding. (Team 7)

Some time later, Team 7 returned to work for I.O. and were sent to destroy a cache of nuclear weapons from Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge could get them. The team succeeded, but found out that a pair of Soviet superhumans were trailing them. They battled them, but they turned out to be too strong and Jackson Dane went into a coma. The Cambodian blind girl X'ing X'iang, who had displayed superhuman mental powers before, overpowered one of the Soviet agents, while Michael Cray shot the other one. The team returned to the US and took X'ing X'iang with them. (Team 7: Objective Hell)

Years later, the Team 7 members were ordered to bring in the Soviet scientist, Dbovchek. Cole Cash entered the Soviet Union on his own to find out more about Dbovchek, while the rest of the team went on the mission. Dbovchek turned out to be one of the main scientists behind the Russian psionic program. The mission turned out to be a failure; Dbovchek was killed and Cash was captured. Cash discovered that his mental powers were waning, but John Lynch saved him.

Back in the US, Jackson Dane awoke from his coma, controlled by failed experiments from I.O. Dane's powers turned out to be far stronger than the rest of Team 7 combined, but Cray brought in X'ing X'iang who freed Dane. She found out through Dane that Miles Craven had become interested in the children of Team 7, so most Team 7 members took their families and went into hiding. This would turn out to be the end of Team 7, though most members would stay in contact and occasionally reunite. (Team 7: Dead Reckoning)

Jackson Dane would lead a new Team 7 years later. This team would feature in the series Wetworks.

Members of Team 7

John Lynch

Code named Topkick, team-leader Lynch was the former head of I.O.'s Black Razors. He starred in Gen¹³ and Sleeper. Father of Burnout of Gen¹³.

His Team 7 identification mark was a circle with a stripe upwards painted over his left eye.

Marc Slayton

Code named Backlash, Slayton was a member of Team Zero, Team One, and Team 7 and Stormwatch as well as his own Wildcore. He starred in Wildstorm's Stormwatch, Backlash, and Wildcore. Father of Jet (formerly Crimson of Wildcore). Father of Aries

His Team 7 identification mark was a trapezoid, pointed downwards painted over his left eye.

Cole Cash

Code named Dead Eye (though later taking on the code name Grifter), Cash has been a figurehead of the Wildstorm Universe, being an expert with a gun, holding coda training, and having psi powers. Grifter has starred in many Wildstorm Comics such as WildC.A.T.s, Sleeper, Point Blank, and 2 of his own solo titles.

His Team 7 identification mark was the same symbol as later appeared on his mask. The mark was over his left eye.

Michael Cray

Code named Deathblow. Starred in his own self-titled series. Deceased, though a 'clone' of him was created. This 'clone' is female and African-American though. The father of Sublime of DV8.

His Team 7 identification mark were two parallel strips over his left and right eye, going from his hairline to his chin.

Jackson Dane

Code named Arclight. Starred in the comic Wetworks, which was about a new incarnation of Team 7. Dane will star in the upcoming Wetworks series.

His Team 7 identification mark was a lightning bolt over his left eye.

Philip Chang

Code named Bulleteer. Current location unknown. Father of Grunge of Gen¹³.

His Team 7 identification mark was a crescent moon, waxing, over his right eye.

Stephen Callahan

Code named Wraparound. Faked his death, only to be revealed alive years later. Father of Threshold and Bliss of DV8. Father of Sarah Rainmaker of Gen¹³.

His Team 7 identification mark was a cross over his left eye

Alexander Fairchild

Code named Slaphammer. Died in the pages of Gen¹³ Father of Caitlin Fairchild and Freefall of Gen¹³.

His Team 7 identification mark was an Ace of Spades over his left eye

Other members

  • Berckmann, first name unknown. Died from the side-effects of Gen-factor exposure.
  • Robert Diaz. Was abandoned on a mission and joined the Kindred. Nicknamed Bloodmoon.
  • Johnson, first name unknown. Shot by Cole Cash for abusing his powers in sadistic ways.
  • Richard MacNamara. Codenamed Boloround, commits suicide after exposure to the Gen-factor.
  • Lucius Morgan. Currently known as the Pirate King, exact circumstances of his time with Team 7 are unknown, but he was not part when the team was exposed to the Gen-Factor.
  • Jack Rhodes. Nicknamed Cyberjack, Rhodes was severely wounded before Team 7's exposure to the Gen-factor.

Related Titles

Titles starring Team 7:

Solo-titles starring former Team 7-members:

Titles starring related teams:

  • DV8, featuring the children of Team 7-members.
  • Gen 13, featuring the children of Team 7-members, John Lynch and Alex Fairchild.
  • Sleeper, featuring John Lynch, Cole Cash and Mark Slayton.
  • StormWatch, initially featuring Mark Slayton.
  • Team One, precursor to Team 7, featuring Mark Slayton.
  • Team Zero, precursor to Team 7, featuring Mark Slayton.
  • Wetworks, successor to Team 7, featuring Jackson Dane.
  • Wildcore, featuring Mark Slayton.
  • WildC.A.T.s, featuring Cole Cash.


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Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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