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Bloodwynd is the descendant of a group of slaves enslaved by a man named Jacob Whitney. These slaves created the magical Blood Gem and used it to kill Whitney. The Blood Gem was passed down among the slaves descendants and without them knowing it the Blood Gem was a gateway to another dimension, and the demon Rott claimed the souls of those who were killed by the Blood Gem.

In recent times, Rott sucked Bloodwynd into the Blood Gem and mind controlled Martian Manhunter into wearing Bloodwynd's Blood Gem and impersonating him. Using Bloodwynd's identity, The Manhunter joined the Justice League as one of their more mysterious members. When the JLA fought Doomsday, Superman and Blue Beetle realized Bloodwynd's identity when Bloodwynd was surrounded by fire. In the comic version Bloodwynd refused to be taken along with the others to go get treatment and instead mysteriously disappears. Bloodwynd also blames himself for the fire incident, to which the Martian Manhunter was especially vulnerable. Once the Manhunter was freed of mental control, the Justice League battled Rott and freed Bloodwynd.

Bloodwynd joined Justice League America after they freed him from Rott's control. Later, he withheld information from the Justice League about an offer of alliance from the mystical villain Dreamslayer. Bloodwynd did not join Dreamslayer, though sensing a strange kinship with him, Bloodwynd would not oppose Dreamslayer either.

During Overmaster's invasion, Bloodwynd was strangely inactive, refusing to take action against what he said to be a natural course of events. These two incidents caused Bloodwynd to question his membership in the Justice League. He voluntarily put himself on reserve status.

In Showcase '94 Bloodwynd reveals more about the nature of his morality and powers, and punishes a drug dealer by forcing him to experience the pain of his victims.

In JLA #27, Bloodwynd officially joins the emergency expansion of the Justice League in order to battle Amazo. The battle goes badly as most of the JLA are defeated and their powers copied. Amazo loses his powers when Superman officially disbands the league.

Day of Judgment

He was seen during the Day of Judgment storyline and in JLA Black Baptism serving as a member of Sentinels of Magic. In the later storyline he was badly injured by the Diablos, a group of Mafia-styled demons who wished to gain revenge for demons slayed during the Day of Judgment.


Bloodwynd was last seen in the Oblivion Bar in a middle of a bar fight as Superman was looking to regain his powers from Batman.



  • Blood Gem: This gem is the source of all his powers and gives him various mystical abilities.



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