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[[Image:Viking Commando.JPG|right|thumb|300px|''Valoric, the Viking Commando; illustration by [[Karl Kesel]]'']]
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{{DC Database:Character Template
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| Image = Viking Commando 1.jpg
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| RealName = Valoric
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| CurrentAlias = Viking Commando
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| Aliases =
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| Identity = Secret
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| Alignment = Good
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| Affiliation =
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| Relatives =
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| Universe = Earth-One; New Earth
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| BaseOfOperations = Western Europe (1944-1945)
   
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| Gender = Male
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| Height = 6'5"
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| Weight = 240 lbs
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| Eyes = Blue
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| Hair = Blond
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| UnusualFeatures =
   
'''Real Name:''' Valoric <br>
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| Citizenship = Scandinavian
'''Nicknames:''' No known nicknames <br>
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| MaritalStatus = Single
'''Former Aliases:''' No known former aliases <br>
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| Occupation =
'''Other Current Aliases:''' No other known current aliases <br>
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| Education =
   
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| Origin =
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| PlaceOfBirth =
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| Creators = Robert Kanigher; George Evans
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| First = All-Out War #1
   
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| HistoryText = Believed to be an ancient Viking who fought the Huns, '''Valoric''' was one of a tribe ancestral to the Scandanavians of today. Late in the 5th century, a group of Huns, one of the scattered remnants left after the crushing defeat of Atilla's sons, raided Valoric's tribe and carried off King Siggro and his daughter Thella. Valoric led an expedition to rescue them. They got the king and the princess out of the Huns' stronghold, but were met outside by a group of superior Huns. The Nordic warriors fought to the last, and as each died fighting, he was carried off by a Valkyrie to Valhalla.
   
==Status==
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At last, Valoric was alone. As he fell, a Valkyrie named [[Fey (New Earth)|Fey]] took him up. She had, however, made a mistake - Valoric was not yet dead. As a result, she could not carry him to Valhalla, but was hurled through a time warp to 1944, shortly after the Allied D-Day invasion of [[World War II]].
'''Occupation:''' Warrior <br>
 
'''Legal Status:''' Although born in Europe in another time period, Valoric was a recognized officer of the United States Army. <br>
 
'''Identity:''' [[:Category:Secret Identity|Secret]]; the general public is unaware of Valoric's true heritage. <br>
 
'''Marital Status:''' Marital status unknown <br>
 
'''Group Affiliation:''' No known group affiliation <br>
 
'''Base of Operations:''' Western Europe from 1944-1945 <br>
 
   
==Origin==
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His wounds healed by the journey through time, Valoric spied a German force and, mistaking them for Huns, he attacked them. Fey tried to take him to Valhalla, but Odin ruled that she could not do so until he was dead. Fey remained, waiting patiently for the death she was sure would come. Though Valoric could see her, no one else could.
Origin of character unknown. <br>
 
   
'''Place of Birth:''' Place of birth unknown; possibly Scandinavia <br>
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U.S. Major Graham had seen Valoric in action and decided to recruit him to the American side. When Valoric heard the Germans referred to as "Huns" he was eager to engage them in battle. Valoric was nicknamed the "Viking Commando" and given Army training. He received much publicity through ''Life Magazine'', courtesy of reporter Maggie Heywood. Whether or not he disappointed Fey and survived the war has not been made clear.
'''Place of Death:''' The Viking Commando's final fate, or if he is even still alive, remains unknown. <br>
 
'''Known Relatives:''' No known relatives <br>
 
'''First Appearance:''' [[All-Out War 1 (1979)|All-Out War #1]] <br>
 
'''Final Appearance:''' Final appearance unknown <br>
 
   
==History==
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| Powers =
History of character unknown. <br>
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* {{Immortality|Longevity}}
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| Abilities =
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* {{Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)}}: The Viking Commando was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, and was experienced in the use of medieval melee weapons.
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* {{Weaponry}}
   
==Characteristics==
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| Strength =
'''Height:''' [[Height Scale#6 Feet 5 Inches|6'5"]] <br>
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* Valoric possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise.
'''Weight:''' 240 lbs (108.82 kg) <br>
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| Weaknesses =
'''Eyes:''' [[:Category:Blue Eyes|Blue]] <br>
 
'''Hair:''' [[:Category:Blond Hair|Blond]]<br>
 
'''Unusual Features:''' No unusual features <br>
 
   
==Powers==
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| Equipment =
'''Known Powers:''' The Viking Commando possessed no superhuman abilities.<br>
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* Military issue combat fatigues and equipment
'''Known Abilities:''' The Viking Commando was an expert hand-to-hand combatant, and was experienced in the use of medievel melee weapons. <br>
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| Transportation =
'''Strength Level:''' Valoric possessed the strength level of a man his age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise. <br>
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| Weapons =
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* '''Iron Fang''' (Viking war-axe)
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* '''Military carbines''' of [[World War II]]
   
==Miscellaneous==
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| Notes =
'''Equipment:''' Military issue combat fatigues and equipment <br>
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{{Multicont Earth-One}}
'''Transportation:''' No known transportation. <br>
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* Although born in Europe in another time period, Valoric was a recognized officer of the United States Army.
'''Weapons:''' Valoric utilized a Viking war-axe which he named ''Iron Fang'', a durable weapon of high-tensile steel that could cleave through body armor. He also wielded standard-issue military carbines of World War II era design. <br>
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* The Viking Commando's final fate, or if he is even still alive, remains unknown.
[[Image:Viking Commando 2.JPG|left|''The Viking Commando'']]
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* The Viking Commando has teamed up with [[Franklin Rock (New Earth)|Sgt. Rock]] on occasion.
==Notes==
 
* The Viking Commando was created by [[Robert Kanigher]] and [[George Evans]].
 
   
* Although similar in name, Valoric bears no relation to Jon - the [[Viking Prince]].
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| Trivia =
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| Wikipedia =
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| Recommended =
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* {{vnst|All-Out War Vol 1}}
   
==Trivia==
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| Links =
* The Viking Prince has teamed up with [[Sgt. Rock]] on occasion.
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* [https://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=vikingcommando Viking Commando biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
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*[[Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Vol 1 25|Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25]]
==Recommended Readings==
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* [https://mightygodking.com/index.php/2008/03/27/thursday-whos-who-viking-commando/ MightyGodKing] entry on the Viking Commando
*[[All-Out War 1 (1979)|All-Out War #1]]
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*[[All-Out War 2 (1979)|All-Out War #2]]
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{{World War II}}
*[[All-Out War 3 (1980)|All-Out War #3]]
 
*[[All-Out War 4 (1980)|All-Out War #4]]
 
*[[All-Out War 5 (1980)|All-Out War #5]]
 
*[[All-Out War 6 (1980)|All-Out War #6]]
 
 
==Related Articles==
 
* [[Gods of Asgard]]
 
* [[Odin]]
 
* [[Sgt. Rock]]
 
 
==See Also==
 
* [[Character Gallery {{PAGENAME}}|Character Gallery: {{PAGENAME}}]]
 
* [[{{PAGENAME}}/Appearances|Appearances of {{PAGENAME}}]]
 
* [[{{PAGENAME}}/Quotes|Quotations by {{PAGENAME}}]]
 
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=vikingcommando Viking Commando biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe]
 
 
==References==
 
*[[Who's Who - The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe 25|Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25]]
 
 
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[[Category:Blond Hair]]
 
[[Category:Blue Eyes]]
 
[[Category:Good Characters]]
 
[[Category:Male Characters]]
 
 
[[Category:Military Characters]]
 
[[Category:Military Characters]]
[[Category:Secret Identity]]
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[[Category:Time Displaced]]
[[Category:Silver Age]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:03, October 8, 2019


Believed to be an ancient Viking who fought the Huns, Valoric was one of a tribe ancestral to the Scandanavians of today. Late in the 5th century, a group of Huns, one of the scattered remnants left after the crushing defeat of Atilla's sons, raided Valoric's tribe and carried off King Siggro and his daughter Thella. Valoric led an expedition to rescue them. They got the king and the princess out of the Huns' stronghold, but were met outside by a group of superior Huns. The Nordic warriors fought to the last, and as each died fighting, he was carried off by a Valkyrie to Valhalla.

At last, Valoric was alone. As he fell, a Valkyrie named Fey took him up. She had, however, made a mistake - Valoric was not yet dead. As a result, she could not carry him to Valhalla, but was hurled through a time warp to 1944, shortly after the Allied D-Day invasion of World War II.

His wounds healed by the journey through time, Valoric spied a German force and, mistaking them for Huns, he attacked them. Fey tried to take him to Valhalla, but Odin ruled that she could not do so until he was dead. Fey remained, waiting patiently for the death she was sure would come. Though Valoric could see her, no one else could.

U.S. Major Graham had seen Valoric in action and decided to recruit him to the American side. When Valoric heard the Germans referred to as "Huns" he was eager to engage them in battle. Valoric was nicknamed the "Viking Commando" and given Army training. He received much publicity through Life Magazine, courtesy of reporter Maggie Heywood. Whether or not he disappointed Fey and survived the war has not been made clear.

Powers

Abilities

Equipment

  • Military issue combat fatigues and equipment

Weapons

  • Iron Fang (Viking war-axe)
  • Military carbines of World War II
  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Although born in Europe in another time period, Valoric was a recognized officer of the United States Army.
  • The Viking Commando's final fate, or if he is even still alive, remains unknown.
  • The Viking Commando has teamed up with Sgt. Rock on occasion.

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