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Victor Gover was an athlete who turned to crime as the second Sportsmaster.


Victor Gover was a star football player for the Gotham City Wildcats, who was also active in his community. His career ended when it was discovered he had a metagene, and he was accused of taking steroids. Wildcats owner Tom Melcher cut his contract, which sent Gover on a rampage against him and his former coach, Arthur Brockett. He was stopped by Batman and Manhunter.[1]

Suicide Squad

He was later drafted in the Suicide Squad, and participated in a raid on Circe's lair during the War of the Gods.[2]

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  • In his first appearance, Sportsmaster was African-American. In later appearances, he is shown as Caucasian and blond.



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