In the 1840s, Brian Savage was stolen from his parents by Kiowa Indians, who named him Ke-Woh-No Tay ("He Who Is Less Than Human"). Later he was given the name Scalphunter by non-native Americans he encountered.
After many adventures, Brian discovered his non-Kiowa roots. He became more and more a gunfighter as he grew older, but never lost touch with the Kiowa traditions that were part of him.
In his 40s, Savage put down roots and became the sheirff of Opal City. He maintained order for more than a decade untill he married and retired to a farm in Turk County.
Savage returned in 1899, at a violent time in the city's history. Later that year, he was shot in the back and died.
In the 20th century, it was later learned that Matt O'Dare was the reincarnation of Brian Savage, who began to adopt the dead sheriff's mannerisms and speech patterns, as if Savage had returned to Opal.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Firearms: He is adept at using rifle and handgun.
- Equestrianism: He is an expert horseman
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic)
- Archery: He is adept adept at using bow and arrow
- Throwing: Scalphunter is an expert at throwing weapons. His preferred weapon is a Native American tamahaac.
- Bow and arrow, tomahawk, rifle and handgun
- 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.
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- Scalphunter article at Wikipedia
- Scalphunter biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
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