It has often been commented that The Drummer is insane. His erratic behavior and history seem to support this; it is implied that he may have had intercourse with television sets in the past.
The Drummer was one of several children who showed natural talent with computer systems and who were orphaned and kidnapped by The Four in an attempt to influence the early formation of the internet. When Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and Ambrose Chase attempted to rescue the children, a booby trap was set off, detonating explosive collars worn by the children. Despite her immense speed, Jakita was only able to remove the collar from one child: The Drummer. (John Stone later reveals the Drummer was the most gifted of all the gathered children) In return, The Drummer used his skills to irreparably destroy The Four's computer systems and left to join the Planetary Field Team.
Aside from these facts, almost nothing is known about The Drummer. He gets his name from the drumsticks he carries, which he habitually taps on surrounding surfaces, especially while accessing computer systems. It is uncertain whether this is related to his powers. As he has been a member of the Planetary field team since he was a child, his insulting and crazed nature seems to hide a deep understanding, respect and perhaps love for Elijah Snow. He is the only field operative who seems to understand Snow, and his motives, seeing as how he tries to justify them to Jakita often enough. He's also noted as having realized Jakita's lineage before she did.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Technopathy: He's an informational black hole. He sucks up and processes information. Any Information. Half his brain is off in information space. He possesses superhuman abilities that relate to computer systems and information in general. He can read and manipulate information without a conventional computer interface and apparently has a physiological connection to surrounding information sources (such as radio waves, electronic signals, hard drives, etc.) His ability allows him to channel information and control tech that operates by signals.
Technological Stealth: He also acts as a living anti-surveillance device; cameras and recording devices fail to operate when in proximity to his person.
Information Discernment: Drums can also read and manipulate magic, claiming it is a 'cheat code' in life, which he treats as a game. Drums could 'see' an even broader spectrum of information, ranging from small things like temperature to, perhaps most notably, genetic information.
Filter Information Signal: The Drummer's drumsticks also have a purpose. Apparently if an information signal is weak the Drummer can use several techniques to help settle or jostle information, thus making it easier for him to interpret. On one occasion he has Jakita stomp on the ground to help him sense information, his drumsticks seem to be a less extreme way for him to do this.
- Technologist: has a superhuman understanding of computer engineering and telecom engineering, and hacking.
The Drummer possesses the normal strength of a man of his height, age, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
- The Drummer is a little mentally unstable but quite functional.
- 23 Appearances of Drummer (Wildstorm Universe)
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