Chase Lawler was a musician who summoned the Wild Huntsman to save himself and his girlfriend from harm. He did not understand the commitment he was making to the Wild Huntsman and found himself compelled to hunt the lonely. He tried to resist the urge by hunting villains, with limited success. Lawler suffered a heart attack and Mark Shaw attempted to resuscitate him. This transferred the bond with the Wild Huntsman and the compulsion to hunt to Shaw. It was later revealed that Lawler had undergone the same mental programming as Mark Shaw and that the Wild Huntsman was actually an illusion created as a side effect. Lawler was drugged and then murdered by Shaw, who had fallen back into his Dumas persona.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As Manhunter, Chase Lawler had increased strength, speed, and endurance. He was extremely difficult to kill, and his injuries regenerated quickly. He had limited control of wind, allowing him to use gusts as offensive weapons or to 'walk on air'. He could create Gabriel Hounds, by removing the souls of his victims, and direct existing Hounds through his will. He felt a compulsion to hunt those apart from society, which could only be satisfied by physical contact with his target, or else he would suffer ill effects, including nausea, blindness, paralysis, and a near comatose state. Since the Huntsman essence was split between Chase and the Manhunter costume, he could only access his powers while wearing it, though the compulsion to hunt was always with him.
- A new Manhunter title by Steven Grant and Vince Giarrano, unrelated to any of the previous Manhunters, was created in the aftermath of the Zero Hour limited series in 1994.
- 16 Appearances of Chase Lawler (New Earth)
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