Warblade is Reno Bryce, a green-haired artist. In his youth, Reno's parents were killed by the alien Daemonites. Reno survived and swore vengeance, dedicating his life to the martial arts to avenge them.
He was kidnapped by the organization known as Cyberdata, brain-washed and transformed in a member of their strike team, the S.H.O.C.s. His teammate Misery used her powers to make him think that he was in love with her and quickly changed the focus of her manipulations to Ripclaw. She was revealed to be a traitor and Warblade killed her. After this, Ripclaw attacked Reno, thinking that he was the traitor and almost killed him.
Reno was found bleeding in Gamorra by Jacob Marlowe. He was saved by Jacob, and joined his Daemonite hunting team, the WildC.A.T.s. Like many of the WildC.A.T.s, Reno turned out to be half human and half Kherubim, a race of aliens that had fought the Daemonites for millennia.
Warblade met Ripclaw (at this time a member of the Cyberforce) again and after some fighting between their teams and Ripclaw's realization that Misery was a traitor, they became friends.
During his time with the WildC.A.T.s, Reno fought Pike, a half human, half Kherubim assassin. During a Native American ritual, Pike had taken the drug peyote and had a vision of himself killing a WildC.A.T.s member, a goal he would dedicate the rest of his life to. Their first fight ended indecisive.
Reno went with the WildC.A.T.s to Khera, home of the Kherubim, where he met other shapeshifters like himself. He became an apprentice to the ancient shapeshifter Lord Proteus at the Shaper's Guild and learned many new ways to use his powers. Great was his disappointment when fellow WildC.A.T.s members Voodoo and Spartan uncovered the darker side of Kheran society. The WildC.A.T.s left Khera soon afterwards and returned home.
Reno retired and focused on his art. Pike hadn't forgotten his vision though. He attempted to kill Warblade and managed to disperse Warblade's molecules with an explosion that killed also Reno's girlfriend. Reno was able to literally pull himself back together and wanted revenge. He tracked Pike to Sarajevo, where they fought again. This time Warblade won and he killed Pike and added the final insult to the dying Pike: even if Pike had killed Warblade, he would have failed his quest, because the WildC.A.T.s had been disbanded for months.
Afterwards he fell into a state of depression, that eventually led to the loss of his powers and his hands. After a little soul searching, some violent confrontations that almost led to his death, and an experimental drug given to him by the scientist responsible for suppressing his alien genes, he regained his powers.
Reno returned to New York City and retired as a superhero. He became a full-time artist again, though he still met up with his teammate Grifter from time to time. He was forced to use his powers again during one of his expositions, when the Kherubim Brotherhood of the Blade turned a large part of New York's population into bloodthirsty creatures.
Warblade is one of the several WildCats that Hadrian has managed to recruit; under the black-ops codename of "Cutlery Kid," he is deep in Kaizen Gamorra's extraterrestrial colony, providing intelligence back to Spartan on Earth.
After the world was destroyed by the clones of the High, the Halo building located in Los Angeles became the only location that still had power due to it's batteries that last forever. After the building was attacked by Majestic he asked a few of the team if they wanted to come with him to Hawaii. Warblade was asked but he refused Majestic's offer. After the team came back from a failed attempt at creating oasis's all over the planet they found that Defile and the Daemonites had come to L.A. and wanted to take it over. The team fought back, but Warblade was badly injured by Defile during the fight. However, he turned himself into a sword that Maul used to stab Defile and the team struck up a treaty with the Daemonites.
Reno later participated in helping Team-7 against former Wildcats member-turned villain Tao. Following Tao's defeat, Reno was granted by Max Faraday a new and improve version of his costume based on his original attire. He and the Wildcats were later summoned to UnLondon by the Authority and offered the chance to leave Earth on the Carrier. Though Reno stayed on Earth and fought in Earth's war against the Knights of Khera, which he battled against and seriously wounded by his counterpart Sabre. Reno was hospitalized on Stormwatch's satellite Skywatch in which he suffered his battle left him with severe spinal damage. After the three month period of Earth's restoration, Reno's injuries were partially healed through physcial therapy with help from StormWatch personnel nurse Luisa Biondi in which the two shared a intimate bond despite the latter being already married. Reno later helped Luisa in finding her family, who were separated the advent of Armageddon, in the ruins of Phoenix, Arizona. The couple tracked their way to a shelter where Luisa's family was supposed to go to if anything happened, but only to find everyone dead inside. At this moment, Reno tried to reassure Luisa but to be emotionally lashed back by her for giving her hope and making her come down to Earth to look for her family.
The DC Universe heavily changed its continuity into the DCnU following the events of Flashpoint in 2011. This was part of an effort to make storylines more accessible to newer readers, beginning with the New 52. This new timeline combines elements from the DCU, Vertigo Universe and Wildstorm Universe while drastically changing the origins and histories of characters.
During the Culling, Warblade was among the members of the Ravagers that tested the survivors of the kill-or-be-killed tournament. During the altercation, several test subjects of the Colony escaped.. Along with Rose Wilson, Warblade was tasked with tracking down some of the escapees, as well as to kill Caitlin Fairchild. 
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Bio-Morphic Liquid Metal: He is essentially a bio-morphic being possessing the ability to assume the properties of a type of bio-molecular, high-tensile metal that he can manipulate into objects of various sizes, shapes, and density for a variety of uses. Primarily, as per his name sake, he forms bladed weapons out of his fingers and arms yet is quite capable of forming shields, hammers, and other basic shapes and properties.
In order for Warblade to do what he does, he seems to transform the part of his body that he intends to shape or warp, fully into the bio-molecular metal that creates his weapons and from there, shape them. Almost his entire body, barring his face, can transform into this metal, yet he cannot become an amorphic blob, or completely change his entire shape beyond the forming of basic shapes, forms and weapons. The Shapers Guild taught him how to best make use of this beyond simply forming weapons out of his hands. Capable of doing various feats such as spraying a miniature fountain of darts about his body, forming metallic and bladed wings out of his back, shaping a variety of weapons beyond simply blades, extending blades upward and out like a tree in almost all directions in an aptly named form called 'The Murder Tree' and so on.
Warblade's primary focus and use of his power is to form blade shaped objects out of his fingers, hands, arms and other portions of his body. These blades are bio-molecular in nature and density and as such have a high cutting property to them. There are few things that Warblade cannot cut or that given time he cannot eventually cut through. He could potentially damage Maul if given enough time to hack and slash at the brute. Even the strongest of metals must eventually give way to Warblade's attacks.
In addition to the numerous shapes he can take on, Warblade also may cause his body to become slightly malleable and as such, stretch his limbs in virtually any direction for a certain number of feet. Granting him increased range when he is attacking. He can strike full force with this. Throwing a powerful punch behind it, or forming pincher's to grab and hold someone from afar. To simply be away from him, is not to be safe from him as he need not be up close to someone to do damage to them.
- 'Radar Block': Warblade is capable of manipulating his bio-molecular metals in such a way to create a negative zone immediately around him that renders him immune to most sensory capabilities. Essentially, granting him limited stealth aspects that enable him to get through most security systems undetected.
Enhanced Durability: Warblade can fight, and fight, and fight. His Kheribum blood grants him a high resistance to pain and damage, even beyond those of most other crossbreeds. He's taken a sword to the gut and lived through a lengthy fall when he should have very well died. Taken high end energy assaults. Been stabbed repeatedly, lost lots of blood and still kept going. If you want Warblade down only death will stop him. Knocking him out temporarily, doing haphazard damage just doesn't work. His malleable and bio-metallic body might be the reason behind this as on top of his high endurance he's resistant to injury far more then it may appear he is. While not 'bullet proof' or invulnerable, it takes alot to hurt him and slow him down.
Enhanced Stamina: His high willpower and refusal to give up, grant him the endurance that he needs to continue to push through. Almost as bad as Zealot.
Master Combatant: Warblade is a skilled hand to hand combatant. Well versed in many forms of fighting. He maintains some degree of skill at bladed weapons, obviously, and is highly skilled in Kung Fu and other martial arts. When not using his blades, Reno is still a noteworthy foe.
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