Union vol 1 #1 cover by Mark Texeira
“Game’s up. Citizen Soldier shot me in the face in front of witnesses. Terns is officially dead and I need medical attention.”
Real Name: Frederick Ngebe Braumholstein
First Appearance: StormWatch Team Achilles #7
Affiliation: StormWatch Team Achilles
Alias has been a StormWatch reservist since 1993.He was brought in following Santini’s removal of Senator Sonny Terns, using his shapechanging powers to impersonate the Senator. In a rather ironic twist the Senator was a white conservative racist while Frederick is a liberal South African. During his time impersonating the Senator he helped get through various liberal bills and financial aid for various African American organizations. During Citizen Soldier’s attempted over throw of the US government his true identity was revealed, forcing him to abandon his mission and join the Team Achilles field team for the first time. He was given the option of leaving the group follow The Authority’s take over of the United States, it was thought that due to the covert nature of mission and the fact that he had never worked with the field team, that The Authority would be unaware of his existence. He refused and remained a member until the series cancellation.
Alias was created by Micah Ian Wright & Mark Texeira.
Jaeger Weiss by Mark Texeira
Jaeger Weiss comes from Bavaria, in Germany. He joined the Federal Border Police, presumably after some years in the military, and from there Grenzschutzgruppe 9 - Germany’s crack anti-terrorist unit. A close-quarter combat specialist, not only did he survive a very impressive five encounters with super-powered terrorists - but his opponents didn’t walk away.
Jaeger’s life, though, was marred by the tragedy of Kaizen Gamorra’s hit on Moscow. His parents happened to be in Moscow at that point, where they were killed by Gamorra’s SPB.
A few months after Moscow, Germany agreed to send Weiss to join the UN’s new special StormWatch team, under the command of Benito Santini. Weiss has been a StormWatch : Team Achilles member since then.