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Dylan Cruise

Alias: Heatwave

Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Height: 6' 4''
Weight: 235 lbs
Race: Mutant cyborg

Occupation: Leader of Cyber Force
Legal status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Widowed
Known relatives: Dana Cruise (daughter, deceased)
Group affiliation: U.S. Army
Cyberdata Corp.

Story: Dylan Cruise was a young hell raiser who got into trouble with everybody. One day things went too far and he was given a choice between the army or jail. The army taught him how to be responsible and use his skills in a constructive manner [5]. Taking his army career one step further he later became a SEAL [3].

At some point he got married and had a daughter named Dana. The information are sketchy about this part of his life but his daughter was killed and he became an operative for Cyberdata as part of the S.H.O.C. troops [3].

After a while, Heatwave's brainbox started to deteriorate. This caused his memories to become flawed like suddenly remembering being a ranger instead of SEAL. Not really understanding what was going on, he and Cyblade started to investigate the matter. It turned out that at least parts of his memories were false implants put there by Cyberdata. The CD Cyblade found with Dylan's memories showed that he was a mercenary working undercover to find the one who was causing troubles in the S.H.O.C. troops, i.e. Doctor Corben [3].

As the deterioration continued his memories became more and more jumbled and while running from his teammates [1], he was snatched in mid-air by Mephisto who was visiting the reality at the time looking for new souls [6]. For a while he was under Mephisto's influence, but in the end he managed to free himself. Heatwave was last seen sending Mephisto back to his own dimension [4] and is believed to be dead [2].

Skills & abilities: Heatwave is a cybernetically enhanced mutant who absorbs and releases solar energy.

Continuity: TopCow's part of the original Image Universe.
Publisher(s): Malibu Comics
First app.: Cyber Force (vol. 1) #1 (1993)
Creator(s): Marc Silvestri
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- Top Cow Characters
- Boomer O'Shea/Impact
- Brenda Lewis/Killjoy
- Carin Lane/Velocity
- Cassandra Lane/Ballistic
- Chip McNally
- Dominique Thiebaut/Cyblade
- Emil Zadrok
- Lydia O'Rourke/Misery
- Morgan Stryker
- Mother May 1
- Robert Bearclaw/Ripclaw
- Timmie
- Trent Peterson/Buzzcut

References: 1: Cyber Force (vol. 1) #29
2: Cyber Force (vol. 1) #31
3: Cyber Force Annual (vol. 1) #2
4: Silver Surfer/Weapon Zero (vol. 1) #1
5: Velocity (vol. 1) #1
6: Weapon Zero/Silver Surfer (vol. 1) #1