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Armand Sebastian Waering

Alias: The Jaquar

Date of death: 1997
Place of death: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Eyes: Auburn to red in human form. Red with no visible irises in wolf form.
Hair: Light brown in human form. Brown fur in wolf form.
Height: 6' 3'' in his human form
Weight: 252 lbs. in his human form
Race: Werewolf

Occupation: Owner of Waering Industries and head of the Were Nation.
Known relatives: Nathanial Blackbird (son)
Maritza Blackbird (daughter)
Group affiliation: Were Nation
U.S. Navy

Story: Little has been revealed about Waering's past. At some point he was a slave, and when he escaped the slave grotto, he stole a neural dampening tool designed to slow a vampire's blood wrought rampage. The device also affected werewolves, suppressing their anger, thereby rendering them defenseless. Waering used it to keep himself in control and increase his longevity [3].

Armand Waering's company Waering Industries was the company behind the symbiotes that Team 7 was exposed to when they were on a mission to prevent the Night Tribe from obtaining the symbiotes [1,11]. After the mission went wrong and Team 7 ended up with the golden symbiotes grafted to their skin, Waering offered to help and finance the team if the fought the Night Tribe, which they accepted [2].

At the same time, Waering was The Jaquar, the head of the Were Nation [3], and one of the forces trying to prevent Drakken from becoming the ruler of the Night Tribes instead of the Blood Queen [4].

Jackson Dane led the WetWorks team for Waering, fighting the Night Tribe, for a long time, until they discovered that Waering was a part of the Night Tribe himself [5], and his A.I. Mother was responsible for the death of Flattop and Crossbones [6]. After defeating Mother, Dane and his WetWorks team left Waering [7].

When Drakken launched an attack on Waering in order to get hold of the symbiotes WetWorks were carrying, Waering was betrayed by his aide Lupo, who was killed by Drakken in return [8]. Waering escaped and teamed up with Nathanial Blackbird, trying to change what was happening to fit his own secret agenda [9]. Instead of helping him, Blackbird who had had enough of Waering's schemes attacked him when he had an opening. Trying to stop the fight Waering revealed that he was the biological father of Nathanial and Martiza, but it didn't stop Blackbird. Waering wasn't killed by the fight with his son, but a cave-in while they were fighting crushed and killed him. The cave-in was caused by Dozer trying to move above the cave and it killed Dozer and Claymore too [10].

Skills & abilities: Extreme longevity due to being a werewolf. In his wolf form, he has claws, fangs and enhanced strength compared to humans.

Continuity: WildStorm
Publisher(s): Image
First app.: WetWorks (vol. 1) #2 (1994)
Creator(s): Whilce Portacio
Brandon Choi
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- WildStorm Characters
- Clayton Maure/Claymore
- Dexter LeMoyne/Jester
- Dragoness/Blood Queen
- Drakken
- Jackson Dane/Dane
- Jason Phillips/Flattop
- Joel Alonday II/Grail
- Joseph Mendoza/Bulldozer/Dozer
- Lupo
- Maritza Blackbird/Pilgrim
- Nathan Blackbird/Blackbird
- Nicholas Jones/Crossbones
- Persephone
- Rachel Rhodes/Mother-One

  1. WetWorks (1994 series) #1
    Image Comics, June 1994
  2. WetWorks (1994 series) #2
    Image Comics, August 1994
  3. WetWorks (1994 series) #5
    Image Comics, January 1995
  4. WetWorks (1994 series) #7
    Image Comics, April 1995
  5. WetWorks (1994 series) #22
    Image Comics, October 1996
  6. WetWorks (1994 series) #23
    Image Comics, November 1996
  7. WetWorks (1994 series) #24
    Image Comics, December 1996
  8. WetWorks (1994 series) #32
    Image Comics, August 1997
  9. WetWorks (1994 series) #33
    Image Comics, September 1997
  10. WetWorks (1994 series) #35
    Image Comics, November 1997
  11. WetWorks Source Book (1994 series) #1
    Image Comics, October 1994