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| Image = Willis Stryker (Earth-199999) from Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 12.png
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| Quotation = I '''am''' a snake. I've shed my skin for somethin' better. Stronger. You left me to rot, [[Luke Cage (Earth-199999)|Carl]]. In a gutter. But I changed that sewer into a '''garden.'''
| RealName = Willis Stryker
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| Speaker = [[Willis Stryker (Earth-199999)|Willis Stryker]]
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| Image = Willis Stryker (Earth-199999) from Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 13 002.jpg
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| RealName = [[Willis Stryker]]
 
| CurrentAlias = Diamondback
 
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| Citizenship = American
 
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| Occupation = Dealer
 
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| Origin = [[Homo sapiens|Human]]
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| PlaceOfBirth = [[Savannah]], [[Georgia (State)|Georgia]]
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| Creators = Akela Cooper;
 
| First = Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 7
 
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===Early Life===
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'''Willis Stryker''' was the son of an affair between [[James Lucas (Earth-199999)|James Lucas]] and his secretary [[Dana Stryker (Earth-199999)|Dana Stryker]]. Unyielding to remove himself from his marriage, Willis became the older half-brother to [[Luke Cage (Earth-199999)|Carl Lucas]], of whom he became close.{{r|Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 10}} Growing up he became overshadowed by Carl's achievements and lost the love of his father, developing a grudge with his unknowing younger brother.
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===Cottonmouth and Luke Cage===
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[[File:Willis Stryker (Earth-199999) from Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 12.jpg|thumb|left]]
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With [[Cornell Stokes (Earth-199999)|Cottomouth]]'s organization crumbling under Luke Cage's heroics, [[Hernan Alvarez (Earth-199999)|Hernan Alvarez]] called in Willis, now going by the alias '''Diamondback''', to keep their business under control.{{r|Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 7}} He quickly became obsessed with the person his brother had become and the powers he exhibited.
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Engaging Luke in his new battlesuit he traded blows until surrounded by the people Harlem, Luke overpowered Willis. Beaten and broken he was placed in an ambulance. While Luke bathed in the glory, Willis was last seen being admitted to the hospital, being overseen by [[Noah Burstein (Earth-199999)|Noah Burstein]] noting this Willis smiled as the curtain was closed.{{r|Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 13}}
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He was later incarcerated at [[Raft|the Raft]] according to Luke.{{r|Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 3 13}}
   
 
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| Equipment = * '''Power Suit''': Willis made use of a full-body power suit built by [[Hammer Industries (Earth-199999)|Hammer Industries]]; its attributes include reducing damage received from external forces and storing kinetic energy that power the gauntlets. In his duel against [[Luke Cage (Earth-199999)|Luke Cage]], the armor was able to withstand his punches; the Power Suit also protected against gunshots from [[Hernan Alvarez (Earth-199999)|Shades]], with no damage dealt to the armor or bearer.
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* '''Judas Gauntlet''':
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| Weapons = Throughout his arrival in [[Harlem]], Willis has managed to obtain and utilize a variety of different weapons to stop [[Luke Cage (Earth-199999)|Luke Cage]] and all other adversities that confront him.
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* '''Judas Rifle''':
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* '''[[Judas Bullet]]''':
   
| Notes = * [[wikipedia:Erik LaRay Harvey|Erik LaRay Harvey]] portrays Diamondback in the Netflix series ''[[Marvel's Luke Cage]]''.
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| Notes = * [[wikipedia:Erik LaRay Harvey|Erik LaRay Harvey]] portrays Diamondback in the Netflix series ''[[Marvel's Luke Cage]]''. Jared Kemp portrays a younger Diamondback in the episodes "[[Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 10|Take It Personal]]" and "[[Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 13|You Know My Steez]]".
 
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Latest revision as of 16:00, September 5, 2019





Quote1 I am a snake. I've shed my skin for somethin' better. Stronger. You left me to rot, Carl. In a gutter. But I changed that sewer into a garden. Quote2
-- Willis Stryker
 

Early Life

Willis Stryker was the son of an affair between James Lucas and his secretary Dana Stryker. Unyielding to remove himself from his marriage, Willis became the older half-brother to Carl Lucas, of whom he became close.[1] Growing up he became overshadowed by Carl's achievements and lost the love of his father, developing a grudge with his unknowing younger brother.

Cottonmouth and Luke Cage

Willis Stryker (Earth-199999) from Marvel's Luke Cage Season 1 12

With Cottomouth's organization crumbling under Luke Cage's heroics, Hernan Alvarez called in Willis, now going by the alias Diamondback, to keep their business under control.[2] He quickly became obsessed with the person his brother had become and the powers he exhibited.

Engaging Luke in his new battlesuit he traded blows until surrounded by the people Harlem, Luke overpowered Willis. Beaten and broken he was placed in an ambulance. While Luke bathed in the glory, Willis was last seen being admitted to the hospital, being overseen by Noah Burstein noting this Willis smiled as the curtain was closed.[3]

He was later incarcerated at the Raft according to Luke.[4]




Equipment

  • Power Suit: Willis made use of a full-body power suit built by Hammer Industries; its attributes include reducing damage received from external forces and storing kinetic energy that power the gauntlets. In his duel against Luke Cage, the armor was able to withstand his punches; the Power Suit also protected against gunshots from Shades, with no damage dealt to the armor or bearer.
  • Judas Gauntlet:

Weapons

Throughout his arrival in Harlem, Willis has managed to obtain and utilize a variety of different weapons to stop Luke Cage and all other adversities that confront him.

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