- Secret Identity: Edward "Eddie" Polstra
- Occupation: Mercenary Super-powered Soldier
- Affiliations: Former United States Marine, Praetorian Guard
- Archetype: Blaster
- Powersets: Dual Pistols/Energy
- Height: 6' 3"
- Weight: 210 lbs.
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Brown
- Distinguishing Marks: Maelstrom Power Core on his chest
The son of a soldier who was Killed in Action, Eddie Polstra found himself destined to live in the shadow of his father. He entered the military at the earliest convenience and never had a problem accepting the orders of a superior officer. His loyalty and devotion (as well as the connections his father had before he was killed) saw Eddie promoted into a super-secret black ops division of the military. His loyalty never wavered and his devotion was only strengthened with every off-the-books mission he performed. That is until the one day he was captured and disavowed by the very government that he swore to uphold.
After nearly being killed in his escape, Eddie was cybernetically enhanced and dubbed "Maelstrom", a new military asset. One thing was clear to Eddie, he was disposable. No matter how many upgrades they put into him, he knew that he couldn't be loyal to this government anymore. He could only look out for one person now, himself. On a mission into the alternate dimension of Praetoria, Maelstrom made the fateful decision to sever his ties to our Earth and become a free agent. Loyal only to himself, Maelstrom earned the respect of Tyrant and now stands at his side, plotting the attack and decimation of his former home dimension.Read Full Bio