Characters / Strontium Dog

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Johnny Alpha

  • Came Back Wrong: Two examples. In one Strontium Dogs strip, he is back in constant pain until the Gronk gives him a Mercy Kill. During The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha, he comes back with a parasitic spirit inhabiting him. Even when he gets rid of it, he's more ruthless than he was during his first life.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Johnny's time as a guerilla soldier during the Mutant Uprising seem to have left him with a distinct aversion to anything remotely resembling a "fair fight". Knuckledusters, explosives, booby-traps and Time Travel weapons are regular parts of his arsenal.
  • Compressed Hair: How that afro fits into that helmet, we'll never know.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Subverted. Johnny is rarely seen without his, and it does save his life on occasion.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Does this to allow the other mutants to escape at the end of The Final Solution and may have done it again at the end of The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha.
  • Nom de Guerre: "Alpha" is quite obviously an assumed name, and Johnny has good reason to not want people to know that his real last name is Kreelman.

Wulf Stenhammer

The Gronk

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Durham Red

  • Our Vampires Are Different: Immune to diseases and toxins and doesn't age. She has long fangs and uses them to drink blood from people and animals, which she needs to survive. Red's condition is a strontium 90-induced mutation and in no way supernatural, and is never treated like anything else.

Archibald "Middenface" McNulty

  • The Alcoholic: Sort of comes with the territory when you're a Glasgow hard-man.
  • Badass Normal: Cosmetically mutated and no powers. Still very capable when it comes to giving laldy.
  • Bald of Awesome: Covered with lumps, but you get the idea.


King Clarkie II

  • The Good King: Spacey and politically naïve, but can always be counted on to do right when prodded into action.


Nelson Bunker Kreelman