Django "The Devil" McGraw
Django McGraw was one of, if not the best bounty hunter in the United States. Being part Apache, he has always been known for his brutal tactics, as well as his strict moral code. While he would sometimes deal with his targets quite viscously, he would never kill them if they were married or had children. His reputation earned him the nickname "Django the Devil"
Django was hired to deal with a group of terrorists that had occupied an archaeological dig site, threatening to unleash a biological weapon on a heavily populated city. After infiltrating the dig site, Django discovered that it was actually a set up orchestrated by one of his competitors, a particularly ruthless mercenary named Donovan. After taking out Donovan's men, Django entered the ruins that the archaeologists had uncovered. Donovan, however wasn't inside, instead there was a squad of highly trained men armed to the teeth. Django, however, wasn't impressed. He quickly drew his weapon and fired on the men. Missing a shot, the bounty hunter hit what looked like an alter in the shrine. With that, the shrine began spewing out some kind of black flames that start to instantly kill everyone in the ruin. Everyone except for Django. The flames surround him and swirl around his right hand. After it was over, the bounty hunter was left with a brand-like mark on his hand, and feeling like he had a monster hangover.
After getting back to civilization, Django ran into another rival, Grigori Malkovich, who was also hired by Donovan. The pain in his hand kept Django from fighting well, and it seeme that Grigori had the advantage. That was until the mark on Django's hand began glowing like burning coals. His hand became blackened like it had been burned. Using the black flames it produced, Django was able to overpower Grigori.
Soon after, Django was met by Taxius, a representative of the Nether King. He revealed that Django had inadvertently become a conduit for the Nether Realm, and that as a result, has been granted the power of the Black Flames. Django was understandably skeptical about all this, for about five minutes. He decided to make the best of it. Since then on, his nickname became a little more literal.
Powers and Abilities
Django's powers stem from the Nether Realm. He is able to channel the energies from the Nether into his right hand. This allows him to conjure the Black Flames, a powerful energy that can burn through nearly anything. Django can control the intensity of the Flames to a limited degree. Their full potential, however, can only be achieved with great concentration or great anger. Django can manipulate the Flames to a great degree. He can fire it in streams, in guided blasts, or in wide slashes. He typically uses them to enhance his weapons by using it instead of regular ammunition. Django can also use it for melee attacks, forming short, bladed weapons from it. While he is channeling the Nether, the strength in his right hand is increased.
As he serves as a conduit to the Nether Realm, Django is able to summon creatures from the pocket dimension. He has several familiars that he frequently calls on to assist him in battle. He can also open a portal to the Nether Realm, where he has been given a rather large mansion by the Nether King.
Besides his Nether powers, Django is an excellent marksman, firmly believing that "if you can't do it with one bullet, don't do it at all." He is able to accurately fire his high powered revolver one handed, without channeling the Nether. Django is also an accomplished hand to hand fighter, employing a rather "old west" style of brawling. Being the old west buff that he is, Django is an adept rancher, horse rider, and hunter, preferring hard work and a "do it yourself" approach instead of letting the "fancy gadgets" do things for him. All of this has shaped him into a spitting image of Old West ideal.
Weapons and Equipment
Django employs several different weapons in his work, all of them quite deadly, and even more so when they are charged with the Black flames. Django also has a habit of naming his guns.
Colt – Django's personal sidearm, a Colt Anaconda. The Anaconda is a six shot .44 magnum that was discontinued in 1999. Django continues to use it despite this fact, due to its reliability. When he needs to, Django fills the chambers with Black Flames, making it more destructive.
Winchester – A reproduction Winchester Model 1984. Modified to chamber 7.62 mm rounds. When chambered with Black Flames, the weapon becomes a deadly sniper.
Remy: A Remington Model 870 pump action Shotgun. Can hold 12 gauge buck shot or slugs. When enhanced with Black Flames, the weapon has a wide shot radius and is more effective at close range.
Cross – An automatic, gas-powered crossbow. When enhanced with Black Flames, it becomes much like a machine gun.
Big Bertha – A flame thrower. Django can use this to spew Black Flames in copious amounts.
Bowie Knife – a hunting knife with a twelve inch blade. Infusing it with Black Flames increases its cutting power.
Balisong – Commonly known as a butterfly knife, Django usually carries one or two of these on
Handcuffs – No self-respecting bounty hunter goes without a good pair of handcuffs.
Django can call on creatures of the Nether Realm for assistance in battle. Several of these creatures are called on quite regularly.
Diablo – A skeletal horse wreathed in Black Flames. Diablo can travel at speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour, and can easily traverse through the corridors of the Nether, allowing her to quickly travel around the world.
Diego – a large, bat-like creature. He latches on to Django's back, responding to his thoguhts. Essentially, Diego becomes like a set of wings for Django.
Gunny: a birdlike creature about the size of a Harpy Eagle. He has sharp talons and is quite strong for his size, but he is mostly summoned to switch out Django's weapons.
Imps – Usually summoned in large numbers, Imps serve as foot soldiers for when he gets outnumbered.