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Loose cannon

Real Name: Edward Walker
Alias: Loose Cannon
Identity: Secret
Alignment: Good
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown, Blonde Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Superhero
First appearance: Action Comics Annual #5 (1993)

History[]

Eddie Walker was a homicide detective working for a division of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit (trained to deal with anything from meta-human crime to alien invaders), led by Maggie Sawyer. Walker became known as the department's volatile "Loose Cannon" for his reckless attitude. Tragedy struck when Eddie was crippled in a car accident, and he was given a desk job. Suffering from deep depression, he considered suicide, but Eddie was luckily contacted by Maggie before he could bring himself to carry it out. Maggie asked Eddie to investigate a slew of murders in a homeless district. Unbeknownst to anyone, these murders were actually the work of alien parasites who'd come to Earth to drain the spinal fluids of humans. Eddie ended up being attacked by two of these parasites, but instead of dying, the crippled detective ended up inadvertantly gaining the ability to transform himself into a superhuman giant. With his new powers, Eddie teamed-up with the Eradicator (who was filling in for Superman at the time), together they were able to drive the aliens out of Metropolis. With a new lust for life, Eddie dubbed himself "Loose Cannon," and took part in ridding the world of these alien parasites for good.

During Infinite Crisis, Eddie was part of a small team of heroes (including Roy Harper) who were contacted by Oracle in order to prevent the Secret Society of Supervillains from causing a massive breakout at the superhuman prison known as the Slab. Eddie and his team were able to defeat some of the prisoners, but several still managed to escape.
He also aided in the effort to clean up Bludhaven after it had been bombed.
Eddie was later seen attending a special mass that was held to honor the heroes who'd gone missing or perished during Infinite Crisis.

A year after Infinite Crisis, it was revealed that Edde had fallen prey to organ thieves who'd harvested his super powered heart. He was later revealed to have survived this by being put on life support.

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