Alias: Black Adder
Real Name: James Sheppard
Powers/Special Skills: incredible aim with any firearm
Special Weapons/Tools/Armor: venom pistols
Affiliations: Maximum Allied Covert Headquarters for InterNational Espionage (MACHINE)
Other Aliases: none
Adder was the first of the M.A.C.H.I.N.E.’s assassins when the organization first started. He is now retired after training Vipress to replace him. Black Adder is a resourceful, responsible mercenary who takes his job very seriously and always makes a clean-cut, by-the-book kill (if there is such a thing). He gets no thrill from killing, but realizes that it’s his best talent and now is sitting on a large nest egg. Vipress still comes to call on him in his home in Spain, but otherwise he lives a quiet, solitary life. His claim to fame around the office was a pair of specially crafted venom pistols given to him by the weapons department at the M.A.C.H.I.N.E. Vipress has since inherited these guns.