Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created by: Fabian Nicieza and Ken Lashley
1st appearance: Night Thrasher #3 (1993)
Team Affiliations: New Warriors
Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record
Height: 6’4 Weight: 250 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Relatives: Daryl Taylor (father, deceased), unidentified mother (deceased), Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher (half-brother, deceased)
Doynell never knew his father since he was the product of a one night stand. He grew up with deep resentment toward Dwayne when he learned who his father was. When his mother died he took to life as a thief to fend for himself. He seduced his brother’s estranged girlfriend Silhouette from who he learned that his brother had assumed the identity of the masked vigilante Night Thrasher. He attacked Night Thrasher and preyed on his insecurities to defeat him. As he grew increasingly unstable he abducted Silhouette to lure his brother into a rematch but was defeated. He was still enraged with his brother and thus they did not reconcile.
When The new Warriors faced the villain Sphinx and were scattered he gathered a band of heroes to form a new incarnation of the new warriors and assisted his brother’s team. They again parted on bad terms when he revealed that him and Silhouette were in a relationship. He continued to be a thorn in his brother’s side as he sold company secrets to rival companies. Furthering his criminal goals he took residence in New Orleans.
Here he romanced Gambit’s ex-wife Belladona the leader of the Assassins guild. Gambit revealed he was simply using Bell and they broke it off and left on bad terms. On M-Day he lost his mutant abilities and civil war found his brother and team decimated. In a bid to honor his fallen brother he took over the running of the family company “The Taylor Foundation” and the identity of Night Thrasher. He rebuilt the New Warriors using de-powered mutants like himself and fought against the registration act. Teammates including fellow black superheroes Longstrike and Phaser. Midnight’s fire and Silhouette deduced his identity and assisted his plans. Over the course of his adventures he disbanded the team.