Xero (Character)

Xer0-Coltrane “Trane” Walker

Real Name: Coltrane “Trane” Walker

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Christopher Priest and ChrisCross

1st appearance: Xero #1, May 1997

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Eyes: (Coltrane) Brown       (Xero) Blue

Hair: (Coltrane) Black         (Xero)  Blonde

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Trained infiltrator, martial artist, armed and unarmed combatant.

Powers: Unspecified degree of enhanced strength, the power to phase through and see through walls.


Closer 67 died on his very first mission as a “closer” – an agent who ties up loose ends covertly, often involving espionage and assassinations for a secret United States Intelligence agency run by Frank Decker. Lucky for him he was restored to life after being injected with Bio-Organic implants which also made the very peak of human physical conditioning.

In his public identity of Coltrane “Trane” Walker, an African-American professional basketball player he gained great fame and wealth. Meanwhile he rose through the ranks of his organization and became Xero, a fourth level closer. Xero was his secret identity a blonde white man with blue eyes. Over the course of his missions he developed a conscience and later died as a result of a test organized by Decker to make Coltrane his replacement. He was revived once more but was useless to the agency because of brain damage.


Caribbean born college lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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