Donyell Taylor, Night Thrasher
First Official Appearance
Night Thrasher #3
First Appearance Together
Gambit , Volume 4 #11
Powers & Genetics
Mutant Human, Bioelectrical Powers
The following characters are also associated
Donyell Taylor is the product of a one
night stand between his unnamed mother and Daryl Taylor, father of Dwayne
Taylor. Daryl Taylor was a rich business man who had turned the inheritance
from the deaths of his parents into a hundred times the amount he was given.
With it he set up charitable foundations like the Taylor Foundation. Daryl
had been married to Dwayne's mother Melody since they were 18 years old.
Daryl met Donyell's mother while at the bar in the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
Daryl paid Donyell's mother a check worth six figures to keep quiet of
their affair after she revealed she was pregnant. Donyell resented Dwayne
for having the money and the family he never had. Dwayne resented the notion
that his life was somehow any better because he barely remembered his parents
who were murdered by Silhouette's father Andrew Chord. Donyell took the
name Bandit and began targeting Night Thrasher's old foes to prove he was
superior to Dwayne. Dwayne would later endure a severe beating at Bandit's
hands. Later wanting a rematch, Bandit abducts Silhouette keeping her
tied to a chair under blinding lights in order to lure Dwayne into a confrontation,
but Dwayne wins the rematch. Donyell begins sleeping with Silhouette
soon afterwards. When Night Thrasher, Silhouette, and various other members
of the New Warriors are sent back in time Donyell joins Hindsight Lad,
Sprocket, and his father's killer Andrew Chord in creating a new team of
New Warriors to save the originals. The team consisted of Bandit, Hindsight
Lad, Turbo, Darkhawk, Dagger, and Powerpax. Donyell later comes to terms
with his half-brother, finding common ground during their battle against
the Sphinx when the Warriors were returned to the proper time period.
Bandit and Gambit first met when they
both tried to steal the same rifle from a museum. Come to find out he was
Belladonna's new boyfriend.
Bandit was angry when Remy came back to town since he felt
he had control over the Guilds at the time and thought Remy might be back
in New Orleans to take his rightful place as leader. He went into partnership
with Noreen Tanaka to get rid of Remy behind Bella Donna's back.
It took some convincing, but Gambit finally got Bella Donna
to come around to Bandit's real intentions. Remy and Bella Donna foiled
Bandit's and Tanaka's plan to take over the Guilds, getting the two evil
The following titles will catch you up
on the history of Bandit and Gambit.
Gambit, Vol 4 #11 - Gambit, Vol 4 #12