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Hunter Cain
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Vital statistics
Name Hunter Cain
Affiliation(s) Private militia
Physical description
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Characteristics
Abilities  · Marksmanship
 · Hand-to-hand combat
Weapons Sweet Caroline
Relationships
Allies Valve, Gatlocke, NoFace
Enemies Providence, Rex Salazar, Agent Six, Caesar Salazar, Abuela, Federico, Rebecca Holiday
Further info
First appearance "The Hunter"
Last appearance "Enemies Mine"
Portrayed by: John Cena ("The Hunter")
John DiMaggio ("Night Falls")
Images | Quotes
Didn't look that way to me...filthy EVO

–Cain insults Rex, "The Hunter"

Hunter Cain is a vigilante who strongly dislikes EVOs and is one of Rex's enemies. Attempting to give Rex a bad reputation, Cain was exposed for cloning EVOs to build his own image to his followers. Since then, he made Rex a permanent target for his revenge, being labeled a nemesis of Rex.

History

Background

He originally thought Providence was doing a good job of controlling the nanite situation, but after his wife turned into an EVO, he changed his mind. Soon after he got a red hockey mask and started killing EVOs with his private militia.[1]

Season One

The Hunter

Cain on Ultimate Exposure

Hunter Cain uses the media as a platform for his anti-EVO movement.

Cain first appeared when he attacked and killed an EVO that Rex was having difficulty curing. With months passing, Cain gained notoriety from followers with similar beliefs. He appeared all over media, explaining to people that EVOs were all a disease. He claimed that Rex was no different from any other EVO. His own private army even attacked Rex a few times to discredit Providence.

When Providence and his army ended up fighting against an entire hive of cloned phantom-like EVOs that only his army's weapons could affect, he decided to fight Rex in the chaos. He revealed that he staged the cloned EVOs' attack, noting that it took everything he had to pay for the cloned EVOs, all just for the chance to discredit Rex and Providence on camera. His plan backfired as his gang's weapons began to run out of ammo and they were left at the mercy of the cloned EVOs He had little interest in his soldiers' safety and was willing to sacrifice them. In the end, Rex was able to defeat him and helped defeat the remaining EVOs. After the fight the cloned EVOs were all killed and Hunter Cain was arrested by Providence. His group disbanded, no longer believing what they were doing was right. In the aftermath, people started to realize that Rex was not as bad as Cain claimed him to be.[1]

Season Two

Night Falls

213-Hunter Cain and Esteban

Cain is hired by Esteban to exterminate EVOs.

Hunter Cain later returned, having bribed his way out of prison. He and his few loyal followers had been working as mercenaries taking out EVOs for whomever would hire them. In this case, they were hired by Mayor Esteban to drive out a community of werewolf-like EVOs. However, Hunter simply intended to wipe out the community and Rex with them. In addition to his hatred of EVOs, he had developed an even greater hatred for Rex to the point where he was saving his last anti-nanite round for the sole purpose of killing Rex. Hunter Cain used a very large double-barreled machine gun during the attack on the community of werewolf EVOs. He was later defeated by an old friend of Rex's, Federico, with a soccer kick augmented in were-EVO form.[2]

Season Three

Enemies Mine

317-Gatlocke Hunter Cain NoFace Valve

Angered at his defeat once again, Cain is trapped in Rex's barrier.

Breaking free from one of Providence's containment facilities, he formed an alliance with Gatlocke and Valve, soon recruiting NoFace. The group vowed to kill Rex as their main objective.

Later, he ran into Rex and the two engaged in a small battle. The battles caused Rex to have a nanite overload, making him go into the nanite chamber. Using a tracking device, they reached Rex's location. Planning to ambush Rex, his plan backfired, allowing Rex to easily dupe them. Rex defeated them all, causing him to be trapped in a barrier formed by the chamber and Rex's nanites. However, Hunter Cain implied that Rex was only delaying the inevitable.[3]

Personality

Hunter Cain has a strong hatred for EVOs, often killing them to prove to the public that there is no hope for the mutated creatures. For the same reason he attempted to turn the general public against Rex, making them afraid of catching his "freak disease" after he convinced the people that Rex was in fact infecting people with nanites. He claimed that the fact that everyone was already infected was merely a hoax by Providence.

He is also a very cold man, thinking of his men as nothing more than expendable, stating that "every war has its causalities". He seems to have relaxed his anti-EVO policy since he was seen working with NoFace, an EVO, in favor of his hatred for Rex.

Abilities

Hunter Cain Fight Rex

Despite his size, Cain displays sheer dexterity when fighting weaponless.

Hunter Cain is a normal human that has no powers but he is formidable due to his large size and muscle mass, weaponry, and ruthlessness. He appears to be skilled in basic hand-to-hand combat since he easily fought Rex empty handed.

His most notable weapons are a grenade launcher which has the words "Sweet Caroline" written on the barrel and a large double-barreled machine gun. Rex also asked Hunter if he had any dis-integrator bullets left, which are assumed to be Hunter's "magic" EVO bullets.[1]

Appearances

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Trivia

  • In the "The Hunter", he uses highly advanced weapons that not even Providence possesses and said that he bought the cloned EVOs that only his weapons could harm,[1] which begs the question who was it that made the guns and the EVOs.
  • The plasma beam fired from his militia's weapons resembles that of the weapon fitted on Rylander's sentries, although it is improbable that he got the weapons from Rylander.
  • When he first fought Rex during their battle, he uses a move where he flips Rex off his shoulders and slams him to the ground. This move is similar to the Attitude Adjustment, the finishing move used by wrestling star John Cena, who voiced Cain during his first appearance.
  • Cain is the first character in the series to have his voice actor be recast.
  • His voice actors are both named "John".
  • What happened to his wife after she went EVO is unknown.
  • His gun's name "Sweet Caroline" may be a reference to his wife.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.13, "The Hunter"
  2. 2.13, "Night Falls"
  3. 3.17, "Enemies Mine"

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