Chosen in the 1940s to become the first of the government's genetic experiments, the super-soldier known as Diehard is one of Youngblood's most mysterious members.
Though he has served in nearly every incarnation of the team, none of his teammates know his true identity. Commonly believed to be the first successful fusion of man and machine, Diehard is characterized by those who know him as a man struggling to understand his own identity. With such a long history of membership in the Youngblood program, Diehard is understandably wary of the arrival of new Diehard units, updated models for which he was the template. Regarded more as a combat unit than a man, Diehard is also constantly wary of his selection for assignments regarded to be "suicide missions."
The 21st Century
In 2017, Diehard is inaugurated as President of the United States.
The Distant Future
Diehard lives on into the distant future where he is allied with Old Man Prophet in the war against the Earth Empire.
Diehard was created by Rob Liefeld in 1992 and first appeared in Youngblood # 1.