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Victor Gover, the new Sportsmaster

Victor Gover
Victor Gover

A former football player who was cut off for having the Metahuman gene, Victor Gover, like his predecessor, turned to a life of crime. After attacking the Manhunter and being defeated he was drafted into Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad. There, he was one one of the few survivors in a failed mission. It was also revealed that he possessed photographic reflexes.

The new Sportsmaster continued his life of crime like many of the 'reformed' Suicide Squad.

Victor took part in Amos Fortune's scheme with The Gambler and The Wizard, where he was known as The Sportsman. The plan was to destroy the JSA using the Wizard as a focusing point for the 'luck magics' - a.k.a. stellaration energy - in order to destroy the JSA fortune was using Wildcat as his mind-controlled pawn (who is growing stronger with each victory over a JSA member via the stellaration energy).

They held the fights in a underground arena, and were making major money from the fights, Gover acted as announcer. Once the plan was foiled, he was easily defeated by Vixen.

Gover showed up again, taking on Wildcat in a fight and losing, betting on himself. Wildcat taking it upon himself to injure Sportsmaster badly, fracturing his nose, attempting to force him to quit, calling him washed-up and that his now mild sports gimmick and weaponry hasn't aged well with the current times.

Showing remarkable sportsmanship after being beaten by Wildcat, Gover admitted he had a really bad gambling problem and owed the local mob 500 large for his loss against Wildcat.

Sportsmaster revealed a illegal booking operation to Wildcat, personally escorting him, where people would place bets on heroes and villains in fights. Wildcat attempted to help him and the pair even became friends. The mob then kidnapped Ma Hunkel, and placed all the house's money on Gover in a handicapped match against the entire JSA. The JSA would be forced to lose to ensure Ma's safety and Victor's debt would be cleared.

The new Sportsmaster showed off and bragged as he 'beat' the JSA, once Ma was saved, the JSA quickly dispatched him and Wildcat took him to the alley where it all began, Gover admitted he even bet on himself again, Wildcat then beat him and forced him to retire as a super-villain and check into gambling rehab. As Wildcat walked off, Vic thanked him.

Another person calling himself Sportsmaster joined a group called The Army of the Endangered. He met his demise very quickly once joining. It is unknown if this was Victor Gover, who healed from his encounter with Wildcat or a completely new individual whose criminal career was cut short.

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