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James D. Madison 'The Sleeper'
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Appearances

Blade: The Iron Cross

Actor

Todd Gajdusek

Status

Deceased (throat slashed by Blade and made to look like a suicide)

James D. Madison is the district attorney in California during 1945. He is secretly a leading member of the Silver Legion, which is a political party that is made up of Americans that are Nazi sympathizers. Madison has a secret alter-ego which is known as 'The Sleeper' and he wears a gas mask, leather trenchcoat and fedora and has a custom belt strap and gun with gas canisters and acid and he uses this disguise to perform acts of terrorism and betrayal within the United States. Madison begins to work for Dr. Hauser and Walther Prok and bring them top secret American document to assist them and has hopes that their zombie experiment can be used in his own advantage. He also helped fund the Death Ray project by using his power to demand and exploit money and spare parts to fix a power station that was bombed by the Nazis a few years prior. He also successfully stole government documents that were left behind by Dr. Ivan Ivanov and regard his findings with the Scroll of Osiris and Andre Toulon's living puppets and had also handed these over to Hauser.

Madison is the boss of detective Joe Gray and he tried to have him investigate and arrest Elisa Ivanov, as he knew that with her psychic powers and possession of the puppets that she would be able to foil the Nazis plot. Madison had tried to blame the recent six corpses that had been found in alleyways across California on Elisa, as she had been at every crime scene as part of her press job, as well as her psychic visions leading her to each one and he used the fact that she is Russian as an excuse to be suspicious on her and wanted her to be put in a gas chamber. Madison had been using his custom gun to dissolve the corpses of Hauser's failed experiments in acid and had even bribed two corrupt police officers Officer Bruce and George Hallehan to secure each area and to not ask any questions. Bruce had been assigned by Madison to spy on Elisa and also steal power supplies from a factory and hand them over to Hauser's henchmen Lang and Klein, but while he was there he was ambushed and decapitated by Blade. Madison would later break into the dark room at the Daily Herald and set fire to all of the photographs taken by Barney Barnes of a dissolved corpse of Silver Legion member Alfred Muller and then he and George put on their gas masks and put down some gas bombs in the office, which caused all of the employees to fall unconscious. After this they kidnapped Elisa and Joe and took them to Hauser's secret hideout to torture them and be able to prye information out of them.

While Elisa is being tortured and interrogated, Prok reveals that many members of the American government had sided with the Nazis and that they are everywhere and this makes Madison get angry and he demands Prok to stop singing like a canary and shut up. After this Blade embarks on a killing spree within the hideout and Hauser unleashes Barney as a zombie slave on him, but it goes horribly wrong and he goes out of control. During this chaotic circumstance Madison decides to pull the plug and unleash his gas into the hideout and kill everyone so that it doesn't get out of hand anymore and he is stopped when Lang shoots him but the bullet just bounces off of the gas canister and it causes him to flee the building to safety. After Blade kills everyone and causes the hideout to explode, Elisa and Joe escape to safety. Later on that day Madison arrives in his office and notices that his gas canisters in his cupboard are missing and then he sees Joe sitting in the chair and wonders how he got inside. It is revealed that Blade crawled through the air vent and unlocked the door and Madison laughs knowing that Joe will never be able to prove any of the disaster on him and that he has colleagues in the Silver Legion that are higher up than any law enforcer so he claims he will get away with it. After this Joe leaves the building and Blade sneaks up on Madison and cuts his throat and leaves his corpse in a position that people will suspect he had committed suicide and then Joe takes Blade on a mission to track down more double crossing Americans.

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