Edward Samson, Marine unit call sign Jeckel, was a member of the Marine unit (Equalizer) that was the source of the Dragonslayer rumors. He and his twin brother, Heckel, are Exemplar-1s and have a twin link that lets them see through each other's eyes. Very few people can tell them apart, possibly including themselves. They are both incorrigible pranksters, and when they went to Whateley they lived in Twain and were part of the Underdogs and the Grunts.
As a young Lance-Corporal, "About eight or nine years ago" from December 10, 2006, Jeckel wrote a tactical essay called 'Mutant Shock and the Modern Infantryman' that talked about how to effectively fight with and against mutants in the military. He is currently working in Derry, Maine, as a laborer, with his twin. He is married and has two kids.