The Black Patriot
Government Assassin Black Skull
Genetic Enhancement: The Black Patriot has received standard Geneline genetic enhancement procedures, granting him near-superhuman physical attributes.
- Enhanced Strength
- Enhanced Endurance
- Enhanced Durability
- Enhanced Reflexes
- Enhanced Hand-Eye Co-Ordination
- Enhanced Speed
- Enhanced Agility
- Accelerated Healing Rate
Urban Commando Training: The Black Patriot still retains his full Urban Commando training, making him skilled in a full suite of skills, from combat to persuasion to demolitions to stealth to urban survival.
Trick Pistols: The Black Patriot has the same trick pistols as his mainstream counterpart.
Lesser Healing Factor: The Black Patriot’s healing factor isn’t substantial; it allows him to heal at an accelerated rate, but won’t keep him alive indefinitely or allow him to regrow tissue.
Pursued by Reaper-103, Marcus Solokov AKA The Black Skull found his most precious asset, his regenerative healing factor, stolen from him. He was approached by Arachnid Prime, who offered to restore his healing factor in exchange for his servitude and access to the prisoners of Blanch Correctional. In our world, he said no, rejecting Arachnid Prime and setting himself on the path to true heroism. In another world, he said yes, falling under Arachnid Prime’s sway.
But in the Microverse, the realm of worlds that should not be, that could not be, improbabilities that were too impossible to exist but too feasible to die…..the realm where the existence you live in is doomed and dying, rotting away into the raw soup of creation….Marcus Solokov took another path.
He took several different paths.
In one path, Marcus decided to appeal to a higher authority. With Mayweather unable to do anything that could help him, Marcus went to another branch of the government, offering his services in exchange for treatment. Logically, he went to the branch of the government most able to use his skills as a terrorist; the CIA.
Marcus got transferred out of The B-Team, and put under the command of Vitamin J, one of the CIA’s black ops handlers. His code name changed from ‘Black Skull’ to ‘Black Patriot’, Marcus got subjected to a government issue genetic enhancement procedure, turning him into a super-soldier.
Marcus conducted numerous overseas operations for the CIA, but soon became dissatisfied with his position. Having only received standard genetic enhancements, his healing factor was nowhere he needed it to be. When he asked the CIA, he got stonewalled, the agency not wanting to shell out for more radical, expensive treatments.
Marcus reasoned that if the agency was unwilling to give him what he wanted, he knew people who would be willing. Speaking through clandestine channels, Marcus re-opened communications with The Storm Korps, becoming a double agent for them in exchange for access to more powerful genetic enhancement procedures.