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|“||Our fondest memories and darkest demons became a waking nightmare. I became the ultimate warrior!||„|
During the invasion of Iraq, a US Marine Corps Recon platoon was gassed by Iraq troops during an ambush - or so the public was told. In fact, a "black bag" operation, led by elements of the CIA, went away and a nerve agent, planted to be connected to Iraq forces, detonated prematurely.
Niles Van Roekel was looking to explore areas to tissue-regeneration and multiple brain stem merging. Roekel's men acquired the bodies. The corpses were perfect specimens: intact and filled with the lethal bio-weapon gas mixture, their flesh was still alive.
Elements of the hundred man platoon were combined with a single consciousness - the consciousness of the former platoon's commanding officer, Rick Landau. Brigade is capable of firing a variety of plasma bolts/ammunition from his hands and shoulders. Using this power, combined with his high rates-of-fire he can decimate even the strongest opponents quickly and with ease.
But, being a work in progress, certian mental 'irregularities' had not been perfected. Brigade was prone to fits of dissociative identify seizures where any number of his former team mates' personalities broke out, rejecting the singular identity. Besides this, Brigade is the ultimate warrior.
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
During the imperfect invasion of New York, Brigade encountered and fought against Wolverine. He defeated Wolverine and later on was toppled by Iron Man during a raid on Van Roekel headquarters where all the other mutant specimens were being held in captivity.