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Possibly a native of Ireland or Scotland, Patrick Mahony was recruited by Mister Sinister to serve as the leader of the Nasty Boys as Ramrod, a group of young mutants whose first and only missions were against the government sponsored X-Factor. However, he and his friend Ruckus were more interested in beer runs and a quick buck than in Mister Sinister's agendas.
In the Nasty Boys' first and only mission against the government version of X-Factor, Ramrod used his powers to great effect against the heroes, but he was ultimately subdued by the multiple fists of Jamie Madrox. Ramrod escaped, and disappeared after Sinister effectively abandoned the Nasty Boys.
It is unknown if Ramrod retained his mutant powers after the M-Day.
Ramrod was a boss of a construction crew who was gravely injured in a work related accident. As part of a diabolical plot of Kerwin J. Broderick to rule San Francisco, Broderick and Moondragon transformed this crew boss into a powerful cyborg.
Broderick then blackmailed Ramrod, by telling him that he could quickly end his life with a poison within his cyborg body. Broderick coerced Ramrod to destroy Daredevil and aid him in his quest to seize power in Los Angeles. Ramrod became a part of Broderick's crew but was ultimately defeated by Daredevil and the Black Widow.
Returned to the Earth dimension by the Priest of the Ahnk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Madame Masque and Nick Fury all continue their battle against Capricorn, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Spymaster. However, Spymaster manages to elude Iron Man, and the members of Zodiac manage to bargain for their freedom by threatening to kill Madame Masque. Afterwards, Masque confides in Iron Man about how she feels towards Jasper Sitwell and that she feels that she should end things with Tony Stark, totally unaware that Iron Man is Stark himself. Back at Stark Industries, Tony is upset that Madame Masque is going to end things with him. Feeling that he needs a vacation, he leaves the plant in the care of Kevin O'Brian. Tony then organizes a date with Marianne Rodgers, however their date is interupted by the arrival of an android named Ramrod, who was sent out by a group it refers to as the "Changers" to prepare for their arrival. Leaving Marianne, Tony changes into Iron Man and battles the android. However, it proves too powerful and Iron Man overworks himself causing strain on his heart that takes him out of the battle and to the brink of death.