Bio: Luke Cage

Luke Cage

Luke Cage – Earth-616
NAME: LUKE CAGE

RELATIVES: JAMES LUCAS (FATHER), ESTHER LUCAS (MOTHER, DECEASED), JOANNE LUCAS (STEP-MOTHER)

BASE OF OPERATIONS: MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY

AFFILIATION: DEFENDERS, AVENGERS, DARK AVENGERS, SECRET AVENGERS

CHARACTERISTICS

HEIGHT: 6’6″ (1.98 M) MALE

WEIGHT: 425 LBS (192.78 LBS)

ALIGNMENT: GOOD

ORIGIN STORY


Lucas Cage was set up for a crime he did not commit by former gang member Willis Stryker. Sentenced to prison, he grew angry and plotted to break out of Seagate Prison, which no one had ever evaded from.1

Being in top physical and health condition, he was recruited by Dr. Burnstein for an experimental research on cellular regeneration. Cage volunteered for the experiment in the hope of eventually being allowed to leave on parole. Cage entered the “Electro-Biochemical System” and the experiment commenced. During the experiment, there was an attempted murder which resulted in increasing the dials to the top. However, Cage survived the attempt and was granted super powers.2

Then, he broke out of Seagate Prison. Returning to New York, Cage started Hero For Hire and changed his name to Luke Cage.2

LUKE CAGE BECOMES POWER MAN!

POWERS


POWERS

  • Burstein Process:
    • Superhuman Strength: His strength has been increased to 50 ton or more.
    • Superhuman Stamina:
    • Nigh-Invulnerability: He can withstand electricity, impacts and energy blasts up to 150 lbs of TNT.
    • Accelerated Healing Factor:

ABILITIES

  • Expert Combatant:
  • Skilled Athlete:

WEAKNESSES


  • Radiation: Extreme amounts of radiation can kill Cage.

PARAPHERNALIA


  • Avengers Quinjet.

STORY ARCS


  • Hero For Hire.
  • Power Man.
  • Defenders.
  • Power Man & Iron Fist.

NOTABLE COMIC BOOK BATTLES


  • Luke Cage vs Iron Fist.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Hero For Hire #1.
  2. Avengers Origins: Luke Cage #1.

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