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Current Alias
Relatives
Gilbert Gaines (father, deceased);
Florence Gaines (mother, deceased)
;Scotty Gaines (brother, deceased)
Affiliation
Base of Operations
Squadron Supreme's mountain HQ, West Moreland, Earth-712; formerly Overmind's Moonbase; Squadron Supreme's space station; Motor City, Wyandota
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
Adventurer, government agent; former nuclear plant worker
Characteristics[4]
Gender
Eyes

Irises:

Hair
Origin
Origin
Human mutated by being exposed to nuclear waste products.
Reality
Place of Birth
Suburb of Motor City, Wyandota
Creators and Appearances

History

Albert Gaines was a worker at a nuclear power plant when he was accidentally exposed to radioactive waste products and gained superhuman powers. Calling himself Nuke, he embarked on a heroic career as a crime fighter and was invited to join the Squadron Supreme sometime prior to their clash with the Overmind as their sixth recruit.[1]

Original costume

After serving for many months, Gaines learned that his parents were dying of radiation poisoning due to his proximity to them. He turned to the Squadron's resident genius, Tom Thumb, to cure cancer and save his parents. Tom couldn't come up with a solution, though, and Nuke fled the Squadron in rage.[2]

Later Gilbert and Florence Gaines died and Albert was driven mad with grief, launching a berserk rampage. He was opposed by Doctor Spectrum, who was forced to trap Gaines within a force-field, within which Gaines suffocated and died.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Nuke had the superhuman power to transform nuclear energy for personal use, such as flying by nuclear propulsion and projecting bursts of destructive energy.

Physical Strength

Nuke had the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in moderate regular exercise.

Notes

  • Nuke was created as a pastiche of DC Comics' Firestorm.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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