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History

Bartholomew Gallows became the vigilante "Americop" after resigning from the Houston Police when he became disillusioned with the judicial system and felt the process was too ineffective. He listened to security scanners around Houston, and then tracked down criminals and wrongdoers.[3]

He had an encounter with Captain America, who was appalled and condemned Americop's brutalities, and tried to stop him while they both were trying to capture munitions magnate Damon Dran.[4] The two were knocked out by a gas grenade and imprisoned but later escaped. Americop killed many of Dran's men, and thought that Dran died in a helicopter explosion.[5]

After the Civil War, Americop was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative by S.H.I.E.L.D..[6] However, he became a target on the Thunderbolts' "Most Wanted" files. Norman Osborn sent Bullseye and Penance to catch Americop, hoping that the vigilante would kill them both or at least toughen Penance up. During the hunt Penance let out a powerful energy blast (caused by Bullseye) that injured Gallows, who was taken bleeding to Thunderbolts Mountain and was later determined to be paralyzed.[7]

Gallows eventually died (possibly as a result of the wounds incurred during his fight with the Thunderbolts) and his costume and code name were appropriated by Keane Industries for their private policing initiative, the Americops.[8]

Attributes

Power Grid[10]
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Powers

Energy storage and transmitter device.

Abilities

Excellent unarmed combatant, near superhuman strength, relentless determination

Weaknesses

Aversion to bodily harm.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Kevlar Facemask, Kevlar Vest with Groin Attachment, Armored Police Cap

Weapons

Tactical Knife, Nightstick, Twin .45 Pistols, and a Net Gun

Transportation

Police Truck

See Also

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References

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