Cortena was a small Central American country known for violence and civil unrest. Years ago, Jim Rhodes, aka, War Machine came to Cortena to expose a region of mass burial sights. At this time, Rhodes had a rematch with the villain known as Deathtoll. Rhodes accidentally killed him, but Deathtoll was immediately reincarnated and tried to kill War Machine by firing Adamantium rounds at him. War Machine fired back with his repulsors and Deathtoll fell into a ravine. The chasm collapsed upon him and Deathtoll was killed, reincarnated, only to be killed again from the crushing weight and lack of oxygen. Presumably, this cyclical process continued forever.