Derrick before his mutation

Ted Sallis' serum derivation, SS-8, was used by Daemian Wainscroft, unintentionally mutating his son Deke into a powerful form until being functionally lobotomized by the Punisher. He was taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D. He was later taken to a deserted island by his father so he could study the Super-Soldier Serum in him.[1]

Powers

  • Superhuman Strength: Deke developed superhuman strength of an unknown level. He easily overpowered the Punisher[2] and fought off nearly a dozen men sent to apprehend him.[3]
  • Superhuman Durability: Deke developed a high level of superhuman durability. He could survive multiple blows that would normally be fatal or debilitating to a normal person.[4]
  • Regenerative Healing Factor: If Deke was injured, he could rapidly heal from injuries far more quickly than the average person. He could recover from being stabbed, impaled, shot multiple times, a fall from a multistory building, and even set ablaze.[4]

Abilities

He has knowledge in the use of explosives.[2]

Weaknesses

  • Deke was addicted to drugs.[2]
  • After his mutation, Deke developed the urge to drink blood.[4] It's unrevealed if he needed to drink blood to survive or if it was simply an addiction he developed.
  • He was insane as he believed that his dead friend Zonkers was alive, carrying his head around with him.[4]
  • The only part of Deke's body that couldn't heal was his head. Punisher was able to inflict severe brain injury upon Deke after striking his head multiple time.[5]

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Footnotes

  1. Punisher: P.O.V. #1-4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Punisher: P.O.V. #1
  3. Punisher: P.O.V. #2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Punisher: P.O.V. #1-3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "3-3" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "3-3" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "3-3" defined multiple times with different content
  5. Punisher: P.O.V. #3



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