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The Electro-Biochemical System was created by Dr. Noah Burstein.[1] It was based on his father's work who was a Nazi scientist working on duplicating Dr. Abraham Erskine's Super-Soldier Serum.[2] The Electro Bio-Chemical system was created to stimulate human cell regeneration. He created it to heal any wound, cure any disease and even halt the aging process. The project was funded by a grant from Stark Industries.[1]


Dr. Burstein worked for the United States Army as a surgeon in Vietnam where his experiments produced the C.I.A. operative Warhawk.[3]

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Later looking for test subjects at Seagate Prison he recruited Carl Lucas as a volunteer for experimental cell regeneration based on a variant of the Super-Soldier process he had previously used to empower Warhawk. Dr. Burstein immersed Lucas in an electrical field conducted by an organic chemical compound; when he left Lucas unattended, prison guard Albert Rackham misused the experiment's controls, hoping to maim or kill Lucas. Lucas's treatment was accelerated past its intent, inducing body-wide enhancement that gave him superhuman strength and durability.[1]


Bushmaster kidnapped Dr Burstein,[4] forcing him to mutate him as he had Cage, but was nonetheless defeated and soon became paralyzed by the process.[5] Bushmaster later turned into a metal-like substance and failed to find a way to reverse the process that gave him and Cage their powers, leaving him immobilized.[6] Cruz McIver, the son of Bushmaster, after gaining confidence that the process wouldn't kill him like the other subjects, augmented himself using his father, but his plan backfired and only granted more power to his father who used that power to kill his own son and also drain Iron Fist of his powers, but the absorption and accumulation of so much power was too great and he exploded.[7]

Alternate Reality Versions

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

The Electro-Biochemical System was created by Dr. Noah Burstein and was used on Carl Lucas during his term at the Seagate Prison.[8]

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