Cameron attempted to free himself of his weak and sickly body by means of a stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. Master Matrix used to create android human facsimiles (LMDs). When the Matrix overloaded, Cameron was scarred and deformed rather than refashioned into a paragon of virile beauty as he had expected, hence the ironic alias, Adonis. He ran away from the lab and hid in a swamp until the police found him. He killed the cops and started terrorizing civilians, which led Captain America into confronting him at a construction site. When they fought, Captain America knocked him into a construction vehicle, which fell into a lake and electrocuted him.