One day when he was five years old, Jamie Carlson got sick and his mother Katrina had to take him to her job at Stark Industries, due to being unable to find a babysitter. It was the day of the demonstration of gamma-powered equipment. During the test, the device malfunctioned and exploded. The accident led Katrina to be fired. Unbeknownst to anybody, Jamie had been exposed to gamma radiaton.
When he was thirteen, Jamie was bullied by other teenagers and his skateboard ended up being broken. He returned to his house and his mother tried to console him. However, her attempts frustrated him even more and he transformed into an Abomination-like creature. The physical damage to the house he caused after transforming resulted in an explosion which apparently killed Katrina.
Later, he attempted to use Tony Stark's new Extremis 3.0 released in San Francisco to cure his condition. Unable to do so, he went on a rampage calling himself "Teen Abomination" in order to get Stark's attention. He battled She-Hulk when Iron Man himself intervened. Knocking She-Hulk aside with a single punch, Teen Abomination seemingly decapitated Stark with a strike from a lamp post, but was shocked to discover that Stark wasn't even inside the armor. Teen Abomination was then dispatched with a uni-beam blast followed up by Stark using the armor's helmet to deliver the coup de grace, knocking him out.
Teen Abomination was imprisoned but later broke free and went to Stark Island searching for Iron Man. Stark confronted him, but soon Teen Abomination demanded Stark to listen to him. After being asked what did he want, Teen Abomination replied that he had tried Extremis, but it didn't work on him, so he was looking for Stark wanting his help. Stark stated that he could use him. Jamie started living in Stark Island in secrecy, where Stark would investigate his condition. As Tony experimented on Jamie, he told Stark his life story. The results of Stark's investigation led to the discovery that Jamie's father had been Happy Hogan.
When Pepper Potts and a digital backup of Tony Stark's mind tried to help the real Stark return to his regular self, they took Jamie in their custody. When Iron Man confronted Pepper and his digital self at Resilient's New York HQ, Jamie sided with Ms. Potts. Stark revealed to Jamie that he had recently discovered his mother wasn't dead, but had suffered a severe head trauma and was recovering at a hospital, causing Jamie to transform back to his human form.
Jamie was later taken in by an unidentified person or organization that fused an electronic chip into his skull that goaded him into becoming a mindless machine for destruction, and later unleashed him to wreak havoc at the Oakland Airport. He was confronted by S.T.A.K.E. operatives Martin Reyna, Jasper Sitwell, and Dum Dum Dugan. Dugan was able to scan Teen Abomination and detect the presence of the chip, and commanded Sitwell to shoot a bullet that perfored into Jamie's skull, destroying the chip and neutralizing him. S.T.A.K.E. later took him in to help him recover.
Powers and Abilities
- In Superior Iron Man #8, Jamie mentions that before his transformation into Teen Abomination, his mother Katrina used to assure him that what somebody looks like isn't who they are in regards to his feelings that he didn't know if he was "in the right body," hinting that Jamie might have experienced gender dysphoria.
- Teen Abomination was originally going to be "Teen Man-Thing."
- 20 appearance(s) of Jamie Carlson (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Jamie Carlson (Earth-616)
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- 1 quotation(s) by or about Jamie Carlson (Earth-616)