Milo Fields was born into a family with a long history of service in the United States Marine Corps and became the fourth generation of his family to serve with them. During the Somali Civil War, he was among a group of marines who were sent aboard Blackhawk helicopters to deliver aid. During the delivery, his helicopter was shot down and he was taken hostage. Held for eleven days, four of his fellow soldiers were tortured to death until a couple of military police stumbled on the hideout by accident, scaring Milo's captors away and freeing him. While recuperating at a military hospital on Ramstein Air Base, Milo was convinced to sign away his story, which was eventually cleaned up, glamorized, and made into a Hollywood movie.
After recovering and being discharged from the marines, Milo became a war protester. Though he supported the war, he was angry over how the conflict was being portrayed, angry over how it was being glamorized in order to garner new recruits into the army. During one anti-war rally a gunman opened fire, hitting Milo in the spine and leaving him paralyzed. When the call went out for civilians wanting to join the Initiative and gain super-powers, Milo joined in the hope of being able to serve his country once again.
After a number of the initial recruits for the Order were fired over inappropriate conduct, Milo was brought onto the team. Given a large mechanical suit and the codename "Supernaut", Milo became a key member of the Order, killing several Soviet scientists whose minds were directing the Cold War-era robots to start a nuclear war when a teammate Calamity couldn't bring himself to deliver the killing blow. He also distinguished himself when the team fought an army of zombies, and helped in tracking down mutated desert creatures, as well as helping to protect teammate Aralune after her powers and his own suit were disabled. After temporarily merging their bodies, Milo regained the ability to walk and began a relationship with Aralune. In an attack by Ezekiel Stane, he lost his power to combine with Aralune but retained the ability to walk.
At the time of the Skrulls Secret Invasion the Order were again functioning as a team with Milo once again using his robot armour, when the Skrull replacement of Dum-Dum Dugan announced to the Initiative teams that all Skrull sleeper agents were to reveal themselves and attack. The Order's members were chosen entirely by Tony Stark, with no involvement from the Skrull posing as Hank Pym, so they were one of only two teams without a Skrull member, though they did not know this. The announcement led Calamity to believe Aralune, as a shape-changer, was the most likely among them to be a Skrull, an accusation that Milo defended her against.
Powers and Abilities
Relied on the giant robot armor he wore but also possessed a neural network which allowed him to control the armor as well as connect to the stark dataspine.
Taught in military training
Uses a giant robot armed with heavy artillery
Heavy artillery weapons, sidearms
- 21 appearance(s) of Milo Fields (Earth-616)
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