General Sam Ryan was a long-time friend of J. Jonah Jameson. He became a decorated general in the United States Army during the war. Eventually, he came in contact with a talented Korean medic, Young Soo Pock. Together they developed a program called S.C.A.R.s (Strategic Capture And Retrieval). The program built upon previous work with Super Soldier program, but used cybernetic enhancements. Unfortunately, the cybernetic upgrades seemed to cause mental instability. Two of the recruits, Ballistique and Rocky began taking mercenary jobs on the side to allow them to kill more. Finally, S.C.A.R.s was disbanded. Ballistique and Rococo were both mind-wiped and given civilian lives. Sylvius, the only member of S.C.A.R.s who appeared mentally stable, was allowed to stay in military service though she was told Ballistique and Rocky had died.
Ballistique lived a civil life for decades as a war vet suffering from PTSD until she contacted Monet looking for mental relief from her anguish. Monet agreed to help, but her telepathic interventions inadvertently unlocked Ballistique's true memories. Almost immediately Ballistique traveled to Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia to kill General Ryan while he visited his wife's grave.
Mayor Jameson hired X-Factor Investigations to find Ryan's killer. Meanwhile, Ballistique reunited with her former partners, Rocky and Sylvius. The trio attempted to assassinate Mayor Jameson at a public rally, but failed thanks to X-Factor Investigations' and Black Cat's intervention. However, Ballistique did fatally wound Strong Guy Later, the trio was successful in abducting Dr. Pock, but they were again foiled by X-Factor and Black Cat. Monet was able to psychically attack Ballistique, leaving her in a permanent coma. Sylvius and Rococo, however, were able to escape.
Powers and Abilities
- 1 appearance(s) of Samuel Ryan (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Samuel Ryan (Earth-616)
- 3 mention(s) of Samuel Ryan (Earth-616)
- 2 image(s) of Samuel Ryan (Earth-616)