MERCY CORPORATION

Mercy Science CentralMembership: Agents Davis, Mr Keel, Kyle, Milo, Mr Reno, Villarosa;
Doctor Bohemia Downes; Mr Stasser

Purpose: Metahuman Security Corporation

Affiliations: British Government, SHIELD, the Super Soldiers

Enemies: The Punisher

Base of Operations: Mercy Science Central, Alaska

First Appearance: Super Soldiers#8 (November 1993)

History: (Super Soldiers#8(fb)) - Mercy were formed as an offshoot of SHIELD, set up as part of their super soldier program. They put six people through the process before the U.S. defence budget cuts curtailed their work. They began lobbying the U.N. security council to use their super human operatives on peace keeping missions. Secretly, Stasser began siphoning Mercy funds into offshore accounts, in order to set up a shadow, parallel corporation.

(Super Soldiers#8) - Mercy sent Mr Keel and Mr Reno to protect General Jose Luis Endaro, in the Republic of Yaritagua, off the Caribbean coast of Columbia. The General was in charge of a cocaine dealing pyramid, and had attracted the attention of the Punisher. When the Punisher attacked the General, Keel and Reno revealed themselves, and he made a strategic retreat. Mercy increased their fee for protection.

Meanwhile, the Super Soldiers funding had been cut by the Cabinet Office. Mr Stasser recruited Dalton, Gog, Guvnor, and Hauer and brought them to Mercy Science Central, Alaska. There they were introduced to Mercy's group of malcontents, and Dr Bohemia Downes, the lady responsible for their own super soldier program, before undergoing tests on their powers.

Stasser was contacted by people in Yaritagua who wanted General Endaro dead, and decided he would try and set up the Punisher to do it for them.

 

COMMENTS: Created byLee Stevens and Mike Ratera for Marvel Uk.

Super-Soldiers#9 and 10 were scheduled to be part of the "Red Mist" cross-over storyline, which never came out. It involved a virus accidentally induced in government's super soldier program, set have run thru new series Death Duty, 'Roid Rage, and Bloodrush, as well as Wild Thing#9+10. Super-Soldiers#9 would also have featured the Punisher (Frank Castle).--Snood.

Profile by: Changeling

CLARIFICATIONS:

No known conection to:

  • Mercy, an extra-terrestrial who kills those she believes is suffering, @ Incredible Hulk II#338
  • Mercy, Dr. Hannah Trumball, of the Shadow Cabinet, @ Moon Knight III#43
  • Mercy, Norman Zachos, Darkhold Redeemers foe, @ Midnight Sons Unlimited#1
  • Mercy 8162, Mercy Connaught, of Dragon's Claws, @ Dragons Claws#1
  • Mercy Sisters, Grace + Mary Mercy, a pair of mass murdering twin sisters, @ Deadpool III#49
  • Kyle has no known connection to:

    Jack Reno has no known connection to:

    ahhh...that's enough...these all are one hit characters with no known connection to any other characters in the MU


    Jack Reno

    Also refered to as Mr Reno, he was sent on a mission to protect General Jose Luis Endaro where he encountered the Punisher. His steroid based abilities were created by a derivative of the super soldier serum. Those abilities included superhuman strength (class 10) and endurance. However, tests showed their abilities were not as effective in combat as the adrenaline based abilities of Hauer and Dalton.

     

    --Super Soldiers#8


    Mr Keel

     

    Accompanied Mr Reno on the mission in Columbia. Had the same steroid based abilities.

     

    --Super Soldiers#8

     


    Kyle

    While Kyle had the same abilities as Reno and Keel, she was known to be suffering due to a steroid based mutagenic agent that was altering her genetic structure and would have eventually caused both mental and physical transformations, possibly death. This was causing erratic behaviour, and she was injecting huge amounts of steroids.

     

    --Super Soldiers#8

     


    Agent Villarosa

    Villarosa had the same steroid based abilities as described above, but was not known to be suffering from the mutagenic effects. She didn't trust Strasser.

     

    --Super Soldiers#8

     


    Davis

    Another steroid based super agent, he was not known to be suffering from the mutagenic agent.

    --Super Soldiers#8

     

     


    Milo

     

    Like Kyle, Milo was behaving erratically and injecting steroids in huge quantities as a side effect of the mutagenic agent.

    --Super Soldiers#8

     


    Mr Stasser

     

    Stasser was the callous boss of Mercy Corporation. He had no super human powers, but was a skilled businessman.

     

    --Super Soldiers#8

     

     


    Doctor Bohemia Downes

     

    Downes was the scientist responsible for Mercy's super soldier program. She demonstrated a knowledge of biology, genetics and superhuman physiology and powers.

    --Super Soldiers#8

     

     


    Appearances:
    Super Soldiers#8 (November, 1993) - Lee Stevens (writer), Mike Ratera (pencils), Robin Riggs (inks)


    Last updated: 02/19/03.

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