Real Name: Mick Patterson

Identity/Class: Terrestrial human mutant;
    Australian citizen

Occupation: Unrevealed;
    former agent/servant of Semijan-possessed Randall Shire;
    former carnival performer (strong and indestructible man)

Group Membership: At least formerly Professor Randall Shire and his Miracle Makers carnival in Australia (notably himself, Randall Shire, and Key/Lachlan Patterson)

Affiliations: Professor Berger, Blaquesmith, George Washington "GW" Bridge and an unidentified S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Cable (Nathan Summers/Nathan Dayspring Askani'son), Beast (Hank McCoy), Clarity (and his agents Greg and Lea), Jean Grey, Sheik Hamid;
    a least formerly Randall Shire
    formerly mentally forced to assist the Semijan-possessed Randall Shire;
    while not directly associated, his powers became part of the Collective

Enemies: Azazel, the Undying (Aentaros, Lothan, Semijan, Tiamet, Vaudois);
    formerly the Semijan-possessed Randall Shire

Known Relatives: Lachlan Patterson (Key, brother)

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York;
    formerly mobile across unspecified portions of Australiawall-patterson-circus-bat

First Appearance: Cable II#79 (May, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: At least believing himself to be indestructible and reportedly denser than Adamantium, Wall was unharmed by assaults by baseball bat-wielding humans and powerful alien creatures with sharp talons, etc.

    Wall is superhumanly strong, although we don't have any frame of reference to determine how powerful he is.

    Wall is not very intelligent, although he seems to maybe be just a little below average, rather than mentally challenged. He tends to refer to himself as Wall, rather than using the first person pronouns "I" or "me," although he does sometimes use them.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 7', although some images made him seem more like 8-9' tall)
Weight: Unrevealed (he is reportedly "denser than Adamantium," which would make him extremely heavy)
Eyes: Unrevealed (they are never shown clearly, but possibly either light or white irides)
Hair: Baldwall-patterson-circus

(Cable II#82 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#12 entry) - Low-level mutant brothers Mick and Lachlan Patterson worked with Randall Shire, another low-level mutant, in the small carnival Professor Randall Shire and his Miracle Makers in Australia; the brothers used the codenames Wall and Key, respectively. They traveled and performed all over the continent.

(Cable II#82 (fb)) - People took turns trying to hurt Wall for a chance to win $25. Even armed with a baseball bat, people were unable to harm him.

(Cable II#82 (fb) - BTS) - One day, Semijan -- a member of the non-corporeal, extraterrestrial beings known as the Undying -- possessed Shire, taking complete control of his mind and body and boosting Shire's emotion/mind-manipulation powers to astonishing heights.

    Anyone who heard Semijan/Shire speak became his slave, and whatever he wished became their purpose, starting with Wall and Key; thousands in Australia followed.

    Ambitious, Semijan led Shire to America, from which he intended to conquer the world while preaching a message of peace, unity, and most of all harmony.

(Cable II#79 (fb) - BTS / Cable II#84 (fb) - BTS) - In this unbalanced situation, Azazel (the sentience of the starship that regulated the "game" amongst the Undying of who could kill the most beings) chose Aentaros, another member of the Undying, to execute Shire.

(Cable II#79) - Wall stood silently as Key and Shire discussed the number of attendees and Shire's plans to manipulate them. After those two discussed the threat to Aentaros, Wall assured Shire that no one would get past him. Telling Wall, "I have no doubts of that, my friend," Shire noted that it was critical that he not kill the attacker.

    When an aide advised him that there were five minutes until show time, Semijan/Shire prepared to speak to his waiting crowd, and Wall assured him that there was nothing to worry about: "Wall never fails."

(Cable II#80) - Wall accompanied Shire on stage as he spoke at Madison Square Garden and enslaved the entire crowd with his voice.

(Cable II#81) - Wall stood silently as Shire met with G.W. Bridge and an unidentified S.H.I.E.L.D., both of whom fell under Shire's influence.

(Cable II#82) - Semijan/Shire told Key and Wall that everything was going so well, and that it was too bad that they all must die. Wall stood silently as Key suggested that Shire might rule the world instead of destroying it; meanwhile, Key secretly sent information to Cable's associate Clarity on Shire's history without directly defying his master's wishes.wall-patterson-silenceshire

(Cable II#83) - Confirming he was ready, Wall accompanied Shire to the stage at Madison Square Garden. When the Aentaros-possessed Domino attacked, Wall stepped in front of Shire, telling him, "Can't get hurt if you stay behind Wall."

    Cable used his tech associate Blaquesmith's weapon to immobilize/incapacitate Domino, with Aentaros trapped within her. Semijan/Shire then verbally expressed his hatred for Aentaros/Domino, and his voice was amplified via microphone. His message of hatred amplified by his own powers led the crowd to both hate him and to be freed from his influence. Wall put his hand over Shire's face, silencing him and Cable subsequently had Shire gagged.

    Cable subsequently met with Wall and Key, and they agreed to help him against the Undying. Wall told Cable, "Wall ain't afraid of nobody. Even the Undying."

wall-patterson-vslothan(Cable II#84) - Eager for vengeance, Wall and Key joined Cable, along with X-Men Beast (Hank McCoy) and Jean Grey, in traveling to the door of Azazel in the Sinai desert and meeting with Professor Berger (who had found the base and managed to upload information on it that was discovered by Clarity) and Sheik Hamid. Beast noted its door to be virtually indestructible, and neither Wall's strength nor Cable's telekinetic power could open it.

    Jean sensed five alien beings is suspended animation, as well as a sixth presence, a powerful psi-force broadcasting some sort of low-frequency alpha-waves, strong enough to scramble a normal person's thought patterns; she surmised this to be Azazel, and she blocked its mental attack from them, although it continued to fight, increasing the pressure.

    After Key unlocked the door, Cable warned against the threats within, but Key noted he would be needed, and Wall vowed that if Key went in, he would, too.

    Released from stasis, the Undying -- within their favored hosts -- attacked the invaders; and Wall and the others fought them, allowing Key to continue to work on Azazel's systems. Wall fought Lothan, but was frustrated that the creature tolerated his punches and wondered how they could beat the creatures. Beast urged him to be patient, hit them hard, and hope to find a weak point.

    Having gained control of Azazel, Key adjusted its settings per Cable's request: Azazel would now only be able to transfer the Undying into cockroaches; and not just for 10,000 years but until the last cockroach on Earth had died. Cable and Jean Grey formed a telekinetic shield to hold the Undying off until the transfer took effect.

    The Undying's hosts perished soon thereafter, and Key noted that he had locked the settings so that once they left, they could not be changed "for all eternity." After the heroes' departure, Cable and Jean Grey then caused a rockslide to cover the door and prevent others from accessing Azazel.

Comments: Created by Robert Weinberg, Michael Ryan, and Andrew Pepoy.

    Wall's real name was first revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#12's Undying entry (March, 2010).

    The text described Wall as "denser than Adamantium" and noted that nothing could hurt him. While nothing harmed him, he faced only the Undying's alien hosts, and we don't really know how tough or strong Wall is. I would have liked to see him take on the Aentaros-possessed Blockade (Dexter Parrish).

    While Randall Shire and Key were both de-powered on M-Day (and their powers became part of the Collective), Wall was not shown to have suffered the same fate. However, there were numerous characters who were part of the Collective whose faces and names were blocked from view in the S.H.I.E.L.D. listing of recognized energy signatures.

Profile by Snood.

Wall should be distinguished from:

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Cable II#79, pg. 14, panel 5 (upper, by Shire);
    #80, pg. 6, panel 2 (face);

    #82, pg. 15, panel 1 (full-ish, in carnival);
           panel 3 (challenging people to hurt him);
    #83, pg. 19, panel 5 (silencing Semijan/Shire);
    #84, pg. 12, panel 3 (vs. Lothan)

Cable II#79 (May, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#80 (June, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#81-82 (July-August, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Cable II#83 (September, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Mark Powers (editor)

Cable II#84 (October, 2000) - Robert Weinberg (writer), Michael Ryan (penciler), Nathan Massengil & Andrew Pepoy (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
House of M I#8 (December, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Olivier Coipel (pencils), John Dell, Scott Hanna, Tim Townsend (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#18 (June, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato, Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimental (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#19 (July, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato, Jr. (pencils), Joe Pimental (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#12 (December, 2006) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Michael Hoskin, Stuart Vandal, Al Sjoerdsma, Eric J. Moreels, Sean McQuaid, Chad Anderson, Mark O'English, Anthony Flamini, Ronald Byrd, Jacob Rougemont, Mike Fichera, Madison Carter & Chris Biggs (writers), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#12 (March, 2010) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Mike Fichera, Markus Raymond, Mike O'Sullivan & Madison Carter (coordination assistants), Stuart Vandal, Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Mike O'Sullivan, Ronald Byrd, Mike Fichera, Madison Carter, Rob London, Gabriel Shechter, Eric J. Moreels, David Wiltfong, Jacob Rougemont, Chris Biggs, Rich Green, Kevin Garcia, Jeph York, & Mark O'English (writers), Brian Overton (copy editor), John Denning & Alex Starbuck (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)

First posted: 08/06/2023
Last updated: 08/06/2023

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