Real Name: Mick Patterson
Identity/Class: Terrestrial human mutant;
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 Australia
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.
(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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
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."
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
Beast noted its door to be virtually indestructible, and neither Wall's
strength nor Cable's telekinetic power could open it.
five alien beings is suspended animation, as well as a sixth presence,
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
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
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:
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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