A group with firm ties to Hydra, Project Centipede was a secret project designed to give people superpowers through the use of a Centipede-looking device. One of the recipients of the device, Mike Peterson, was given enhanced strength and durability. Project Centipede also had lesser ties to A.I.M.'s Extremis virus and Abraham Erskine's Super-Soldier Serum, as well as was powered by Gamma Rays. The Centipede device however had a drawback of potentially exploding its users due to the Extremis element.
Project Centipede's operative Raina later recruited Chan Ho Yin, a man with unusual control over fire. After draining him of his fire resistant blood, the project was able to stop their test subjects from exploding, though they would require regular injections. The project further led an attack on a prison, to liberate their agent Edison Po. Their superpowered agents soon entered a fight with SHIELD, where they encountered Mike again, who had retained his power. After the encounter the project captured the SHIELD agent Phil Coulson, along with a wounded Mike. SHIELD was later able to rescue Coulson, as well as simultaneously take out Project Centipede bases across the globes thanks to information from Vanchat. However, Mike remained in the project's custody and was given a mechanical leg and an explosive eye implant, which would detonate if he defied the project.
The Clairvoyant, the project's leader, set a trap for Coulson's team, in order to learn the process by which Coulson was revived. In the end the Clairvoyant personally joined Coulson's team while undercover, though it is unknown whether he was able to take any of the technology before the base was destroyed.
Mike, now known to SHIELD as Deathlok, engaged SHIELD in an attempt to fool SHIELD into believing an impostor was the Clairvoyant. SHIELD was briefly fooled, but ultimately realized the real Clairvoyant was actually a SHIELD agent. By the time Coulson's team was able to find this out, Hydra had made their move, and the Clairvoyant was able to escape.
- Project Centipede is an original team created for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- It has been noted that Project Centipede combines all currently-known methods of granting superpowers to an individual in the Marvel Cinematic universe.
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