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When Doctor Hope was sent to City Hospital, Brainstorm and several of the other Mad Dogs were transferred there as well, and Hope continued his experiments on them. Hope initiated a new process of experimentation, by which he thought to bring out the primitive, reptilian part of the brain, which he saw as having greater potential then the human mind. Brainstorm underwent this process and mutated dramatically[1].
Soon after, the new heads of the Mad Dog Ward came under fire from the investigation of reporter Maggie Lorca. The administrators forced Hope to send Brainstorm out to capture and silence Lorca by whatever means possible. Lorca was working with photographer Peter Parker, and so Spider-Man defended her from Brainstorm. Brainstorm's new mental powers enabled him to get the better of Spider-Man, and he left him trapped within rapidly hardening cement.[2]
Captain Zero, also a former inmate at Pleasant Valley, located Brainstorm and stopped him from killing Lorca. Zero managed to occupy him long enough for Spider-Man to free himself. After some struggle, Zero hurled soapy water in Brainstorm's eyes, distracting him and allowing Spidey to drop him with a double ear clap. Brainstorm recovered almost immediately, but he decided to take a rest on the city's tab and bust out once he was ready.[3]

Powers

  • High Pain Threshold: Brainstorm's insanity gives him a high tolerance for pain.
  • Reptile Form: Brainstorm can transform in a reptilian-like form, giving him the following powers:
    • Superhuman Strength: Brainstorm possesses super strength to an unknown degree.
    • Enhanced Durability: Brainstorm is incredibly durable. He could be struck by foes as strong as Spider-Man and recover almost immediately.
    • Psychic Power
      • Precognition: Brainstorm can see into the past and into alternate futures and could make others see these visions
      • Illusion Projection: Brainstorm is capable of making others see their worst fears through illusions

Strength level

  • In human form, Brianstorm's size gives him a great deal of natural strength. In his reptile form, he gains superhuman strength to an unknown degree.

Weaknesses

  • Brainstorm is violently insane and will go on an uncontrollable rampage.


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