The original Michael van Patrick was the great-grandson of the man who created Captain America, Abraham Erskine. Michael became one of the greatest student athletes in the country. Dubbed "MVP", Michael was recruited by Justice as part of the Initiative. At Camp Hammond, he took a liking to Cloud 9 and watched her train. MVP was tragically killed during an incident when Armory's Tactigon raged out of control. His autopsy revealed that although MVP didn't possess any special powers, his body was genetically perfect.
After his death Dr. Blitzschlag performed cloning experiments on MVP's body, first cloning it at least four times. One of the clones was given the identity of the late Michael van Patrick and sent back home. Justice later took Cloud 9 to the van Patrick home as part of her therapy to visit with MVP's family. They were both shocked to find MVP seemingly alive and well.
Later, an unstable MVP clone was created. This clone refused the identity of "Ian" and called himself Michael van Patrick. Once connected with the alien weapon Tactigon, this clone received information about MVP's death and grew enraged. Dubbing himself KIA, the clone began enacting revenge on the people he felt were to blame for his death, destroying two inactive clones in the process before going on a rampage in Camp Hammond. Cloud 9 and a group of fellow Initiative members traveled to the Van Patricks' home, attempting to convince the first MVP clone to download his memories into a device that would transmit them into KIA's brain, essentially reprogramming KIA, but possibly leaving the first clone mindless. Cloud 9 managed to distract KIA by playing on the latent memories of the original MVP, and kissing him, allowing her to fill his lungs with her vapor. The MVP clone, rather than wipe his own mind, instead placed the helmet on KIA, leaving him an empty shell. Abby and the clone decided to start things over, with Abby acknowledging that the clone was not the MVP she knew.
Naturally Enhanced Physiology: Due to Pat being a clone of Michael Van Patrick he has the same powers as the original one, whose strength, endurance, and agility are comparable to Captain America.
Peak Human Strength: Michael's physical strength is equal to the peak of human potential. Michael's physical strength is above that of a normal human being.
Peak Human Durability Michael's body is more resistant to physical injury, to variable degrees, than that of an ordinary human. He seems capable of taking several gunshot & puncture wounds as well as beatings and still stand on his feet.
Peak Human Agility: Michael's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.
Peak Human Healing: He is able to heal broken bones, torn muscles, several gunshot & knife wounds and other severe injuries within of several days and most lesser injuries like cuts, scrapes and burns within hours.
Peak Human Stamina: Michael's body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing poisons in his muscles and his musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities.
Peak Human Aging: Michael's extensively healthy cells allows him to age at much slower rate.
As a clone of Michael Van Patrick, and due to a lifetime of a special revolutionary diet that was obtained in Brazil and special exercise, Michael Van Patrick (Clone) had strength, endurance, and agility comparable to Captain America.
Peak human strength.
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