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Quote1 Why would you ever want to hide those amazing powers? Seriously, Daisy, look at how hard I had to train to get even close to your level. Don't be ashamed of who you are. Quote2
-- Shaun Lucas src
 

Rayshaun Lucas was recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D., where he was trained by Captain America.[1]

Patriot is very by the book, and always means serious business.[citation needed] According to Squirrel Girl, he can be a little uptight but also really loyal to his teammates, and Ms. Marvel describes him as hard-working.[citation needed] He never backs down from a chance to stand up for the right thing and always defends the little guy.[citation needed]

Patriot takes pride in the fact that he was trained by Captain America and that he does not require superpowers to fight. He was visibly angered when Squirrel Girl asked if he even had powers.[2]

Patriot struggles with being taken seriously, and hence felt betrayed when Quake searched for Inferno without authorization. He is also borderline insulted by Squirrel Girl's unprofessional methods, even viewing them as "ridiculous."[2]

Abilities

  • Indomitable Will: Patriot actually doesn't have any powers, but it doesn't stop him from doing his job. He's very capable and was trained by Captain America to build his strength, speed, and agility. He goes above and beyond to make sure he's on the same level as people with powers and abilities. He never gives up; he's always persevering and stops at nothing to get things done. Ghost-Spider describes Patriot as "tenacious."[3]
  • Skilled Combatant: Captain America taught him multiple combat and hand-to-hand combat skills allowing him to hold his own against Ghost-Spider in combat.[4] He skillfully applied his multi-tool shield in combat, as seen when he, Quake, Squirrel Girl, and Ms. America stole a Quinjet from the Triskelion, and also used its sharp edges, seen when he battled Exile.[2]
  • Skilled Marksman: Patriot was able to accurately throw his shield to slice through Ghost-Spider's webbing during their first encounter. He was even able to launch a S.H.I.E.L.D. identification card into an elevator slot with pinpoint accuracy.[citation needed]
  • Skilled Acrobat: Patriot was able to quickly and acrobatically run up the side of a building to grab onto Ghost-Spider, and even stop himself from falling off the edge of a building with one hand.[citation needed] When riding on his shield transformed into a hover board, he can skillfully maneuver himself to dodge attacks from S.H.I.E.L.D. weaponry.[citation needed]
  • Skilled Tactician: Patriot knew the proper emergency procedure to deal with an exploded gas line. With the help of Squirrel Girl and America Chavez, he successfully liberated Quake from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters captivity.[2]
  • Skilled Leader: According to Ms. Marvel, he's definitely following in Captain America's footsteps, since he's "an unceasing defender of truth, honor and justice." Squirrel Girl also thinks Patriot might make "a pretty good" mentor, and Ms. Marvel states that he trains really intensely and is a great leader.[citation needed]

Strength level

Rayshaun was strong enough to bust down the door to a burning apartment, and survived falling debris crashing down on him during the battle with Exile.[2]



Equipment

Patriot's shield is a multi-tool, given to him by S.H.I.E.L.D.,[citation needed] which is a shield first, and glider/hover board second, that can also shoot projectiles and energy blasts.[2]

Patriot also carries a pair of handcuffs.[citation needed] His phone is able to project holograms.[citation needed]

  • According to Squirrel Girl, there is a rumor that Patriot "smells like freedom."[2]
  • Patriot hates teleporters.[2]

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