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Segismund Joshua was a human scientist that worked for the Damocles Foundation. He and his colleagues Doctor Ogada and Doctor Chandra awoken Ekatarina Gryaznova from her coma, allowing Bastion to transform her into a Prime Sentinel.[1] They also created the artificial mutant Reignfire.[2]

When Domino was captured by Gryaznova, Joshua and his colleagues placed a device in Domino's nervous system as well as studied Meltdown, Richtor, and Shatterstar when they were prisoners of Operation: Zero Tolerance.[1]

Joshua later attempted to confront Reignfire after he escaped from custody by zapping him with a molecular disruptor. However, the disruptor had little effect on Reignfire, and Reignfire retaliated by setting Joshua on fire. Joshua managed to put the fire out and tried sneaking away, but Siryn from X-Force found him and forced him to explain his connection to Reignfire. After helping X-Force defeat Reignfire, Joshua was handed over to S.H.I.E.L.D.[3]

Joshua eventually returned to the Damocles Foundation and helped Doctor Chandra take the remains of Reignfire and attach him to a Celestial Gatherer to function as a solar battery, which would awaken the Gatherer for the Damocles Foundation's purposes. Joshua was concerned that Reignfire would cause the Gatherer to go out of control while Chandra was confident that nanite safeguards would assure that the Gatherer would make it controllable. However, Selene took control of the Gatherer, forcing Arcadia DeVille and Moonstar of X-Force to destroy it.[4]

Joshua's whereabouts and fate are unknown after that.




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