It is said that playing too much video games will lead you nowhere and make your brain stupid. Not so for Rampart. What happened instead is it raised his hand/eye coordination and reflexes to new levels never thought humanly possible. So much that he mastered every video game ever published with a particular liking to shoot 'em games. While he did get a college degree, he could have still made a profitable career as the best video gamer of them all. He needed something more fulfilling.
Fortunately, the military is always in need of men who can think fast, move fast and make split-second decisions. Enlisting in the Navy, his dream of shooting down actual enemy aircrafts and missiles is realized. The thrill of the real thing just doesn't compare to a virtual creation.
A Real American Hero comics continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
Animated continuity - DIC
- Working names included Counterfire, Groundfire, Airburst, Checkmate and Deadline.
- His prototype filecard listed his Secondary Military Specialty as "Tuba Player."