Brendan Lewis

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Brendan Lewis
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First appearance The Kill Squad, Part 1
In-story stats
Known ability Plant manipulation
Alias Brendan Palmer
Gender
Age 29
Date of birth December 20, 1979
Place of birth Saratoga Springs, UT
Date of death After March 23, 2007 (Human form)
Home Silver River, WV

Brendan Lewis is an evolved human with the ability to manipulate vegetation.

Character History

Graphic Novel:The Kill Squad, Part 1

Company agents Thompson, Jr. and Donna Dunlap are accompanied by a support team on a mission to bag and tag Lewis, believing him to be dangerous. They find high levels of plant growth in the area, and Thompson Jr. suspects it is Lewis. He also remarks that the Company has captured Lewis before, and his father suspected Lewis's ability might mutate. Thompson Jr. orders the support team to safeguard the agents' extraction point, as the two go after Lewis.

Later, the support team rush to investigate an explosion. They find Thompson Jr. and Donna on the floor motionless, and their target, Lewis, raging.

Graphic Novel:The Kill Squad, Part 2

The team opens fire at Lewis, but Lewis attacks them with roots emerging from the ground. Lewis soon kills three members of the team. Sean Fallon blows up an oil drum behind Lewis and shoots at him. Lewis is rendered defenseless by his wounds and begs Sean not to bring him back to the laboratory again. Sean shoots him repeatedly, to be sure he is dead, only saving one bullet.

Graphic Novel:The Kill Squad, Part 3

Lewis is imprisoned in one of the Company's Level 5 holding cells, and kept in stasis by a combination of herbicide and ultraviolet light. Lewis and Paulette Hawkins are later taken to Guyana by the Kill Squad to cover up a large crater created by the manifestation of another evolved human's ability. Paulette uses her ability on Lewis, causing his ability to go out of control. Lewis is completely transformed, becoming part of a forest that covers the crater.

Heroes Evolutions

primatechpaper.com has an Assignment Tracker profile on Brendan (file: C020; password: BLjtd19f). His personal history reads:

Brendan Lewis grew up in Saratoga Springs. While a teenager, he discovered that he could slightly manipulate plants to grow faster. Soon after manifesting, he was bagged and tagged by Thompson Sr., then released back into society. Lewis spent the next two years attempting to evade surveillance. During that time, Lewis's ability developed to the point where he would manipulate medium-sized plants and roots. Tissue samples revealed that he also experienced increased healing. Thompson was able to recover Lewis outside of Boulder, Colorado. Lewis spent a year in a Company lab as extensive study was made of the limits of his powers. While being moved from a Level 2 to a Level 3 holding cell, Lewis was able to escape (see PXIR-9961 for incident analysis). At the time, Lewis was not considered a priority threat. Eventually, Lewis was sighted in Palmer, West Virginia, leading to his recovery by Agents Dunlap and Thompson in the nearby ghost town of Silver River.

During the recovery operation, it became clear that Lewis' powers had unexpectedly accelerated in development during his separation from the Company. Brendan Lewis is now considered a Level 5 powered individual. His cellular structure and biological systems are more plant-like than animal, and he exhibits extreme regenerative properties. He absorbs energy from photosynthesis and exhibits complete control over any plant life in his immediate vicinity. His known weaknesses include fire and herbicide.

Agents should note that Lewis has a highly negative stance toward the Company specifically and will react in a uniformly hostile manner toward any agents or staff. Also, Lewis' mutation continues to grow and intensify, and he should be monitored closely for additional, dangerous capabilities. (Sentence omitted: Classified)

The case file also includes a psychological profile:

The subject exhibits moderate passive-aggressive tendencies, as well as early indicators for paranoid schizophrenia, the latter possibly exacerbated by his species transition and by the fact that he really is being followed by people who intend to conduct experiments upon him.

Communication patterns continue to evolve as his primary social focus shifts to the plant life around him, but all recent interaction with the Company suggests all classic comorbid conditions, including clinical depression and anxiety. Allowed to persist in the wild, the subject would likely experience a high degree of social dysfunction such as long-term unemployment, homelessness and possibly suicide.


Evolved Human Abilities

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Lewis's ability allows him to manipulate the growth of plants and other vegetation. His body is now more plant than animal, allowing him to mimic a variety of vegetation habits such as: cellular regeneration, UV energy absorption, and influence over movements of nearby plant life.

Due to his vegetative nature, fire and herbicide are his biggest weaknesses.

According to his assignment tracker file at primatechpaper.com, Brendan's control index is 75%. His data analysis shows his biological level at 85, cerebral at 55, elemental at 90, and temporal/spatial at 25.

Cranial imaging

Notes

See Also


Fallon-Related Graphic Novel Characters edit

BallouSean FallonJoseph GallagherBrendan LewisSean's drill sergeantSupport team member

See Also: The Kill SquadGraphic Novel CharactersOther Characters