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Converts ambient emotions into enhanced strength.
Washington was born in Watts, Los Angeles
, and appears to have spent his childhood in the informal care of people other than his natural parents. Sometime during his early adolescence, he became a de facto ward of a Los Angeles street gang. Sources suggest that Washington may have worked for a number of years as a key soldier for a notorious southern Californian syndicate crime figure.
[Sentences Omitted: Classified] This intelligence suggests that Matt Parkman may have been a long-standing auxiliary parent figure for Washington, possibly in the context of Parkman's service as a parole officer.
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The decision to terminate surveillance early and apprehend Washington was made as a result of a high-profile altercation at a Los Angeles diner, during which Washington murdered a number of local gang members in public using his ability. Washington was interred in Level 5 with his accomplice, Jesse Murphy, but both escaped during a system-wide security failure. He remains at large. [Sentences Omitted: classified]
The subject displays marked psychological deference toward authority figures, primarily as a result of an adolescence spent in the highly structured hierarchy of organized crime.
However, the manifestation of his ability appears to have caused significant cognitive dissonance after authority figures proved incapable of accepting the subject or countering his will. As a result, the subject developed inappropriate coping strategies, primarily repression, resulting in passivity, mood swings and chronic anger. Preliminary examination conducted during his interment in Level 5
may also indicate symptoms of early schizophrenia. All contact with the subject should be recorded and analyzed for signs of additional psychological degradation.