Personal Info:
Real Name: Stuart Clarke
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: East Lansing, Michigan
First Appearance: Champions Vol.1 5
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Hood's Crime Syndicate, Former Leader of the Recession Raiders
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Champions
Gallery: Click
Enhanced Abilities: Rampage has enhanced strength, agility and endurance.
Boot Jets: Rampage has boot jets that allow him to fly.
Force Field: Rampage sometimes employs a force field.
Hypnotic Gas: Rampage sometimes employs hypnotic gas.
Clarke was the scientifically brilliant but economically naïve founder of Clarke Futuristics, a struggling Los Angeles high-tech design and manufacturing firm. Clarke’s lawyer and financial manager Crawley urged Stuart to sell his company to a larger corporation, which could have made Clarke very wealthy; but the idealistic Clarke refused “to sell his soul” to big business and held onto his company, which sank deep into debt during a subsequent economic recession. Ultimately forced to declare bankruptcy, an enraged Clarke fired Crawley. Blaming the government for his troubles due to their mismanagement of the economy, Clarke decided he would seek profit at the government expense.
Clarke had previously designed a super-powerful armoured exoskeleton, but Stark International had launched a similar project and got all the related government contracts. Taking his unsold exoskeleton prototype out of storage, Clarke planned to use it to steal the money he needed from FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) protected banks, believing that no regular people would suffer since these bank’s losses would be covered by the government.