Personal Info:
Real Name: Total Elimination of Super Soldiers
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Somewhere in the Midwest
First Appearance: Captain America Annual 8
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of Heavy Metal
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America
Gallery: Click
Body Armour: Tess-One’s robotic body was originally made of a steel alloy and this provided him with a high degree of protection from physical and energy attacks. The Overrider later had him coated in Adamantium making him invulnerable to attack. Tess-One’s joints and workings were not so well protected.
Concussion Blasts: Tess-One can fire concussive force blasts.
Flight: Tess-One is able to fly.
Regeneration: Doctor Doom gave Tess-One the power to repair itself by absorbing metal.
Energy Absorption: Doctor Doom gave Tess-One the ability to absorb energy.
When the Super-Soldier Project was first begun during WWII, there was a special meeting between President Roosevelt, top members of the War Department and various scientists. One of the scientists, Professor Schumann, feared that once an army of super-soldiers won the war, they would return home and take over America. Schumann suggested the creation of a special robot, TESS (Total Elimination of Super-Soldiers) that would be built to neutralize super-soldiers. F.D.R. went ahead and Okayed the suggested project.
Unfortunately, the only man who knew how to create super-soldiers, Professor Erskine, was killed after creating only one super-soldier, Steve Rogers (Captain America). Now useless, the TESS project funds were cut off, and Schumann was ordered to destroy his work. Instead, the paranoid Schumann took his work to his home somewhere in the Midwest. He completed building the robot, and programmed it to kill Captain America.