Personal Info:
Real Name: Frank Simpson
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: USA
First Appearance: Daredevil Vol.1 232
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: U.S Army
Base Of Operations: Worldwide
Grudges: Daredevil and Wolverine
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Nuke is an expert in all forms of military combat and weapons. He is also dependent on drugs.
Enhanced Abilities: Nuke has enhanced strength, agility and endurance.
Body Armour: Nuke's skin has been replaced with an artificial type of plastic that looks identical to human skin but is much more durable.
Guns: Nuke wields a gun that can fire grenades and napalm.
The disturbed son of a wealthy, abusive, alcoholic, upper-class woman in Ohio, Frank soon developed an unhealthy affection for his babysitter, the only real maternal figure in his life. The young woman, who was harbouring feelings for his father Charles, capitalized on Frank's affection and talked the boy into killing his mother. Wolverine, who at that time was an operative for Weapon Plus had been sent to kidnap Frank Simpson. Wolverine showed up, dressed as a cop. He then stalked Charles Simpson and the babysitter, eventually shooting the girl with Charles' gun, after which Charles committed suicide. Wolverine then went to Frank's place and abducted him for the super soldier project.
Years later, Frank Simpson was sent into the Vietnam War as a black-ops agent. Captured by the Viet Cong, Frank was severely tortured by Logan (who was posing as a Russian intelligence liaison), shattering Frank's still unbalanced mind. While torturing him,(even carving into his face the American flag that years later would become part of his super powered personality), he implanted the phrase "No V.C.!" as a trigger word, along with the compulsion to kill gruesomely, in retaliation for the tortures suffered, anyone who uttered the words. He then allowed Frank to escape, testing his work with a village of peasants, who, seeing an American soldier, tried to soothe his anger and convince him to spare them, shouting the "No V.C.!" phrase, meaning that they weren't Viet Cong. Frank, in response to the trigger word, burnt the village to the ground killing every inhabitant. The experiment being a success, Logan was instated as the handler of the human weapon. Due to his trauma, Nuke often hallucinates that the enemies he is fighting are the Viet Cong.
At some time during the war, Nuke was inducted into the final part of the Project Home grown, the Weapon VII programs, that turned him in a partial cyborg with a sub-dermal mesh able to deflect bullets, and a second heart that, working in conjunction with some (placebo) pills, controlled his aggression, leaving him addicted as well. His whereabouts after the war are still unknown.