Garrison Kane, also known as Weapon X and Kane, is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe. He was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, and debuted in X-Force vol. 1 #2 (1991).
Fictional character biography
Kane was a former member of Cable
's mercenary team called Six Pack
. Although he was the youngest member, he was not immature and handled himself well enough on the field. In a Six Pack mission, the team was ambushed by Cable's clone Stryfe
. Thinking it would save the team, Kane's friend Hammer
tries to hand over vital information Cable needs. Cable ends up shooting Hammer, paralyzing him. Prevented from rescuing the entire team, Cable flees through time, leaving his friends. In the ensuing destruction, Kane loses his arms and legs.
Alongside Wade Wilson, the Weapon X program "fixed" Kane by transforming him into a cyborg, by grafting cybernetic arms in place of his real ones. He was loaned to Department K. With the help of former Six Pack colleague and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent G. W. Bridge, and after a battle with the Mutant Liberation Front, Kane assembled and led a strike team named Weapon P.R.I.M.E.. The goal of Weapon P.R.I.M.E was to apprehend Cable and X-Force for multiple reasons, including Kane's belief that Cable and Stryfe were one and the same. As X-Force defeated Weapon P.R.I.M.E., Kane learned the truth about Stryfe and was sent to Cable's future timeline, where his artificial limbs were reconstructed in liquid metal and upgraded with new weaponry and tools by Cable's freedom fighter group Clan Chosen.
After returning to the 20th Century, Kane forgave Cable and rejoined the Six Pack. Kane works on several missions with the remnants of Six Pack, Hammer, Grizzly and Domino. At one point, they worked with Nomad to track down an errant piece of valuable technology. Kane seemingly retired from mercenary work, but later was seen working for A.I.M.. While working with A.I.M., Kane came to blows with Wolverine and Alpha Flight.
Recently, he rejoined the Weapon X program and his cybernetic material was once again upgraded. The new upgrade made him able to duplicate the abilities of any member in Weapon X. Kane became the team's hitman. In a battle with the group known as the Underground, Kane's mind was shut down by Cable, after which he regained his sanity. Kane then absorbed the powers of former Alpha Flight member Madison Jeffries, who had been brainwashed into working for the murderous leader of Weapon X, Malcolm Colcord. Kane absorbed Weapon X's technology into himself, apparently dying in the process.
An alternate version of Kane appeared in Exiles
#5, a version originating from Earth-3031. There, he apparently still was a member of the Six Pack group, alongside his friends Cable, Domino
, though at some point he had also been involved in his reality's Weapon X Project
. Kane was abducted from his reality to join a group of reality hopping superhumans forced to repair broken realities, as all Kane's fellow recruits had been involved with Weapon X in their native timelines, the group took the same name
Garrison Kane is shown to be a commander in S.H.I.E.L.D.
Kane's ultimate version was introduced in Ultimate X-Men
#76, where he is once again a partner to Cable, Domino and the other Six Pack team members. This version, like his 616 counterpart, is a Caucasian male, but with Brown instead of Black hair. He was seen in the battle with the X-men using his robotic arms to launch his fists like missiles as he does in the 616 Marvel Universe.
- Garrison Kanee appeared in the 'Days of our Future Past' Storyline in the 1992 X-Men Animated Seriers. He is shown using his steel hands to knock down Sentinels.
- In X2, his name appears on a list Mystique scrolls through when accessing Magneto's files.