Place of Birth
Captain America #307 (1985)
5 ft. 9 in.
Distraught by the death of his family and friends, he threw himself in the path of an oncoming car after fleeing the hospital. To his surprise his wounds from being hit by the car healed within seconds and he had felt no pain at all. He quickly concluded his bus accident was the cause of his new found powers which drove him further into madness. He could not understand why he should benefit from an accident that killed forty people including his friends and family. He finally rationalized that things happen without cause and effect and there is no purpose in anything.
He soon discovered he could cause whoever looked him in the eye to act crazily. Bored and delusional he bought a toy soap bubble-making gun from a dime store and stole a harlequin outfit from a costume shop. Inventing the persona Madcap, he decided to wander New York City and randomly cause people to go crazy in order to demonstrate to them the meaninglessness of existence.Through the years he has crossed paths with Captain America (Steve Rogers), Nomad, Daredevil (Matthew Murdock), She-Hulk, Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch), Thunderbolts, Heroes For Hire and the young heroes Power Pack.