Publisher: Marvel Comics
Real Name: Carl Lucas legally changed to Luke Cage
Created by: Judd Winick, Jim Calafiore
1st appearance: Exiles #21, March 2003
Team Affiliations: Avengers
Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record
Height: 6’6 Weight: 445 llbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Relatives: James Leonard Lucas (father), Esther (mother, deceased), James Jr./Coldfire (brother)
Skills and abilities: Capable leader, self taught street fighter and trained martial artist in the ways of Kun Lun and the latest holder of the Iron Fist mantle.
Powers: Luke Cage is a human mutate having been subjected to experimental chemical while in jail. This resulted in him gaining superhuman abilities. He has near invulnerability allowing him to withstand high caliber gunfire, explosions etc. Luke has superhuman strength allowing him to lift about twenty five tons, has stamina beyond a peak human athlete and an accelerated healing factor.
After gaining the powers of the Iron Fist his powers have been increased exponentially. He can focus his life energy into his fists for a variety of effects chief among them to enhance his strength.
He’s grew up in New York and went to prison (See Luke Cage Biography for details).
When the epidemic of the legacy virus began raging out of control the mutant population was devastated. When the mutant Cypher lay dieing his alien friend Warlock tried to save his life by fusing with him. What occurred was the legacy virus merged with the alien Phalanx Virus saving his life but making them a vampiric techno organic creature. All those infected became known as the V-Lock.
Endangering the human race as a whole many heroes were killed in it’s wake. One such person was Danny Rand the original Iron Fist. Before his death he managed to transfer all his power to his best friend Luke Cage ensuring that his legacy would live on to fight the V-Lock.
When the Exiles came to his world they helped to finally put an end to the v-lock thus saving his world. He remained a hero and helped in rebuilding his world until he was recruited by Quentin Quire to save his world from the annihilation Wave.