01100010 01110010 01110101 01110100 01100101 was a very old military mech who was still running on binary processors. 01100010 01110010 01110101 01110100 01100101" translated from binary spells "brute," the machine's current alias.
14 was one of over a hundred runaways abducted by the Adrenamix Corporation (a subsidiary of the Gaulthing Corporation). Adrenamix subjected their prisoners to psionic experiments which led to a wide variety of superhuman powers. 14 could secrete a sticky resin which she could project as streams or tendrils to wrap or bind others.
President and CEO Anderson Gaulthing referred to this batch of test subjects as the "Psigns of the Times". One of the Psigns was his own daughter Alison Gaulthing. Alison attempted to escape from the Adrenamix facility and the Psigns were sent to retrieve her. They chased her across a rooftop near Yancy Street, but Alison died while trying to evade capture. 14 and the others began to fear that they would be blamed for her death. Investigating the Adrenamix activities was the New Warrior known as Justice. Justice fought against the Psigns. Adhesive - 14 could secrete a sticky resin which she could project as streams or tendrils to wrap or bind others.