Real Name: Richard Rennsalaer
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Richard Rennselaer is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent whose son developed nuclear psychosis, a total withdrawal from reality due to a fear that the world will end at any moment due to nuclear destruction.
Desperate to help his son, Rennselaer, secretly a mutant with the power to control machinery, took on the codename of Overrider and stole the experimental TESS-One robot - part of a 1939 project dubbed Total Elimination Of Super-Soldiers which was intended to be a failsafe against the Super Soldier program.
Overrider had the TESS-One robot coated with adamantium at the Adametco Metallurgy company, and it was there he first encountered Captain America and Wolverine, each who had been following different leads. Overrider escaped with TESS-One, and later mounted an assault on a nuclear command facility in the hope of launching America's entire stockpile of nuclear missiles and burying them in the ocean floor, not caring that Moscow may interpret the launch as an attack on the Soviet Union.
Captain America and Wolverine teamed up to defeat TESS-One, and then encountered Overrider as he was about to launch the missiles. Captain America knocked Overrider off his flying sled with his shield, and Wolverine almost impaled him on his claws as he fell, choosing instead at the last second to let Overrider fall to the floor. Overrider was quickly given medical attention and then taken into custody.
Overrider was depowered thanks to the effects of M-Day.
First Appearance: Captain America (1968) Annual 08
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Captain America (1968)
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989)
#33 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Man Of Action'#34
- 'In The Field'#35
- 'More Men Of Action'
#11 Wolverine Saga (1989)
- 'Richard Rider to Sidewinder'
- 'Book Four: The Hero Triumphant'
Roxxon Corporation (Marvel)
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