Michael Peterson is a man who developed superpowers through the use of Centipede. Later, after receiving cybernetic enhancements from the Centipede Group, he became the second Deathlok.
Mike Peterson was out with his son Ace, when an explosion erupted from the top floor of a nearby building. He climbed the outside of the building by punching holes in the brickwork and entered through a flaming window. As the crowd looked on, Peterson jumped from the top floor whilst holding a woman in his arms. Amongst the crowd is a hacker named Skye, who filmed him on her smart phone.