Rampage wasn’t always the rage-filled destructive force of nature he is today. Once, he was a brilliant machinist who sought to make the world a better place for all, to bring technology and prosperity out to the regions of Metal City. He wanted to turn Metal City into a shining beacon representing the best of humanity. Given the current state of Metal City, it’s clear he didn’t succeed.
Working for a company known as Maximatics, Rampage was a humble genius. He was selected to take part in the company’s Project Rebirth, a vision of the future where the world would be safe for people again, bringing back the world of yesterday and making it the world of tomorrow. In truth, Project Rebirth was a cover for Maximatics’ Project Rampage, with the goal to create an army of cyborg soldiers, half man, half machine.
Rampage was the first survivor of this program. He worked as a tool for Maximatics, clearing an area outside of Metal City of all who lived there and building for them a fortress from which to operate. He thought he was still doing good for them, even as they stripped him of his humanity and his freedom. When he found out he was betrayed, Rampage...rampaged. Using his bulldozer, he tore down the walls of the facility, feeling nothing but rage.