Able to control and alter organic plant matter. Adaptive DNA mimics a variety of vegetation habits such as: cellular regeneration, UV energy absorption, and a telekinetic influence over nearby plant life.
Brendan Lewis grew up in Saratoga Springs. While a teenager, he discovered that he could slightly manipulate plants
to grow faster. Soon after manifesting, he was bagged and tagged by Thompson Sr
., then released back into society. Lewis spent the next two years attempting to evade surveillance. During that time, Lewis's ability
developed to the point where he would manipulate medium-sized plants and roots. Tissue samples revealed that he also experienced increased healing
. Thompson was able to recover Lewis outside of Boulder, Colorado. Lewis spent a year in a Company
lab as extensive study was made of the limits of his powers. While being moved from a Level 2
to a Level 3 holding cell, Lewis was able to escape (see PXIR-9961 for incident analysis). At the time, Lewis was not considered a priority threat. Eventually, Lewis was sighted in Palmer, West Virginia, leading to his recovery by Agents Dunlap
in the nearby ghost town of Silver River
During the recovery operation, it became clear that Lewis' powers had unexpectedly accelerated in development during his separation from the Company. Brendan Lewis is now considered a Level 5 powered individual. His cellular structure and biological systems are more plant-like than animal, and he exhibits extreme regenerative properties. He absorbs energy from photosynthesis and exhibits complete control over any plant life in his immediate vicinity. His known weaknesses include fire and herbicide.
Agents should note that Lewis has a highly negative stance toward the Company specifically and will react in a uniformly hostile manner toward any agents or staff. Also, Lewis' mutation continues to grow and intensify, and he should be monitored closely for additional, dangerous capabilities. (Sentence omitted: Classified)
The subject exhibits moderate passive-aggressive tendencies, as well as early indicators for paranoid schizophrenia
, the latter possibly exacerbated by his species transition and by the fact that he really is being followed by people who intend to conduct experiments upon him.
Communication patterns continue to evolve as his primary social focus shifts to the plant life around him, but all recent interaction with the Company suggests all classic comorbid conditions, including clinical depression and anxiety. Allowed to persist in the wild, the subject would likely experience a high degree of social dysfunction such as long-term unemployment, homelessness and possibly suicide