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Patriot

Real Name: Jeffrey Mace
Occupation: Reporter and correspondent, adventurer
Identity: Secret
Legal Status Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Other Aliases: Captain America (III)
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Place of Death: New York City
Marital Status: Unrevealed, but unmarried at the time of his death
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: (as the Patriot) Member of the Liberty Legion, (as Captain America III) Member of the All-Winner Squad
Base of Operation: New York City and Boston
First Modern Appearance: MMARVEL PREMIERE #29
Final Appearance: CAPTAIN AMERICA #285

History: Jeffrey Mace was a reporter and correspondent for the New York Daily Bugle when the United States entered World War II. Inspired by Captain America and fervently patriotic, Mace began fighting crime and Nazi espionage under the costumed identity of the Patriot. The Patriot strengthened his reputation as a crusader against America’s enemies through a regular series of patriotic radio broadcasts from New York City.

The infamous Nazi agent known as the Red Skull captured four members of the Invaders, a wartime team of champions - Captain America himself, the original Human Torch and Toro, and the Sub-Mariner - and brainwashed them into committing anti-American sabotage. In order to summon other costumed adventurers to help rescue the Invader, Captain America’s young partner Bucky Barnes commandeered the radio station from which the Patriot was about to make one of his broadcast speeches. The Patriot joined the team that Bucky organized for this mission, which was named Liberty Legion. The Invaders were finally freed from the Red Skull’s control, and the Liberty Legion remained together, battling criminals, spies, and saboteurs on the American home front during World War II.

The Patriot continued his crime-fighting career even after the end of World War II. He was now based in Boston, Massachusetts, where in 1946 he saved the original Human Torch, Toro, and the Torch’s creator, Professor Phineas T. Horton, from a trap in which they had been placed by Adam II, a malevolent android Horton had created. Horton told the Patriot that Adam II untended to substitute an android duplicate for a congressional candidate from a Boston district. The Patriot and the Torches contacted the Torches’ fellow members of the All-Winners Squad, the postwar successor to the Invaders, and informed them about Adam II’s plan. Steven Rogers, the original Captain America, and Bucky Barnes both had vanished in 1945; another costumed adventurer, the Spirit of ’76, had taken over the role of Captain America, and a boy named Fred Davis was the new Bucky. Both the new Captain America and the new Bucky were members of the All-Winners Squad. One of Adam II’s robots killed the second Captain America at Boston’s Old North Church. Inspired by this second Captain’s noble sacrifice, the Patriot donned a spare Captain America costume from the Sub-Mariner’s nearby flagship and thus became the third man to assume the Identity of Captain America. In his new role, the Patriot prevented Adam II from murdering the congressional candidate he intended to replace, John F. Kennedy.

The third Captain America became the second Bucky’s new partner, and both remained active in the All-Winner’s Squad. The second Bucky retired from crime fighting in 1949 due to a bullet wound, and Captain America III formed a new partnership with the superhuman adventurer Golden Girl. Finally, believing Americans no longer felt a need for symbolic figures like Captain America, Jeff Mace retired as a crime fighter in 1950 and returned to reporting.

Some years ago, Mace discovered that he was dying of cancer. The Elder of the Universe called the Contemplator, also known as Mister Buda, granted Mace his fondest wish by allowing him to do battle once more as Captain America, this time against Adam II of an alternate Earth. Mace destroyed this Adam II and in winning this victory, came to terms with his past and achieved inner peace.

Several months after this adventure in the alternate reality diverged by the Contemplator, Jeffrey, Mace died of cancer with his hero, the original Captain America, at his bedside.

Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 205 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black, later grey

Strength Level: The Patriot possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engaged in intensive regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers: None

Other Abilities: The Patriot was a superb hand-to-hand combatant and an exceptional all-around athlete

Weapons: As Captain America III, the Patriot carried a shield resembling the one that the original Captain America. However, the shield carried by Captain America III was made of ordinary steel and hence was not virtually indestructible like the original Captain America’s shield.

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