"One day, Rex Rogers will die, and the world will cheer. Then I become Captain America."
|Affiliation||Young Avengers (Earth-4126)|
|Base of Operations||Young Avengers Mansion (a warehouse that was redesigned)|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
As a child, Eli loved listening to his grandfather, Isaiah's, stories about World War 2. His grandfather was the only surviving member of the Howling Commandos, aside from Captain America himself, who was in stasis. Eli was inspired by his grandfather's stories and decided one day he wanted to join the army and be a hero just like Captain America.
When Rex Rogers became Captain America, Eli's hero worship disappeared. He absolutely despised Rex's attitude, what he fights for, everything about him was disdainful. However, one day, Isaiah took Eli to meet the actual Captain America. Eli's inspiration returned and he learned to deal with Rex as Captain America. However, there was still that little voice in the back of his head that kept saying "He isn't Captain America".
When Eli's older brother was expelled from college, he came back to live with them, and he recently got a new sister, so his parents' responsibilities were split between his siblings and they didn't have time for Eli. Things became worse when his Grandpa Isaiah passed away. After the funeral, Eli became determined to one day become Captain America in order to honor his grandfather. He began training day and night, never stopping until he collapsed from stress. After his mini coma was over, Eli began using Mutant Growth Human, in order to simulate super strength.
When the future daughter of Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman, Ms. Fantastic, comes to the past in order to save the world from Kang the Conqueror. Eli was offered a spot on her team, and he accepted. He became the hero Patriot, equivalent to Captain America, but he refused to use a shield, using the excuse that he wasn't worthy yet.