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"I'm reading alien metal, gamma radiation, the serum-- Every known source of super-powers thrown in a blender."
Jemma Simmons[src]

The Centipede Device is an item created by the Centipede Project, designed to enhance the physical attributes of an individual to a super-human level.


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The Centipede Device is the delivery method for the Centipede Serum, which is a mixture of a variation of the Super Soldier Serum, Gamma Radiation, Extremis and metal from salvaged Chitauri technology for injection.[1]


Centipede Spine Injector

The Centipede Device on Deathlok's back

Later developments to the serum include adding the fire-resistant blood platelets harvested from a man with natural pyro-kinetic abilities, Chan Ho Yin, codenamed "Scorch" by one of Centipede Project's operatives. The platelets stabilized the explosive element of the Extremis process.[2]

An upgraded centipede soldier

The centipede process has undergone various upgrades. Originally, the centipede device was attached to the user's forearm. The Centipede Project later "created" soldiers with centipede devices that ran along both forearms, the shoulders, and back. These upgraded soldiers required even more upkeep.[3]

Later, a Centipede Project operative, code-named Deathlok appeared wearing a special body armor vest with a Centipede Device integrated into the vest's spine.[4]

John Garrett himself, aka The Clairvoyant, used a smaller Centipede Device which kept him alive.[5]
Garret's Centipede

John Garrett's small, internal Centipede Device


Use of Centipede is not without drawbacks. Under normal circumstances, the user must consume four times the normal amount of food to compensate for the user's accelerated metabolism. If excessive strength is used, then up to ten times the normal amount of food may need to be consumed, followed by extreme fatigue.

The Centipede device, once installed onto a user, cannot be removed without killing the user.


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