Working for Cottonmouth
Thugs as Bodyguards
Sugar and Zip were tasked to be bodyguards for Mariah Dillard. While Dillard visited the park to raise support for the New Harlem Renaissance, Sugar and Zip followed her around. Dillard told them to stay further away from her. When Cornell Stokes visited the park Dillard complained about the thugs following her around, scaring everyone. Stokes reminded her that they are there to protect her, hand out flyers and get contribution tributes.
Robbing Genghis Connie's
- "You want some?"
"I don't even like these niggas, man!"
- ―Luke Cage and Sugar
That evening Sugar and other members of their gang, stood outside Genghis Connie's to pass out flyers. After the restaurant closed they entered Genghis Connie's to threaten Lin and Connie Lin into giving money to support Mariah Dillard. Sugar tried to convice the the Lins to show Mariah Dillard some love and contribute, stating that they will go away if they do so. Following the refusal of Jin Lin to give them money Zip angrily told them to do so. At this moment Luke Cage, who had just entered the restaurant, told them that he did not like his tone and that they were being disrespectful to the Lins. Following a brief conversation Cage and the gang got into a fight, in which Cage first took out Amos, Zip and Koko before he looked at Sugar. Instead of attacking Cage like his gangmates had done Sugar told Cage that he does not even like the others and ran away.
State of the Union
Sugar was told to come to Harlem's Paradise for a so called "State of the Union". During the meeting Cornell Stokes and Darrell Mitchell discussed the financial situation after what happened at Fort Knox. When Mitchell mentioned Luke Cage Koko raised his hand in order to say something. The statement Koko made did not fall well with Stokes, who took out his gun and killed Koko. This shocked Sugar, who sat on the couch behind Koko and got splattered with his blood. Sugar and the others were told to hit the street, every business between 110th and 155th, and take half of there money, to recoup the money Stokes had lost. If asked why they were they doing this they should tell them to go visit Cage at Pop's Barber Shop and ask him why they are paying the "Luke Cage stupidity tax". After being yelled at by Stokes, Sugar and the others left the meeting to hit the street.
- Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth † - Employer
- Zip †
- Koko †
- Hernan Alvarez/Shades
- Willis Stryker/Diamondback - Employer