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Nathan Spencer was a member of the Federal States of America's military forces whose left arm was severed in the course of combat. During his rehabilitation, he became the first test subject for experiments into bionic prostheses conducted by T.A.S.C., the Tactical Arms and Security Council.
His designation was "Research and Development #1," so he gained the nickname "RAD." There he received his trademark bionic arm, after which he was sent into active duty and given the rank of captain.
Bionic Commando (NES)
The story begins with Rad Spencer being tasked with rescuing Commando's protagonist, Super Joe from the "Badds," an evil empire bent on world domination, lead by the terrorist fiend, Master D. Super Joe had been sent in to stop the Badds' top secret superweapon, dubbed "The Albatross." All contact with Super Joe was lost, and Rad was sent in to go get him back.
The antagonistic Imperial Army attacked and captured the T.A.S.C. operative Joseph "Super Joe" Gibson, who had infiltrated the Empire to stop the Albatross Project. Spencer was then sent in to save Super Joe and complete his mission. Nathan succeeded in stopping the project and saving Joe, along with killing a freshly resurrected Adolf Hitler. For his valiant efforts Joe is promoted to director of T.A.S.C., and he and Nathan go on to train a new breed of bionic commandos.
These events took place in the original NES Bionic Commando and were the subject of two remakes, the Bionic Commando for the Gameboy and later downloadable Bionic Commando Rearmed.