Dr. Adam Rauch is the guiding light behind the underground East Harlem Research Project in the team’s tenement basement lab. The pioneer of the team, he successfully transplanted the limbs of a white cat onto a black cat, convincing his friends to embark on the project. His Mensa-level IQ enabled him to ‘watch and learn’ from his colleagues during the procedures. As a result, he was able to make great strides on his own in bionic limb attachments and transgenic skin grafting. Only his side deal with Django Tamsulosin resulted in a dangerous compromise in which non-volunteers were brought to the lab as unconscious subjects of the unscrupulous experiments.