Rick Blair is a student at NYU. He was on a tour of at M.O.O.N Labs when he accidentally stumbled into an on-going experiment. In his haste to leave he tripped and fell into the stasis field that held a small primate. In a flash the two merged into one, leaving him as a humanoid primate. In a panic, he fled the lab, using agility and acrobatics that he could never have done before. He escaped the building and sprinted away as fast as he could. Over time he learned that in addition to his ability to jump and tumble at an incredible pace he also had enhanced strength and senses. He decided to use these new-found abilities to be a hero for the people. He became known as Monkey C or MC for short.