Dave Isherwood, A.K.A. Dr. Ikon is an old army buddy of Slade Wilson and his family. An intellectual genius with a great many degrees in inventing, technologies and quantum physics, he first invented a skin layer gravity sheath device called the Ikon Suit. Powered by the kinetic energy of a persons bodily motions, creating a prototype for his friend to use. lacking a use for it however Slade discarded it while Dave worked on and accommodated its superior version.