Originally known as R.B. Banks, and then as Missile Assault Ant, Missile Assault Man is an American Professional Wrestler best known for his work for CHIKARA. He debuted in 2011 and held the EPWE Underground Tag Team Titles with Johnny Ego (better known as Juan Francisco de Coronado) as The Young Aces. He arrived in CHIKARA at Just Shadows In The Fog, March 8, 2013, as part of the debuting The Colony: Xtreme Force, who were a creation of Evil Incompetent Director of Fun Wink Vavasseur as a mockery of The Colony. In 2014, The C:XF were revealed to be part of The Flood, the amalgamation of Heel groups out to destroy CHIKARA and led by Deucalion. After Icarus destroyed Deucalion at Tomorrow Never Dies on December 6th, MAM drifted until Kevin Condron started reaching out to him. This led to Missile unmasking and joining Condron and "Juke Joint" Lucas Calhoun (formerly Volgar, a follower of Jimmy Jacobs in The Flood) as Battleborn. Condron held what was supposedly MAM's journal over him, suggesting that, under Deucalion's orders, he had been a mercenary and had blown up a bus of schoolchildren in Zimbabwe. Eventually, Condron and Missile grew sick of Condron and left him.
"MISSILE! ASSAULT! TROPES!":
- Bald of Evil/Beard of Evil: After he unmasked, as seen above. Eventually became Bald of Awesome/Badass Beard once he turned full tecnico during the feud between CHIKARA and The heXed Men.
- Berserk Button: Missile Assault Man's is being reminded of what he'd believed he had done in the past. When Snowflake (Condron) smacked the button HARD in 2016, MAM snapped and issued a savage beatdown.
- It was thought that The Whisper would be on the receiving end of a button-caused beatdown in 2017 as he made the contents of Axel Ford's journal public, but he averted it by empathizing with MAM instead of mocking him.
- Brainwashed: By Professor Nicodemus, later revealed to be the Mad Scientist creator of The Proteus Wheel. Nicodemus brainwashed him into believing he was Axel Ford, to the point of implanting Ford's memories.
- The Bully: Missile Assault Ant does not approve of having to wrestle against women, and turns into this when he does. Heidi Lovelace made him regret it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The Condor agent who became Missile Assault Ant once blew up a school bus in Zimbabwe under orders from Deucalion, among many other things brought to light by the reveal of the contents of Axel Ford's journal. It's safe to assume Arctic Rescue Ant and Orbit Adventure Ant, also being Condor agents, had done similar things as well.◦ In regards to MAM, the 2018 revelation of his identity (not the real Axel Ford, but brainwashed to believe he was) cast significant doubt as to who actually had the Dark and Troubled Past: him or the real Axel Ford.
- Finishing Move: A buckle bomb called the Missile Launcher.
- I Was Beaten by a Girl:
- Identity Impersonator: Missile Assault Man, as someone claiming to be the real Axel Ford was seen at intermission during It Came From Beneath The Sink! asking about him. Later directly confirmed by Professor Nicodemus, who stated that he'd taken the real Ford's memories and implanted them into MAM's head.
- Meaningful Rename: Much like his then-partners in Battleborn, Missile Assault Ant changed his name to Missile Assault Man upon unmasking.◦ Upon being adopted by Worker Ant as a partner, Arctic Rescue Ant changed his name to Bullet Ant.
- Mind Rape: Professor Nicodemus subjected MAA to this via implanting memories of the real Axel Ford.
- Power Stable:
- The Flood and Battleborn
- Put on a Bus: Missile Assault Man was moved to the Alumni section of the roster in 2018.
- The Bus Came Back: He returned in late 2018, soon after the real Axel Ford started showing up.