When Rags Murphy started healing people he did so by giving them the rags he was wearing. Unfortunately giving the rags away made him weaker and the people he helped ended up giving the rags back to Rags except for two pieces one of which was responsible for creating Checkpoint Charlie and one which the kid David kept .
The rag led David to the Graveyard of Forgotten Heroes where he met Mr. Lion who was connected to the cloth. Mr. Lion wanted revenge on Rags for stealing his bandages and gave David a helmet, which would give him the power of the Peripheral Man. He then convinced David to attack the Foot Soldiers, which he did. In the following attack he was defeated and was nearly killed. He was blasted by a passing B.T.L., but escaped using the helmet's cloaking technology .
The helmet of the Peripheral Man makes him invisible when looked at directly. He can only be seen with the peripheral vision.
As David: Foot Soldiers (vol. 1) #2 (1996)
As Peripheral Man: Foot Soldiers (vol. 2) #1 (1997)
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1: Foot Soldiers (vol. 1) #3
2: Foot Soldiers (vol. 2) #1