Blaming Nathan Bowen
In 2009, Peter Scarborough oversaw the creation of the Roxxon Gulf Platform in Lake Borgne that Nathan Bowen designed. When Scarborough ignored warnings from Bowen that the Roxxon Gulf Platform was unstable and that direct human contact could be dangerous without the shielding he recommended, this led to the collapse of the oil rig.
Scarborough was responsible for ruining Nathan Bowen's name following his death in a car accident. He and the Roxxon Corporation put all the blame of the oil rig explosion on Bowen, saying he went rogue on some research project and called him a mad scientist.
As the head of the Roxxon Gulf division, Scarborough continued to extract energy sources in New Orleans. In 2017, he sent a hitwoman posing as a water jug delivery person, Ashlie, to kill the lawyer Greg Pressfield and get rid of all evidences he had against Roxxon.
One night, while he was at home, Scarborough had someone ringing at his door: Tandy Bowen, who posed as a St. Sebastian's Preparatory School student pretending that one of her tires had gone flat. Scarborough refused to let her in so she could use his phone and instead offered to change the tire himself. While he was busy, however, Bowen touched him and read through his hopes thanks to the Lightforce, entering a vision in which Scarborough picked up packs of bills from the water surrounded with deceased Roxxon Corporation workers, even drowning a vision of Ivan Hess who struggled against him.
Scarborough later learned that Hess had regained consciousness after years of vegetative state and went to see him in the hospital, bringing him documents to sign and making sure that Hess would not be a problem for Roxxon's reputation.
Kidnapped by Tandy Bowen
Scarborough was lured inside the Roxxon Gulf Building by Tandy Bowen, who threatened him with a Lightforce dagger and kidnapped him, taking him into an abandoned building where Scarborough was tied up to a chair. Scarborough asked her what she was after, and he was told that she knew about what had happened during the Destruction of the Roxxon Gulf Platform and how Scarborough had scapegoated her father. Although Scarborough tried to deny his accountability, he was confronted with pieces of evidence gathered by Bowen which Ashlie had failed to destroy.
Since Bowen knew too much, although Scarborough noticed that she seemed to have little clue about who her father really was, Scarborough offered to bribe her, giving her enough money so she and her mother could live a wealthy life without having to worry about the future. He asked her what she really wanted, and she angrily replied that she wanted her father back before cutting through a pillar, causing the whole building to rumble. Scarborough was left inside the building, but was eventually able to break free. He later received a call from Bowen, who had learned about the abusive nature of her father, and was told that she accepted his offer.
Falling into a Coma
- "You want to be a God?"
"I want to be God."
"Right through that door."
- ―Tandy Bowen and Peter Scarborough
During the Terror in New Orleans, Scarborough once again attempted to destroy evidence which could incriminate Roxxon Corporation, smashing and damaging several hard drives. He then went to leave his office, but was confronted in the elevator by Tandy Bowen and Mina Hess. Scarborough outright admitted that Roxxon had been looking for a powerful energy source which would have made the company far more advanced than his business rivals, mainly Stark Industries and Rand Enterprises. He then informed Bowen and Hess that he had already tried to remotely end the outbreak, but to no avail.
Scarborough was punched by Hess because of his cynical way of considering the whole situation, and told Bowen that the only way of ending the outbreak was to go inside the Roxxon Gulf Operations Facility. Before they left, however, Scarborough was once again touched by Bowen, triggering another vision of his hopes. In the vision, Scarborough was asked by Bowen what he wanted, and he replied that he wanted to be God. He was then shown a door behind which lied all his hopes according to Bowen. However, the whole thing caused Scarborough to remain in a catatonic state. His unresponsive body was found in the elevator by Ashlie after the Terror in New Orleans ended.
- "With great power comes even more power."
- ―Peter Scarborough
Scarborough was a true embodiment of greed and ambition, showing interest only in himself with total disregard for the human lives which where lost due to his actions. As such, in the aftermath of the Destruction of the Roxxon Gulf Platform, all Scarborough cared about was making sure that no one could blame him for the accident, instead scapegoating Nathan Bowen and making sure that all evidence against Roxxon Corporation were retrieved and destroyed, even going as far as murdering Greg Pressfield. Scarborough's lust for power even bordered on delusions of grandeur, as he once told Tandy Bowen that he wanted to be God, and outright showing that nothing could stop him in his search for more power. This, however, proved to be his downfall as his crimes eventually backfired on him due to Tandy's quest for the truth and the fact that Scarborough actually had very few allies, being unable to gain loyalty from many of his employees who dreamt about nothing but humiliating him and taking his place.
In chronological order:
- Cloak & Dagger