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Alex Ferguson was a scientist for S.T.A.R. Labs.

Ferguson was based in a small facility in the Sonora Desert in Arizona. A few years ago, his colleague Sully and he discovered a strange Martian artifact in the desert that seemingly arrived on Earth shortly after a meteor shower. The item was of Martian origin and was known as a Kuru pendant. Earth's resident Martian shape-shifter, J'onn J'onzz, came to Ferguson disguised as a DEO agent named William Dyer. He asked him some questions and gave him a contact number. Feeling he could trust Ferguson, Dyer revealed his true identity as the Martian Manhunter. A short time later, a woman named Rio Ferdinand came to the lab inquiring about the alleged alien activity and the supposed crash site. She claimed to represent a special detail of NASA. Ferguson immediately distrusted her, and made certain to keep the secret of the Kuru pendant away from her. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ferdinand (who was actually working for the DEO) had Ferguson's lab assistant, Sully, killed. Ferguson contacted William Dyer and told him what had happened. The Manhunter knew that Ferguson's life was in danger, so he arranged for him to take a flight from LaGuardia bound for London where he was to meet with some friends of his. Ferguson didn't trust the William Dyer persona, so he didn't get onto the plane. Ferdinand's people found out about the flight and she had her top man, Giggs, blow the plane out of the sky. They believed that they had killed Ferguson. When Alex learned about the plane explosion he grew paranoid and thought that Dyer was trying to kill him. He rented a room at the Stardust Motel in New York and videotaped a message intended for his girlfriend, Sara Moore. After mailing the videotape off, Alex knew that he needed to confront Dyer. He went to Dyer's office only to find an empty suite. The Martian Manhunter telepathically scanned the Earth looking for Alex and soon found him. Unfortunately, Rio Ferdinand's team found Ferguson as well. The Martian Manhunter tried to protect Alex, but Ferdinand's armored commando succeeded in killing him using weaponry based on Martian powers.