Matter Animation-Solid: Remarkable
Powers only affect non-living matter.
Biligual: English and Greek.
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Brotherhood III, V, Freedom Force, Project: Wideawake, Strikeforce, X-Corps
An immigrant from Greece, Dominic Petros’ past remains largely unrevealed. The mutant Mystique somehow learned of Petros’ mutant powers and recruited him as Avalanche for the second incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He first publicly appeared with the Brotherhood when they unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly during his hearings on the menace that mutants allegedly pose to humanity in general.
Petros remained with the Brotherhood for quite some time, only briefly leaving to attempt to blackmail the state of California into paying min an enormous sum to prevent him from using his power to trigger a major earthquake. He returned to the Brotherhood after being stopped by the Hulk.
Petros was among the Brotherhood members when Mystique turned the team over to the government to serve time for their crimes as the government’s strike force. Often finding themselves in semi-legitimate covert operations as a member of Freedom Force, Petros clashed with several superhero teams such as the X-men and the Avengers.
On a mission in Kuwait during the war of Operation: Desert Storm, Petros was forced to abandoned his Freedom Force teammates Blob and Pyro. After this mission, Freedom Force was dissolved, and Petros became a free agent mercenary.