Matter Manipulation: Mikhail has the ability manipulate the subatomic substance of matter and warp energy patterns to alter their wavelengths with Unearthly ability. This allows Mikhail to perform a variety of power stunts such as:
Energy Blast: Unearthy
Reality Manipulation: Amazing
Energy Absorption: Unearthly
Morlocks, Gene Nation
During a mission as a cosmonaut for the Soviet Union, Mikhail was pulled into a dimensional rift, where he alone of all his crew survived. He was taken in by the locals, fell in love with a princess, and married. His father-in-law, however, was something of a tyrant, and Mikhail found himself embroiled in political conflicts that led to a civil war. During the fighting, the rift was opened, and only Mikhail’s powers could close it. He did so, but the backlash killed hundreds of his people, including his wife. Overcome by grief, Mikhail exiled himself into the desert, where he remained until the X-Men and Sunfire travelled through the re-opened rift to try and seal it. Eventually the team and Mikhail connected, and using Sunfire and Iceman to control the energy backlash, Mikhail and the team were able to close the rift and return to Earth, without any loss of life. Once back, however, Mikhail found it hard to adjust, and eventually went crazy, hearing and seeing his dead companions and loved ones in his mind, torturing him.