Identity: Mikhail Urlokovitch
Popularity 10 / 60 in Russia
Animal Transformation: Mikhail has the ability to transform into a bear. While in this form he possesses the following:
Body Resistance: Good rank.
Claws: Excellent Edged damage.
Bite: Good Edged damage.
Running: Good land speed
Military, Bilingual: Russian, English.
Winter Guard, Soviet Super-Soldiers, Exiles / Siberforce
Ursus was one of the first mutants born in the former Soviet Union. He escaped the usual practice of mutant genocide by being brought into service for the State by Prof. Phobos. Here, he met and worked alongside Vanguard and Darkstar. Later, the government impressed him and his two friends into service as the Soviet Super Soldiers. After working for several cases, Ursus and the others vowed not to serve their state, and even tried to defect to America. Their defection was foiled by the People’s Protectorate, and the defectors were brought back to a scientific base for unknown purposes before being rescued by Blindfaith and his mutant underground. Ursa Major faught alongside his comrades Vanguard and Darkstar as the Russian mutant underground was compromised, He remained with them when Blindfaith formed the Exiles.
Later, Ursa Major followed Vanguard into the employ of General Tskarov, a communist sympathisizer who wanted to undermine American business along the east coast. They only agreed, however, in order to find the missing Darkstar, whom Ursa Major found in Tskarov’s labs, being experimented on. Ursa, Darkstar, and Vanguard then joined the Black Widow and Daredevil in taking Tskarov down. Presumably, Ursa returned to the mother country to continue his fight there.