Elijah Cross was a depowered mutant who led the terrorist group X-Cell
. He and his group were convinced that the United States government was responsible for the depowering of the mutant population during the event now known as M-Day
After meeting with fellow depowered mutant Quicksilver
, who had stolen and subsequently absorbed several Terrigen Mist
crystals, Elijah and several of his fellow X-Cell members were seemingly repowered. However, like with all of Quicksilver's previous recipients, the treatment had dire side-effects. As a result, he spontaneously combusted during
battle with the mutant team X-Factor Investigations
Powers and abilities
Elijah Cross was once a mutant with the ability to increase his mass without changes in body shape and without any detriment to his regular speed or movement.