James is an inventor who once made a device which (unbeknown to him) could destroy large parts of the universe. The alien race known as the Snarks
came looking for the device and thus came into conflict with the Power Pack
kids, whom had received amazing powers from Whitey
, an alien who died trying to warn the Power family of the nearing danger. James had never found out that his children were not where in fact superheroes. Once he did, but his memory was erased thanks to Mirage, a member of the New Mutants during the Inferno crossover.
James remains a loving parent to his children and a good husband to his wife Margaret Power