Reanimator is a mutant with the ability to control robots and other mechanical devices. Able on several occasions to reassemble them from their broken pieces, thus his codename. He used his ability to gain the necessary muscle for various robberies. His plans were repeatedly thwarted by the Skrull Wolverine, Nightcrawler and (more often) Nova/Richard Rider. He was eventually captured by the original Wolverine and the New Warriors. At the time he had lost his powers due to the High Evolutionary and had lost control of his robots.