The Skornn is an ancient evil demon. The monster was very well known throughout the universe, and its horrors were even known in the Shi'ar Empire. On Earth, the Skornn's evil plans were mostly thwarted by the mutant known as Cable. However, once Cable originally managed to destroy the Skornn, the monster had established a loyal group of ninja followers known as the Helix. Years later, in present time, the Helix wanted to recreate their master. The plot succeeded when they managed to rob the sword known as the Five Fingers of Annihilation from the mutant Shatterstar. With this battle resulting in the death of some of Shatterstar's friends, he and Cable enlisted the aid of their former team, X-Force. Alongside the aid of Deadpool, Wolverine, the Fantastic Four and a new (futuristic) incarnation of the Mutant Liberation Front, the mutants and heroes eventually managed to kill the Skorrn. At first, it even seemed that Cable had sacrificed his life to end the battle, but he reappeared not too long afterward. With Cable's reappearance, it isn't completely certain if the Skornn is dead or not, and he is just waiting on the right moment to return. But for now, the Skornn is history.