The X-Men were training inside the Danger Room with Cyclops as their leader when Professor appears and give them a little vacation. Hank and Bobby go out with Zelda and her friend Vera, when they run into a strange guy, who shows some powers just like Beast's and Iceman's. Jean Grey was shopping and also runs into this strange guy, and he starts to use her mental powers then. He realized that he had just found the X-Men, and follows Jean to Xavier's mansion. There, while he talks to Xavier, he starts to sense Cyclop's powers, and then wings become to grow on his back, just like Angel's. He puts on a uniform and starts to battle with the X-Men inside the Danger Room, defeating them and hijacking Marvel Girl to his HQ. Once there, he starts to tell Jean his story:
When he was young, he enters his father lab, blows a beaker and inhales the gas. After that day, he starts to mimic the abilities of others that are near him. He wants the X-Men powers to find the machine that his father had built before dying and being buried.
When the other X-Men arrive, he mimics their powers and finally reaches the machine. However, when he uses the machine, instead of becoming stronger and with permanent powers, he lost his power of mimicry.
The first appearence of Mimic and Vera Cantor.