Myles Alfred is Harvard student. A young and brilliant student attended lectures of Shakespeare, Freud and the Oedipus Fallacy by his English tutor, Harold Bloom. His father is an esteemed academic, his mother a renowned ethnomusicologist and exponent of the north african 'UD. The future was mapped out for Myles: study. Books. A life of the mind.
At first, his powers was triggered by fear or anger, as when he was being bullied about his sexuality by a couple of his college school mates. He then turned into his feral self and ripped them apart.
Soon Myles became able to control his transformations at will. Author of a critically-acclaimed pamphlet on Walt Whitman and able to tear through steel walls with his teeth and claws, Myles Alfred is Vivisector.
Vivisector was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred and first appeared in X-Force issue 117 (2001).
Major Story Arcs
Wile trying to figure out what to do with his life, Myles saw on the television that many of the original members of the mutant team known as X-Force had been killed during a mission. Vivisector decided to put his powers to use by joining them along with other new recruits such as Bloke and Saint Anna. While the other new recruits died very soon during the earlier missions on the team, Myles remained a part.
Relationship with Phat
During the Vivisector's membership with the X-Statix and X-Force, he and teammate Phat developed a strong bond through their joint interest in causing mischief in the team. This bond later developed into a romantic relationship, which they played up very much for the media. They later announced that the relationship had been a false one that was only developed for fame, but through it, they had realized that they were, in fact, in love with each other. Some months later, during one of their missions, teammate (and boyfriend to Myles) Phat was killed during a mission. This caused Myles to seclude himself for some time, even hoping to find a cure for his mutation to return to his normal human form forever. Eventually, Myles left these ideas and joined X-Statix for one last mission.
In the X-Statix's last mission, Vivisector was killed by the blast that Venus Dee Milo gave off when her body became unstable and exploded. Vivisector died along most of his teammates.
Myles has the ability to transform into a wolf like creature. In this form, he has super human senses and aglity. He also has animal like strength and speed. He has razor sharp claws and teeth that can rend metal.