William Drake was a very strict man whom lived happily with his wife Maddie Drake and their son Bobby. At first William Drake had great problems with his son being a mutant. He was mad at him for being a mutant and hoped to conceal it for the neighbours. However, when Bobby was chased down by an angry mob of townspeople, he protected his son from harm and later send him to Xavier's school for Gifted Youngsters in hope of letting him cope with his mutant powers. William and his son never had an easy relationship. This came to a heat when he frowned upon his son's relation with an Asian girl, telling Bobby she wasn't good enough for him. He also admitted to still have problems with his son being a mutant.
Operation Zero Tolerance
While Bobby thought his dad hated him, it turned out that, when mutant-hating hysteria broke loose during Operation Zero Tolerance, William defended his son and tried taking down the sponsor behind Zero Tolerance, Bastion. He paid dearly for that, being beaten up by two of his body-guards, nearly dying. But once and for all, Bobby knew how his father really felt about him, despite his problems with him being a mutant. William eventually recovered from his wounds and now lives a peaceful life again with his wife.
Powers and Abilities
William is not a mutant like his son and possesses no special powers, but has above-average strength for a man his age.