Real Name: Peter Wisdom
Other Aliases: None known
Occupation: (current) Member of Excalibur, (former) Member of Black Air
Status: Subject of the United Kingdom with no known criminal record.
Place of Birth: London, England
Known Relatives: Harold (father), Romany (sister), mother (first name unrevealed, deceased)
Base of Operations: Muir Island Research Facility, Muir Island, Scotland
Group Affiliation: (current)
Excalibur, (former) Black Air
First Appearance: EXCALIBUR #86
History: Pete Wisdom was an agent
for the British government organization Black Air, a group that conducted research and investigation of supernatural phenomena.
Black Air was Britain's replacement for the now defunct Weird Happenings Organization (W.H.O.). Wisdom's function in Black
Air was that of investigation, espionage, and in some cases, assassination.
Black Air sent Wisdom to investigate an
uprising of free mutates in the island nation of Genosha as a representative of the British government along with the mutant
team Excalibur. After the conflict, Wisdom returned to Muir Island after he was injured during the uprising by a newly developed
type of ammunition. To investigate the source of this ammunition, Wisdom traveled back to London with Katherine Pryde to infiltrate
a Black Air facility.
In the facility, Wisdom discovered that Black Air was collecting alien artifacts for use in
combat and cross-genetic experiments on human subjects, which were performed in conjunction with the London branch of the
Hellfire Club. During the investigation, Pryde and Wisdom encountered the alien race who referred to themselves as the Uncreated.
After defeating the aliens and destroying the Black Air facility, Wisdom returned to Muir Island with Pryde, with whom a mutual
attraction was beginning to develop.
After his London experience, Wisdom left the Black Air organization and was admitted
as a member of Excalibur. Wisdom was also instrumental in bringing Black Air down when, in concert with the Hellfire Club,
the corrupt organization captured the techno-organic entity known as Douglock and used him as a living conduit to a demon
that resided under the streets of London.
Shortly before Excalibur disbanded, Wisdom ended his relationship with Shadowcat
and left the team. Wisdom later resurfaced in Genosha where he was attempting to retrieve a CPU from a satellite that had
crashed on the island. The CPU was, in fact, the disembodied brain of Archie Fogg, an old friend of Wisdom's, with the ability
to remotely link to and control any sort of machinery. Aided by X-Force, Wisdom opposed Magneto and managed to download Archie
into an android body.
Six months later, Wisdom reappeared again, this time as leader of
X-Force. Wisdom utilised the team as a strikeforce against Black Ops organisations and establishments. Wisdom was shot and killed by Doctor Niles Roman during X-Force`s attempt to stop Roman`s
bio-slaves from destroying San Francisco.
Height: 5 ft. 9 in.
Weight: 140 lbs.
Strength Level: Wisdom possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height,
and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Wisdom is a mutant capable of
generating blade-shaped plates of pure heat (called "Hot Knives") and projecting them from his hands at obstacles. Wisdom
can control the size and number of these knives, and with concentration can cause a "Hot Knife" to remain in existence for
a longer period of time than his usual knives. The maximum temperature of Wisdom's knives has yet to be recorded, but it is
at least the melting point of steel.