Ape is a Morlock, a community of mutants living beneath the streets of New York City. With anti-mutant protests and fear at a high, mutants are hunted by large groups of angry humans led by the Friends of Humanity. Ape and Tommy were spotted and chased down into an alley. Ape disguises himself as a trashcan and escaped.
Ape was seen among the mutants living in the small town of Skull Mesa. Along with Annalee, Ape stole an ambulance to gain medical supplies for the young Morlock Leech who was seriously ill. They crossed paths with the X-Men Storm, Wolverine, and Jubilee who helped revive the child.