Nothing is known about Arthur Swift, save that he was a classmate, quite possibly a bully, of a disturbed young man who came to identify with the philosophy of the U-Men.[1]

One day, the would-be U-Man cut out Arthur's eyes and shot him in front of an entire school assembly, ranting and raving all the while about how Arthur was a closet mutant (and a closet homosexual), and that once he grafted Arthur's X-Ray eyes onto his own, no girl in the school would be safe. The young man was himself killed by a police sniper shortly thereafter.[1] Arthur's murder, merely the latest in a string, caused the X-Men to thoroughly investigate the U-Men and attempt to dismantle their operation.


X-Ray vision: Swift had the power to see through solid objects.

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