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Avalanche was one of the mutants brainwashed by Mesmero to assemble a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants for anti-mutant activist Lydia Nance.[1]

After marking their first public appearance by attacking the United Nations Headquarters,[2] the Brotherhood kidnapped New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio and held him hostage at an abandoned factory on Long Island.[3]

The mayor's kidnapping was intended to lure out the X-Men so they could be killed in an explosion; however, the X-Men managed to rescue the mayor and avoid the trap, defeating the Brotherhood in the process. Mesmero's hold over the team was broken, and the members of the Brotherhood were handed over to to S.H.I.E.L.D., ultimately leading to its disbandment.[1]

Ms. Nance still had plans for the Brotherhood, so she facilitated Mesmero's escape from the mutant prison The Box.[4] Under the pretense of having found a way to escape on his own, Mesmero approached Avalanche and his fellow lookalike, Pyro, and offered them a chance at freedom, supposedly to have revenge on the whoman who hired, then discarded, them. Mesmero had Avalanche and Pyro attack a yacht where Nance's Heritage Initiative was holding a fundraising gala solely with the objective to lure the X-Men.

Shortly after the mutant heroes arrived to the scene,[5] so did a squadron of the NYPD. While the Brotherhood made their escape, Mesmero used his powers on the X-Men, making them believe the officers were an assortment of their enemies which they attacked, leading to their arrest. The members of the Brotherhood regrouped at their base, where Mesmero revealed the true nature of his plot, and that in reality they were still under Nance's paycheck. While Pyro was disgusted by Mesmero's actions and walked away, Avalanche welcomed the paycheck and even requested to keep Pyro's cut.[4]

Powers

Vibrokinesis: He can remotely generate vibrations to affect his targets. Unlike the original Avalanche, his power can also target organic tissue.[4]




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