Nothing is known about Backhand, save that he was a member of the Neo's Guardian Clan who retained his powers after the Decimation when many other did not. Hearing of the birth of the Messiah-child, the Clan leader, Stare, led the powered members of the Clan in an attack on the X-Men in hopes of receiving answers.

Backhand aided Stare in taking Kavita Rao hostage, and later battled Iceman, deflecting his attacks using his ability. However, the Evolutionaries arrived and declared the Neo a genetic dead end. When Stare attacked the lead Evolutionary, the Evolutionary destroyed the entire Guardian Clan from the inside out with a thought, and the rest of the planet's Neo population soon followed.


Through unknown means Backhand's body was able to reflect any attack aimed at it.

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