Input was an Initiative member assigned to monitor the movement of the Omega Machine from Alcatraz Island alongside Hijack. When Gambit came to destroy the Machine per Cyclops' orders, the two Initiative members attempted to stop him. While Hijack was quickly taken care of, Input managed to hold his own for a bit, until he tapped into a portion of Gambit's brain that had been altered by Apocalypse when he had become his Horseman Death. Tapping into this piece of his mind caused Gambit to exhibit the Death personality and powers. Transforming one of his cards into a black energy, Gambit flung it at Input, transforming him into the same black energy and presumably killing him.
Powers and Abilities
Minor Telepathy: Input admitted to possessing only minor telepathic abilities, which were illusion-based.
- Telepathic Cloak: Input could briefly block his presence from the minds of others, making him appear to move with superhuman speed, or even appear to teleport.
- Telepathic Illusion: He can make people think he is somewhere he is not.
- Telepathic 'Whispering: "No mind control. No post-hypnotic commands. Just a little nudge here and a whisper there".
He referred to Gambit as a "mutie", thus, it's unlikely that he is a mutant himself.