- —Michael Rossi[src]
Air Force Special Operations
He was sent undercover to Afghanistan to investigate the Roxxon oil pipeline. But he was actually there to find Carol who was kidnapped by Ghazi Rashid. She escaped to his safe house and the two returned to the United States. He later recruited her to join Air Force intelligence and they worked on the Rashid case together. The two's first mission together was to Berlin it was on this mission she began calling him "Ace". They travelled there to find Vitamin but he was able to escape.
Later, Rossi was assigned to work under Stephen Lang on a government project to determine the origin of mutants, and what should be done about them. Lang secretly wished to wipe out mutants, but took money from the Council of the Chosen, who were secretly members of the mostly mutant Hellfire Club who wanted to learn how to control other mutants and didn't suspect Lang's true motives. When Rossi discovered Lang's intentions, he threatened to inform the Council. As a result, Lang had a plane containing Rossi shot down.
Rossi was presumed dead in the plane crash, but had secretly been saved by two of the Hellfire Club's members, Emma Frost and Harry Leland. Frost read Rossi's mind and discovered that Lang and the Hellfire Club's own Edward Buckman intended to eliminate mutants, and along with Sebastian Shaw, overthrew Buckman and took over the club.
Afterward, Rossi infiltrated the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier to find out more about the Hellfire Club and Shaw. He was found out, however by two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Price and Garwood, and beaten by Garwood, who was a double agent for the Hellfire Club. Before being attacked, Rossi had left part of a message on Xavier's answering machine, which was heard by Rogue, who had permanently absorbed the memories, emotions, and powers of Carol Danvers. The Danvers personality took over Rogue's, and she flew to Rossi's rescue. Garwood killed Price to cover his tracks, and was about to kill Rossi when Danvers as Rogue broke into the Helicarrier and saved him. She flew him to her family's Cape Cod summer house to recuperate. He was confused on waking to hear Rogue addressing him as if she were Carol. When Rogue's own personality returned, she shamefully revealed to Rossi what she'd done to Carol, Rossi told her he wanted to kill her for what she'd done, and walked away.
- Master Spy: Rossi was an extensively trained CIA agent, highly skilled in espionage.
- Multilingual: Rossi spoke fluent English, Dari, and Russian.
- Skilled Martial Artist: Rossi was highly proficient in both armed and unarmed combat, including a variety of martial arts.
- Skilled Pilot: Rossi was an experienced pilot.
Michael Rossi often used conventional firearms.
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