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Ned Lathrop was a member of Magneto's second Brotherhood of Mutants team.[1]

When Magneto abandoned them, Lifter and his allies became a separate group called Mutant Force. They acted as mercenaries working for Mandrill and his Femme Force against the Defenders.[2] After being captured, they were pressed into trying to defeat the Hulk by the government.[3]

Sometime later, Mutant Force joined the Secret Empire as thugs, working for Mad-Dog and Professor Power. They battled the Defenders again when they tried to break-up Damian and Patsy's wedding, and later during an attempted missile strike on Russia.[4]

Mutant Force later adopted new identities and became members of the Resistants. As Meteorite, Ned and the Resistants openly opposed the Mutant Registration Act through rallies, civil disobedience, and active criminal behavior.[5]

The Resistants eventually folded and Mutant Force was reformed in their original identities. Lifter was last seen fighting against the New Warriors but was defeated by the young heroes.[6]

Like many other mutants Lifter became a citizen of the mutant nation of Krakoa. When S.W.O.R.D. offered help in the Snarkwar, Lifter and Burner volunteered to have their powers taken by the Snark.[7]



  • Gravity Decrease: Lifter can also reduce the effect of gravity on objects by touching them.

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