The Orphan-Maker, whose real name appears to be Peter, was rescued by the cyborg known as Nanny from captivity by Mister Sinister. Sinister had apparently been planning to exploit Peter's abilities for his own ends, but instead decided that he couldn't control him and decided to kill him. Peter has commented that Nanny found a way to keep him from growing into what he would have become, but it is not clear what he meant by this comment.

Nanny believed it was up to her to protect mutant children from the dangers of the world around them. She made Peter her accomplice in this task, outfitting him with an armored battlesuit and weaponry. Their modus operandi was to abduct mutant children and battle anyone who got in their way, including killing the children's parents. For this reason, Peter became known as the Orphan-Maker.[1][2]

Along with Nanny, the Orphan-Maker has battled members of the X-Men,[3] X-Factor,[4] the Avengers,[5] Generation X,[6] and the Fantastic Four.[5]


Right after the Decimation, when the students were sent back from the Xavier Institute to their homes, Peter and Nanny resurfaced, intending to abduct Trance (Hope Abbot), but battled Wolverine and were eventually defeated by Trance.[7]

Power Grid [8]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter


His powers are currently unknown.

Strength level

The Orphan-Maker's armored battlesuit apparently enhances his strength, at least enough to enable him to bear the weight of the armor.


The Orphan-Maker has the emotional and intellectual level of a small child, though whether he is actually a child or an adult with developmental problems is not known.


The Orphan-Maker wears an armored battlesuit created by Nanny that affords him high resistance to physical damage, even including Cyclops' optic blasts.


The Orphan-Maker carries powerful automatic firearms.

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