The early life and origin of the villain known as Psynapse remains unclear, although it has been hinted that he and his fellow Dark Riders were lesser members of the Royal Family members of the Inhumans.[2]

He was an original recruit of the Riders of the Storm, and he remained with the team until its hunting of the mutant Mesmero, where an error on Psynapse's part caused the team to question his fitness and seemingly kill him according to their ideology.[1] Somehow reappearing as a part of the team once more, Psynapse was among the group under its second organization under the leadership of Stryfe.[4]

He was killed in a confrontation with the mutant known as X-Man when his attack reinvigorated X-Man's mental powers.[4]


Telepathic Communication: Psynapse had the power to communicate telepathically by tapping into the psionic energy of the planet.

  • Mental Bursts: He could create bursts of mental energy.
  • Astral Drawing: He could draw others into the astral plane, manipulating their astral form and reducing their minds to that of a child. However, when he attempted to do this with Jean Grey at a time when her telepathy was dormant, it accidentally reawakened her powers fully.[5]

  • Psynapse was killed by his fellow Dark Riders after demonstrating signs of sickness and weakness, believed to be early indicators of the Legacy Virus.[7]

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