A mutant and one of the first students of Prof. Charles Xavier, Shrapnel mutant power manifestation did not appear at first, but instead made him very sickly, so he could not leave his room for years. When the original five X-Mem arrived as students, they never met Shrapnel. It was only until after his sickness had gone away and his mutant powers manifested that he was released into the world. The original five X-Men finally met Shrapnel years later, when all mutants were invited to Krakoa. He became good friends with them and an ally of them.
Powers and Abilities
Telekinesis, Telepathy, ability to release bio-shrapnel as projectiles, ability to alter age, energy absorption, cosmic matter manipulation
Shrapnel is widely regarded as one of the most powerful mutants in existence. He regularly hangs out with the New Mutants and X-Men.