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Scrambler is mutant and a sociopath and a member of the Marauders, a band of assassins who were gathered together by the mutant thief Gambit at the request of the enigmatic mastermind known as Mister Sinister. Sinister first sent the Marauders to murder the entire population of the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. In the course of this mutant massacre, the Marauders clashed with the mutant adventurers known as the X-Men and the original X-Factor team. Subsequently, the X-Men thwarted the Marauders' attempt to assassinate Sinister's former pawn, Madelyne Pryor, in San Francisco. Later, Sinister sent the Marauders to battle the X-Men during the time of the demonic invasion of New York City known as the "Inferno". The Marauders were all killed during the "Inferno", but Sinister possesses the ability to clone them thanks to samples of their DNA. The Marauders later clashed with the dimensionally-displaced young mutant known as Nate Grey after they attempted to assassinate Sinister's former servant, Threnody.


Scrambler later returns alongside the reorganized Marauders. During the final battle for the mutant baby, the first birth since Decimation, Scrambler goes over to Wolverine and shuts off his healing factor so that he won't heal from the bullet, after being shot in the eye by Scalphunter. However, X-23 appears and literally dismantles Scrambler, cutting off both his hands and eviscerating him.

Powers and Abilities


Scrambler has the mutant ability to disrupt the function of any system with his touch, whether the system be that of a living being or a machine or a field of energy. He must physically touch his target with his bare flesh in order to affect it. He can control his power to vary the effects it has. If he touches a living being, Scrambler can cause immobilization, unconsciousness, or death. If his victims possesses superhuman powers, Scrambler can disrupt the functioning of those powers. His power works on a 1:60 time ratio. Hence, if he touches something of one second, the effect of his power lasts for a minute (sixty seconds).