Unit's complete origin is unknown. Billions of years ago, his creators were giving charity to those who accepted it, but those who didn't attacked those who did. Consequently, Unit's creators were forced to take necessary steps - Unit was one of them. A Unit would be dropped onto a planet to speak with its inhabitants then retreat, and when the creators returned, the inhabitants would be pacified. For a few hundred thousand years, it worked out well until other aliens had enough and united against them.
Unit's creators were decimated, with Unit surviving as the sole artifact of their empire. Their programming remains in him, even as he contemplates the moral righteousness of their goal. If he succeeds, his creators were right; otherwise, his creators were monsters beyond the worst tyrants, and the end justifies the means.
A billion years prior to the present, Unit came a cross a planet where he witnessed the rulers' demons cast a spell to stop evolution. This angered the Phoenix. The spell worked for a time, until a Phoenix Messiah arose and, with five acolytes, she was able to control the Phoenix and restart evolution. Unir grew interested in the Phoenix Force, and desires to see a Phoenix Messiah rise without the means to control the Phoenix (the Lights).
Recently, Unit escaped and landed on Earth where he met two humans: a father and a son hunting together. Afraid, the father attacked Unit, who subdued both humans via mind control and forced the son to turn away while dissecting his father. He then killed the boy, covered all evidence, and set his sight on mutants. He tricked Cerebra by emitting a new mutant emergence. When the Lights arrived, he mind controlled the team, forcing Pixie to teleport herself, Velocidad, Transonic and Primal eight miles away and fall asleep. Unit was left alone with Hope.
The X-Men arrived and Magik teleported Hope away from the battle. The remaining X-Men attacked Unit, who noted Magneto was the most dangerous of the X-Men. Unit easily handled the Extinction Team until Danger arrived and appeared to subdue him. Hope demanded Magik return her to the battle. She told the X-Men Unit had only conversed with her before the Extinction Team attacked.
The S.W.O.R.D. base was too damaged to keep prisoners. The X-Men imprisoned Unit on Utopia. While "imersioned," Unit wanted to finish his audience with Hope. He revealed he took control of Danger the second she fought him. He ordered her to call Hope. Though he acted friendly, Unit was merely using Hope for his own end. When Hope left, he said his usual phrase: her sacrifice will be remembered when a universal utopia comes.
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Unit is a highly advanced Robot created by an advanced Alien race who had god-like science. Until now Unit demonstrated mind control and techopathy and super intelligence.
- 13 Appearances of Unit (Earth-616)
- 4 Images featuring Unit (Earth-616)
- 3 Quotations by or about Unit (Earth-616)
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