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Quote1 We both know that you've already decided to hear me out. I know you. Not just who you are, but what you're capable of once you grow tired of hiding here in 'Mayberry'. That much anger, that much hate, can't stay hidden forever. You try... and it will burn you up inside. Now, though, they say you're not the man you once were, that your powers are weakened. But I'm betting you still remember all those people you couldn't help, even when your abilities were at their peak. I don't think your powers have anything to do with what you were. What you still are. The truth is, the clock is ticking. It's just a matter of time before you cut loose again, in a big way. And you know it. You know what they say about idle hands, don't you? You just need something to keep those hands of yours busy. Quote2
-- Briar Raleigh src
 

While a child, Briar Raleigh was a victim of one of the mutant terrorist Magneto's rampages in Seattle, costing her family and seriously damaging her leg. She went to months of physical therapy to walk again with a cybernetic brace. She track Magneto down years later. Locating him in Saranac Lake, New York, Briar told him by saying she could supply information to him that would be more valuable than anything his local contacts could ever give him.

Briar said that she believed that they were meant to work together, so she showed Magnus all the data that she had collected, a list of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents tasked to capture him, their names, personnel files, potential blind spots and points of weakness. But the real enemies were groups like the Marauders who was to blame for one of the worst massacres of all. Intrigued, Magneto took Briar up on her proposition,[2] and, at her suggestion, re-programmed the Marauders' behavioral conditioning to be according to his orders rather than those of Mister Sinister after he'd killed one more cell of them.[3]

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Briar was later seen alongside Magneto as they attended a formal meeting with the Hellfire Club's New York branch. As the M-Pox became more dangerous towards mutants, Magneto began making numerous allies to further his plans. Striking a deal with Sebastian Shaw, allowed Briar to gain membership in the Inner Circle as the Black Bishop while Erik became the White King.

With Briar's connections, she was able to obtain a vial of gray matter from Someday Enterprises. She gave the sample to Psylocke who was the only one able to read it as she was a telepath. Due to Briar's evidence, led to the X-Men and the Hellfire Club to investigate the company but as they soon arrived they were attacked by the same mutants who asked for protection from Someday Enterprises.[1]




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