Colin McKay was a mutant child who was fleeing from soldiers sent to capture him by Vixen. He discovered the robot Widget, who created a portal to transport Colin to another dimension, to a world called 'Ee'rath'.
The natives of Ee'rath regarded Colin's appearance as a good omen. They escorted him to the exiled royal household. The Queen, Ai'sha, placed Colin in the care of her counselor, a reptilian mystic named Zz'ria. He trained Colin to be a warrior. Colin aged and his mutant abilities transformed his features into a more leonine appearance. He took the symbol of Widget as his totem. Falling in love with the queen's daughter, Princess Sa'tneen, he proposed marriage to her, and she accepted.
Necrom, frightened of the strength of the queen's people, launched an attack. It soon turned into a massacre. Ai'sha, Zz'ria and thousands more perished. Sa'tneen and hundreds more were captured. Kylun gathered an army and freed Sa'tneen from the forces that planned to sacrifice her.
Decades ago, Necrom had managed to kill this world's version of Excalibur, made up of the Black Knight, Thor, Yeoman UK (this reality's Captain Britain), and Spider-Man. The heroes were raised from the dead as mindless zombie shells by Necrom. Sa'tneen and Kylun confronted them, and during the battle, Sat'neen took an opportunity to strike at Necrom. This caused the zombies to fall, as Necrom's concentration was broken. This was not enough to defeat him, however, and he slayed Sa'tneen. Kylun impaled Necrom with a thrown sword. He shared a telepathic goodbye with his beloved, then noted that Necrom still lived.
Necrom, with the aid of a slave creature, fleed into a structure known as the Tower that Crosses Time. Nobody had entered it in 20,000 years. Uncaring, Kylun followed.
Necrom emerged into Earth-616. His slave creature was soon neutralized by an agent of the Technet named China Doll. Necrom himself again escaped. Kylun followed, moments later, to his perception, confronting and battling Nightcrawler. When Kylun's blades, enchanted so they do not harm the pure of heart, did not harm Nightcrawler, Kylun stopped the battle. He learned that Necrom had come through ten days ago, in this reality.
Part of the team
Kylun joins forces with Excalibur, making friends with the team's long-term ally, Alistaire Stuart. Kylun's old friend Widget returned, in a new form. Excalibur's headquarters was becoming infected with windows into alternate realities, the same way Kylun himself came to Earth. At the same time, Necrom attacked. Kylun helped in the fight, though Necrom's destruction was actually brought about by Rachel Summers.
Kylun later helped investigate the disappearance of 27 older citizens from a small English village. He was caught up in an Alice of Wonderland-style fantasy-land, created by Joyboy of the Technet and the Red Queen of the Crazy Gang. Kylun personally ended up being mentally influenced into fishing with the Gryphon and Mock Turtle. In the end, Captain Britain talked Kylun out of the influence of this pleasant land, his friends were recovered and the older people were allowed to stay, as they were willing participants.
The fight with Necrom had resulted in Excalibur's old lighthouse headquarters being demolished. The team moved into Brian's old manor house, Braddock Manor. Brian allowed Kylun to bury his beloved Sa'tneen under a group of trees near the manor's west wing. Kylun informed his teammate Cerise that he would be leaving to make contact with his parents, who at this time, had been missing their young son for a full year, although Kylun had aged significantly on Ee'rath.
Kylun was attacked by members of R.C.X., a British agency run by Nigel Orpington-Smythe, AKA Peter. Vixen had told Kylun his parents had been killed, but this was not true. Kylun found himself yanked from his parent's front steps and dragged into the nearby woods. The three superpowered R.C.X. agents Oak, Lodestone and Ocelot, all Warpies, fought him for several minutes. Kylun swung his sword through Ocelot's arm, but since the man was merely misguided, not evil, no harm was done. Both were vastly confused and Oak then took advantage of the distraction by knocking out Kylun from behind.
Peter's desires were to use the Warpies, superpowered British citizens of all ages, to restore the glory of the British empire. Kylun was awakened from suspended animation, along with many allies, old and new, just in time to join in on the brewing mutiny other members of Excalibur had roused in the ranks of the Warpies. Excalibur's side faced certain defeat, even with their newfound allies, because several of the younger Warpies were concentrating on blocking the offensive powers of the team. Kylun gambled that his sound mimicry was not considered threat enough to be blocked, and he successfully let out a roar sufficient enough to scare the children away. This allowed Excalibur to gain the upper hand, if just for the moment. The fleeing children informed other Warpies of what was going on, and several of them decided to help the outnumbered heroes. Kylun and his friends soon managed to shut Orpington-Smythe down.
Kylun later attended the wedding of Captain Britain and Meggan.
Kylun was one of the few mutants to retain his superhuman abilities after the events of Decimation.
Vocal Mimicry: Kylun has the mutant power to exactly duplicate any sound he hears using his vocal chords.
Feline Form: As Kylun matured and his mutant talents developed, his physical appearance gradually took on a feline appearance.
Kylun is a highly skilled swordsman and hand-to-hand combatant and gymnast.
Kylun has the peak Human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Kylun wields the twin Blades of Zz'ria, swords which are capable of cutting through virtually any substance. Thanks to an enchantment, they cannot harm those of pure heart, passing through them without causing damage. The blades are also highly resistant to magic, having been shown to have the power to deflect magical attacks, destroy magical creations and wound otherwise impervious magical beings (such as Necrom). The blades are incredibly strong and sharp, and have been shown to be able to cleave rock in two.
- Kylun first appeared in Excalibur #2 as a child, and in Excalibur #43 as an adult, come back from the future.
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