Cypher is a super-intelligent, slightly geeky but amicable computer programmer who gained national prominence by winning over 100 consecutive games on the TV game named Jeopardy.

He joined Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow as a student although being human and not mutant, but Frost's school does not distinguish between different varieties of "gifted".

Cypher was instrumental in helping free Lorna Dane from prison. Traffic camera footage of Dane's apparent magnetically-induced murder of several people had been reviewed time and again to no avail. Douglas decided to review the tapes from three days ago and gains information to clear Lorna's name.


In the aftermath of the Ultimatum event and the bombings of the Academy of Tomorrow by the Multiple Man under orders by Magneto, Cypher was revealed to have been killed in the incident.


Doug is a talented in hacking and highly intelligent

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