Luc was a down-on-his-luck French mutant who had lost his job and been to prison at least once. Desperate, he sought to earn a living in the criminal underworld, and so visited a Czech mutant named Viktor, who was claimed to be able to get mutants any criminal job. However, Viktor was in fact a slave trader who sold mutants on the black market for scientific experimentation, and he knocked Luc out and erased his memories with his psionic third eye.

Luc awoke in a cell with three young mutant women, the Czech sisters Markita and Vanessa and the American Tanya, all with their memories erased. Once Vanessa and Markita touched each other, however, their power to merge into one body activated and their memories returned. They were then knocked out by an arriving Viktor, who explained that a customer intended to buy Tanya. However, the customer was in fact the shapeshifting mutant spy Mystique, who had come to destroy Viktor's organization. Viktor grappled with Luc and Mystique, before Tanya's memories returned, and she activated her powers and defeated Viktor, whom Mystique then killed.

Mystique enlisted Luc and Tanya's help in taking down one of Viktor's main customers, the DermaFree Corporation. Luc and Tanya fought off the guards at DermaFree's secret lab, while Mystique infiltrated it. Luc and Tanya held off the guards long enough for Mystique to accomplish her mission, but were ultimately defeated. Fortunately for them, Mystique had returned in the guise of an officer, and sent the other guards on a wild goose chase, saving the lives of the two mutants.


Luc had the ability to shift his skin into a metallic form at will. His mutant form was outfitted with razor-sharp spikes that could be used as a defense against opponents.

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