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Origin and history
Deadbolt was a member of the second incarnation of the Dark Riders which were banded together by Genesis. Deadbolt appeared to be a living skeleton who could extract his bones and use them as weapons.
Mayor Story Arcs
Dark Riders Versus Wolverine
The Dark Riders captured Cyber so that Genesis could strip his adamantium in his plan to make Wolverine his first Horseman. Deadbolt was slain by Wolverine after he rejected the adamantium and regressed to a feral state. His disembodied head was then used to lure Gauntlet into Wolverine's grasp.
, and Spyne
--the mutant members of the Dark Riders--were collectively resurrected via the Techno-organic virus
and the Hellfire Club
's former Black Queen Selene
's mysticism. The revived mutants are mind-controlled into attacking Emma Frost
, the X-Men
, and the Hellfire Club
as an act of revenge against all those who stood in her way of her becoming a goddess.
The former Dark Riders fought alongside one another against the X-Men's Dazzler
Powers and abilities
Deadbolt is a mutant whose skeletal structure is charged with bioenergy and his individual bones can be removed in pieces and used as razor sharp, high-density throwing weapons.