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David Bond's powers manifested in Atlanta when his girlfriend of six months broke up with him via text message and later came to his doorstep to retrieve her belongings. Distraught while she drove off he unconsciously commanded her car to reverse and come back to him despite her several attempts to leave. The two of them later on went to a full parking lot to test his new abilities, with him switching them on and making every car honk.
When two cops came onto the scene, David's ex-girlfriend outed him as a mutant that caused instant hostility from the policemen. When David forced their police car to drive away they opened fire and shot him just in time for the Cuckoo sisters and Magik from the Xavier School to rescue him away to their facilities. Waking up to his wounds healed by Triage, David became Hijack and joined the Uncanny X Men.
David Bond was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Frazer Irving and debuted in Uncanny X-Men #6
Major Story Arcs
The Mutant Revolution
David Bond has technopathy or the ability to telepathically communicate with, command, and control multiple forms of machinery. With a simple voice command to non verbal gestures, the technology he commands follows his intentions exactly.
So far he has best displayed this power with forms of vehicles; from making cars drive themselves to forcing the X-men's plane into the air without a pilot. The size of the vehicle doesn't matter, as David has been shown capable of stopping a small car driving away from him and commanding it to return, to steering a S.H.I.E.L.D helicarrier far away to a random location. While doing this, the original pilot, driver, etc. cannot change course or override what Hijack has already commanded.
He can also control fire arms, taking a group of armed S.H.I.E.L.D agents and making them target one another with their weapons. He attempted to use this power on the advanced sentinels sent to ambush Cyclops and his team, but he seemed unable to. Whether this is because the Sentinel was programmed to negate David's powers or not is unknown, or maybe Hijack is simply unable to effect machines with higher A.I. programming.