The young mutant known as Oswald gained his mutant powers at puberty. At some point, he became involved with the militant mutant terrorists, The Brotherhood and its enigmatic leader, Hoffman.
In a disco at Moscow, Oswald lamented his life, before blowing the place up. After stumbling out, Hoffman congratulated him on a job well done.[volume & issue needed] Later, in England, Oswald appeared with Hoffman, putting a stop to the beating of a mutant by an angry crowd. After Hoffman cooled down the crowd and walked off with Fagin and Mike Asher, Oswald blew up the street and the gathered crowd.[volume & issue needed]