Rutherford Princeton began his life of crimefighting as a police officer in Canada. During Prohibition, he was loaned out to the Chicago force. At some point, his lover, Amelia Weatherly, disappeared, and he believed her to be dead, erecting a gravestone for her. Easing into civilian life, the former policeman and army officer lived many years before slipping into a coma roughly twenty years ago. In need of superhumans, Sasquatch
became aware of Princeton's latent mutant powers, and managed to revive the 96 year-old. The now-elderly Princeton initially declined Sasquatch's offer to join Alpha Flight
, but eventually accepted. The newly-formed group helped rescue the original Alpha Flight, fought Big Hero 6
and alter stopped the machinations of the criminal Manimator. During his last known adventure with the team, Princeton was sent back in time, where his teammate Nemesis revealed to him that she was Amelia, his long-lost love. Their post-Alpha Flight adventures have yet to be revealed, though a vision showed Centennial and Nemesis as having died and been buried side by side.