On the alternate Earth-998, the mutant inventor, Forge was maker and lover to the Red Queen
. While he was in the service of the Queen, Forge conceptualized a device that would teleport her across realities. Forge quickly constructed the device, but he informed the Queen that he had not figured how to bring her back to Reality-9575. Forge was summoned back to the Queens palace by the Lord Protector Mr. Scratch
, who killed Forge to protect the Queen's secrets. Forge's corpse was stolen by Shaman
, who with the help of Nate Grey
(Earth-295), reanimated the corpse of the dead inventor so that they could learn the Queens secrets.