With the ability to mold reality and tear open space-time, the mutant Manifold can teleport himself and others instantaneously through portals. He joins heroic teams such as S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, communicating with the universe and using his abilities to transport people from place to place.
Origins in the Outback
Seeking to counter the Hydra-compromised S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury accesses his archived files on “caterpillars,” young, unaffiliated super-powered children of other super-beings. Fury’s protégé, Daisy Johnson, AKA Quake, thus recruits Aboriginal Australian Eden Fesi–then under tutelage in Kata Tjuta, Australia from former X-Men ally and teleporter Gateway–to join her team (secretly Team White of Fury’s Secret Warriors).
Fesi’s first mission has him teleporting his group, comprising leader Quake, Sebastian Druid, AKA Druid, JT James, AKA Hellfire, Alexander Aaron, AKA Phobos, and Jerry Sledge, AKA Stonewall, as backup for Fury and trusted ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in their attempt to retrieve three Helicarriers from villainous HAMMER and Hydra forces. Team White responds to a distress call from Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, and Melissa Gold, AKA Songbird, but Norman Osborn, AKA Green Goblin’s forces intercept them. Underground and disoriented, Fesi could not initially generate an escape portal; when Fesi finally does, Osborn’s Olympian war god ally, Ares, cuts into the closing portal with his ax, disrupting Fesi’s control and allowing Osborn’s forces access to Fury’s hidden base, forcing further retreat.
Fesi later teleports his team to fight against Osborn and his allies’ siege on Asgard, and subsequently begins using a spear to help channel his power. Planning to end the war between the criminal Hydra and Leviathan global organizations by launching simultaneous attacks, Fury directs Fesi to teleport Team White into Hydra’s underground New Zealand stronghold, but intel from the traitorous Hellfire had already alerted Hydra. Fesi suffers a critical injury and as such Stonewall extracts him. Due to his severe injuries, Fesi is put into an induced coma. He recovers and returns to Kata Tjuta after Gateway’s apparent death.
A universal shaper, Fesi can fold and twist space-time, mostly creating various size portals. He can generate multiple small portals simultaneously or larger ones to transport groups, even small spaceships. He determines what travels through the portal and how long it stays open, but has to remain in very close proximity. Mystical beings can disrupt his control.
Manifold uses binary code and mathematics for portal generation, but must have positional awareness and know where the endpoint is. His range seems virtually limitless, but is confined to his own universe/dimension. When T’Challa, AKA Black Panther, builds a Transverse Brace to push Fesi’s powers beyond their native plane, which it does successfully.
He is trained in hand-to-hand and firearm combat, and skilled at accurately throwing a spear. He meditates and has basic medical and excellent wilderness survival skills.
Teammates and Terrorists
While Fesi had a family, he doesn’t remember much of them. Though Gateway trains him in how to use his powers, and he becomes Fesi’s family.
Fesi joins S.H.I.E.L.D. and their elite Secret Warriors team, Team White. While on the team, he faces terrorists such as Green Goblin and his agents, HAMMER and Hydra’s forces. Later he joins the Avengers to face off against agents of the Builders, an ancient alien race who aggressively guided or destroyed life in the universe, and Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.).