The Collective
The Collective
Personal Info:
Real Name: Michael Pointer
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: USA
First Appearance: New Avengers Vol.1 16
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: New Avengers and Alpha Flight
Creators: Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven
Michael Pointer is a mutant with the ability to absorb the energy, personalities, and abilities of other mutants. As the Collective, he contained the inherent power of almost every mutant on the planet.
Pointer worked as a postman in North Pole, Alaska, not knowing he was a mutant with the ability to absorb the energy, abilities, and even personalities of other mutants. He inadvertently became the focal point of the mutant energy displaced after the Decimation event, which had previously hovered above Earth, maintaining the disembodied mind of the deceased mutant Xorn, amongst others. After absorbing the energy, Pointer became the being known as The Collective. With his body possessed by Xorn's consciousness, Pointer went on a rampage across North America.