as a test pilot in Horizon for their XENO998 project. He was the victim
of corporate espionage as he was framed for the prototypes theft and forced
to go on the run. Joining the Morlocks, he was reunited with his fiance
and later even his best friend as they joined him on the group. However,
difficult circumstances later estranged him from his fiance and his death
was later faked by Herod.
Herod mutilated Xeno's body and bonded him to a armor of unknown technology. A control device was also implanted with him, turning him into an assassin called Deadbolt. He was forced to go against the Morlocks in a series of brutal attacks that nearly wiped them out.
The device enslaving Xeno was destroyed by Flux, revealing that he had been Deadbolt to them. Freed from Herod, he now has to live with what has been done to him.