General Nhuan was a North Vietnamese military official.
In 1973, General Nhuan is attending the Peace Accords in Paris, where he and his Vietnamese allies are out partying in a French nightclub. Nhuan meets a human Mystique, who intrigues him with her fluency in his native tongue.
He takes her back to his private room, attempting to seduce her. However, she transforms into her natural blue form and puts her leg to his throat, incapacitating him. Mystique then takes on Nhuan's form to assume his position at the Paris Peace Accords at the Hotel Majestic, but is quickly found out by Bolivar Trask's mutant detection devices.