- "Blessed are the wicked who are healed by my hand."
- ―Headmaster to Firefist
The Headmaster was in charge of the Essex House for Mutant Rehabilitation. On the surface, he was dedicated to helping troubled young mutants. In secret, however, he headed a torture facility, experimenting on young mutants, with banners proclaiming "Humankind not Mutantkind." Eventually, one of his victims, Russell Collins, got out and went on a brief rampage outside the school. This was interrupted by the X-Men with Deadpool, which soon went south when Deadpool executed one of his assistants for their role in the torture.