|Affiliation||The Brotherhood (Earth-52161)|
|Base of Operations||The Sanctum|
|Place of Birth||Pestilence Territory|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- My name is Nick Exman, but I am known to many as Psyche. I was a member of my reality's X-Men, who were systematically destroyed by a mutant god calling himself Apocalypse. With the help of Paradox, I have managed to travel into this universe, to make sure the same thing does not happen here.
Nick was born on the apocalyptic Earth ruled by the mutant god calling himself Apocalypse. Nick was born into Pestilence Territory, specifically in the land area which should be Rhode Island. His mutant powers were active since birth, and as an infant he already had the intelligence to survive on his own, though he still could not even talk. Nick's parents were killed by some of Apocalypse's henchmen, but Nick was taken by the mutant messiah, Charles Xavier.
Nick grew up with the X-Men, but he didn't quite fit in with them. His construct creation powers were quite unique, as this mutant power had never been seen before. The only person on the X-Men he was actually fond of was Charles's daughter, Jean. They were good friends and nothing more. Psyche proved to be a very valuable member of the team, as he saved pretty much everyone's life on more than one occasion. When Apocalypse strengthened his forces with the Wolverine Army and they were sent to destroy the X-Men, in the end, it was Psyche who was capable of destroying the entire army.
The Dimensional Rift
At one point, when the X-Men were separated after Charles's last attempt to stop Apocalypse and save the world, he sent Jean into an alternate dimension to assemble an army, but the last thing she was was her father's death. Jean's psychic entity created by her nightmares called the Phoenix Force, stayed behind and latched onto Psyche without him knowing. He left the X-Men in his own attempt to escape from Apocalypse's reign. However, he discovered some sort of portal within a desert and when he ventured into it, he encountered a time traveling hero called Paradox, who offered Psyche a place in his universe, and Paradox also gave him the opportunity to join a group called the Brotherhood, a small group of heroes dedicated to protecting the world. Psyche agreed and he left his nightmarish reality behind, not knowing he would soon venture into the same reality Jean Grey resided in.