Simon Utrecht was a wealthy but unscrupulous businessman who was obsessed with gaining power. Convincing three others, Mike Steel, Ann Darnell and James Darnell, to go up into space in his privately-funded spacecraft to mimic the power and abilities of the Fantastic Four, who had gained their powers from cosmic rays. Utrecht and his crew passed through a cosmic radiation field, but were interrupted by the Hulk before they finished their experiment. They soon crashed back to Earth, much like the Fantastic Four themselves did. Upon seeing themselves after the crash, the quartet viewed themselves as freaks and monsters. Utrecht in particular blamed The Hulk because he believed with further exposure to the cosmic rays, they could have become "gods." The newly-christened U-Foes attacked The Hulk, which began years of hostilities between them.
The U-Foes became professional criminals, and clashed with many heroes including the Avengers.
Vector, along with the other U-Foes, registered under the Superhuman Registration Act, and served in Norman Osborn's forces, before joining the Hood's Gang.
Powers and Abilities
Vectors body has been bombarded with cosmic rays far greater then that of Mr. Fantastic, since then his teammate X-Ray has once more bathed him in cosmic rays so as to achieve better control over his powers.
Telekinesis/Psychokinesis: Vector possesses telekinetic/psychokinesis abilities allowing him to accelerate, attract, block, and, most prominently, repel matter and energy, directing it away from himself.
- Telekinesis Repelling: This ability is so powerful, Vector was able to flay the nigh-invulnerable skin and some muscle tissue off The Hulk's body as the he resisted during a battle. He once repelled the structure of reality itself within the 'Crossroads' nexus, with force he claimed was sufficient to hurl entire worlds.
- Telekinesis Shielding: He has been able to shield an army base from tracking devices and magic at the same time allowing a live video feed to be broadcast worldwide.
- Telekinesis Acceleration: Vector has shown the ability to alter the speed and trajectory of an object, such as a rocket.
- Telekinesis Flight: By using his repelling together with his acceleration ability Vector is also able to fly.