Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus
Great Beast, Great Bear, Balshoy Medvyed
Place of Birth
(as Ursus) 6'3", (as Ursa Major) 7'5"
(as Ursus) 255 lbs., (as Ursa Major) 955 lbs.
Later, Ursa Major followed Vanguard into the employ of General Tskarov, a communist sympathisizer who wanted to undermine American business along the East Coast. Ursus only agreed, however, in order to find the missing Darkstar, whom Ursa Major found in Tskarov's labs, being experimented on. Ursa, Darkstar, and Vanguard then joined the Black Widow and Daredevil in taking Tskarov down. Presumably, Ursa returned to the mother country to continue his crime-fighting there.
Finally fed up with the Communist system, the three heroes defected to the United States only to be foiled by the People's Protectorate, being brought back to a scientific base for unknown purposes before being rescued by Blindfaith and his mutant “exiles” in order to form an underground team that would fight for the people under a government that hates and fears them.