In the House of M, mutantkind ruled over normal humans as a privileged class. S.H.I.E.L.D. commanded a group of elite mutant troopers to enforce order on humans who refused to tow the line. Josh Foley and Kevin Ford were a duo of S.H.I.E.L.D. interrogators, using their powers in conjunction to torture information out of subjects. With Josh's power constantly undoing the damage from Kevin's death touch, the victim experienced intense prolonged agony without end.