Beak replaced Nocturne on the Exiles' roster. He was later replaced by Holocaust. Blackwing I was a Maggia agent, II was a member of Heavy Mettle.
Beak was Decimated on M-Day as shown in Exiles (1st series) #71. His mutation was restored by Mothervine in X-Men: Blue #26.
As a New Warrior, Barnell wore a powered flight-suit equipped with strength-boosting effect, concussive hand-blasters, telescopic optic lenses, and retractable underarm jet-propelled wings enabling flight.