quadruplet brothers who share a bio-psionic link with each other that enables them to communicate telepathically, teleport one or more brothers into the presence of another, and merge into a single body with four times the strength and physical power of one; can summon additional strength from the people of China, magnifying their combined strength and letting them morph others into duplicates of the brothers as part of their collective, and combine mass with them to increase in unified size and strength
The Collective Man was believed dead after "he" grew to giant size, was stabbed, and exploded in Citizen V & the V-Battalion: The Everlasting #3. The V-Battalion took his pieces on board their starship Vanguard for study, and that ship was sucked into a black hole and destroyed in Thunderbolts #75. In Cable / Deadpool #8, Cable confirmed FOUR brothers of the Collective Man were still alive, but the deceased brother has not been named. The brothers returned on-panel in X-Men (2nd series) #159, demonstrating new powers of duplication and megamorphing.