The Shadow King was incapacitated for years following the death of his physical body in X-Men (1st series) #117. He did not return until he possessed Karma in New Mutants (1st series) #30. Farouk was apparently destroyed again following the Muir Island Saga in Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #280, only to resurface during the Psi-War in X-Men (2nd series) #77-78. He was trapped inside Psylocke's subconscious for several years until escaping behind-the-scenes during the six month gap preceeding the X-Men Revolution event. In Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #34-35, the Shadow King was forcibly contained in the vessel of Omega White and imprisoned in the Starlight Citadel. He had escaped by Nightcrawler (4th series) #8.