biomechanical physical structure can be restructured into analytical sensors, energy projectors, and any technological or organic form, transmode virus converts organic matter into techno-organic matter for him to feed upon
Warlock was originally a naive young alien, who occasionally merged with Douglas Ramsey, a mutant who could decipher languages. Both died on separate occasions (New Mutants (1st series) #60 and #95), and Warlock's techno-organic ashes were scattered on Doug's grave. These ashes were later gathered by Phalanx operatives, and used to create a collective of human techno-organics. A gestalt Doug/Warlock mind emerged in the Phalanx Collective in Uncanny X-Men #313, apparently harvested along with the T-O ashes. With the help of Zero and Excalibur, "Douglock" achieved individual sentience and developed a personality separate from his two "fathers". After the Red Skull co-opted Douglock's mind (thanks to the Cosmic Cube), Warlock's original consciousness re-emerged as of Warlock (3rd series) #1, though he had now evolved to the point where he was no longer so naive, and would refer to himself as "I", not "self". As of Nova (4th series) #11, however, he reverted back to his original appearance and speech patterns.
In New Mutants: Dead Souls, Warlock's form became unstable, bonding first with Danielle Moonstar and then infecting others such as Magik, Wolfsbane, Karma, and Strong Guy, creating the Moonlock Collective. They were captured by O*N*E and used in part to create techno-organic Sentinels. Over the course of Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #12-22, Warlock's techno-organic tissues were harvested from the collective and consolidated in a symbiotic bond with a Madrox duplicate, creating Warlox. Warlox died battling the O*N*E, but Warlock survived by reconnecting with Doug Ramsey prior to House of X #1. Warlock recovered his strength through his bond to Doug and, as of New Mutants (4th series) #14, he has become strong enough to exist independently from Doug once more.