Russian mutants were considered as a threat and should be killed so that their mutation was discovered. However, Professor Pieter Phobos was able to convince the Soviet government to allow him to train them as potential agents loyal to the government. His real reason, however, was to use them to gain power for himself. Ursa Minor, Alexei Uriokovitch Ursus, younger brother of Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus, the, Ursa Major, were two of the first graduates with Dark Star and Vanguard. Alexei had a mutant power similar to his brother he could become focusing on a huge and immensely muscular "Bearman Kodiac" anthropic have received the code name "Ursa Minor" as his older brother Mikhail had been named "Ursa Major "(although" Minor "he only had the name not getting anything due to big brother in terms of power and pure force). However Phobos preferred to keep hidden Alexei as a secret weapon designed to accomplish missions by the Russian army as a "army of one Bearman Kodiac". Thus he did not become "officially" a member of the Soviet Super-Soldiers but always indirectly connected to .While team the other members of Soviet Super-Soldiers were investigating a radioactive area in Russia along with the Hulk, Ursa Minor acting alone discovered a secret base of the Dire Wraiths of Black Nebula in the same radioactive area and found that the Dire Wraiths of Phobos planned to usurp control of the process that would lead to radioactive area to expand throughout Russia and create an area of intersection between the Earth dimension and the Limbo to release all Dire Wraiths that had been trapped there and with the help of Rom the Space Knight, Ursa Minor frustrated the plan of Dire Wraiths and destroyed the dimensional fusion generator that would unite the two dimensions. Meanwhile the other Super-Soldiers Soviets discovered Phobos plans to try to radiate the USSR to provide more mutants for him to feed power. Phobos was defeated, and the three mutants promised that they would not serve the government more. However Alexei while agreeing with the decision of his older brother decided to stay in acting as "double agent" pretending continue to service the Russian government when in fact it could useful information that could be used by the Soviet Super Soldiers. Ursa Major and Ursa Minor simulated a struggle to make it appear that both fell out and "cut ties" with each other however the fight was just a clever decoy to fool the Kremlin military. Later Mikhail come to say that never was so difficult for him to raise his voice and say what he did to the younger brother as that discussion if only a performance planned by Alexei.
Alexei because of this scam to make it appear that he had broken off relations with the Soviet Super-Soldiers was not present among them, along with Ursa Major, Dark Star, Vanguard and Gremlin when hunting the Russian government by Magneto made both faced the Avengers as the X-Men in Southeast Asia.
After discovering Dynamo Scarlet was spying on them, the three left the Soviet Super-Soldiers and were joined by Siberforce, a group of exiled mutants.
Ursus and Vanguard then were deceived by General Tsakarov attacking American companies during the search for Dark Star which had become missing. Black Widow and Daredevil and Ursa Minor exposed the Tsakarov plan, revealing that he had kidnapped Dark Star to manipulate Mikhail and Vanguard.
Mikhail and Alexei were two of the mutants retained their powers after M-Day. Later, they returned to Russia, joining the new Winter Guard group, investing the death of Abomination, repelling the Lady Liberator efforts when he tried to interfere in international business, joining with War Machine, Ursa Minor helped repel Skrull invasion of Russia, and then, Ursa Minor and Ursa Major faced his brother together the Remont 6 and instrument to protect the new Dark Star, Sasha Roerich.
When he and the Winter Guard tried to capture the Intelligencia, the group used the Zero Cannon, sending the team into space, yet they survived and with the defeat of Intelligencia, Bruce Banner used the Zero Cannon to bring them back to earth.
Powers and Abilities:
Ursa Minor is a mutant with powers similar to those of his older brother Ursa Major to turn through intense concentration on a humanoid beast have anthropic Bear giant Kodiac the difference is that your body is more human than his older brother being huge with almost 3 feet tall and weighing over 200 kg of pure, solid muscles. Although it is called "Ursa Minor" "minor" it has nothing perfectly in equal terms with his older brother .At the contrary brother he uses a uniform made with a fabric unstable molecules that transforms and grows in size to fit the shape of "human giant Kodiac Bear".
Transformation Ursa Minor: Alexei Ursus is able to transform into a giant humanoid Kodiac bear. This process gives you an additional size of 3 feet tall and 200 kg. His way of "Bearman Kodiac" is more human in appearance than his brother he has a solidly muscled body like a bodybuilder heavyweight athlete and saves the use of hands and the ability to handle objects even with giant claws 10 cm. Although in form of man-bear Kodiac, it keeps its full level of intelligence, personality and ability to speak.
Superhuman strength: While transformed, Ursa Minor has superhuman strength far greater than a real Kodiac bear similar size. In its heyday, its strength is sufficient to raise about 150 tons.
Speed on Human Apogee: As a real brown bear, Ursa Minor is capable of running at speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
Super-Human Vigor: The musculature of Ursa Minor produces much less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human being. It can be exercised at full capacity for several hours before fatigue begin to affect it
Claws and Fangs Hyper Sharp: Ursa Minor has claws and fangs much sharper than those of a standard Kodiac bear the same size capable of cutting steel and the densest substances and can tear opponents in combat.
Healing Factor: Ursa Minor has a healing factor that allows you to heal from serious injuries in a few hours and restore its fullness of physical force, healing the most serious diseases known and slowing aging in order to make it appear that he aged less than a few months past years.
Apogee of human agility: Despite its large size and volume in his transformed state, agility Ursa Minor and body coordination are superior to an Olympic level athlete.
Apogee Human Reflexes: natural reaction time The Ursa Minor, is much like a real kodiacs bears, and is superior to an Olympic level athlete.
Superhuman Durability: The Ursa Minor body tissues are more difficult to injure and cause damage and more resistant to certain injuries than those of a normal human being. Ursa Minor is particularly high impact resistant and extreme trauma force. Although not invulnerable, it can withstand impacts, such as the fall of hundreds of feet tall or be hit several times with superhuman strength, which would seriously injure or kill a normal human being, with little or no injury.
Super-Human sense of smell: As a real Kodiac bear, Ursa Minor has a highly developed sense of smell. He is able to track a target by scent with an impressive degree of success, even if the smell has been diluted over time by natural factors such as weather conditions.