HistoryNikolai's history is identical to that of his Earth-616 counterpart.
Powers and Abilities
Winter Guardian has the mutant power to repel any force that goes to him. He can build an invisible force field around his body, and use this field to levitate and mimic flight, by repelling it against the Earth. Winter Guardian is a trained and skilled Olympic-level gymnast. He is also proficient in hand-to-hand combat from his training with the KGB. Winter Guardian has force close to the maximum limit of the maximum force that a human being is capable of lifting or pressing can move up to 300 kilograms.
As Winter Guardian, Mikolai wields a Vibranium shield serving as a lens for his powers to enhance the repulsion energy. Inside the shell is a high-density computer that uses a laser gyroscope to guide the shield back to him when hurled. The activation of this mechanism makes the shield return to its point of takeoff. A suit circuit allows the Winter Guardian to channel the impact of his shield to strengthen his powers. The shield and circuits may, however, be overloaded. He can also concentrate its power to issue a gust of concussive force from the shield.