Ambiguous. Recruited as an associate of Sunspot's Avengers prior to Avengers (5th series) #36.
Validator represented one of the seven Origin Bomb sites on Earth engineered by Ex Nihilo. With three destroyed (Self-Awareness, Communication, Self-Repair), Sunspot intended to gather the remaining sites into his new Avengers under AIM, bringing together Validator (Evolution), Pod (Self-Defense), Shang-Chi (Reproduction), and the Zebra kids (Self-Sustenance). Validator vanished almost immediately upon arrival, though, and played no further part in the Incursion drama and further stories.