Friday, June 13, 2014


Real Name
En Sabah Nur 

Warlord, conqueror; (formerly) rebel leader, slave, nomad


Place of Birth
Akkaba region of Ancient Egypt 

Known Relatives
Baal (adopted father, deceased); Evan Sabahnur (Genesis) (clone); William Rolfson (Genocide) (son, deceased); Frederick Slade (descendant); Margaret Slade (descendant, deceased); Hamilton Slade (descendant, deceased); Jack Starsmore (descendant, deceased); Kabar Brashir (descendant, deceased); Clarice Ferguson (Blink) (descendant); Jono Starsmore (Chamber) (descendant);
Tribe Akkaba (extended family); Stryfe (alternate reality adoptive son, deceased); Tyler Dayspring (Genesis) (alternate reality adoptive grandson, deceased)

Group Affiliation
Founder and leader of the Alliance of Evil, the Horsemen of Apocalypse, the Riders of the Storm/Dark Riders 

Trained by Baal and the Sandstormers, tutored by Celestial Ship and Ozymandias, and centuries of study and experience 

Variable (usually around 7')

Variable (usually around 300 lbs.) 



The full extent of Apocalypse's powers remain to be revealed, especially since his powers have been augmented by alien technology. Apocalypse claims to have control of his body on the molecular level; thus, allowing him to shape change and elongate with virtually unlimited range, to increase density and allow his body to mimic metals and armors, to teleport, and to be virtually immune to the effects of age. Apocalypse can also increase his strength (even more than the Hulk), grow to giant sizes, and fly-- sometimes through turning his arms into wings or jets. Apocalypse can also transform himself into a variety of human disguises. He has shown that he has the ability to absorb energy as well. Briefly, Apocalypse showed potential to be a powerful psionic. However, many of his regenerated bodies must use an exoskeleton body armor to prevent his energies from consuming him. Apocalypse can apparently merge/switch host bodies to continually revive his self-consuming body.

Apocalypse is an extraordinary genius, and has knowledge in various areas of science and technology including physics, engineering, genetics, and biology--far more advanced than conventional science. This was not merely a result of his exposure to alien technology, as he was able to make significant new advances beyond the alien materials to which he was exposed. In addition, Apocalypse's blood can heal other mutants, but is fatal to humans. Also, his blood can also restore his de-powered mutant descendant.

Other Info
Around five thousand years ago, in ancient Egypt, when Pharaoh Rama-Tut ruled, a child was born as a member of a tribe in the Akkaba region. Being born with gray skin and blue lines running across his lips and face, he was feared by those in his tribe, and was abandoned. However, a band of nomadic raiders, known as the Sandstormers, slaughtered the tribe. But, when they found the abandoned infant, their leader (Baal of the Crimson Sands) took the child as his own. Baal gave the child the name of En Sabah Nur, “The First One.” Baal taught the child to be "strong" in order to survive the desert. As En Sabah Nur grew, he surpassed the other tribesmen in intelligence and strength. Everyone in the tribe, except for Baal, hated and feared En Sabah Nur for his inhuman looks and great abilities. However, En Sabah Nur hardened his heart against this as he believed in the principle that Baal and the tribe lived by: the strong will survive. (To learn about Rama-Tut, click on the highlighted name above.)

When En Sabah Nur was an adult, he was captured and forced into slave labor under the Grand Vizier Ozymandias. While a slave, En Sabah Nur quickly became a rebel. He also had a vision of the Egyptian death god, Seth, who urged him to become a conqueror. Due to his rebellious actions, En Sabah Nur was thrown into a pit of snakes; however, he survived when his superhuman powers activated. En Sabah Nur grew in size and strength and was attacked by the guards; however, he defeated them all. Soon after, En Sabah Nur discovered Rama-Tut’s technology. Rama-Tut (who was actually a time traveler from the far future, who would later become known as Kang the Conqueror) knew that En Sabah Nur was one of the most powerful mutants who ever lived and one who was destined to rule the word. That was why he had gone back in time--to find En Sabah Nur as a child and raise him; thus, become the master of the most powerful being on the planet. Therefore, Rama-Tut offered to make En Sabah Nur his heir, if he would swear his loyalty. However, when En Sabah Nur refused, the Pharaoh shot him and left him to die. But, once again, En Sabah Nur survived with the sudden emergence of his mutant immortality and mass shifting. With his powers flaring, En Sabah Nur defeated Ozymandias, turning him into his slave, while Rama-Tut escaped back into the future. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters.)

With his powers fully realized, and defeating Pharaoh and his army, En Sabah Nur took Egypt into a new era, in which his children walked among them. His offspring received a portion of his power, those closest related having near identical abilities. He also formed his clan, called Clan Akkaba. Apparently, En Sabah Nur would also use Rama Tut’s technology to "regenerate" himself, becoming more and more powerful every time he awoke. It was also during this time, that Egypt peaked, and so too did the clan’s influence on the world. When Alexander the Great and his Persian armies attacked, En Sabah Nur and his kin fought valiantly in battle. This battle helped En Sabah Nur purge the weak out of his clan. From then on, En Sabah Nur plotted the conquer the entire planet, through bringing about wars and conflict, in which the strong would destroy the weak. Over the centuries, En Sabah Nur was worshiped by many civilizations as a death god. In addition, he founded a group of fanatics devoted to his ideals that the "strong" should inherit the Earth and the "weak" should be purged, known as the Riders of the Storm (Dark Riders). (To learn about the group highlighted above, just click on their names. Also, En Sabah Nur during his time with the Dark Riders is shown in the third picture posted above.)

Centuries later, during the 12th Century, En Sabah Nur was traveling through Mongolia and encountered a Ship abandoned by the Celestials. He entered the Ship and lived on it for many years, not fully understanding how to communicate with it or control it. Using old hieroglyphs, En Sabah Nur built a large Sphinx around the Ship. Soon after, he and his Riders of the Storm were constantly attacked by a young warrior with a sword and shield calling himself the "Traveler" (aka Nathan Summers, Cable). En Sabah Nur and the Traveler fought, and although En Sabah Nur was nearly killed, unknown the the Traveler, Apocalypse’s blood had become infected with the Traveler's techno-organic virus during their battle. The infection allowed Apocalypse to not only transform into an even more powerful being, but to also interface with the Celestial Ship, claiming it as his own. Apocalypse now possessed the ability of total control over the molecular structure of his body. It was after this that he began referring to himself as "Apocalypse."(Click on the highlighted characters and/or race above to learn more about them.)

Later on, during the 15th Century, in Romania, Apocalypse led his Dark Riders against Vlad the Impaler and his army. It was Apocalypse who personally defeated Vlad in combat--an event which would lead to Vlad to become the immortal vampire, Dracula. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn more about Dracula.)

It was later, during the 19th Century, that Apocalypse resurfaced in England, about the same time Darwin was proposing his "survival of the fittest" theories. Apocalypse, searching for underlings, met the scientist Nathaniel Essex whose own desire for scientific knowledge led him to foresee the abundance of mutants that would occur in modern times. Apocalypse quickly earned the allegiance of Essex, turning him into the being now known as "Mister Sinister." Apocalypse had plans to assassinate Britain's Queen and Prime Minister; however, he was stopped by the time-lost mutants, Cyclops and Phoenix. Afterward, Apocalypse also learned that Mister Sinister had betrayed him as well. (Click the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters. Note: Beware of the very form-fitting outfits worn by some on Cyclop and Phoenix's bio pages.)

In the late 19th Century, Dracula--now a immortal vampire warlord--discovered the existence of Clan Akkaba and it's relation to Apocalypse. In a vengeful campaign, Dracula began slaughtering many of the clan, before Abraham van Helsing discovered that he was involved. However, it was soon discovered that Dracula was actually turning members of Clan Akkaba into vampires in order to battle Apocalypse. After meeting van Helsing, Apocalypse joined him, Jack Starsmore, Frederick Slade, and Ozymandias, to combat Dracula and the undead members of Clan Akkaba. Apocalypse and his group were at first overwhelmed by the vampires, but eventually emerged victorious. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about them.)

Later on, Apocalypse was awakened from his hibernation when the infant, Nathan Summers, was born. (Summers was Mister Sinister's creation of the genes of Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor--Jean Grey's clone. Sinister believed this powerful mutant would defeat Apocalypse and thus free him of his master.) When Apocalypse awoke, he realized that the Earth was beginning to be populated by mutants. Outfitting himself with armor from the Ship, Apocalypse began forming a mutant team known as the Alliance of Evil. He used this team to go up against Cyclops and his X-Factor team. However, the Alliance of Evil was defeated and Apocalypse abandoned them--believing them to be weak. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character and/or teams. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit on Pryor's bio page--block images if possible.)

Soon time after, Apocalypse formed the Horsemen of Apocalypse to plague and destroy humanity in order for the rise of mutant supremacy. His first Horsemen were Plauge (as Pestilence), Abraham Kieros (as War), Autumn Rolfson (as Famine), and Angel (as Death). However, over time Apocalypse would transform many recognized heroes and villains into versions of War, Pestilence, Famine, and Death--such as Hulk, DeathbirdCaliban, Gambit, Ahab, and Wolverine. (To learn more about the Horsemen of Apocalypse and many of the team members, click on the highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit worn by Deathbird on her bio page.)

At some point, Apocalypse contacted members of the Inhumans, on the Blue Area of the Moon, and persuaded them to join his ideological view and form a new team of Riders of the Storm. Realizing that young Nathan Summers was the same "Traveler" that defeated him centuries ago, Apocalypse ordered the Riders of the Storm to kidnap Nathan and take him to his base on the Blue Area of the Moon, where Apocalypse infected the infant with the techno-organic virus--both to start a time paradox that ensured his own creation and recognizing the potential threat and usefulness of the boy's power. However, in the end, Apocalypse was defeated by the X-Factor. (Click the highlighted names above to learn more about the teams and/or characters.)

Later on, Apocalypse had encountered and agreed to lead a faction of the Skrulls, who were investigating their own race's mutations. Apocalypse led these Skrulls and his Horsemen in abducting what he called the "Twelve" (mutants who he could absorb powers from, giving him god-like abilities to re-create the world in Apocalypse's image). The Twelve's energy would be eventually be siphoned into X-Man (Nate Grey) so Apocalypse could possess the boy who was a time-tossed teenager with telepathic and telekinetic power. However, as his teammates fell around him, a powerless Cyclops shoved X-Man out of the draining circuit; thus, merging with Apocalypse. Unable to cope with the influx of power due to Cyclops' involvement, Apocalypse rejected the power, escaping and abandoning his mission, although Cyclops' body was seeming killed in the process. (To learn about the race, group, and/or characters above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the extremely revealing outfits worn by Storm on her bio page--block images if possible.)

Much later, after the events of M-Day, Apocalypse saw a need to act as the savior of the mutant race for once rather than just claim it. Therefore, he created a new set of Horsemen with the aid of Ozymandias. He then went to the Xavier Institute, where he offered salvation to the X-Men and the 198 mutants seeking refugee there. Despite recruiting several refugees to his cause, Apocalypse was forced to retreat by the X-Men, Sentinel Squad O*N*E, and the New Avengers. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the event, place, and/or teams. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the M-Day bio page.)

More recently, Apocalypse found himself in front of the Celestials. It was revealed that Apocalypse had never been able to use the Celestials' technology without their notice. Apocalypse sought death as an escape route from repaying his debt, but the Celestials resurrected him in order to spirit him away for their judgement. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the teams and/or event.)

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1 comment:

  1. Whoa- he's crazy. We might have a winner for our next battle royale...