Apocalypse encountered the Celestials and realized there was a time when humanity might be judged unworthy and destroyed. In the present, Apocalypse is prematurely awoken from his regeneration chamber by his Riders now calling themselves The , who inform their master that his Horsemen have kidnapped Cyclops and Jean Grey, supposedly under his instructions in actuality, Mister Sinister, who was posing as Apocalypse. Apocalypse has also been featured in various forms of. Stryfe manages to escape and travels back in time to the present. He was born with the mutant X-gene, and possibly the first living being on Earth to express it.
Genesis had built a with Apocalypse's likeness which is empty, since Apocalypse had already revived. He is one of the world's first , and was originally a principal villain for the original team and now for the and related spinoff teams. Although Apocalypse is severely defeated, the young Nathan is infected with a and is sent to the future with a woman named Askani to be cured. And I kind of juiced up his physique a bit. Before he died, Baal revealed advanced alien technology hidden in the cave, left behind by the deity-like aliens known as. During the World-Eater's attack on Limbo, Nightcrawler agreed to free Apocalypse in exchange for a cure for his friend. The New World Order in turn set the and the against War, but both are easily defeated.
He manages to save Ellie's life and proposes Deadpool to let Quentin erase from the girl's mind every memory of the ordeal. Apocalypse's blood can also restore his de-powered mutant descendants as is seen when a large dose of Apocalypse's blood regenerates the lost body part of and gave him a look similar to Apocalypse. Apocalypse recruits the Hulk to become his Horseman, War, with intentions of using the Hulk's nexus-energy to overcome the. During his run on , planned a story to reveal that Apocalypse was the third Summers brother, a mysterious sibling to the mutants Cyclops and Havok. However, the reprieve in battle gave Onslaught the time to escape, prolonging the conflict. Bent on becoming the new for mutant-kind, Apocalypse approaches the Earth leaders at the in New York and issues an : humanity would destroy ninety percent of its own population, putting man and mutant on level ground in anticipation of the final conflict when the worthy alone would survive - or Apocalypse would unleash his meta-plague on the planet and obliterate all humanity. The title features an alternate version of Apocalypse who is an entity worshiped by Sinister.
Apocalypse's followers, the , manage to bring about Apocalypse's return, albeit in the form of a child they will indoctrinate. In a 2011 storyline, as X-Force succeed in stopping the Deathloks inside , the home of all Weapon projects, it is revealed that , guardian of the World, is keeping watch over an incubating young boy labeled En Sabah Nur, aged 847 days. A new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by son , kidnaps Evan during a field trip to 's remains. When Evan presses him, Deathlok informs him that this is what Evan is at the school to discover. Apocalypse releases Hope into Cable's care, but says that he will return for her eventually.
Acting as Apocalypse, 'En' vows to lead the mutants in an uprising, rallying the converted X-Men into helping him take Avengers Tower—now disregarded by the inverted Avengers after they captured almost all other heroes using —to use as the site where he will detonate a Celestial-based 'gene-bomb' to wipe out all humans not carrying the X-gene. It is revealed in the series S. Because of his gray skin and blue lips, his people abandoned him as an infant. To the shock of the rest of the team, Fantomex fatally shoots the child. A time-displaced Evan Sabah Nur and All-New X-Men Beast tried to save En Sabah Nur, but he allowed himself to be captured to help them escape. The Twelve legend was in fact a ruse, orchestrated by Apocalypse himself: once the Twelve are assembled, Apocalypse intended to use them to transform himself into a deitylike entity beyond the. Apocalypse was the principal adversary in the mid-1980s series 1986—1991 , until being apparently killed at the climax of issue 68 July 1991.
On seeing the mutant's true appearance, Nephri rejected him and turned to her brother for protection. Layton intended to reveal this character to be the villain the on the final page of X-Factor 5. Classic X-Men 25 revealed that years earlier, Apocalypse encountered the terrorist and granted him superhuman power. By this time, Apocalypse's body had grown feeble: he becomes aware of the young Nathan's presence in this time, but only succeeds in kidnapping a clone of the child which Askani created. Apocalypse later briefly employs the to capture the mutant Michael Nowlan, who can boost the power of other mutants.
Now—a plummet in global mutant capacity—has opened my eyes. Deathlok then tells Wolverine that Evan has great potential and may be a great savior, or a conqueror. Angel tells En he sees only goodness inside him, which makes Evan happy, so he thanks Angel for being a good friend. Storm was forced to take Apocalypse back to the present with them so they could undo the transformation of Colossus, who was turned into a Horseman, however, before he could restore Colossus back to normal, Apocalypse instead teleported him away, sending him to Clan Akkaba. As the years went on, Apocalypse found he no longer aged.
That they are the next step? I don't believe there was even a character sketch done for him at that point—I planned on making sense of it all later on, but by then I was gone and others had that concern. Around this time, the time-traveller arrived in Egypt and assumed the identity of Pharaoh Rama-Tut. Apocalypse then appears, activating a bomb inside the Harbinger which would destroy all of New York, but Cable manages to prevent this disaster. After being called Kid Apocalypse by , Evan begins learning about Apocalypse and is saddened that he himself looks like the villain, raising the possibility of a future that Evan rejects. In 2016, portrayed the villain in the film.
Among his more aggressive powers is the apparent ability to create matter including enormous buildings and structures but also clothing, weapons, armor, etc. I wanted a -level villain who would up the stakes and give the X-Factor team reason to exist. Louise Simonson and Jackson Guice created him. Needing to breathe air for the first time in centuries, he comes to a shocking truth as he watches his hand turn from its usual mutated appearance back to a human form. This plan brings Apocalypse into direct conflict with the first incarnation of X-Factor, when the team comprised the original X-Men. In the universe, Apocalypse is an ally of the X-Men.