Contributors: Rabidd909, JediXMan
Affiliation: Four Housemen of Apocalypse (founder, leader). Formerly, Dark Riders (founder, leader), Alliance of Evil (leader)
Universe: 616 (main universe)
Real Name: En Sabah Nur
Aliases: En Sabah Nur, Apocalypse, the First One
Species: Possibly Human
Height: Varies. Usually 7'
Weight: Varies. Usually 300 lbs
Known Relatives: Baal (adoptive father, deceased), Stryfe (adopted son, deceased), Jonothan Starsmore aka Chamber (descendant), Clarice Ferguson aka Blink (descendant)
In the harsh, unforgiving desert of ancient
Egypt, ruled by Rama-Tut, a band of nomadic raiders found an infant,
gray-skinned and freakish in appearance, abandoned by the settlers of Akkaba.
The nomads took the child in as one of their own, giving him the name En
Sabah Nur, or ďThe First One,Ē and teaching him to be "strong" in order to
survive the desert as a child. This idea, that "the strong will survive,"
would shape Apocalypse's actions throughout his lifetime.When En Sabah Nur
was an adult, he and his nomadic clan were captured and forced into slave
labor under the Grand Vizier Ozymandias. Apocalypse quickly became a rebel
and was killed by agents of Ozymandias. He revived soon after due to his
mutant powers, Believing himself "strong" and blessed, he soon discovered
Rama Tutís technology underneath Egypt, and quickly destroyed all the
Egyptian rulers around him and transformed Ozymandias into the twisted being
he is today.
Utterly Ruthless, Believes only those strong enough to survive deserve to live.
The full extent of Apocalypse's powers have never been revealed, especially to the extent they have been augmented by Celestial technology. However, he claims to have control of his body on the molecular level; allowing him to alter his shape, mass, and density at will, be completely immune to the affects of age, disease and sickness, hunger, thirst, and fatigue. He can also increase his strength to levels surpassing most, if not all Hulk-level beings, and he can transform into a variety of human disguises. He had exhibited energy absorption and projection abilities in the past and has been dubbed an "External" because of his natural ability of immortality. Apparently, Apocalypse must switch bodies regularly to survive and most of his replacement bodies must wear an exoskeleton body armor to contain his vast power and prevent it from consuming him. He can apparently switch/merge host bodies at will to continually revive his self-consuming body.
Mastery of alien technology, specifically in regards to genetics and biochemistry.
X-Factor #5 (First Appearance)