History Characters / AgeOfApocalypse

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* GodEmperor: All set up to be one, but in the end his powers prove to be no match for Magneto's.

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* GodEmperor: All set up to be one, but in the end his powers prove to be no match for Magneto's.Nate Grey, who kicks seven kinds of crap out of him. And once he's on the ropes, Nate leaves him for Magneto who... well. See below.



* OrcusOnHisThrone: Part of the reason why he's such a wimp compared to the normal Apocalypse. He doesn't get off his butt until the very end, to beat on a Magneto that's ''already'' been beaten half to death. And he '''still''' loses.

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Part of the reason why he's such a wimp compared to the normal Apocalypse. He doesn't get off his butt until the very end, to beat on a Magneto that's ''already'' been beaten half to death. And he '''still''' loses.loses (though a lot of this has to do with the fact that Nate Grey had beaten ''him'' half to death).



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* SmugSnake* SmugSnake: He thinks a lot of himself, but Nate Grey flattens him, dismissing him as a distraction, with Apocalypse being 'the main event'. None of their rematches in the 616 universe really go well for him, either.



%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BeardOfEvil

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%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil: The traditional goatee variant.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: His reason for rebelling against Apocalypse and creating Nate Grey. He also finds Dark Beast's experiments to be unneccessarily cruel.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: His reason for rebelling against Apocalypse and creating Nate Grey. He also finds Dark Beast's experiments to be unneccessarily unnecessarily cruel.



%%* EvilutionaryBiologist
* ForScience: In a twist, this actually makes him ''less'' evil, since he is able to see that Apocalypse's doctrine has no basis in science and no room for logic.

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%%* EvilutionaryBiologist
* EvilutionaryBiologist: The archetypal example, running the Breeding Pits.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He can put on a good show, and it might be genuine, but he's still stone cold evil.
* ForScience: In a twist, this actually makes him ''less'' evil, since he is able to see that Apocalypse's doctrine has no basis in science and no room for logic.logic and, furthermore, is going to destroy all life on Earth.



* ParentalSubstitute: To Cyclops and Havok

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* ParentalSubstitute: To Cyclops and HavokHavok.



* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was quite evil to begin with. [[spoiler: Though in the recent Age of Apocalypse series he changes his mind...]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was quite particularly evil to begin with. [[spoiler: Though in the recent Age of Apocalypse series he changes his mind...]]



%%* TheResenter

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%%* TheResenter** TheResenter: He hates being subordinate to Cyclops and seen as the lesser of the two.



* BeastMan: More bestial in appearnce than mainstream Hank. And he did it to himself on purpose.
* CanonImmigrant: Fled to Earth-616. [[spoiler:Though now he's back to [=AoA=]]]

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* BeastMan: More bestial in appearnce appearance than mainstream Hank.Hank (at the time - this was before Hank turned into a cat person). And he did it to himself on purpose.
* CanonImmigrant: Fled to Earth-616. [[spoiler:Though now he's back to [=AoA=]]][=AoA=]. And now he's back to 616 again. And dead.]]



%%* EvilGenius
%%* FauxAffablyEvil

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%%* EvilGenius
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* EvilGenius: He's undeniably a brilliant biochemist and geneticist.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's got all the charm and wit of 616 Hank, but none of the genuine kindness.



%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* KarmaHoudini

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%%* GeniusBruiser
%%* KarmaHoudini
* GeniusBruiser: Though not quite as much as regular Hank, not being an OmnidisciplinaryScientist (though he's very good with biochemistry, genetics and, to an extent, machinery, to build gizmos.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: The experiments he performed on himself over the years wound up killing him.]]
* KarmaHoudini: For a very long time he escapes punishment, despite Nate's best attempts to kill him on multiple occasions. Then he winds up being HoistByHisOwnPetard - [[spoiler: the many experiments he did on himself wound up killing him.]]
8th Apr '17 11:52:09 PM Angelus25
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%%* CoDragons
* BlankSlate: According to his bio in ''Battle of the Atom'' he was this before Apocalypse found and reprogrammed him.
* CanonForeigner: Speculated for ''years'' as being a different character than 616 Bastion, it was ultimately revealed that they ''are'' in fact the same character by (of all things) the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was actually mentioned a solid year before the main timeline's Bastion was introduced, leading to [[EpilepticTrees years of speculation]] that the [=AoA=] Bastion was a different character.

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%%* CoDragons
* BlankSlate: According to his bio in ''Battle CoDragons: As one of the Atom'' he was this before Apocalypse found and reprogrammed him.
* CanonForeigner: Speculated for ''years'' as being a different character than 616 Bastion, it was ultimately revealed that they ''are'' in fact the same character by (of all things) the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was actually mentioned a solid year before the main timeline's Bastion was introduced, leading to [[EpilepticTrees years of speculation]] that the [=AoA=] Bastion was a different character.
Apocalypse's Horsemen



* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=AoA=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether. Interestingly, a version of Selene from the Age of Apocalypse appears in the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom'' with a different appearance from this character. While not proof, this is a strong indicator that this character is in fact Autumn Rolfson.
* DarkIsEvil: Whatever her identity, she has darkened skin and has chosen "Death" for her title.

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* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=AoA=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether. Interestingly, a version of Selene from the Age of Apocalypse appears in the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom'' with a different appearance from this character. While not proof, this is a strong indicator that this character is in fact Autumn Rolfson.
* DarkIsEvil: Whatever her identity, she has darkened skin and has chosen "Death" for her title.
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* HeroicSacrifice: Took a hit from Sauron meant for his father at the cost of his own life.
1st Nov '16 9:49:54 PM zealots
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%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: What he provides to Earth.

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%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* AdaptationalVillainy: While the original Apocalypse has had rare moments of moral ambiguity this Apocalypse has all the depth and complexity of a cartoon villain.
* AdaptationalWimp: He talks a big game, but when push comes to shove this Apocalypse can't hold a candle to the real deal.
* AxCrazy: Cranks the original Apoc's Darwinian screed UpToEleven and completely discards any notion of morality or even logic to get there.
* BaldOfEvil: Like classic Apocalypse he's bald, and he's about as evil as it is possible to get.
* BigBad: What would you expect from the Apocalypse of his own titular Age?
* CartoonishSupervillainy: Imagine the most grimdark cartoon villain you can think of and you've basically got this guy. His whole story would be perfect Saturday morning cartoon filler if it weren't for the brutal, horrific and very ''[[RealityEnsues real]]'' consequences of his rule.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: What Unlike the regular Apocalypse there is no upside to his goals at all and the world he provides to Earth.creates is nothing more than a horrific, dystopic wasteland.



%%* EvilutionaryBiologist
%%* TheEmperor
* GodEmperor: Given his powers are basically of a God.

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%%* EvilutionaryBiologist
%%* TheEmperor
* EvilutionaryBiologist: 99% Evilutionary and 1% Biologist, if even that.
* TheEmperor: Rules over what is left of North America with an iron fist.
* ForWantOfANail: Supposedly the only reason this Apocalypse ended up so different from his normal incarnation is because Charles Xavier was never born. This doesn't exactly hold up to what we are ''[[ShowDontTell shown]]'', but it is treated as a basic tenet just the same.
* GodEmperor: Given All set up to be one, but in the end his powers are basically of a God.prove to be no match for Magneto's.



%%* KnightTemplar
* SocialDarwinist: Thanks to nuclear strikes and an evil army, only the strongest survived.

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%%* KnightTemplar
* SocialDarwinist: NukeEm: Kicks off his reign by reducing America to a bombed out wasteland.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Part of the reason why he's such a wimp compared to the normal Apocalypse. He doesn't get off his butt until the very end, to beat on a Magneto that's ''already'' been beaten half to death. And he '''still''' loses.
* TheSocialDarwinist: As per regular Apocalypse, though this incarnation cares nothing for the science or logic, only for the end result.
Thanks to nuclear strikes and an evil army, he achieves his aim of a world where only the strongest have survived.



* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=AoA=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether.

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* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=AoA=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether. Interestingly, a version of Selene from the Age of Apocalypse appears in the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom'' with a different appearance from this character. While not proof, this is a strong indicator that this character is in fact Autumn Rolfson.
* DarkIsEvil: Whatever her identity, she has darkened skin and has chosen "Death" for her title.



* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman

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* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horsemanfirst-gen Horsemen. Notably, her and Gideon seem to be the most authoritative.



%%* WeHardlyKnewYe

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%%* WeHardlyKnewYe
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She only appears in two issues.



* KilledOffForReal: By Magneto during the Cape Citadel battle.



* WeHardlyKnewYe: He only appears once, in the first issue of the prequel series ''X-Men: Chronicles''.



%%* KilledOffForReal
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe

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%%* KilledOffForReal
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe
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* NotSoDifferent: Unlike other AOA characters he is not very different from the 616 Quicksilver, the main difference being that he is just slightly less of a JerkAss than the normal timeline's Pietro.

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* NotSoDifferent: Unlike other AOA [=AoA=] characters he is not very different from the 616 Quicksilver, the main difference being that he is just slightly less of a JerkAss than the normal timeline's Pietro.



* SuperpowerLottery: Not quite as crazy powerful as his mainstream incarnation, but still probably the most powerful of the AOA X-Men.

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* SuperpowerLottery: Not quite as crazy powerful as his mainstream incarnation, but still probably the most powerful of the AOA [=AoA=] X-Men.



* WolverinePublicity: One of the more popular AOA characters, so much so that he was brought back years later to be a main character in ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''.

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* WolverinePublicity: One of the more popular AOA [=AoA=] characters, so much so that he was brought back years later to be a main character in ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''.



* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Slightly averted because he had already [[AllThereInTheManual been mentioned]] in the ''Stryke's Strike File'' handbook. And his Earth-616 counterpart has been revealed.

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* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Slightly averted because he had already [[AllThereInTheManual been mentioned]] in the ''Stryke's ''Stryfe's Strike File'' handbook. And his Earth-616 counterpart has been revealed.



%%* EvilAlbino

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%%* EvilAlbino* EvilAlbino: He has chalk white skin just like the Sinister we all know and hate.



%%* EvilGenius

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%%* EvilGenius* EvilGenius: He is without a doubt the preeminent mind responsible for the rise of Apocalypse's empire.



%%* ForScience

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%%* ForScience* ForScience: In a twist, this actually makes him ''less'' evil, since he is able to see that Apocalypse's doctrine has no basis in science and no room for logic.



%%* MadScientist

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%%* MadScientist* MadScientist: Though not quite as mad as his regular incarnation.



* TeamDad: To the Elite Mutant Force

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* TeamDad: To the Elite Mutant ForceForce.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does some nasty things, but his ultimate goal is the same as that of the heroes -- to see Apocalypse overthrown.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Apocalypse was impressed when Mikhail defeated his Horseman of War, so he brainwashed Mikhail into his servant

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Apocalypse was impressed when Mikhail defeated his Horseman of War, so he brainwashed Mikhail into his servantservant.
* ChromeChampion: Used his RealityWarper powers to transform his body into a form somewhat similar to that of his brother Colossus.



* CanonImmigrant: He was create for Age of Apocalypse, but was later adapted into the Marvel Universe, [[AdaptationalHeroism albeit as a hero]].
%%* DarkIsEvil

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* CanonImmigrant: He was create created for the Age of Apocalypse, but was later adapted into the Marvel Universe, [[AdaptationalHeroism albeit as a hero]].
%%* DarkIsEvil
hero]].



* DarkIsEvil: His whole body is jet black and he's about as AxCrazy as they come.



* KlingonPromotion: He became a Horseman by killing another Horseman named Bastion.

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* KlingonPromotion: He became a Horseman Earned his by killing another Horseman named defeating and destroying the horseman Bastion.



%%* TheSociopath

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%%* TheSociopath
* PocketDimension: His mutant ability makes him a living gateway to one of these. Per a later RetCon, it's the same dimension ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} uses as an ExtradimensionalShortcut.
* TheSociopath: Gleefully revels in the torture of those he considers beneath him, up to and including...
* WouldHurtAChild: Sucked a human boy into himself and happily fed off his terror.



* CanonForeigner: Not the [[NamesTheSame counterpart of the]] mainstream Bastion, clearly.
* KilledOffForReal: By Abyss

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* BlankSlate: According to his bio in ''Battle of the Atom'' he was this before Apocalypse found and reprogrammed him.
* CanonForeigner: Not the [[NamesTheSame counterpart of the]] mainstream Speculated for ''years'' as being a different character than 616 Bastion, clearly.
it was ultimately revealed that they ''are'' in fact the same character by (of all things) the mobile game ''X-Men: Battle of the Atom''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He was actually mentioned a solid year before the main timeline's Bastion was introduced, leading to [[EpilepticTrees years of speculation]] that the [=AoA=] Bastion was a different character.
* TheGhost: He never actually appears, having been destroyed years earlier in the backstory, and until the above reveal the only information we had about him was that Abyss had defeated him.
* KilledOffForReal: By Abyss
Abyss, earning the latter a KlingonPromotion.



* TheStarscream: He [[RunningGag also]] plans to overthrow Apocalypse.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He plans to use Sunfire as his instrument of betrayal, only to be...
* KilledOffForReal: Burned to death by said insrument.



* KilledOffForReal: Burned to death by Sunfire.

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* KilledOffForReal: Burned to death by Sunfire.PsychicPowers: Per his 616 incarnation, he has these.




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* TheStarscream: He [[RunningGag also]] plans to overthrow Apocalypse.



* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman

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* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horsemanfirst-gen Horsemen. Notably, him and Candra seem to be the most authoritative.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Starts out as this like his 616 incarnation.



%%* KilledOffForReal



%%* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnake: Smug enough to gloat to Magneto during their battle at Cape Citadel.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green, actually.
%%* SmugSnakeKilledOffForReal
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* BattleCouple: Him and Storm.
* KilledOffForReal: Not in the original story arc, but in a 2005 expansion he met his end battling Sauron.
* MyGreatestFailure: Is haunted by his failure to save his sister Wanda from her death.
* NotSoDifferent: Unlike other AOA characters he is not very different from the 616 Quicksilver, the main difference being that he is just slightly less of a JerkAss than the normal timeline's Pietro.




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* SupportingLeader: He is the field leader of the X-Men, serving under his father Magneto.



* PowerLimiter: Wears a pair of mechanical devices on his faces that most likely serve as these.

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* PowerLimiter: Wears a pair of mechanical devices on his faces face that most likely serve as these.
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* ComboPlatterPowers: Per Cypher's description of him: "Exodus is a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], [{{Telepathy}} telepath]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]]... [[SuperpowerLotter I don't know what else]]."

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* ComboPlatterPowers: Per Cypher's description of him: "Exodus is a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], [{{Telepathy}} [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]]... [[SuperpowerLotter [[SuperpowerLottery I don't know what else]]."
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A mysterious mutant prisoner of Apocalypse's Madri priests, Exodus was found and rescued by Magneto, becoming intensely devoted to him as a result. After being trained in the use of his powers, he joined Magneto's X-Men and quickly proved his worth as a teammate during the ensuing battles.

* AdaptationalHeroism: Unlike the 616 Exodus who is radicalized into extremism by Magneto, the mentorship of this world's Mags produces an Exodus who is an unequivocal hero.
* BattleCouple: Him and Dazzler.
* ComboPlatterPowers: Per Cypher's description of him: "Exodus is a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], [{{Telepathy}} telepath]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]]... [[SuperpowerLotter I don't know what else]]."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In ''The Salvation of Exodus'', a panel that shows Exodus, as a captive of the Madri being saved by Magneto, he is notably drawn with a skeletal, emaciated appearance uncomfortably reminiscent of [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust victims]]. [[http://i.imgur.com/ce9qnra.jpg See for yourself]].
* GodzillaThreshold: Circumstances force Magneto to reveal to Exodus his powers of teleportation.
* {{Irony}}: He is very respectful of Quicksilver and even refers to him as "sir". In the main timeline they are bitter enemies.
* PowerLimiter: Wears a pair of mechanical devices on his faces that most likely serve as these.
* PutOnABus: In his last appearance Magneto sent him on a secret mission. He hasn't been seen since.
* SixthRanger: Mentioned at one point as being the team's newest member.
* SuperpowerLottery: Not quite as crazy powerful as his mainstream incarnation, but still probably the most powerful of the AOA X-Men.
* TookALevelInKindness: Not nearly as much of a KnightTemplar as his 616 incarnation.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Inverted. Fearing that Exodus might become corrupted by the full scope of his powers, Magneto deliberately limited his knowledge of them.



* TheAtoner: Not at first, but eventually grew into one of these.
* BadassInDistress: At one point he his captured and beaten very nearly to death by Holocaust. Blink has to come save him.
* BigBrotherMentor: Becomes one to Blink.



* MoralityPet: Joining Magneto gets him started on the path to being a hero, but mentoring Blink gives him a ''reason'' to be one.




!!Blink
* ThinkingUpPortals: Blink's main power is this.
* BadassInCharge: Blink started off as a just a general badass, having been trained by Sabretooth and all, but she later became this after being made leader of the Exiles.

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\n!!Blink\n* ThinkingUpPortals: Blink's ThoseTwoGuys: Usually goes into battle with the feral Wild Child at his side.
* WolverinePublicity: One of the more popular AOA characters, so much so that he was brought back years later to be a
main power is this.
character in ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''.

!!Blink
A young mutant teleporter and Sabretooth's loyal student.

* BadassInCharge: Blink started off as a just a general badass, having been trained by Sabretooth and all, but she later became this after being made leader of the Exiles.
Exiles.
* BreakoutCharacter: Easily one of, if not ''the'', most popular character produced by the AOA timeline. Not only did she [[AdaptationDisplacement completely displace]] the obscure main universe Blink, she was also given a 4 issue solo series and made one of the six main characters of ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''. She also made an appearance in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
* TeleFrag: Used to defeat Holocaust.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Her mutant power.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Blink's main power is this.




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A feral, nearly mindless mutant that sees Sabretooth as his master after being beaten by him in a dominance fight.




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* TheMentallyDisturbed: Notably more unstable that the regular timeline's Iceman, though not so unstable as to reach AxCrazy levels.
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: In his Nemesis persona, prior to being nearly destroyed by Magneto.
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%%* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans
%%* EvilOverlord

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%%* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans
%%* EvilOverlord
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: What he provides to Earth.
* EvilOverlord: Courtesy of a TimeyWimeyBall.



%%* GodEmperor
%%* KilledOffForReal

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%%* GodEmperor
%%* KilledOffForReal
* GodEmperor: Given his powers are basically of a God.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Magneto tears him in half to provide his first death...
* KilledOffForReal: ...and even when he tries reviving as a kid, Weapon X kills ''that''.



%%* SocialDarwinist

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%%* SocialDarwinist
* SocialDarwinist: Thanks to nuclear strikes and an evil army, only the strongest survived.



* BadBoss: Likes to torture his slaves



%%* MadScientist
%%* KarmaHoudini

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%%* MadScientist
%%* KarmaHoudini
* {{Cephalothorax}}: His face and by extension head are in his thorax.
* EvilIsBigger: Might seem stocky due to lacking a head, but is 6' 9" (2.05m).
* FangsAreEvil: Razor sharp teeth across that really wide mouth.
* FluffyTheTerrible: That's not a name one expects from a grotesque abomination.
* {{Gonk}}: One of the weirdest looking villains the X-Men ever faced.
* KarmaHoudini: Instead of being punished for what he did in the Age of Apocalypse, teleported himself to the 616 reality.
* MadScientist: With an expertise in genetics.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, which he exploits by [[DualWielding carrying a hammer and an axe]], and sometimes guns.
* OverlyLongTongue: Can shoot up to ten feet, and he understandably employs as a weapon.
* SizeShifter: Can increase or decrease his mass.




!!Wolverine

%%* BeardOfEvil

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!!Wolverine

%%* BeardOfEvil
!!Weapon Omega

* BeardOfEvil: That he already had.
* FaceHeelTurn: Wolverine is the EvilOverlord now!
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Killing a reborn Apocalypse ended infecting Logan and turning him into the next incarnation of the bad guy.


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* AdaptationNameChange: Instead of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}. And the Weapon X project doesn't exist in that reality, as Magneto grafts the adamantium on him.
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