History ComicBook / AgeOfApocalypse

9th Jul '17 3:11:15 PM MagiMecha
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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: As it turns out, the crystalizing wave that transformed the timeline into the [=AoA=] timeline was still going. The M'Kraan Crystal just ''hates'' temporal anomalies.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Bishop is able to fix the timeline by getting Legion to stab the two of them, Legion bemoans that all he wanted to do is to make Xavier's dream come true, not realizing the damage he would do.
9th Jul '17 4:47:52 AM MagiMecha
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* WhatIf: There were two stories that came back to this universe through the ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' title. The first one showed asked what would happen if they had to deal with Galactus, which took place after the events of the saga. The second asked what would happen if Legion was successful in killing Magneto and not accidentally killing Xavier.
21st Jun '17 12:38:46 PM DarkPhoenix94
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%%* AlternateUniverse

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%%* AlternateUniverse* AlternateUniverse: Arguably the most famous in comics, at least where Marvel is concerned.



* ApocalypseNot: The ten-year revival series makes the world look much less nasty in comparison to the original run.

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* ApocalypseNot: The ten-year revival series makes the world look much less nasty in comparison to the original run. The later ''Uncanny X-Force'' arc, on the other hand, restores the nastiness and adds more.



** William Stryker is revealed as one in the ''Uncanny X-Force'' arc, singlehandedly taking down a Sentinel without breaking a sweat.



** Holocaust himself is distinctly not happy about the way Nate utterly dismisses him.



* CurbstompBattle: Nate Grey demonstrates his credentials in the final battle with Apocalypse by swatting the powerful Holocaust like bug. While Holocaust later gets up for a Round 2 with Nate, as in their later encounters, Holocaust is hideously outclassed.



** [[spoiler: Jean later briefly became the heir of Apocalypse as well.]]



* MadScientist: Sinister. And his apprentice turned NumberTwo, Beast, who not only performs gruesome experiments to create more powerful mutants, but [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]].

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* MadScientist: Sinister. And his apprentice turned NumberTwo, Beast, who not only performs gruesome experiments to create more powerful mutants, but [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Sinister finds the latter habit utterly deplorable.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Nate a.k.a. X-Man. As per usual, he's gunning for devil figure Apocalypse.



* WorldOfBadass / TookALevelInBadass: The [=AoA=]-verse is truly an awful place, dominated by the Darwinist decree of 'Survival of the Fittest.' And yet, this same philosophy creates a 'verse where nearly ''everyone'' is even more badass then they were in the original timeline, in one way or another. Thought that Sabretooth was already a tough mo-fo? Wait until you see his first fight with Holocaust. You don't think Iceman is living up to his full potential power-wise? Let [=AoA=] Iceman show 616 Iceman how it's done. And Wolverine manages to kick ''just'' as much ass, if not more, with just the one set of claws. The list goes on and on, which makes sense, considering just what it takes to survive in this hellhole.

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* WorldOfBadass / TookALevelInBadass: WorldOfBadass[=/=]TookALevelInBadass: The [=AoA=]-verse is truly an awful place, dominated by the Darwinist decree of 'Survival of the Fittest.' And yet, this same philosophy creates a 'verse where nearly ''everyone'' is even more badass then they were in the original timeline, in one way or another. Thought that Sabretooth was already a tough mo-fo? Wait until you see his first fight with Holocaust. You don't think Iceman is living up to his full potential power-wise? Let [=AoA=] Iceman show 616 Iceman how it's done. And Wolverine manages to kick ''just'' as much ass, if not more, with just the one set of claws. The list goes on and on, which makes sense, considering just what it takes to survive in this hellhole.hellhole.
** The ''Uncanny X-Force'' arc reveals William Stryker as a BadassGrandpa, who through AwesomenessByAnalysis and incredibly sharp weapons, singlehandedly takes down a freaking Sentinel.
7th Apr '17 6:42:06 PM Golondrina
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* ARealManIsAKiller: Colossus expects the younger mutants to kill one another during training to ensure survival of the fittest.


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* ARealManIsAKiller: Colossus expects the younger mutants to kill one another during training to ensure survival of the fittest.
18th Mar '17 12:31:22 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* RegionalRedecoration: ''Age of Apocalypse'' takes place in an AlternateTimeline where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Xavier is accidentally killed by his time-travelling psychotic son, who was trying to assassinate Magneto.]] Without Xavier around, the X-men are unable to stop Apocalypse from triggering a nuclear war. This leads to a VillainWorld where [[FantasticRacism mutant Nazis are hard at work exterminating the remnants of the human race]], Europe is a fortress fighting a losing war against Apocalypse, and [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/84/2a/0c/842a0c91558d9547af9b175e05f240c3.jpg most of the planet is a toxic]] DeathWorld.

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* RegionalRedecoration: ''Age of Apocalypse'' takes place in an AlternateTimeline where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Xavier is accidentally killed by his time-travelling psychotic son, who was trying to assassinate Magneto.]] Without Xavier around, the X-men are unable to stop Apocalypse from triggering a nuclear war. This leads to a VillainWorld where [[FantasticRacism mutant Nazis are hard at work exterminating the remnants of the human race]], Europe is a fortress fighting a losing war against Apocalypse, and [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/84/2a/0c/842a0c91558d9547af9b175e05f240c3.jpg most The Earth has certainly seen better days. Most of the planet is now a toxic]] DeathWorld.toxic DeathWorld, Central and South America have been shattered into islands floating in a radioactive sea, a large chunk of France is underwater, etc.
17th Mar '17 2:12:30 PM rmctagg09
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* GoThroughMe: During a massive battle, Colossus sees that his little sister is in trouble and rushes to save her, with gusto. Iceman steps up and says something along the lines of "No can do pal, if you want to get out of here you'll have to go through m-"... and the next panel shows Colossus smashing Iceman into a million pieces. [[spoiler:Though that wouldn't actually kill him now after some power {{Ret Con}}s.]]

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* GoThroughMe: During a massive battle, Colossus sees that his little sister is in trouble and rushes to save her, with gusto. Iceman steps up and says something along the lines of "No can do pal, if you want to get out of here you'll have to go through m-"... and the next panel shows Colossus smashing Iceman into a million pieces. [[spoiler:Though that wouldn't actually kill him now after some power {{Ret Con}}s.{{Retcon}}s.]]


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* RegionalRedecoration: ''Age of Apocalypse'' takes place in an AlternateTimeline where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Xavier is accidentally killed by his time-travelling psychotic son, who was trying to assassinate Magneto.]] Without Xavier around, the X-men are unable to stop Apocalypse from triggering a nuclear war. This leads to a VillainWorld where [[FantasticRacism mutant Nazis are hard at work exterminating the remnants of the human race]], Europe is a fortress fighting a losing war against Apocalypse, and [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/84/2a/0c/842a0c91558d9547af9b175e05f240c3.jpg most of the planet is a toxic]] DeathWorld.
14th Mar '17 6:49:14 PM WarriorsGate
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* SuddenlyVoiced: Gateway, a mute Australian Aborigine in the mainstream universe, is quite chatty and a hell of a lot hipper, thanks to his role as an information broker.
28th Feb '17 4:42:35 AM DesertDragon
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** Not counting the ten-year revival ([[FanonDiscontinuity many fans don't]]), Psylocke is the most notable no-show, though WildMassGuessing suggests that she was lobotomized as part of Apocalypse's Brain Trust (a collection of disembodied telepathic brains that serve as Big Blue's primary psychic defense), thus explaining her brother [[Series/CaptainBritan Brian]]'s almost manic dedication to bringing him down.

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** Not counting the ten-year revival ([[FanonDiscontinuity many fans don't]]), Psylocke is the most notable no-show, though WildMassGuessing suggests that she was lobotomized as part of Apocalypse's Brain Trust (a collection of disembodied telepathic brains that serve as Big Blue's primary psychic defense), thus explaining her brother [[Series/CaptainBritan [[ComicBook/CaptainBritan Brian]]'s almost manic dedication to bringing him down.
31st Jan '17 8:11:07 PM Willbyr
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In 1995, this crossover from Creator/MarvelComics among the [[Comicbook/XMen X-Titles]] began when Legion, son of Professor Xavier, travelled back in time to kill ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, but ended up killing his own father instead. This story, itself a minor crossover called ''Legion Quest,'' led to the main ''Age of Apocalypse'' crossover.

For four months the X-titles were replaced by miniseries that took place in the AlternateUniverse that had come about [[ForWantOfANail for want of an Xavier]]. This BadFuture VillainWorld was a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] ruled by the titular ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, where heroes were villains, villains were heroes, and AnyoneCanDie. The non-mutant comics weren't part of the crossover, though a two issue miniseries ''X-Universe'' did show what happened to the non-mutant Marvel heroes in the new history. Scott Lobdell directed the overall story arc and some of Chris Bachalo's best work is featured in this series. The series were renamed as follows:

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In 1995, this crossover from Creator/MarvelComics among the [[Comicbook/XMen X-Titles]] began when Legion, son of Professor Xavier, travelled traveled back in time to kill ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, but ended up killing his own father instead. This story, itself a minor crossover called ''Legion Quest,'' led to the main ''Age of Apocalypse'' crossover.

For four months the X-titles were replaced by miniseries that took place in the AlternateUniverse that had come about [[ForWantOfANail for want of an Xavier]]. This BadFuture VillainWorld was a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian]] [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack]] {{dystopia}}n {{Crapsack|World}} ruled by the titular ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}, where heroes were villains, villains were heroes, and AnyoneCanDie. The non-mutant comics weren't part of the crossover, though a two issue the two-issue miniseries ''X-Universe'' did show what happened to the non-mutant Marvel heroes in the new history. Scott Lobdell directed the overall story arc and some of Chris Bachalo's best work is featured in this series. The series were renamed as follows:






-->'''Apocalypse''': So be it, whelp. Any last words?
-->'''X-Man''': Four, in fact. '''THIS ONE'S FOR FORGE!''' *kick to the face*

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-->'''Apocalypse''': So be it, whelp. Any last words?
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words?\\
'''X-Man''':
Four, in fact. '''THIS ONE'S FOR FORGE!''' *kick to the face*



* BerserkButton: Did anyone ''not'' see ComicBook/{{Magneto}} getting [[RoaringRampageofRevenge at least a little upset]] about people being hoarded into concentration camps by a supposedly "Superior Race"?

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Did anyone ''not'' see ComicBook/{{Magneto}} getting [[RoaringRampageofRevenge at least a little upset]] about people being hoarded into concentration camps by a supposedly "Superior Race"?



* DeathWorld: Several continents have been wiped out by nuclear weapons, most of the rest of the planet is an irradiated wasteland, genocidal death squads hunt down and wage war on the surviving human race and "race-traitors", dissenters and opponents of the tyrannical regime can expect to be thrown into concentration camps to try and survive sadistic experiments, and North America is divided between the EvilOverlord and his [[CoDragons most trusted and dangerous lieutenants]], who rule their territories as personal kingdoms. The world is intentionally [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] as Apocalypse believes everyone has to earn the right to live and will come out stronger for it by surviving and prospering on this nightmare planet.

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* DeathWorld: Several continents have been wiped out by nuclear weapons, most of the rest of the planet is an irradiated wasteland, genocidal death squads hunt down and wage war on the surviving human race and "race-traitors", dissenters and opponents of the tyrannical regime can expect to be thrown into concentration camps to try and survive sadistic experiments, and North America is divided between the EvilOverlord and his [[CoDragons most trusted and dangerous lieutenants]], who rule their territories as personal kingdoms. The world is intentionally [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] {{crapsack|World}} as Apocalypse believes everyone has to earn the right to live and will come out stronger for it by surviving and prospering on this nightmare planet.



* TheDisembodied: The villain Holocaust.

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* TheDisembodied: The villain Holocaust.Holocaust, once flesh-and-blood, was turned into a roiling mass of psionic energy inside a crystalline suit of armor.



* EvilOverlord: Apocalypse himself is one of these in this story. Holocaust and Mikhail have similar plans of their own.

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* EvilOverlord: EvilOverlord:
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Apocalypse himself is one of these in this story. Holocaust and Mikhail have similar plans of their own.



** In universe examples include Cyclops and Strong Guy among others.
** [[spoiler: Wolverine as of the Dark Angel Saga in Uncanny having become the heir to Apocalypse, with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Storm, and Bobby Drake.]]

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** In universe In-universe examples include Cyclops and Strong Guy among others.
** [[spoiler: Wolverine [[spoiler:Wolverine as of the Dark Angel Saga in Uncanny having become the heir to Apocalypse, with a BrainwashedAndCrazy Storm, and Bobby Drake.]]



** [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Holocaust]] almost killed Magneto. Magneto almost-kills Holocaust

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** [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Holocaust]] almost killed Magneto. Magneto almost-kills HolocaustHolocaust.



* MadScientist: Sinister. And his apprentice turned NumberTwo, Beast, who not only performs gruesome experiments to create more powerful mutants, but [[ForTheEvulz just for fun.]]

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* MadScientist: Sinister. And his apprentice turned NumberTwo, Beast, who not only performs gruesome experiments to create more powerful mutants, but [[ForTheEvulz just for fun.]]fun]].



* NoodleIncident: The Cyclops-Wolverine fight in which Wolverine lost a hand, and Cyclops lost an eye, was much-discussed, but not shown in the original comics.

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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The Cyclops-Wolverine fight in which Wolverine lost a hand, and Cyclops lost an eye, was much-discussed, but not shown in the original comics.



* NotSoDifferent: Colossus philosophy after years of war is quite similar to that of Apocalypse.

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* NotSoDifferent: Colossus Colossus' philosophy after years of war is quite similar to that of Apocalypse.



* QuirkyMinibossSquad - Some members of the Pale Riders (Dead Man Wade) and the bounty hunters (Caliban) ''are'' quirky, but the squads are rather efficient.

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* QuirkyMinibossSquad - QuirkyMinibossSquad: Some members of the Pale Riders (Dead Man Wade) and the bounty hunters (Caliban) ''are'' quirky, but the squads are rather efficient.



* LaResistance - The X-Men and the Human Resistance
* PsychicNosebleed: X-Man gets this when he overstresses himself using his power; it's one symptom of his eventual SuperPowerMeltdown (see below).

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* LaResistance - LaResistance: The X-Men and the Human Resistance
* PsychicNosebleed: PsychicNosebleed:
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X-Man gets this when he overstresses himself using his power; it's one symptom of his eventual SuperPowerMeltdown (see below).



* SuperPowerMeltdown: X-Man was engineered by Sinister to eventually (and literally) burn out from the strength of his psionic power.
** During his adventures bopping around the multiverse, he finally managed to get this fixed.

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* SuperPowerMeltdown: X-Man was engineered by Sinister to eventually (and literally) burn out from the strength of his psionic power. \n** During his adventures bopping around the multiverse, he finally managed to get this fixed.



* TruceZone: Heaven, the nightclub run by Warren Worthington III, he himself attempts to play the TrueNeutral role, providing entertainment to the elite of Apocalypse's regime, but also information to "terrorists" like the X-Men or Gambit's X-Ternals.

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* TruceZone: Heaven, the nightclub run by Warren Worthington III, he III. He himself attempts to play the TrueNeutral role, providing entertainment to the elite of Apocalypse's regime, but also information to "terrorists" like the X-Men or Gambit's X-Ternals.
12th Jun '16 6:41:10 PM Doug86
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** A version of Abyss--one of Apocalypse's horsemen--later appeared in the normal MarvelUniverse, but due to Apocalypse not ruling the world, he was a hero and Damask's 616 counterpart is {{ComicBook/Excalibur}} villain Emma Steed. Oh, and thanks to events in ''Uncanny X-Force'', there's now a 616 version of Holocaust, calling himself Genocide.

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** A version of Abyss--one of Apocalypse's horsemen--later appeared in the normal MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, but due to Apocalypse not ruling the world, he was a hero and Damask's 616 counterpart is {{ComicBook/Excalibur}} ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} villain Emma Steed. Oh, and thanks to events in ''Uncanny X-Force'', there's now a 616 version of Holocaust, calling himself Genocide.



** Numerous characters are on different sides in this reality, including Sabretooth, Exodus, Domino, Mystique, Sinister, Cyclops, Havok, and Dark Beast, who even crossed over to the main MarvelUniverse and became a recurring X-Villain.

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** Numerous characters are on different sides in this reality, including Sabretooth, Exodus, Domino, Mystique, Sinister, Cyclops, Havok, and Dark Beast, who even crossed over to the main MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse and became a recurring X-Villain.
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