[[folder:X-Men and allies]]


Founder of the [=AoA=] X-Men, Magneto's life was changed in a pivotal moment when his dear friend Xavier was murdered by an insane and incredibly powerful mutant [[spoiler: actually Xavier's time-travelling son, Legion]]. Swearing to uphold Xavier's dreams of human/mutant peace, Magneto finds himself the founder of the X-men and one of the few remaining in opposition to Apocalypse and his Horsemen.

For tropes, see SelfDemonstrating/Magneto.

A mutant with the power to absorb the memories and genetic abilities of anyone she touches, she accidentally absorbed too much power from a woman named Lorna, permanently acquiring her electromagnetic manipulating abilities -- in contrast to her mainstream counterpart, who acquired FlyingBrick status by absorbing the powers of ComicBook/MsMarvel.

* BlessedWithSuck: Somewhat less so than her mainstream counterpart, because here she falls in love with a man who can shield himself with a forcefield and so he is capable of touching her.
* SelectiveMagnetism: Like Magneto, because she stole the powers of Polaris in this continuity.

Magneto's son, driven to avenge his slain sister. Storm's lover in this continuity.

* SuperSpeed




Originally one of Apocalypse's lapdogs, Sabertooth found even he had his limits when a mission turned out to be far darker in nature than he had initially believed. Deemed unfit to survive by Apocalypse, Sabertooth was left behind after a battle with Magneto and his X-Men, and threw his loyalty in with them to survive.

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Sabertooth thought that Apocalypse just wanted to intimidate humanity by seizing Cape Citadel; he immediately protested that this wasn't what he signed on for when it was made clear that Apocalypse intended the missiles to be used.
* HeelFaceTurn: Despite everything, he became a sincere believer in Magneto's creed and tried to atone for the evil he had committed.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Initially, just wanted to survive and get revenge on Apocalypse after he defected.


!!Wild Child






!Generation Next

Brutal and merciless, Colossus is the reluctantly appointed teacher for Generation Next, but cares only for one person: his lover, Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat.

* SadistTeacher: Openly tried to get his students to kill each other during training to ensure that only the strongest ones would be left to fight, and regarded even them as expendable tools in his crusade against Apocalypse.




* DirtyHarriet: Went undercover as prostitute to get into the prison Illiana was kept in.
* [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: She didn't take being left for dead well.]]









!!Lila Cheney

!!Guido Carosella



* ParentalSubstitute: For Nate Grey.

!!Nate Grey
Genetic offspring of Scott Summers and Jean Grey created by Sinister. You can learn more about him [[Comicbook/XMan here]].

* TykeBomb: Was created with one purpose and one purpose only: to kill Apocalypse. He did his best to fulfill it too.







[[folder:Apocalypse's regime]]


* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* EvilOverlord
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* TheEmperor
* GodEmperor
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* SocialDarwinist

!The Four (actually many) Horsemen of Apocalypse

!!Holocaust (Nemesis)

* AxCrazy
* BloodKnight
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: In his Nemesis persona, prior to being nearly destroyed by Magneto.
* 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.
* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman
** DragonWithAnAgenda: He's got his own plans different from those of Apocalypse.
* TheDisembodied: Forced into a suit that contains his non-solid body.
* EvilPrince: As Apocalypse's son
* ForTheEvulz
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Inhaled by Hyperion of the ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'']]
* KlingonPromotion: He got his post as Horseman by killing Candra.
* LightIsNotGood: Glowing orange, to be exact
* OmnicidalManiac: While Apocalypse wants a world where only the strongest survive, Holocaust wants a world where ''noone'' is strong enough to survive.
* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* VampiricDraining: One of his armor's abilities is to drain the lifeforce of other beings to feed its phasing and shapeshifting powers.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Thanks to his armor.
* WalkingWasteland: Sort of.

!!Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex)

* AffablyEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horsemen
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** TheStarscream: Wants to destroy Apocalypse because he considers him an OmnicidalManiac
* EvenEvilHasStandards: His reason for rebelling against Apocalypse and creating Nate Grey. He also finds Dark Beast's experiments to be unneccessarily cruel.
* EvilAlbino
* EvilBrit
* EvilGenius
* EvilMentor: To Dark Beast. Also to Cyclops and Havok.
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* ForScience
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MadScientist
* MagnificentBastard
* ParentalSubstitute: To Cyclops and Havok
* TeamDad: To the Elite Mutant Force
* WickedCultured

!!Prelate Rasputin, the Forgotten Horseman (Mikhail Rasputin)

* BaldOfEvil
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Apocalypse was impressed when Mikhail defeated his Horseman of War, so he brainwashed Mikhail into his servant
* CoDragons
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Wants to seize Eurasia for himself.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: By Donald Blake in a case of TakingYouWithMe]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ReforgedIntoAMinion

!!Abyss (Nils Styger)

* AxCrazy
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: He was experimented on by Sinister and Beast. He joined the Horsemen after escaping from the their Breeding Pens
* CanonImmigrant: He was create for Age of Apocalypse, but was later adapted into the Marvel Universe, [[AdaptationalHeroism albeit as a hero]].
* DarkIsEvil
* CoDragons: And the only one who is actually loyal.
* TheFundamentalist
* KlingonPromotion: He became a Horseman by killing another Horseman named Bastion.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: By Banshee]]
* TheSociopath


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

!! Death (Maximus)

* CoDragons
** TheStarscream: He [[RunningGag also]] plans to overthrow Apocalypse.
* DarkIsEvil: His armor
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* MadScientist: Killed the Inhuman Royal Family and created twisted clones of them to serve as his servants.
* KilledOffForReal: Burned to death by Sunfire.
* TheQuisling: Not a mutant, but by collaborating with Apocalypse he's the ruler of the Inhumans.

!!War (Abraham Kieros)

* CoDragons
* KilledOffForReal: By Mikhail Rasputin
* ShockAndAwe


* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman
* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=McCoy=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether.
* KilledOffForReal: Offscreen.
* VampiricDraining
* WeHardlyKnewYe


* TheBaroness
* BlondesAreEvil
* CoDragons
* KilledOffForReal: By Holocaust
* MouthOfSauron: Announces Apocalypse's war against humanity.
* MindOverMatter
* NumberTwo: To Apocalypse.
* WeHardlyKnewYe


* CoDragons
* BaldOfEvil: Save for his ponytail
* KilledOffForReal
* PowerCopying
* SmugSnake
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Elite Mutant Force

!!Cyclops (Scott Summers)

* EyepatchOfPower: Sort of. One of his eyes was gouged by Weapon X, so his visor only has one lens for his surviving eye.
* DatingCatwoman: Attracted to Jean when she's captured by Sinister.
* TheDragon: To Sinister.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Unlike his cruel brother Havok.
* HandicappedBadass: As mentioned, he has only one eye, but he is still perfectly capable to kick ass.
* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was quite evil to begin with. [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Though in the recent Age of Apocalypse series...]] ]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Beautiful Adopted Son]]
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan: He was forced to kill his father because he had been infected with a Brood Queen]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: In the Elite Mutant Force.
* UndergroundRailroad: Secretly smuggles prisoners out of the Breeding Pens.
* YouAreInCommandNow: When Sinister leaves [[spoiler: to seek Nate Grey as part of his plan to assassinate Apocalypse]] he puts Cyclops in command of the Breeding Pens.

!!Havok (Alex Summers)

* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheBrute
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Cyclops' Abel
* DrivenByEnvy
* [[spoiler: InterspeciesRomance: With Scarlett McKenzie]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** And[[spoiler: Resurrected in the latest Age of Apocalypse series.]]
* NumberTwo: To Cyclops, part of the reasons why he's:
* TheResenter
* RevengeBeforeReason
* TattooedCrook
* TheUnfavourite

!!The Dark Beast (Henry "Hank" [=McCoy=])

* TheApprentice: To Mister Sinister.
* 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=]]]
* EvilCounterpart
* EvilGenius
* FauxAffablyEvil
* ForScience
* ForTheEvulz: His experiments are particularly nasty for no reason whatsoever other than his own enjoyment.
* GeniusBruiser
* KarmaHoudini
* TheManBehindTheMan: He [[spoiler: created or at least altered the Morlocks]]
* MadScientist
* WickedCultured

!!Northstar and Aurora (Jean-Paul and Jeanne-Marie Beaubier)

* AristocratsAreEvil: Their demeanor is reminiscent of this. Justified in that the most powerful mutants are aristocrats in Apocalypse's tiranny.
* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]BlondGuysAreEvil: White-haired guys are evil
* EvilAlbino: Depicted as having white hair and being very pale.
* {{Flight}}[=/=]SuperSpeed: When holding hands
* IncestSubtext
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: by Weapon X and his daughter, Kirika]]

!!Amazon and Cannonball (Elisabeth and Samuel Guthrie)

* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]BlondGuysAreEvil
* BrawnHilda: Amazon's power
* TheBrute: To Havok when [[spoiler: Cyclops defects.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In the X-Men Age of Apocalypse limited series]]
* TattooedCrook

!!Bedlam Brothers (Terrence and Jesse Aaronson)

* BaldOfAwesome: Terry
* BadassBeard: Terry, again
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* HeterosexualLifePartners: To each other
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Following Cyclops' defection]]
* PunchClockVillain: At worst.
* ScaryBlackMan: Thoroughly averted
* ThoseTwoGuys
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

!!Emplate (Marius St. Croix)

* ScaryBlackMan


!The Church of the Madri

!!Mudir Rictor

!The Brotherhood of Chaos


* CanonForeigner
* NamesTheSame: As Mainstream Arclight (who is female)


!!Brother Jeffries (Madison Jeffries)

!!Sister Vanessa (Vanessa Carlyle)

!The Pale Riders

!!Damask (Emma Steed)

* CanonImmigrant: Was later adapt for use as a foe for Comicbook/{{Excalibur}}, as Black Queen of the Hellfire Club's London branch.
* HeelFaceTurn

!!Danielle Moonstar

* TeensAreMonsters
* TheMole
* PsychoForHire

!!Dead Man Wade (Wade Wilson)

* AdaptationNameChange: He's the [=AoA=] counterpart to Deadpool.
* PsychoForHire

!The Bounty Hunters

* PsychoForHire


* PsychoForHire


* TheBrute
* PsychoForHire


!!Prelate Unus

!!Prelate Delgado



!!Donald Pierce

* AxCrazy
* MookLieutenant
* [[spoiler:TheMole: In the Hellfire Club]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Now a member of the X-terminated]]
* TheQuisling

!Other Servants of Apocalypse

!!The Shadow King (Amahl Farouk)

* MindRape
* TortureTechnician


!!The Sugarman

* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Literally immigrated to the 616 reality
* MadScientist
* KarmaHoudini

!!The Black King (Sebastian Shaw)

!!Magma (Amara Aquilla)

* TeensAreMonsters
* PsychoForHire


!!Keeper Murdock

* AdaptationNameChange: He's Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s [=AoA=] counterpart.
* BaldOfEvil
* TheConsigliere: To Mikhail
* TheQuisling
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After finding out his powers didn't come from Mikhail's implants but from the accident that blinded him as a child.]]
** [[spoiler: Ultimately [[RedemptionRejection averted]]. When Logan becomes the new BigBad, Murdock joins him.]]


* BeardOfEvil
* CanonForeigner
* NamesTheSame: As the mainstream counterpart of Weapon X


!!Absorbing Man



* AdaptationNameChange: He's TheKingpin's [=AoA=] counterpart.
* BaldOfEvil
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* FatBastard
* TheQuisling


* AdaptationNameChange: He's the [=AoA=] counterpart to the GreenGoblin.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvilRedHead
* TheQuisling


* EvilRedHead
* PsychoForHire
* TheQuisling

!!The Owl

* EvilRedHead
* PsychoForHire
* TheQuisling


[[folder:Human High Council]]


!!Bolivar Trask

!!Moira Trask

!!Brian Braddock

* ArmsDealer: His corporation produces Sentinels. He isn't in it for money though.
* NukeEm: Hates Apocalypse with a passion and advocates just nuking his territories (that include the entire North America) into oblivion.

!!Emma Frost

!!Mariko Yashida

* AsianBabymama: Turns out she had a daughter by [[spoiler: Logan, Kirika,]] that she never got around to tell him about.

!!"Thunderbolt" Ross


!!Donald Blake

!!Gwen Stacy

!!Tony Stark

!!Clint Barton

!!Victor Von Doom

!!Bruce Banner

* MadScientist

!!Val Cooper


!!Weapon X

* HandicappedBadass: Lost his left hand in a fight with Cyclops. Doesn't make him any less capable.

!!Jean Grey

* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: In ''X-Men: Age of Apocalypse'' miniseries, courtesy of Phoenix Force.]]

!!Robert Kelly



!!Warren Wortington III

* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Straps explosives to himself and dives into the force field generator destroying the defenses of Apocalypse's base and allowing the heroes to get inside.]]
* TrueNeutral: Does his best to stay this. [[spoiler: [[Until Apocalypse's soldiers pull the plug on his club. Oh, and take Karma to pens. After this he is NeutralNoLonger.]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]