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[[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 ComicBook/{{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.

* BadassInCharge: Rogue's second in command of the X-Men and kicks serious ass.
* 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. She's still unable to touch her son, though.
* CantHaveSexEver: Averted. Magneto's abilities allow him and Rogue to touch and they have a son together.
* {{Flight}}: Much like Magneto, Rogue is able to fly by riding the Earth's magnetic field.
* FlyingBrick: Rogue is still a flying brick in this continuity, though as a result of her absorbed magnetic abilities rather than Ms. Marvel's powers.
* FunetikAksent: Rogue's Southern accent is as prominent as ever in her speech bubbles.
* HappilyMarried: Rogue's relationship with Magneto was strained at times by both his cold demeanor and her attraction to Gambit. Still, their unwavering loyalty and love for one another makes her this.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Rogue suffered this at the hands of Weapon X, who became the new Apocalypse, after she attempted to weaken him by draining his powers.
* LoveTriangle: Rogue's was originally in one with Magneto and Gambit. Magneto won out.
* MamaBear: Rogue reacts very violently to Holocaust threatening her son, Charles.
* MayDecemberRomance: Rogue is married to and has a child with the much older Magneto.
* MegaManning: As per her usual power set.
* SelectiveMagnetism: Like Magneto, because she stole the powers of Polaris in this continuity. However, the times that she actually used this ability for something other than making herself a flying brick could be counted on one hand.
* SkunkStripe: This version of Rogue also has her signature white streak in her hair.
* SuperStrength: By manipulating the magnetic fields of her body, Rogue is able to greatly increase her physical strength.
* SuperToughness: Another power acquired by manipulating magnetism, Rogue can take some serious hits, including physical blows and powerful energy blasts from Holocaust.

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

* SuperSpeed: He has the power to run at incredible speeds.


Banshee was older than most members of the X-Men and had actually retired. However, Magneto later asked him to come out of retirement to fight against Apocalypse.

* MakeMeWannaShout: Just like his mainstream counterpart.
* Flight: Also like his mainstream counterpart, Banshee is able to fly by riding sound waves.
* RetiredBadass: Was this until he rejoined the X-Men at the behest of Magneto


Originally one of Apocalypse's lapdogs, Sabretooth 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, Sabretooth 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.
* HealingFactor: Much like Weapon X and his mainstream counterpart, Sabretooth heals much more quickly and extensively than an ordinary person.
* 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.

* 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.

!!Wild Child

Iceman was one of the first X-Men in this continuity as well, though it seems that the crapsack world he lives in has made him master his powers much more quickly. He almost always appears in his ice form, but his personality seems to be largely the same as his mainstream counterpart's.

* AnIcePerson: Of course. Still, even this darker version of Bobby isn't cold or aloof. He still cracks jokes like his mainstream counterpart does.

Morph is the wise-cracking jokester of the X-Men, who was formerly known as Changeling. He often gets on his teammate's nerves, particularly Sabretooth and Sunfire.

* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Morph's main power is this, to an incredible degree. He can disguise himself as people, animals, objects, etc.




!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: What he provides to Earth.
* EvilOverlord: Courtesy of a TimeyWimeyBall.
%%* EvilutionaryBiologist
%%* TheEmperor
* 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''.
%%* KnightTemplar
* SocialDarwinist: Thanks to nuclear strikes and an evil army, only the strongest survived.

!The Four (actually many) Horsemen of Apocalypse

!!Holocaust (Nemesis)

%%* AxCrazy
%%* BloodKnight
* 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
* KilledOffForReal: Inhaled by [[spoiler: 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
* 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.
* KilledOffForReal: By [[spoiler: 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.
* 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: With the rest of the Horseman
* KilledOffForReal: By Mikhail Rasputin
%%* ShockAndAwe


* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman
* CanonForeigner: It is not know if she's the [=AoA=] counterpart of Selene or Autumn Rolfson (Famine), or a different character altogether.
* KilledOffForReal: Offscreen.
* VampiricDraining: She has life-draining powers similar to Rogue's
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She only appears in one issue


%%* TheBaroness
* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman
* KilledOffForReal: By Holocaust
* MouthOfSauron: Announces Apocalypse's war against humanity.
* MindOverMatter: She has telekinetic powers
* NumberTwo: To Apocalypse.
%%* WeHardlyKnewYe


* CoDragons: With the rest of the Horseman
* BaldOfEvil: Save for his ponytail
%%* KilledOffForReal
* PowerCopying: His power is to mimic those of others.
%%* 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: Though in the recent Age of Apocalypse series he changes his mind...]]
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's Beautiful Adopted Son]]
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels
* SelfMadeOrphan: He was forced to [[spoiler: 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)

* TheBrute: To Cyclops's TheDragon
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Cyclops' Abel
* DrivenByEnvy: Towards his brother
* InterspeciesRomance: With Scarlett McKenzie
%%* 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: To the 616 Beast
%%* 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.
* EvilAlbino: Depicted as having white hair and being very pale.
* {{Expy}}: Fair haired mutants with [[WonderTwinPowers Wonder Twin]] FlyingFirepower that have an IncestSubtext in a totalitarian fascist regime; might as well be the Fenris Twins.
* {{Flight}}[=/=]SuperSpeed: When holding hands
* IncestSubtext: They are constantly depicted close to each other and once even hugging.
* KilledOffForReal: by [[spoiler: Weapon X and his daughter, Kirika]]

!!Amazon and Cannonball (Elisabeth and Samuel Guthrie)

* 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: He's not the 616 Arclight, who is, first of all, 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: In Avalon she defects to the "good side" and helps fight the Shadow King

!!Danielle Moonstar

* TeensAreMonsters: She's a cruel teenage PsychoForHire
* TheMole: In the Ghost Dance
* PsychoForHire: She's one of Apocalypse's assassins.

!!Dead Man Wade (Wade Wilson)

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

!The Bounty Hunters

%%* PsychoForHire


%%* PsychoForHire


%%* TheBrute
%%* PsychoForHire


!!Prelate Unus

!!Prelate Delgado



!!Donald Pierce

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

!Other Servants of Apocalypse

!!The Shadow King (Amahl Farouk)

* EvilMentor: He mentored Damask of the Pale Riders
%%* MindRape
%%* TortureTechnician


!!The Sugarman

* BadBoss: Likes to torture his slaves
* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Literally immigrated to the 616 reality
* {{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.

!!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.]]

!!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.
%%* CanonForeigner


!!Absorbing Man



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


* AdaptationNameChange: He's the [=AoA=] counterpart to the ComicBook/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

* AdaptationNameChange: Instead of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}. And the Weapon X project doesn't exist in that reality, as Magneto grafts the adamantium on him.
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler: NeutralNoLonger: After Apocalypse's forces shut down his club and capture Karma.]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]