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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.

* BattleCouple: Him and Storm.
* HeroicSacrifice: Took a hit from Sauron meant for his father at the cost of his own life.
* 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.
* SuperSpeed: He has the power to run at incredible speeds.
* SupportingLeader: He is the field leader of the X-Men, serving under his father Magneto.


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

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.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Not nearly as much of a KnightTemplar as his 616 incarnation.
* BattleCouple: Him and Dazzler.
* ComboPlatterPowers: Per Cypher's description of him: "Exodus is a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], [[{{Telepathy}} telepath]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]]... [[SuperpowerLottery 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.
* NoSmoking: He disapproves of his lover Dazzler's smoking habit and tries to keep her from doing it when he can.
* PowerLimiter: Wears a pair of mechanical devices on his face 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.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Inverted. Fearing that Exodus might become corrupted by the full scope of his powers, Magneto deliberately limited his knowledge of them.

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.

* 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.
* 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.
* MoralityPet: Joining Magneto gets him started on the path to being a hero, but mentoring Blink gives him a ''reason'' to be one.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Initially, just wanted to survive and get revenge on Apocalypse after he defected.
* 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 character in ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''.

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.
* 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.

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

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.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Notably more unstable that the regular timeline's Iceman, though not so unstable as to reach AxCrazy levels.

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.



Formerly a mutant singer, Dazzler's dreams of becoming a pop sensation were shattered when Apocalypse launched his strike against America. Though embittered by this loss, she joined Magneto's X-Men to do some good in the world.

* BattleCouple: Her and Exodus.
* CouldntFindALighter: Often uses her lasers to light up her cigarettes.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Her primary method of attack, though she doesn't hold back nearly as much as her 616 counterpart.
* LightEmUp: Her mutant power, which allows her to convert sound into light.
* TheMourningAfter: In her last appearance her lover Exodus is missing in action and she is stated to be trying to move on but secretly waiting for his return and hoping that he is still alive.
* SmokingIsCool: Heavily averted, as she is explicitly noted to have become a heavy smoker as a means of coping with the loss of her music career, and further, has ruined her voice after years of chain smoking.
* StatusQuoIsGod: An interesting ''visual'' case: in the original 1995 series she was drawn with an appearance very distinct from the 616 Dazzler, with longer hair, a darker uniform, and a harder face. Fast forward ten years to the AfterTheEnd miniseries, and suddenly she looks a ''lot'' more like her 616 counterpart. Compare [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/8/8e/Alison_Blaire_%28Earth-295%29_from_Amazing_X-Men_Vol_1_2_0001.jpg the original]] to [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/a8/87/e2a8875e7a3d0547211fb990526e0dc8--comic-covers-book-covers.jpg the update]] and see for yourself.
* SmokyVoice: Said to have one, as she no longer cared about preserving her voice after Apocalypse's war.
* TheRockStar: She was all set to become one, until Apocalypse's war destroyed that dream forever.
* TookALevelInBadass: Unlike her lover Exodus, she is arguably stronger than her 616 counterpart, owing to her much more martial lifestyle.

!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


A mutant cyborg who worked with Magneto in the past. In the present day he leads the Outcasts, a RagtagBunchOfMisfits traveling the Midwest as stage actors while making secret strikes at Apocalypse's regime when they can.

* {{Cyborg}}: Like the 616 Forge, though he has replaced much more of his body with machinery over the years.
* EyeScream: Suffered one in the past that cost him his left eye. He has since replaced it with a mechanical eye of his own creation.
* KilledOffForReal: Beaten to death by Mr. Sinister for getting between him and Nate.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Dies in the pages of ''Comicbook/XMan'' four issues after becoming Nate's mentor.
* OnlySaneMan: He is the only member of the Outcasts who suspects that the hulking, red-eyed "Essex" might be trouble.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Nate Grey.
* RebelLeader: A smaller scale version compared to Magneto, but he and his Outcasts still make strikes against Apocalypse under their cover as stage actors.
* ShakespearianActors: What he and his Outcasts masquerade as.
* SternTeacher: He's not above beating Nate bloody to teach him the dangers of showing off, though in this reality such lessons are necessary.
* ZenSurvivor: Thanks to fighting against Apocalypse about as long as Magneto has.

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

* LivingWeapon: Created as one by Sinister, and my lord was it effective.
* MessianicArchetype: Like his main counterpart, Cable, he plays the role of TheChosenOne, destined to take out Apocalypse. Unlike Cable, he actually succeeds (not that it changes much in the long run, sadly).
* PhysicalGod: His powers place him on this level, when they don't cut out on him - certainly, he's strong enough even as a kid to swat Holocaust like a bug and dismiss him as the prelude to the main event - his showdown with Apocalypse. Who he promptly kicks seven shades of crap out of.
* PsychicPowers: As is independently noted by just about everyone who meets him, he is unbelievably powerful.
* TykeBomb: Was created with one purpose and one purpose only: to kill Apocalypse. He did his best to fulfill it too, with the end result being a barely breathing Apocalypse who Magneto promptly ripped in half.
* UnskilledButStrong: He knows a lot of unusual tricks, courtesy of Forge, but he's got very little combat experience and tends to rush straight in, unleashing as much power as possible.







[[folder:Apocalypse's regime]]


* AdaptationalJerkass: 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. [[FridgeBrilliance This probably has a lot to do with the fact that thanks to the differences in the timeline, he's never really had a fight against an equal, unlike canon Apocalypse, who went twelve rounds with the X-Men every other week.]]
* 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: Unlike the regular Apocalypse there is no upside to his goals at all and the world he creates is nothing more than a horrific, dystopic wasteland.
* EvilOverlord: Courtesy of a TimeyWimeyBall.
* 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: All set up to be one, but in the end his powers prove to be no match for 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.
* 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''.
* 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 (though a lot of this has to do with the fact that Nate Grey had beaten ''him'' half to death).
* 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.

!The Four (actually many) Horsemen of Apocalypse

!!Holocaust (Nemesis)

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Constantly on the receiving end of this from Nate Grey who, at full power, doesn't even consider him to be a threat, brushing him off to take on Apocalypse. Even in one of his partially depowered stages (he only had his telekinesis) during their time on Earth-616, Nate ''still'' thrashed him.
* ArchEnemy: Considers Nate to be this. Nate, on the other hand, recognises that Holocaust is dangerous to others, but never really deems him to be a personal threat.
* AxCrazy: As is repeatedly demonstrated, Holocaust is - in his own way - every bit as nuts as his father.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys killing. He ''really'' enjoys killing.
* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Slightly averted because he had already [[AllThereInTheManual been mentioned]] in the ''Stryfe'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: Unlike his father he has no goal driving his slaughter, not even a delusional one. He just likes killing people.
* KilledOffForReal: Inhaled by [[spoiler: King 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 ''no one'' is strong enough to survive.
* SmugSnake: He's actually a genuine powerhouse, being able to contend with the likes of Magneto (if not for long) and 616's Exodus, destroying Asteroid M in a brutal fight with the latter that reduces Exodus to psychic vampirism for a while. However, he thinks he's on the same level as the likes of Nate Grey... who promptly 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.
%%* TheSociopath
* VampiricDraining: One of his armour'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)

* BeardOfEvil: The traditional goatee variant.
* 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 unnecessarily cruel.
* EvilAlbino: He has chalk white skin just like the Sinister we all know and hate.
* EvilBrit: Like the 616 Sinister he originally hails from Victorian England.
* EvilGenius: He is without a doubt the preeminent mind responsible for the rise of Apocalypse's empire.
* EvilMentor: To Dark Beast. Also to Cyclops and Havok.
* 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 capable of stone cold evil acts in the pursuit of his goals.
* 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 and, furthermore, is going to destroy all life on Earth.
* FromASingleCell: Has the HealingFactor form of this, though it doesn't seem to be as efficacious as his mainstream counterpart's version of the ability. [[spoiler:When he is confronted by Nate Grey, he is initially able to regenerate the damage Nate inflicts on him, but Nate just keeps pouring it on, eventually doing more damage than Sinister can recover from (though it would later be retconned that he did in fact survive this incident).]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Played with. He eventually realizes that Apocalypse is a threat that must be stopped, and creates Nate Grey to this end, but he's still an evil bastard who has no compunctions about beating an old man to death for getting in his way.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Detailed in the Kick the Dog example directly below.
* KickTheDog: He [[MentorOccupationalHazard beats Nate's mentor Forge to death]] more or less for getting between him and Nate (he'd infiltrated the group Nate was with in a disguise, hoping to guide Nate towards his own goals, but Forge kept shutting him down). Nate ''[[UnstoppableRage did not]]'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown take this]] [[LaserGuidedKarma well]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Originally beaten to death by Nate, he was later retconned into surviving, only to be killed off again anyway, this time by Weapon X and Jean Grey]]
* MadScientist: Though not quite as mad as his regular incarnation.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Cyclops and Havok.
* PsychoticSmirk: Wears one while killing Forge.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Has these both in his normal form and in his disguise as "Essex". Despite this rather obvious visual cue, Forge is the only member of the Outcasts to distrust him.
* TeamDad: To the Elite Mutant Force.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: A power he shares with his 616 counterpart. He puts it to work by infiltrating Forge's Outcasts as the seemingly benign traveler "Essex".
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He does some nasty things, but his ultimate goal is the same as that of the heroes -- to see Apocalypse overthrown.
* WickedCultured: Not to the same degree as 616 Sinister, but he carries himself with the same aloof and aristocratic air, a trait which is completely absent from all of Apocalypse's other servants.

!!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.
* ChromeChampion: Used his RealityWarper powers to transform his body into a form somewhat similar to that of his brother Colossus.
%%* 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 created for the Age of Apocalypse, but was later adapted into the Marvel Universe, [[AdaptationalHeroism albeit as a hero]].
* CoDragons: And the only one who is actually loyal.
* DarkIsEvil: His whole body is jet black and he's about as AxCrazy as they come.
%%* TheFundamentalist
* KlingonPromotion: Earned his by defeating and destroying the horseman Bastion.
* KilledOffForReal[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: By Banshee
* 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.


* CoDragons: As one of Apocalypse's Horsemen
* 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, earning the latter a KlingonPromotion.

!! Death (Maximus)

%%* CoDragons
* DarkIsEvil: His armor
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He plans to use Sunfire as his instrument of betrayal, only to be...
* KilledOffForReal: Burned to death by said instrument.
* MadScientist: Killed the Inhuman Royal Family and created twisted clones of them to serve as his servants.
* PsychicPowers: Per his 616 incarnation, he has these.
* TheQuisling: Not a mutant, but by collaborating with Apocalypse he's the ruler of the Inhumans.
* TheStarscream: He [[RunningGag also]] plans to overthrow Apocalypse.

!!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.
* DarkIsEvil: Whatever her identity, she has darkened skin and has chosen "Death" for her title.
* 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 first-gen Horsemen. Notably, her and Gideon seem to be the most authoritative.
* KilledOffForReal: By Holocaust
* MouthOfSauron: Announces Apocalypse's war against humanity.
* MindOverMatter: She has telekinetic powers
* NumberTwo: To Apocalypse.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She only appears in two issues.


* CoDragons: With the rest of the first-gen Horsemen. Notably, him and Candra seem to be the most authoritative.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Starts out as this like his 616 incarnation.
* BaldOfEvil: Save for his ponytail
* KilledOffForReal: By Magneto during the Cape Citadel battle.
* PowerCopying: His power is to mimic those of others.
* SmugSnake: Smug enough to gloat to Magneto during their battle at Cape Citadel.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He only appears once, in the first issue of the prequel series ''X-Men: Chronicles''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green, actually.

!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 particularly 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: He hates being subordinate to Cyclops and seen as the lesser of the two.
%%* RevengeBeforeReason
%%* TattooedCrook
%%* TheUnfavourite

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

* TheApprentice: To Mister Sinister.
* BeastMan: More bestial in appearance than mainstream 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=]. And now he's back to 616 again. And dead.]]
* CostumeCopycat: Sort of--in the lead-up to ''ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'', he captured, imprisoned, and impersonated his 616 counterpart.
* TheDragon: To Archangel during ''The Dark Angel Saga''.
* EvilCounterpart: To the 616 Beast
* EvilGenius: He's undeniably a brilliant biochemist and geneticist - though he's not an OmnidisciplinaryScientist the way 616 Hank is, leading to a great deal of irritation on his part when he pretended to be Hank and the X-Men expected him to know practically everything.
* EvilMentor: Tries to play this to Nate Grey. It doesn't work.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's got all the charm and wit of 616 Hank, but none of the genuine kindness.
* ForScience: Claims this, though as even Sinister notes, he's pretty much doing it...
* ForTheEvulz: His experiments are particularly nasty for no reason whatsoever other than his own enjoyment.
* 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.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He [[spoiler: created or at least altered the Morlocks]]
%%* MadScientist
* SmugSnake: Lives and breathes this trope.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Though it's more an artifact of the latter's degenerating genetics and inexperience, early on, he's able to kick the hell out of Nate Grey, while lecturing him. A post-Shaman Nate Grey, however, has him dead to rights, and [=McCoy=]'s response is a profound and sensible desire to run away screaming.
* WickedCultured: He's got all the eloquence and cultured nature of 616 Beast, and absolutely no soul whatsoever.

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

* AristocratsAreEvil: Their demeanour is reminiscent of this. Justified in that the most powerful mutants are aristocrats in Apocalypse's regime.
* 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]]
* 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

* LaserGuidedKarma: On the receiving end of this from Nate Grey, who rearranges her mind so that she relives all her horrible deeds, but instead of enjoying them, she realises the horror of what she did.
* PsychoForHire: She absolutely loves what she does, as one of Apocalypse's chief assassins.
* SmugSnake: She's a badass, to be sure... but person with low-level luck powers versus a HotBlooded borderline PhysicalGod with PsychicPowers and potential as a fully fledged RealityWarper? How is this ''possibly'' going to end well?
* VillainousBreakdown: After pissing off Nate Grey.


%%* PsychoForHire


%%* TheBrute
%%* PsychoForHire


!!Prelate Unus

!!Prelate Delgado



!!Donald Pierce

%%* AxCrazy
%%* MookLieutenant
* TheMole: In the Hellfire Club
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Now a member of 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

* ArchEnemy: To Nate Grey. They're not even close to equals for power, but Nate utterly despises him.
* BadBoss: Likes to torture his slaves.
* CanonForeigner[=/=]CanonImmigrant: Literally immigrated to the 616 reality. Unlike other immigrants to 616, he hasn't shown any sign of a counterpart to date (Dark Beast and Nate had counterparts in Beast and Cable, respectively, while Holocaust developed one in Genocide).
* {{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 and most disgusting 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. However, just before ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', he seemed to get his comeuppance when Magneto impaled him on his own lab equipment after getting what he needed.
* MadScientist: With an expertise in genetics and, to an extent, cybernetics, having invented the Genoshan mutate bonding process and being able to whip up mutating tech on the spot from apparent junk (admittedly, that junk was from a HAMMER facility, but still). Though as he bluntly admits to Magneto, he's not of the same calibre as Sinister or Dark Beast. Quick and dirty is what he specialises in.
* 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.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Implied to have sexually abused his prisoners, including a young Illyana Rapustina.
* 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: As a human working for Apocalypse.


* 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 Worthington III

* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Straps explosives to himself and dives into the force field generator destroying the defences of Apocalypse's base and allowing the heroes to get inside.]]
* [[spoiler: NeutralNoLonger: After Apocalypse's forces shut down his club and capture Karma.]]

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