Characters / Age of Apocalypse

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    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 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 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 Flying Brick status by absorbing the powers of Ms. Marvel.

  • Badass In Charge: Rogue's second in command of the X-Men and kicks serious ass.
  • Blessed with Suck: 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.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: 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.
  • Flying Brick: Rogue is still a flying brick in this continuity, though as a result of her absorbed magnetic abilities rather than Ms. Marvel's powers.
  • Funetik Aksent: Rogue's Southern accent is as prominent as ever in her speech bubbles.
  • Happily Married: 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.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Rogue suffered this at the hands of Weapon X, who became the new Apocalypse, after she attempted to weaken him by draining his powers.
  • Love Triangle: Rogue's was originally in one with Magneto and Gambit. Magneto won out.
  • Mama Bear: Rogue reacts very violently to Holocaust threatening her son, Charles.
  • May–December Romance: Rogue is married to and has a child with the much older Magneto.
  • Mega Manning: As per her usual power set.
  • Selective Magnetism: 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.
  • Skunk Stripe: This version of Rogue also has her signature white streak in her hair.
  • Super Strength: By manipulating the magnetic fields of her body, Rogue is able to greatly increase her physical strength.
  • Super Toughness: 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.

  • Super Speed: 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.

  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Just like his mainstream counterpart.
  • Flight: Also like his mainstream counterpart, Banshee is able to fly by riding sound waves.
  • Retired Badass: 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.

  • Even Evil Has Standards: 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.
  • Healing Factor: Much like Weapon X and his mainstream counterpart, Sabretooth heals much more quickly and extensively than an ordinary person.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Despite everything, he became a sincere believer in Magneto's creed and tried to atone for the evil he had committed.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Initially, just wanted to survive and get revenge on Apocalypse after he defected.


  • Thinking Up Portals: Blink's main power is this.
  • Badass In Charge: 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.

  • An Ice Person: 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.

  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: 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.

  • Sadist Teacher: 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.












Lila Cheney

Guido Carosella



Nate Grey

Genetic offspring of Scott Summers and Jean Grey created by Sinister. You can learn more about him here.

  • Tyke Bomb: Was created with one purpose and one purpose only: to kill Apocalypse. He did his best to fulfill it too.






    Apocalypse's regime 


  • Social Darwinist: Thanks to nuclear strikes and an evil army, only the strongest survived.

The Four (actually many) Horsemen of Apocalypse

Holocaust (Nemesis)

Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex)

  • Evil Mentor: To Dark Beast. Also to Cyclops and Havok.

Prelate Rasputin, the Forgotten Horseman (Mikhail Rasputin)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Apocalypse was impressed when Mikhail defeated his Horseman of War, so he brainwashed Mikhail into his servant

Abyss (Nils Styger)

  • Co-Dragons: And the only one who is actually loyal.


Death (Maximus)

War (Abraham Kieros)




Elite Mutant Force

Cyclops (Scott Summers)

Havok (Alex Summers)

  • Number Two: To Cyclops, part of the reasons why he's:

The Dark Beast (Henry "Hank" McCoy)

  • For the Evulz: His experiments are particularly nasty for no reason whatsoever other than his own enjoyment.

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

Amazon and Cannonball (Elisabeth and Samuel Guthrie)

Bedlam Brothers (Terrence and Jesse Aaronson)

Emplate (Marius St. Croix)


The Church of the Madri

Mudir Rictor

The Brotherhood of Chaos



Brother Jeffries (Madison Jeffries)

Sister Vanessa (Vanessa Carlyle)

The Pale Riders

Damask (Emma Steed)

  • Canon Immigrant: Was later adapt for use as a foe for Excalibur, as Black Queen of the Hellfire Club's London branch.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Avalon she defects to the "good side" and helps fight the Shadow King

Danielle Moonstar

Dead Man Wade (Wade Wilson)

The Bounty Hunters





Prelate Unus

Prelate Delgado



Donald Pierce

Other Servants of Apocalypse

The Shadow King (Amahl Farouk)


The Sugarman

The Black King (Sebastian Shaw)

Magma (Amara Aquilla)


Keeper Murdock

  • Heel–Face Turn: After finding out his powers didn't come from Mikhail's implants but from the accident that blinded him as a child.
    • Ultimately averted. When Logan becomes the new Big Bad, Murdock joins him.

Weapon Omega


Absorbing Man





The Owl

    Human High Council 


Bolivar Trask

Moira Trask

Brian Braddock

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

Emma Frost

Mariko Yashida

  • Asian Babymama: Turns out she had a daughter by 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

Val Cooper


Weapon X

Jean Grey

Robert Kelly



Warren Wortington III

  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • Neutral No Longer: After Apocalypse's forces shut down his club and capture Karma.

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