What exactly are Apocalypse's innate mutant powers?
Apparently many of Apocalypse's powers are powers that he was not born with and those powers came from his Celestial technology.
Also, on an irrelevant note, how long, in total, has Exodus been out of the prison that Apocalypse put him in? Is it 100 years or? %Pr
According to Marvel.com:
"Apocalypse claims to have control of his body on the molecular level-- allowing him to shape change and elongate with virtually unlimited range, to increase density and allow his body to mimic metals and armors, to teleport, and to be virtually immune to the effects of age. Apocalypse can also increase his strength to levels surpassing that of the Hulk, grow to giant sizes, and gain the power of flight, sometimes through turning his arms into wings or jets. Apocalypse can also transform himself into a variety of human disguises.
He has exhibited energy absorbing and projecting abilities in the past. Apocalypse has been termed an "External," due to his mutant ability of immortality. Briefly, Apocalypse has shown potential to be a powerful psionic."
In short; controling his own body down to the molecular level he is basically able to do/ mimic anything. If he sees a power he likes he can just alter his molecular structure to allow his body to copy it.
After rereading that post, I think Marvel.com meant to say "Apocalypse has been termed an "Eternal"" not "External". The Eternals are the ones who speak with/ were created by the Celestials, also where Apoc probably got his technology. Whereas the EXternals are Gambits gang of mutants, having little to nothing to do with Apocalypse or Celestial technology. Just wanted to clear that up...
I believe Apoc's original powers were strength, durability and longevity. He didn't really show any other powers in his origin until he found the Celestial Ship and got infected with the T-O virus, that's how he can shapeshift and such.
And yeah Externals were nearly immortal mutants like Candra, Saul, Gideon, Selene and such.
" After rereading that post, I think Marvel.com meant to say "Apocalypse has been termed an "Eternal"" not "External". The Eternals are the ones who speak with/ were created by the Celestials, also where Apoc probably got his technology. Whereas the EXternals are Gambits gang of mutants, having little to nothing to do with Apocalypse or Celestial technology. Just wanted to clear that up... "the Externals are actually of a group of (now-dead) immortals, ironic isn't it? but yeah, Apocalypse was an unofficial "External" except Selene didn't approve of such an affiliation because she claims all his immortality comes from the technology...but you know with all those immortal characters in Marvel it's always "claim this", "claim that", nothing is ever written in stone
From what I remember he was born grey skinned and had the blue lips thing so his tribe abandoned him to the desert. It wasn't until years later after he defeated Rama-Tut (aka Kang the Conqueror before he was Kang the Conqueror) he got access to advanced technology. Then many years later (still alive because of his longevity and possibly some of Rama-Tut's technology) he found the Celestial Ship and was able to gain access because he was a mutant but he couldn't conceive of what he could do with it. He continued to start wars and lead armies feeling that the strongest would survive but it was then that he fought Cable and became infected with the T-O virus. It was the T-O Virus that allowed him to communicate with the Ship and really use it to enhance himself and others, so really its all Cable's fault. Though really its Reed Richards and Dr. Doom cuz without them there wouldn't have been a Kang/Rama-Tut and there wouldn't be an Apocalypse and there wouldn't be a Sinister and maybe there wouldn't be a Summers or Grey family...possibly....My brain hurts.
His mutant ability is molecular control of his own body which allows him to increase his size, stretch, etc. Pretty much any kind of modification he can make to his own physical form.
No, he was not born with the armor. In fact, he was discarded as a child because of his skin color. He found technology left behind by Kang, aka Rama Tut and learned to use them to craft the armor, extend his life, etc.
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