Why's Apocalypse so obsessed with X-man/Cable when theres Legion?

Posted by Gold Dust Boi (629 posts) - - Show Bio

I was doing some reading on Legion and when you factor in all the powers he has or could have and powers levels of those powers isn't he way more powerful then X-man/Cable?

Yeah, Nate has near unlimited telekinesis/telepathy, but if he got his mind under control Legion has the genetic potential for telekinesis, telepathy, pyrokinesis, teleportation, time jumping, shapeshifting, prehensile tongue, ferrokinesis, atmokinesis, and manipulation of both molecules and radiation.  And he's no slouch in any of these powers as far as power level goes. 

So even if he can't actively access these powers all the time, the genetic potential is still there...so why isn't Apocalypse (or Mr. Sinister or Dark Beast for that matter) going gaga over him?  I mean in all honesty hes spent most of his adult life in a catatonic or comatose state so its not like he'd put up a fight...much.

So much for the potency of the Summer and Grey lines.  Apparently all you need is a shady old psychic and a brassy jewess who smokes too much and you get an Omega Mutant :)

#1 Edited by cyberninja (10508 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Apocalypse is smart enough to not mess with someone who "seduced"  his own mom. 

#2 Edited by Edamame (29291 posts) - - Show Bio
It might have to do with the fact that X-Man/Cable were "made" to kill Apocalypse and deter him from accomplishing his goals. He probably became obsessive in controlling or manipulating them.  Him giving Cable the TO virus explains that. Also, if you read Messiah War, you could see the interest that Apocalypse took in Hope Summers.
#3 Posted by ChadwickDavis (474 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually I think it is due to the Phoenix Force (Jean Grey/ Madelyne Pryor) where as Charles Xavier doesn't have that in his bloodline.
#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio

Being the son of the almighty Cyclops & Jean Grey was a bigger deal in the 90's than being the son of Xavier. 


When Apocalypse was a major villain, Legion was still inexperienced with his powers.  Even then he only had access to telepathy, telekinesis & pyrokinesis. 


Meanwhile, back then baby Nathan Christopher Summers was the Harry Potter of his time; destined to kill the villain Volde-lypse.  Therefore the villain sought to destroy the child before he could be destroyed by him...

#5 Edited by Edamame (29291 posts) - - Show Bio

I find it interesting how Cable/X-Man never even managed to kill him, though. I guess stopping his plans is considered "defeating" him. *shrugs*

#6 Posted by Lance Uppercut (23226 posts) - - Show Bio
@ChadwickDavis said:
Actually I think it is due to the Phoenix Force (Jean Grey/ Madelyne Pryor) where as Charles Xavier doesn't have that in his bloodline.
Doesn't matter what bloodline. Any capable psychic can carry the Phoenix Force. Emma Frost did. So did Quentin Quire and the Cuckoos. Legions power set is far more adaptable. 

But Apocalypse has always had a bit of a crush on the Summer/Grey bloodline. Plus, when the other choice is a mentally unstable mutant that can apparently develop reality warping powers on the fly or any number of abilities, the saner of two roads tends to be the safest. 

#7 Posted by kimeraevet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

The reason Apocalypse has such a boner for X-Man/Cable is because he asked Sinister to create for him a form that would be omnipotent, a shell he could wear that would never die and would be all powerful. Sinister engineered X-Man/Cable as he was asked, but not for those reasons. Sinister saw Apocalypse as the ultimate danger to seeing his life's work final out and so he made a being that was everything Apoc wanted but to destroy him. not become him. Legion, while badass powerful, is too unstable and too much of a challenge to control to get to the point where Apoc and Sinister could do anything with him. Plus, Legion's mom is human, big no-no if you are a mutant tyrant who promotes humans as inferior and mutants as deserving survival of the fittest. Makes you look just a wee bit hypocritical to your underlings.

#8 Posted by SoA (5723 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edamame:  cable did kill apocalypse
#9 Posted by Edamame (29291 posts) - - Show Bio
@SoA said:
@Edamame:  cable did kill apocalypse
Are you referring to The Twelve? If so, then it is important to note that Cable received help from Jean Grey, as she ripped Apocalypse out of Cyclops' body. Cable was only able to "kill" Apocalypse by using his Psimitar on Apocalypse's astral form.  
#10 Posted by daak1212 (8317 posts) - - Show Bio

Why not go after Scarlet Witch?  Granted That even with the House of M event that her power to take away mutant powers indefinitely came into question with the arrival of Hope but the same thing can be applied to Legion.  He's the only one to actually give a mutant back his powers with out plot technology like Magneto.

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