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When the sentient bacterium known as Sublime was first created, one of his first acts was to battle his twin sister Arkea. While Sublime evolved on Earth, Arkea evolved on a different planet and gained the ability to control machinery, as opposed to her brother's ability to possess people.

Over a billion years later, Arkea returned to Earth by riding a series of meteors, seeking revenge on her brother. She apparently manage to guide one of these meteors into a populated area in Budapest. One of the victims was a child named Shogo, who was left orphaned and adopted by the X-Man Jubilee. Unbeknownst to Jubilee, Arkea was using Shogo's body as a method of transportation.

After Jubilee arrived at the Jean Grey School, Arkea left Shogo's body, jumping between several devices before taking over the body of Karima Shapandar, who was being kept in stasis by Beast following a serious injury. In Karima's body, Arkea managed to put the school under full lockdown. The efforts of Rogue and Kitty Pryde weakened Arkea, but she escaped by fleeing across the Atlantic. Several of the X-Men, accompanied by Sublime, pursued her using the Blackbird.

Arkea returned to the site of her arrival, where the X-Men learned why she chose it: the Szent Margit Institute, a hospital specializing in bionics, was located nearby. Possessing the bodies of the patients, Arkea fought the X-Men again. However, it was not the X-Men who brought down Arkea, but Karima herself. Her own consciousness had reawakened, and she had Psylocke ram a psychic sword through her head. Karima apparently survived the ordeal dazed but uninjured.


Arkea was created by writer Brian Wood.

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