Apocalypse is an old woman? What the heck?

#1 Posted by redbull (1678 posts) - - Show Bio

I picked up an issue of Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix. They're in the future with Nate..

Every shot of Apocalypse, it looks like his entire body is just a big robotic shell, and inside is this shriveled old lady. Then he goes on and talks about how he's burning through his host bodies too fast.

...So uh, has Apocalypse ALWAYS been this way? Is his outside body really just a big robot, and he just steals human bodies to host him inside this armor? If so, how did this happen and why? If not.. well, what the heck is going on in that future that made him this way?

#2 Posted by redbull (1678 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the response.

#3 Posted by Korg (11351 posts) - - Show Bio

Apocalypse was not always portrayed this way (he used to just use a Lazarus Chamber to put him in stasis and strengthen him when he became weak), and some writers choose to ignore it, but yes, he technically needs host bodies.... sometimes. The entire arc "The Twelve" was devoted to apocalypse trying to get the twelve most powerful mutants on Earth together and trick them into transferring his essence into Nate Grey. During this arc, we see a similar portrayal of him as a shriveled old man, with what appears to be an exoskeleton. Personally, I think it's a stupid idea, especially since Apocalypse has control over his molecular structure, and is backed by Celestial tech (as well as the Celestials, as it turns out). Cyclops ended up playing host to Apocalypse, and wondered the desert for some time, fighting for control. Jean and Cable track him down and exorcise Apocalypse, seemingly getting rid of him forever. Then he just shows up with no explanation years later in the Blood of Apocalypse arc, with nary a mention of host bodies. In Cable & Deadpool it is actually revealed that the T/O virus is what keeps Apocalypse going, and furthermore, that Cable is the one who infected him with it. Hope that clears things up a bit. If not, feel free to post more questions, I'll try to answer them as best I can.

#4 Posted by defaultdefaultdefault (16426 posts) - - Show Bio

but other than that, yes, yes he does.! sportin the Sloth from Goonies look indeed!

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