Special Operation 16 - Apocalypse
Apocalypse uses Mr. Sinister, Sugar Man, and allies in the Hellfire club/Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to capture four of the X-Men to make into his Horsemen. He starts by sending Avalanche, Toad, and Living Pharoah to capture Beast and Rogue in New York. He then used Sinister to transport Beast to London and Rogue to San Francisco. In London, Selene, Avalanche, and Dragoness helped capture Iceman, while Living Monolith, Blob, and Toad ambushed X-23 in San Francisco. Apocalypse then sent his new Horsemen to test the populations of New York (Iceman/Death), London (Beast/Pestilence), Wakanda (X-23/War), and San Francisco (Rogue/Famine) to see if they were fit to survive. After the combined forces of the Avengers, SHIELD, and X-Men managed to defeat the Horsemen, the Horsemen withdrew to New York where the final confrontation with Apocalypse himself took place.
Apocalypse has constantly evolved to survive, increasing his powers over the centuries.
Immortality: Apocalypse can enter a coma-like state of suspended animation during which he may recover from any wounds with the assistance of his Celestial technology.
Superhuman Strength: Apocalypse possesses superhuman strength that he can further increase by drawing upon outside energy sources.
Nigh-Invulnerability: Apocalypse is highly resistant to injury.
Teleportation: Apocalypse can teleport himself and others around vast distances across the planet.
Telekinesis: Apocalypse possesses telekinetic abilities enabling him to levitate oneself or that of others by sheer force of will and manipulate living beings, inanimate objects and to some extent energy psionically. He can “lift” far in excess of 100+ tons of weight.
Bio-Molecular Alteration: Apocalypse has control over the molecular structure of his body and can alter it at will. This means he can adapt his molecular structure to adversity.
- Size Alteration: Apocalypse is able to change his size at will; he can increase or decrease the size of his body.
Energy Manipulation: Apocalypse seems to have a range of energy harnessing and projecting capabilities.
- Energy Blasts: He has the ability to project massive energy blasts of destructive force.
Technopathy: Apocalypse is able to directly interface with various technologies he has at his disposal.
Super-Genius Intelligence: Apocalypse is an extraordinary genius, and has knowledge of certain areas of biology, primarily genetic engineering and mutation, and technology that are far in advance of contemporary science and technology.