En Sabah Nur was born nearly five-thousand years ago in the Valley of the Kings. He was born with gray skin and blue lines running across his mouth inspiring fear even as a child. Apocalypse's original body was immortal, however with the use of celestial technology, he can enter a state of suspended animation to recover from any wounds. He has superhuman physical abilities, psionic powers and an incredible intellect. Apocalypse also has control over his own molecular structure which allows him to biomorph as he pleases.