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Quote1 Think of it this way, my love. You brought me back so I could save you one more time. And so I will. Regardless of the cost. Quote2
Nimrod with Erasmus Mendel's personality[src]

Captain Erasmus Mendel was the husband of Dr. Alia Gregor. They joined Orchis, but during in an attack on the Orchis Forge by the X-Men, Mendel sacrificed himself.[1] Desperate to bring him back, Dr. Gregor created Nimrod of Earth-616 and inserted Mendel's memories into it. However, he was forced to sacrifice himself again in another mutant attack. Gregor lost her husband twice and only Nimrod remained.[2]


Erasmus Mendel was the Captain of the crew that was assigned to go to the Orchis Forge to make sure that the station was fully capable of supporting human life before they brought it online. He stood by on the Inheritance while his wife Doctor Gregor and Omega Sentinel assessed the functionality of the Mothermold.[3]

Mendel and his crew picked up a Shi'ar Scout ship on their radar heading to the space station. Finding out that it was a strike team of X-Men, Mendel ordered his crew to board the Forge in preparation for an all out assault. Erasmus approached one of the docking ports as the X-Men were cutting their way through the hull of the station.

He decided that the only course of action was to respond asymmetrically, so he tore apart his energy blaster and converted it into a makeshift bomb with a handheld remote. Mendel gave Alia a heartfelt goodbye as he pulled the trigger killing himself while taking the Scout ship with him.[1]

Before his death, Erasmus was a subject in an experiment in which Alia managed to duplicate his consciousness in a self-replicating crystalline shell, she then inserted this consciousness inside a robot which possessed the same self-replicating abilities, Erasmus awakened and contemplated his abilities before he identified Mystique, who infiltrated the base in order to blow it up with a Singularity Bomb, Erasmus concluded that the only way to save the station was to dislocate the bomb, but at the cost of his consciousness, Erasmus then sacrificed himself again, with the robot, now calling himself Nimrod, becoming devoid of a human persona.[2]


  • The surnames of Erasmus and Alia are a reference to Gregor Mendel, the founder of the science of genetics.

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