Appearing in "Beginnings"
- Daniel Edge / "Daniel Summers" (Real name first revealed) (First appearance as Daniel Summers)
- Oscar Stamp / "Oscar Summers" (First appearance as Oscar Summers)
- Clan Askani
- X-Men (Referenced)
- God (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- Adam Essex (Mentioned)
- Rebecca Essex (Photo)
- Queen Victoria (Only appearance)
- Prime Minister William Gladstone (Only appearance)
- Prince Albert (Only appearance)
- Cootie Tremble (Death)
- Marauders (Mentioned)
- Jupiter (Invoked)
- Hellfire Club (Mentioned)
- Cable (Nathan Dayspring Summers) (Mentioned)
- Royal Society (Mentioned)
- Charles Darwin (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- Mr. Higgins (Mentioned)
- Nathaniel and Rebecca's unnamed child (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- United Kingdom (1859 and 1882 A.D.)
- Ancient Egypt (Referenced)
- United States of America (1860 A.D.)
- Cork, Ireland (Referenced)
- Dublin, Ireland (Referenced)
- Hamburg, Germany (Referenced)
- Leipzig, Germany (Referenced)
- Moscow, Russia (Referenced)
- Sardinia, Italy (Referenced)
- Naples, Campania, Italy (Referenced)
- 3086 A.D. (Referenced)
Synopsis for "Beginnings"
London, England, 1859: Nathaniel Essex has been transformed into Sinister. Cyclops wishes to kill him for what Sinister will become, especially for manipulating the Summers bloodline. But Jean convinces him that killing him is not the answer – instead they should focus on stopping Apocalypse. Despite their intentions, they still must fight Sinister which leads to the destruction of the sewer’s ceiling. Sinister recognizes that he is yet not strong enough to combat two mutants he would rather have as his allies. Therefore, Sinister flees while Cyclops and Phoenix need to escape the sewers as well before getting crushed by the falling debris.
Shortly after, Sinister is looking at a picture of his wife. Because he feels nothing, he finally considers himself free of the shackles which limited Nathaniel Essex. But freedom is relative if Sinister from now on is the pawn of Apocalypse who wants him to unleash a plague upon mankind.
Cyclops and Phoenix once again cross paths with Cootie Tremble who is attacking both Oscar and Daniel, two humans who helped the X-Men since they arrived in London. Jean senses that the physical changes Apocalypse imposed on Tremble happened to fast, and now his body is out of control. But it is Sinister who puts an end to Tremble’s life by snapping his neck. He speaks out against Apocalypse’s hastily transformations on the Marauders. Instead, Sinister wants to observe the natural breeding of the next supreme species. Scott and Jean again beg him not to support Apocalypse. Sinister declines, but before he leaves, he tells them that they find Apocalypse at the Buckingham Palace.
A little later, Cyclops and Phoenix arrive at the seat of the Queen of England just in time to stop Apocalypse from killing the royal couple and the Prime Minister. At first, En Sabah can easily fend off the attack of the two mutants. But as he wants to deliver his death strike against the Queen, he suddenly becomes weakened. Scott and Jean immediately press the attack until Apocalypse falls. Sinister appears and tells Apocalypse that something went wrong regarding the development of the plague. Jean senses that Sinister is lying. Then she and Scott can just watch how Sinister and Apocalypse teleport away. Before the two X-Men are pulled back into the timestream, Jean eradicates the Queen’s memories of this incident.
In the lair of Apocalypse, Sinister explains that it was him who weakened Apocalypse because he did not want to disturb the natural evolution of the species using a barbaric plague. To Apocalypse this move showed strength by Sinister, but he also points out that he will not tolerate insubordination again. For now, Apocalypse needs to return to hibernation. At the dawn of the Age of Apocalypse, he will awaken again and Sinister will be his faithful servant.
In the timestream, Jean and Scott meet Sanctity of the Askani Sisterhood. To her the mission was successful because Apocalypse has been put into dormancy again. Scott questions the results, but Sanctity explains that Sinister will be responsible for the creation of Nathan Dayspring Summers aka Cable. Thus, the transformation of Essex into Sinister was necessary to save the future.
New York, USA, 1860: Oscar and Daniel immigrate into the United States of America. Upon entry, they call themselves Oscar and Daniel Summers.
London, England, 1882:
Sinister attends the funeral of Charles Darwin. Ironically, the researcher is given a state funeral, even though he has been antagonized all his life for his theories. One last time, Sinister looks at the picture of Rebecca Essex before he throws it away, and totally focuses on the future …
Links and References
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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