Grigory Efimovich Rasputin was an Orthodox Christian mystic who lived in the waning days of the Russian Empire.
In 1903, Rasputin came to St. Petersburg, where he arrived with a reputation as a mystic and faith healer. A few years later, he was introduced to Czar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, who were seeking help for their sickly son, Alexei. Rasputin quickly gained their confidence by seemingly "curing" the boy of haemophilia. This action won him the passionate support of Alexandra.
In 1912, after a fall, Alexei began bleeding uncontrollably. The doctors could do nothing for him, but Rasputin, with a wave of his hands, stopped the flow of blood. After that he took a number of lovers and engaged in quasi-religious rituals with all these women.
Dr. Nathaniel Essex arrived from England to learn more about Rasputin, suspecting him of being a mutant. While there, he encountered two more powerful mutants, Ivan and Elena. Rasputin attacked Essex, but Essex was eventually able to convince him of his work to create a race of superhumans. He impregnated various women, including Elena.
On the night of December 29, 1916, Ivan brought together a group of conspirators, including Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich (the Tsar's first cousin) and Prince Felix Yusupov. The conspirators invited Rasputin to Yusupov's palace and fed him wine and cakes laced with cyanide. Though Rasputin became drunk, the poison seemed to have no effect. Baffled but not deterred, the conspirators finally shot Rasputin multiple times. He was then wrapped in a carpet and thrown into the river.
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