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| Image = Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) 002.jpg
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| Quotation = ... Haven't I raised you '''better''' than '''this'''?
| RealName = Nathaniel Essex
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| Speaker = [[Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295)|Sinister]]
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| Image = Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) from X-Man Vol 1 4 001.jpg
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| RealName = [[Nathaniel Essex]]
 
| CurrentAlias = Sinister
 
| CurrentAlias = Sinister
 
| Aliases = [[Essex]], [[Mister Sinister]]
 
| Aliases = [[Essex]], [[Mister Sinister]]
 
| Identity = Public
 
| Identity = Public
| Alignment = Bad
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| Affiliation = {{M|Sinister Six}}, {{M|Horsemen of Apocalypse}}, {{M|Elite Mutant Force}}, {{M|Outcasts}} (as Essex)
| Affiliation = [[Sinister Six (Earth-295)|Sinister Six]], [[Horsemen of Apocalypse (Earth-295)|Horsemen of Apocalypse]], [[Elite Mutant Force (Earth-295)|Elite Mutant Force]], [[Outcasts (Earth-295)|Outcasts]] (as Essex)
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| Relatives = [[Scott Summers (Earth-295)|Scott]] & [[Alexander Summers (Earth-295)|Alex Summers]] (adopted sons, deceased);<br>
| Relatives =
 
[[Scott Summers (Earth-295)|Scott]] & [[Alexander Summers (Earth-295)|Alex Summers]] (adopted sons, deceased);<br />
 
 
[[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nate Grey]] (genetic creation / adoptive grandson)
 
[[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nate Grey]] (genetic creation / adoptive grandson)
 
| Universe = Earth-295
 
| Universe = Earth-295
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| Gender = Male
 
| Gender = Male
 
| Height = 6'4"
 
| Height = 6'4"
| Weight = 285 lbs
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| Weight = 250 lbs
 
| Eyes = Red
 
| Eyes = Red
 
| Hair = Black
 
| Hair = Black
 
| UnusualSkinColour = White
 
| UnusualSkinColour = White
 
| UnusualFeatures = Shining eyes, no visible pupils. Red diamond upon forehead.
 
| UnusualFeatures = Shining eyes, no visible pupils. Red diamond upon forehead.
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| CharRef = {{c|Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 11}}
   
| Citizenship = United Kingdom
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| Citizenship =
| MaritalStatus = Widower
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| MaritalStatus = Single
| Occupation = Horseman of [[En Sabah Nur (Earth-295)|Apocalypse]], caretaker of a quarter of Apocalypse's nation, overseer of the Breeding Pens.
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| Occupation = Horseman of [[En Sabah Nur (Earth-295)|Apocalypse]], caretaker of a quarter of Apocalypse's nation, overseer of the Breeding Pens, scientist
| Education =
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| Education = Apparent Ph.D in Genetics
   
| Origin = Mutated by Apocalypse's technology
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| Origin = [[Homo superior|Mutant]]{{r|Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 11}}
| PlaceOfBirth = [[England]]
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| PlaceOfDeath = Liberty Island
 
| Creators = Scott Lobdell; Mark Waid; Roger Cruz; Steve Epting
 
| Creators = Scott Lobdell; Mark Waid; Roger Cruz; Steve Epting
 
| First = X-Men: Alpha #1
 
| First = X-Men: Alpha #1
 
| Death = X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #6
 
| Death = X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #6
   
| HistoryText =
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| HistoryText = Nathaniel Essex, a brilliant scientist and geneticist, dedicating his his life's work to create the perfect mutant. Because of his work and of his mutant powers, '''Sinister''' was the first Apocalypse brought in his fold, and the first [[Horsemen of Apocalypse (Earth-295)|Horsemen]] as well. Sinister was at Apocalypse's side when they witnessed the battle that killed [[Charles Xavier (Earth-295)|Charles Xavier]]. It was the same day Apocalypse declared his war on humankind.
[[File:Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) 003.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Mister Sinister]]
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During these early days of his partnership with Apocalypse, Sinister adopted two brothers with exceptional mutant abilities. The Summers brothers, [[Alexander Summers (Earth-295)|Alex]] and [[Scott Summers (Earth-295)|Scott]], were the closest Essex had found to genetic perfection. Scott's genes were of particular interest to Sinister; he hoped to one day use them to create the most powerful mutant on the planet. When the Summer's father [[Christopher Summers (Earth-295)|Christopher]] returned to Earth from being in space Sinister covered up his return. He ran tests on him for five years when it was discovered that he was infected with a [[Brood (Race)#Earth-295|Brood]] embryo. Summers escaped and Sinister was forced to send his adopted boys to hunt down their father. Ultimately, Christopher was slain, fortifying the bond between the Summers and Sinister.{{r|Tales of the Age of Apocalypse #2}}
   
When [[David Haller (Earth-616)|Legion]], the mentally unbalanced mutant son of [[Charles Xavier (Earth-616)|Professor Charles Xavier]] and [[Gabrielle Haller (Earth-616)|Gabrielle Haller]], travelled back in time in an attempt to kill [[Max Eisenhardt (Earth-616)|Magneto]], he accidently killed Xavier instead, creating a splinter universe known as the [[Earth-295|Age of Apocalypse]]. In that reality, mutants became the dominant species of the planet. [[En Sabah Nur (Earth-295)|Apocalypse]] rose to power enslaved humanity.
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Sinister began working with the [[Henry McCoy (Earth-295)|Dark Beast]] to create many genetic monstrosities, including Apocalypse's [[Infinites (Earth-295)|Infinites]]{{r|Factor X #1}}. During these early years, Sinister leaned that the mutant [[Jean Grey (Earth-295)|Jean Grey]] and his own Cyclops could make a perfect genetic pair to create the ultimate mutant. He captured Jean and took her DNA. She was rescued by her lover [[James Howlett (Earth-295)|Weapon X (Logan)]].{{r|Factor X #3}}
   
Nathaniel Essex, a brilliant scientist and geneticist living in England in 1859, was one of the first men in the world to discover the mutant gene. He made it his life's work to create the perfect mutant. His work led him to be contacted by Apocalypse. En Sabah Nur transformed Essex into the mutate '''Sinister''' and brought him into servitude. Sinister was at Apocalypse's side when they witnessed the battle that killed [[Charles Xavier (Earth-295)|Charles Xavier]]. It was the same day Apocalypse declared his war on humankind.
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With Jean's DNA, Sinister created the super-powerful mutant whom he named [[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nate Grey]]. He intended to groom Nate to be the ultimate weapon to destroy Apocalypse, whom Sinister believed would work against his goals. Sinister kept Nate's existence secret.{{r|X-Man #-1}} Nate was placed in the slave pens, allowing Sinister to hide him in plain sight. Nate was eventually secretly freed by Cyclops.{{r|X-Man #1}}
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[[File:Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) from X-Man Vol 1 4 001.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Mister Sinister]]
   
During these early days of his partnership with Apocalypse, Sinister adopted two brothers with exceptional mutant abilities. The Summers brothers, [[Alexander Summers (Earth-295)|Alex]] and [[Scott Summers (Earth-295)|Scott]], were the closest Essex had found to genetic perfection. Scott's genes were of particular interest to Sinister; he hoped to one day use them to create the most powerful mutant on the planet.
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Also at sometime in the past Sinister took into his possession [[Kirika (Earth-295)|Kirika]], the daughter of Weapon X and [[Mariko Yashida (Earth-295)|Mariko Yashida]].{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #2}}
   
Sinister created, alongside his mad scientist partner, the [[Henry McCoy (Earth-295)|Dark Beast]], the process used to create Apocalypse's Infinite army. The two of them controlled the Pens, a mutant breeding and testing ground for their twisted genetic plans. He was crucial in enhancing members of Apocalypse's army and in carrying out his directive of survival of the fittest. He eventually discovered that the combined DNA of the captured X-Man [[Jean Grey (Earth-295)|Jean Grey]] and his adopted son, Scott Summers, would create a mutant stronger than any other, even Sinister's master Apocalypse. Sinister carried out his creation and hid the experiment, named [[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nate Grey]] (Sinister's X-Man), with a small traveling theatre troupe of mutants, the [[Outcasts (Earth-295)|Outcasts]]. As time moved on and Apocalypse's rule became more fanatical, Sinister realized his vision of the future did not coincide with his master's.
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Aggressions between Apocalypse and the surviving humans led to a cold war where nuclear Armageddon could happen any day. The Kelly Pact was signed, promising to put an end of of genetic culling in America, however Apocalypse had no intentions of following it. Finally realizing that Apocalypse had gone to far, Sinister set his plan to overthrow him in motion.{{r|X-Men: Alpha #1}} After detonating his labs and destroying his work.{{r|Factor X #1}} Sinister disguised himself (calling himself Essex) and tracked down Nate, who was then a member of [[Forge (Earth-295)|Forge's]] [[Outcasts (Earth-295)|Outcasts]].{{r|X-Man #1}}
   
Sinister betrayed Apocalypse revealing his master's plan to unleash a surprise attack on the humans in [[Europe]], to [[James Howlett (Earth-295)|Weapon X]] and Jean Grey. This move led to the [[Human High Council (Earth-295)|Human High Council]] preparing a full-scale nuclear assault on Apocalypse's kingdom in [[United States of America|America]].
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"Essex" encouraged Nate to use his powers and convinced the Outcasts to attack and destroy one of Apocalypse's processing factories. Later, the Outcast known as [[Mark Hallett (Earth-295)|Brute]] remembered Sinister as the man who experimented on him leaving him mentally challenged, forcing Sinister to slay him.{{R|X-Man #2}} Forge, growing tire of Essex's influence on Nate, confronted him. They were attacked by [[Neena Thurman (Earth-295)|Domino]] and her assassins who come to either recruit or eliminate Nate. Domino and her forces slew most of Forge's followers before being slain themselves. Forge confronted Sinister once more, and was slain by him.{{r|X-Man #3}} Furious, Nate confronted him and learned what he was designed to do. In a battle against Nate, Sinister was seemingly killed. Nate went to Apocalypse's citadel to attempt to fulfill his destiny.{{r|X-Man #4}}
   
Sinister destroyed his hideout in the Statue of Apocalypse and all the secrets it held inside. He traveled the ruined countryside of America searching for Nate Grey; finding his "X-Man" in [[Kansas]]. Sinister infiltrated the group under the name Essex and became close with his young creation. His true identity was discovered by Nate's friend, [[Brute (Earth-295)|Brute]], who recognized Sinister from his time in Sinister's breeding pens. Sinister murdered Brute and Nate's mentor, [[Forge (Earth-295)|Forge]], in cold blood.
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Sinister survived however, and collected the seemingly dead [[Jean Grey (Earth-295)|Jean Grey]] and utilized her connection to the [[Phoenix Force]] to save the world from annihilation. When [[Erik Lehnsherr (Earth-295)|Magneto]] was credited for saving the planet, Sinister confronted Magneto and revealed the truth. With Magneto now the head of the Department of Mutant Affairs, Sinister blackmailed him to keep his X-Men away even though Sinister was wanted for war crimes.{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse One Shot #1}}
   
Nate found his murdered friends and became enraged, unleashing his full mutant powers on Sinister. As Nate walked away, Sinister fell to the ground and seemingly died from massive internal injuries.
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Magneto and the [[X-Men (Earth-295)|X-Men]] attempted to hunt down Sinister, unaware that their leader was secretly avoiding this outcome. The truth came out when [[Paige Guthrie (Earth-295)|Paige Guthrie]], and X-Man abandoned by her mentors during a mission{{r|Generation X #4}} attempted to get revenge on the X-Men. Her dying words exposed Magneto's duplicity{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #4}}. After explaining the situation to his X-Men, Magneto and the others found Sinister hidden on Liberty Island. He faced the X-Men with his minions the [[Sinister Six (Earth-295)|Sinister Six]], which included Jean Grey in their numbers{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #5}}.
   
Sinister found that Jean's DNA contained special properties and that she had access to the powers of "Mutant Alpha", the legendary "first mutant". He resurrected her, and she displayed the powers of "Mutant Alpha", better known as the Phoenix Force. Jean didn't remember her old life, and Sinister managed to use her to create a new team to fight the X-Men. During the fight Logan was able to reach Jean and she turned on Sinister and incinerated him.
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In the final battle, Jean broke free from Sinister's control and bombarded him with Phoenix Force energy, heavily charring his body. Sinister was impaled by both Weapon X and Kirika, slaying him.{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #6}}
   
| Powers =
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| Powers = Sinister was a superhuman transformed by Apocalypse with complete control over his body's molecular structure. He does not age or get sick and can recover from most wounds. He also has superhuman strength and an incredibly enhanced intellect.
Sinister is a mutant with complete control over his body's molecular structure. He does not age or get sick and can recover from most wounds. He also has superhuman strength and an incredibly enhanced intellect.
 
 
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Revision as of 02:02, September 8, 2019



Quote1 ... Haven't I raised you better than this? Quote2
-- Sinister
 

Nathaniel Essex, a brilliant scientist and geneticist, dedicating his his life's work to create the perfect mutant. Because of his work and of his mutant powers, Sinister was the first Apocalypse brought in his fold, and the first Horsemen as well. Sinister was at Apocalypse's side when they witnessed the battle that killed Charles Xavier. It was the same day Apocalypse declared his war on humankind.

During these early days of his partnership with Apocalypse, Sinister adopted two brothers with exceptional mutant abilities. The Summers brothers, Alex and Scott, were the closest Essex had found to genetic perfection. Scott's genes were of particular interest to Sinister; he hoped to one day use them to create the most powerful mutant on the planet. When the Summer's father Christopher returned to Earth from being in space Sinister covered up his return. He ran tests on him for five years when it was discovered that he was infected with a Brood embryo. Summers escaped and Sinister was forced to send his adopted boys to hunt down their father. Ultimately, Christopher was slain, fortifying the bond between the Summers and Sinister.[2]

Sinister began working with the Dark Beast to create many genetic monstrosities, including Apocalypse's Infinites[3]. During these early years, Sinister leaned that the mutant Jean Grey and his own Cyclops could make a perfect genetic pair to create the ultimate mutant. He captured Jean and took her DNA. She was rescued by her lover Weapon X (Logan).[4]

With Jean's DNA, Sinister created the super-powerful mutant whom he named Nate Grey. He intended to groom Nate to be the ultimate weapon to destroy Apocalypse, whom Sinister believed would work against his goals. Sinister kept Nate's existence secret.[5] Nate was placed in the slave pens, allowing Sinister to hide him in plain sight. Nate was eventually secretly freed by Cyclops.[6]

Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) from X-Man Vol 1 4 001

Mister Sinister

Also at sometime in the past Sinister took into his possession Kirika, the daughter of Weapon X and Mariko Yashida.[7]

Aggressions between Apocalypse and the surviving humans led to a cold war where nuclear Armageddon could happen any day. The Kelly Pact was signed, promising to put an end of of genetic culling in America, however Apocalypse had no intentions of following it. Finally realizing that Apocalypse had gone to far, Sinister set his plan to overthrow him in motion.[8] After detonating his labs and destroying his work.[3] Sinister disguised himself (calling himself Essex) and tracked down Nate, who was then a member of Forge's Outcasts.[6]

"Essex" encouraged Nate to use his powers and convinced the Outcasts to attack and destroy one of Apocalypse's processing factories. Later, the Outcast known as Brute remembered Sinister as the man who experimented on him leaving him mentally challenged, forcing Sinister to slay him.[9] Forge, growing tire of Essex's influence on Nate, confronted him. They were attacked by Domino and her assassins who come to either recruit or eliminate Nate. Domino and her forces slew most of Forge's followers before being slain themselves. Forge confronted Sinister once more, and was slain by him.[10] Furious, Nate confronted him and learned what he was designed to do. In a battle against Nate, Sinister was seemingly killed. Nate went to Apocalypse's citadel to attempt to fulfill his destiny.[11]

Sinister survived however, and collected the seemingly dead Jean Grey and utilized her connection to the Phoenix Force to save the world from annihilation. When Magneto was credited for saving the planet, Sinister confronted Magneto and revealed the truth. With Magneto now the head of the Department of Mutant Affairs, Sinister blackmailed him to keep his X-Men away even though Sinister was wanted for war crimes.[12]

Magneto and the X-Men attempted to hunt down Sinister, unaware that their leader was secretly avoiding this outcome. The truth came out when Paige Guthrie, and X-Man abandoned by her mentors during a mission[13] attempted to get revenge on the X-Men. Her dying words exposed Magneto's duplicity[14]. After explaining the situation to his X-Men, Magneto and the others found Sinister hidden on Liberty Island. He faced the X-Men with his minions the Sinister Six, which included Jean Grey in their numbers[15].

In the final battle, Jean broke free from Sinister's control and bombarded him with Phoenix Force energy, heavily charring his body. Sinister was impaled by both Weapon X and Kirika, slaying him.[16]

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Sinister was a superhuman transformed by Apocalypse with complete control over his body's molecular structure. He does not age or get sick and can recover from most wounds. He also has superhuman strength and an incredibly enhanced intellect.




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