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| Image = Mr Sinister (AoA).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
| Quote = ... Haven't I raised you '''better''' than '''this'''?
 
| Speaker = [[Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295)|Sinister]]
 
 
| HistoryText =
 
[[File:Nathaniel Essex (Earth-295) 003.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Mister Sinister]]
 
   
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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| 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.
   
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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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}}
   
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 would cover up his return and run tests on him for five years when it was discovered that he was infected with a [[Brood#Earth-295|Brood]] embryo. Summers would escape, and Sinister would be forced to send his adopted boys to hunt down their father. Ultimately, Christopher would be slain, fortifying the bond between the Summers and Sinister{{r|Tales of the Age of Apocalypse #2}}
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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}}
   
Sinister would begin working with the [[Henry McCoy (Earth-295)|Dark Beast]] to create many genetic monstrosities, including Apocalypse's [[Infinites (Earth-295)|Infinties]]{{r|Factor X #1}}. During this these early years, Sinister would lean that the mutant [[Jean Grey (Earth-295)|Jean Grey]] and his own Cyclops were a perfect genetic pair to create the ultimate mutant. He would capture Jean and take her DNA, until she was rescued by her lover [[James Howlett (Earth-295|Weapon X]]{{r|Factor X #3}}. With this DNA, Sinister would create the super-powerful mutant whom he would name [[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|Nathaniel Grey]]. His intentions for Grey would be to groom him to be the ultimate weapon to destroy Apocalypse, whom Sinister believed would work against his goals. Sinister would keep Nate's existence secret{{r|X-Man -1}}. Nate ultimately be placed in the slave pens, allowing Sinister to hide him in plain sight. Nate would eventually be secretly freed by Cyclops{{r|X-Man #1}}.
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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]]
   
Also at sometime in the past Sinister would take into his possession [[Kirika (Earth-295)|Kirika]], the daughter of [[James Howlett (Earth-295)|Weapon X]] and [[Mariko Yashida (Earth-295)|Mariko Yashida]]{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #2}}.
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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}}
   
In modern times, aggressions between Apocalypse and the surviving humans would lead to a cold war where nuclear Armageddon could happen any day. The Kelly Pact, 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 would begin his plans to over throw him{{r|X-Men: Alpha #1}}. After detonating his labs and destroying his work{{r|Factor X #1}} Sinister would disguise himself (calling himself Essex) and track down Nate, who was then a member of [[Forge (Earth-295)|Forge's]] [[Outcasts (Earth-295)|Outcasts]]{{r|X-Man #1}}.
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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}}
   
"Essex" would encourage Nate to use his powers, and convince the Outcasts to attack and destroy one of Apocalypse's processing factories. Later, the Outcast known as [[Mark Hallett (Earth-295)|Brute]] would remember 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, would confront him. They would be attacked by [[Neena Thurman (Earth-295)|Domino]] and her assassins who come to either recruit or eliminate Nate. Domino and her forces would slay most of Forge's followers before being slain themselves. Forge would confront Sinister once more, and be slain once again{{r|X-Man #3}}. Furious that Essex was slain by Sinister, Nate would confront him and learn of his true purpose. In a battle against Nate, Sinister would seemingly be killed. Nate would then go on to Apocalypse's citadel to attempt to slay him{{r|X-Man #4}}.
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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 would survive however, and collect the seemingly dead [[Jean Grey (Earth-295)|Jean Grey]] and utilize her connection to the [[Phoenix Force]] to save the world from annihilation. When [[Erik Lehnsherr (Earth-295)|Magneto]] would be credited for saving the planet, Sinister would confront Magneto and reveal the truth. With Magneto now the head of the Department of Mutant Affairs, Sinister would blackmail him to stay away even though that Sinister was wanted for war crimes{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse One Shot #1}}.
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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}}
   
Magneto and the [[X-Men (Earth-295)|X-Men]] would attempt to hunt down Sinister, unaware that their leader was secretly avoiding this outcome. The truth would not come out until [[Paige Guthrie (Earth-295)|Paige Gurthrie]], and X-Man abandoned by her mentors during a mission{{r|Generation X #4}} would attempt to get revenge on the X-Men. Her dying words would be exposing Magneto's duplicity{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #4}}. After explaining the situation to his X-Men, Magneto and the others would find Sinister hidden on Liberty Island. He would face 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}}.
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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}}.
   
In the final battle, Jean would break free from Sinisters control and bombard him with Phoenix Force energy, heavily charring his body. Sinister would then be impaled by both Weapon X and Kirika, seemingly slaying him{{r|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #6}}.
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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}}
   
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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]

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.




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