Popova was the leader of the anti-mutant terrorist group called the Sapien League. The root of her anti-mutant sentiment is attributed to the death of her sister who was seduced and abandoned by a mutant and left pregnant. Her mutant child ate its way out of her womb during childbirth, killing the mother.

Popova allowed herself to be transformed into a mutant-like form complete with a cybernetic arm in order to continue her vendetta against mutantkind. She was destroyed when she failed to escape after killing Chamayra Ortega by accident during her attempt to kill Ismael Ortega.


No powers, normal human augmented to look like a mutant and have a gun implanted in her right forearm.

  • In both realities she appeared in, Sashenka killed Billy Bates.

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