The billionaire Black King of the Hellfire Club, Sebastian Shaw is a mutant with the power to absorb kinetic force, making him both super-strong and nigh-invulnerable.


Kinetic Energy Absorption: Sebastian has the superhuman ability to absorb kinetic energy and to metabolize it to enhance his own physical strength, speed, and stamina. This makes him extremely difficult to defeat in battle, as every blow struck against him only makes him stronger. Unusual tactics are required to defeat him, usually by incapacitating him or by attacking him psionically. Shaw absorbs the energy of any blow he is struck by, not just punches, but also projectiles like bullets, and to a less successful degree, electricity and physically based energy beams.

  • Enhanced Durability
  • Enhanced Strength: If properly energized, Shaw can lift and hold approximately one hundred times his weight.


Skilled Combatant: Shaw's powers make him a formidable hand-to-hand combatant


Power Limitations: Shaw's abilities can be overloaded by too great an influx of power.

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