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Apocalypse Twins by Jim Cheung
|First appearance||Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2013)|
|Created by||Rick Remender (writer)
Olivier Coipel (artist)
|Alter ego||Uriel and Eimin Worthington|
|Abilities||Uriel: Flight, Energy Razors, Chronokinesis
Eimin: Flight, Acid Generation, Chronokinetic Augmentation, Time-Space Synesthesia
The Apocalypse Twins, Uriel and Eimin, are a pair of fictional comic book supervillains who appear in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as adversaries of the X-Men. Created by writer Rick Remender and artist Oliver Coipel, the Twins first appeared in Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2012). They are the twin children of X-Man Archangel and Ichisumi, a Horseman of Apocalypse.
In the storyline the Twins were kidnapped by Kang the Conqueror and taken to the future where he raised them. The Apocalypse Twins later travelled back in time, attacking and killing a Celestial. Using the powers gained from the dead Celestial they raised four dead superpowered beings from death (Banshee, Daken, Grim Reaper, and Sentry), having them serve as their "Horsemen of Death" as they fought against the Avengers. In the end much of the storyline with the Apocalypse Twins was undone through time travel, leaving the fate of Uriel and Eimin unclear.
The characters made their debut in Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2012) and were created by writer Rick Remender and artist Oliver Coipel. The twins are the children of X-Men's Archangel and Ichisumi, a Horseman of Apocalypse.
Fictional character biographies
The Twins reappeared in the modern era, when Genocide, Son of Apocalypse contacted a Celestial Gardener. He hoped to receive the Death Seed and replace Apocalypse as Archangel had. As the Gardener judged him worthy, Uriel and Eimin appeared. Using the axe Jarnbjorn, Uriel killed the Celestial and together defeated Genocide's forces.
They eventually successfully mounted their attack on Earth by luring the Celestial Exitar to the planet while manipulating the Scarlet Witch into believing that she could save the world by teleporting the mutants off-planet. When the rest of the Avengers Unity Squad discovered the Witch's actions, Rogue attacked Wanda in the belief that she was working with the Twins, resulting in the death of Captain America and virtually all humans on Earth while the mutants were relocated to "Planet X" and told that Earth's destruction had been foretold. Despite this, the surviving members of the Avengers Unity Squad—Thor, Havok, Wasp, Sunfire and Wolverine—were able to defeat the Twins by allying with Kang and transferring their minds into their past selves, allowing them to band Avengers and X-Men together to defeat Exitar.
Powers and abilities
Like his father, Uriel has two sets of back mounted metal wings that can generate and fire razor sharp blades of energy. He can bend space and time within a certain radius, create a pocket dimension of accelerated years and release waves of artificial time to instantly kill victims. These latter powers are not related to his mutation but of unknown origin, although presumably given by Kang. Uriel wields in battle the mystic axe Jarnbjorn, Thor's old weapon. Uriel seemingly died in Uncanny Avengers #16 but was revealed to have changed the timeline so that he survived.
Eimin is a mutant, possessing two sets of magical metal wings which are able to fire globes of highly potent acid. By unknown means, her natural abilities are "intertwined" with the temporal powers of Kang, causing those afflicted by her acid to be trapped in eternal agony as it burns them alive. As a child, under orders of Ahab, her eyes are removed by her brother slashing her face with his wings as punishment for trying to escape a Red Onslaught prison camp for mutants. As a "gift" from Kang, she is given a type of time-space synesthesia that allows her to see visions of possible futures when listening to music. Despite this, she functions as well as any sighted person, even engaging in combat, flight, and aiming her poison spheres.
Age of Ultron
During the Age of Ultron storyline, Kang the Conqueror took the Apocalypse Twins as teenagers from their time in the concentration camps to the timeline which was accidentally created by Wolverine when he killed Henry Pym to prevent the creation of Ultron. Kang the Conqueror gave the Apocalypse Twins the mission to kill Colonel America. They failed, but end up murdering Havok and his wife Rogue. Kang the Conqueror sent them back to the concentration camps.
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