Apocalypse Twins

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Apocalypse Twins
Apocalypse Twins.jpg
Apocalypse Twins by Jimmy Cheung.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2013)
Created by Rick Remender and Olivier Coipel
In-story information
Alter ego Uriel and Eimin Worthington
Species Human Mutant
Abilities Uriel: Flight, Energy Razors, Chronokinesis
Eimin: Flight, Acid Generation, Chronokinetic Augmentation, Time-Space Synesthesia

The Apocalypse Twins are two supervillains from Marvel Comics.

Fictional character biographies[edit]

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Horseman of Pestilence Ichisumi became pregnant with Archangel's heirs.[1]

Some time after her defeat at the hands of X-Force, Ichisumi gave birth to the twins Uriel and Eimin. Soon afterwards, Kang the Conqueror kidnapped them and disappeared into the time stream.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Using a Celestial Death Seed, the Apocalypse Twins resurrect Banshee, Daken, Grim Reaper, and Sentry to be the Horsemen of Death (the Apocalypse Twins' version of the Horsemen of Apocalypse).[5]

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[edit]

Uriel[edit]

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[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncanny X-Force #18 (February 2012)
  2. ^ Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2013)
  3. ^ Uncanny Avengers #7 (June 2013)
  4. ^ Uncanny Avengers #8AU (July 2013)
  5. ^ Uncanny Avengers #9

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