One of the most powerful mutants in Marvel comics, Apocalypse has long been one of the most formidable enemies of the X-Men. Despite his long, impactful history, his powers have long remained a mystery. Since he had so many unique mutant abilities, throughout his history fans have been somewhat confused about exactly what he can do.
An alpha-level mutant, these powers of his are some of the most dangerous in all of mutant kind. Here are Apocalypse's powers, ranked.
Apocalypse is nearly invulnerable. Even the most powerful of attacks would fail to do any damage to him. On the rare occasion that he does receive harm, he can simply regenerate or change his molecular makeup to correct the injury.
Apocalypse's natural mutant abilities grant him some of this invulnerability. In addition to his mutant powers, Apocalypse has used Celestial technology to augment his strengths. This technology has helped amplify his invulnerability to an extraordinary degree.
Originally known as En Sabah Nur in ancient Egypt, Apocalypse has been alive for thousands of years. One of his mutant abilities is sustained immortality. This has allowed him to help shape the course of history.
At points when his body grows weak Apocalypse can enter a trance-like sleep where he regenerates. Aided by the Celestial technology, while in his sleep he can heal from virtually any wound. Over the years the repeated use of this technology can slowly degrade his body, forcing him to place his consciousness within a new one.
Apocalypse is one of the strongest beings on the planet. He has been shown to be powerful enough to trade blows with heavy hitters such as Hulk and the Juggernaut. While his base level strength is already at unprecedented levels, Apocalypse also has the ability to augment it. He can do so through absorbing energy or simply using the Celestial tech at his disposal.
Following the Darwinian principle that only the strong should survive, Apocalypse has time and again proven to be the survivor in any such a scenario.
Moving things with your mind is a helpful power to have. Apocalypse can use his telekinesis to deadly effect, dispatching his opponents with a simple glance. He can not only manipulate physical objects with his mind but also all kinds of energy.
At times Apocalypse can even use this ability to levitate himself, simulating a sort of flight. The upper limits of his power are somewhat unknown, but it's believed that he can move objects that are over 100 tons heavy. This means he could dispatch of strong enemies such as Juggernaut or the Hulk simply by using his telekinetic ability.
6 Energy Projection/Absorption
Any energy attack that is used against Apocalypse simply makes him stronger. He absorbs all sorts of energies, and can then use them to augment all of his powers. The ancient mutant can use energy absorption to enhance his strength, speed, and invulnerability.
More commonly however Apocalypse redirects this energy into new attacks/defenses. He could create a near impenetrable force field to protect himself from virtually any attack, or simply produce a massive blast of energy from his hands to eviscerate any enemy standing in his way.
Teleportation is perhaps one of the most useful mutant abilities to exist. Instantly traveling between distant locations can give anyone the upper hand. A being like Apocalypse having such an ability is almost unfair.
Apocalypse's can teleport himself and others across the entire planet. It's very possible that he could even travel farther, but the upper limits of this ability have never been shown on the comic book pages.
At times, Apocalypse has even teleported large objects, such as a massive fortress, long distances along with himself. Having such power makes him not only untraceable but totally unable to prepare for. He could mount a full-scale attack at any place on Earth in an instant.
Perhaps the only ability not associated with destruction, Apocalypse has an extremely advanced power of healing. Most often he uses this power to repair any damage done to his own body.
In more recent years it was actually revealed that the blood of Apocalypse has its own unique healing abilities. It contains a unique virus that can totally transform a genetic code. Although this would heal someone near death, it would also have the effect of creating a new Apocalypse looking body that he would then take over and inhabit.
Most likely due to his repeated use of Celestial technology, Apocalypse has the ability to psychically interface and manipulate all sorts of different technologies. This gives him control over all kinds of machinery.
This allows Apocalypse to take control of enemy vehicles/ equipment, or simply interface with his own technologically advanced weapons with a mere thought. Given that he has an extremely powerful Celestial ship at his disposal, it gives Apocalypse a very unique advantage to be able to call this ship to himself at will.
2 Molecular Control
His most well-known power, Apocalypse has the ability to manipulate every part of his body down to the molecule. This gives him a Mr. Fantastic–esque power to stretch his body in all sorts of useful ways.
Most often he uses this ability to grow in size and turn his limbs into dangerous weapons such as axes or hammers. It also makes him even more impervious to physical attacks, as he can simply change his form to absorb any blow.
1 Power Absorption
This is what makes Apocalypse overpowered. Throughout his long existence, this god-like mutant has absorbed the powers of hundreds of other mutants. He is able to recall these powers at will, using them to serve a variety of purposes.
No one even knows how many powers Apocalypse has. More importantly, no one knows how many he can gain. It's very possible Apocalypse could slowly accrue a near infinite number of mutant abilities. At some point, he would truly reach the status of a true deity. Hopefully, for the heroes of the Marvel universe, that day never comes.