En Sabah Nur, a powerful mutant believed to be the first of his kind, rules ancient Egypt until he is betrayed by his worshippers, who entomb him alive in 3600 BC. His four lieutenants die preserving him. Awakening in 1983, he believes humanity has lost its way without his presence. Deciding to destroy the world and remake it, he recruits Cairo pickpocket Ororo Munroe, who can control weather, and upgrades her power.
Powers and abilities
Apocalypse is an ancient mutant born with a variety of superhuman abilities who further augmented himself after merging with Celestial technology. He is an immortal being,with total control over the molecules of his body, enabling him to alter his form as it suits him, such as allowing his body to become extremely malleable and flexible or change his size, enhance his physical abilities, transform his limbs into weapons, wings, or jets, regenerate from fatal injuries, adapt his body to apparently any disease or hostile environment, as well as give himself virtually any superhuman power. He is also able to project and absorb energy, in addition to displaying capacities for telepathy and telekinesis. Apocalypse is also capable of technopathy, able to directly interface with the various technologies he has at his disposal. Thanks to the aid of his mutant abilities, special “regeneration” chambers, and changing bodies, Apocalypse has further enhanced his abilities.
So what… this guy’s kind of like Mr. Fantastic on steroids? Yeah, his powers have always been sort of nebulous, but as long as he’s cutting through X-Men teams like Kirstie Alley through Sizzler, I don’t think the fans care.
Frank Tieri, Interview about X-Men: Apocalypse vs Dracula
Aside from his superhuman powers, Apocalypse is extraordinarily intelligent, a scientific genius with knowledge in various areas of science and technology including physics, engineering, genetics and biology, all of which are more advanced than conventional science. Apocalypse has knowledge of Celestial technology that he uses for his own applications, such as altering mutants or humans. Apocalypse is also a skilled demagogue and a master strategist.
Apocalypse’s blood can heal other mutants, but is fatal for humans. Apocalypse’s blood can also restore his de-powered mutant descendants as is seen when a large dose of Apocalypse’s blood regenerates the lost body part of Chamber and gave him a look similar to Apocalypse.