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Part 2: Prelude to the Modern Era
As time passed and the millennia went on, Apocalypse traveled throughout the planet, convincing civilizations that he was a deity and manipulating them into having wars. He justifies his actions saying, “this encourages growth, judgement, and destruction.” At different points in time, Apocalypse uses his Celestial technology to allow himself to go into suspended animation for long periods and awaken during pivotal moments in time that are relevant to him.
In 1013 CE, Apocalypse encounters Thor and attempts to kill him knowing that the god will cause him trouble in the future. In the 12th century he encounters Exodus. In 1859, he meets British scientist Nathaniel Essex who informs him more about the mystery of mutants. Apocalypse uses his Celestial technology to turn Essex into a mutant known as Mister Sinister. He then goes and convinces Sinister to help him in his plan for global domination. Sinister concludes that Apocalypse’s ideas are madness and he forces Apocalypse back into suspended animation. In 1897, Dracula wishes revenge on Apocalypse so he attacks his descendants the Akkaba Clan. Apocalypse’s descendants then go and awaken Apocalypse who sees what is happening and defeats Dracula once again. Afterwards, Apocalypse decides to go back into suspended animation waiting for a time when mutants are more rampant and common on the Earth.