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Encyclopedia > Horsemen of Apocalypse
Horsemen of Apocalypse
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #15
Created by Louise Simonson
Jackson Guice
Roster
Abraham Kieros (War)
Ahab (Famine)
Archangel (Death)
Autumn Rolfson (Famine)
Caliban (Death/Pestilence)
Deathbird (War)
Gazer (War)
Gambit (Death)
Hulk (War)
Plague (Pestilence)
Polaris (Pestilence)
Sunfire (Famine)
Wolverine (Death)

The Horsemen of Apocalypse are a team of fictional supervillains in the Marvel Universe that serve the ancient mutant Apocalypse as his personal strikeforce. Image File history File links Information. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Louise Simonson (born Mary Louise Alexander) is an American comic book writer and editor. ... Jackson Guice (sometimes credited as Butch Guice) is a comic book artist who has contributed to the Micronauts, New Mutants, X-Factor, The Flash, Doctor Strange and Birds of Prey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ahab, real name Roderick Campbell, is a fictional character, a cyborg supervillain from the future in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Warren Kenneth Worthington III is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. ... Famine (real name Autumn Rolfson) is a fictional mutant villain in the Marvel Comics comics universe, most notable for being one of the original four horsemen of the villain Apocalypse. ... Caliban (August Hoffer) is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Deathbird (Calsyee Neramani) is a Marvel Comics supervillainess, an adversary of the X-Men. ... Gazer is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Gambit (Remy LeBeau) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. ... The Hulk (real name Dr. Robert Bruce Banner), sometimes referred to as The Incredible Hulk, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. ... Plague is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida )) is a Marvel Comics superhero,and former member of the X-Men. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) is a powerful supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe, one of the foremost enemies of the X-Men. ...


The horsemen are always given the same names: Death, Famine, Pestilence, and War. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic and increased mortality. ... Look up pestilence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Apocalypse has altered and empowered a number of individuals to serve him, such as:

While Apocalypse has also employed other teams such as the Alliance of Evil and the Dark Riders, the Four Horsemen remain as Apocalypse's main followers. Ozymandias is a fictional character, a supervillain in Marvel Comics X-Men franchise. ... Exodus (Bennet du Paris) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. ... Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Moses Magnum is a fictional arms dealer, terrorist, and supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Alliance of Evil is a villain group composed of young and reckless mutants with a radical way of going about things. ... The Dark Riders, also known as the Riders of the Storm, are a team of comic book supervillains in Marvel Comics universe. ...

Contents

Earlier incarnation

In Apocalypse vs. Dracula #1, it was revealed that sometime during the fifteenth century, Apocalypse had already created his Horsemen and rode among them as well, leading an army of followers known as The Riders of the Dark. This army was so strong and powerful that some were led to believe that they were just a myth to scare soldiers before their first battle. During 1459, in Romania, the Horsemen of War led the Riders of the Dark, and single-handedly defeated the pre-vampire Dracula's army as well as Dracula himself. The Dark Riders, also known as the Riders of the Storm, are a team of comic book supervillains in Marvel Comics universe. ... Tomb of Dracula is a horror comic book published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979. ...


First modern incarnation

The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Art by Walt Simonson.

The first modern Horseman recruited by Apocalypse was Plague, a member of the Morlocks, whom he recruited during the Mutant Massacre to fill the role of Pestilence. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 409 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (546 × 800 pixel, file size: 961 KB, MIME type: image/png) The original Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 409 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (546 × 800 pixel, file size: 961 KB, MIME type: image/png) The original Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. ... Star Slammers graphic novel (1983) Walter or, usually, Walt Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book writer and artist. ... Plague is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Mutant Massacre or the Morlock Massacre was a major Marvel Comics crossover, which took place during the summer of 1986. ...


He then approached ex-soldier Abraham Kieros and granted him the position of War. An anorexic girl named Autumn Rolfson was Apocalypse's third choice and she was given the position of Famine. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Famine (real name Autumn Rolfson) is a fictional mutant villain in the Marvel Comics comics universe, most notable for being one of the original four horsemen of the villain Apocalypse. ...


Apocalypse then saved the dewinged Angel from his sabotaged, exploding plane and chose him to be his fourth and final Horseman, Death. Warren Kenneth Worthington III is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. ...


The Four Horsemen were forced to battle one another for leadership, and Death emerged victorious. In a battle against X-Factor, the Horsemen were nearly defeated until Death appeared, shocking his former comrades.


Caliban went to Apocalypse and asked for a power boost so he could avenge his fellow Morlocks. Pestilence was slain in the battle and Archangel came back to his senses after assuming he killed his former comrade, Iceman. Apocalypse was forced to retreat with his remaining Horsemen and Caliban. Caliban (August Hoffer) is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Morlocks were a group of Marvel Comics mutants associated with the X-Men. ... For other meanings, see: Iceman ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


Caliban replaced Angel on the team and became Death.


The Hulk

Hulk as War. Art by Adam Kubert with Joe Kubert.

After a battle with the X-Men in their mansion, Hulk was discovered by Apocalypse and became the third incarnation of War by being supplied with weaponry and a helmet shielding Hulk from his father's abusive and severely distractive spirit. Apocalypse set Hulk against the Juggernaut to test the latter's strength. Hulk was able to stop and overcome the Juggernaut, after being empowered by energy from Franklin Richards "Heroes Reborn"'pocket universe. He likewise overloaded the Absorbing Man, but came to his senses after he had injured his friend, Rick Jones. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hulk (real name Dr. Robert Bruce Banner), sometimes referred to as The Incredible Hulk, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. ... Cover to Uncanny X-Men #377; Art by Adam Kubert. ... Joe Kubert (born September 18, 1926, Poland) is an American comic book artist who went on to found the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. ... The Hulk (real name Dr. Robert Bruce Banner), sometimes referred to as The Incredible Hulk, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. ... The Juggernaut is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise. ... Franklin Richards is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. ... Heroes Reborn was an event in which Marvel Comics temporarily outsourced the production of several of its most famous comic books to the studios of its popular former employees Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld. ... The Absorbing Man (Carl Crusher Creel) is a fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. ... Richard Milhouse Rick Jones is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...


Second incarnation

For his second team of Horsemen, Apocalypse had Wolverine abducted, replacing him with a Skrull imposter to prevent his absence being noted, and pitched him in battle against Sabretooth. The winner of the battle, Wolverine, became his Horseman of Death. Wolverine as Death, battled the X-Men and killed the imposter Wolverine. Apocalypse then turned Deathbird into his second Horseman, War. Caliban was once again chosen to be one of Apocalypse's Horsemen, this time becoming Pestilence. Pestilence and War fought X-Force and captured Cable. In a battle against the X-Men, Death was unmasked and revealed to be Wolverine. Deathbird (Calsyee Neramani) is a Marvel Comics supervillainess, an adversary of the X-Men. ... X-Force was a Marvel Comics superhero team, one of many spin-offs of the popular X-Men franchise. ... Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers, a. ...


In Apocalypse's lair, Cable escaped and defeated Death in battle. Apocalypse then threatened to kill Caliban. Apocalypse captured Ahab and turned him into his fourth Horseman, Famine. The Horsemen then started collecting "The Twelve". When Death captured Mikhail Rasputin and failed to teleport out with him, he was chased into the Morlock Tunnels by the X-Men. He battled them and regained his memory, thanks to the efforts of Jubilee, Shadowcat, Archangel, and Psylocke. The rest of the Horsemen were teleported to another dimension by Mikhail. Ahab, real name Roderick Campbell, is a fictional character, a cyborg supervillain from the future in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Mikhail Nikolaievitch Rasputin is a Marvel Comics supervillain, best known as the brother of the X-Mens Colossus. ... The Morlocks were a group of Marvel Comics mutants associated with the X-Men. ... Jubilee (Jubilation Lee) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men. ... It has been suggested that Widget (Marvel Comics) be merged into this article or section. ... Psylocke (Elisabeth Glorianna Betsy Braddock, sometimes Elizabeth) is a Marvel Comics superhero, sister to Captain Britain, and often associated with the X-Men. ...


Third incarnation

Following the House of M and M-Day, Apocalypse resurrected, only to find himself in a world with its mutant population reduced to a tenth of what it had been, out of the millions who populated earth prior to his demise at Cable's hands. Bent on becoming the new messiah for mutantkind, Apocalypse assembled a new cadre of Horsemen, with the purpose of wiping out 90% of the baseline human population. House of M was an eight-part comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. ... Decimation event logo, as shown on the covers of tie-in comics Decimation is the name of the late 2005 Marvel Comics storyline spinning out of the House of M limited series, that focuses on the ramifications of the Scarlet Witchs stripping nearly all of the mutant population of...


Apocalypse's new Horsemen are Gazer (as War), Sunfire (as Famine), Polaris (as Pestilence) and Gambit (as Death). Gazer was saved from death and forced to battle an archeologist for the mantle of War, which he won with the aid of Apocalypse's majordomo and scribe, Ozymandias. Both Sunfire, who had lost his legs at the hands of Lady Deathstrike and his powers to Rogue, and Polaris, an M-Day victim, were captured, and reluctantly altered into Famine and Pestilence, respectively. Gambit, however, submitted himself willingly to be transformed into Death, as he had come to believe Apocalypse could be helpful to the mutant cause though he would require to be watched. Sunfire was able to break free of Apocalypse's control with the help of Emma Frost, although he was weakened by the experience. Polaris was knocked out by Iceman in the final battle. She was abandoned, saved by Havok, and was debrainwashed by the X-Men. Gazer died defending Apocalypse, stabbed in the back by Ozymandias. Gambit's fate has yet to be seen; Sunfire took him somewhere at the conclusion of the final battle, only to be approached by Mister Sinister. Gazer is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida )) is a Marvel Comics superhero,and former member of the X-Men. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Gambit (Remy LeBeau) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. ... Lady Deathstrike (Yuriko Oyama) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, a foe of the X-Men, especially Wolverine. ... Rogue (Anna Raven) is a Marvel Comics superheroine, a member of the X-Men. ... Emma Grace[1] Frost, also known as the White Queen, is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ...


Succession line

Famine (real name Autumn Rolfson) is a fictional mutant villain in the Marvel Comics comics universe, most notable for being one of the original four horsemen of the villain Apocalypse. ... Ahab, real name Roderick Campbell, is a fictional character, a cyborg supervillain from the future in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida )) is a Marvel Comics superhero,and former member of the X-Men. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Hulk (real name Dr. Robert Bruce Banner), sometimes referred to as The Incredible Hulk, is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. ... Deathbird (Calsyee Neramani) is a Marvel Comics supervillainess, an adversary of the X-Men. ... Gazer is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Plague is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Caliban (August Hoffer) is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Warren Kenneth Worthington III is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. ... Caliban (August Hoffer) is a mutant character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... Gambit (Remy LeBeau) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero who is a member of the X-Men. ...

Other versions

  • In the alternate reality known as Age of Apocalypse, Apocalypse had five Horsemen instead of four with no given titles, with some exceptions such as Death and War. The only member who was also a Horseman in the main Marvel Universe was Abraham Kieros, War. The first group of Horsemen consisted of Sabretooth (possibly only an ally), Candra, Gideon, Death (an unknown female, speculated to be Selene or Lifeforce, a mutant member of the Dark Riders), and War. Later members included a never-seen Horseman named Bastion and Maximus of the Inhumans as the second Death. Ultimately, Apocalypse announced the War of Succession, a battle between all his Horsemen. The four remaining Horsemen would rule North America alongside him. These four were Holocaust, Mikhail Rasputin, Bastion, and Mister Sinister. It is mentioned that Candra was killed by Holocaust, and Bastion was killed after the war by Abyss making Abyss the newest horsemen and first recruit after the war. In a flashback, it is revealed that Mikhail was chosen after he defeated War during Apocalypse's attack on Russia.
  • In one of the alternate realities created by Apocalypse during the Ages of Apocalypse, Davan Shakari was the Horseman of Death.
  • In the Ultimate Universe, Sinister was mentioned to be the first Horseman. Due to his incompetence, Lord Apocalypse decided to choose another Horseman to resurrect him. Of course, due to Sinister's state of mind in the Ultimate Universe, whether or not Apocalypse actually exists remains unconfirmed.
  • In the Mutant X series, Angel was chosen as Apocalypse's Horseman of Death, but went through a dramatically different transformation with bat-like wings, and he could breathe fire. To signify his transformation he changed his name to Fallen and sided against Apocalypse with Havok's group known as the Six. Eventually his treachery got the best of him and Fallen betrayed his teammates to realign himself with the Horsemen against an evil Professor X. The other Horsemen were all new characters except for War, who was most probably Abraham Kieros.
  • One of the original members of the Exiles was Thunderbird, who was transformed into Apocalypse's Horseman, War. As War, Thunderbird has lost his humanity and sense of taste but had enhanced senses. He managed to break through Apocalypse's mind control and rejoined his allies, the X-Men. When he went into battle-mode, he could even overpower the Hulk.
  • When the Scarlet Witch altered reality and created the House of M, Apocalypse was brought back to life. He was a former enemy of Magneto who became his subordinate, ruling North Africa. Magneto had sent him to kill Black Panther. He went to Wakanda along with his Horsemen. Only one of his Horsemen was shown, which was Iceman.
  • In Cable & Deadpool, the Enemy of the State story-arc, Deadpool went to find Cable who had disappeared and was forced to travel to alternate universes to find him. In the first universe Deadpool found a new group of Horsemen. An eight-armed Spider-Man was Pestilence, Blob was Famine, and Archangel was Death. The three fought Deadpool, Siryn, and Cannonball. When Deadpool figured out there is still one more Horseman left, a super-powered Cable appears and defeated all of them. Cable was War, the Fourth Horseman. Deadpool teleported to another universe when he realised he couldn't win.
  • In yet another alternate reality, Wolverine was turned into the Horseman of War. He turned against Apocalypse and killed him, then slaughtering Earth's criminals and villains. Eventually he became the peaceful Brother Xavier.
  • In the Marvel Mangaverse comic, Avengers Assemble, Apocalypse was a Sentai-esque villain that grew in size and battled with the Iron Avenger (four vehicular machines that can transform together in the form of a giant Iron Man) piloted by the Avengers team (Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Vision). The Horsemen included Archangel, Juggernaut, Mister Sinister, and the White Queen.
  • In the reality depicted in What If Legion Had Killed Xavier And Magneto?, the Horsemen of Apocalypse were Storm, Juggernaut, Namor, and Hulk.

The Age of Apocalypse is a popular X-Men story arc. ... Sabretooth (Victor Creed) is a Marvel Comics character, an arch-enemy of the X-Men’s Wolverine. ... Candra is a fictional character, a Mutant supervillain appearing in Marvel Comics universe. ... History The immortal Gideon was a member of the Externals and was an enemy of X-Force before dying at the hands of Selene. ... Selene, a Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, is a fictional supervillain in Marvel Comics. ... Biography Lifeforce, a mutant super villain in the Marvel Universe, was a member of the second incarnation of the Dark Riders. ... Maximus is a fictional schizophrenic and genius published by Marvel Comics. ... The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans in the Marvel Comics Universe, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. ... Holocaust (also known as Nemesis) is a supervillain from the X-Men series of comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Mikhail Nikolaievitch Rasputin is a Marvel Comics supervillain, best known as the brother of the X-Mens Colossus. ... Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Abyss is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Erik the Red is a cover identity in the Marvel universe which has been used by three characters: Scott Summers (Cyclops), Davan Shakari, a Shiar agent, and Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (Magneto). ... Mutant X was a comic book published by Marvel Comics featuring Havok, a mutant and former member of the X-Men, who was transported into a parallel dimension. ... The Fallen (Warren Kenneth Worthington III) was a fictional character created by Marvel Comics for their series Mutant X. His loyalties were constantly shifting throughout the series, but he always remained self-seeking. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, known as the leader and founder of the X-Men. ... The Exiles are a group of fictional comic book characters from Marvel Comics. ... For alternate meanings of Thunderbird, see Thunderbird. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Magneto (Eric Lensherr) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... North Africa is the Mediterranean, northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... The Black Panther (TChalla) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black superhero. ... Wakanda is a fictional nation in the Marvel Universe. ... Cable & Deadpool is a comic book published by Marvel Comics beginning in 2004. ... For other uses of Wade Wilson, see Wade Wilson Deadpool is a fictional comic book character sometimes depicted as a, mercenary, villain, or anti-hero; who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, usually in the X-Men family of titles. ... The different incarnations of Spider-Man. ... The Blob (Frederick J. Dukes) is a Marvel Comics supervillain, an adversary of the X-Men. ... Siryn (Theresa Rourke Cassidy) is a Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. ... Cannonball (Samuel Zachary Guthrie) is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. ... The Marvel Mangaverse is a series of graphic novels published by Marvel Comics from 2000 to 2002, with a sequel New Mangaverse released in late 2005/early 2006. ... Warren Kenneth Worthington III is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. ... The Juggernaut is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise. ... Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex) is a fictional character appearing in the comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Emma Grace[1] Frost, also known as the White Queen, is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics Universe. ...

Other media

  • In the X-Men Animated Series, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse were the same ones as in the X-Factor comics. The lineup was composed by mutants that submitted themselves to the so-called Mutant Cure, developed by Dr. Adler - actually Mystique in disguise. The "Cure" process transformed the four mutants: Autumn Rolfson (Famine), Plague (Pestilence), Abraham Kieros (War), and Angel (Death) into altered mutants under the control of Apocalypse.
  • The four-part episode Beyond Good and Evil featured another team of Horsemen, created by Apocalypse during his time in Ancient Egypt. The style of these Horsemen reflected their Egyptian origins.
  • In the episode The Fifth Horseman, Fabian Cortez, at that point a follower of Apocalypse, creates a team called Hounds, rather than Horsemen. One of them is Caliban, transformed into his "War" incarnation.
  • In X-Men: Evolution, Apocalypse enslaves two major heroes and two major villains to be his Horseman. Professor X became Death, with enhanced telepathy, telekinesis, agility, and strength, and the ability to conjure a "mental scythe" similar to Psylocke's daggers or knives, but more powerful. As War, Magneto had far more powerful magnetic abilities, but didn't seem to exhibit any new abilities. Storm, as the horseman of Famine, seemed to have no new abilities, except an increase in stamina. Finally, Mystique served as Pestilence, having enhanced shape-shifting abilities, being able to transform into more than one object, such as a group of bats or snakes. She was also given enhanced speed and agility.
  • In X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, the four horsemen of Apocalypse, as in the Age of Apocalypse, were Abyss, Mikhail Rasputin, Holocaust, and Archangel; Mr. Sinister was a kind of "fifth" horseman, working as Apocalypse's right-hand man.

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In the Marvel Comics universe, the mutant supervillain Apocalypse is an enemy to the X-Men, and whenever he resurfaces he typically converts four mutants into his Four Horsemen, dubbed Death, War, Famine, and Pestilence.
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