Real Name: Nathaniel Essex
Aliases: Sinister, Robert Windsor, Arnold Bocklin, Mike Milbury, Apocalypse, Steven Shaffran, Edmond Atkinson, Nate, Administrator Pearson, Nosferatu, Nathan Milbury, Pale Man
Occupation: Geneticist; former scientist, socialite, teacher, obstetrician, biologist
Place of Birth: London, England
Known Relatives: Rebecca Essex (wife, deceased), Adam Stanislaus Essex (son, deceased), unnamed child (deceased), N2 (creation, deceased), Madelyne Pryor (creation, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Marauders (founder), Nasty Boys (founder); formerly Weapon X, Third Reich
Weight 285 lbs.
Mister Sinister possesses a wide array of powers which have been depicted inconsistently at times. During his introduction in the “Inferno” arc, Sinister was an overwhelming foe able to launch attacks on the astral plane, fire energy bolts capable of destroying the X-Mansion and create force-fields capable of holding both the X-Men and X-Factor at bay. His power levels appeared to be more than a match for the X-Men who were unable to defeat him until they discovered he was vulnerable to Cyclops’ optic beams. Sinister later dismissed this weakness as a feint although his reasons for this deception were never explained.
Sinister has total control over his body's cellular structure, allowing him to peform limited shapeshiftng. He can assume the form of any one he wishes, and once reduced himself into a semi-liquid state. At times, he has demonstrated superhuman strength, which may be a product of his shapeshifting. He has frequently shown a remarkable resistance to injury and excellent regenerative abilities—he has survived having a large hole shot through his head, and apparently survived having the flesh blasted off his bones at the climax of the Inferno story arc. He has also demonstrated reasonably strong telepathic powers in the past, including the ability to mentally paralyze a foe he’s touching, erasing the memories of Jean Grey at the end of the Inferno arc, and being able to withstand a psychic assault from Psylocke, a high-level telepath. He has also exhibited some minor telekinetic abilities, such as mentally moving objects and firing blasts of concussive force from his hands or from the diamond-shaped scarlet mark on his forehead. He was believed to possess the power of teleportation, but it was revealed this was not an innate ability, but a function of his tesseract headquarters, which was far bigger on the inside than on the outside (like the TARDIS from the television series Doctor Who).
Strength Level: Sinister is able to lift/press about 10 tons.
Known Powers: Following genetic alteration by Apocalypse, Sinister possesses a wide array of powers. Over the years, Sinister has used the genetic material of other mutants to grant himself a vast array of powers.
Cellular Shapeshifting: ability to control every molecule of his body, allowing him to assume the form of any one he wishes. He once reduced himself into a semi-liquid state.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Mister Sinister is able to rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Sinister can fully heal from injuries that result in massive tissue damage or loss such as multiple gunshot wounds, slashes, puncture wounds, and severe burns within a matter of minutes.
Superhuman Stamina: Mister Sinister's muscles produce considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of ordinary humans. He can exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to affect him.
Superhuman Strength possesses superhuman strength, which may be a product of his shapeshifting.
Superhuman Reflexes: Mister Sinister's reflexes are enhanced to levels that are beyond the human body's natural limits.
Telepathy: He can read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others within a radius of 250 miles (on Earth). With extreme effort he can greatly extend that radius.
* Mental Paralysis: ability to induce temporary mental or physical paralysis
* Mind Control: capable of controlling the minds of others but only one at a time and if the target is in her physical presence.
* Dilate Power: ability to mentally paralyze a foe he's touching and the ability to psionically "turn off" the superpowers of any mutant.
Telekinesis: possesses telekinetic abilities enabling him to levitate and manipulate living beings, inanimate objects, and to some extent energy, psionically. He can “lift” as much as 10 tons of weight and possibly even more and can enable himself to “fly” at great speed.
Concussive Blasts: firing blasts of concussive force from his hands or from the dimaond-shaped scarlet mark on his forehead.
He was believed to possess the power of teleportation, but it was revealed this was not an innate ability, but a function of his tesseract headquarters.
Known Abilities: Sinister is extremely intelligent, a genius and a geneticist of the highest order, able to predict genetic mutations and splice DNA. (It is quite probable his powers are the result of self-experimentation - his shapeshifitng power is due to a procedure he performed on himself with help from a time-traveling Gambit.) He can also produce large amounts of clones; he has done so with all his Marauders, and with Jean Grey. He at one time possessed tissue samples of thousands of people, dating possibly as far back as the 1860s, including several American Presidents. He is a master surgeon, having excised a portion of Gambit's brain, and then later restored it (although from Sinister's point of view, he restored a portion of Gambit's brain and later excised it, as Gambit was travelling back in time when the restoration was completed, possibly a Predestination paradox), and a skilled mechanical engineer, having created devices that seem taken from the tales of Jules Verne. He possesses a good deal of knowledge in psychology, and is a skilled manipulator. Many of his bases seem to have some quasi-biological properties, able to "grow" tentacles from a surface to hold a prisoner at Sinister's mental commands.
I never paid any attention to Sinister before I read a few Ultimate X-men recently. Officially, he is a badass now to me. The man pushed Prof X down a flight of stairs!! HAH!!! It's funny cause he's crippled.
"Where are you taking me?"
"To the one true enemy of Professor Xavier..... Stairs!"
Man, that was a hoot.
God bless america, bitches!
Thanks beta ray howard!!!