The First One
Son of the Morning Fire
En Sabah Nur
|Citizen of ancient Egypt.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Akkaba, Egypt, Africa|
Alliance of Evil
Dark Riders of the Storm
Horsemen of Apocalypse
|Base of Operations|
Starship created by the Celestials.
|7' - Varies|
|300 lbs. - Varies|
Mutation resulting in an ability to draw upon energy and mass to augment both strength and power to unlimited potentials. Ability to live without food, water, and rest for extended periods of time.
Genius level intelligence.
Extremely long life expectancy, but requiring the technology to inhabit other host bodies when current body is decayed with age.
Cybernetic Armor: Cybernetically grafted to his body and can be altered physically at will.
X-Factor Vol. 1
X-Men Vol. 2
X-Men: Search for Cyclops
X-Factor Vol. 1 #5 (June, 1986)
X-Factor Vol. 1 #6 (July, 1986)
|Bob Layton & Jackson Guice|
An ancient, and possibly the first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt over 4000 years ago. He was abandoned in the desert as an infant because of his ugly and malformed visage.
Found by a roving band of raiders known as the Sandstormers, he was adopted by their ruthless leader Baal, who recognized the potential power he possessed. It was Baal that named the infant En Sabah Nur, the first one. In time Baal would be proved correct when the young mutant would grow to surpass the other tribesmen in both strength and intelligence. Others feared him, but En Sabah Nur learned from his adopted father that only the fittest, tested by hardship, would or should survive. During his rite of manhood, the teen-aged En Sabah Nur killed three armed warriors bare handed.
This age of Egypt was ruled by Pharaoh Rama-Tut (Kang), who had become abandoned when his time ship crashed in the dessert. Kang knew of En Sabah Nur's existence in ancient Egypt and conspired to find him as a child, train the youth to be faithful only to him, and becoming the master of the most powerful being on the planet. When En Sabah Nur refused to supplicate to Kang, the time traveler attempted to destroy the mutant but failed, and fled back to the future. En Sabah Nur swore vengeance and plotted the conquest of the world by weeding out the weak through war and conflict as the global menace known as Apocalypse.