Alias




Onslaught
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Psionic combination of Professor X and Magneto.


Occupation
Conqueror
Legal Status
Malevolent Psionic Entity
Nation or Planet of Origin
Earth
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
10' - Varies
Weight
900 lbs. - Varies
Eye Color
Varies
Hair Color
Unknown
Known Powers

Psionic entity of incalculable physical and mental strength, speed, intelligence and durability.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Avengers

Fantastic Four

Hulk II

Juggernaut

X-Man

X-Men


Regularly Appearing

Onslaught: Marvel Universe

Onslaught: X-Men

Uncanny X-Men

X-Men Vol. 2


First Appearance

Cameo

X-Man #15 (May, 1996)


Full

X-Men Vol. 2 #53 (July, 1996)


Creator
Mark Waid & Andy Kubert
Origin

Onslaught is a malevolent sentient psionic entity created form the consciousness of Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto I).


Distraught with grief over the endless persecution against mutants and the death of Illyana Rasputin (Magik I) from the Legacy Virus, Magneto intended on using an electromagnetic weapon to destroy humanity from his space station, Avalon.


The X-Men lead by Professor X traveled to Avalon to stop Magneto's plan. Using his telepathic powers, Professor X had to resort to shutting down Magneto's mind rendering him comatose. While in contact with his adversary's mind Xavier was infected with Magneto's anger, grief and lust for vengeance. These negative feelings with his own long-suppressed emotions combined and festered.


In time the combined emotions of these two mutant leaders would take form as a global menace that required the combined might of Earth's heroes to stop the Onslaught.