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    Apocalypse (X-Men movies)

    Apocalypse (X-Men movies)
    He's no mutant version of Thanos, that's for sure.
    Gender: Male
    Type: Generic Doomsday Villain
    Age: 9983
    Species: Mutant
    Portrayed by: Oscar Isaac
    Brendan Pedder
    Berdj Garabedian
    Status: Deceased
    Media of origin: X-Men: Apocalypse

    En Sabah Nur, otherwise known as Apocalypse, is the titular main antagonist of the 2016 superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse, the sequel to the 2014 Oscar nominated hit X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    Why He's Weak and Won't Survive

    1. He is a very weak and generic villain who plans on destroying the world. Plus his plans are awfully similar to Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy, another bland villain. (Ironically enough, they're both blue.)
    2. He also doesn't really do much throughout the entire movie except form the Horsemen and that's pretty much it.
    3. He could easily have succeeded in his evil plan if he had simply moved faster, and the film requires him to do various dumb villain moves in order for the heroes to defeat him.
      1. He took time to use Professor Charles Xavier's telepathy to deliver an "Evil Speech of Evil" to the entire human race, when he plans on pulling taking over his body later on anyway
      2. He gave Xavier the opportunity to inform Jean of their whereabouts.
      3. Plus, since he can teleport vast distances and other characters can't, he has a lead of several hours on the X-Men as he is often on an entirely different continent, so he had time to carry out his scheme. But instead, he chose to let his ego get the best of him.
    4. Apocalypse's costume isn't very convincing and looks pretty cheesy aside from trying to have Egyptian-like details for his armor.
    5. He was explicitly looking for powerful mutants to steal their bodies, while at the same time, a subplot of the film involves a mutant learning to control her insanely powerful abilities. These two points seemed tailor made to interact with each other and create an interesting conflict where En Sabah Nur would try to get his hands on Jean to hijack her godlike powers. However, this never happens: Apocalypse is instead interested in Xavier, and Jean is relegated to tag along with the main heroes until a grand hero rescue moment at the end of the final battle.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. Oscar Isaac’s performance was somewhat decent despite the wasted talent.
    2. His appearance in the post-credits scene of Days of Future Past was effective.


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