Age of Apocalypse
The being who would later be called Apocalypse was born 5000 years ago in Aqaba. He was born with the mutant X-gene, possibly the first living being on Earth to possess the gene, and a side-effect of this gives him gray skin and blue lips. Because of this, his people abandoned him as an infant. He was rescued by Baal of the Sandstormers who saw the child’s potential power and will to survive. Baal named him En Sabah Nur or “The First One.” The Sandstormers live by the credo of survival of the fittest, believing that only those who are strong enough to survive hardship and direct conflict are worthy of life.