Real Name: Ivan Kivelki

Identity/Class: Human mutant, mutate (Russian)

Occupation: Former bio-warfare scientist

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Darkstar, Russian government, X-Men

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Formerly Vozrozhdeniya, Russia, aka Rebirth Island

First Appearance: X-Men Unlimited#28 (September, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Black Death has the mutant ability to take control of a personís actions and tell them what to do. After being exposed to an experimental biological weapon, Black Death became the carrier for the weapon and must now wear an exo-skeleton to keep the weapon in check.

History: (X-Men Unlimited#28)- Ivan Kivelki was a scientist working on biological warfare on a research station on Rebirth Island where a Russian general revealed to him that the government knew he was a mutant and exposed him to some toxic gas. Apparently his mutant nature allowed him to absorb the toxins and using his power of suggestion he forced his fellow scientists on Rebirth Island to make a containment suit to keep the toxins in check. When Darkstar came to check out the island she was taken over by Black Death and forced to find the Beast and bring him there. When the Beast arrived Black Death explained he wanted the Beast to help him develop a cure and if he didnít he would use his powers to force the Beastís friends to kill themselves until they were all dead and Black Death would then kill Beast. Beast agreed to help but instead of making a cure he created a stun gun and when the rest of the X-Men broke free, Beast knocked Black Death out with the stun gun. Darkstar then took Black Death to Moscow to answer for his crimes, though they would still continue to seek a cure for his condition.





Comments: Created by Joe Pruett, Brett Booth and Ron Lim.

by Sammy 7D

The Black Death should not be confused with:

Last updated: 12/23/03

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