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GAMESMASTER
Earth-92131

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Gremlin (Kondrati Topolov), Jean Grey, Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), Mesmero (Vincent), Moondragon (Heather Douglas), Oracle (Sybil), Professor X (Charles Xavier), Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), Revanche (Kwannon), Shadow King (Amahl Farouk), Stryfe of Earth-13393, Rachel Summers of Earth-13393, Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), White Queen (Emma Frost)

Enemies: Apocalypse of Earth-13393 (En Sabah Nur), Horsemen of the Apocalypse CA 1200 BC, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Sabretooth (Victor Creed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Time Fugitives - Part I" (December 11, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Gamesmaster is a powerful mutant telepath who continuously hears the thoughts of every being on the planet. He can presumably manipulate the thoughts of others or even the total population of the Earth simultaneously.

Height: 5'9" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 157 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald

History:
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Time Fugitives - Part I") - When a so-called mutant plague was sweeping the nation a public senate committee hearing in Washington was televised for the world to see. Gamesmaster watched the senate committee hearing. Unbeknownst to Gamesmaster, the mutant plague was in fact an artificial virus created by Friends of Humanity leader Graydon Creed and a scientist who unbeknownst to Creed was the mutant supremacist Apocalypse.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part II" - BTS) - Apocalypse of the ravaged future of Earth-13393 had obtained access to the Axis of Time and prepared to kidnap the world's most powerful psychics of Earth-92131 and use their simultaneous death to unleash sufficient psychic energy to stop time and break the elemental balance between good and evil. As all of existence would end except for the actuality inside the Axis of Time, Apocalypse could recreate the universe in his own image.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part II") - Gamesmaster was captured by Apocalypse's lackey Mister Sinister and taken to the Axis of Time where the unconscious psychic was placed in a glass-like canister. The other five psychics imprisoned at the time were Karma, Mesmero, Oracle, Psylocke and the X-Man Jean Grey.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part III") - Gamesmaster was seen, imprisoned between Karma and Jean Grey's canisters, when Apocalypse summoned Mystique to his side. Not long after, Apocalypse successfully tricked the X-Men after which he acquired the last of the psychics, Charles Xavier.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part IV") - Ready to put his plan in motion, Apocalypse activated the process which caused the psychics, still stuck in the canister, were forced to float, circling the Axis of Time. Apocalypse, however, was unaware that time traveler Bishop was already near the Axis, guided by Immortus, posing as "Bender" the crazy caretaker of the timelines.

   Unbeknownst to the psychics, Magneto and Mystique turned on Apocalypse upon learning his true plan and freed the X-Man Wolverine who'd also been imprisoned inside the Axis. Shortly thereafter, Cable arrived as well just as the psychics' combined power began to affect the timelines. In the end it was Bishop who decided to get involved and shot one of the canisters, freeing Psylocke, who immediately ordered the time-lost Bishop to continue shooting at the remaining canisters. When several other psychics were released, Apocalypse knew he was in danger of failing. He sent his Horsemen to kill Bishop and Psylocke, but they failed. When they returned to the Axis of Time, the strain of the events caused the structure to collapse. Apocalypse and his Horsemen fought Magneto, Wolverine and Cable until the freed Gamesmaster and other psychics joined their powers to stop Apocalypse. With their combined powers, the psychics removed Apocalypse and all others from the Axis of Time. Since his Lazarus chamber had been destroyed in the past, Apocalypse simply ceased to exist in the present. Gamesmaster and the freed psychics presumably returned to their proper homes.

(X-Men '92 II#2 / X-Men '92 II#8 - BTS) - Mystique was ordered by Apocalypse to pose as the Gamesmaster and form the Upstarts. Their secret purpose, to weed out weakness and hone the X-Men into the saviors needed for when Xodus the Forgotten would destroy the Earth.

Comments: Created by Mark Edwards Eden (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

"Beyond Good and Evil" was intended to be the series finale and was originally going to end with the X-Men disbanding after the final conflict with Apocalypse. However, the series was given a last minute reprise by Fox when they ordered six more episodes to close out the season. To save money, Saban produced the final episodes of the series in-house rather than calling on Graz Entertainment which had done all of the series. Instead, Saban hired a studio in the Philippines (simply called the Philippine Animation Studio, which also worked on the second season of the 1994 Fantastic Four series) which explains why these episodes had a different animation style.

The psychics captured by Apocalypse were: Gamesmaster, Gremlin, Jean Grey, Karma, Mastermind, Mesmero, Moondragon, Oracle, Professor X, Psylocke, Revanche, Shadow King, Stryfe, Rachel Summers, Typhoid Mary, the White Queen and two unidentified characters who appear be a Guardian of the Universe from DC's Green Lantern and the midget Gwildor from He-Man. Because they are unidentified they are not listed under Gamesmaster's affiliations but will receive sub-profiles in the future profile of Apocalypse of Earth-13393. We've listed Magneto, Mister Sinister, Mystique, Sabretooth under his enemies as they were Apocalypse's loyal servants charged with kidnapping the psychics, Gamesmaster would've considered them his enemies.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Gamesmaster has no known connections to


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X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Time Fugitives - Part I" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part II" (captured by Mister Sinister)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part III" (in the Axis of Time)


Appearances:
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Time Fugitives - Part I" (December 11, 1993) - Mark Edwards Eden (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tim Soman, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Denis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michale Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboards), Abel Laxamana, Alan Gibson, Cesar Magsombol, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Messina, Steve Simone (storyboard cleanup),AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part II" (November 11, 1995) - Michael Edens (writer), Frank Brunner (character design), Mark Lewis (character design, prop design, storyboard cleanup), Darrel Bowen, Warren Greenwood, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Claude Denis (prop design, layout design), Marcos Borregales (prop design, storyboard cleanup), Cesar Magsombol, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Terry Henson (layout design, storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Frank Squillance (layout design, storyboards), Patricio Agnasin (layout design, storyboard cleanup), Helga Vanden Berge (ink & paint), Jerry Acerno, Troy D. Adomitis, Patrick Archibald, Dell Barras, Francisco Barrios, Armando Carrillo, Romeo Francisco, Greg Garcia, Rick Hoberg, Tom Nesbitt, David Simons, Keith Tucker, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Michael Sosnowski (storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Akom Production Company (animation studio), Larry Houston (director, producer), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (animation directors), Eric Lewald (developer for television, story editor), Sharon Janis (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part III" (November 18, 1995) - Michael Edens (writer), Frank Brunner (character design), Mark Lewis (character design, prop design, storyboard cleanup), Darrel Bowen, Warren Greenwood, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Claude Denis (prop design, layout design), Marcos Borregales (prop design, storyboard cleanup), Cesar Magsombol, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Terry Henson (layout design, storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Frank Squillance (layout design, storyboards), Patricio Agnasin (layout design, storyboard cleanup), Helga Vanden Berge (ink & paint), Jerry Acerno, Troy D. Adomitis, Patrick Archibald, Dell Barras, Francisco Barrios, Armando Carrillo, Romeo Francisco, Greg Garcia, Rick Hoberg, Tom Nesbitt, David Simons, Keith Tucker, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Michael Sosnowski (storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Akom Production Company (animation studio), Larry Houston (director, producer), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (animation directors), Eric Lewald (developer for television, story editor), Sharon Janis (editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV" (November 25, 1995) - Dean Stefan (writer), Frank Brunner (character design), Mark Lewis (character design, prop design, storyboard cleanup), Darrel Brown, Warren Greenwood, Andre Nieves, Steve Olds, Shayne Poindexter (prop design), Marcos Borregals (prop design, storyboard cleanup), Claude Denis, (prop design, layout design), Cesar Magsombol, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Tenny Henson (layout design, storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Frank Squillance (layout design, storyboards), Patricio Agnasin (layout design, storyboard cleanup), Helga Vanden Berge (ink & paint), Jerry Acerno, Troy D. Adomitis, Patrick Archibald, Dell Barras, Francisco Barrios, Armando Carrillo, Romeo Francisco, Greg Garcia, Rick Hoberg, Tom Nesbitt, David Simons, Keith Tucker, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Michael Sosnowski (storyboards, storyboard cleanup), Gerald Forton, Ernie G. Guanlao, Abel Laxamana, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac (storyboard cleanup), Akom Production Company (animation studio), J.K. Kim, Sue Peters (animation directors), Eric Lewald (developer for television, story editor), Sharon Janis (editor)


First Posted: 07/11/2020
Last Updated: 07/11/2020

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