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MESMERO
Earth-92131

Real Name: Vincent

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None;
formerly Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Avalanche/Dominikos Petrakis, Blob/Fred J. Dukes, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Toad/Mortimer Toynbee, White Queen/Emma Frost)

Affiliations: Gamesmaster, Gremlin (Kondrati Topolov), Jean Grey, Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh), Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), 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, Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), President Robert Kelly, X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jean Grey, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan);
formerly Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Sabretooth (Victor Creed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
   formerly Westchester domain, Battleworld;
   formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part II" (November 11, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Mesmero is a mutant who has the psionic ability to mentally control the minds of others, even those of other telepaths. Mesmero could hypnotize people into doing his every wishes and alter their minds with false personalities and memories. Mesmero also has green skin.

Height: 5'8" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 180 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Bald

History:
(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") - Mesmero was captured by Apocalypse's lackeys and placed in a glass-like canister amidst other imprisoned psychics.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part II") - Mesmero was seen, imprisoned alongside Karma, Psylocke, Oracle and the X-Man Jean Grey when Mystique and Magneto discussed the loss of Sabretooth at the hands of the X-Men. Mesmero and the others overheard Apocalypse promising to resurrect Magneto's deceased wife after which Mister Sinister arrived with another psychic, Gamesmaster.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part III") - Mesmero was seen, imprisoned between Mastermind and Karma'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 Mesmero 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. Mesmero and the freed psychics presumably returned to their proper homes.

(Secret Wars#1 - BTS) - When the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets, Doctor Doom, using the Beyonders' powers, created Battleworld a patchwork of different realities. Among those domains was Earth-92131, now called the Westchester domain, ruled by former President Kelly who was appointed by Doom to become the domain's Baron.

(X-Men '92 I#1 (fb) ) - Mesmero joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants when Magneto took control and declared war on humanity which led to a five-year long conflict that became known as the Westchester Wars. Thanks to the X-Men's heroic actions the world finally learned not all mutants were a threat, realizing peaceful coexistence between homo sapiens and homo superior was possible. This coalition was more than Magneto could handle and as his anger grew so did his Brotherhood, until finally, total chaos erupted as the Brotherhood and the X-Men clashed. Mesmero was one of many mutants who fought the X-Men during this battle leading to Magneto's death, ending the war.

Comments: Created by Michael Edens (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 Karma'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, Mesmero would've considered them his enemies.

Secret Wars saw the return of the X-Men: The Animated Series reality as one of the forty-one domains of Battleworld in Secret Wars. First released as an eight-part digital Infinite Comic the series was later reprinted as a four-issue printed series. Following it's success a second X-Men '92 series was released which saw the reality of Earth-92131 fully restored.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mesmero has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV" (main image)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil, Part II" (Axis of Time)
X-Men '92 I#1, p46 (part of the Brotherhood)


Appearances:
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)
X-Men '92 I#1 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)


First Posted: 07/19/2020
Last Updated: 07/19/2020

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