Real Name: Stryfe
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-13393) clone of a human mutant
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Rachel Summers:
Earth-92131: Gamesmaster, 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), Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), White Queen (Emma Frost)
Enemies: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur);
Earth-92131: Horsemen of the Apocalypse ca. 1200 BC, Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr), Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Sabretooth (Victor Creed)
Known Relatives: Nathan Christopher Summers (Cable, genetic template)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed location on Earth-13393
First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV" (November 25, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Stryfe is a clone of the mutant Cable and, as a result, possesses his vast psionic abilities of telepathy and telekinesis.
Height: 6'8" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 350 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part IV" - BTS) - Stryfe was the clone of Nathan Christopher Summers who would grow up to become Cable. Hailing from the ravaged future of Earth-13393, tormented by the eternal mutant supremacist Apocalypse.
(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Beyond Good and Evil - Part IV" - BTS) - Apocalypse of Earth-13393 had obtained access to the Axis of Time and prepared to kidnap the world's most powerful psychics 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 IV" - BTS) - Stryfe was captured by Apocalypse's lackeys and taken to the Axis of Time where he was placed in a glass-like canister amongst other abducted psychics.
(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 Stryfe 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. Stryfe and the freed psychics presumably returned to their proper homes.
(X-Men '92 I#5 - BTS) - When the combined form of Cassandra Nova and Shadow King attacked Charles Xavier on the Astral Plane he used telepathic constructs of Tusk and the Dark Riders to attack Jean Grey and Cyclops of the X-Men.
Comments: Created by Dean Stefan (writer) and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)
Although unrevealed it's likely Apocalypse claimed Stryfe as his own after he was cloned by the Clan Askani like how it happened in the regular X-Men issues, this would explain why Stryfe was one of the psychics.
Another character hailing from Earth-13393 was Rachel Summers. She, however, didn't come from the same point in time as Stryfe as she was already Mother Askani by the time Stryfe was born. In the episode, Rachel still wore her 80's Hound costume, it's likely she traveled to Earth-92131 before being captured by Apocalypse.
"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 servant charged with kidnapping the psychics, Stryfe would've considered them his enemies.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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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 IV" (imprisoned)
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#5 (August, 2015) - Chad Bowers, Chris Sims (writers), Scott Koblish (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White, Heather Antos (editors)
First Posted: 07/12/2020
Last Updated: 07/12/2020
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