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Caliban in The Uncanny X-Men #488
(Sept. 2007); art by Salvador Larroca

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Uncanny X-Men #148 (Aug. 1981)
Created byChris Claremont
Dave Cockrum
In-story information
SpeciesHuman Mutant
Team affiliationsX-Force
The 198
Horsemen of Apocalypse
Notable aliasesPestilence; Hellhound; Hound; Death
  • Sensing and tracking other mutants
  • Terror empowerment
  • Sensing and manipulating fears

Apocalypse enhancements:

  • Body augmentation


  • Shadow power
  • Claws and fangs
  • Invulnerability
  • Psychoactive virus generation

Caliban is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #148 (Aug. 1981), by writer Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum. A mutant with the ability vĩ đại sense other mutants, he was originally a thành viên of the Morlocks. He was also a thành viên of the X-Factor, X-Men, X-Force and The 198. He was chosen twice by Apocalypse as one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse, first as Death and the second time as Pestilence, and Apocalypse also enhanced his superpowers through genetic manipulation.

The character was portrayed in film by Tómas Lemarquis in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and his older version by Stephen Merchant in Logan (2017).

Publication history[edit]


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Caliban's first appearance was in The Uncanny X-Men #148 (Aug. 1981), written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Dave Cockrum.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Caliban, in his original size, with Kitty Pryde. From Uncanny X-Men #169 (May 1983); art by Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek.

He is born an albino mutant with a pale complexion and large yellow eyes. At some point in his life, he is banished from his trang chính by his father, who called him Caliban, after a character from the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

Growing up, a still young Caliban, who speaks in the third person, is discovered by the mutant Callisto and taken under her wing. Learning of his mutant tracking ability, Callisto uses Caliban vĩ đại locate other disenfranchised mutants and organizes them into the Morlocks, a band of homeless, rejected mutants. The founding Morlocks consist of Caliban, Callisto, Masque, Plague, and Sunder. The Morlocks live in the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels running underneath Thủ đô New York City, and, lượt thích Caliban, most of them had grotesque appearances.

Caliban senses the presence of nearby mutants and enters a Thủ đô New York City nightclub seeking their friendship. He finds Storm, Dazzler, Kitty Pryde, and the original Spider-Woman in the club, and has a misunderstood confrontation with them. Though the battle ends peacefully, Caliban returns vĩ đại his trang chính underground.[1]

Shortly thereafter, Morlock leader Callisto desires a consort and has the Morlocks abduct Warren Worthington, the Angel and a thành viên of the X-Men, vĩ đại be her husband. The X-Men arrive in the sewers vĩ đại rescue their ally, and Kitty is infected with a virus by Plague. Caliban takes her vĩ đại his quarters vĩ đại care for her. Kitty pleads with Caliban vĩ đại allow her vĩ đại assist her teammates. Caliban agrees, but only if she will return after the fight and stay with him. Though Kitty promised vĩ đại stay with him forever, she left and returned trang chính.[2] Weeks later, Callisto, vengeful after losing a one-on-one battle with X-Men leader Storm, orders the Morlocks vĩ đại kidnap Kitty vĩ đại force her vĩ đại marry Caliban, knowing Storm would return. Caliban, however, realized Kitty did not truly love him and released her from her promise. Kitty then became Caliban's friend.[3]

Caliban was later temporarily magically merged with Professor X by Kulan Gath during a confrontation with the sorcerer.[4]


During the Morlock massacre, X-Factor rescued Caliban from the Marauders, and Caliban swore vengeance upon the Marauders.[5] With nowhere else vĩ đại stay, he took up residence at X-Factor headquarters with several other surviving Morlocks.[6] Soon, he forced Masque vĩ đại undo damage vĩ đại the Beast's face, and then returned vĩ đại the Alley.[7] However, shortly thereafter, Rictor went missing and Caliban volunteered vĩ đại help X-Factor find him, officially joining the group at that point.[8] Alongside X-Factor, he next battled the Horsemen of Apocalypse.[9] Caliban voiced his wish for increased power, ví Iceman began teaching Caliban unarmed combat.[10] He next fought the Right's soldiers and was nearly killed by them;[11] then he aided X-Factor in rescuing the Right's mutant captives.[12]

Horseman of Apocalypse[edit]

Not long after that, X-Factor's immortal enemy Apocalypse kidnaps the entire team after changing Angel into Death. Caliban, intrigued by Apocalypse's transformation of the fallen Angel, betrays X-Factor and asks Apocalypse vĩ đại vì thế the same vĩ đại him. Agreeing, Apocalypse promises vĩ đại give Caliban enough power vĩ đại gain revenge against the Marauders who killed his Morlock family.[13] Caliban agrees vĩ đại become Apocalypse's servant and locator of mutants. Apocalypse renames him Hellhound.[14] Caliban senses the telepathic cry of Val-Or.[15] Through genetic manipulation, Caliban becomes the second Horseman of Apocalypse known as Death.[16]

When Apocalypse had re-located vĩ đại the moon in a confrontation with the original X-Factor and the Inhumans, Caliban returns vĩ đại the Morlock tunnels. There, he locates Sabretooth, a ferocious mutant and thành viên of the Marauders, who is stalking the sewers vĩ đại find and kill more Morlocks. In combat, Caliban breaks Sabretooth's back and leaves him for dead, not realizing that he has a healing factor.[17] Caliban then attacks and defeats Archangel.[18] He later finds and defeats Sabretooth again.[19]

As Death, Caliban performs various tasks for his new master, serving as his warrior servant. During the X-Cutioner's Song, Caliban attacks former X-Factor members (and current X-Men) Jean Grey and Cyclops, under Apocalypse's (actually Mister Sinister posing as Apocalypse) orders.[20] Alongside War and Famine, Caliban kidnaps Cyclops and Jean Grey ví Apocalypse can give the pair vĩ đại the mad telepath Stryfe, who believes the couple vĩ đại be his parents.[21] Famine, War, and Death then battle the X-Men and are defeated by them.[22]


Eventually, the loner Caliban defeats Apocalypse's control at the cost of his mental faculties. At one point, when Sabretooth is a reluctant X-Men thành viên, the mutant detector kidnaps X-Man Jubilee in exchange for the savage mutant, but he flees when Sabretooth mauls his face.[23]

Though mentally unwell, he retains enormous physical power and is befriended by the mutant Cable. Oddly, Caliban's color shifts from white and monstrous vĩ đại a semi-friendly Ogre-like size that is purple in coloration. Cable invites Caliban vĩ đại join his team X-Force. Caliban has many adventures with the team, such as confronting Mojo and his forces, and when Apocalypse's enemy Mister Sinister infiltrates the X-Mansion, Apocalypse's mental leash causes him vĩ đại savagely maul Sinister. He also has several confrontations with Sabretooth during this time.

Return vĩ đại Apocalypse[edit]

After some time, Apocalypse returns and takes Caliban away from X-Force. This time, Apocalypse makes him his new Horseman Pestilence (coincidentally, the former Pestilence was Caliban's Morlock ally Plague). This time, Apocalypse augments Caliban's physical power even more and gives him the ability vĩ đại spread telepathic disease as well. This time, Apocalypse's horsemen include Ahab, Deathbird, and Wolverine. After Apocalypse is merged with Cyclops, Caliban tracks down the merged being, and is freed from his service shortly before Cable destroys Apocalypse's spirit.[volume & issue needed]

Released from his servitude vĩ đại Apocalypse, Caliban once more reverts vĩ đại his childlike state although he retains the monstrous physique he attained through Apocalypse's machinations. Subsequently, Caliban is captured by an anti-mutant medical research facility called the Watchtower. The Watchtower wishes vĩ đại use Caliban for their own purposes but he is freed by X-Force. Caliban has devolved into a feral mental state where he only grunts and snarls but he manages vĩ đại help X-Force against a menace called the Skornn.[volume & issue needed]

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Post M-Day[edit]

After M-Day, Caliban turned up at the Xavier institute as a thành viên of the 198. He is seen carrying the 198 banner, created by Erg, during the confrontation with O*N*E* over the "tracking chips" and again during Mr. M's exodus from the institute. He later helps the 198 escape with Domino and Shatterstar vĩ đại one of Nick Fury's secret bases in the Nevada desert. Caliban was able vĩ đại sense the stockpile of weapons in the base, but they were activated and locked down by Johnny Dee, a mutant who had puppet-like control over a fraction of the team. The original X-Men team went vĩ đại collect the 198 but Bishop's pro-registration team stopped them. After a short battle, the two sides teamed up and, thanks vĩ đại a joint effort by Cyclops and Bishop, were able vĩ đại không tính tiền the 198.[volume & issue needed]

Seeking The X-Men[edit]

Caliban later sida the Uncanny X-Men team after he is seriously injured by Masque,[24] and crawls his way back vĩ đại the Xavier Institute. Caliban enters the Morlock Tunnels with Warpath, Storm, and Hepzibah and find what Masque was talking about.[25]

Messiah Complex and Death[edit]

Caliban becomes part of a strike-force, who are in tìm kiếm of the first newborn mutant since Decimation, along with Wolverine, Wolfsbane, X-23, Warpath, and Hepzibah (all of whom, except Hepzibah, size the new incarnation of X-Force). During a battle with Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers, Caliban sacrifices himself vĩ đại save Warpath by jumping into the path of a line of bullets meant for him. His death distracts Warpath making Wolverine the only X-Force thành viên vĩ đại chase down Cable.[26]


During the Necrosha storyline, Caliban is revived through the Technarch transmode virus by Eli Bard and presented vĩ đại Selene for the purpose of finding other dead mutants and resurrecting them by the same means, ví Bard can sacrifice them and their powers vĩ đại her.[27] Caliban is later seen next vĩ đại the grave of long time deceased New Mutants thành viên Cypher and began reviving him.[28] Through him Selene resurrected many deceased mutants,[volume & issue needed] and as she faced X-Force, she digested their powerful life-force energies that would help extend her life.[volume & issue needed]

Dawn of X[edit]

Caliban was one amongst many of the fallen mutants revived by The Five on the homeland of Homo Superior called Krakoa, he was shortly gunned down by assailants who invaded Krakoa.[29]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Caliban is a mutant with the ability vĩ đại psionically sense other mutants out vĩ đại several miles away and track their movements. He also has the uncontrolled ability vĩ đại psionically sense, absorb, and turn the psionic energy of fear radiated by humans against them, inducing more intense fear within their minds. He could also utilize fear from others vĩ đại boost his strength vĩ đại a level sufficient vĩ đại easily overpower the original Spider Woman (Jessica Drew).[1]

He is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained by Iceman and later Apocalypse.[volume & issue needed]

As Death, he attained superhuman strength, tốc độ, agility, reflexes, coordination, balance, endurance, claws and fangs as well as imperviousness vĩ đại physical injury through Apocalypse's genetic manipulation.[30] He also has great skill at climbing and possesses superhuman leaping ability. He was also mentally conditioned vĩ đại attack Apocalypse's former ally Mister Sinister on sight.[31] His fear siphoning abilities had also been augmented and he can now control them as well as cast his power over a much wider net; not only gaining in strength from siphoning the anxiety of others but could harness strengthen and redistribute it in much stronger quantities by force of will.[32] This facet of his bolstered power was dubbed the Shadow of Fear by Caliban himself.[33]

As Pestilence, Apocalypse gave him the ability vĩ đại generate a mental plague, a virus that attacks from within on the highest planes of the psyche and breaks down the mental functions of the target.[volume & issue needed]

Being reverted vĩ đại his original size by Masque, Caliban still appears vĩ đại retain some superhuman strength affected by his adrenaline, as he was shown lifting rubble off of Skids that proved difficult for even Warpath vĩ đại hoist.[volume & issue needed]

After being reanimated through the Technarch transmode virus, his ability changed vĩ đại psionically sense not living mutants but dead mutants.[volume & issue needed]

Once resurrected after the rise of the new mutant homeland, he resumed his muscular physical appearance he had when he was a Horseman of Apocalypse and before Masque warped his excess flesh away.[29]


  • In năm trước, Entertainment Weekly ranked Caliban 89th in their "Let's rank every X-Man ever" list.[34]

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse reality, Caliban was a henchman of the bounty hunter Domino, using his powers vĩ đại track down Nate Grey. In this incarnation he is an egotistical coward who is nonetheless well-learned in literature and a skilled swordsman. He is killed by Toad, a thành viên of the Outcasts.[35]

House of M[edit]

In the House of M reality, Caliban is seen as a thành viên of the Genoshan Black Ops version of the Marauders.[volume & issue needed]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

In the Ultimate Marvel reality, Caliban appears in the pages of Ultimate X-Men #82 as a thành viên of the Ultimate Morlocks. His look is somewhat different, as he is now portrayed with a darker grey color instead of chalk white. He is also a stronger physical combatant and has the ability vĩ đại change into a hulking monster.[36]

X-Factor Forever[edit]

In X-Factor Forever, Caliban appeared as a henchman and Horseman of Apocalypse.[37]

In other media[edit]


  • Caliban makes cameo appearances in X-Men: The Animated Series as an associate of the Morlocks.[citation needed] In his most notable appearance in the episode "The Fifth Horseman", Fabian Cortez turns him into one of Apocalypse's Hounds until Jubilee frees Caliban.
  • Caliban appears in X-Men: Evolution, voiced by Michael Dobson. This version is a thành viên of the Morlocks.[citation needed]


  • Caliban appears in X-Men: Apocalypse, portrayed by Tómas Lemarquis. This version is an underground broker.[38][39]
  • Caliban appears in Logan, portrayed by Stephen Merchant.[40] Years prior, he worked with the Transigen Project vĩ đại locate mutants until he realized the error of his ways and went into hiding with other mutants. He was later recruited by Logan vĩ đại help care for Charles Xavier. After being kidnapped by the Reavers, their leader Donald Pierce tortures Caliban into helping Transigen find Logan, Xavier, and Laura. Caliban complies, but gives the Reavers minimal information vĩ đại impede their progress until Dr. Zander Rice manipulates him into helping them properly by promising him that the trio will not be harmed. Upon seeing Transigen's clone operative X-24 kill Xavier, Caliban rebels against his captors and sacrifices himself vĩ đại give Logan and Laura time vĩ đại escape. Rice later recovers Caliban's toàn thân and orders his scientists vĩ đại extract his tissue in the hopes of using his powers in future experiments.

Video games[edit]

Caliban appears in X-Men: Destiny, voiced by Bob Glouberman.[citation needed]

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  • Caliban in his Horsemen of Apocalypse size received an action figure in Toy Biz's X-Force toy line.
  • A Build-A-Figure of Caliban was released in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line.


  1. ^ a b The Uncanny X-Men #148
  2. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #169-170
  3. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #179
  4. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #190-191
  5. ^ X-Factor #11
  6. ^ X-Factor #12
  7. ^ X-Factor #15
  8. ^ X-Factor #17
  9. ^ X-Factor #19
  10. ^ X-Factor #21
  11. ^ X-Factor #22
  12. ^ X-Factor #23
  13. ^ X-Factor #24
  14. ^ X-Factor #25
  15. ^ X-Factor Annual #3
  16. ^ X-Factor #50
  17. ^ X-Factor #51
  18. ^ X-Factor #53
  19. ^ The New Mutants #90-91
  20. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #294
  21. ^ X-Factor #84
  22. ^ X-Force #16
  23. ^ The Uncanny X-Men Annual #18
  24. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #487
  25. ^ The Uncanny X-Men #488
  26. ^ New X-Men vol. 2 #45
  27. ^ X-Force #11
  28. ^ Necrosha X one-shot
  29. ^ a b X-Force vol. 6 #1
  30. ^ X-Factor #52-53
  31. ^ X-Force #57 (Aug. 1996)
  32. ^ X-Factor vol. 1 #50
  33. ^ X-Factor #51-53
  34. ^ June 09, Darren Franich Updated; EDT, 2022 at 12:31 PM. "Let's rank every X-Man ever". Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  35. ^ X-Man #3
  36. ^ Ultimate X-Men #82
  37. ^ X-Factor Forever #3 (2010)
  38. ^ "X-Men: Apocalypse will feature Marvel mutant Caliban". Đài truyền hình BBC. May 27, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  39. ^ Jamie, Lovett (May 26, 2015). "New X-Men: Apocalypse Official Set Photo Confirms Caliban". Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  40. ^ "Inside 'Logan': Wolverine 3 Plot Details Revealed (Exclusive)". The Wrap. October 5, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Caliban at
  • spotlight on Caliban
  • feature on the 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse