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Vulcan
 
Vulcan
 
Personal Info:
 
Real Name: Gabriel Summers
Also Known As: Emperor Vulcan, Emperor of the Shi'ar, Kid Vulcan, Phoenix
Place Of Birth: Imperial Palace, Chandilar
First Appearance: X-Men: Deadly Genesis Vol.1 #1 (2006) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Deathbird, Imperial Guard
Group Affiliation: Formerly X-Men; Shi'ar Empire
Base Of Operations: Shi'ar Throneworld
Grudges: X-Men, Inhumans and Starjammers
Creators: Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine
Gallery: Click
 
Powers:
 
Vulcan was originally an Alpha-level mutant, but after absorbing part of the energies from the depowered mutants from M-Day, his power levels were boosted to those of an Omega-level mutant.
Energy Absorption: Vulcan could absorb any type of energy and channel that energy through his blasts. His energy absorption ability and his ability to wield energy, although potentially infinite, has itís limits.
Energy Manipulation: Vulcan has the ability to psionically tap and manipulate an unknown form of energy for various effects. His ability to wield energy seemed to be infinite. Vulcan can project radiation along the electromagnetic spectrum and may even control magnetism. Vulcan can generate light, heat, force, and electricity which he can project as blasts of energy. He can also use energy to fly, create solid energy objects, force fields, disrupt energy, suppress mutant powers, detect energy signatures and provide life support and sustenance for himself.
Power Siphoning: Vulcan has the ability to siphon his opponents' powers.
Psionic Resistance: Vulcan has proven highly resistant to attacks psionic in nature.
 
Origins:
 
Vulcan's history began on the Shi'ar throne-world, as the unborn child of Christopher and Katherine Summers (parents of Cyclops and Havok). Katherine Summers was pregnant when the Summers were abducted by D'Ken. Corsair escaped in an attempt to save both mother and child, but she was killed in retaliation by D'Ken. Young Gabriel being aged through adolescence through a Shi'ar incubator Gabriel was removed from his mother's body and placed in an incubation-accelerator, used to breed new slaves, aging him to the prime adolescence. Sent to Earth to become a slave for Davan Shakari, the Emperor's hand on Earth, he escaped to be found by Moira MacTaggart with little or no memories of who he was or where he came from. She took him as her ward, and instructed him in the use of his nascent powers.
He claimed his name was Gabriel, but he chose the code name of Vulcan from a book on Roman mythology, and Charles Xavier recognized his mental imprint as being related to Cyclops. He was one of the team, including Petra, Darwin, and Sway that attempted to rescue the original X-Men from Krakoa.
Vulcan and his team rescued Scott from Krakoa and Vulcan was able to hurt the living island, which greatly enraged the creature. Vulcan revealed to Cyclops that they were in fact brothers, and sent Cyclops away on their jet to safety. As the jet took off, Cyclops watched in horror as the living island struck down and, seemingly, killed Vulcan and his team. Sway was hit first, and severed in two at her torso. Her body released the last of her mutant power to slow time down around them. As Petra was incinerated, she also reacted reflexively and drew them all below the surface into a cave that her power created. There, Vulcan and Darwin lay dying, and Darwin transformed himself into energy and bonded with Vulcan, thus saving them both.
After the apparent deaths of the team, Cyclops returned to Professor Xavier in a hysterical state, blaming himself for their deaths, and the Professor decided it was best for all involved if he altered their memories to forget about Vulcan and his team, and spare everyone the agony. A new team was assembled to rescue the original X-Men from Krakoa.
Vulcan and Darwin were launched into space along with the Krakoa land mass by Jean Grey and remained inert until years later, when the massive backlash of power resulting from M-Day awakened Vulcan, now bent on gaining his revenge on Charles Xavier and his X-Men.
 
Notes:
 
Vulcan at Marvel Database
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