Sebastian Shaw was a mutant with the superhuman ability to absorb and redirect kinetic energy.
Sebastian Shaw, under the alias Dr. Klaus Schmidt, was a scientist working for the Nazis during World War II. He was present in the concentration camp where a young Erik Lehnsherr's mutant powers first manifested. Shaw attempted to coax Erik into conciously using his ability. He then threatened to shoot the boy's mother if he did not move a small 5 pfennig coin by the time he counted to three. When Erik failed to do so, Shaw executed his mother. This enraged Erik greatly, causing him to lash out with his powers, killing two camp guards. This delighted Shaw, who congratulated the traumatized young mutant.
In the early 1960s, Sebastian emerged as the leader of the Hellfire Club, a group of mutants with aspirations of world domination.
Powers and Abilities
Energy Absorption and Manipulation: Shaw is a mutant capable of absorbing energy types and then re-releasing it. He was shown capable of absorbing radiation from a reactor, Havok's plasma energy rings, kinetic energy from bullet impacts, thermal energy from grenades & rocket launchers. Once he has the energy he displays enhanced durability and strength, and is able to release the energy in powerful and destructive ways, an example is when he took down an entire room of people by releasing powerful explosive energy he had gained by being fired on by bullets and a rocket. He was able to release some energy he absorbed and produce energy, which he put into Darwin to kill him. He says that by absorbing energy he can stay young.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Caspartina Yacht/Submarine
Weapons: None known.
- Shaw is responsible for originally designing and utilizing the telepathic-resistant helmet that Magneto would eventually come to wear.
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- Appearances of Sebastian Shaw (Earth-1010)
- Character Gallery: Sebastian Shaw (Earth-1010)
- Quotations by Sebastian Shaw (Earth-1010)
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