Sugar Man

Sugar Man


caption=Sugar Man
From X-Men Legends II Loading Screen
character_name=Sugar Man
species=Human Mutant
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut="Generation Next" #2 (1995)
creators=Scott Lobdell
Chris Bachalo
Seattle Core (Age of Apocalypse)
*Superhuman strength
*Ability to alter body mass and size
*Indefinitely long tongue|

Sugar Man is a fictional character, a mutant villain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo, he first appeared in "Generation Next" #2 (1995).

Sugar Man initially appeared during the Age of Apocalypse, an event which caused the history of the Marvel Universe to diverge from its usual path. Although many "Age of Apocalypse" characters were alternate versions of existing heroes and villains, Sugar Man does not appear to have an Earth-616 counterpart.

Fictional character biography

Age of Apocalypse

Sugar Man is originally from an alternate timeline in which Apocalypse conquered North America and mutants ruled. Sugar Man ran the human work camps in the Pacific Northwest - specifically the Core - housing thousands of humans. Magneto needed a mutant with chrono-variant powers—time travel—in order to go back in time and restore reality to its proper order before the death of Charles Xavier, whose existence was revealed by the displaced mutant Bishop. Apocalypse had ruthlessly killed all mutants with that power so as no one could undermine his regime, but Know-It-All found one with latent powers - Illyana Rasputin, the sister of Generation Next's leader Colossus.

Magneto sent the fledgling group to the Core to rescue her. Sugar Man eventually encountered the group and killed several of the members himself, including Vincente and Mondo. Illyana was successfully rescued, but costing all of the young members their lives except for Husk (which was only revealed in the recent revisit to the AOA reality called "X-Men: Age of Apocalypse"). Sugar Man was seemingly destroyed, however he in reality had lost most of his mass from being attacked and was a minuscule size. Hidden in Colossus' boot, he accompanied Illyana, Colossus, Shadowcat, and the X-Men in their assault on Apocalypse's citadel.


During the assault, Sugar Man took advantage of the chaos to escape, jumping into the M'Kraan Crystal—the "Nexus of all realities"—and vanished. He appeared in "our" timeline, arriving in an unspecified location some twenty years in the past. Sugar Man then traveled to Genosha, where he contacted the Genegineer and gave him the formula for the "mutate bonding process" which forcibly enslaved hundreds of mutants to the human Magistrates. He worked in secret, occasionally showing himself to torment X-Man or others. He survived the destruction of the first Genoshan government, led by the Genegineer and Cameron Hodge. He worked behind the scenes affecting the seemingly more peaceful new government run by Sasha Ryan.

Eventually this government fell into a brutal civil war. During this clues to his existence were uncovered in a hidden facility by a team consisting of Cable, Domino, Jenny Ransome, Phillip Moreau and the brainwashed assistance of the ex-Magistrate Pipeline. The clues that led the team to Sugar Man's base were passed to Phillip by Mister Sinister. He kept to himself until after Genosha was destroyed by the wild Sentinel attack on the island that was orchestrated by Cassandra Nova.

He reappeared after Genosha was destroyed, emerging to try and kill a band of Magistrates who were exploring the island with the Dark Beast. Callisto and Karima Shapandar confronted Sugar Man and severely injured -if not seemingly killed- him with a pipe through the head.

However, he has since reappeared alive in "X-Men #200", during the crossover, having been contacted by Beast for information to reverse the effects of M-Day.

Dazzler, in the dimension ruled by Mojo has encountered child-like versions of the Age of Apocalypse villains, including Sugar Man. These entities were seemingly created by Mojo himself, then he lost control.

Powers and abilities

Sugar Man is a mutant who possesses four arms and hands with razor-sharp claws, a giant mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, and a dense razor-sharp tongue of indeterminate length that is enfused with a type of bio-energy able to pierce and damage stone, steel, and even beings in gaseous or liquid form.

He has an enhanced sense of smell and can use it to detect fear.

He can also control his own body size and mass. If he loses mass, the lost mass is shunted off to some unknown location, presumably an extra-dimensional space and he shrinks in size. It's unknown how he regains his normal size.

As he has been seemingly destroyed more than once, he may also have the ability to heal or reconstruct himself.

In other media

Video games

In the video game "", Sugar Man makes a cameo as the supervisor of the Core and a boss. Here, Sugar Man apparently reveals that he is the same Sugar Man from the "Age of Apocalypse", and expresses admiration for how Apocalypse manages to conquer the world and run it effectively no matter what timeline he is in. He also compliments Apocalypse as being a good boss. It is unexplained how Sugar Man managed to reach this timeline from the "Age of Apocalypse". He was voiced by James Arnold Taylor.

External links

* [ character bio on Sugar Man]

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