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Ruthless Rulers Did Dark Deeds Right From the Founding of Rome

Ruthless Rulers Did Dark Deeds Right From the Founding of Rome

According to history, the city of Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 BC. From then till the end of the 6 th century BC, Rome was ruled by kings after which it was transformed into a republic. In 27 BC the Roman Republic became an empire under the emperor Augustus. When the Roman Empire was divided into the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, Rome retained its position as the capital of the former until its fall, which is conventionally dated to 476 AD. Beneath the glorious façade of Rome’s history, however, is a much darker side that is less spoken of.

The earliest part of Rome’s history involved such unsavory incidents as an attempted infanticide, possible fratricide, and the mass abduction of young women from the surrounding cities. In Rome’s foundation myth, the twins Remus and Romulus were left to die on the banks of the Tiber River by their maternal uncle, Amulius, the king of Alba Longa. They were, however, rescued by Tiberinus the river god and given to a she-wolf to suckle. When Remus and Romulus grew up, they decided to establish a city. The twins, however, began to quarrel about the spot where the new city should be built and as a consequence Remus was killed, either by Romulus or by his followers. As if a precedent had been set, Rome’s history is littered with such happenings.

Romulus and Remus by Rubens Detail at the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy. (Mary Harrsch / CC BY-SA 2.0 )

Roman Infanticide

With such a story for the birth of the empire, the act of infanticide of unwanted babies seems to have been tolerated, if not acceptable in ancient Rome, with examples of mass infant burials being discovered in many locations of the Empire including Hambleden in England and Ashkelon in Israel. There is also the account of the Roman sited King Herod’s ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ in the New Testament nativity story when all male offspring were to be slain, this event might indicate that such a practice was not unheard of at the time.

The Massacre of the Innocents . (Jean-Pol GRANDMONT / Public Domain )

Mass Abduction and Rape

Yet another appalling episode in Rome’s early history is an incident known as the ‘ Rape of the Sabine Women’ . Although Rome grew strong under Romulus it faced a serious problem – there was a shortage of women for the creation of the next generation of Romans. Although Romulus tried to form alliances and obtain marriage rights from the neighboring tribes, his endeavors were unsuccessful. As a result, he resorted to trickery. Romulus invited the neighboring tribes to attend the festival of Consuelia, during which the women of a tribe known as the Sabines were abducted by the Romans. War ensued between the two peoples, though the story has a happy ending, i.e. the Romans and Sabines ended up being allies, thanks to the intervention of the Sabine women.

Rape of the Sabine Women . (Soerfm / Public Domain )

The Roman Kingdom had seven kings, all of whom were considered good, save the last one, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus. When he was overthrown in 509 BC, Rome became a republic. Monarchs once again ruled Rome, this time emperors, from 27 BC when the Roman Empire was established by Augustus, until 476 AD the conventional date for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. While some of these emperors are remembered for their benevolence, others gained infamy thanks to their acts of tyranny.

Tyranny of Nero

One of the most infamous Roman emperors was Nero, who reigned from 54 AD to 68 AD. Like Romulus, Nero committed fratricide, killing his adoptive brother Britannicus by poison. According to the ancient writer Suetonius, Nero’s motive for murdering his brother was “not less from jealousy of his voice (for it was more agreeable than his own) than from fear that he might sometime win a higher place than himself in the people's regard because of the memory of his father.” Suetonius also reports that Nero was rumored to have committed incest with his mother, Agrippina the Younger, whenever they rode in a litter together, and this was “betrayed by the stains on his clothing.” Nevertheless, Agrippina was executed by her own son in 59 AD.

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Sculpture of Agrippina crowning her young son Nero. (Carlos Delgado / CC-BY-SA 3.0 )

Nero perpetrated many more abominable acts before his death in 68 AD. Nevertheless, it was believed for some time that Nero had not committed suicide, as reported, but had fled to the East whence he would return to reclaim his throne. The popularity of this belief, known as the ‘Nero Redivivus Legend’, is evident in the fact three pretenders were recorded to have emerged, each claiming that they were Nero. The first of these ‘false Neros’ appeared in the year after Nero’s death, the second during the reign of Titus, and the third during the reign of Domitian. None of them, however, succeeded in gaining power and as the years passed the legend began to lose its power. Nevertheless, considering the hatred that the early Christians had for Nero, the legend of his return was transformed, and the emperor was perceived by some to be the anti-Christ who was to appear in the end times.

The Eccentricities of Elagabalus

Yet another infamous emperor, though perhaps less well-known than Nero, was Elagabalus (known also as Heliogabalus) who ruled from 218 AD to 222 AD. The ‘crimes’ of Elagabalus may be said to be of a different nature from that of Nero based on the ancient accounts. These sources claim that the emperor indulged in such activities as smearing cosmetics on his face, dressing and behaving as a prostitute, and even requesting his physicians find a way to give him a vagina, all of which highlight the emperor’s effeminacy and what was deemed at the time sexual perversity. Although the modern world has more understanding of these types of behavior, such actions were deemed highly unsuitable for a Roman emperor. For these and other depravities, especially his disrespect for traditional Roman religion, members of his Praetorian Guard assassinated Elagabalus.

The Roses of Heliogabalus by Alma-Tadema. Roman diners being swamped by drifts of pink rose petals falling from a false ceiling above. The youthful Roman emperor Elagabalus, wearing a golden silk robe and tiara, watches the spectacle from a platform behind them. (Jan Arkesteijn / Public Domain )

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece (Greek: Ἑλλάς , romanized: Hellás) was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. AD 600). This era was immediately followed by the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine period. [1] Roughly three centuries after the Late Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece, Greek urban poleis began to form in the 8th century BC, ushering in the Archaic period and colonization of the Mediterranean Basin. This was followed by the age of Classical Greece, from the Greco-Persian Wars to the 5th to 4th centuries BC. The conquests of Alexander the Great of Macedon spread Hellenistic civilization from the western Mediterranean to Central Asia. The Hellenistic period ended with the conquest of the eastern Mediterranean world by the Roman Republic, and the annexation of the Roman province of Macedonia in Roman Greece, and later the province of Achaea during the Roman Empire.

Classical Greek culture, especially philosophy, had a powerful influence on ancient Rome, which carried a version of it throughout the Mediterranean and much of Europe. For this reason, Classical Greece is generally considered the cradle of Western civilization, the seminal culture from which the modern West derives many of its founding archetypes and ideas in politics, philosophy, science, and art. [2] [3] [4]

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Ruthless Origin and meaning of ruthless by Online

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  • Ruthless (adj.) early 14c., from reuthe "pity, compassion" (see ruth) + -less
  • Ruthful (early 13c.) has fallen from use since late 17c
  • Except as a deliberate archaism.

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  • Dear Word Detective: Do you have information on the origin of the word “ruthless”? I was told that the origin of this word is from Scripture, The Book of Ruth
  • Ruth was merciful, considerate, loving and caring
  • The opposite, or to be “ruthless,” would certainly fit the definition of “ruth-less.”

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Answered 1 year ago · Author has 3.4K answers and 2.1M answer views Ruthless means “without pity, mercy, kindness, or empathy.” For some reason, the etymologists can’t pin down an agreed-upon origin but date the English word to around 1300 AD.

Ruthless Definition of Ruthless by Merriam-Webster

The antonym of ruthless is ruthful, meaning "full of ruth" or "tender." Ruthful can also mean "full of sorrow" or "causing sorrow." Ruth can be traced back to the Middle English noun ruthe, itself from ruen, meaning "to rue" or "to feel regret, remorse, or sorrow." Examples of ruthless in a Sentence

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  • What is the origin of the word 'ruthless'? The word "ruthless" is middle-English in origin, referring to the biblical story of Ruth the theme of the story being kindness, love, and redemption

What is the origin of the word 'ruthless'

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  • The word "ruthless" is middle-English in origin, referring to the biblical story of Ruth the theme of the story being kindness, love, and redemption
  • To say someone is ruthless is to literally

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  • As many words do, this facet of the word ruthless illuminates various types of change in the English language over time
  • To be completely understood, the wordruthless” must be looked at, and then it must be examined in its constituent parts—“ruth-“ and “-less.”

Ruthless in the Bible (26 instances)

  • Foreigners, ruthless men from the nations, cut it down and left it lying
  • Its limbs fell on the mountains and in every valley its boughs lay broken in all the earth’s ravines
  • All the peoples of the earth left its shade and abandoned it.

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  • "sorrow for the misery of another repentance, regret," c
  • 1200, ruthe, from Old Norse hryggð "ruth, sorrow," from hryggr "sorrowful, grieved" (see rue (v.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2))
  • Or else formed in English from reuwen "to rue" on the model of true / truth, etc

Ruthless Meaning Best 4 Definitions of Ruthless

  • What does ruthless mean? Having no compassion or pity merciless
  • (adjective) Ruthless cruelty ruthless opportunism.

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English Words with Hebrew Origins

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  • Copacetic – this English word means that everything’s in order, that all is as it should be
  • It’s similar to (and some think derived from) the common Hebrew phrase kol beseder: everything’s okay
  • Leviathan – This English word meaning a great sea creature is directly taken from the Hebrew word

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RUTHLESS definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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  • It turns out that the origin of the word ruthless is the subject of considerable debate among etymologists but the biblical link is largely ruled out
  • This is partly because Ruth is not described

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  • Opposite of without pity or compassion
  • Opposite of resolute and steadfast in one's will or ambition
  • Opposite of involving physical conflict, or having a propensity to use physical force
  • Opposite of having or showing no moral principles

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  • Lazy and having no ambition to succeed in life 2
  • Usage: He called the young people shiftless, lazy and good-for-nothing
  • (All the three words in bold letters are adjectives
  • Though ‘lazy’ is considered as the meaning of the word ‘shift

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  • Full of sorrow sorrowful woeful rueful
  • Full of ruth or pity merciful compassionate
  • “Jones stood close at my elbow, with a face as festive now as it was ruthful not long before.”
  • “She hath exiled her eyes from sleep or sight, And given them wholly up to ceaseless tears Over that ruthful hearse of

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  • Having or showing no pity or compassion for others
  • ‘Not that people had much choice in the matter - bandits were ruthless and bloodthirsty.’
  • ‘He is known as a fierce and ruthless executive within his film production company, CWP.’.

Ruthless definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

  • ruthless meaning: not caring if you hurt or upset other people when you try to get what you want:

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  • Having or showing no pity or compassion for others
  • ‘Not that people had much choice in the matter - bandits were ruthless and bloodthirsty.’
  • ‘He is known as a fierce and ruthless executive within his film production company, CWP.’.

Ruthless: In a Sentence – WORDS IN A SENTENCE

  • Examples of Ruthless in a sentence
  • The ruthless gang leader killed the new recruit for showing up late for a meeting
  • When the ruthless company president refused to stop selling unsafe drugs, the government threatened to imprison him
  • The dictator is ruthless and will …

Ruthless definition and meaning Collins English Dictionary

  • If you say that someone is ruthless, you mean that you disapprove of them because they are very harsh or cruel, and will do anything that is necessary to achieve what they want
  • [disapproval] The president was ruthless in dealing with any hint of …

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  • • The elaborate public displays of those royal families had always camouflaged the most ruthless power struggles
  • • President Banda's one-party government has a ruthless record, especially when dealing with political opponents
  • Law itself, ruthless Roz resigned from the firm
  • Origin ruthless (1300-1400) ruth “ pity ” ((12

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  • The use of “holiday” to mean “a missed spot” appears to be that rarity in English etymology, a word or phrase that actually has a nautical origin
  • The original use of “holiday” in the “missed a spot” sense, back in the 18th century, was in reference to crew members painting the decks of a ship or “paying” (sealing seams with

Ruthless definition and meaning Collins English Dictionary

Ruthless definition: If you say that someone is ruthless , you mean that you disapprove of them because they | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

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In other words, the extreme selectivity of Courbet's viewpoint, the ruthless "cropping", removes this erotic image from any context that might soften or explain it, any echo of art history.

The Crusades

Toward the end of the 11th century, the Catholic Church began to authorize military expeditions, or Crusades, to expel Muslim “infidels” from the Holy Land. Crusaders, who wore red crosses on their coats to advertise their status, believed that their service would guarantee the remission of their sins and ensure that they could spend all eternity in Heaven. (They also received more worldly rewards, such as papal protection of their property and forgiveness of some kinds of loan payments.)

The Crusades began in 1095, when Pope Urban summoned a Christian army to fight its way to Jerusalem, and continued on and off until the end of the 15th century. In 1099, Christian armies captured Jerusalem from Muslim control, and groups of pilgrims from across Western Europe started visiting the Holy Land. Many of them, however, were robbed and killed as they crossed through Muslim-controlled territories during their journey.

Around 1118, a French knight named Hugues de Payens created a military order along with eight relatives and acquaintances that became the Knights Templar, and they won the eventual support of the pope and a reputation for being fearsome fighters. The Fall of Acre in 1291 marked the destruction of the last remaining Crusader refuge in the Holy Land, and Pope Clement V dissolved the Knights Templar in 1312.

No one “won” the Crusades in fact, many thousands of people from both sides lost their lives. They did make ordinary Catholics across Christendom feel like they had a common purpose, and they inspired waves of religious enthusiasm among people who might otherwise have felt alienated from the official Church. They also exposed Crusaders to Islamic literature, science and technology𠄾xposure that would have a lasting effect on European intellectual life.


Dark Beast first appeared in X-Men: Alpha and was created by Scott Lobdell and Roger Cruz.

Age of Apocalypse Edit

In the alternate dimension he came from, Hank McCoy was a mad scientist and geneticist working for Mister Sinister in his breeding pens, intent on breeding more powerful mutants according to Apocalypse's "survival of the fittest" ideology. Because of Charles Xavier's death and without being taught ethical science while in the X-Men it led him to being evil. However, while Sinister was methodical and rational in his experiments, McCoy (as ruthless as his mentor) sadistically delighted in causing pain to his lab subjects and in the cruelty of his experiments, which is why he was nicknamed the Beast both by prisoners and Sinister's Elite Mutant Force. McCoy also experimented on himself in order to further his mutation and gained his ape-like bestial appearance. Any mutant that he deemed unworthy was turned into a component of a genetic stew that was used to create Apocalypse's army of Infinites.

Besides being one of the creators of the Infinites, the Dark Beast also experimented on Blink, on Jamie Madrox (thus being one of the creators of The Madri), Impossible Man, merged all of the Power siblings into one hideous creature, created Tiger Shark, made Nemesis into Holocaust following his defeat at the hands of Magneto, and was also responsible for the creation of Holocaust's lead hunter Wolverine (not to be confused with the X-Men's Wolverine who was known only as Weapon X in that reality).

Into the Main Reality Edit

With the end of the Age of Apocalypse, the Dark Beast was able to escape into Earth-616 through the M'Kraan Crystal. He was believed to have died due to Quicksilver's interference in his set trajectory. However, the only damage was that he landed twenty years in the past of Earth-616 without any memory whatsoever. He soon met a young Emma Frost, who helped him to regain some of his scattered memories. [2] The Dark Beast then set base in Manhattan's subway tunnels and was responsible for the creation of the Morlocks. The characteristics of the experimentation were later recognized by the 616 Mister Sinister as an unauthorized use of his own theories, leading him to order the elimination of the Morlocks. Fearing discovery, the Dark Beast continued to operate in secret. During this time he also trained Marshall Stone III how to control his powers, and set him up as the bounty hunter known as Random. [3]

Infiltrating the X-Men Edit

The Dark Beast later kidnapped the real Beast and kept him a prisoner behind a brick wall. He infiltrated the X-Men in his place by altering his appearance to match the real McCoy's fur color, although he occasionally found himself at risk of discovery due to Hank possessing a broader range of knowledge than himself, requiring him to bluff his way through some of the questions he was asked. [4] He helped keep up the ruse by slaying many of Hank's childhood friends and teachers, although he found himself unable to kill Hank's parents. Angered at this emotional weakness, he decapitated a pedestrian as he left town. The Dark Beast was able to keep up his ruse until the Onslaught Saga, during which the Dark Beast joined Onslaught. Onslaught had, in fact, known from the beginning of Dark Beast's ruse and mentally shielded him from other telepaths at the mansion, intending to question him about the reality of his origin. However, upon learning what happened in Dark Beast's reality when mutants ruled, Onslaught decided to destroy both races rather than helping mutants take their place as the world's rulers, only just being defeated thanks to the sacrifice of the Avengers and Fantastic Four.

Gene Nation Edit

He also had a few run-ins with Generation X and Gene Nation. [5] [6] [7] There he was the leader of the newly revamped Gene Nation, although through the robotic body of Wynter, attempting to capture Generation X in order to experiment on them. The previous meeting between him and Emma Frost was also revealed. He also led an incarnation of the Brotherhood of Mutants.

Right before House of M, the Dark Beast was in Genosha where he joined Xavier's team after being offered parole. It was confirmed in The 198 Files one-shot that he stayed powered after M-Day.

Endangered Species Edit

Dark Beast returns and finally confronts his counterpart in the Endangered Species storyline where he ambushes him in Neverland, the extermination camp ran by Weapon X, to offer his services regarding finding a cure for M-Day. The two form an uneasy alliance to tackle the impending mutant extinction but part ways due to their drastically different moral approaches to science. [8] During a trip to the Guthrie household aimed at requesting samples of DNA from the mother and father of several mutant, and non-mutant, children - the Dark Beast (without warning Henry) poisons one of the un-mutated Guthrie boys, Lewis, in a quick scientific experiment. He then carries the dying boy's body back to the house, suggesting that they should try one of the girls next. Shocked and enraged with his actions, Hank attacks the Dark Beast who, disgusted with Henry's inability to do all that is necessary to save their mutant species, beats him almost unconscious. The fight is interrupted by Mrs. Guthrie, who fires a round from a double-barrelled shotgun into Dark Beast's left shoulder. After scolding Mrs. Guthrie for thinking a round of birdshot would put him down, the Dark Beast is knocked unconscious by Henry.

Dark X-Men Edit

During the Dark Reign storyline, Dark Beast later appears as a member of the Dark X-Men (a team of X-Men put together by Norman Osborn). He serves as the team's scientist. [9] He constructs a device known as the "Omega Machine" to experiment on mutants in Alcatraz for H.A.M.M.E.R. and starts testing on Beast, causing him great pain and torment as it begins slowly eating him away. Osborn is not impressed with the test results of the Omega Machine and wants Dark Beast to make sure the machine works in removing powers from mutants, not killing them. Dark Beast continues to experiment with his Omega Machine, using Beast as his key test subject. Each use of the device causes Beast to look more decrepit and weak. Deciding to use a new subject to test the device on, Dark Beast goes to collect the newly captured Mindee of the Stepford Cuckoos. [10] When he reaches the holding cell however, he discovers that Mindee's capture was done to allow X-Force to follow. [11] Dark Beast is then attacked and stabbed multiple times by both Wolverine and Warpath. [12]

Dark Beast recovered quickly from his injuries suffered by the hands of Wolverine and Warpath as he was sent by Norman Osborn as well as Mimic, Weapon Omega and Mystique under Jean Grey's form, to investigate the cause of several inhabitants of a small town to dreamwalk and continuously repeat "I'm an X-Man". As they investigate, both Mimic and Omega are overwhelmed by some kind of energies and go on a rampage leaving Mystique and Dark Beast alone with a patient that they were examining. Shortly thereafter the energies takes a humanoid form and Nate Grey, best known as X-Man, once more takes physical form, much to Dark Beast's shock and horror. [13]

Back to origins Edit

Dark Beast has since returned to the Morlock's Tunnels after the fall of Norman Osborn. He was able to capture the Lizard and began developing a means of enhancing the Lizard's control of the reptilian parts of the human brain in order to turn human beings into humanoid lizards. Dark Beast had been abducting victims of bullying or abuse from the streets, until the X-Men and Spider-Man found his base. Dark Beast locks Spider-Man out of the room and triggers the mutation in Gambit, Storm, Emma Frost and Wolverine, although Emma comes through the 'attack' unharmed as she is in her diamond form, [14] giving her and Spider-Man time to escape Dark Beast's minions and release the Lizard to knock him out. Later the X-Men and Spider-Man reverse the process and take Dark Beast into custody. [15]

Dark Angel Saga Edit

While being transported, Dark Beast is approached by the Uncanny X-Force team, who wanted McCoy's help to find a cure for Archangel. As Warren succumbs to the darkness within him, Dark Beast confronted the team with the revelation that the only place left to turn for a cure is the Age of Apocalypse reality. [16]

They arrived ten years after the X-Men had defeated Mister Sinister, yet it appears that the X-Men still face enormous challenges in this harsh setting. As they follow Dark Beast, unknowingly followed by Wild Child and Sabretooth, to one of his labs, Dark Beast approaches one Gatekeeper, who reveals that no one has ever entered the lab after Dark Beast's disappearance. As they walk in they find a picture with Sinister, Dark Beast, Havok and Cyclops on it, with Dark Beast mistakenly revealing that Prelate Scott Summers is also dead. Dark Beast soon finds the life seed but before he could hand it over to the X-Force members, Nightcrawler teleports in and swipes the seed away, figuring that Dark Beast was up to some evil plot. After a brief quarrel which ended with the life seed destroyed by Sunfire and Psylocke recognizing Sabretooth from her time on the Exiles, Dark Beast sneaks over to the portal back to the main Marvel Universe, Earth-616, and walks in, leaving X-Force stranded in the Age of Apocalypse world. He then released the now fully evil Dark Angel from his prison and helped him form an army to devastate Earth. [17]

X-Termination Edit

Following the events of the Dark Angel Saga, Dark Beast has assumed command over the Clan Akkaba of Earth 616 and relocated off world alongside Ozymandias, Famine, a pregnant Pestilance, War and a badly injured Earth 295 Blob. It also appears he retrieved Sugar Man from Steve Rogers' custody, and together have rebuilt the dimensional portal technology and returned to the Age of Apocalypse where the two are using the energies of the life seed to aid Weapon Omega to resurrect a number of fallen mutants in order to provide Weapon Omega an army of powerful mutants. [18]

At some undisclosed time Dark Beast leaves the Age of Apocalypse and returns to Earth-616 Universe. He is soon approached by the AoA version of Nightcrawler who wants to return to their home dimension. [19] Using the Celestial Dreamer, Dark Beast once again opens a dimensional portal and returns to the Age of Apocalypse along with Nightcrawler. There he discovers Weapon Omega's defeat at the hands of the human coalition and the capture of the Apocalypse seed. However, returning to the Age of Apocalypse with the X-Men and X-Treme X-Men in tow resulted in the release of evil beings known as the Exterminators. These beings arrive from the multiverse and destroy anyone they touch. [20]

The X-Men and X-Treme X-Men must vacate the Age of Apocalypse in order to imprison that reality forever. Otherwise, the Exterminators will destroy the whole multiverse. [21] AoA Nightcrawler teleports them to Earth-616 one at a time and Dark Beast goes with them. Dark Beast arrives on Earth-616 but is knocked out by Gambit. After the Age of Apocalypse reality is closed forever with AoA Nightcrawler's sacrifice, Dark Beast is taken away by the authorities. [22]

Vindictive End Edit

Dark Beast was soon able to escape from the authorities and was revealed to be the mastermind behind the events that lead the Uncanny X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D. to war. He started hunting the X-Men affiliated with Cyclops by hacking into S.H.I.E.L.D. using classified research sources to upgrade his work and find the X-Men. He was the one to infect Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto and Colossus with nano-sentinels which is the reason for their broken powers after the incident with the Phoenix Force. Beast finally launches a coordinated attack using a hijacked S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier to launch a nuclear strike and new indestructible sentinels that have adapted to all the X-Men's powers. The only thing he didn't account for was the new X-Man David Bond, aka Hijack, who can control any electronic device. Dark Beast's body has been so weak after experimenting on himself, that he needed a life support suit, so after a short battle his suit was eventually punctured and he set a bomb that caused his apparent death. [23]

During the "Last Days" part of the Secret Wars storyline, it was mentioned months ago that Dark Beast was among the scientists that Magneto's right-hand person Briar tried to contact in order to make a special cocktail to augment Magneto's powers for the upcoming incursion between Earth-616 and Earth-1610. This occurred sometime before he began suffering from his own genetic experimentations. [24]

Secret Empire Edit

During the Secret Empire storyline, Dark Beast turns up alive and no longer having health problems. He is shown to have set up a laboratory under an outhouse somewhere in the mutant nation of New Tian following Hydra's takeover. He used this lab to experiment on Inhumans. While searching for an Inhuman named Leer, Quake and the Secret Warriors found Dark Beast's hidden lair. Quake confronted Dark Beast on the whereabouts of Leer, but Dark Beast claimed that he didn't know who Leer was. He continued to profess his ignorance even when tortured by Quake and Karnak. Then a team of New Tian mutants entered the laboratory to remove the Inhumans for intruding into New Tian, and Dark Beast was taken into the mutants' custody. [25]

Technologic Body Edit

Dark Beast's apparent resurrection was later revealed to be Mister Sinister doing, who saw fit to save Dark Beast's head and attached it to a brand-new body. A body that appears to be Dark Beast's old self but with some technological improvements. He was eventually defeated and held prisoner at Harry's basement. [26]

Faced with a lack of resources, Cyclops agrees to let Dark Beast work on an 'anti-vaccine' to neutralize Callahan's current mutant 'vaccine', with Warlock monitoring the process of creating the cure to ensure that it does only what Dark Beast says, Dark Beast defining it as a simple airborne virus that will feed the mutant vaccine's virus before it can smother the X-Gene, leaving them free to activate. However, after the anti-vaccine has been dispersed worldwide, it is revealed that Dark Beast, with some help from Mister Sinister, had in fact 'tricked' the X-Men as the serum indeed shuts the virus of the mutant vaccine's and is harmless to those who already had their X-Gene activated, but in the presence of a still inactive X-Gene, it works as a catalyst, becoming lethal for potential mutant children. Dark Beast reasoning that this will 'test' humanity's hatred of mutants by putting them in a position where they will risk their children dying to prevent them becoming mutants. As Dark Beast continues mocking them, Magik executes him with her teleportation discs to send part of Dark Beast into the ceiling, killing him. [27]

The Dark Beast has the same superhuman abilities and intelligence as the main Marvel Universe's Beast before he underwent his secondary mutation. However, Dark Beast was not physically as powerful as his counterpart was in the normal Marvel continuity as he did not train on a regular basis, also being hampered by the fact that he is 20 years older than the main universe's Beast. As well as being physically weaker, while as intelligent as his counterpart, "normal" Beast seems to possess a larger spectrum of knowledge, as evidenced when Dark Beast was infiltrating the X-Men and became annoyed at the amount of knowledge the X-Men expected him to possess. This is due to Dark Beast specializing in genetics, while 616 Beast maintained study in multiple fields, with the result that Dark Beast has more specialized knowledge on that topic where "normal" Beast is more adaptable.

After gaining a technological body, courtesy of Mr. Sinister, Dark Beast can counter-react to any attack made at him.

Mutant X Edit

An alternate Dark Beast is seen in the X-Men: Endangered Species storyline alongside Brute of the Mutant X reality. [ volume & issue needed ]

Secret Wars (2015) Edit

During the Secret Wars storyline, a version of Dark Beast resides in the Battleworld domain known as the Domain of Apocalypse. [28] He is shown to have Doctor Nemesis as his assistant in his experiments unaware that Doctor Nemesis has been tampering with a sample of the Legacy Virus. The X-Men defeated Dark Beast in order to get their hands on the Legacy Virus just as Apocalypse arrives and plans to use the Legacy Virus into seeing who would survive it. [29]

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15 Famous Roman Emperors Of Ancient Times Historyly

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  • Born as Gaius Octavius, he was the first ever ruler of the Roman Empire
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  • Octavius is known to have made many reforms in the empire
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  • Famously declared by the Senate optimus princeps or “the best ruler,” he ruled ancient Rome from 98 AD until he took his last breath in 117 AD
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  • Agrippina's son is certainly one of the most well known emperors of Rome
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  • Probably the most famous of all the Romans, as a politician Caesar was the first Emperor in all but name
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  • Neither its richest citizen, nor its most successful politician, Julius Caesar is still clearly the most famous of all Romans
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  • Nevertheless, the city of Palmyra was sacked, and its rulers were paraded in chains, as was the Roman tradition
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  • When her son Alexander Severus became emperor he was 14 years old
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  • Cleopatra was both the last Pharaoh of Egypt and the last of the Ptolemy dynasty of Egyptian rulers
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  • Manetho and Herodotus, two of the world’s greatest historians, described Menes as being identified with a handful of other rulers, including Narmer and Aha
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  • The first Emperor of Rome was Caesar Augustus
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  • The history of the ancient empire of Rome has always managed to fascinate us
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  • As the Roman Empire grew, army generals threatened to take power away from the Senate
  • In 45 BCE, Julius Caesar took control of Rome
  • Later, his adopted son, Augustus, became the first emperor of Rome
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  • 15 Famous Roman Emperors Of Ancient Times
  • The next in the list of Roman Emperors is Antoninus
  • Known to be one of the five good Roman emperors, he ruled from the year 138 to 161, which is a total of 22 years
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Dark Muses

As far as the Drukhari are concerned, the Aeldari gods died in the Fall and they despise them for it. That the gods had become so weak that they could be consumed by the ascendancy of Slaanesh indicates that they never deserved to exist in the first place.

The exceptions are Khaela Mensha Khaine, the Aeldari god of war who is still held in high regard in Commorragh and the lesser powers known as the Dark Muses who are the embodiments of selfish vice and whose clandestine worship by the Pleasure Cults contributed to the demise of the Aeldari gods.

The Dark Muses are truly powerful Drukhari from ages past who have essentially become folkloric figures of reverence, much like the Imperial Cult's saints.

Many epitomise a particular form of vice, whose worship and practice weakened the Aeldari gods and so helped to bring about the Fall. Favoured by assassins and murderers is the Dark Muse Shaimesh, the Lord of Poisons, the treacherous brother of Saim-Hann the Cosmic Serpent.

The courtesan elite of the Cult of Lhamaea pay homage to Lhilitu, the Consort of the Void, whereas powerful archons are more likely to follow the tenets of Vileth, a being synonymous with the immense arrogance so often displayed by the Drukhari.

Before they enter combat, many traditionalist Wych Cults invoke the Red Crone Hekatii, or make sacrifices to Qa'leh, Mistress of Blades. It is believed by many Drukhari that their current supreme overlord, Asdrubael Vect of the Kabal of the Black Heart, may one day join the ranks of the Dark Muses, though given his ability to cheat death again and again, this may be an honour long in the coming.

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Only in the Dark, Stars Shine by Hyrulehalfbreed

Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

After the fall of Voldemort on that fateful Halloween night the magical world was fractured into two.

Dark and Light.

Families with dark magic flowing through their veins are forced to flee for their lives as society calls for their eradication. Sirius Orion Black raises his godson, the famous Boy-Who-Lived, in the world of the light.

However, chance meetings have Harry stumbling into the shadows where he learns that the truths about their darker counterparts might just be stranger than the stories he grew up with.

Can he still love his guardian when he has been keeping such damning secrets from him for all these years?

Could he really find friendship and more in this secretive world? Or will he decide to drop the ax upon the coven and bring an end to the darkness itself?

Evil is still lurking, waiting and watching for a chance to return.

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