Abyss was a demonic extra-dimensional being from Marvel UK and an enemy of Death's Head - although Marvel UK no longer runs it is possible he could return at any point since he is by default part of the mainstream Marvel universe.

Abyss' origins are unrevealed. He has been described as a para-demon. He apparently travels from dimension to dimension, consuming everything in those realms, and then moves on.

Abyss has some undefined past history and enmity with the unnamed father of Argon.

Having consumed everything within one reality, Abyss hungered for the Earth-616 dimension.

Abyss revealed that Death Metal had been an instrument of his. However, since Death Metal had assimilated Argon, and thus developed a conscience, he considered him tainted and lacking in purpose. Abysss created the Soul Slug, intending for it to tear out the essence of Argon from Death Metal. It disgusted him to shatter the emptiness of the Void with matter by doing so.

In order to save the people of a mining colony, Death Metal opened a dimensional warp into which he tossed the bomb that would have destroyed them. Death Metal had no idea where the portal he had created led, but it went to Abyss' Realm of Nothingness.

Whether it was the explosion itself, or simply the sudden entrance of matter to his realm is unclear, but Abyss appeared to be, at least temporarily dispersed.

Argon's father was pleased that Abyss had been reminded that he will do all in his power to frustrate his plans.

Abyss (Age of the Apocalypse)


Abyss (real name: Nils Styger,) serves as a minor villain in the Marvel Comics series Age of Apocalypse. He is one of the four Horsemen as well as Nightcrawler's half-brother. After Legion went back in time and accidentily killed his father, the timeline completly changed. Apocalypse has taken over and many charcters have changed. One of them was Abyss. He became one of the members of the Horsemen of Apocalypse and acquired new abilities. He was eventually killed off by Banshee.

Appearances in other media

Videogame appearance

Abyss (X-Men Legends II)

Abyss in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse.

Abyss appears as a villain in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and a boss within the all-mutant island of Genosha while he remains as a Horseman of Apocalypse.

Powers and Abilities

Abyss possesses vast destructive abilities, enabling him to consume virtually limitless amounts of matter and energy. He can consume stars, planets, and even the "stuff of space itself," such that he is able to obliterate entire realities. Although he much prefers the empty void, he can also create animated servants—possibly even living beings. Abyss does need air, heat, or almost anything else to survive. He is fed by the matter and energy he consumes. He enjoys the negative existence of the Void, and loathes "foul matter" of any kind.

Abyss is made out of strong coils and can create a portal to an unknown dimension. He is also able to psionically affect others and draw in power from their fear.