In X-Men: First Class, Darwin is a member of the team X-Men first and face Sebastian Shaw when he attacks new recruits. As described in that movie, his mutant power allows him to adapt to everything to survive.
However, it was little shown when Shaw absorbed the energy that Havok fired, then pushed into Darwin’s throat causing him to explode and die. And in comics, it actually takes more than that to kill him, it’s hard to believe that Fox killed such a potential mutant.
Are you surprised, when I said that Hela Not even anything compared to this guy? As the goddess of death of the Nine Realms, Hela is strong enough to overwhelm the powers of the likes of Proxima Midnight, Thor, Annihilus, … or possess formidable magical powers. But most importantly, it is the power to control life or death – one of the most terrifying forms of energy.
Hela swung the sword and deflected Thor.
What about Darwin? In comics, Darwin’s powers are the same as in the movies described. He can withstand any situation, and his body responds immediately and adapts to it. That meant that if he had to operate in outer space, his body would allow Darwin to survive without oxygen. If he dives, Darwin’s body will grow giving him the ability to breathe underwater. If I fall down a cliff … my body will turn to stone.
Even that speed was fast enough that he could adapt to the effects of the weapons, just as it had just been fired.
Therefore, Darwin became the most unique defender of the mutants, strong enough to withstand the fire of Super Skrull, which could stretch like Mr. Fantastic. Of course, this ability also makes him the most formidable “bastard” in the world (because he can’t inherently get drunk), or become the world’s No. 1 interpreter because he can “adapt”. in any language, maybe only to Cypher.
Darwin’s ability is very mobile and can be said to be unpredictable. In X-Men: Deadly Genesis # 6, Darwin not only turned into a pure source of energy for the Vulcan to absorb to live, but he was able to gradually grow back his real body from that pure energy. Not only that, he was able to perceive what was happening around him even in such a condition. His adaptive process is fast and can even react before being attacked, meaning the body responds to itself in time against any agent.
Even Professor Xavier has to admit that Darwin’s potential is infinite. And indeed, he could use a whole range of abilities that he himself was not available just by “adapting”.
Even Professor Xavier has to admit that Darwin’s potential is infinite.
So you can imagine just how far the power of Darwin can go. So far, we still don’t know what Darwin’s limit is, because Darwin’s ability makes him able to reach forms of power that go beyond ordinary scientific laws.
For example, Darwin used to “create” its ability to absorb Gamma energy when confronted with the Hulk during the World War Hulk event. But it didn’t stop there, when he realized that he didn’t have a chance to win in that moment, his body showed off a new form of power: teleport to another place to avoid Hulk’s punch.
So when facing Hela, what will happen? In X-Factor (1996) # 212, Darwin resisted the attack of the goddess of death by almost … seizing the power of Hela, “death” and then becoming a god of death. Hela died by the young dead nymph, died by her own power and died at the hands of the underlings of hell.
Darwin’s power has also grown under the power of death, he has the ability to shock, seeing all the weaknesses of others and carrying threats to any creature. In X-Factor (1996) # 214, a giant dragon was scared when he realized the presence of Darwin, and even in that issue he was able to create a head from … in the stomach and then himself. emerging to replace the recently smashed head.