The X-Men are formed of mutant heroes with the X-Gene in their veins. The X-Gene gives each mutant a different super power. Often persecuted by the global human majority, the mutants are called Homo Superior. They are termed Children of the Atom, people who were the result of the nuclear age post World War Two. But in the Marvel Comic Book Universe, there exists another race of beings that are basically humanity’s answer to the X-Men.
Meet the Children Of the Vault – the pinnacle of human evolution given shape and form. And their powers and skillsets blows the X-Men out of the window.
Who Are The Children Of The Vault?
The Children of the Vault are not mutants. They are in fact humans that have undergone rampart evolution via the aid of time manipulating technology. The Children’s genetic baseline template is at least 6000 years old. They were then forced to undergo evolution inside a ship with temporal distortion technology. Armed with limitless cloning materials, every time a human died, a slightly more genetically evolved being took the person’s place. The resultant genetic drift created another race of humans different from regular human beings as well as mutants.
And thus the first Generation of the Children Of The Vault were born.
What Do They Want?
The Children of the Vault believe that the only race that must survive and take over the planet is theirs. It is because they have an inherent superiority complex that is even greater than Magneto’s. One of their first acts after getting out of their walled habitat was casually destroy a small town as a demonstration of their strength.
After almost ending up destroying the X-Men, the latter managed to turn the tables on the Children of the Vault. Rogue was instrumental in defeating the villainous group. But they were nigh un-killable. After being beaten, the Children escaped to an abandoned Sentinel Facility once owned by Cassandra Nova and went ahead with their plans in secret.
The Children of the Vault have many members that could be classified in a category that falls within the Alpha & Omega level. Their leader, Cadena, wears a suit that contains the electrical energy her body discharges. She is capable of manipulating electrical energy at amounts that could even classify her into a category that’s same as that of an Omega Level Mutant.
Other members include Serafina. Her powers include telepathy, technopathy, and the ability to cloak herself and become invisible to both the naked eye as well as machines. This makes her the perfect spy. Fuego draws energy from the surrounding environment and turns into a fiery mass of a person. Sangre’s body was composed of water and he could form bubbles around people’s heads, suffocating them to death. Luz’s ability to manipulate light to form illusions and objects is unparalleled. She could even turn her own body into light, traveling a vast distance in a split second.
Where Are They Now?
Despite being full of powerful warriors, the Children have faced many defeats at the hands of their greatest, more experienced foe – the X-Men. They are right now in the Vault – a secret sentinel Factory that has been repurposed using the Children of the Vault technology to create more members for their group. Having managed to capture Darwin and use his adaptation powers to augment themselves as well as killing Wolverine and Synch has proven the Children of the Vault plan to make their presence felt one more.
Will the X-Men manage to survive one more onslaught from the Children of the Vault?