Bastion is a fictional supervillain that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by Scott Lobdell and Pascual Ferry. He made a cameo appearance in X-Men #52, while his first full appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #333. Take a look below for 23 more fascinating and weird facts about Bastion.
1. Bastion is a mysterious man who had risen to power in a relatively short time in the United States Government and began assembling the international anti-mutant strike force Operation: Zero Tolerance.
2. Bastion showed that he was more than meets the eye when Phoenix couldn’t read his mind and the way that he easily identified the two X-Men hiding among representatives of various foreign intelligence agencies.
3. He was “born” when the giant robotic Sentinel Master Mold, having absorbed the advanced Sentinel prototype Nimrod into its systems, fought the X-Men who saw no other way to stop the virtually indestructible amalgam except to force it through the Siege Perilous.
4. When Bastion came back from the portal as an amnesiac human and Sentinel hybrid with a seemingly immortal essence, he was taken in by a woman called Rose Gilberti.
5. While Bastion lived with Rose, she adopted him as a surrogate son and gave him the name Sebastion Gilberti.
6. At one point in time, Bastion was part of anti-mutant groups like Graydon Creed’s Friends of Humanity.
7. Bastion has a variety of abilities designed to locate, hunt, negate, capture and destroy Mutant threats.
8. He is able to detect all mutants within an approximate range of 20 miles.
9. Bastion’s Master Mold programming gives him complete control over any and all Sentinels and he’s able to create Prime Sentinels.
10. Bastion is able to interface with any computer system within his undisclosed range, accessing its date and controlling its programming.
11. His Nimrod programming gave him a higher degree of intelligence than most Sentinels. For example, he was able to assess mutant threat levels and implement counter measures when attacked.
12. He is able to self-repair from most physical attacks and is completely immune to all psychic attacks.
13. Following his resurrection, Bastion upgraded himself with both Celestial and Technarchy technology.
14. Bastion infected himself with the Techno-Organic Virus and absorbed the Apocalypse Strain of Celestial Tech that Apocalypse bonded to the Mutant Horseman of Apocalypse, Archangel. This upgrade gave him amazing regenerative capabilities in addition to various other abilities.
15. A version of Bastion is seen in the Age of Apocalypse storyline. When the X-Men are discussing Abyss, they describe him as the one rumored to have replaced Bastion.
16. He’s the main villain in X-Men: Next Dimension and is voiced by Don Morrow. This version of Bastion rips information out of Forge’s mind and plants devices in his Sentinels that can depower a mutant.
17. He’s one of the bosses in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and is voiced by Alastair Duncan. This version of Bastion is just an anti-mutant activist, though he does have the ability to control Sentinels.
18. Bastion appears in X-Men: Destiny and is voiced by Keith Szarabajka. He’s said to have killed Professor X in the opening cutscene.
19. He appears as a Group Boss in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
20. Bastion is the primary antagonist in the X-Men: Second Coming storyline. He’s seen with Steven Lang, Bolivar Trask, William Stryker, Graydon Creed and Cameron Hodge stating that their forces are assembled and at his disposal.
21. In X-Men: Blue, despite his apparent destruction, Bastion had actually survived the attack by activating his temporal drives at the last second and shunting himself into the future.
22. As a by-product of the Siege Perilous’ magic, Bastion’s essence is seemingly immortal.
23. Very recently within the Marvel Multiverse, the Purifiers reformed Bastion some time after his destruction.