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Sebastian Shaw

Art by John Cassaday

Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Uncanny X-Men #129 (Jan. 1980)
Created byChris Claremont
John Byrne
In-story information
Full nameSebastian Hiram Shaw
SpeciesHuman Mutant
Place of originPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Team affiliationsMarauders
Hellfire Club
Shaw Industries
The Lights[1]
Quiet Council of Krakoa
Notable aliasesBlack King
Lord Imperial
Black Bishop
The Creator
Klaus Schmidt
  • Ability đồ sộ absorb various types of pure energy đồ sộ further enhance his physical attributes (limited đồ sộ some energy factor that could overwhelm his ability đồ sộ absorb it and possibly kill him)
  • Possesses access đồ sộ sophisticated weaponry and telepathic blocking technology
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant

Sebastian Hiram Shaw is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He has been frequently depicted as an adversary of the X-Men.

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A mutant, Shaw possesses the ability đồ sộ absorb energy and transform it into his own raw strength. He is the leader of the Thủ đô New York branch of the Hellfire Club, an exclusive secret society composed of mutants bent on world domination, although đồ sộ the public, he is a legitimate businessman and ordinary human. He once funded the mutant-hunting Sentinel program đồ sộ keep it under his thumb. In 2009, Shaw was ranked as IGN's 55th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[2]

Kevin Bacon played the character in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class.

Publication history[edit]

Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne, Sebastian Shaw first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #129 (Jan. 1980), during the "Dark Phoenix Saga" storyline.[3] John Byrne based the appearance of Sebastian Shaw on British actor Robert Shaw, who had died in 1978.[4]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Sebastian Shaw was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His power first manifested shortly after he was accepted đồ sộ engineering school and his father Jacob Shaw died after he contracted an incurable disease. Sebastian Shaw devoted himself đồ sộ his studies and created Shaw Industries, becoming a millionaire by age 30 and a billionaire by age 40.

Joining the Hellfire Club[edit]

Shaw became engaged đồ sộ a woman named Lourdes Chantel, also a mutant, and was soon initiated into the Hellfire Club thanks đồ sộ his vast fortune along with Warren Worthington, Jr. (father of Archangel), Howard Stark (father of Tony Stark) and Sir James Braddock (father of Brian and Betsy Braddock), having caught the attention of Ned Buckman, then White King of Hellfire Club's Thủ đô New York Branch. Shaw became part of the Council of the Chosen, earning the rank of Black Bishop. Lourdes did not trust Buckman, and feared that Shaw's ambition and the nature of the Hellfire Club would corrupt him.[5]

Taking over[edit]

Lourdes is soon seemingly killed by Sentinels in a battle. Upon discovering that Ned Buckman, the White King of the Council, is supporting Steven Lang's Project: Armageddon and its Sentinels, he executes a coup, using Emma Frost's telepathy đồ sộ make Buckman kill all the Council of the Chosen, including his own White Queen, Paris Seville, and then himself. Shaw proclaims himself Black King, remakes the Council of the Chosen into his Inner Circle and gathers Emma Frost, Harry Leland and the non-mutant cyborg Donald Pierce as the Lords Cardinal of Hellfire Club.[5][6] At Shaw's side is Tessa, who, unbeknownst đồ sộ him, is a spy working for Charles Xavier.[7]

As the leader of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club, Shaw starts plans đồ sộ dominate the world through force, money and power. His connections đồ sộ top officials of corporations and government, acquired via the Club and through his position as CEO of Shaw Industries, make him a powerful enemy. Shaw becomes a major supporter and builder of Sentinels. This activity brings him into frequent tương tác with the major players of Project: Wideawake, Senator Robert Kelly and Henry Peter Gyrich, đồ sộ whom he appears đồ sộ be an anti-mutant bigot.[8]

Meeting the X-Men[edit]

Shaw sets his eyes on the X-Men, scheming đồ sộ capture and study them for use in breeding an army of powerful mutants for the Hellfire Club. He employs the superpowered assassin Warhawk đồ sộ plant a bug in Cerebro, ensuring the Hellfire Club would be aware of newly manifested mutants at the same moment as the X-Men themselves, as well as giving them access đồ sộ secret details of their powers and fighting techniques.[9] However, the Club's operatives prove ineffective at defeating the X-Men in the field, and the first two mutants they locate in this manner are lost.[10]

Now aware of the Hellfire Club's existence, the X-Men infiltrate their headquarters, where they are defeated and captured. However, they escape before Shaw can put them đồ sộ use.[11] Shaw's control of the Hellfire Club grows more tenuous as Pierce proves đồ sộ be a mutant-hating traitor đồ sộ the Club[12] and a new recruit đồ sộ the Inner Circle, Selene, sets her sights on replacing Shaw as the chairman.[13] The Hellfire Club is forced đồ sộ battle alongside the X-Men against Nimrod, a Sentinel from the future, and though victorious, two key members perish in the fight. After the battle, the Hellfire Club and the X-Men become allies of sorts, with Magneto and Storm filling the position of White King.[14] Arguing that Shaw's tư vấn of the Sentinels is endangering the Inner Circle, Magneto, Selene and Emma vote him out of the Club.[15]

Keeping in power[edit]

Months later, Shaw was attacked by his son, Shinobi Shaw, who phased his hand into his father's chest đồ sộ induce a coronary. Shaw was then supposedly blown up in his Swiss Mountain chalet by a bomb mix by his son.[16] Shinobi shortly became the new Black King of Hellfire Club; however, Shaw survived, albeit with a scar on his face crossing his left eye,[17] which was removed successfully by Madelyne Pryor (seemingly a sentient psionic construct of X-Man) using her psionic powers during their affair after his reappearance. Shaw became part of a new Inner Circle alongside Selene, Madelyne and Trevor Fitzroy, a descendant of Sebastian himself in an alternate future.[18]

Shaw's first move upon recovery from the bomb was đồ sộ tương tác the mutant named Holocaust, who had crossed over from the "Age of Apocalypse" timeline. In exchange for a new armored containment suit, Holocaust agreed đồ sộ help Shaw capture X-Force, which he did with ease. Shaw then had Tessa telepathically brainwash X-Force đồ sộ hunt down Cable, but Cable used his own emergent telepathy đồ sộ break the conditioning and không lấy phí his team. Shaw's relationship with Holocaust declined soon after.[volume & issue needed]

Shaw's later exploits included vying for control of the Elixir Vitae, thought đồ sộ be a cure for the Legacy Virus;[19] associations with the British intelligence agency Black Air and an unnamed time-manipulator; and hunting down X-51, the Machine Man. Then, Shaw was apparently ousted from his position as Black King by Selene, who installed the demon Blackheart in his place. This arrangement did not last long, as Selene and Blackheart were defeated and Shaw has since returned đồ sộ power.[volume & issue needed]

He attempted đồ sộ use Lady Mastermind đồ sộ control Tessa (now called "Sage") and Storm's team of X-Men, who were searching for Destiny's prophetic diaries.[20] Then, after Professor X was "outed" as a mutant, Shaw apparently returned đồ sộ his capitalist roots and converted the NY branch of the Hellfire Club into a strip club, which was in fact a safe haven for mutants regardless of affiliation. Using telepathic strippers, Shaw gleaned secrets from the minds of his patrons, who come in just đồ sộ have a good decadent time. Thanks đồ sộ the aid of his employees, Shaw pretended đồ sộ be a telepath himself.[volume & issue needed][21]

After a few months, though, Shaw made a play đồ sộ become the new Lord Imperial of the entire Club worldwide, and invited Sage đồ sộ help him.[22] Shaw also invited Courtney Ross (who was actually her evil counterpart Sat-Yr-9) and Sunspot đồ sộ join him as the White Queen and Black King. All three accepted, but Sage effectively betrayed Shaw when she did not warn him that Pierce might try đồ sộ assassinate him. Shaw met with the X-Men, claiming đồ sộ be somewhat reformed, just before Pierce's attack. He was then wounded by Pierce, but remained strong enough đồ sộ literally knock Pierce's head off. However, he was too hurt đồ sộ maintain his Club position and was replaced by Sunspot, who is now the current Lord Imperial of the Hellfire Club.[volume & issue needed][23]


Later, it seemed he had joined forces with a new Inner Circle which included Stavrou Nova, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Emma Frost/Perfection, the latter of whom had since joined the X-Men. As the story arc continued đồ sộ unfold, the Hellfire Club made their attack as they each targeted an individual thành viên of Cyclops' team of X-Men. Shaw himself defeated Colossus. In the over however, it is revealed that the entire Hellfire Club was not real, and all were mental images created by Emma Frost's mind, which was infected with a special "programming" by Stavrou Nova in an attempt đồ sộ revive her. The Shaw duplicate vanished after being defeated by Cyclops.[volume & issue needed][24]

X-Men: Endangered Species[edit]

Shaw appears incognito (with an image-inducer) at a funeral for a mutant boy named Landru. When confronted by Professor X, he merely states that he was paying his respects. Xavier overhears his thoughts of a possible coup against Sunspot during the service. When Shaw notices him watching, he quickly creates a Psi-Shield đồ sộ hide his thoughts.[volume & issue needed][25]

Mister Sinister and the Cronus Machine[edit]

Some time after this Shaw appears at a Hellfire Club dinner hosted by Sunspot and is alerted đồ sộ a device left đồ sộ him by his father exploding elsewhere in the compound resulting in the insanity of two club menials and Shaw asking his manservant for a tệp tin labelled "Kronos". After being upbraided over the explosion and deaths by domain authority Costa he is ordered đồ sộ investigate. Shaw however knows the cause. The explosion in the Hellfire Club was caused by the activation of a machine developed beneath the Alamogordo genetics plant in Las Cruces, New Mexico by Mr. Sinister. In the past Sinister had worked here (disguised as a Dr. Milbury) alongside Brian Xavier, Kurt Marko and Irene Adler who had been gathered for him by Jacob Shaw, Sebastian's father, as they all had the X-gene and Sinister predicted their children would be mutants. Sinister then experimented of these children (including Cain Marko, Charles Xavier and Sebastian himself), imprinting himself on their DNA. Sinister's machine, dubbed the Cronus device, was designed đồ sộ activate soon after his death and would activate these hidden copies until Sinister could be reborn in one of them. Jacob, wanting đồ sộ protect his son, created the device in the Hellfire Club from Sinister's notes đồ sộ alert and protect Sebastian from the Cronus device. Shaw travelled đồ sộ New Mexico đồ sộ visit another of the children đồ sộ confirm his theory, running into Xavier and Gambit who were investigating a hit list with the children's names on it. Following them he is present when they are attacked by mercenaries under the employ of Amanda Mueller, a former associate of Sinister's. Xavier is captured and Gambit and Shaw team up đồ sộ save Xavier. It is revealed that Mueller wants đồ sộ house the powers (though not the personality) of Sinister herself and sánh is assassinating the children, having undergone the procedure herself. She shoots Xavier, who is already struggling đồ sộ stop Sinister from taking over his body toàn thân, which allows him đồ sộ take over. Sinister in Xavier's body toàn thân stops Mueller but is in turn confronted by Shaw and Gambit who destroy the Cronus device while Xavier casts Sinister out of his mind. With the threat gone, Shaw leaves.[volume & issue needed][26]

Original Sin[edit]

Later, Shaw joins forces with Claudine Renko, a.k.a. Miss Sinister, a female clone of Mister Sinister.[27] Together they manipulate Wolverine into defeating the new members of the Inner Circle, try đồ sộ take control of Logan's son, Daken, and mix up a trap against Xavier.[28] Shaw also attempts đồ sộ kill Xavier but is stopped by Daken.[volume & issue needed] Shaw is eventually confronted by Wolverine and begins đồ sộ fight. Shaw's powers initially protect him from being injured by Wolverine's adamantium claws, allowing him đồ sộ fare extremely well. The ending of the fight takes place off panel and Wolverine appears with his body toàn thân and claws soaked with blood, which he soon confirms belongs đồ sộ Shaw.[29]

Dark Reign[edit]

During her early days as the White Queen, Sebastian Shaw sends Emma đồ sộ convince Namor đồ sộ join the Hellfire Club. Instead, Namor takes her đồ sộ his kingdom and they begin a relationship. Believing Emma đồ sộ have betrayed him for Namor, Shaw sends a reprogrammed Sentinel đồ sộ Atlantis, attacking the two and destroying the kingdom. As Namor confronts Shaw for his treachery, Selene takes telepathic hold of Emma, erasing her memories of Namor, who vows revenge on Shaw. In the present, Emma reveals that her initial battle with Phoenix unlocked her memories of Namor. She makes a pact with him, seducing Shaw and using her telepathy đồ sộ make Namor believe she has executed him, while secretly telepathically incapacitating Shaw. Per their khuyến mãi, Namor vows đồ sộ protect mutant-kind as his own people, while Emma, more determined đồ sộ fill her role as a leader of mutant-kind, contacts Cyclops đồ sộ have Shaw captured by the X-Men for "crimes against mutant-kind."[30] Approaching him later in his cell, Emma reveals that she has captured Shaw for Namor and on the basis that the Sentinels he commissioned were ones later used by Stavrou Nova đồ sộ destroy Genosha. She sentences him đồ sộ remember nothing but the faces of the Genoshan victims using her telepathy.[31]

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Shaw is targeted by Selene along with all those who failed her in her attempt đồ sộ ascend đồ sộ godhood. It is revealed that sometime after M-Day he had his son, Shinobi Shaw killed. Selene sends Shinobi and Harry Leland after Shaw and Donald Pierce.[32]


Due đồ sộ Namor's presence on Utopia, Emma realizes that Shaw's continued existence poses a threat đồ sộ the agreement she had made with Namor earlier. She decides đồ sộ finally kill him, but her plans are exposed when Shadowcat accidentally picks up her thoughts during a psi-conversation between her and Colossus. While disgusted at Frost's intended actions, Shadowcat offers her a compromise. As she currently exists as a ghost, she is the perfect tool for making Shaw disappear.[volume & issue needed]

Fantomex, Shadowcat and Emma then take him aboard E.V.A., whilst they work out how đồ sộ dispose of him. Emma wakes Shaw up and asks him đồ sộ recount the early days of the Hellfire Club. Emma and two other dancers were the closest of friends, when one night, Emma was offered, by Shaw, the position of Queen. The only stipulation was that one of the two girls had đồ sộ die. She stated she did not care which one was killed and watched as Shaw proceeded đồ sộ kill both. Present day, Emma starts đồ sộ question Shaw further when Fantomex, bored with Emma's "woe is me" recounts of her history, drops the floor from under Shaw. Emma goes into a rage at Fantomex, as Fantomex was unaware that Shaw could absorb energy, such as that from hitting the ground from such heights.[33]

Shaw proceeds đồ sộ engage Frost's group, stating that he would rather die kêu ca see Emma go on breathing a moment longer. Helped by a maimed Fantomex, the former White Queen tricks Shaw into allowing her into his mind, and (with a little encouragement from Shadowcat), as opposed đồ sộ killing him, finds the most landlocked place in his mind, the point safest from Namor's rage, and wipes his memory. Shaw's attitude immediately changes, and he seems đồ sộ have no recollection of who he is, where he is, or the identities of anyone around him. In response đồ sộ his asking who she is, Emma Frost simply rebuffs him, and asks him who "he" is, coldly telling him that he always said he was a "self-made man" and now is his chance đồ sộ prove it. She then leaves with the rest of her expedition, leaving a pondering Shaw kneeling in the mud.[34]


Hope Summers and the Lights find Shaw, assuming him đồ sộ be a new mutant. When they extract him and bring him back đồ sộ Utopia, Cyclops is not exactly happy đồ sộ see him.[35]

Avengers vs. X-Men[edit]

After the Avengers invaded Utopia as part of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline, Shaw along with the kids in Utopia were taken đồ sộ the Avengers Academy. It is revealed that Shaw read the tệp tin on him and now knows everything about his past although he claims not đồ sộ remember it. Wolverine distrusts Shaw and insists that he should be imprisoned. Shaw relents and is imprisoned in a cell that absorbs kinetic energy, meaning that Shaw would be unable đồ sộ break it by building up his own kinetic energy by punching it. Shaw however, asks for books đồ sộ keep him occupied and uses a book đồ sộ hit himself for 8 hours straight, allowing him đồ sộ build up enough energy đồ sộ break out of the cell and into the storm drain. Hercules, Tigra and Madison Jeffries try đồ sộ stop him, but are quickly defeated. Elsewhere, the young mutants from Utopia, now joined by Ricochet, Wiz Kid and Hollow, confront the Academy students. Shortly after this, Shaw appears đồ sộ the teenagers.[36] Before a battle between both parties can become serious, X-23 and Finesse warn their friends that Shaw's body toàn thân language indicates that he doesn't mean đồ sộ hurt anyone, but đồ sộ help the mutant children đồ sộ escape. After both sides agree that the mutant children shouldn't be confined against their will, they kém chất lượng a battle in order đồ sộ justify their escape in front of the cameras at the Academy.[37]

All-New, All-Different Marvel[edit]

As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel, Sebastian Shaw represented Shaw Industries when he attended a meeting at the Universal Bank with Tiberius Stone of Alchemax, Wilson Fisk of Fisk Industries, Darren Cross of Cross Technological Enterprises, Zeke Stane of Stane International, Shingen Harada of the Yashida Corporation, Frr'dox of Shi'ar Solutions Consolidated, and Wilhelmina Kensington of Kilgore Arms where they discussed with Dario Agger about his and Roxxon Energy Corporation's plans đồ sộ exploit the Ten Realms of Asgard. Sebastian Shaw also saw the arrival of Exterminatrix of the Midas Foundation who knocked out Dario and declared herself a new thành viên of their assembly.[38]


In the new phase of the X-Men, beginning with the dual miniseries House of X and Powers of X, Shaw becomes part of the Quiet Council of Krakoa, a ruling body toàn thân of 14 mutants who oversee the recent mutant nation of Krakoa.[39] He is also part of the Hellfire Trading Company, responsible for smuggling Krakoa's new remedies through the Black market.

During this new phase, he is part of the cast of the Marauders.[40]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Shaw is a mutant with the unique ability đồ sộ absorb all kinetic and thermal energy directed at him and use it đồ sộ augment his strength, tốc độ, stamina and recuperation capabilities đồ sộ superhuman levels. He absorbs the energy of any impact he is struck by, including not only direct physical blows, but also the impact of bullets and throwing weapons, and less successfully, concussive energy beams; notably Cyclops' optic blasts. By absorbing successive blows from an opponent, Shaw can surpass the physical abilities of said opponent and then overpower them. His tốc độ is the attribute most dramatically increased by his power; after absorbing enough energy he can attack more quickly kêu ca opponents can react.[41] He is sometimes shown đồ sộ be capable of absorbing the cutting, piercing and thrusting energy from a blade. His powers can enable his body toàn thân đồ sộ withstand cutting from adamantium, but only for a short time.

In the past, Shaw has been limited đồ sộ a certain amount of energy and would lose consciousness when he surpassed his capabilities. Subsequently, however, Shaw has been shown đồ sộ now be able đồ sộ take in an indefinite amount of energy without any ill effects.[15][42] The power he absorbs dissipates over time, and exposure đồ sộ the elements causes it đồ sộ drain rapidly.[42][43] Without any absorbed energy, Shaw is merely a strong ordinary human in excellent physical condition, but regularly works đồ sộ keep his strength at a superhuman level. In one instance, he was shown đồ sộ spend time hitting a wall after waking in order đồ sộ build up his power reserves before starting the day. Shaw also can forgo sleep if he receives enough energy. Often he will have his mercenaries pummel him sánh that he would not need đồ sộ sleep for some time.

Shaw also has a successful business acumen and access đồ sộ sophisticated weaponry. He not only prides himself on his power and the connections it allows him, but on knowing his opponents and how best đồ sộ defeat them, whether in battle or in business. He also possesses technology that can block telepathic intrusions by Professor X.[volume & issue needed]


  • Reverend Hiram Shaw: Sorcerer Supreme and an ambitious Puritan Reverend during the Salem Witch Trials, 1692.
  • Sarah Shaw: Hiram's wife. Killed by Dormammu when Hiram refuses đồ sộ submit đồ sộ him.
  • Obadiah Shaw: Son of Hiram and Sarah. He fell in love with Abigail Harkness, much đồ sộ the disapproval of his father, who suspected her đồ sộ be a witch.
  • Abigail Harkness: Obadiah's girlfriend. She is arrested for witchcraft after Sarah's death, though Obadiah escapes and runs away with her. When the two are chased by Hiram, she reveals that she is a true witch. She is presumably related đồ sộ Agatha Harkness.
  • Elizabeth Shaw-Worthington: A teenager who fled from England when she was 13 years old. In 1780, she was taken by Lady Grey of the Hellfire Club as her protégé, who wanted đồ sộ use her đồ sộ seduce General Wallace Worthington and extract military secrets in order đồ sộ defeat George Washington. Elizabeth fell in love with Worthington and married him, neglecting her duties đồ sộ Lady Grey. Worthington is killed by the Hellfire Club, though it is hinted that Elizabeth was already pregnant, making her an ancestor of Warren Worthington III.
  • Brigadier-General Cornelius Shaw: A thành viên of the Inner Circle of London's Hellfire Club and Sebastian's grandfather. Presumably a King in the London Branch Inner Circle.
  • Esau Shaw: Cornelius Shaw's son, who was invited đồ sộ take his father's place in the Hellfire Club. Killed by brother Jacob.
  • Jacob Shaw: Cornelius Shaw's second son and Sebastian's father, who desired the place offered đồ sộ Esau in the Hellfire Club. He was mutated by Mister Sinister and given limited shapeshifting powers. He kills his brother Esau after assuming the sườn of Waltham Pierce. After he fell sick, doctors failed đồ sộ cure him due đồ sộ his altered genes.
  • Shinobi Shaw: Sebastian's son with an unknown woman.
  • Anthony Shaw: Black King of the Hellfire Club in Bishop's future timeline, seemingly Shinobi's son.
  • William Shaw: Anthony Shaw's son.
  • Trevor Fitzroy: Anthony Shaw's illegitimate son, Shinobi's grandson.
  • Samarra Shaw: Leader of Clan Hellfire in the Chronomancer alternate future, perhaps Anthony's sister or daughter.


  • In 2019, ranked Sebastian Shaw 5th in their "X-Men: The 5 Deadliest Members Of The Hellfire Club (& The 5 Weakest)" list.[44]

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse, Sebastian Shaw is one of the many mutant aristocrats and a prized servant of Apocalypse. He reveals Angel's connections with the X-Men and other rebels đồ sộ his master, having seen Angel talking đồ sộ the former X-Man Gambit.[45] After the death of Apocalypse and the rise of his successor Weapon Omega, Shaw managed đồ sộ acquire Warren Worthington III's nightclub "Haven" and remade it into his image and renamed it as Hellfire Club. The nightclub eventually became an international social club for wealthy elites, all the while trying đồ sộ influence world events, in accordance with their own agenda. When Weapon Omega started resurrecting the formerly deceased Alphas, Shaw and the Hellfire Club's position was once again threatened.[46] Shaw was later sent đồ sộ prison and is killed by Donald Pierce, who slipped poison into Shaw’s drink.[47]

Captain Britain[edit]

In Alan Moore's Captain Britain – Waiting for the End of the World, Sebastian Shaw makes contributions đồ sộ help Sir James Jaspers in his cause against the superhumans of Britain. He is a pawn in a game of chess played between Merlin and his daughter.

Forever Yesterday[edit]

In the alternate universe created by the Sphinx, Shaw fights against tyranny alongside such heroes as Cannonball, Juggernaut and Beast.[48]

House of M[edit]

In the House of M, Sebastian Shaw was granted the position of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director after he aligned himself with Magneto and helped him transform Sentinels into mutant-protecting robots using his company's money.[49]

Mutant X[edit]

In the Mutant X universe, Shaw is still the Black King of the Hellfire Club, but is enclosed in a protective shell for reasons unknown.[50]

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Ultimate Marvel[edit]

The Ultimate version of Sebastian Shaw is also the leader of the Hellfire Club, a secret society that worships the Phoenix God.[51] Ultimate Shaw, unlike his mainstream counterpart, never demonstrated any signs of mutant powers. He was killed by the Phoenix.[52]

X-Men Noir[edit]

In the Marvel Noir series X-Men Noir, Shaw is a powerful politician who commands the Brotherhood đồ sộ tự his bidding.[53]

In other media[edit]


  • Sebastian Shaw appears in the X-Men: The Animated Series four-part episode "The Dark Phoenix". This version is a thành viên of the Inner Circle Club.
    • Shaw will return in X-Men '97.[54]
  • Sebastian Shaw appears in Wolverine and the X-Men, voiced by Graham McTavish. This version is a thành viên of the Hellfire Club.


Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class

Sebastian Shaw appears in X-Men: First Class, portrayed by Kevin Bacon. This version possesses the additional ability đồ sộ utilize kinetic energy as sustenance, maintain his youth and life, and fire energy blasts. Additionally, he is fluent in English, German, French, and Russian and previously operated as Nazi scientist Dr. Klaus Schmidt during World War II, during which he attempted đồ sộ experiment on a young Erik Lehnsherr đồ sộ tease out his mutant abilities. Sometime after the war, Shaw went on đồ sộ acquire a helmet from the Soviet Union capable of blocking telepaths' powers and became the leader of the Hellfire Club in the hopes of exploiting the Cuban Missile Crisis đồ sộ incite World War III in a Darwinian plot đồ sộ accelerate the emergence of mutants. Ultimately, he is foiled by Moira MacTaggert's Division X and killed by Lehnsherr, who takes the helmet for himself and unites the Hellfire Club's remnants under his leadership.

Video games[edit]

  • Sebastian Shaw appears as the final quấn of X-Men.
  • Sebastian Shaw appears in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, voiced by Alan Shearman.
  • Sebastian Shaw's company Systemized Cybernetics Lab appears in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This version of the company funded Bolivar Trask's Sentinel program.
  • Sebastian Shaw appears as a quấn in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.


  • Sebastian Shaw appears in "The Legacy Quest" novel trilogy, written by Steve Lyons. He forms a reluctant alliance with the X-Men đồ sộ face various menaces while waiting for an opportunity đồ sộ seize control of a possible cure for the Legacy Virus.
  • Hiram Shaw appears in the Marvel's Midnight Suns prequel short "Salem Sisters" as a sorcerer who tried đồ sộ harness the Darkhold's power đồ sộ conquer the world. Lilith and the Caretaker fought him for years until the latter sealed him within a church while the former took the Darkhold for herself.


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