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    Ultimaton

    Character » Ultimaton appears in 123 issues.

    Ultimaton aka. Weapon XV is a Human-Sentinel hybrid created by the Weapon Plus program. He was cloned or ressurrected by Fantomex in order to monitor the World facility however upon Fantomex's death he reverted to his original programming and personality.

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    Origin

    Ultimaton is the latest living weapon created by Weapon Plus, the anti-mutant supersoldier program that created Captain America, Wolverine and Fantomex, and was designated by his creators as Weapon XV. Like Fantomex (Weapon XIII) and Huntsman, Ultimaton was born and was artificially "evolved" in The World, a man-made environment designed to create super-soldiers using Sentinel technology. Due to the time manipulation capabilities of the World facilities, Ultimaton was several generations more advanced than the preceding living weapons. Ultimaton was created to be the powerhouse of the Super-Sentinels, a team of mutant hunters conceived by John Sublime as a publicity stunt to make the extermination of mutants acceptable to the public. Fantomex and Huntsman were intended to be his teammates, but Huntsman had been destroyed and Fantomex had gone rogue.

    Creation

    Ultimation was created by Grant Morrison and Chris Bachalo and first appeared in New X-Men issue 143 (2003).

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    Into the Real World

    Ultimaton was released from the World when the facilities were attacked by agents of Advanced Idea Mechanics, who wanted to recoup the technology Weapon Plus had stolen from them. Ultimaton wiped out the attackers and later fought Wolverine, Fantomex and Cyclops and escaped to the Super-Sentinels orbiting base, constructed in a remnant of Asteroid M. At this point, Ultimaton had begun to wonder about his purpose in life, questioning his fate of being a mutant-hunting killing machine. Fantomex, Wolverine and Cyclops followed Ultimaton to the space station, where Fantomex and Cyclops fought Weapon Plus agents. Wolverine denied Ultimaton's claims that he could have been a painter before destroying the space station. In The New X-men #148, Wolverine later tells Jean about how he finished off Ultimaton right after the explosion, while it was contemplating the purpose of its own existence, and wasn't paying attention.

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