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Conner Sims (Earth-616)

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Quote1 I've never seen anyone so--so powerful. Quote2
-- The Sentry src

Early Life

Conner Sims was a veteran of the Korean War, a member of the US Marine Corps along with his best friend, Adam Brashear. Conner and Adam were more like brothers than friends, they were each others' godparent for their children, and Conner fought bigots that mistreated Adam. They later became the project lead on a scientific attempt to harness anti-matter through the creation of a "Negative Reactor" which created a bridge between the Negative Zone and the positive matter universe.

This reactor would then allow for an almost unlimited source of clean energy by allowing devices to tap the energy generated by a stable event horizon balanced between these positive and negative universes. Due to the unexpected explosion of the reactor, both Brashear and Sims were subjected to mutagenic radiation generated by the then unstable event horizon. While Sims' body disassembled into energy, Brashear became a stable "antimatter reactor" and developed a set of superhuman abilities Conner became an unstable source of anti-matter, and this instability made it impossible for him to remain within the realm of existence for long. During that time in the realm, he learned his brother was killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan while working undercover for the FBI.[1] The combination of his powers, losing his brother and seeing his friend Adam being discriminated against caused Conner's mind to fracture and eventually snap, resolving to destroy the people who perpetuated the racist standards of his time.

On June 4th, 1962, was the date of the beginning of the end of the Blue Marvel's superhero career at the hands of Anti-Man. The brutal battle revealed Adam's true colors literally. Anti-Man had inadvertently caused portions of the Blue Marvel's suit to be torn away, revealing his dark skin. That June battle claimed Blue Marvel's career and had ended Conner's life or so Adam and the rest of the world thought. [2]


Anti-Man returned with the same intentions as before but now his powers had grown exponentially. He single-handedly defeated the Mighty Avengers whom consisted of Iron Man, Sentry, Wasp, Wonder Man, Ares and Hank Pym. Luckily for the Avengers, Conner was unable to stay long, but after his disappearance the Avengers began their search for the Blue Marvel.[3]

After researching, convincing, planning and waiting, the Blue Marvel and Mighty Avengers were ready for Anti-Man's inevitable return. Prior to his return, anti-matter storms began to appear across the world, destroying cities and killing many civilians. Anti-Man finally returned attempting once again cleanse the world. He believed the world had forced him to judge because he did not think his ideal world of equality was possible. Instead of giving the world Heaven, Conner decided to give them Hell. Mr. Fantastic and Iron Man were armed with weapons designed to affect Anti-Man's unstable molecular structure but they and the others only seemed to slow him down. The battle took a dramatic turn when Adam arrived on scene.[1]

Adam commanded his allies to certain tasks to help him create a cyclone in order to generate a particle accelerator to dispel Conner. Anti-Man, now at a more equal level with Adam, took the fight to the the sky so Adam could sync powers with Conner to finally defeat him. Their battle continued to escalate and Adam revealed how he pitied Conner. Blue Marvel forgave his former friend, and proceeded to release him, seemingly killing him for good.[4]

Ultimate Reveal

Though thought to have been dissipated indefinitely, Conner Sims reformed in an outer dimension called the Exo-Space, which existed outside of reality. When the Ultimates were making a visit there, they encountered the Ani-Man, to Blue Marvel's surprise.[5]

Blue Marvel initially decided to kill the Ani-Man, claiming that he was too dangerous and powerful, though he also appeared to wish to kill him in revenge for the lives he took. Adam was convinced to stop by his son Kevin, another inhabitant of the Exo-Space. Instead, Adam brought Conner back to his ship, and set out to fix him.[6]


Anti-Matter Energy Absorption: Like the Blue Marvel, Conner's powers are derived from the energy released caused by anti-matter but unlike Brashear, Conner's power most likely derives his abilities from a grounds outside of reality called The Neutral Zone.

Anti-matter is the same as normal matter except that the sub-atomic particles are the opposite charge therefore, anti-matter and normal matter cannot coexist without exploding. An accident at a lab caused Mr. Sims to be the second human anti-matter generator and reactor. However his matter anti-matter coherence is unstable, constantly causing him to fade in and out between earth space and neutral space resulting in his mental instability. Nonetheless the processes where he gained his abilities renders his form unaffected by anti-matter.

Superhuman Strength: Having enough raw physical might to do battle with an entire team of Avengers and decimate the entire roster during their first encounter with him.[2] His physical strength is enough to overpower beings as physically powerful as Sentry, Ares, Wonder Man, She-Hulk and the Blue Marvel himself.[2]

Nigh Invulnerability: He is capable of withstanding blows from a large collection of top-tier strength superhumans made up of Ms. Marvel, Ares, Iron Man, Wonder Man, She-Hulk and Sentry unharmed.[2]

Flight: Anti-Man can fly through the manipulation of gravitons, manipulation of magnetic fields, control of his absolute molecular movement, and utilizing his superhuman speed. Anti-Man can fly far beyond supersonic speeds. He has been seen flying into space unaided under his own power.[3]

Superhuman Stamina: Anti-Man's enhanced musculature is far more efficient than that of a human. As a result his muscles produce no fatigue toxins thereby granting him theoretically unlimited stamina.

Healing Factor:Despite his nigh invulnerability to injury, it is possible to injure Anti-Man. If injured, his body is capable of quickly repairing damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than the normal human body

Pan-Dimensional Phasing: Tumultuously caught between here and another end of reality, causing him to shift between dimensions by willing himself into existence.[3]

Matter/Anti-Matter Manipulation: As can Adam, Anti-Man is a focal point of Matter and Anti-Matter collation and as such he can generate and manipulate both aspects of natural physics at will.

  • Concussive Force: Projected a powerful enough blast of energy to knock out an entire Avengers team.
  • Energy Manipulation
  • Weather Manipulation: Could openly create torrential storms of immense destructive power made entirely out of Anti-Matter nearly wiping entire cities and countries off the map in the process
  • Energy-Matter State: Due to how his powers work or the unstable nature of his being, Conner is not a being made of flesh and bone, when in battle he was revealed to be a flaring mass of sentient Anti-Matter energy.

Possible Immortality: At the end of his battles with Blue Marvel and the Avengers, Conner can be found floating aimlessly within the dead space of the Neutral Zone. Still alive and well after supposedly having his unstable energy matter form dispersed into multitudinous particles by Blue Marvel.

Strength level

Class 100+ Strength


The source of his very power also made him mentally unstable, possibly up to Green Goblin-level.

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