Blake would be vacationing in Norway when Apocalypse would successfully take over America. These events would prevent him from ever finding the hammer Mjolnir like on Earth-616. Finding himself in the jungles of Africa, Blake would come across exchange student Gwen Stacy and nurse her back to health. Unable to return to the United States they would instead participate in the relief efforts in famine ravaged Africa[1].

Their relief work would be terrorized by the Marauders, wealthy soldiers of fortune that would do anything for any price. They would be eliminated by Tony Stark who had come seeking Donald Blake to get his medical expertise in England. Stacy would accompany Don, not fully trusting Stark in his intentions. Blake would be asked to examine human beings altered into cyborgs by the "Lost Horseman of Apocalypse", Mikhail Rasputin who would come offering this as a final means of humanity advancing to a level on par with mutants[2].

This however was all a trick on Mikhail's part, who was only seeking to convert humans into obedient cyborg slaves and would capture Blake and his entourage. Expecting a double cross, the Human High Council would rig Stark's pacemaker to short circuit the systems aboard Mikhail's ship, freeing Blake and the others. Seeing that Stark was undergoing cardiac arrest, Blake would inject adrenaline directly into his heart saving his life. While the others would sabotage the ship, Blake and Victor von Doom would go to confront Mikhail who was about to order his Stryfe Force to assassinate the Human High Council. With the cyborgs incapacitated by von Doom, Blake would attempt to revive one of them but to no avail.

Confronted with Mikhail alone, Blake would make the ultimate sacrifice: Despite being a man with a crippled leg, Blake would be able to impale Mikhail with his walking stick and force them both out of the clock tower of Big Ben, sending both plunging to their deaths[1].




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