The Alliance of Evil is a team of superhuman mutants
who acted as operatives of the mutant, Apocalypse.
The superhuman powers of the Alliance members were heightened
by the power of another mutant, Micheal Nowlan. The Alliance
members became physically addicted to the energy Nowlan
fed them that heightened the level of their powers. Nowlan
attempted to sever his relationship with the Alliance,
but the Alliance abducted him, battling members of X-Factor
in the process. The Alliance took Nowlan to Apocalypse's
Southern California base, where the X-Factor members found
them. Apocalypse ordered Nowlan to increase the power
of the Alliance members and Nowlan at first complied.
But then Nowlan rebelled, withdrawing the energy back
into himself, causing his own death. The Alliance members
were captured by the police, although Apocalypse himself
escaped. Subsesequently, the Allience members battled
X-Factor in New York City.
First Appearance: (as a team) X-FACTOR #5