Originally Posted by HitMark
Phoenix could never find a stable host, so that's debatable. Didn't Apocalypse also have the ability to absorb other mutant's powers?
There is a lot of talk of how some mutants never realised their power potential. Perhaps Apocalypse has realised his potential to the max, placing him ahead of other mutants who haven't.
Well Phoenix isn't a mutant. And no, he couldn't absorb other powers, that was Rogue who could do that. And to be fair, a lot of Apocalypse's current power was from technology, first from Kang, then from the Celestials. As far as potential, there is something to that, but as such no single mutant has gotten that far yet.