Absorbing the Kree Alpha and Omega Stones, small-time burglar Basil Elks was transformed into a powerful new being. With his newfound abilities, the cunning and sadistic Basilisk has caused carnage across the globe as a member of HYDRA's Serpent Squad
Powers and Abilities
- Optic Energy Beams: The Basilisk's major power was the bodily generator of microwave-related energy, which he could emit at will through his eyes. He could thus create a force beam that heated up an intense vortex of air beneath him. This force beam was capable of exerting a force of 1,500 pounds per square inch. This energy was sufficient to lift him into the air simply by training it on the ground. The Basilisk was able to propel himself a maximum of 400 feet into the air with a single force blast. At first, a continuous force blast was necessary to keep him aloft.
- Peak Human Strength: The Basilisk's physical strength was enhanced to the peak of human conditioning. While he wasn't superhuman, he was as physically strong as an ordinary human can be and could lift approximately 800 lbs.
- Superhuman Stamina: The Basilisk's enhanced musculature generated less fatigue toxins than the musculature of an ordinary human. He could exert himself physically at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue affected him.
- Superhuman Durability: The tissues of the Basilisk's body, particularly his lizard-like skin, was harder and more resistant to physical injury than an ordinary human. His body was durable enough to allow him to wade through lava, which he enjoyed doing often, without sustaining any physical injury.
- Enhanced intelligence