absorb large amounts of cosmic radiation to increase his size, mass, strength, and resistance to injury, and the projection of energy as concussive force, intense heat, or sonic vibrations, biogenic link to Alex Summers
A disguised Apocalypse commissioned Sinister to graft Alex's bio-genetic material into Abdol. This increased Abdol's potential, but left him incapable of accessing it at all years later, after Alex manifested his powers. To achieve his full Monolith power, the Pharoah had to cut off Alex from his cosmic energy or absorb a massive amount of cosmic energy from an outside source. He first became the Living Monolith in X-Men (1st series) #56, and the Living Planet in Marvel Graphic Novel #17.