Marvel Universe

With the assistance of a time-tossed Nimrod, Reverend William Stryker predicted the Decimation and prepared an army of anti-mutant priests and soldiers to fight for him as the Purifiers. His chosen successor, Matthew Risman, continued to lead the Purifiers for a time until he arranged for the resurrection of Bastion. Bastion forced Risman aside, taking full control of the Purifiers and using the techno-organic virus to resurrect anti-mutant advocates from the past. This council acted as extensions of Bastion's will, putting groups such as the Friends of Humanity, Sapien League, the Right, and the Mutant Response Division under the control of the Purifiers as well.