Apocalypse' Possible True Purpose of Infecting Nathan Summers?!
Okay Apocalypse was awakened when Nathan Summers was born to Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor. The child manifested his powers even in infancy. But what practically confused me is that why didn't he just kill Nathan immediately? He could have done so with the power drainer but nope, he simply chose to infect the infant with the T-O Virus. It was destroying the infant cell by cell or so we thought... which the virus can convert anyone into a machine-like lifeform or two, it was all part of a grand scheme.
So why do I think it's part of a grand scheme? Apocalypse went into hibernation many times because he wanted to weed out the weak from the strong. Again, why not just destroy Nathan Summers? I would find it that if Nathan could survive the infection, he would truly be worthy right? During the time Nathan was taken into the future, remember the virus wasn't cured. He miraculously survived and if he didn't have that immense psionic power, he could not survive. It was probably part of Apocalypse' scheme to check whether or not the child was fit enough for whatever plans he had for the latter.
So my thought on this theory? Remember Apocalypse was awakened by the birth of Nathan Summers. The child already had manifested powers since infancy. Most mutants DO NOT manifest powers in infancy but Nathan did. Considering Nathan was born of the similar genes of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey's clone produced when Mr. Sinister failed to get Jean Grey), the power may have even increased further.