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The character has changed over the years, but the original Claremont version wasn't going after kids and wasn't that much of a mad scientist. In some stories, he has been shown to be more rational and not so evil. It depends on the writer, but he's not usually doing anything to kids.

Claremont's original Sinister had zero morals or ethics at all. He was pretty much a monster with a brain. Claremont wanted him to be a child's spite fantasy come to life. He was the sort that would waste vast numbers of women, children, and probably animals for no good reason at all. This is how we got the Mutant Massacre. The first deaths of the Massacre were ALL children (Annalee's kids, and even Tommy and her unnamed peers, before that). Even after the Dark Beast retcon, there's still no good reason for the Massacre.

Still, he was pretty much a cipher until Inferno (which was still during Claremont's original era). Here is where he becomes the mad scientist (before this, we'd seen him with vast technology, but nothing concrete). And he's still completely and utterly callous, especially when it comes to kids. This is when we learned he was running an orphanage for years (decades? generations?) before Scott showed up. Then once Scott showed up, he was doing his mad scientist stuff on him. Jean's niece and nephew ended up there too.

During the Further Adv. of Cyke & Phoenix, we meet him in the Victorian Age and see his origin. Before the couple even showed up he had captured that Daniel kid to experiment upon, because even before Apocalypse twisted him, he was completely without ethics. And this is where he sorta names himself, fully accepting his sinister bent (after his wife calls him "sinister"). Retcon or not, this completely fit what we'd already known about the guy.

Later, in Gambit and X-Men Forever, we are introduced to his vast complexes of captured children. How many newborns did he steal from Amanda Mueller? Still, nothing really shocking for him. It's what he does.

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