History ComicBook / UltimateXMen

13th May '16 10:07:06 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptedOut: While Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] had feelings for each other in the classic universe, they ultimately had relationships with other people and had children with them. In combination said children, Legion (Xavier's son) and Proteus (Moira's son) into the Ultimate version of Proteus, this resulted in writing out Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father).

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* AdaptedOut: While Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] had feelings for each other in the classic universe, they ultimately had relationships with other people and had children with them. In combination combining said children, Legion (Xavier's son) and Proteus (Moira's son) into the Ultimate version of Proteus, this resulted in writing out Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father).
12th Mar '16 3:32:29 PM Scorntex
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** Lilandra is a human, with the Shi'ar being a Phoenix-worshipping religion.



* BaitAndSwitch: The middle of the battle of Apocalypse is interrupted by the arrival of two people in armour, which look ''suspiciously'' like that of Onslaught and Stryfe. They're actually Professor X and Cable in disguise.



** Pietro/Quicksilver is becoming this in ''Ultimate X'', with the support of Mystique and Sabertooth.

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** Pietro/Quicksilver is becoming becomes this in as of ''Ultimate X'', with the support of Mystique and Sabertooth.Sabertooth. [[spoiler:Though he's being manipulated by the Scarlet Witch, who turns out to be a hallucination apparently caused by Apocalypse.]]



* DissonantSerenity: Moira [=MacTaggert=], examining Wolverine after he's been run over by a truck, just calmly remarks that it looks like an autopsy in reverse.

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* DissonantSerenity: Moira [=MacTaggert=], examining Wolverine after he's been run over by a truck, just calmly remarks that it looks like an autopsy in reverse. Justified in that she has a history dealing with unsettling sights.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Stacy X is the leader of a minority group and calls them to fight them and drop their human names. Charles Xavier ([[NotSoDifferent And Magneto]]) also make codenames up to replace "Human names". The fact Mutants are rounded up in camps.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Stacy X is the leader of a minority group and calls them to fight them and drop their human names. names.
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Charles Xavier ([[NotSoDifferent And Magneto]]) also make codenames up to replace "Human names". names".
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The fact Mutants are rounded up in camps.
* DroppedABridgeOnHimDroppedABridgeOnHim:
** In the Proteus arc, Psylocke is working alongside S.T.R.I.K.E. agent Dai Thomas, who disappears after a while. Just before the final battle Proteus offhandedly confirms he killed him.



** [[spoiler:Magneto]]

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** [[spoiler:Magneto]][[spoiler:Magneto's death in the first arc turns out to be this. Xavier orchestrated it to try and redeem him.]]



** [[spoiler:Xavier!]]



* [[spoiler:GenerationXerox: Jimmy and Teddy are both the biological sons of the characters they replace.]]

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* [[spoiler:GenerationXerox: Jimmy GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:Jimmy and Teddy are both the biological sons of the characters they replace.]]



* GodzillaThreshold: Apocalypse's arrival, the devestation it unleashes and Xavier being attacked by Apocalypse is enough for Jean to finally [[spoiler:let the Phoenix loose.]]



** Before them, Wolverine.

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** Before them, Wolverine. Wolverine (though in his case, it's all but outright said to be HeelFaceBrainwashing.)



* HowDidYouKnowIDidnt: In a confrontation with the Russian mob, Cyclops is held at gunpoint. He fires a beam at Colossus' forehead, which ricochets off and knocks the mobster out. When Piotr asks how he knew that would work, Scott instantly changes the subject.



** And again with Jimmy, when he goes looking for Jean Grey. He finds her apartment, and rather than wait outside for her, decides the best thing to do... is lurk in her bathroom.



* KillEmAll: Of all the Ultimate titles, ''X-Men'' got hit the hardest in ''Ultimatum''. The casualty list -- which includes [[spoiler:Xavier, Cyclops, Beast, Nightcrawler, Wolverine]] -- is probably longer than the list of surviving mutants.

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* KillEmAll: Of all the Ultimate titles, ''X-Men'' got hit the hardest in ''Ultimatum''. The casualty list -- which includes [[spoiler:Xavier, Cyclops, Beast, Nightcrawler, Wolverine]] -- is probably longer than the list of surviving mutants.



** When talking about Sinister murdering four mutants in one night, Angel says it's been declared a "Mutant Massacre", a major Sinister-related storyline back from the 80s.



* RealAllAlong: The "Sinister" arc has Nathaniel Essex speaking to a "Lord Apocalypse", who commands him to kill select individuals. When Storm and Wolverine investigate his apartment, they find a crude dummy, which they assume Essex had been talking to. [[spoiler:Then, after he's arrested, Essex is visited in his cell by a very real Apocalypse.]]

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* RealAllAlong: RealAfterAll: The "Sinister" arc has Nathaniel Essex speaking to a "Lord Apocalypse", who commands him to kill select individuals. When Storm and Wolverine investigate his apartment, they find a crude dummy, which they assume Essex had been talking to. [[spoiler:Then, after he's arrested, Essex is visited in his cell by a very real Apocalypse.]]


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* ISeeThemToo: The final issue of Spencer's run has Sinister visiting Alex in a mental institution, while Alex sees a hallucination of Scott. [[spoiler:And then Sinister responds to something Scott says.]]
5th Mar '16 8:29:49 AM Scorntex
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* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:Phoenix, after she destroys Apocalypse.]]

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* TenMinuteRetirement: TenMinuteRetirement:
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[[spoiler:Phoenix, after she destroys Apocalypse.]]



** Magneto is outright genocidal, as opposed to the occasionally-noble Magneto of Earth-616.

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** Magneto is outright genocidal, as opposed to the occasionally-noble mostly-noble Magneto of Earth-616.Earth-616. Likewise, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are willing members of the Brotherhood, as opposed to being forcibly recruited (though they do turn on Magneto, and Xavier "nudges" them into better behaviour before they join the Ultimates).



** Jimmy Hudson goes off with a strange woman he's never met because she jokingly offered him candy.



* IncestIsRelative: The Fenris twins are a nigh-identical brother and sister who are speculated to be... much closer than simple hand-holding. After being attacked by Rogue, Adreas flips out and declares that only Adrea can touch him.



* ISeeDeadPeople
** Quicksilver sees his sister Wanda, [[spoiler:and his father]].
** Post ''Ultimatum'', Rogue [[spoiler:sees Xavier]].
** [[spoiler:Alex sees Scott]].



** Cyclops defects to the Brotherhood and takes part in the bombings of the British Parliament and {{MI6}}.

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** Cyclops defects to the Brotherhood and takes part in the bombings of the British Parliament and {{MI6}}.{{MI6}} (though in the interest of fairness, the Brotherhood lied to him and said they'd wait until everyone had been evacuated).



** [[spoiler:Bishop]]

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** [[spoiler:Bishop]][[spoiler:Bishop turns out to be working with Cable.]]



* RealAllAlong: The "Sinister" arc has Nathaniel Essex speaking to a "Lord Apocalypse", who commands him to kill select individuals. When Storm and Wolverine investigate his apartment, they find a crude dummy, which they assume Essex had been talking to. [[spoiler:Then, after he's arrested, Essex is visited in his cell by a very real Apocalypse.]]



* SnapBack: The end of the Apocalypse arc has Phoenix leaving the planet. The next issue Jean's back in the book, and we only get a HandWave we don't want to hear the story as to ''why'' she's back.

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* SnapBack: The end of the Apocalypse arc has Phoenix leaving the planet. The next issue Jean's back in the book, and we only get a HandWave we don't want to hear the story as to ''why'' she's back. A few issues later, we do get an explanation: A Silver Surfer told her to go back to Earth, because her actions were causing galactic chaos.



* TakeUpMySword: Although Jean does not seem to want to do this for Xavier and the X-Men, [[spoiler:it seems like she will do so, as Quicksilver is apparently starting a new [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Mutants]], and has at least successfully recruited Theodore, Liz's brother.]]

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* TakeUpMySword: Although In Ultimate X, although Jean does not seem to want to do this for Xavier and the X-Men, [[spoiler:it seems like she will [[spoiler:she is forced to do so, as Quicksilver is apparently is starting a new [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Mutants]], and has at least successfully recruited Theodore, Liz's brother.Mutants]].]]


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* AdaptationalVillainy: The commander of the camp Storm and Colossus are put in is John Walker, who in regular Marvel is the U.S. Agent.


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* ISeeDeadPeople: A recurring theme of Nick Spencer's run. People start seeing loved ones talking to them, and suggesting things for them to do.
** Quicksilver sees his sister Wanda, [[spoiler:and his father]].
** Rogue [[spoiler:sees Xavier]].
** [[spoiler:Alex sees Scott]].
3rd Mar '16 11:21:57 AM tetsuzan
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* HiddenInPlainSight: SEAR hid their genetics lab in the middle of the capital square
3rd Mar '16 11:20:25 AM tetsuzan
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* MoralMyopia: Jean has no problem destroying the Sentient Seed which she is fully aware is alive but she breaks down crying when Storm destroys the drones she sent to subdue everyone in Utopia to the point of calling her a murderer.


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* NeverMyFault: Jean attempted to destroy the sentient jungle of Utopia with a deadly herbicide, and then attacked them with killer drones. However she blames Kitty for starting the war between Utopia and Tian for destroying those drones.


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* PsychoSerum: Given the actions of the characters in this series both hero and villain (see KarmaHoudini) the revelation that the mutant gene was the caused by a super soldier program makes it come across more as this.


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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In order to stop The City the presidents used the full armament of the USís nuclear weapons
12th Nov '15 1:37:31 PM Lionheart0
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* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Wolverine's classic NinetiesAntiHero characterization gets put through the ringer during the first half of the series. The comic goes out of the way showing the type of effect that having a WildCard like Wolverine would have on the team. He's tempermental, untrustworthy, and tries to sort his alpha dominance on his teammates. It reaches the point where he outright tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse outright murder Cyclops.]] Over time however, this take on the character ended up disappearing.
7th Oct '15 4:14:16 PM StFan
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'''''Ultimate X-Men''''' is a reboot of the ''Franchise/XMen'' franchise in the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' line of comics, it can be seen as one of the most radical reimaginings, with [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Character Interpretations]] of the mainstream 616 characters being taken as canon while other characters are given completely different backstories and characterizations. It was far less popular than its sister series ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', due to a constant rotation of artists and writers, churning out [[BloodierAndGorier ultra-violent]] storylines that went from good, to bad, to just plain weird. It was eventually canceled after a few bad story lines that culminated in the universally reviled ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' event.

The series lasted for 100 issues, from February, 2001 to April, 2009. After ''Ultimatum'', the series was replaced with ''Ultimate X'', where mutants that survived the tragedy were scattered, hunted, and leaderless. This new series only lasted 5 issues, from April, 2010 to August, 2011. However, after ''The Death of Spider-Man'' the series was relaunched as Ultimate Comics: X-Men with the mutants starting to band together again after the events of Ultimate Origins revealed the secret origin of the mutant species. The new series was written by Nick Spencer (MorningGlories), dealing with the fallout of this origin being revealed to the public along with the events of the Ultimate Hawkeye series. After issue 13, Brian Wood (ComicBook/{{DMZ}}) took over writing duties on the title, until the series' cancellation.

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'''''Ultimate X-Men''''' ''Ultimate X-Men'' is a reboot of the ''Franchise/XMen'' franchise in the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' line of comics, it can be seen as one of the most radical reimaginings, with [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Character Interpretations]] of the mainstream 616 characters being taken as canon while other characters are given completely different backstories and characterizations. It was far less popular than its sister series ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', due to a constant rotation of artists and writers, churning out [[BloodierAndGorier ultra-violent]] storylines that went from good, to bad, to just plain weird. It was eventually canceled after a few bad story lines that culminated in the universally reviled ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' event.

The series lasted for 100 issues, from February, 2001 to April, 2009. After ''Ultimatum'', the series was replaced with ''Ultimate X'', where mutants that survived the tragedy were scattered, hunted, and leaderless. This new series only lasted 5 issues, from April, 2010 to August, 2011. However, after ''The Death of Spider-Man'' the series was relaunched as Ultimate Comics: X-Men with the mutants starting to band together again after the events of Ultimate Origins revealed the secret origin of the mutant species. The new series was written by Nick Spencer (MorningGlories), (''ComicBook/MorningGlories''), dealing with the fallout of this origin being revealed to the public along with the events of the Ultimate Hawkeye series. After issue 13, Brian Wood (ComicBook/{{DMZ}}) took over writing duties on the title, until the series' cancellation.



!!''Ultimate X-Men'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Ultimate X-Men'' provides examples of the following tropes:
!!Tropes:
1st Oct '15 9:49:13 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptationNameChange: While revealed [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan elsewhere]], Blob's first name went from "Fred" to "Franklin".

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* AdaptationNameChange: AdaptationNameChange:
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While revealed [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan elsewhere]], Blob's first name went from "Fred" to "Franklin"."Franklin".
** As Proteus in a CompositeCharacter of his classic counterpart and Legion, he retains the latter's first name of David. However, as Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=], unlike the classic Xavier and Gabrielle Haller, were married when they had him, he has Xavier's last name.
7th Sep '15 1:42:34 PM thewriter
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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange:
** Emma Frost doesn't have her psychic abilities, instead using her diamond form.
** Moira [=MacTaggert=] gains the ability of a supersonic scream, in the mainsteam universe, she is just a normal human.
** Colossus's real mutant power in this universe is just having metallic skin, he naturally lacks the strength to move in it and needed the FantasticDrug banshee in order to boost his mutation.
5th Sep '15 8:52:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptedOut: While Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] had feelings for each other in the classic universe, they ultimately had relationships with other people and had children with them. In combination said children, Legion (Xavier's son) and Proteus (Moira's son) into the Ultimate version of Proteus, this resulted in writing out Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father)
* AscendedFanBoy / HeroicWannabe: Pyro

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* AdaptedOut: While Professor Xavier and Moira [=MacTaggert=] had feelings for each other in the classic universe, they ultimately had relationships with other people and had children with them. In combination said children, Legion (Xavier's son) and Proteus (Moira's son) into the Ultimate version of Proteus, this resulted in writing out Gabrielle Haller (Legion's mother) and Joseph [=MacTaggert=] (Proteus's father)
father).
* AscendedFanBoy / HeroicWannabe: PyroPyro.
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