History ComicBook / UltimateXMen

8th Jan '17 1:38:41 PM nombretomado
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** Ultimate Nick Fury was introduced by Creator/MarkMillar in this series, and he's African-American [[OlderThanTheyThink but]] [[TheUltimates doesn't look like]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson]] yet.

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** Ultimate Nick Fury was introduced by Creator/MarkMillar in this series, and he's African-American [[OlderThanTheyThink but]] [[TheUltimates [[ComicBook/TheUltimates doesn't look like]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson]] yet.



* VillainousIncest: The Fenris twins are about as subtle about it as Creator/JephLoeb is about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in TheUltimates.

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* VillainousIncest: The Fenris twins are about as subtle about it as Creator/JephLoeb is about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in TheUltimates.ComicBook/TheUltimates.
23rd Nov '16 3:33:03 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Magneto is irreparably evil in this version, and very difficult to thwart. [[spoiler:Ultimatum reveals that he was being manipulated by Victor Von Doom.]]

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** Magneto is irreparably evil in this version, and very difficult to thwart. [[spoiler:Ultimatum reveals that he was being manipulated by Victor Von Doctor Doom.]]
14th Sep '16 3:02:19 PM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptationalBadass: [[spoiler: Moira [=MacTaggert=] gains the ability of a supersonic scream, in the mainsteam universe, she is just a normal human.]]



** Moira [=MacTaggert=] gains the ability of a supersonic scream, in the mainsteam universe, she is just a normal human.
29th Jul '16 2:23:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* GroinAttack: A particularly vicious one during the Weapon X arc, when Sabretooth and Wolverine are fighting. Sabretooth is holding Wolverine's head under water ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy realizing that even if Wolverine heals from drowning, he'll still have suffered brain damage]]), but Wolverine's fist is very strategically placed. The ensuing ''snikt'' accompanies a great reaction shot from Sabretooth... right before Wolverine tackles him off a waterfall.

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* GroinAttack: A particularly vicious one during the Weapon X arc, when Sabretooth and Wolverine are fighting. Sabretooth is holding Wolverine's head under water ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy realizing (realizing that even if Wolverine heals from drowning, he'll still have suffered brain damage]]), damage), but Wolverine's fist is very strategically placed. The ensuing ''snikt'' accompanies a great reaction shot from Sabretooth... right before Wolverine tackles him off a waterfall.
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.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim

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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.
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** 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.
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