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X-Factor started as an {{Comicbook/X-Men}} spinoff in the [[TheEighties 1980s]], starting specifically in early 1986. Around that time, Xavier was heading into space to be with his love Lilandra, who just happened to be the Empress of the galactic Shi'ar Empire. They and the X-Men were on pretty good terms, particularly after they saved both the Empire and the Universe from the previous Shi'ar Emperor.

''And'', in addition to all that, it just so happened that {{Magneto}} was recently [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor trying to turn a new leaf.]] Oh, and it ''also'' just so happened... that Jean Grey had not died a few years before. And ''finally'', Beast, Angel, and Iceman had recently joined a a [[{{Retool}} brand spankin' new version]] of ComicBook/TheDefenders. This didn't last long, and it ended with everyone except for the aforementioned 3 being killed off. [[UnexplainedRecovery Don't worry, they]] [[DeathisCheap got better]]. So now, those three characters were free game for ''other'' projects.

So... here's what all of this resulted in; Charles Xavier decided to go into space to be with Lilandra, and put the recently reformed Magneto in charge, in his stead. However, Cyclops had a problem with that, what with, you know... Magneto previously being the X-Men's deadly {{Archenemy}} and all. So, Cyclops reunited with Iceman, Angel, The Beast, and Jean Grey (notice it's the original X-Men lineup), after learning of how she was now alive again. The group dedicated themselves to continuing Charles Xavier's dream.

...And if you want even ''more'' details, just go to TheOtherWiki.

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After they rejoined the expanded team of X-Men, the title shifted to a new, government-sanctioned team of mutants, most notable turning for CListFodder like Jamie Madrox into [[AscendedExtra ascended extras]]. That series was cancelled in 1998, and seven years later Marvel launched a new series with Madrox as the lead character of a new X-Factor series, where most of the old team and some new members become private investigators.

Technically, there have been three ''X-Factor'' series so far: one about the mutant superhero team, which started in 1986; a mostly unrelated series about FBI agents in the same universe, and one about the mutant detective team, which started in 2006. However, after Creator/PeterDavid took over the original series, the roster and style of the series was so different from what came before it that it was basically a separate series. So this page refers to three separate ''X-Factor'' series, meaning the original, starring the five original X-Men as mutants ''pretending'' to be CapeBusters; the second era of that same title, which began with PAD taking over and continued with several other writers, starring CListFodder as mutants openly working for the government; and the new series, also written by PAD but with an adversarial relationship with the government and more FilmNoir elements than most superhero comics. (And then the new series resumed the numbering of the old series, meaning that the series is considered to go 1-70 (original X-Men), 71-149 (government team), 1-50 (detectives), then 200-the present (still detectives).) The series concluded in late 2013.

In January 2014, Marvel launched ''All New X-Factor''. They're a corporate superteam now, with Polaris as their leader. Gambit and Quicksilver joined in the first issue. Their bankroller is Harrison Snow of Serval Industries.

Has nothing to do with the [[Series/TheXFactor reality series]].
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!!The first series contains examples of:

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[[caption-width-right:250:Same old X-Men, fresh new flavor.]]

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wolfsbane when she was a member. It should be noted that, while Beast was also one of the founding members, he is more of a BeastMan than an ATS since he doesn't take after one particular animal or another.
* BatFamilyCrossover - ''Inferno'', ''The Xtinction Agenda'', and ''The Muir Island Saga'', the last of which led directly to the major lineup changes.
* BigBad - Apocalypse.
* {{Brainwashed}} - Even though Warren had willingly agreed to serve Apocalypse in exchange for new wings (bear in mind he was [[DrivenToSuicide borderline suicidal at the time]], and everyone thought he ''was'' dead), Apocalypse still programmed him to be loyal. It wasn't thorough enough, though, and Warren rejoined X-Factor.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy - Havok during part of the 'Inferno' storyline.
* CapeBusters - When they first started using the name X-Factor, the team pretended to be normal humans who captured mutants as an excuse to recruit young mutants to train.
* TheChessmaster - Cameron Hodge
* CloningBlues - Jean learns to deal with two beings copying her body. Madelyne, meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation couldn't cope with the revelation]] of ''being'' a clone.
* EvilCostumeSwitch - Havok when he becomes the Goblin Prince to Madelyne Pryor (although the switch in question is really just his old suit reduced [[ShirtlessScene to tatters]] to match Madelyne's [[MsFanservice skimpy outfit]]).
** Angel, as Death of the Four Horsemen (he kept his costume after returning to X-Factor and becoming Archangel); Caliban, as a willing servant of Apocalypse.
* FaceHeelTurn: Angel (see {{Brainwashed}} above); Caliban (willingly); Madelyne Pryor (see CloningBlues); Havok (see BrainwashedAndCrazy). Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]].
** Havok ''again'', during ''[[BatFamilyCrossover The Xtinction Agenda]]''; this time convinced he was a Genoshan hunter. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor He got better, again.]]
* FiveManBand
* {{Flashback}} - A really clumsy one in the first issue, with an even clumsier justification for it.
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers - Nanny and Orphan-Maker
* LosingYourHead - Memo to Cameron Hodge: don't kill the girlfriend of the guy with brand-new razor-sharp wings after you've already betrayed his team and ruined his life. Though, to Hodge's credit, [[DealWithTheDevil he did plan]] [[IncrediblyLamePun ahead]]...
* TheLittleBlackDress - Jean wears one in the first issue, and in the three issue arc where she buys her fur coat.
* TheMenInBlack - The team's cover story at first was as an organization like this.
* PrettyInMink - Jean wears a white fur coat in issue #53, and some background ladies would occasionally wear fur.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether - Jean gets the original team together to find a way to help mutants again (unfortunately Cameron Hodge takes advantage of that, among other things).
* RedHeadedHero - Jean of course
* RetCon - How Jean was brought back. But unlike ''{{Dallas}}'', this didn't actually contradict any of the past events in the stories (although the later rehash "Endsong" would contradict events from the "Dark Phoenix Saga").
* SpinOff
* SnowballFight - #53: [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]].
* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]] - Issue #53.

!!The second series contains examples of:

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[[caption-width-right:250:Welcome to the Nineties...]]

* AscendedExtra - On the second team, Multiple Man and especially Strong Guy, who had little personality and neither a codename nor a ''last name'' before joining.
* BatFamilyCrossover - Often lampshaded, as the cast usually doesn't fit in with the {{Comicbook/X-Men}}'s tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim X-Cutioner's Song crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me."
** During the Phalanx Covenant crossover Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.
* CatchPhrase - the initial government lineup tended to say "cripes" a lot. Then there's Strong Guy's made-up insult, "blork", his politically correct term for mutants "geecees" (short for "genetically challenged"), frequently threatening "I'll defenestrate 'em" when a villain does something [[KickTheDog offensive]], and several instances where someone responds to "nobody move!" with, "mind if I scratch my nose?"
* DeadlyRotaryFan - Rick Chalker attempts to use [[{{Cyborg}} rotors grafted in place of his hands]] as weapons, extremely incompetently.
* DeadpanSnarker - ''everyone'' on the initial government lineup cracks wise, and ''three'' characters served as Designated Joker: Madrox, Strong Guy and {{Quicksilver}}. When their government liaison is unexpectedly teleported in, Strong Guy quips, "oh, good, the comic relief is here."
* FunPersonified - Madrox got a little more serious after discovering his duplicates are alive, and Strong Guy got a little DarkerAndEdgier after revealing a DarkAndTroubledPast and suffering a massive heart attack, but both of them actually ''cope'' with their pain through humor.
* GeniusBruiser: Strong Guy was a nerdy, grade A-student at junior high.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - more of a reference really, but one issue revealed that the team's government liaison, Val Cooper, really envied her brother the FBI agent, who gets really cool cases:
--> Cooper: ...like one time, they found this girl. [[TwinPeaks she was dead,]] [[MemeticMutation wrapped in plastic...]]
* MesACrowd - Madrox's mutant power
* MundaneUtility - Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and the above super-babysitting example. Quicksilver is shown reading books at super-speed, and everyone takes a crack at prying a stubborn lid off a jar of mayo, but even Polaris's magnetic powers and Havok's plasma blasts are useless.
* PrettyInMink - Lorna wore a fur-trimmed coat or two.
* PunchClockVillain - Random, a bounty hunter, is wreaking havoc in downtown Washington, D.C. because he's chasing a bounty. X-Factor arrives and defeats him, by paying him *more* than the bounty was worth.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The 3 Chalker brothers' individual attempts to avenge each other's deaths as well as their combined vendetta once they were resurrected by a demon.
* ShoutOut: This book was written by Creator/PeterDavid. In the early nineties. [[SignatureStyle An abundance of pop cultural references were inevitable]]. See right below for one of many examples:
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike - Valerie Cooper, X-Factor's human government liaison, is buried in a ton of paperwork. [[BlackAdder Baldrick]], her assistant says to deal with the paperwork, [[ShoutOut "I have a cunning plan."]] After Valerie goes on about how Balrick wouldn't know a cunning plan if it bit him in the arse says, "You don't supposed they'd know it if we burned it all." Baldrick admits this was his cunning plan.
** "You ask me, I blame society."
* TonightSomeoneDies - Madrox, although [[UnexplainedRecovery he obviously got better]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway - The "power" of Vague from the aforementioned Hell's Belles was that she was ''transparent''. Not even invisible. Just transparent.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Lorna's green hair.


!!The third series contains examples of:
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[[caption-width-right:300:Re-tooled [[DorkAge Nineties]] as gritty noir.]]

* AllGaysLoveTheater: Lampshaded when Rictor refuses to watch musicals with his TV-obsessed boyfriend, Shatterstar, because he "doesn't want to be stereotypical".
* AnythingThatMoves: Shatterstar. PAD has stated he's become "sexually curious about anything with a pulse", taking a cue from Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness.
* AscendedExtra: Same as in the second series. Monet was the AlphaBitch of an X-Men spinoff series that was cancelled years before, Rictor was CListFodder who had lost his powers in a {{Crisis Crossover}}, Shatterstar is a {{Continuity Snarl}} {{NinetiesAntiHero}}, Siryn is a {{Distaff Counterpart}} of her father and Layla was a MacGuffinGirl in a CrisisCrossover. It seems like Peter David's whole plan whenever he writes series named X-Factor is to create as many examples of this trope as possible. And it is glorious.
* AscendedFanboy: Jamie Madrox keeps attempting to treat his Mutant adventures as Noir Detective novels. Usually, he fails miserably.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Layla's mutant power. [[spoiler: She can bring people back from the dead! ....unfortunately, they no longer have a soul and as such, always CameBackWrong.]]
** Shatterstar's powers would be this ANYWHERE but X-Factor, since he requires one of three teammates as a psychic anchor to teleport and both the teleporting and his 'sword energy blast things' need about as much recovery time as a [[DragonBall Super Saiyan]].
* BadassLongcoat: Madrox seems to prefer one of these. Shatterstar wore one when he first showed back up, but has since switched to a shorter jacket.
* BadassNormal: Rictor, who lost his powers in the Decimation. Creator/PeterDavid describes him as the "moody former mutant who believes he's useless and yet keeps happening to save the day."
** [[spoiler: As of Avengers: Children's Crusade #6, he officially has been repowered by the Scarlet Witch herself. Creator/PeterDavid has stated on his blog that he will not be reversing it.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Guido and Darwin.
* BeardOfSorrow: Jamie grows one, after he [[spoiler:accidentally absorbs his newborn son]].
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Monet's mind. Just...don't.
** Trying to hurt anyone who Shatterstar sees as a teammate is a ''very'' bad idea, unless you fancy having two feet of sharp metal shoved through your abdomen. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Double this]] if you're threatening his boyfriend.
** Lately, it's become a bad idea to threaten Monet whenever Darwin's around, even if she's very capable of taking care of herself.
* BettyAndVeronica: Monet and Siryn. In fact, Monet is actually called Veronica Lodge at one point.
** Shatterstar and Wolfsbane. It doesn't help that [[spoiler: Rictor thinks he's the Baby Daddy and has previously stated he believes in having a ShotgunWedding]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Darwin is normally the nice, quiet guy on the team. But when he finally gets angry? Yeah, you're pretty screwed.
* BiTheWay: Rictor.
* BodyHorror: Darwin. His powers will transform him into whatever is necessary to survive -- shoot his head off, and he'll grow a head from his torso, drop wreckage on him and he'll become an oozing mass. Also, Mutant Town was filled with plenty of examples, especially of former mutants that still had their physical deformities.
* BoldlyComing: Heroics aside, Longshot's main contributions to earth are making a LOT of women happy. Sometimes repeatedly.
* BrainyBrunette: Monet and Rictor. Madrox might also count.
* BuryYourGays: Averted. WordOfGod has explicitly stated that killing either Rictor or Shatterstar would be too obvious, and he'd rather find more [[AnythingThatMoves interesting]] ways of creating angst.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Layla's mutant power does this. Trevor Fitzroy was originally a hero and prominent member of the Summer's Rebellion before Layla was forced to raise him from the dead. The resurrection transformed him into a soulless monster who would go on to murder Bishop's sister and travel back in time to murder the Hellions.]]
** As of issue #218, [[spoiler:Guido. Again, thanks to Layla]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Pip the Troll.
* CatchPhrase / PhraseCatcher: Layla Miller. She knows stuff.
* ChivalrousPervert: Longshot.
* CivvieSpandex: Jamie Madrox.
* CListFodder: somewhere between this and AscendedExtra for almost all the team.
** Best demonstrated in ''WorldWarHulk: X-men'', where Hulk comments that the battle was becoming ridiculous as he didn't even know who the members of X-Factor ''were''.
* CreepyChild: Layla Miller [[spoiler: Not anymore though - she was stranded in the future, and returned as an adult.]]
** The team also regards [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Valeria Richards]] as quite creepy, remarking on her similarity to Layla.
* DeceptiveLegacy: A supervillain behaves heroically for the sake of his son, whose mother told him that his dad is a superhero.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Monet's skin colour. (Though this might be more of a RaceLift.)
** Also true for Darwin.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Shatterstar, teaching himself to drive in a stolen vehicle. He isn't BAD, per se, but he drives in the middle of the road and thinks the brake is "useless" because it makes them slow down. No one is surprised when he crashes several pages later. Terry's reaction causes this to double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* DumbBlonde: Longshot. Subverted with Layla.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with.
** Guido: CameBackWrong thanks to Layla. Murdered Rahne's son. Is now a lord of Hell.
** Darwin: Gone walkabout after having to evolve to survive an attack from Hela made him sort of a death god wannabe.
** Rahne: Son murdered by Guido. Has left the hero game to become a minister.
** Monet: Brought back from the dead by Guido thanks to his Hell lord powers. Having a little trouble coping with it.
** Rictor and Shatterstar: Stranded on Mojoworld, raising Shatterstar's infant father Longshot.
** Terry: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].
** Lorna: Dumped by her boyfriend. Team scattered to the four winds after the Hell war. Got drunk. Tried to shoot her brother. Bailed out of jail by Harrison Snow and became leader of the new corporate-sponsored X-Factor.
** Jamie and Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Terry), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon. They're expecting their first child.
* EnfantTerrible: Rahne's son may be one of these. Especially when he [[spoiler: [[KillerRabbit disembowels someone]] moments after being born.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Shatterstar has been the subject of extensive online debate, beaten up The Thing, kissed almost as many people as the rest of the cast put together, been featured prominently in nine different covers, made himself a very likely candidate for a limited series, and just generally stolen the spotlight both in-universe and out; all this in, what, ten issues or so? Not bad for a character who the writer refused to allow anywhere near the book for quite some time.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Longshot, and to a lesser extent Shatterstar.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Terry, with her sexy hypnosis voice.
* FieryRedhead: Terry, Rahne, and Shatterstar.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Rictor (accidentally) gets temporary use of Quicksilver's [[GreenRocks Terrigen crystals]].
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Rictor seems to exclusively date violent redheads. Terry has hooked up with both Jamie and later [[spoiler: Deadpool]].
* IHaveNoSon: Rahne's response to her son after he violently attacked her attacker after coming out of her mouth.
* InterruptedSuicide: Jamie eventually decides to kill himself [[spoiler:after absorbing his son. But just when he's about to do it, Layla returns from the future, and takes him with her.]]
* KickTheDog: At the start of Day 5 of "[[BreakingTheFellowship Breaking Points]]," Madrox explodes at Havoc over the departures of roughly half the team, eventually asking him "[[spoiler:[[{{Avengers Vs X-Men}} Isn't there a beloved teacher you should be killing?]]]]".
* LargeHam: Jamie Madrox, especially early in the series when he hasn't grown up as much. Shatterstar. Rictor, when he's undercover. In fact, everyone on the team has probably had a LargeHam moment at one point or another.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Dr. Anthony Falcone's parents were supposedly killed in a "mutant-related incident" when he was a child. This left him with a fanatical (even by the standards of his timeline) hatred of mutants. He would eventually institute an elaborate and convoluted plot (involving TimeTravel) to wipe out mutantkind. But in attempting to suck all the mutants into the time vortex, it turns out [[spoiler: that ''he'' and his giant sentinel robots get sucked into his own past, crashing into his childhood home and killing his parents. He was really the one responsible for their deaths all along]].
* MrFanservice: Shatterstar.
* MsFanservice: Monet.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills As The Plot Demands]]: In the third series and the miniseries preceding it, Jamie explained that for the past several years (after the end of the previous series, apparently) Jamie has been sending out dupes to lead independent lives. When they return to him and he reabsorbs them, he gets all their knowledge and skills, such as martial arts, lockpicking and lawyering.
** Additionally, both the Madrox mini and some early X-Factor issues make a big deal out of how Jamie has to absorb his dupes before they die, or else lose their memories. Dead dupes get the ability to be absorbed automatically right around the time Jamie needs to send some into potential future time-lines.
* NotWearingTights: Strong Guy, Wolfsbane, Rictor.
* OracularUrchin: Layla Miller. She knows stuff.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane.
* PrecociousCrush: In a way. Layla didn't act like she had a crush on Jamie Madrox, but several times told him, that they eventually going to get married. [[spoiler:After she got a PlotRelevantAgeUp, this indeed happened.]]
* PregnantBadass: Terry. And Rahne. Don't count on what you think a hormonal WMD will do, indeed.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: And how...
* RedHerring: Early in the series (Prior to ''ComicBook/CivilWar'') we see that [[spoiler:Wolfsbane will kill Madrox & Layla on their wedding night]]. Fast forward to 2011, and it turns out [[spoiler:that it's actually Rahne's daughter who can morph into any wolf form, including her mother's. Oh, and that it doesn't take place on Earth-616, either]].
* RelationshipReveal: Rictor and Shatterstar, after years of subtext, finally got that on-panel kiss.
** After issues of dealing with an unrelated crossover, they finally score their second on panel kiss, and eventually [[spoiler: their first on panel love scene. Well, almost anyway. A certain wolf had to just show up and accidentally ruin it for the poor guys.]]
* ScienceFantasy: Keeping in mind that the protagonists are {{Mutants}}, whose super powers have a scientific, genetic basis (if in a HollywoodEvolution sort of way). But many of their antagonists, especially later in the series, are [[FunctionalMagic fully supernatural]] beings.
* [[spoiler:SheIsAllGrownUp: Layla, after her trip to the future resulted in her returning to the present an attractive young woman instead of the tweenager that left.]]
* SlapSlapKiss: Rictor and Rahne. Madrox and [[spoiler: Layla]].
* StableTimeLoop: Forms various subplots within the series, which is not surprising given the amount of TimeTravel involved.
** Jamie and Layla get caught up in this, Layla in particular.
** Doctor Anthony Falcone attempts to overcome the normal laws of TheMultiverse in order to achieve this in his goal of [[FantasticRacism exterminating mutankind]]. The one he ends up creating is one that that will make his entire life suck.
** Shatterstar's finally-revealed origin story.
* TonightSomeoneDies: [[spoiler:Apparently Jamie Madrox in #227, but not everything is as it seems.]]
* ThoughtCaption: Jamie Madrox manages to monologue over just about everything, including himself.
** Darwin gets to do this for an issue as well, having been told by Madrox that internal monologues help.
* TransportersAndTeleporters: Shatterstar and Pip the Troll.
* WhatTheHellHero: After Pip is forced from his body into that of the nearest psychic, which happened to be Monet, Polaris & Rictor start laughing about Monet being forced to share her body the perverted troll. Shatterstar doesn't see what's so funny & call them out over it. Later, when Monet regains control, she promptly attacks Polaris over it.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Madrox is usually pretty good about this, but he sometimes needs to be reminded that he's in a SharedUniverse FantasyKitchenSink and not a FilmNoir.


!!The fourth series contains examples of:

* AscendedExtra: Danger, Doug Ramsey, and Warlock
* BadassFamily: Polaris and Quicksilver are half-siblings; Magneto is their father.
* BadassLongcoat: Gambit wears his over his uniform. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his coat carries his expanding staff and his trademark playing cards, and the uniforms don't appear to have pockets or belts.
* CasualDangerDialog: Multiple examples in the first issue alone.
** Gambit, while dangling from a thin cable, in the middle of a laser grid.
-->'''Gambit:''' Um, hello...nice evening. //
** Polaris, upon being advised of a problem outside the corporate jet.
-->'''Flight Attendant:''' Miss Dane! The pilot says we have a problem out the port window!
-->'''Polaris:''' Really? Oh, yes. I see. Don't worry about it. ''[snaps fingers, missile goes off course and explodes]''
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: The entire team is sponsored by Serval Industries, Snow's company, and their logo is on the uniforms.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Played with. Harrison Snow comes off as charming and sweet, but when Gambit dubiously wonders whether he's evil, his [[EvilLaugh laughter]] does make one wonder.
* DrowningMySorrows: Gambit gets destructively drunk in a bar after getting upbraided by Wolverine, in a CallBack to Polaris getting destructively drunk in a bar at the end of the third series.
* MadScientist: The bad guys as of the first issue are a pair of Starbucks-swigging lab coat guys who vivisect mutants.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Wolverine, at the end of his already seriously limited patience.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Gambit seems to have stepped into this role as the wisecracking, quippy one.
* TechnicolorNinja: Gambit plays with the trope. In the first part of the book, he's wearing all black like a stealthy person ought. But the X-Factor uniforms are all bright yellow (not much of a step up from his bright magenta outfit).
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Polaris' hair is green naturally. Quicksilver's is silvery-white.

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X-Factor started as an {{Comicbook/X-Men}} spinoff in the [[TheEighties 1980s]], starting specifically in early 1986. Around that time, Xavier was heading into space to be with his love Lilandra, who just happened to be the Empress of the galactic Shi'ar Empire. They and the X-Men were on pretty good terms, particularly after they saved both the Empire and the Universe from the previous Shi'ar Emperor.

''And'', in addition to all that, it just so happened that {{Magneto}} was recently [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor trying to turn a new leaf.]] Oh, and it ''also'' just so happened... that Jean Grey had not died a few years before. And ''finally'', Beast, Angel, and Iceman had recently joined a a [[{{Retool}} brand spankin' new version]] of ComicBook/TheDefenders. This didn't last long, and it ended with everyone except for the aforementioned 3 being killed off. [[UnexplainedRecovery Don't worry, they]] [[DeathisCheap got better]]. So now, those three characters were free game for ''other'' projects.

So... here's what all of this resulted in; Charles Xavier decided to go into space to be with Lilandra, and put the recently reformed Magneto in charge, in his stead. However, Cyclops had a problem with that, what with, you know... Magneto previously being the X-Men's deadly {{Archenemy}} and all. So, Cyclops reunited with Iceman, Angel, The Beast, and Jean Grey (notice it's the original X-Men lineup), after learning of how she was now alive again. The group dedicated themselves to continuing Charles Xavier's dream.

...And if you want even ''more'' details, just go to TheOtherWiki.

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After they rejoined the expanded team of X-Men, the title shifted to a new, government-sanctioned team of mutants, most notable turning for CListFodder like Jamie Madrox into [[AscendedExtra ascended extras]]. That series was cancelled in 1998, and seven years later Marvel launched a new series with Madrox as the lead character of a new X-Factor series, where most of the old team and some new members become private investigators.

Technically, there have been three ''X-Factor'' series so far: one about the mutant superhero team, which started in 1986; a mostly unrelated series about FBI agents in the same universe, and one about the mutant detective team, which started in 2006. However, after Creator/PeterDavid took over the original series, the roster and style of the series was so different from what came before it that it was basically a separate series. So this page refers to three separate ''X-Factor'' series, meaning the original, starring the five original X-Men as mutants ''pretending'' to be CapeBusters; the second era of that same title, which began with PAD taking over and continued with several other writers, starring CListFodder as mutants openly working for the government; and the new series, also written by PAD but with an adversarial relationship with the government and more FilmNoir elements than most superhero comics. (And then the new series resumed the numbering of the old series, meaning that the series is considered to go 1-70 (original X-Men), 71-149 (government team), 1-50 (detectives), then 200-the present (still detectives).) The series concluded in late 2013.

In January 2014, Marvel launched ''All New X-Factor''. They're a corporate superteam now, with Polaris as their leader. Gambit and Quicksilver joined in the first issue. Their bankroller is Harrison Snow of Serval Industries.

Has nothing to do with the [[Series/TheXFactor reality series]].
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!!The first series contains examples of:

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[[caption-width-right:250:Same old X-Men, fresh new flavor.]]

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wolfsbane when she was a member. It should be noted that, while Beast was also one of the founding members, he is more of a BeastMan than an ATS since he doesn't take after one particular animal or another.
* BatFamilyCrossover - ''Inferno'', ''The Xtinction Agenda'', and ''The Muir Island Saga'', the last of which led directly to the major lineup changes.
* BigBad - Apocalypse.
* {{Brainwashed}} - Even though Warren had willingly agreed to serve Apocalypse in exchange for new wings (bear in mind he was [[DrivenToSuicide borderline suicidal at the time]], and everyone thought he ''was'' dead), Apocalypse still programmed him to be loyal. It wasn't thorough enough, though, and Warren rejoined X-Factor.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy - Havok during part of the 'Inferno' storyline.
* CapeBusters - When they first started using the name X-Factor, the team pretended to be normal humans who captured mutants as an excuse to recruit young mutants to train.
* TheChessmaster - Cameron Hodge
* CloningBlues - Jean learns to deal with two beings copying her body. Madelyne, meanwhile, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation couldn't cope with the revelation]] of ''being'' a clone.
* EvilCostumeSwitch - Havok when he becomes the Goblin Prince to Madelyne Pryor (although the switch in question is really just his old suit reduced [[ShirtlessScene to tatters]] to match Madelyne's [[MsFanservice skimpy outfit]]).
** Angel, as Death of the Four Horsemen (he kept his costume after returning to X-Factor and becoming Archangel); Caliban, as a willing servant of Apocalypse.
* FaceHeelTurn: Angel (see {{Brainwashed}} above); Caliban (willingly); Madelyne Pryor (see CloningBlues); Havok (see BrainwashedAndCrazy). Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]].
** Havok ''again'', during ''[[BatFamilyCrossover The Xtinction Agenda]]''; this time convinced he was a Genoshan hunter. [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor He got better, again.]]
* FiveManBand
* {{Flashback}} - A really clumsy one in the first issue, with an even clumsier justification for it.
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers - Nanny and Orphan-Maker
* LosingYourHead - Memo to Cameron Hodge: don't kill the girlfriend of the guy with brand-new razor-sharp wings after you've already betrayed his team and ruined his life. Though, to Hodge's credit, [[DealWithTheDevil he did plan]] [[IncrediblyLamePun ahead]]...
* TheLittleBlackDress - Jean wears one in the first issue, and in the three issue arc where she buys her fur coat.
* TheMenInBlack - The team's cover story at first was as an organization like this.
* PrettyInMink - Jean wears a white fur coat in issue #53, and some background ladies would occasionally wear fur.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether - Jean gets the original team together to find a way to help mutants again (unfortunately Cameron Hodge takes advantage of that, among other things).
* RedHeadedHero - Jean of course
* RetCon - How Jean was brought back. But unlike ''{{Dallas}}'', this didn't actually contradict any of the past events in the stories (although the later rehash "Endsong" would contradict events from the "Dark Phoenix Saga").
* SpinOff
* SnowballFight - #53: [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]].
* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]] - Issue #53.

!!The second series contains examples of:

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* AscendedExtra - On the second team, Multiple Man and especially Strong Guy, who had little personality and neither a codename nor a ''last name'' before joining.
* BatFamilyCrossover - Often lampshaded, as the cast usually doesn't fit in with the {{Comicbook/X-Men}}'s tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim X-Cutioner's Song crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me."
** During the Phalanx Covenant crossover Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.
* CatchPhrase - the initial government lineup tended to say "cripes" a lot. Then there's Strong Guy's made-up insult, "blork", his politically correct term for mutants "geecees" (short for "genetically challenged"), frequently threatening "I'll defenestrate 'em" when a villain does something [[KickTheDog offensive]], and several instances where someone responds to "nobody move!" with, "mind if I scratch my nose?"
* DeadlyRotaryFan - Rick Chalker attempts to use [[{{Cyborg}} rotors grafted in place of his hands]] as weapons, extremely incompetently.
* DeadpanSnarker - ''everyone'' on the initial government lineup cracks wise, and ''three'' characters served as Designated Joker: Madrox, Strong Guy and {{Quicksilver}}. When their government liaison is unexpectedly teleported in, Strong Guy quips, "oh, good, the comic relief is here."
* FunPersonified - Madrox got a little more serious after discovering his duplicates are alive, and Strong Guy got a little DarkerAndEdgier after revealing a DarkAndTroubledPast and suffering a massive heart attack, but both of them actually ''cope'' with their pain through humor.
* GeniusBruiser: Strong Guy was a nerdy, grade A-student at junior high.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo - more of a reference really, but one issue revealed that the team's government liaison, Val Cooper, really envied her brother the FBI agent, who gets really cool cases:
--> Cooper: ...like one time, they found this girl. [[TwinPeaks she was dead,]] [[MemeticMutation wrapped in plastic...]]
* MesACrowd - Madrox's mutant power
* MundaneUtility - Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and the above super-babysitting example. Quicksilver is shown reading books at super-speed, and everyone takes a crack at prying a stubborn lid off a jar of mayo, but even Polaris's magnetic powers and Havok's plasma blasts are useless.
* PrettyInMink - Lorna wore a fur-trimmed coat or two.
* PunchClockVillain - Random, a bounty hunter, is wreaking havoc in downtown Washington, D.C. because he's chasing a bounty. X-Factor arrives and defeats him, by paying him *more* than the bounty was worth.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The 3 Chalker brothers' individual attempts to avenge each other's deaths as well as their combined vendetta once they were resurrected by a demon.
* ShoutOut: This book was written by Creator/PeterDavid. In the early nineties. [[SignatureStyle An abundance of pop cultural references were inevitable]]. See right below for one of many examples:
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike - Valerie Cooper, X-Factor's human government liaison, is buried in a ton of paperwork. [[BlackAdder Baldrick]], her assistant says to deal with the paperwork, [[ShoutOut "I have a cunning plan."]] After Valerie goes on about how Balrick wouldn't know a cunning plan if it bit him in the arse says, "You don't supposed they'd know it if we burned it all." Baldrick admits this was his cunning plan.
** "You ask me, I blame society."
* TonightSomeoneDies - Madrox, although [[UnexplainedRecovery he obviously got better]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway - The "power" of Vague from the aforementioned Hell's Belles was that she was ''transparent''. Not even invisible. Just transparent.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Lorna's green hair.


!!The third series contains examples of:
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* AllGaysLoveTheater: Lampshaded when Rictor refuses to watch musicals with his TV-obsessed boyfriend, Shatterstar, because he "doesn't want to be stereotypical".
* AnythingThatMoves: Shatterstar. PAD has stated he's become "sexually curious about anything with a pulse", taking a cue from Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness.
* AscendedExtra: Same as in the second series. Monet was the AlphaBitch of an X-Men spinoff series that was cancelled years before, Rictor was CListFodder who had lost his powers in a {{Crisis Crossover}}, Shatterstar is a {{Continuity Snarl}} {{NinetiesAntiHero}}, Siryn is a {{Distaff Counterpart}} of her father and Layla was a MacGuffinGirl in a CrisisCrossover. It seems like Peter David's whole plan whenever he writes series named X-Factor is to create as many examples of this trope as possible. And it is glorious.
* AscendedFanboy: Jamie Madrox keeps attempting to treat his Mutant adventures as Noir Detective novels. Usually, he fails miserably.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Layla's mutant power. [[spoiler: She can bring people back from the dead! ....unfortunately, they no longer have a soul and as such, always CameBackWrong.]]
** Shatterstar's powers would be this ANYWHERE but X-Factor, since he requires one of three teammates as a psychic anchor to teleport and both the teleporting and his 'sword energy blast things' need about as much recovery time as a [[DragonBall Super Saiyan]].
* BadassLongcoat: Madrox seems to prefer one of these. Shatterstar wore one when he first showed back up, but has since switched to a shorter jacket.
* BadassNormal: Rictor, who lost his powers in the Decimation. Creator/PeterDavid describes him as the "moody former mutant who believes he's useless and yet keeps happening to save the day."
** [[spoiler: As of Avengers: Children's Crusade #6, he officially has been repowered by the Scarlet Witch herself. Creator/PeterDavid has stated on his blog that he will not be reversing it.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Guido and Darwin.
* BeardOfSorrow: Jamie grows one, after he [[spoiler:accidentally absorbs his newborn son]].
* BerserkButton: Don't mess with Monet's mind. Just...don't.
** Trying to hurt anyone who Shatterstar sees as a teammate is a ''very'' bad idea, unless you fancy having two feet of sharp metal shoved through your abdomen. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Double this]] if you're threatening his boyfriend.
** Lately, it's become a bad idea to threaten Monet whenever Darwin's around, even if she's very capable of taking care of herself.
* BettyAndVeronica: Monet and Siryn. In fact, Monet is actually called Veronica Lodge at one point.
** Shatterstar and Wolfsbane. It doesn't help that [[spoiler: Rictor thinks he's the Baby Daddy and has previously stated he believes in having a ShotgunWedding]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Darwin is normally the nice, quiet guy on the team. But when he finally gets angry? Yeah, you're pretty screwed.
* BiTheWay: Rictor.
* BodyHorror: Darwin. His powers will transform him into whatever is necessary to survive -- shoot his head off, and he'll grow a head from his torso, drop wreckage on him and he'll become an oozing mass. Also, Mutant Town was filled with plenty of examples, especially of former mutants that still had their physical deformities.
* BoldlyComing: Heroics aside, Longshot's main contributions to earth are making a LOT of women happy. Sometimes repeatedly.
* BrainyBrunette: Monet and Rictor. Madrox might also count.
* BuryYourGays: Averted. WordOfGod has explicitly stated that killing either Rictor or Shatterstar would be too obvious, and he'd rather find more [[AnythingThatMoves interesting]] ways of creating angst.
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler: Layla's mutant power does this. Trevor Fitzroy was originally a hero and prominent member of the Summer's Rebellion before Layla was forced to raise him from the dead. The resurrection transformed him into a soulless monster who would go on to murder Bishop's sister and travel back in time to murder the Hellions.]]
** As of issue #218, [[spoiler:Guido. Again, thanks to Layla]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Pip the Troll.
* CatchPhrase / PhraseCatcher: Layla Miller. She knows stuff.
* ChivalrousPervert: Longshot.
* CivvieSpandex: Jamie Madrox.
* CListFodder: somewhere between this and AscendedExtra for almost all the team.
** Best demonstrated in ''WorldWarHulk: X-men'', where Hulk comments that the battle was becoming ridiculous as he didn't even know who the members of X-Factor ''were''.
* CreepyChild: Layla Miller [[spoiler: Not anymore though - she was stranded in the future, and returned as an adult.]]
** The team also regards [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Valeria Richards]] as quite creepy, remarking on her similarity to Layla.
* DeceptiveLegacy: A supervillain behaves heroically for the sake of his son, whose mother told him that his dad is a superhero.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Monet's skin colour. (Though this might be more of a RaceLift.)
** Also true for Darwin.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Shatterstar, teaching himself to drive in a stolen vehicle. He isn't BAD, per se, but he drives in the middle of the road and thinks the brake is "useless" because it makes them slow down. No one is surprised when he crashes several pages later. Terry's reaction causes this to double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* DumbBlonde: Longshot. Subverted with Layla.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with.
** Guido: CameBackWrong thanks to Layla. Murdered Rahne's son. Is now a lord of Hell.
** Darwin: Gone walkabout after having to evolve to survive an attack from Hela made him sort of a death god wannabe.
** Rahne: Son murdered by Guido. Has left the hero game to become a minister.
** Monet: Brought back from the dead by Guido thanks to his Hell lord powers. Having a little trouble coping with it.
** Rictor and Shatterstar: Stranded on Mojoworld, raising Shatterstar's infant father Longshot.
** Terry: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].
** Lorna: Dumped by her boyfriend. Team scattered to the four winds after the Hell war. Got drunk. Tried to shoot her brother. Bailed out of jail by Harrison Snow and became leader of the new corporate-sponsored X-Factor.
** Jamie and Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Terry), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon. They're expecting their first child.
* EnfantTerrible: Rahne's son may be one of these. Especially when he [[spoiler: [[KillerRabbit disembowels someone]] moments after being born.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Shatterstar has been the subject of extensive online debate, beaten up The Thing, kissed almost as many people as the rest of the cast put together, been featured prominently in nine different covers, made himself a very likely candidate for a limited series, and just generally stolen the spotlight both in-universe and out; all this in, what, ten issues or so? Not bad for a character who the writer refused to allow anywhere near the book for quite some time.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Longshot, and to a lesser extent Shatterstar.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Terry, with her sexy hypnosis voice.
* FieryRedhead: Terry, Rahne, and Shatterstar.
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Rictor (accidentally) gets temporary use of Quicksilver's [[GreenRocks Terrigen crystals]].
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Rictor seems to exclusively date violent redheads. Terry has hooked up with both Jamie and later [[spoiler: Deadpool]].
* IHaveNoSon: Rahne's response to her son after he violently attacked her attacker after coming out of her mouth.
* InterruptedSuicide: Jamie eventually decides to kill himself [[spoiler:after absorbing his son. But just when he's about to do it, Layla returns from the future, and takes him with her.]]
* KickTheDog: At the start of Day 5 of "[[BreakingTheFellowship Breaking Points]]," Madrox explodes at Havoc over the departures of roughly half the team, eventually asking him "[[spoiler:[[{{Avengers Vs X-Men}} Isn't there a beloved teacher you should be killing?]]]]".
* LargeHam: Jamie Madrox, especially early in the series when he hasn't grown up as much. Shatterstar. Rictor, when he's undercover. In fact, everyone on the team has probably had a LargeHam moment at one point or another.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Dr. Anthony Falcone's parents were supposedly killed in a "mutant-related incident" when he was a child. This left him with a fanatical (even by the standards of his timeline) hatred of mutants. He would eventually institute an elaborate and convoluted plot (involving TimeTravel) to wipe out mutantkind. But in attempting to suck all the mutants into the time vortex, it turns out [[spoiler: that ''he'' and his giant sentinel robots get sucked into his own past, crashing into his childhood home and killing his parents. He was really the one responsible for their deaths all along]].
* MrFanservice: Shatterstar.
* MsFanservice: Monet.
* [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands New Skills As The Plot Demands]]: In the third series and the miniseries preceding it, Jamie explained that for the past several years (after the end of the previous series, apparently) Jamie has been sending out dupes to lead independent lives. When they return to him and he reabsorbs them, he gets all their knowledge and skills, such as martial arts, lockpicking and lawyering.
** Additionally, both the Madrox mini and some early X-Factor issues make a big deal out of how Jamie has to absorb his dupes before they die, or else lose their memories. Dead dupes get the ability to be absorbed automatically right around the time Jamie needs to send some into potential future time-lines.
* NotWearingTights: Strong Guy, Wolfsbane, Rictor.
* OracularUrchin: Layla Miller. She knows stuff.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane.
* PrecociousCrush: In a way. Layla didn't act like she had a crush on Jamie Madrox, but several times told him, that they eventually going to get married. [[spoiler:After she got a PlotRelevantAgeUp, this indeed happened.]]
* PregnantBadass: Terry. And Rahne. Don't count on what you think a hormonal WMD will do, indeed.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: And how...
* RedHerring: Early in the series (Prior to ''ComicBook/CivilWar'') we see that [[spoiler:Wolfsbane will kill Madrox & Layla on their wedding night]]. Fast forward to 2011, and it turns out [[spoiler:that it's actually Rahne's daughter who can morph into any wolf form, including her mother's. Oh, and that it doesn't take place on Earth-616, either]].
* RelationshipReveal: Rictor and Shatterstar, after years of subtext, finally got that on-panel kiss.
** After issues of dealing with an unrelated crossover, they finally score their second on panel kiss, and eventually [[spoiler: their first on panel love scene. Well, almost anyway. A certain wolf had to just show up and accidentally ruin it for the poor guys.]]
* ScienceFantasy: Keeping in mind that the protagonists are {{Mutants}}, whose super powers have a scientific, genetic basis (if in a HollywoodEvolution sort of way). But many of their antagonists, especially later in the series, are [[FunctionalMagic fully supernatural]] beings.
* [[spoiler:SheIsAllGrownUp: Layla, after her trip to the future resulted in her returning to the present an attractive young woman instead of the tweenager that left.]]
* SlapSlapKiss: Rictor and Rahne. Madrox and [[spoiler: Layla]].
* StableTimeLoop: Forms various subplots within the series, which is not surprising given the amount of TimeTravel involved.
** Jamie and Layla get caught up in this, Layla in particular.
** Doctor Anthony Falcone attempts to overcome the normal laws of TheMultiverse in order to achieve this in his goal of [[FantasticRacism exterminating mutankind]]. The one he ends up creating is one that that will make his entire life suck.
** Shatterstar's finally-revealed origin story.
* TonightSomeoneDies: [[spoiler:Apparently Jamie Madrox in #227, but not everything is as it seems.]]
* ThoughtCaption: Jamie Madrox manages to monologue over just about everything, including himself.
** Darwin gets to do this for an issue as well, having been told by Madrox that internal monologues help.
* TransportersAndTeleporters: Shatterstar and Pip the Troll.
* WhatTheHellHero: After Pip is forced from his body into that of the nearest psychic, which happened to be Monet, Polaris & Rictor start laughing about Monet being forced to share her body the perverted troll. Shatterstar doesn't see what's so funny & call them out over it. Later, when Monet regains control, she promptly attacks Polaris over it.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Madrox is usually pretty good about this, but he sometimes needs to be reminded that he's in a SharedUniverse FantasyKitchenSink and not a FilmNoir.


!!The fourth series contains examples of:

* AscendedExtra: Danger, Doug Ramsey, and Warlock
* BadassFamily: Polaris and Quicksilver are half-siblings; Magneto is their father.
* BadassLongcoat: Gambit wears his over his uniform. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his coat carries his expanding staff and his trademark playing cards, and the uniforms don't appear to have pockets or belts.
* CasualDangerDialog: Multiple examples in the first issue alone.
** Gambit, while dangling from a thin cable, in the middle of a laser grid.
-->'''Gambit:''' Um, hello...nice evening. //
** Polaris, upon being advised of a problem outside the corporate jet.
-->'''Flight Attendant:''' Miss Dane! The pilot says we have a problem out the port window!
-->'''Polaris:''' Really? Oh, yes. I see. Don't worry about it. ''[snaps fingers, missile goes off course and explodes]''
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: The entire team is sponsored by Serval Industries, Snow's company, and their logo is on the uniforms.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Played with. Harrison Snow comes off as charming and sweet, but when Gambit dubiously wonders whether he's evil, his [[EvilLaugh laughter]] does make one wonder.
* DrowningMySorrows: Gambit gets destructively drunk in a bar after getting upbraided by Wolverine, in a CallBack to Polaris getting destructively drunk in a bar at the end of the third series.
* MadScientist: The bad guys as of the first issue are a pair of Starbucks-swigging lab coat guys who vivisect mutants.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Wolverine, at the end of his already seriously limited patience.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Gambit seems to have stepped into this role as the wisecracking, quippy one.
* TechnicolorNinja: Gambit plays with the trope. In the first part of the book, he's wearing all black like a stealthy person ought. But the X-Factor uniforms are all bright yellow (not much of a step up from his bright magenta outfit).
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Polaris' hair is green naturally. Quicksilver's is silvery-white.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with.

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** Darwin: Gone walkabout after having to evolve to survive an attack from Hela made him sort of a death god wannabe.



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** Banshee: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].
** Polaris: Dumped by her boyfriend. Team scattered to the four winds after the Hell war. Got drunk. Tried to shoot her brother. Bailed out of jail by Harrison Snow and became leader of the new corporate-sponsored X-Factor.
** Jamie and Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Banshee), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon.

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** Banshee: Terry: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].
** Polaris: Lorna: Dumped by her boyfriend. Team scattered to the four winds after the Hell war. Got drunk. Tried to shoot her brother. Bailed out of jail by Harrison Snow and became leader of the new corporate-sponsored X-Factor.
** Jamie and Layla: Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Banshee), Terry), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon. demon.
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** Jamie and Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Banshee), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon.

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** Polaris: Dumped by her boyfriend. Team scattered to the four winds after the Hell war. Got drunk. Tried to shoot her brother. Bailed out of jail by Harrison Snow and became leader of the new corporate-sponsored X-Factor.
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* DumbBlonde: Longshot. Subverted with Layla.

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* DumbBlonde: Longshot. Subverted with Layla.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Played with.
** Guido: CameBackWrong thanks to
Layla. Murdered Rahne's son. Is now a lord of Hell.
** Rahne: Son murdered by Guido. Has left the hero game to become a minister.
** Monet: Brought back from the dead by Guido thanks to his Hell lord powers. Having a little trouble coping with it.
** Rictor and Shatterstar: Stranded on Mojoworld, raising Shatterstar's infant father Longshot.
** Banshee: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].
** Jamie and Layla: Living happily ever after on Jamie's farm after The Morrigan (formerly Banshee), cured Jamie's having been transformed into a demon.
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* MadScientist: The bad guys as of the first issue are a pair of Starbucks-swigging lab coat guys who vivisect mutants.
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