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24th Jun '16 7:54:53 AM KingZeal
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* MoralPragmatist: In the AlternateTimeline of Earth-1191, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom has become old and unsound in mind and body. He chooses to help the heroes simply because it allows him to stretch his still-impeccable intellect and retain mental lucidity for greater periods of time. He makes it clear, however, that if he ever became healthy again, he'd probably go back to his old ways.
18th Apr '16 11:18:26 AM eroock
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'''''X-Factor''''' debuted as an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff in the [[TheEighties 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.

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'''''X-Factor''''' ''X-Factor'' debuted as an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff in the [[TheEighties 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.
4th Apr '16 8:51:27 PM Angeldeb82
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''And'', in addition to all that, it just so happened that SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} was recently [[HeelFaceTurn trying to turn a new leaf.]][[labelnote:*]][[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor It didn't stick.]][[/labelnote]] 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 three 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.

After they rejoined the expanded team of X-Men, the title now switched to detailing the exploits of 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 had become private investigators.

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''And'', in addition to all that, it just so happened that SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} was recently [[HeelFaceTurn trying to turn a new leaf.]][[labelnote:*]][[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor leaf]].[[labelnote:*]][[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor It didn't stick.]][[/labelnote]] 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 three being killed off. [[UnexplainedRecovery Don't worry, they]] [[DeathisCheap got better]]. 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}} 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.

Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.

After they rejoined the expanded team of X-Men, the title now switched to detailing the exploits of a new, government-sanctioned team of mutants, most notable turning for CListFodder like Jamie Madrox into [[AscendedExtra ascended extras]].{{ascended extra}}s. 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 had become private investigators.



* TheLittleBlackDress: Jean wears one in the first issue, and another in the three issue arc where she loses her winter coat and then replaces it with a fur coat.

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* TheLittleBlackDress: LittleBlackDress: Jean wears one in the first issue, and another in the three issue arc where she loses her winter coat and then replaces it with a fur coat.



* RedHeadedHero: Jean, as she always is.
* RetCon: How Jean was brought back. But unlike ''Series/{{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").

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* RedHeadedHero: [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: Jean, as she always is.
* RetCon: {{Retcon}}: How Jean was brought back. But unlike ''Series/{{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").



* SnowballFight: #53: [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]].
* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]]: Scott proposes to Jean in issue #53. She turns him down (but after some CharacterDevelopment, she successfuly proposes to him a few years later).

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* SnowballFight: #53: [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]].
North!"]]
* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]]: Scott proposes to Jean in issue #53. She turns him down (but after some CharacterDevelopment, she successfuly successfully proposes to him a few years later).



-->'''Cooper:''' ...like one time, they found this girl. [[Series/TwinPeaks she was dead,]] [[MemeticMutation wrapped in plastic...]]

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-->'''Cooper:''' ...like one time, they found this girl. [[Series/TwinPeaks she She was dead,]] [[MemeticMutation wrapped in plastic...]]



* 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. [[Series/{{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 suppose they'd know it if we burned it all." Baldrick admits this was his cunning plan.

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* ShoutOut: This book was written by Creator/PeterDavid. In the early nineties. [[SignatureStyle An abundance of pop cultural references were inevitable]]. inevitable.]] See right below for one of many examples:
examples.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Valerie Cooper, X-Factor's human government liaison, is buried in a ton of paperwork. [[Series/{{Blackadder}} Baldrick]], her assistant says to deal with the paperwork, [[ShoutOut "I have a cunning plan."]] After Valerie goes on about how Balrick Baldrick wouldn't know a cunning plan if it bit him in the arse says, "You don't suppose they'd know it if we burned it all." Baldrick admits this was his cunning plan.



* AllGaysLoveTheater: Lampshaded when Rictor refuses to watch musicals with his TV-obsessed boyfriend, Shatterstar, because he "doesn't want to be stereotypical". Shatterstar asks Rahne about this, but she just says [[BlatantLies has no idea what he meant.]]
* AmicableExes: Longshot and [[{{ComicBook/Dazzler}} Dazzler]].
* AnythingThatMoves: Shatterstar. PAD has stated he's become "sexually curious about anything with a pulse", taking a cue from ''Torchwood'''s Captain Jack Harkness. [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] when Rictor starts thinking he doesn't care about their relationship.

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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". Shatterstar asks Rahne about this, but she just says [[BlatantLies has no idea what he meant.]]
meant]].
* AmicableExes: Longshot and [[{{ComicBook/Dazzler}} Dazzler]].
{{ComicBook/Dazzler}}.
* AnythingThatMoves: Shatterstar. PAD has stated he's become "sexually curious about anything with a pulse", taking a cue from ''Torchwood'''s Captain Jack Harkness. [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} when Rictor starts thinking he doesn't care about their relationship.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Guido at first, but it gets fixed. Shatterstar and Monet later on, courtesy of [[spoiler: Cortex.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Guido at first, but it gets fixed. Shatterstar and Monet later on, courtesy of [[spoiler: Cortex.]]Cortex]].



** Terry: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].

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** Terry: [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to goddesshood]].goddesshood.]]



* EnfantTerrible: Rahne's son may be one of these. Especially when he [[spoiler: [[KillerRabbit disembowels someone]] moments after being born.]]

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* EnfantTerrible: Rahne's son may be one of these. Especially when he [[spoiler: [[KillerRabbit disembowels someone]] moments after being born.]]born]].
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Terry, with her sexy hypnosis voice.



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Terry, with her sexy hypnosis voice.



* 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.]]

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* 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.]]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:[[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen Isn't there a beloved teacher you should be killing?]]]]".

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* 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:[[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen Isn't there a beloved teacher you should be killing?]]]]".killing?]]]]"



* TheReveal: Cortex is [[spoiler:one of Madrox's dupes.]]

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* TheReveal: Cortex is [[spoiler:one of Madrox's dupes.]]dupes]].



* TheyKilledKenny: At one point, Madrox travels to several alternate realities where he's been killed.

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* TheyKilledKenny: TheyKilledKennyAgain: At one point, Madrox travels to several alternate realities where he's been killed.



* UnfortunateName: Jamie's first choice of name for his business was XXX Investigations.

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* UnfortunateName: {{Unfortunate Name|s}}: Jamie's first choice of name for his business was XXX Investigations.



* YouCantFightFate: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Normally, you can't change the timeline, as it just creates a new timeline instead, but if one has a Doomlock, then you can re-write time.

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* YouCantFightFate: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. with.]] Normally, you can't change the timeline, as it just creates a new timeline instead, but if one has a Doomlock, then you can re-write time.



** Layla also tries this when she [[spoiler: resurrects Guido. It... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes badly]].]]

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** Layla also tries this when she [[spoiler: resurrects Guido. It... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes badly]].]]badly]]]].



* GogglesDoNothing: All the humanoid members of the team wear yellow tinted goggles, which so far have no purpose other than looking cool. [[spoiler: Lorna has a camera in one of her eyes planted by Snow without her knowledge]].

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* GogglesDoNothing: All the humanoid members of the team wear yellow tinted goggles, which so far have no purpose other than looking cool. [[spoiler: Lorna has a camera in one of her eyes planted by Snow without her knowledge]].knowledge.]]



* MRFanservice: Gambit. He's nude on the cover of issue 9 as well as the bulk of issue 11

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* MRFanservice: MrFanservice: Gambit. He's nude on the cover of issue 9 as well as the bulk of issue 11



** Gambit again [[spoiler:upon realizing that the entire team but himself was teleported out of enemy territory just as Memento Mori showed.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Scott Dakei, a mutant-hating bigot to his daughter [[spoiler:who he knows is a mutant.]] His first reaction to someone showing up for her was to give them five seconds to leave. His second was to have machine guns open fire once time was up.

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** Gambit again [[spoiler:upon realizing that the entire team but himself was teleported out of enemy territory just as Memento Mori showed.]]
showed]].
* OverprotectiveDad: Scott Dakei, a mutant-hating bigot to his daughter [[spoiler:who he knows is a mutant.]] mutant]]. His first reaction to someone showing up for her was to give them five seconds to leave. His second was to have machine guns open fire once time was up.



** Snow is [[spoiler:from the [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 year 2099 and a former employee from Alchemax]].]]

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** Snow is [[spoiler:from the [[ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 year 2099 and a former employee from Alchemax]].]]Alchemax]]]].



* PunnyName: Georgia joined the team and started calling herself "[=DK=]". Get it? [[DontExplainTheJoke Decay]]?

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* PunnyName: Georgia joined the team and started calling herself "[=DK=]". Get it? [[DontExplainTheJoke Decay]]?{{D|ontExplainTheJoke}}ecay?



* WhamShot: Harrison [[spoiler:incinerating his former co-founders at the end of issue #19. The next issue shows that he ''thinks'' he instead sent them back to the future, but since time is altered, he essentially did kill them.]]

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* WhamShot: Harrison [[spoiler:incinerating his former co-founders at the end of issue #19. The next issue shows that he ''thinks'' he instead sent them back to the future, but since time is altered, he essentially did kill them.]]them]].
18th Jan '16 9:46:49 AM Discar
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* {{Teleportation}}: Shatterstar and Pip the Troll.



* TransportersAndTeleporters: Shatterstar and Pip the Troll.
20th Dec '15 9:08:13 PM Discar
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* 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.

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* 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}}, CrisisCrossover, Shatterstar is a {{Continuity Snarl}} {{NinetiesAntiHero}}, ContinuitySnarl NinetiesAntiHero, Siryn is a {{Distaff Counterpart}} DistaffCounterpart of her father and Layla was a MacGuffinGirl LivingMacGuffin 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.
12th Nov '15 3:17:52 PM mogo
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: X-Factor siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are finding all kinds of family members dropping by. Pietro has his estranged daughter Luna drop by and make up with him, leading to a confrontation with his ex-wife Crystal and her cousins. Meanwhile after years of knowing about it and not doing anything, Wanda has finally decided to drop by and be Lorna's big sister much to the latter's chagrin (and suspicion of an ulterior motive).

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: X-Factor siblings Scarlet Witch Polaris and Quicksilver are finding all kinds of family members dropping by. Pietro has his estranged daughter Luna drop by and make up with him, leading to a confrontation with his ex-wife Crystal and her cousins. Meanwhile after years of knowing about it and not doing anything, Wanda has finally decided to drop by and be Lorna's big sister much to the latter's chagrin (and suspicion of an ulterior motive).
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* 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."

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* DeadpanSnarker: ''Everyone'' on the initial government lineup cracks wise, and ''three'' characters served as Designated Joker: Madrox, Strong Guy and {{Quicksilver}}.ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}. When their government liaison is unexpectedly teleported in, Strong Guy quips, "oh, good, the comic relief is here."
28th Jan '15 5:07:39 PM Skylite
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* RelationshipUpgrade: In the final issue, [[spoiler: Danger and Warlock finally get together, and have robo-sex]].
28th Jan '15 5:06:23 PM Skylite
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* PunnyName: Georgia joined the team and started calling herself "[=DK=]". Get it? [[DontExplainTheJoke Decay]]?
28th Jan '15 5:02:04 PM Skylite
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** It turns out in the final issue that he [[spoiler: is from the same 2099 timeline as Miguel (Spider-Man) O'Hara, and]] has a ...mostly benevolent motive).
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