History ComicBook / XMen

11th Nov '17 10:37:34 PM Tallens
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* PsychicGlimpseOfDeath:
** Jean Grey's telepathic powers first kicked in when she and a friend were in a car accident and her friend died, causing her to experience the death mentally. That led to years of therapy with Professor Xavier.
** Minor villain Mr. X (not to be confused with Xavier) had his telepathy awaken in a similar manner, but he never received any help from other telepaths and developed an addiction to the sensation, becoming a serial killer.
10th Nov '17 6:59:16 PM pepsimax
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** ''ComicBook/PhoenixResurrection''
10th Nov '17 5:54:14 PM pepsimax
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* ''[[ComicBook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Gold]]'': This title features Kitty Pryde as leader of a reinvigorated X-Men team after the aftermath of ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen''.
* ''[[ComicBook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Blue]]'': The original five X-Men (from ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'') are still in the present, being lead by Jean Grey and mentored by Magneto.

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* ''[[ComicBook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Gold]]'': ''Series/XMenGold'': This title features Kitty Pryde as leader of a reinvigorated X-Men team after the aftermath of ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen''.
* ''[[ComicBook/XMenGoldAndBlue X-Men: Blue]]'': ''Series/XMenBlue'': The original five X-Men (from ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen'') are still in the present, being lead by Jean Grey and mentored by Magneto.
15th Oct '17 3:04:49 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/Generation X'': A title launched in the 1990s focusing on ComicBook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a [[Comicbook/GenerationX2017 new volume]] launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

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* ''ComicBook/Generation X'': ''ComicBook/GenerationX'': A title launched in the 1990s focusing on ComicBook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a [[Comicbook/GenerationX2017 new volume]] launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
13th Oct '17 2:35:19 AM Silverblade2
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* '''The Original Team''' (Stan Lee/Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas/Neal Adams): The founding team from 1963, which featured '''[[EyeBeams Cyclops]]''', '''[[WingedHumanoid Angel]]''', '''[[GeniusBruiser Beast]]''', '''[[AnIcePerson Iceman]]''', and '''[[MindOverMatter Marvel Girl]]''' as its central cast, and was led by '''[[ChromeDomePsi Professor X]]'''. These early issues introduced '''{{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}''' as the team's archnemesis, along with his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, which at the time featured his twin children '''[[ComicBook/QuickSilver Quicksilver]]''' and '''ComicBook/ScarletWitch''' (before both reformed and became [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]), '''Mastermind''', and '''Toad'''. While the early issues focused on typical good versus evil/law versus crime stories, they did feature an undertone (which, depending on the issue, would become more overt) of racism and prejudice as a central theme. When the Lee and Kirby team left the book and it was, after a few different teams, passed to Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, who added '''[[AllYourPowersCombined Mimic]]''' (the first non-mutant, and only briefly), '''[[ExtraOreDinary Polaris]]''', and Cyclops' long-lost brother '''[[EnergyAbsorption Havok]]''' to the roster, as well as retconning '''[[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changeling]]''' into becoming a member to facilitate one of the first instances of ComicBookDeath. However, the book proved not to be exciting enough for readers, and suffered from poor sales, to the point where issues #67-93 were just reprints of older issues.

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* '''The Original Team''' (Stan Lee/Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas/Neal Adams): The founding team from 1963, which featured '''[[EyeBeams Cyclops]]''', '''[[WingedHumanoid Angel]]''', '''[[GeniusBruiser Beast]]''', '''[[AnIcePerson Iceman]]''', and '''[[MindOverMatter Marvel Girl]]''' as its central cast, and was led by '''[[ChromeDomePsi Professor X]]'''. These early issues introduced '''{{SelfDemonstrating/Magneto}}''' '''{{ComicBook/Magneto}}''' as the team's archnemesis, along with his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, which at the time featured his twin children '''[[ComicBook/QuickSilver Quicksilver]]''' and '''ComicBook/ScarletWitch''' (before both reformed and became [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]), '''Mastermind''', and '''Toad'''. While the early issues focused on typical good versus evil/law versus crime stories, they did feature an undertone (which, depending on the issue, would become more overt) of racism and prejudice as a central theme. When the Lee and Kirby team left the book and it was, after a few different teams, passed to Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, who added '''[[AllYourPowersCombined Mimic]]''' (the first non-mutant, and only briefly), '''[[ExtraOreDinary Polaris]]''', and Cyclops' long-lost brother '''[[EnergyAbsorption Havok]]''' to the roster, as well as retconning '''[[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changeling]]''' into becoming a member to facilitate one of the first instances of ComicBookDeath. However, the book proved not to be exciting enough for readers, and suffered from poor sales, to the point where issues #67-93 were just reprints of older issues.
8th Oct '17 8:34:45 PM pepsimax
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* ''Series/{{Legion|2017}}''
* ''Series/TheGifted''
2nd Oct '17 11:11:01 PM MegaJ
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* ''[[ComicBook/GenerationX2017 Generation X]]'': A titled launched in the 1990s focusing on ComicBook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a new volume launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

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* ''[[ComicBook/GenerationX2017 Generation X]]'': ''ComicBook/Generation X'': A titled title launched in the 1990s focusing on ComicBook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a [[Comicbook/GenerationX2017 new volume volume]] launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.



* ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'', started by Creator/JossWhedon and John Cassaday to critical acclaim. It initially featured Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Beast, Shadowcat, and the resurrected Colossus as the core team, later replaced by Storm and newcomer Hisako Ichiki (AKA: Armor). Since then, the volume has been written by different writers (such as Creator/WarrenEllis, Greg Pak, Marjorie Liu, and Charles Soule) with different teams and story arcs, one of the most famous being Northstar marrying his boyfriend.

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* ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'', started by Creator/JossWhedon and John Cassaday to critical acclaim. It initially featured Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Beast, Shadowcat, and the resurrected Colossus as the core team, later replaced by Storm and newcomer Hisako Ichiki (AKA: Armor). Since then, the volume has been written by different writers (such as Creator/WarrenEllis, Greg Pak, Marjorie Liu, and [[ComicBook/AstonishingXMenSoule Charles Soule) Soule]]) with different teams and story arcs, one of the most famous being Northstar marrying his boyfriend.
2nd Oct '17 10:04:37 PM tropeminer
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The team are members of a human subspecies, ''Homo superior''[[note]]otherwise known as ''Homo sapiens superior''[[/note]], colloquially referred to as "mutants". Mutants are humans who possess the "X-gene", a gene that gives them special superpowers and unique capabilities, which normal humans lack. Believed to be humanity's next evolutionary phase, their discovery has generated massive dissension within the human population. While many mutants strive for a civil coexistence, some continue to inflict great harm and as a result, all mutants are generally met with fear, hatred, violence, envy and discrimination by the majority of humans.

Under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, mutant telepath Charles Xavier creates a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, as well as to prove mutants can be heroes. Initially, Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean Grey, calling them "X-Men" as they possessed "X-tra" power with the X-gene. Though the X-Men started off with just five members, as the years went on, many characters joined the team. Just as many left, and some even returned.

Since it's debut, the comic has been a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and the LGBT Rights Movement. Early issues introduced the team's archenemy, Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who would battle the X-Men for years. Although the original team was composed entirely of [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], as was typical of the time, the All-New, All-Different team of 1975 was incredibly diverse (and for the most part averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect.

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The team are members of a human subspecies, ''Homo superior''[[note]]otherwise known as ''Homo sapiens superior''[[/note]], colloquially referred to as "mutants". Mutants are humans who possess the "X-gene", a gene that gives them special superpowers and unique capabilities, which normal humans lack. Believed to be humanity's next evolutionary phase, their discovery has generated massive dissension within the human population. While many mutants strive for a civil coexistence, some continue to inflict great harm and as a result, all mutants are generally met with fear, hatred, violence, envy and discrimination by the majority of humans.

humans. Under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, mutant telepath Charles Xavier creates a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, as well as to prove mutants can be heroes. Initially, Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean Grey, calling them "X-Men" as they possessed "X-tra" power with the X-gene. Though the X-Men started off with just five members, as the years went on, many characters joined the team. Just as many left, and some even returned.

Since it's debut, the comic has been a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and the LGBT Rights Movement. Early issues introduced the team's archenemy, Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who would battle the X-Men for years. Although the original team was composed entirely of [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], as was typical of the time, the All-New, All-Different team of 1975 was incredibly diverse (and for the most part averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect. \n Since it's debut, the comic has been a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and, more recently, the LGBT Rights Movement.
2nd Oct '17 8:42:40 PM intastiel
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* ImprovisedLockpick: Gambit does this while trapped by Cameron Hodge. He is hanging by his hands trapped in manacles and frees himself by curling up, using his teeth to pull out a metal spike that had been shot through his leg, and using it as a lockpick -- with his feet.
26th Sep '17 2:01:10 PM tropeminer
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The team are members of a human subspecies, ''Homo superior''[[note]]otherwise known as ''Homo sapiens superior''[[/note]], colloquially referred to as "mutants". Mutants are humans who possess the "X-gene", a gene that gives them special superpowers and unique capabilities, which normal humans lack. Believed to be humanity's next evolutionary phase, their discovery has generated massive dissension within the human population. While many mutants strive for a civil coexistence, some continue to inflict great harm and as a result, all mutants are generally met with fear, hatred, violence, envy and discrimination by the majority of humans. The comic book has been used as a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and the LGBT Rights Movement.

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The team are members of a human subspecies, ''Homo superior''[[note]]otherwise known as ''Homo sapiens superior''[[/note]], colloquially referred to as "mutants". Mutants are humans who possess the "X-gene", a gene that gives them special superpowers and unique capabilities, which normal humans lack. Believed to be humanity's next evolutionary phase, their discovery has generated massive dissension within the human population. While many mutants strive for a civil coexistence, some continue to inflict great harm and as a result, all mutants are generally met with fear, hatred, violence, envy and discrimination by the majority of humans. The comic book has been used as a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and the LGBT Rights Movement.
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Early issues introduced the team's archenemy, Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who would battle the X-Men for years. Although the original team was composed entirely of [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], as was typical of the time, the All-New, All-Different team of 1975 was incredibly diverse (and for the most part averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect.

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Since it's debut, the comic has been a major allegory of civil rights, specifically the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement and the LGBT Rights Movement. Early issues introduced the team's archenemy, Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who would battle the X-Men for years. Although the original team was composed entirely of [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], as was typical of the time, the All-New, All-Different team of 1975 was incredibly diverse (and for the most part averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect.
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