History ComicBook / XMen

17th Sep '16 9:23:53 PM maxwellsilver
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The Strangest Superheroes of them All. The [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Uncanny Misfits]]. '''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[FantasticRacism Heroic Outcasts]].

The '''X-Men''' are a SuperTeam in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. They were created by writer Creator/StanLee and artist Creator/JackKirby (but made famous by writer Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist JohnByrne) and first appeared in ''The X-Men'' #1 (September 1963).

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The Strangest Superheroes of them All. The [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Uncanny Misfits]]. '''[[TropeCodifier The]]''' [[FantasticRacism Misfits. '''The''' Heroic Outcasts]].

Outcasts.

The '''X-Men''' are a SuperTeam in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. They were created by writer Creator/StanLee and artist Creator/JackKirby (but made famous by writer Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist JohnByrne) Creator/JohnByrne) and first appeared in ''The X-Men'' #1 (September 1963).



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 [[AffirmativeActionLegacy was incredibly diverse]] (and [[FairForItsDay for the most part]] averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect. Since its first publication, the comic book has been a major allegory of civil rights, especially the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.[[note]]during which it debuted[[/note]]

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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 [[AffirmativeActionLegacy was incredibly diverse]] diverse (and [[FairForItsDay for the most part]] part averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect. Since its first publication, the comic book has been a major allegory of civil rights, especially the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.[[note]]during which it debuted[[/note]]



Due to a massive spike in popularity in the late [[TheEighties 1980s]], the X-Men name now covers a whole franchise of different titles. These are some of the various spin-offs to be found here on TV Tropes.

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Due to a massive spike in popularity in the late [[TheEighties 1980s]], 1980s, the X-Men name now covers a whole franchise of different titles. These are some of the various spin-offs to be found here on TV Tropes.
5th Sep '16 11:06:58 AM Toft
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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 [[AffirmativeActionLegacy was incredibly diverse]] (and [[FairForItsDay for the most part]] averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect. Since it's first publication, the comic book has been a major allegory of civil rights, especially the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.[[note]]during which it debuted[[/note]]

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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 [[AffirmativeActionLegacy was incredibly diverse]] (and [[FairForItsDay for the most part]] averting CaptainEthnic), and subsequent team makeups have kept this aspect. Since it's its first publication, the comic book has been a major allegory of civil rights, especially the American UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.[[note]]during which it debuted[[/note]]
4th Sep '16 8:41:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* UselessWithoutPowers: This happens to Storm when she loses her powers.

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* UselessWithoutPowers: This happens to Storm when she loses her powers. She eventually overcame this by [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman learning various martial arts techniques]] in order to compensate for her loss and become a BadassNormal for a few years real time. Afterwards when she got her powers back the experience of being depowered [[TookALevelInBadass made her even more powerful]].
4th Sep '16 7:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* UselessWithoutPowers: This happens to Storm when she loses her powers.
4th Sep '16 7:09:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* SugarWiki/VillainWhitewashingService: The X-Men franchise is [[MoralDissonance littered with]] this trope.
4th Sep '16 7:09:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: In the "Breakworld" arc, [[spoiler: Brand's deep secret is that she's "hot" for Beast.]]
20th Aug '16 2:19:31 PM Scorntex
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* ActionDressRip: Wolverine performs this for Jean Grey when they're escaping from some sentinels, Jean having been captured while on a date with Cyclops, and is having difficult doing the deed herself.

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* ActionDressRip: Wolverine performs this for Jean Grey when they're escaping from some sentinels, Jean having been captured while on a date with Cyclops, and is having difficult difficulty doing the deed herself.



* AmazonBrigade: The 2013 relaunch of (adjectiveless) ''X-Men'' will feature an all-female team: Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Psylocke and Jubilee. It also appears that they're going to get a villainous counterpart with a race-lifted Lady Deathstrike forming a "Sisterhood" with Typhoid Mary and Amora the Enchantress

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* AmazonBrigade: The 2013 relaunch of (adjectiveless) ''X-Men'' will feature featured an all-female team: Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Psylocke and Jubilee. It They also appears that they're going to get got a villainous counterpart with a race-lifted Lady Deathstrike forming a "Sisterhood" with Typhoid Mary and Amora the Enchantress



* AuthorAppeal: The way Claremont writes Storm becomes... noticeable, over the years.

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* AuthorAppeal: AuthorAppeal:
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The way Claremont writes Storm becomes... noticeable, over the years.years.
** Claremont had a fondness for certain things. Lesbians, and woman in Victorian underwear, for a start.



* BackFromTheDead: Professor X was the first major character, but later on Jean Grey remains one of the first superheroines to be brought back from the dead. But if you think she was KilledOffForReal even a fraction as many times as Magneto, [[NeverLiveItDown you haven't done your homework]].

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* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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Professor X was the first major character, but later on Jean Grey remains one of the first superheroines to be brought back from the dead. But if you think she was KilledOffForReal even a fraction as many times as Magneto, [[NeverLiveItDown you haven't done your homework]].



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Practically every member of the X-Men has fallen victim to this trope at least once. (See AuthorAppeal.)

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: BrainwashedAndCrazy:
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Practically every member of the X-Men has fallen victim to this trope at least once. (See AuthorAppeal.)



* DemonicPossession: The Shadow King is a recurring X-Men villain with the psychic powers, who does not have a physical form. To compensate he possesses the bodies of others.

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* DemonicPossession: DemonicPossession:
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The Shadow King is a recurring X-Men villain with the psychic powers, who does not have a physical form. To compensate he possesses the bodies of others.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Mutant = black" was a major theme in TheSeventies and TheEighties, now more-or-less abandoned for "mutant = gay".

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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"Mutant = black" was a major theme in TheSeventies and TheEighties, now more-or-less abandoned for "mutant = gay".



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar : Chris Claremont does that very well...

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar : GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Chris Claremont does that very well...



* {{Glamour}}: Gambit's charm is now officially part of his power.

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* {{Glamour}}: Gambit's charm is now officially part of his power.



* HeelFaceTurn: Gambit, Magneto during his "headmaster" phase, Emma Frost, Juggernaut, Rogue.

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
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Gambit, Magneto during his "headmaster" phase, Emma Frost, Juggernaut, Rogue.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: A number of mutants, thanks to the aforementioned FantasticRacism and being BlessedWithSuck. Rogue is the poster child for it; her powers make her an outcast among her fellow outcasts.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: IdiotBall: For some reason, the O*N*E builds a fleet of manually-operated Sentinels (built by Tony Stark), and decide to have them police Mutantkind. That'd be dumb enough given the shaky nature of Sentinels ''and'' Starktech, but they also put a blatant Mutantphobe in charge.
* IJustWantToBeNormal:
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A number of mutants, thanks to the aforementioned FantasticRacism and being BlessedWithSuck. Rogue is the poster child for it; her powers make her an outcast among her fellow outcasts.



* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The U-Men are a bunch of humans who want to be Mutants.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: IJustWantToBeSpecial:
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The U-Men are a bunch of humans who want to be Mutants.



* ImplacableMan: Nothing can stop the Juggernaut!

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* ImplacableMan: ImplacableMan:
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Nothing can stop the Juggernaut!



* LookMaNoPlane: Rogue does this in the ''X-Men'' comics, buzzing Air Force One and giving ol' Ronnie Reagan a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.

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* LookMaNoPlane: LookMaNoPlane:
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Rogue does this in the ''X-Men'' comics, at one point, buzzing Air Force One and giving ol' Ronnie Reagan a thrill. She does it again in the first issue of her limited series, this time planting a kiss on one of two fighter jets.



* ManipulativeBastard: Mr. Sinister, resident EvilutionaryBiologist.

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* ManipulativeBastard: ManipulativeBastard:
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Mr. Sinister, resident EvilutionaryBiologist.
8th Aug '16 11:09:03 AM longWriter
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** The Sentinels: after Decimation, they were a human-piloted peacekeeping force to protect the remaining mutants. Well, [[StopHelpingMe in theory at any rate]]. They turned on the X-Men soon enough.

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** The Sentinels: after Decimation, they were a human-piloted peacekeeping force to protect the remaining mutants. Well, [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance in theory at any rate]]. They turned on the X-Men soon enough.
13th Jul '16 8:30:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* SuperSupremacist: The mutants usually have to deal with FantasticRacism directed at themselves by humans, but some mutants conversely believe that ''Homo Superior'' was designed to rule over regular humans.
** ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, from [[DarkAndTroubledPast his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp]], believes that humans rightly fear mutants because mutants are their evolutionary replacements. DependingOnTheWriter, he believes that fear and prejudice are a product of their innate inferiority and that the inherent diversity within the mutant species would allow them to overcome said prejudices if freed from humanity's chains. He is unable to see the irony in how being a mutant supremacist makes him no better than a human supremacist. (But again, this depends on the writer.)
** ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} is Magneto's philosophy taken to an even more frightening conclusion. Apocalypse not only believes that humans are obsolete, but also that there is no room for mutants who [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lost the]] SuperpowerLottery and got BlessedWithSuck. To Apocalypse, [[SocialDarwinism survival of the fittest]] is all that matters, which means that there is no difference between a {{Muggle}} and a weaksauce mutant. Both equally deserve extinction.
9th Jul '16 10:16:57 PM MegaJ
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The '''X-Men''' are a [[SuperHero superhero]] team in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. They were created by writer Creator/StanLee and artist Creator/JackKirby (but made famous by writer Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist JohnByrne) and first appeared in ''The X-Men'' #1 (September 1963).

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The '''X-Men''' are a [[SuperHero superhero]] team SuperTeam in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. They were created by writer Creator/StanLee and artist Creator/JackKirby (but made famous by writer Creator/ChrisClaremont and artist JohnByrne) and first appeared in ''The X-Men'' #1 (September 1963).
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