History VideoGame / XMenDestiny

12th May '16 12:37:11 PM zealots
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* PlayingWithSyringes: The M.O. of the U-Men, who feature in the fourth mission and play a major part in the game's story through their [[LegoGenetic gene-splicing]] technology.
* PoliceAreUseless: The MRD's effectiveness is displayed in their very first scene, which sees Magneto. When leader Luis Reyes announces his intent to arrest Magneto for terrorism the Master of Magnetism's response is to coolly mock him before effortlessly disarming all the MRD troops with him.

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* PlayingWithSyringes: The M.O. of the U-Men, who feature in the fourth mission and play a major part in the game's story through their [[LegoGenetic [[LEGOGenetics gene-splicing]] technology.
* PoliceAreUseless: The MRD's effectiveness is displayed in their very first scene, which sees Magneto.Magneto show up. When leader Luis Reyes announces his intent to arrest Magneto for terrorism the Master of Magnetism's response is to coolly mock him before effortlessly disarming all the MRD troops with him.
12th May '16 11:49:50 AM zealots
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Cyclops is back to his old ways as the unquestioned leader of the X-Men and an unequivocally good man, a stark contrast to his role in the comics at the time where he was basically being used as a VillainProtagonist.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Cyclops is back to his old ways as the unquestioned leader of the X-Men and an unequivocally good man, a stark contrast to his role in the comics at the time where he was basically being used as a VillainProtagonist.



* AnIcePerson: Iceman. The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Iceman's X-genes.

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* AnIcePerson: Iceman. The player character can become a mild version of this too if they equip Iceman's X-genes.



* CastingAShadow: The Shadow Matter powerset.



* CastingAShadow: The Shadow Matter powerset.



* DemotedToExtra: Avalanche, Havok and Psylocke are only present in the game through their X-Genes.

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* DemotedToExtra: Avalanche, Havok and Psylocke are only present in the game through their X-Genes.X-genes.



* DishingOutDirt: The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Avalanche's X-genes, though Avalanche himself is [[AdaptedOut MIA]].

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* DishingOutDirt: The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Avalanche's X-genes, though Avalanche himself is [[AdaptedOut MIA]].MIA.



* PlayingWithFire: Pyro. The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Pyro's X-genes.

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* PlayingWithFire: Pyro. The player character can become a mild version of this too if they equip Pyro's X-genes.
12th May '16 11:45:27 AM zealots
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** Gambit has left the X-Men and now leads a gang of GasMaskMooks of dubious morality. Highlighted during one mission where the player has the choice of handing over a vial of X-Genes to Colossus or him, with handing it to him being presented as the dark/Brotherhood choice. [[spoiler:Ultimately he does rejoin his old teammates]].

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** Gambit has left the X-Men and now leads a gang of GasMaskMooks of dubious morality. Highlighted during one mission where the player has the choice of handing over a vial of X-Genes X-genes to Colossus or him, with handing it to him being presented as the dark/Brotherhood choice. [[spoiler:Ultimately he does rejoin his old teammates]].



* ButThouMust: An annoying consequence of X-Men Destiny's rushed production. Despite much of the game's promotion being based around choice, the actual player has very little choice in the plot, which plays out pretty much the same for both factions regardless of what choices you make. The only things that change are the characters you fight alongside and the responses you get from the villains.

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* ButThouMust: An annoying consequence of X-Men Destiny's ''X-Men Destiny's'' rushed production. Despite much of the game's promotion being based around choice, the actual player has very little choice in the plot, which plays out pretty much the same for both factions regardless of what choices you make. The only things that change are the characters you fight alongside and the responses you get from the villains.



* CapeBusters: The Purifiers, of the KnightTemplar variety. Adrian gets in a pretty good line in the Brotherhood faction path underlining this, when asked by Magneto if he can handle fighting other mutants his response is a deadpan, his response is:

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* CapeBusters: The Purifiers, of the KnightTemplar variety. Adrian gets in a pretty good line in the Brotherhood faction path underlining this, when asked by Magneto if he can handle fighting other mutants his response is a deadpan, his response is:deadpan:



* ChekhovsGunman: Charles Xavier, of a PosthumousCharacter sort. [[spoiler:Turns out Luis Reyes used the X-gene technology both you and the players make liberal use of throughout the game to harvest a portion of Xavier's prodigious PsychicPowers as he lay dying, specifically gaining his ability to perform MindControl]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: Charles Xavier, of a PosthumousCharacter sort. [[spoiler:Turns out Luis Reyes used the X-gene technology both you and the players villains make liberal use of throughout the game to harvest a portion of Xavier's prodigious PsychicPowers as he lay dying, specifically gaining his ability to perform MindControl]].
12th May '16 11:27:05 AM zealots
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After a series of natural disasters, plagues and economic downturns, mutant-human tensions are at an all time high, with a mutant-hating organization called the Purifiers springing up all over the world. Professor X is killed by the mutant-killing machine Bastion, and the X-Men splinter apart after the mansion comes under attack. San Francisco has begun segregating humans and mutants into separate areas of the city. At a human-mutant peace rally, hell breaks loose when SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} (allegedly) launches a terrorist attack, bringing the world to the brink of war.

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After a series of natural disasters, plagues and economic downturns, mutant-human tensions are at an all time high, with a mutant-hating organization called the Purifiers springing up all over the world. Professor X is killed by the mutant-killing machine Bastion, and the X-Men splinter apart after the mansion comes under attack. San Francisco UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco has begun segregating humans and mutants into separate areas of the city. At a human-mutant peace rally, hell breaks loose when SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} (allegedly) launches a terrorist attack, bringing the world to the brink of war.



** Even though his ArchEnemy Cameron Hodge is a major recurring foe in this game, Warren Worthington aka the Angel/Archangel never makes an appearance.



** Even though his ArchEnemy Cameron Hodge is a major recurring foe in this game, Warren Worthington aka the Angel/Archangel never makes an appearance.
12th May '16 11:24:54 AM zealots
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Gambit has left the X-Men and now leads a gang of GasMaskMooks of dubious morality. Highlighted during one mission where the player has the choice of handing over a vial of X-Genes to Colossus or him, with handing it to him being presented as the dark/Brotherhood choice. [[spoiler:Ultimately he does rejoin his old teammates]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalHeroism: Cyclops is back to his old ways as the unquestioned leader of the X-Men and an unequivocally good man, a stark contrast to his role in the comics at the time where he was basically being used as a VillainProtagonist.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
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Gambit has left the X-Men and now leads a gang of GasMaskMooks of dubious morality. Highlighted during one mission where the player has the choice of handing over a vial of X-Genes to Colossus or him, with handing it to him being presented as the dark/Brotherhood choice. [[spoiler:Ultimately he does rejoin his old teammates]].teammates]].
** Quicksilver is also back to his old ways as an unquestioning follower of his father, something the comic character hasn't been in decades.



* AdaptedOut: With the heavy focus on the Purifiers in this game, the absence of their traditional leader [[SinisterMinister Reverend Stryker]] is jarring. Exodus as a Brotherhood telepath also would have been a smart inclusion, since as-is the player character is stuck with Emma Frost [[ButThouMust regardless of what faction they choose]].

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
** The ComicBook/ScarletWitch also never appears or gets mentioned, despite the presence of her brother Quicksilver at Magneto's side. Probably an intentional choice to avoid the inevitable [[ExecutiveMeddling M-Day]] [[ContinuitySnarl headaches]].
** Even though his ArchEnemy Cameron Hodge is a major recurring foe in this game, Warren Worthington aka the Angel/Archangel never makes an appearance.
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With the heavy focus on the Purifiers in this game, the absence of their traditional leader [[SinisterMinister Reverend Stryker]] is jarring. Exodus as a Giving the Brotherhood a telepath of their own such as Exodus also would have been a smart inclusion, since as-is the player character is stuck with Emma Frost [[ButThouMust regardless of what faction they choose]].



* AnIcePerson: The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Iceman's X-Genes.

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* AnIcePerson: Iceman. The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Iceman's X-Genes.X-genes.



* CanonForeigner: Aimi, Adrian, and Grant. On the NPC side of things, Luis Reyes kind of counts, being InNameOnly compared to the comics version of the character (who is the head of O*N*E, a mutant control division created by the US Government after M-Day.)

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* CanonForeigner: Aimi, Adrian, and Grant. On the NPC side of things, Luis Reyes kind of counts, being InNameOnly compared to the comics version of the character (who is the head of O*N*E, a mutant control division squad of Sentinel mech pilots created by the US Government after M-Day.)



* ChekhovsGunman: Charles Xavier, of a PosthumousCharacter sort. [[spoiler:Turns out Luis Reyes used the X-gene technology both you and the players make liberal use of throughout the game to harvest a portion of Xavier's prodigious PsychicPowers as he lay dying, specifically gaining his ability to perform MindControl]].



* ClimaxBoss: The Sentinel is both larger and more epic than any other boss you fight in this game.



* CompellingVoice: This is how the MindControl power used by [[spoiler:Reyes]] works, since victims apparently have to hear his voice for it to take effect. He's set up speakers all throughout the city for this purpose, and plans to expand his influence over the whole world with the help of [[spoiler:Bastion]].
* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Luis Reyes]] wants to refashion himself as something like this, bragging that with his powers he'll bring peace to San Francisco and then the whole world.



* DishingOutDirt: The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Avalanche's X-genes, though Avalanche himself is [[AdaptedOut MIA]].



* EnemyMine: Due to the threat of the Purifiers, the X-Men and Brotherhood spend most of the game in an uneasy alliance.

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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Due to the threat of the Purifiers, the X-Men and Brotherhood spend most of the game in an uneasy alliance.


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* TheExtremistWasRight: Magneto voices his suspicions about [[spoiler:Luis Reyes]] in the very first scene he appears in. As it turns out, [[spoiler:Reyes is not only the voyeur Magneto accuses him of being but a wannabe DarkMessiah being guided by Bastion himself]].


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* FlunkyBoss: Cameron Hodge and [[spoiler:Bastion]] both summon mooks periodically during the fights with them.


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* FragileSpeedster: Quicksilver, as demonstrated when he gets captured by the U-Men and thrown around like a ragdoll by John Sublime.
* FriendlyLocalChinatown: The setting of the game's third mission, and the part of San Francisco where Gambit has set up shop since leaving the X-Men.


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* HijackedbyGanon: Inverted by [[spoiler:Bastion being the BigBad rather than Magneto.]].


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* InformedAbility: Mystique's shapeshifting ability is mentioned in her bio, but she never gets to use it.


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* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: Plenty of these to be found, especially in the first and second missions.


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* TheJuggernaut: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess who]].
* KillSat: The PoweredArmor enemy class all have a move where they rocket up off the screen and start targeting the player with one of these.


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* LifeDrain: Featured as one of the abilities of the Shadow Matter powerset.


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* MultiMookMelee: The end credits feature the player character with their chosen teammates in an arena and are challenged to defeat 200 Purifiers. [[spoiler:They are rewarded with a vintage X-Man suit for their trouble]].


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* PlayingWithFire: Pyro. The player character can become a mild version of this if they equip Pyro's X-genes.
* PlayingWithSyringes: The M.O. of the U-Men, who feature in the fourth mission and play a major part in the game's story through their [[LegoGenetic gene-splicing]] technology.
* PoliceAreUseless: The MRD's effectiveness is displayed in their very first scene, which sees Magneto. When leader Luis Reyes announces his intent to arrest Magneto for terrorism the Master of Magnetism's response is to coolly mock him before effortlessly disarming all the MRD troops with him.


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* PurpleIsPowerful: The PoweredArmor worn by the FinalBoss is purple in color.


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* TattooAsCharacterType: Adrian has a Purifier tattoo on his right arm to show his zealotry and dedication to their cause. It becomes a MarkOfShame for him as the story progresses.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The X-Men and the Brotherhood might be working together, but it's clear from conversations with individual members like Mystique and Northstar that neither group particularly ''likes'' it.
* TeleportSpam: The villains start spamming en masse after they gain [[spoiler:Pixie's]] mutant power.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Nightcrawler and Pixie both have teleporting powers.
* TimedMission: A lot of the Challenge missions are this, challenging the player to defeat x number of mooks or destroy x objects before the timer hits zero.


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* WallCrawl / WallJump: The player character can do this like Toad regardless of what powers you choose.


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* WorldBuilding: In many ways this game presents a more fleshed-out setting and cast of characters than the comics it is based on do. Groups like the Purifiers (which in-canon are pretty much a one-dimensional CorruptChurch) are given more depth, and their relations to one another are also explored more thoroughly (as seen with things like the Purifier/U-Men alliance, which characters in-game note is a strained one due to their conflicting ideologies).


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* ZerothLawRebellion: This is [[spoiler:Bastion's]] endgame, as he plans to use the powers of [[spoiler:Luis Reyes]] to remove TheEvilsOfFreeWill from ordinary humans while hunting down and exterminating mutants en masse.
12th May '16 12:25:56 AM zealots
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* RandomDrops: The X-Genes and suits are dropped randomly and after being picked up get replaced with a an "XP Mutator" with gives you a slight experience boost. Becomes really annoying when you've farmed almost all the genes and get boost after boost of experience you no longer need.

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* RandomDrops: The X-Genes and suits are dropped randomly and after being picked up get replaced with a an "XP Mutator" with gives you a slight experience boost. Becomes really annoying when you've farmed almost all the genes and get boost after boost of experience you no longer need.
12th May '16 12:24:36 AM zealots
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* RoleReprisal: In addition to Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine, there's Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''X2: WolverinesRevenge''. Their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost and Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.

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* RoleReprisal: In addition to Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine, there's Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''X2: WolverinesRevenge''.Wolverine's Revenge''. Their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost and Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.



* SpinOffspring: While never made explicit, it's heavily implied that Aimi's father is the X-Man Sunfire.
** Implied, hell. They have the same last name & the credits list the character as Sunfire.
*** Which only makes her backstory confusing; if her father was Sunfire then getting her to a safe place would be simplicity itself.
*** Considering he's pretty much Japan's Captain America...you're right. Plot hole?

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* SpinOffspring: While never made explicit, it's heavily implied that Aimi's father is the X-Man Sunfire.
** Implied, hell.
Sunfire. They have the same last name & the credits list the character as Sunfire.
*** Which only makes her backstory confusing; if her father was Sunfire then getting her to a safe place would be simplicity itself.
*** Considering he's pretty much Japan's Captain America...you're right. Plot hole?
Sunfire.



* WolverinePublicity: '''Very''' satisfyingly averted, with Wolverine playing a relatively small part in this game. The player can unlock his suit and X-genes, though, because [[WolverinePublicity of course they can]].

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* WolverinePublicity: '''Very''' satisfyingly averted, with Wolverine playing a relatively small part in this game. The player can unlock his suit and X-genes, though, because [[WolverinePublicity [[PopularityPower of course they can]].
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* {{Mooks}} The Purifiers serve this role throughout the game.

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* {{Mooks}} {{Mooks}}: The Purifiers serve this role throughout the game.



* RandomDrops: The X-Genes and suits are dropped randomly and after being picked up get replaced with a n "XPMutator" with gives you a slight experience boost. Becomes really annoying when you've farmed almost all the genes and get boost after boost of experience you no longer need.

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* RandomDrops: The X-Genes and suits are dropped randomly and after being picked up get replaced with a n "XPMutator" an "XP Mutator" with gives you a slight experience boost. Becomes really annoying when you've farmed almost all the genes and get boost after boost of experience you no longer need.



* RevengeBeforeReason: Magneto flips out when [[spoiler:Pixie] dies, attacking Cyclops and the player character even though you're all more or less on the same side.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: Magneto flips out when [[spoiler:Pixie] [[spoiler:Pixie]] dies, attacking Cyclops and the player character even though you're all more or less on the same side.



* RoleReprisal: In addition to Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine, there's Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge''. Their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost and Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.

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* RoleReprisal: In addition to Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine, there's Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge''.''X2: WolverinesRevenge''. Their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost and Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.
12th May '16 12:13:52 AM zealots
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* KnightTemplar: Adrian is one at the beginning of the game, having been raised by the Purifiers who are an entire ''group'' of these. If you let the rally scene play out long enough n the start menu, you can hear Adrian silently reciting Purifier dogma to himself to strengthen his resolve.

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* KnightTemplar: Adrian is one at the beginning of the game, having been raised by the Purifiers who are an entire ''group'' of these. If you let the rally scene play out long enough n on the start menu, you can hear Adrian silently reciting Purifier dogma to himself to strengthen his resolve.



* LostForever: Juggernaut and Havok's suits and X-genes were pre-order bonuses. Most of the time pre-order bonuses are later made available for download online, but with creator SiliconKnights out of business and the game delisted from Xbox Live and PSN networks, no such luck here. Juggernaut's gear was made available normally on later-released discs, but if you didn't pre-order, you'll never get the Havok gear.

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* LostForever: Juggernaut and Havok's suits and X-genes were pre-order bonuses. Most of the time pre-order bonuses are later made available for download online, but with creator SiliconKnights developer Creator/SiliconKnights out of business and the game delisted from Xbox Live and PSN networks, no such luck here. Juggernaut's gear was made available normally on later-released discs, but if you didn't pre-order, you'll never get be able to obtain the Havok gear.
12th May '16 12:09:04 AM zealots
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Gambit has left the X-Men and now leads a gang of GasMaskMooks of dubious morality. Highlighted during one mission where the player has the choice of handing over a vial of X-Genes to Colossus or him, with handing it to him being presented as the dark/Brotherhood choice. [[spoiler:Ultimately he does rejoin his old teammates]].



* The enemy characters get in on this too, with the Purifiers and U-Men forging a VillainTeamUp masterminded by [[spoiler:Bastion]].

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* ** The enemy characters get in on this too, with the Purifiers and U-Men forging a VillainTeamUp masterminded by [[spoiler:Bastion]].
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