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[[folder: Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:Peace does nothing to test -- to INCREASE -- mutants' strength. To force them to evolve into the strong.]]
Born 5,000 years ago into a desert tribe in Ancient Egypt who took one look at the blue skinned mutant and abandoned the supposed HumanoidAbomination to die, the infant who would become Apocalypse was found by the leader of a band of desert raiders called Baal, who adopted the boy and named him "En Sabah Nur"- "The First One", as he believed that the child was the first of a MasterRace of beings who would one day inherit the Earth[[note]]He was wrong, as there were other mutants who came before him- Selene, notably, is nearly thrice as old at 14,000[[/note]]. Baal raised En Sabah Nur and indoctrinated him into the brutal philosophy of his raiding band- [[SocialDarwinism Survival of the Fittest]], and the idea that life is and should be a never ending struggle of the strong against the weak and each other to earn the right to live and prosper.

Throughout the centuries, the immortal Apocalypse traveled to numerous civilizations and cultivated worship of himself, and manipulated them into conflict and civil war to separate the strong from the weak. He eventually gained more power after discovering and bonding with the technology of a crashed Celestial ship, granting him a wide range of abilities but making him so powerful that he had to begin to periodically enter lengthy periods of regenerative rest to prolong his lifespan, and seek out powerful mutants as host bodies. He awoke at various points to influence history and attempt to recruit useful people to his cause, activating the powers of the mutant Exodus in the 12th century and transforming Victorian MadScientist Nathaniel Essex into the immortal geneticist Mister Sinister.

The explosion in the mutant population in modern times awoke Apocalypse from his slumber and set him loose upon the world once again. He now actively seeks to provoke a war between humans and mutants so that mutants can inherit the Earth under his guidance, whilst trying to increase his power by finding powerful mutants to serve as his new host. His plans often bring him into conflict with the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, who he regards as {{Worthy Opponent}}s who have [[WeCanRuleTogether earnt the right to live in his dystopic mutant empire]], when he isn't [[MindControl brainwashing them to serve as his minions]] or [[GrandTheftMe trying to steal their bodies]], or trying to destroy them as threats to his plans.

Apocalypse is one of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s most powerful and dangerous recurring foes. There is more than one BadFuture and ParallelUniverse where he rules the world, and ''all'' of them are hellish {{Death World}}s built on billions of corpses where people have to fight and kill each other to earn the right to live. Unsurprisingly, even without all that, Apocalypse has earned the hatred of a number of prominent characters for his millenia of atrocities, genocide and evil schemes.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: He is even the BigBad of an epic 4-part StoryArc in the 90's cartoon called "Beyond Good And Evil", which gave us this gem:
--> '''Cable''': The world won't stomach your evil forever.
--> '''Apocalypse''': Evil? I am not malevolent! I simply AM!
** He turned down membership in the "Acts of Vengeance" crossover conspiracy because he didn't see himself as evil.
* AdaptationalBadass: His 90's animated series version is way more epic.
** Also, his ''Evolution'' counterpart may be the strongest version, and slightly less evil.
* AGodAmI
* ArchEnemy: To Angel and Cable, as well as TheEternals who regard him as an ancient foe. However, by this point he has managed to piss off half the cast at least, as well as many other heroes (eg. the time he brainwashed TheIncredibleHulk), to say nothing of the entire alternate and future Earths that have to endure his rule.
* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: He supposedly has an Arabic birth name, even though he was born in Egypt around 3,000 B.C.--several thousand years before the Arabic language existed, and ''long'' before it would have been spoken in Egypt.
* AxCrazy
* '''{{BADASS}}'''
** BadassArmFold: A signature pose he uses to assert his superiority.
** BadassBoast: (Most likely in 1990s X-Men cartoon)
--> "I am Apocalypse! Look upon the future and tremble!"
--> "''I am as far beyond mutants as they are beyond '''you!''' I am '''eternal!'''''"
--> "I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against ''me'' and ''be broken''!"
* BaldOfEvil
* BarrierWarrior
* BigBad: For the original X-Factor and Cable, and shares this spot with Magneto for the X-Men as a whole, since he is their most powerful recurring villain by far (not counting one-offs like Dark Phoenix or the Adversary).
* CapcomVsWhatever: Was the boss of VideoGame/{{X-Men vs Street Fighter}} and the penultimate boss of ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter''. Has not appeared in the series since.
* TheChessmaster
* ComboPlatterPowers: Apocalypse's only natural mutations are physical prowess, intelligence, immortality, and his strange gray skin and blue lips (surprisingly enough), and his shapeshifting, as shown in the "Rise of Apocalypse" mini. The rest of hisabilities such as the technopathy, psychic abilities (maybe. The comics are inconsistent on whether or not the psychic abilities are natural or augmented) his armor and other powers are derived from technology on loan from the Celestials.
* DealWithTheDevil: It's been revealed that the Celestials knew about Apocalypse using their technology, and allowed him to keep it in exchange for future services (although, technically, the Celestials are not evil, so in a sense ''Apocalypse'' was the Devil in this case, except he was on the poor end of the deal). While they have yet to collect on said services, the Celestials did at one point prevent Apocalypse from dying to ensure that he would be able to pay them back someday.
** Apocalypse himself does this quite a bit, empowering Mr. Sinister and several mutants (including a few of the X-Men) in exchange for service. Ironically, this has helped the X-Men more than once, since it restored Angel's wings and Wolverine's adamantium.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Whether he is a cosmic-level entity that can pimp-smack the likes of Loki and go toe-to-toe with ''The High Evolutionary'', or is a has-been dependent upon regeneration chambers. Justified partially by Apocalypse's original body being killed in X-Factor 68 by Cyclops channeling the full power of the Summers bloodline, aka plot device.
* TheDreaded: Cable, and his alternate universe counterpart X-Man, are each two of the most powerful psychic mutants alive. And they were created by Sinister for the express purpose of killing this bastard.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His ideal society is a bombed-out radioactive wasteland littered with genocide camps and Nazi-style genetic experimentation labs. Think Benito Mussolini on crack. This was an alternate timeline; the key thing that differed between that and the mainstream verse is simply that in this one Prof X died, Apocalypse woke up earlier, and ''nobody stopped him''. ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' was very much intended to be about what the mainstream Apocalypse would do if he was ever allowed to win; the {{Bad Future}}s that he rules aren't really much better.
* EvilerThanThou: To Mister Sinister, Bishop, Stryfe, Sabretooth, ''{{Dracula}}'' and even ''Loki'' at one point. He frequently pulls this, but puny lesser villains keep thinking they can take him and have to find out the hard way how wrong they are.
* EvilIsBigger: He's 7 foot tall in his usual form, but he'll often invoke this by using his shapeshifting powers to increase his size and utterly dwarve his opponents.
* EvilIsHammy: Especially in the 90's cartoon, basically every line that came out of his mouth was a grandiose BadassBoast using archaic language exalting his might.
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* EvilOverlord: Particularly in the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse, where he rules North America [[TheEmpire with an iron fist]].
* GeniusBruiser
* GodGuise: He is worshipped as a god in his own right by some, but in ancient times he was sometimes mistaken for local deities. He played along as this served his ends well enough anyway.
* GoodIsBadAndBadIsGood: War, conflict, inequality, struggle, destruction and death are good and natural, because they make people stronger (in his mind). Consequently, peace, kindness, equality and the rest are bad, or irrelevant at least, because they make people weak (in his mind).
* GrandTheftMe: Tries to pull this on ComicBook/XMan in ''The Twelve'' (along with stealing the powers of several powerful mutants, the titular number), and in a BadFuture on his (willing) adopted son Stryfe. He failed both times, though in the former case he managed to pull a DemonicPossession on Cyclops. Toyed with pulling it on Hope and has attempted it on others. He is always on the look out for powerful mutants to serve as his host body. In the 90's cartoon, in his final appearance he pulled this on Fabian Cortez.
* HeroKiller
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: That bit below about [[SocialDarwinist culling the weak]]? He taught that to his followers, so after he got badly beaten by Stryfe they judged him to be weak, and changed sides.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Some portrayals of him paint him as this. Despite talking a big game about "survival of the fittest", he still poisoned Cable as a baby out of fear that he'd become more powerful than him. And then there's the number of times he attempted to possess the bodies of exceptionally powerful mutants just to ensure he'd remain the top dog.
** Technically an AvertedTrope; he's actually being entirely consistent with his beliefs and practicing what he preaches- he thinks everyone should try to survive and prosper at all costs, and the above are attempts to do just that. In other words its not that he thinks that the strong should become {{Social Darwinist}}s, its that he believes Social Darwinism is what makes people strong, and powerful mutants who aren't Social Darwinists are thus fundamentally weaker and less worthy of life than puny humans who are. The problem, of course, is that its hard to see how this benefits either the individual or society as a whole if everyone keeps killing each other, or how the very young or vulnerable are supposed to live long enough to practice this themselves. Of course, the actual explanation is rather simple- [[YoureInsane Apocalypse is crazy]] and his philosophy runs on InsaneTrollLogic.
* TheJuggernaut: Not as extreme as the TropeNamer, below, but Apocalypse is still a force of nature.
* KickTheDog / LaserGuidedKarma / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In the ''Rise of Apocalypse" miniseries chronicling his backstory, he as a young man was rejected by the girl he loved due to being physically ugly. When it turned out his powers made him immortal, he went back to her as she was dying of old age and taunted her on her deathbed.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LargeHam: One of the absolute Kings of this trope, ''especially'' in the 90's animated series.
* LegacyCharacter: In Uncanny X-Force it's revealed that Apocalypse is part of a long line of beings who made sure evolution headed in the direction the Celestials desired.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: On rare occassions in more modern day and future storylines, Apocalypse's fearsome exterior visage of an ancient and incredibly powerful mutant is torn away to reveal... an ancient and incredibly old man with a physique roughly akin to that of [[TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]], whose current power is largely due to being encased in what is basically glorified (albeit very, very advanced) PoweredArmor, while his own power ate away at his body. Note however, that every appearance after X-Factor 68 is a host body not capable of handling his full power.
** However, he can subvert this trope via GrandTheftMe, and finding a suitably powerful host to contain his awesome energies (or better yet, elevate himself to cosmic-level evil using one or a number of even stronger hosts) is one of his more common plots.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The God Behind The Man]]: Not only did he give Mr. Sinister his powers, Apocalypse is also the original source of his resources. He also has at least one mutant cult and a number of minions, and was once even worshipped by a group of Skrulls. He was introduced as the leader of a throwaway generic evil organization, and an alternate version of him was the master of Dark Beast and other evil survivors of that timeline.
** Though Apocalypse hates to admit it, the Celestials are ''his'' ManBehindTheMan.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MeaningfulName: His ''given'' name is translated as "The First One" - he and Selene both have very good claims as being the first mutants alive.[[note]] "En Sabah Nur" actually translates into roughly "The Seven Lights." While not as meaningful, it does have a poetry to it. [[/note]]
* MindControl: Pulled this on several mutants, including Angel and Wolverine. On one occassion, he even pulled it on the Incredible Hulk- and, even more impressively, he is one of the few to pull it on the Hulk ''successfully''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name is ''Apocalypse''.
* OneManArmy: Case in point- in ancient times, even in his youth, he would sometimes take part in a battle and fight ''both'' sides, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder even the side he was supposed to be on]], and he would ''win'', or at least he'd come out alive despite everyone trying to kill him. Keep in mind that this was ''before'' his Celestial-upgrade, so while he was still superpowered, he was not the invincible demigod he would later become. It goes without saying that ''since'' said upgrade, he more than qualifies for this trope.
* PhysicalGod: Not exactly a high-end example, but he is powerful enough to qualify, plus he is actually worshipped as a deity. He possesses virtually every physical superpower in some form, as well as a range of others, and is immortal and an absolute beast to kill.
* PowerArmour: Ridiculously advanced armour no less, on a multi-millenia loan from some of the most powerful aliens in the universe.
* PsychicPowers: Powerful enough to make the likes of Prof X. think twice about trying to read his mind.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: His 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who are usually BrainwashedAndCrazy mutants (or superhumans, at least) under his control, and more than once brainwashed superheroes. Also, the Dark Riders.
* SadistTeacher: Ultimately what he is- a crazy and ruthless "teacher" whose students are entire cultures and species. The biggest problem, of course, is that what he believes in is [[InsaneTrollLogic absolutely bonkers]] and tends to result in his "students" destroying each other, which he seems to find acceptable as long as they got "stronger" (ie. become merciless {{Blood Knight}}s) while doing it. One could get the feeling that he does everything he does because war and conflict and struggle [[EvilCannotComprehendGood are the only things that he is capable of understanding]]; thus, if people are not fighting and killing and dying all the time and everywhere, [[TautologicalTemplar obviously the world is wrong and he has to fix it.]]
* ShapeshifterBaggage: Can take any form regardless of size or shape. He almost never reduces himself to petty espionage, however, though he has occasionally taken human forms to better manipulate others or move about freely in society.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Apocalypse can make anything from battering rams and saw blades to Energy Weapons from his arms.
* SocialDarwinist: His whole schtick is culling the weak so that the strong survive. This extends to himself, as well; he has been entirely willing to die whenever he's been defeated due to his belief that his own failure makes him unworthy of life.
* StartOfDarkness: The ''Rise of Apocalypse'' mini, which reveals how he was abandoned at birth due to his obvious mutation, adopted by bloodthirsty nomadic raiders, lost his adoptive father, encountered Rama-Tut/Kang the Conqueror, was rejected by the girl he'd fallen in love with, escaped slavery, and eventually rose to power as pharaoh.
* SuperEmpowering: In addition to Mr. Sinister, Apocalypse has also empowered most of his Horsemen, either giving them brand new powers or upgrading what was already there. This has even helped the X-Men on occasion (despite the brief episode of brainwashing), as he has restored Angel's wings, Wolverine's adamantium skeleton, and Sunfire's legs.
** Though it later turned out that Angel had a HealingFactor and his wings would have regrown naturally anyway, and Wolverine probably wasn't too happy with having the adamantium once again forced upon him, so its for a given value of "help".
* SuperStrength: He is easily Class 100, though seemingly on the lower-end of that scale.
* {{Technopathy}}: His PowerArmour lets him interact with and take control of virtually any computer system that he wishes to.
* VillainousValor: Generally keeps his word, and treats his opponents with great respect. Given the sheer amount of hell he often puts them through, this tends to make them hate him even more.
* TouchedByVorlons: Apocalypse was granted much of his power by celestial technology.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: A very impressive example, as he can use it to create space-age weaponary and act as a highly-efficient HealingFactor that makes Wolverine's look tame, as well as [[SizeShifter alter his size]] (most prominent in the 90's cartoon) and occasionally just plain old impersonating people.
** This seems to be his default mutant power, though Celestial tech has amped it. He's basically a stronger version of Mystique- this explains his gray skin (to her blue skin), long life (she has barely aged in over a century; he barely aged in over ''several'' centuries) and of course he could shapeshift before he found his PowerArmor. His [[LargeAndInCharge height]] and superior strength and stamina and SuperIntelligence are what suggest his powers are greater than hers, but the only real difference otherwise is the class they are in. Edit: This is sort of incorrect. Even before he acquired the celestial's technology, he had the ability to duplicate physical super powers by molecular manipulation. That is beyond shapeshifting, that's willing yourself to have additional powers. Mystique has never been capable of any of that. What Apocalypse can do is something very few shapeshifters can do, outside of the cosmic level characters and high end powerhouses.
* WarIsGlorious
* WorfHadTheFlu: Falls into this way too often. He is rarely depicted to be as powerful as he used to be and logically should be, and the most compain justification for this is that his host body is weak and he is dependant on his regeneration chambers to survive (see TheManBehindTheCurtain).
* WorthyOpponent: The only reason he allows the X-Men to live is because he considers them among the strong.

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[[folder: The Apocalypse Twins (Uriel and Eimin [[spoiler:Worthington)]]]]
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In the pages of ''Uncanny Comicbook/XForce'', [[Characters/{{XForce}} Pestilence of the Final Horsemen]] slept with [[spoiler:Archangel]], who had become the heir of Apocalypse, and conceived twins Uriel and Eimin, a third generation of Apocalypses. The pair were kidnapped at birth by Kang the Conqueror and raised to adulthood by him in the future, before returning to the past with a vengeance to take their place at the head of Clan Akkaba.

* TheAntichrist
* [[ApocalypseMaiden Apocalypse Twins]]: Duh.
* CoDragons: To Kang.
* CreepyTwins
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Uriel axes a Celestial to death]].
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Kang beat this philosophy into them for an as-yet-unknown but undoubtedly sinister purpose.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Uriel is killed by Thor.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: They not only predict the Scarlet Witch's attempt to subvert them, but they use it to their advantage and orchestrate Earth's destruction.]]
* PetTheDog: Sparing their mother during their takeover of Clan Akkaba.
* TimeMaster: Both are ''extremely'' deadly chronomancers, though their powers are applied in different ways:
** NoSell: Uriel can void any attack sent his way by transporting it somewhere else in time.
** AndIMustScream: Eimin, meanwhile, can produce projectiles that trap whoever they strike in a neverending time loop of constant pain. [[spoiler:This is how War and Famine bite it]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:They want to save the mutant race and give them their own planet. They end up destroying Earth to make sure humans aren't a threat anymore, and to spite Kang.]]
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:War and Famine]] meet a truly grisly end at their hands when they resist their takeover.
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[[folder: Arcade]]
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[[caption-width-right:250: I promise... I've given up games of murder. I'm done with death traps. Okay... maybe a tiny little death trap.]]
A wealthy assassin who grew bored with conventional killing, so he designed a gigantic killer theme park he dubbed Murderworld. Even after that, he grew tired of the lack of challenge, so he redesigned it so he could try to kill superheroes with it. He's yet to actually kill any superheroes with Murderworld, but he has enough fun just watching them escape.

* AmusementParkOfDoom: Murderworld
* AwesomeButImpractical: The ''king'' of trying to kill superheroes in the most flashy and pointlessly overcomplicated way imaginable.
* BastardBoyfriend: For White Rabbit.
--> '''White Rabbit:''' Arcade, sweetie, does this outfit make me look fat?
--> '''Arcade:''' Yes, enormous... larger than life itself. In fact, the sight of you disgusts me. Go back into the bathroom and puke up the sushi you had for lunch.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: In ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'', he wears a [[SharpDressedMan nice suit]] that essentially makes him a RealityWarper within Murderworld's borders.
* CrimefightingWithCash: Inverted. He commits stupendously impractical, unprofitable crimes by virtue of his vast wealth.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Subverted, as Arcade doesn't actually need the money he would get from killing anyone. He does, however, find a more practical use for Murderworld when he offers it as a training ground to Mystique and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
** He's also once or twice designed legtimate, non-muderous themeparks.
*** It was actually explained once that Arcade is one of the richest men in the world, and the million dollars he charges to use Murderworld doesn't even begin to cover its cost. The man just really, really likes killing people in ludicrous ways.
* DeadlyGame
* DeadlyTrainingArea: Mystique once hired him to let her use sections of Murderworld to train her Brotherhood against robotic replicas of the X-Men. Arcade set the condition that one of the "X-Men" robots would be programmed to kill, and the Brotherhood would have no way of knowing which was which.
* DeathTrap[=/=]DeathCourse
* DiminishingVillainThreat: Arcade wasn't really taken hugely seriously to begin with, but over the years he's become a bit of a StarterVillain, and at some points even a ButtMonkey.
* EccentricMillionaire: The only reason he's still in business. Though he charges a cool mil per victim, his various Murderworlds have never once turned a profit.
* EvilGenius
* EvilRedhead
* FairPlayVillain: Interestingly so. He refuses to built his death-traps ''truly'' flaw-proof because he believes in giving heroes a sporting chance.
* FantasticRacism: Averted. Unlike the rest of the X-Men's human adversaries, he doesn't seem to be prejudiced against mutants.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Fiction 500}}: He was always portrayed as ridiculously wealthy, but ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' upped the ante by a few orders of magnitude: he gives away private islands as severance packages and can personally fund the construction of a Murderworld the size of a small country, packed with so much ultra-high-tech that he's basically all-powerful there.
* ForTheEvulz: This is the ''real'' reason he traps superheroes in Murderworld.
* LaughablyEvil
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His most recent ArtShift has him looking like this.
* NightmareFetishist: So much so that his idea of a birthday present to himself is a standing arrangment for one of his employees to try to kill him.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain[=/=]TookALevelInBadass: In ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'', he gets a Murderworld where he has godlike power, theoretically sufficient to go toe-to-toe with Thor. He proceeds to wipe out half the teenage superheroes he's imprisoned, at one point by just [[FingerPokeOfDoom pointing his finger at the victim]].
** This is then immedately subverted in his next appearance in ''ComicBook/AvengersUndercover'', in which [[spoiler:the survivors track him down and murder him]].
* ProfessionalKiller
* PsychoForHire
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob
* SelfMadeOrphan: Claims to have murdered his father in revenge for him cutting off his allowance.
* TheSociopath: He murdered his original [[TheDragon Dragon]], Miss Locke, for getting too close to him.
* VillainTeamUp: Fairly fond of this, as X-villains go. He's partnered with Mojo, Viper and Deadpool, just to name a few.

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[[folder: Avalanche (Dominic Szilard Janos Petros )]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:Sorry about the mess, he says. @#$%in' X-Men.]]
A Greek mutant terrorist with earthquake powers who joined the Brotherhood with Pyro.

* {{Bishonen}}: In ''{{X-Men Evolution}}'', he's re-designed as a TroubledButCute JerkWithAHeartOfGold with the looks of Judd Nelson from TheBreakfastClub.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In the first arc of ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', the RedSkull hijacks his mind and uses him to commit acts of brutality in order to smear the name of mutantkind. When cornered by the titular team in their first mission, the Skull commands him to apparently [[spoiler:commit suicide, but of course they NeverFoundTheBody]].
* CivilianVillain: Recently after his Brotherhood had disbanded (and with his teammates depowered, dead or M.I.A), he retired as a terrorist and became a bartender in San Francisco.
** In Dark Reign, he [[spoiler:somewhat reverted to his villainous ways when the anti-mutant human bigots started their riots in San Francisco]].
* DishingOutDirt
* ForTheEvulz: It's never really been revealed why he or Pyro signed on with Mystique in the first place; apparently we're really just meant to accept that some people are just ''bad'' like that... which admittedly isn't that hard when you think about people like Mister Sinister and the Marauders.
** [[MoneyDearBoy Perhaps she was paying them?]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Pyro are best friends, and joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants together.
* HiddenDepths: Really likes gardening.
* StarterVillain: In ''Uncanny Avengers''.

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[[folder: Azazel]]
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A demonic overlord and Nightcrawler's biological father. Millennia ago, he was banished into the Brimstone dimension by the Cheyarafim, a group of xenophobic mutants with angelic appearances. He possesses an impressive amount of powers, teleportation included. He appeared in ''X-Men First Class'' (however with a different look) and was portrayed by JasonFlemyng.

* AffablyEvil: He's kind of like a more sinister version of Nightcrawler in some ways.
* BadassGrandpa: He's one by chronological age, as well as an actual grandfather. Quite possibly the original inventor of the term BAMF!
* BadassInANiceSuit: As part of his First Class inspired redesign.
* BeardOfEvil
* BigRedDevil
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Three guesses on who.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He came to actually love Mystique and Nightcrawler.
* EvilCounterpart: One to his son Nightcrawler, like Nightcrawler he has been been called a demon but he believed it and so began acting like one.
* EvilEyebrows
* EvilSorcerer: He has also studied black magic.
* HotAsHell
* {{Immortality}}
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MasterSwordsman: Who do you think that Nightcrawler got it from?
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* Really700YearsOld: Quite possibly ''thousands'' of years old. He's stated to have existed in biblical times.
* ReallyGetsAround: He has dozens of children by multiple women. And tends to leave them pretty quickly too.
* {{Satan}}: The mutant equivalent.
** Not exactly Satan, or even a demon, he just looks like one. However, he doesn't at all mind pretending to be one when it suits his needs.
* TeleportSpam

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[[folder: Bastion]]
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[[caption-width-right:250: '''NO!''' Fools! Release me now! You have '''no idea''' what you are up against!]]
The half-human, half-robot result of '''Nimrod''' and '''Master Mold''' (it's a long story), Bastion was a high-ranking government operative who initiated ''Operation: Zero Tolerance'' in response to the Onslaught Saga and Mystique's assassination of Graydon Creed. The program created a new breed of "Prime Sentinels"; infecting ordinary humans with nano-probes that transformed them into human-sized Sentinels in the presence of mutants. Bastion had Jubilee kidnapped and {{Mind Rape}}d and captured several other mutants before the government shut down his program and Wolverine beheaded him.

The Purifiers brought Bastion back and gave him an upgraded body. Bastion attempts to kill several X-Men but sets his sights on Hope, the mutant messiah. Nightcrawler made a HeroicSacrifice to damage him but Bastion recovered and tried to kill Hope. Hope manifested a [[ComboPlatterPowers combo platter of powers]] to overwhelm it and ultimately fried him.

He was the BigBad for the ''VideoGame/XMenNextDimension'' fighting game.

* AnArmAndALeg: Nightcrawler took off one of his arms. He just got a spare.
* BackFromTheDead
* BigBad: Between Messiah Complex and the Second Coming.
* TheChessmaster: Anticipated a lot of the X-Men's strategies.
* CompositeCharacter: An in-universe version, no less.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The Purifiers brought him back to lead them against the mutants. He quickly took control from them.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Wasn't programmed to hate mutants. As he informs Hope, he's moved beyond that.
* HeroKiller
* KillerRobot
* LosingYourHead: Good thing that the Purifiers had a spare Nimrod chassis.
* LossOfIdentity: Started looking more and more like Nimrod towards the end of his 'life'.
* {{Nanomachines}}
* OneWingedAngel
* PeoplePuppets: What he did to Bolivar Trask, Steven Lang and Graydon Creed once he [[CameBackWrong brought them back]].
* RoboticPsychopath: He's programmed to kill mutants, and goes out of his way to choose the cruellest way possible.
* SecondLawMyAss: Won't take orders from a human.
* TheVirus
* WeHaveReserves: Has no problem killing innocent humans or his own troops to further his own aims.

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[[folder: Belasco]]
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Belasco's early history was told by the poet Dante, though there was some dispute as to the veracity of these accounts. Allegedly, Belasco was a sorcerer in 13th Century Italy who used his knowledge of alchemy and the black arts to contact the Elder Gods (actually extradimensional demonic entities). He forged a pact with them enabling them to cross the barrier to our dimension using a pentagonal arrangement of five Bloodstones. In return, Belasco was granted immortality and immense mystical power. He was also given a demonic appearance, as he was intended to form a new race of Earth-dwelling demons.

To this end, he kidnapped Bice "Beatrice" dei Portinari, beloved of Dante, to give birth to the first of this new race. He fled with her to the Atlantean isle of Pangea, where the Elder Gods directed him to Mt. Flavius, where their summoning ritual could take place. While en route, Belasco raped Beatrice, and she was nine months pregnant by the time they arrived. He embarked onto the island, closely pursued by Dante, and took Beatrice into a network of underground passages designed to resemble Hell. Dante found them just in time to witness Beatrice dying in childbirth and, enraged, he attacked Belasco. During the battle, a pipe was accidentally struck, releasing an unknown liquid that placed Belasco in suspended animation. At some point on the island, Belasco also lost the locket containing the Bloodstones.

In recent years, the volcano mountain became active again, releasing Belasco. He quickly located the locket and found a new sacrifice, Shanna O'Hara. He placed her under his mental control and began the spell. However, just as he was almost finished, Shanna's mate Ka-Zar appeared and hurled the locket into the volcano, sealing away the Elder Gods and apparently destroying Belasco.

However, he instead was trapped in Limbo, where he spent his years conquering it. Once complete, he drew the X-Men to him for unknown reasons and battled them. They all managed to escape save the seven-year-old Illyana Rasputin, whom he made his apprentice. He shaped part of her soul into a Bloodstone, giving her great potential for power and allowing him to control her. However, upon reaching the age of fourteen, she rebelled against him, driving him from Limbo. Now its new master, she returned to her own world only seconds after the X-Men had returned, and shortly after joined the New Mutants as Magik. Magik was later deposed as the ruler of Limbo by the demons S'ym and N'Astirh, the latter of whom was destroyed, and also restored Illyana's lost childhood.

Belasco eventually took control of Limbo once more. The cultist Sammy Smith, alias "the Rev", who was a Jim Jones analogue, worshiped Belasco as Lucifer. The Rev fought the Punisher twice, the second time alongside the Punisher's longtime foe Jigsaw. When the Punisher killed Jigsaw, the Rev used his Belasco-granted powers to resurrect the thug, although both were defeated despite Smith's gift of demonic magic.

Belasco also turned Alpha Flight-ally Witchfire against her team by influencing her demonic side. She finally was restored to normal and returned to Beta Flight, Alpha Flight's support group. It was strongly suggested that Belasco is Witchfire's father or at least that Witchfire believes so.

Later, Belasco and the fear-demon D'Spayre contested to corrupt Cable, the son of Madelyne Pryor, who had been the ally of S'ym and N'Astirh. Belasco banished D'Spayre and summoned himself, Cable, and Cable's ally Lee Forrester to Limbo, where S'ym threw Belasco out of his way and fought with Cable. Cable won, and he and Lee returned to Earth.

It was eventually revealed that Illyana's best friend Kitty Pryde had received Illyana's Soulsword after Illyana had died; in dying, she had bonded the Soulsword to Kitty's own essence. After Kitty's team Excalibur fought off several claimants to the sword, Nightcrawler's girlfriend Amanda Sefton was given the sword. She then gave the sword to her mother, Margali Szardos, who was in turn kidnapped by Belasco and brought to Limbo. Nightcrawler and Sefton freed her, and Sefton secretly took the sword and adopted the codename Magik for herself. Belasco and his allies, the N'Garai demons, fought the X-Men again soon after, but were defeated by the X-Men with the assistance of the new Magik, who revealed herself to be Amanda Sefton.

* DimensionLord
* EvilerThanThou
* EvilRedhead
* EvilSorcerer
* ForTheEvulz
* GodGuise: He pretended to be Lucifer when he appeared in ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'' as Rev's benefactor.
* LukeIAmYourFather: He's the father of Witchfire of Alpha Flight.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* PublicDomainCharacter: He was the rival of Dante and the abductor/rapist of Dante's beloved Beatrice. Yes, [[DivineComedy that Dante and Beatrice]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Trapped in Limbo/Otherplace, the locket that is his key is escape having been thrown into a volcano. Kidnapped Illyana Rasputin to use her as his tether to escape.
* WifeHusbandry: He tried this with Illyana when she became Magik the first time. Of course, [[FaustianRebellion it didn't go quite as planned.]]

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[[folder: Black Tom Cassidy (Thomas Cassidy)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:Tis about time, it is, then... I was beginnin' t'wonder when y'r actions would match y'r reputation! Sorry t'say f'r you , boyo -- my actions speak louder than y'r words! ]]
Tom and his cousin Sean (Banshee) were rivals over a woman named Maeve Rourke. Maeve married Sean. However, her death seemed to revive their dislike for each other, not to mention Tom secretly raising Sean's daughter Theresa.

The X-Men initially clashed with Tom and Juggernaut at Cassidy Keep. He and Juggernaut were involved in many schemes. On one occasion Juggernaut sought to share his power with Tom, in essence creating two Juggernaut-like beings.

Tom somehow contracted a type of plant mutation. He sought to use Deadpool's healing factor as a cure. He later attacked Sean and Generation X in a partially transformed state. He was defeated by Banshee, and the source of the plant was removed. However, when the X-Men later encountered Tom as part of the Brotherhood, he had become fully plantlike. Like the rest of the Brotherhood, Black Tom was sucked into Shen Xorn's head and transported to the Mojoverse, where they sold Juggernaut and Nocturne to Mojo and, in return, they were sent back to Earth.

Black Tom was believed to have lost his powers during M-Day. However it seems only his plantlike mutation has been lost--in a confrontation with Excalibur he blasted Dazzler. Tom has since shown remorse for the death of Squid-Boy and claimed to have had his mind affected by the plant mutation. He also urged Juggernaut to recover his lost strength and return to his full strength, feeling that Juggernaut couldn't become reformed and pointing out that Juggernaut had yet to tell his new allies of his full past.

* CainAndAbel (with Banshee in the 90s X-Men cartoon)
* GreenThumb
* FrickinLaserBeams: From any piece of wood that he touches. He prefers to use his shillelagh, though.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: His long-standing partnership with the Juggernaut. The "heterosexual" part is [[HoYay debatable]].
* {{Oireland}}
* WhenTreesAttack: His secondary mutation.

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[[folder: Blob (Fred Dukes)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200: Eventually, I was offered a couple of choices - kinda like a 'Heads, you're good, tails you're bad' deal. I chose tails. ]]
A mutant with a layer of protective blubber, bullet-proof skin, personal gravity control and SuperStrength. He was discovered by the X-Men and was initially disinterested until he met Jean Grey. After she rebuked him, he decided not to join the X-Men, and the X-Men tried to erase his memory of the events causing him to turn to crime and Magneto, becoming a cornerstone of the Brotherhood of Mutants. Though, really, can you blame him?

* AbnormalAmmo: Was once dropped like a bomb on top of some malcontents.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Despite far surpassing [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] & [[FamilyGuy Peter Griffon]] in terms of girth, he was as agile and maneuverable as any normal-sized man.
* BarrierWarrior: An unusual variant where the "barrier" is his own NighInvulnerable body.
* CatchPhrase: ''Nothing moves the Blob!''
* DumbMuscle: Not the brightest, but strong enough to serve as TheBrute for the Brotherhood.
* FatBastard
* GiantMook: The Blob is considerably taller than a human being and much, much fatter.
* GravityMaster: Can alter his own personal gravitational field to root himself to a spot and become immovable while taking advantage of his incredible durability and resistance to harm.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Unus.
* ImAHumanitarian: His UltimateMarvel incarnation drops hints about engaging this, culminating in an infamous panel from "Ultimatum", where he either finds The Wasp's corpse, or kills her himself, and then eats her.
* {{Kevlard}}
* LightningBruiser: Quite a bit faster and more agile than he looks.
* MightyGlacier: When on the defensive, as he's incredibly durable and virtually impossible to move by virtually anyone who isn't ridiculously strong. Hulk, Juggernaut, and Strong Guy at near-full power have all managed to move him, as has Colossus by digging up the chunk of ground that he was standing on, but when that's the minimum that's required to move you, you've pretty much earned the title of "immovable object".
* NighInvulnerable: Part of his "core trinity" of powers; he's extremely hard to hurt due to his extreme girth, he has SuperStrength, and he can fix himself in place so he can't be moved. It ''is'' possible to injure him (extremely sharp objects can generally pierce his skin, as Wolverine learned, and his head is less durable than the rest of him and thus can be affected by a good punch to the face if you have a sufficient degree of superhuman strength), but it's not at all easy to do and will still leave you in far worse shape because he's still got a decent degree of pain tolerance and can generally hit you far harder than you can hit him.
** Which is why many of the heroes who've fought him find ways to hurt him besides direct kinetic blows like punches or gunshots. {{ComicBook/Daredevil}} knocked him out by dropping a huge steel bell on his head, {{ComicBook/Sleepwalker}} used his warp beams to wrap a construction girder around the Blob and crush his blubber, and Banshee used his sonic scream to stun the Blob. Strong Guy maneuvered him into the core of an explosion of jet fuel that caught fire. Different incarnations of {{ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk}} have either stretched his flab like silly putty, or prevented him from flexing his stomach muscles and pushing the Hulk's fist out. His flab is much less effective against sensory attacks like concussions, explosions or being squished or stretched.
* PetTheDog: In the mainstream verse, there was once a short {{filler}} comic that involved Blob getting ticked off by being caught up in some rednecks bullying one of the local losers while he was attending a rodeo show. After things progressed to the point Blob intended to level the town out of irritation, said loser stepped up and challenged him to do something, with Blob agreeing to not destroy the town if he couldn't do it. The challenge? Touch his toes. Blob promptly bursts out laughing, compliments the nerdy guy on his guts, treats him to a beer and then leaves the place without causing any more damage.
* PsychopathicManchild: Often depicted as very emotionally underdeveloped.
* SacrificialLion: Of a sort; while he didn't actually die, he as of this writing holds the dubious distinction of being the most important character to still be powerless following ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. Not that that's saying much, obviously.
* StoneWall: He can also become completely unmovable, which, given his invulnerability and gigantic size, can be a huge problem for those facing him.
* TheBrute: Is the iconic mutant to serve this role for the Brotherhood of Mutants -- and [[CommonKnowledge not, as is popularly supposed]], Juggernaut.
* VillainousGlutton: Depending on the continuity; mainstream Marvel has his girth as part of his mutation.
* StoutStrength: His 1990 trading card states that he can lift about 70 tons.

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[[folder: The Brood]]
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Your standard race of evil alien bug people who have a queen and wish to assimilate all life in the universe.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil
* BeePeople
* BigCreepyCrawlies
* BodyHorror
* BugWar
* Expy: Of the Xenomorphs from the Alien movies.
* FaceFullOfAlienWingWong
* ForTheEvulz
** ''X-Men/Brood: Day of Wrath'' gave them a FreudianExcuse: they're just so terrified of extinction that they'll stop at nothing to make more Brood, and unfortunately for the rest of the universe [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong that]] [[BodyHorror entails]]...
* {{Galactus}}: He's one of two things that would give these bugs pause, the other is the [[spoiler: Phoenix Force. So much so that in the 2004 ComicBook/FantasticFour[=/=]X-men mini-series, Emma Frost used her telepathy on the aliens to bring their only two fears to life together.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Brood apparently had their own homeworld in our dimension. Curiously enough, though, in the UltimateMarvel universe they have appeared in the Mindscape, the home dimension of {{Sleepwalker}}, along with that universe's version of the Shadow King.
* HiveCasteSystem
* MindRape: The Brood can absorb the memories, knowledge and abilities of their hosts, even as they erase the host's personality and take control of the body. This may possibly have a connection to their presence in the Mindscape, as noted above.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[PlanetHulk No-Name]] of the Warbound and Broo of the The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning are two present-day examples of "benign" Brood. There's also a similar group that exists in Bishop's timeline.
* NecessarilyEvil: As bad as the Brood is, there's something far worse in the 616 universe and thanks to the [[ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} Annihilation Wave]], the Brood's home planet was destroyed allowing these dangerous entities to wreak havoc across galaxies without the Brood to keep them in check.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens
* TheVirus

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[[folder: Cassandra Nova (Cassandra Nova-Xavier)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:It's a special feeling, isn't it? Behind the mask of liberal respectability, with its safe opinions, we '''all''' hate the mutations. Don't we? How can it be '''murder''' when they're germs or vermin?]]
Of all X-men's villainesses, Cassandra is generally thought as the most threatening of all. Completely amoral, power-hungry, she is on par with her brother, Charles Xavier, in terms of mental abilities mastery. She has faded in the background lately but she remains unvanquished so far which means she may reappear at any time.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Seems to perceive herself this way.
-->'''Cassandra:''' In a world without values or morality, good and evil are just choices on the menu of the mighty.
* [[BaldWomen Bald Woman]]
** BaldOfEvil
* TheBaroness: Of the Rosa Klebb type. Aging, unattractive and non-sexualised. [[SarcasmMode She could only be evil, of course...]]
* CainAndAbel
* ContinuitySnarl: The issue of who she's presently inside of. The end of Morrison's run implies Ernst. The end of Austen's run implies Carter Ghazikhanian. And the end of her arc in Whedon's run implies Armor.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turned]] AlternateUniverse incarnation from Morrison's final four issues, to the point where her last words are a completely-uninterested-sounding. "Oh dear, not like this."
* EvilTwin
* FetusTerrible
* HollywoodOld: Defied. She clearly looks her age, or possibly even older; given the sliding timescale, she's likely only in her forties. Perhaps a case of EvilMakesYouUgly?
* HumanoidAbomination: She's actually a ''mummudrai'', or anti-self, which each individual must fight and kill in the womb in order to be born. Charles' mutant DNA meant she was able to survive as disembodied consciousness, and slowly build herself a new body.
* KickTheDog: Takes sadistic pleasure in dehumanizing Beast.
* NeverMessWithGranny - An incredibly dark example.
* NietzscheWannabe: "All life ends up as manure."
* SiblingYinYang

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[[folder: Changeling / Morph (Kevin Sydney)]]
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[[caption-width-right:185:We mutants agreed to serve him out of '''hatred''' for normal humans -- and because of their '''fear''' and '''hostility''' towards us! Yet, have we merely exchanged our roles as '''outcasts''' -- for those of '''slaves'''? But we shall consider that later -- when the world of '''Homo sapiens''' lies in smoldering, radioactive '''ruins'''!]]
The second-in-command of Factor 3, a replacement for the Brotherhood of Mutants that wanted to start World War III. The leader of Factor 3 was revealed to be an alien and his organization turned on him and was disbanded. He secretly joined the X-Men and was killed shortly after his covert membership was revealed. Morph from the animated series was based on him.

A parallel universe version of him is a constant member of the Exiles, where he's more of a wacky, Looney-Tuneish character who uses his ability to entertain.

The main universe version of Changeling had shapeshifting, and minor psychic powers. The Exiles version has more powerful shapeshifting powers.

* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: (in the '90s animated series)
* FaceHeelTurn: ('90s Animated Series)
* FunPersonified (Exiles and '90s Animated Series version)
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: While disguised as Professor X.
* KilledOffForReal: Died in the nineteen sixties, and hasn't come back.
* MoreThanMindControl (How Morph was compelled to make the FaceHeelTurn in the '90s animated series)
* PsychicPowers
* SycophanticServant
* TricksterArchetype
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Both in the 616 universe and the '90s X-Men cartoon

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[[folder: Chimera]]
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Chimera was an inter-dimensional pirate with a questionable sanity. She lived to plunder the space-time continum and traveled with plasma-wraiths, super-strong half-starved creatures wrapped in black bandages with sharp claws.

Chimera was hired by Genesis (Cable's son) in a plot to catch Wolverine and re-bond him with adamantium. She broke Cyber out of prison, and Wolverine stabbed her hand before she managed to escape. However the plan didn't go as planned and a feral Wolverine nearly killed all the Dark Riders with her and Dirtnap being the only survivors. She fought Wolverine again, although this time he had help from Venom.

She formed an alliance with Emplate as well. When Emplate accidentally opened a portal, she came through and she learned of his powers. She soon delightfully joined him. However she later tried to leave his side, and he incinerated her, seemingly killing her.

After M-Day, she reappeared without an explanation of what had happened and was approached by the Madelyne Pryor to join her new Sisterhood of Mutants. She accepted, by saying she was bored out of her mind. She fought Domino alongside the Sisterhood and was shot almost fatally, however, she was later healed by The Red Queen. When Madelyne Pryor tried to enter Jean Grey's body, she exploded and Chimera and the rest of the Sisterhood fled into Spiral's portal to escape from the X-Men.

She later joined the Marauders as their leader, seemingly against her will.

* CasualInterstellarTravel
* DeadpanSnarker: On the Sisterhood especially, she seemed to serve as the team's answer to [[KimPossible Shego]].
* EnergyBall
* HyperspaceArsenal: Chimera has access to weapons from across dimensions.
* MindOverMatter
* [[SpacePirates Space Pirate]]
* {{Telepathy}}

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[[folder: Dark Beast (Henry McCoy)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200: ''He is both gifted and savage at the same time.''- Apocalypse]]
A malevolent counterpart of Beast of the X-Men, aka Henry [=McCoy=], who originated from an alternate universe where he performed hideous experiments on humans and mutants in an effort to unlock the secrets of mutant evolution.

* CripplingOverspecialisation: Unlike his 616 counterpart, who is an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Dark Beast's field of knowledge barely extends past biology. While posing as his good counterpart, he was often annoyed by all the fields of science the X-Men expected him to know.
* DarkIsEvil
* EvilGenius / GeniusBruiser
* EvilTwin: More like an evil twin of X-Men's Beast from another dimension
* EvilutionaryBiologist: [[spoiler:It is implied that he is responsible for creating the Morlocks.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: When he impersonated as his 616 counterpart, he managed to adopt his NiceGuy facade before betraying them.
* ForScience
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* StrangeBedfellows: He briefly teamed up with the White Queen at one point.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Destiny (Irene Adler)]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:Hullo Legion. Were you perhaps expecting to find two of us here to serve your pleasure... silly boy?]]
A precognitive mutant who was a close friend and ally of Mystique.

* AntiVillain: Much less actively malevolent than most of the people she acquaints with.
* BlindSeer
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: [[spoiler:She left incredibly precise instructions for Mystique as to how and when to scatter her ashes... so that Mystique would do so at the exact moment that a gust of wind would blow them back in her face. Apparently, Mystique always complained that Destiny never made her laugh, so Destiny set up her funeral to get that effect from her lover.]]
* BuryYourGays
* DisposableWoman: A rare case where a woman is killed off to push the story of ''another woman'' instead of a man.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She knew Legion was coming to kill her, and sent Forge off to help Mystique anyway. When Legion shows up, she just turns to him calmly and asks if he's not disappointed to only find her when he expected to kill Forge as well.
--> Hullo, Legion. Were you perhaps expecting to find two of us here to serve your pleasure... silly boy?
* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler:Destiny invoked this on purpose. All during their life together, she could never get Mystique to laugh... so the instructions she left Mystique as to what to do with her ashes were calculated to the sole purpose of getting Mystique to laugh. (It did.)]]
* GenericCuteness: Defied. She is an elderly woman thus doesn't have the typical knock-out figure of comics women.
** HollywoodOld: Likewise defied since she clearly looks her age.
* HideYourLesbians: It is never ''clearly'' said that she is Mystique's lover but [[AllThereInTheManual she is referred to]] as Mystique's ''leman'' which is a synonym.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: One of her last actions is to try to set up Mystique with Forge.]]
* KilledOffForReal: By Legion. Temporarily revived by Selene in Necrosha.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. Would have been averted further (the plan was that Destiny and ''Mystique'' were to be Nightcrawler's biological parents, via Mystique's shapeshifting) except that there was no way that plot development would have flown in the 80s or 90s.
* ShoutOut: She's named after the antagonist of the SherlockHolmes story "A Scandal in Bohemia", possibly as an allusion to her nature as a FemmeFatale.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Donald Pierce / White Bishop]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''Donald Pierce could give Jean Grey a run for her money when it comes to coming back from the dead.'' - Wolverine]]
One of the X-men's most loathsome foes, an evil racist cyborg who wants to exterminate all mutants - usually starting with the babies and children and working his way up. Totally repugnant and insane. Ironically, was a former member of the Hellfire Club until his political views influenced him to become an all-out anti-mutant terrorist.

* BloodKnight
* ChildHater
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CowardlyLion: Villainous example. He's a [[TheBully bully]], and a DirtyCoward, but in a fight he's a match for the likes of Wolverine.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Though his cybernetics and his evil seem to be independent of each other...
* DirtyCoward: Not exactly. He has faced Wolverine directly in combat, but generally prefers to pick his battles to his advantage, hence targets child mutants, sets traps, or sees to that he has the advantage through numbers and ambush. TheBully would probably be a better term.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* HollywoodCyborg
* {{Jerkass}}
* JokerImmunity: Thanks to his Cyborg status. Even if his head is taken off, he'll come back sooner or later.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* SmugSnake
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
* ShoutOut: He is named after and originally looked like Creator/DonaldSutherland; his surname is a reference to Sutherland's character in the movie MASH, Hawkeye Pierce.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Exodus (Bennet du Paris)]]
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Born in the 12th century, Bennet du Paris had always felt different, as if he had a deep hidden power. As an adult he was a crusader and became best friends with Eobar Garrington, the Black Knight of that era. The two had set out on a quest to find the Tower of Power, the domain of the mythic "Eternal Pharaoh" in Akkaba when Dane Whitman (the 20th century Black Knight) and Sersi had been transported back to the 12th century, Whitman transported into Eobar's body.

Eobar retained control, but felt something was wrong. When he came into contact with Sersi he abandoned the quest, angering Paris. Paris left to find the tower alone. Traveling for hours through violent sandstorms, when he finally collapsed a voice spoke to him, asking him if he was willing to risk everything to become one of the strong. Paris was then tested, and his mutant powers manifested for the first time.

Proving himself strong, he disappeared from the spot. Meanwhile Sersi had awakened Dane's mind and he now had control of his body as Eobar passed on. While searching for Paris, the two were captured by Apocalypse. When they awoke they found Bennet du Paris had been transformed into Exodus, recognizing him as the same Exodus from the 20th century. Apocalypse commanded Exodus to destroy the Black Knight.

When Dane refused to kill Exodus Sersi intervened, though her attack proved useless. Apocalypse again commanded Exodus to kill Sersi and Dane, though this time Exodus refused. He turned on Apocalypse calling him a "false god".

However, Exodus was no match for him. Apocalypse stripped Exodus of his power and sealed him away in a crypt in the Swiss Alps. Six months later Dane found the crypt in which Exodus was trapped in a coma like state. He found there was a curse preventing Exodus from leaving, yet others were allowed to come and go as they pleased. Dane left guards who had sworn to look after the crypt for generations to come, and he and Sersi returned to their time.

Sometime later, in the 20th century, Magneto found and freed Exodus, taking him back to Avalon. Exodus became Magneto's right hand man, replacing Fabian Cortez who had betrayed Magneto. Exodus appeared before the government sanctioned team X-Factor. It seemed as though Exodus wanted to tell them something, but he refrained and left. Exodus then appeared before the mutant team X-Force to retrieve Cannonball and Sunspot and take them back to Avalon. They weren't going to come quietly, but the team proved no match for Exodus.

Exodus was followed back, and X-Force invaded Avalon to rescue their teammates. X-Force fled the station, but not before Cable was mortally wounded by Magneto. When Charles Xavier wiped Magneto's mind clean in an attack by the X-Men on Avalon, Exodus assumed leadership of the Acolytes. Exodus would converse with the mindless Magneto, believing he could hear Magneto's voice.

Soon after, Fabian Cortez had resurfaced in Genosha, where he had taken Magneto's granddaughter Luna prisoner. The tension between the mutants and humans had erupted and Genosha was in a state of war. When Luna's mother, Crystal realized Luna had been taken, she and the Avengers left for Genosha.

Meanwhile Quicksilver and the X-Men had also gone to Genosha to save Luna. Exodus arrived in Genosha to save the mutate people and destroy the humans. He quickly came to blows with the Avengers, defeating both War Machine and Sersi before leaving. Exodus then found Fabian Cortez in the sewers of Genosha, using the baby Luna as a human shield. Cortez tried his best to escape, telling Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Crystal and Jean Grey they must kill Exodus if Luna was to survive.

They were no match for Exodus, and he took control of Cortez making him hand over Luna, then seemingly killed him. Exodus then appeared to the mutates of Genosha, telling them to kill all humans or the entire island will be crushed under his force field. The Avengers and X-Men teamed up and took the fight to Exodus, but it proved futile.

It wasn't until Professor Xavier unleashed a powerful psionic attack on Exodus, which allowed the Black Knight to sneak up on Exodus cutting through him with his energy blade. Exodus, weakened and defeated, left for Avalon, but not before unleashing a powerful attack on Quicksilver, almost killing him. Black Knight remembered Exodus, but couldn't figure out how. It turned out that Black Knight had not gone back in time yet to meet him.

The Acolytes discovered a cocoon of ice with a living being inside floating near the space-station Avalon. Despite some Acolyte's objections, Exodus ordered the cocoon to be brought on board, believing it to be a sign of things to come. This, along with his insistence that he heard Magneto's voice and his refusal to show Magneto's body, was making some Acolyte's doubt his sanity more and more.

During the night, the being inhabiting the cocoon awoke, absorbing several Acolytes and killing them in the process. The being turned out to be Holocaust, one of the survivors of the altered reality the ComicBook/AgeofApocalypse. Holocaust confused Exodus with his AoA counterpart, not knowing that that reality was gone. Holocaust knew that he was among enemies when he heard of Magneto's presence. Exodus and Holocaust battled without regard for anything around them, destroying Avalon in the process and fighting through the ship's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

Severely weakened from his battle with Holocaust, Exodus made his way back to the crypt in the Swiss Alps where Apocalypse had originally locked him away. There Exodus hoped to rest and regain his powers, but discovered that his powers had somehow changed. Exodus became a kind of psychic vampire, needing to absorb the psionic energy of others; when he sensed the energies of Cable and X-Man nearby, he was delighted at the sheer wealth of power they possessed. Exodus battled X-Man, becoming more powerful every time X-Man used his power.

It looked as though Exodus would be victorious until X-Man discovered Exodus' link to Apocalypse. Enraged, X-Man let loose the full extent of his power, which proved to be too much for Exodus, and sealed him in a rapidly closing crevasse.

Exodus survived, his powers reverted to normal, and he returned to leading the Acolytes. Seeing the High Evolutionary's experiments as crimes against nature, Exodus sent an army of Mutates and a team of Acolytes, in an attack against the Evolutionary's base, Wundagore mountain.

Despite opposition from Quicksilver and the Knights of Wundagore, Exodus successfully gained control of the citadel, while the High Evolutionary escaped. Exodus considered it his "holy mission" to rid the world of impure and artificial mutants such as the High Evolutionary and his creations, the beings known as the Inhumans and those infected with the Legacy Virus. He sent a team consisting of Pyro, Avalanche, Omega Red and Feral among others to find the High Evolutionary promising the infected members a cure to the legacy virus, though never intending to cure them. He also sent Fabian Cortez on a mission to destroy the Terrigen Mists in the Inhuman city of Attilan; however in the end, Cortez failed.

The High Evolutionary decided it was time to regain control of Mount Wundagore, and set off with a team towards the citadel. There he was betrayed by Man-Beast who stole the scepter housing Isotope E, greatly empowering him. Exodus and his Acolyte's appeared and Exodus demanded the isotope be handed over. Man-Beast refused to comply.

After a horrific battle between Exodus and Man-Beast, the two came to the conclusion that they had much in common and decided to share the isotope and together took Quicksilver, the Knights of Wundagore, and the Heroes For Hire prisoner. Quicksilver eventually escaped, gained control of Isotope E himself, turned the isotope on himself, and became more powerful than he had ever been before. Exodus apparently proved no match for the super-charged Quicksilver and was soundly defeated. Just as Pietro began to celebrate however, the High Evolutionary, now 20 feet tall and thoroughly insane, smashed through the wall behind them. The Acolytes refused to help in the battle against the High Evolutionary, prompting Exodus to call them cowards; the mutant announced that the High Evolutionary was an abomination and that Exodus would defeat him by any means necessary. Thena and Exodus' subsequent proved ineffective, until Man-Beast appeared and suggested that the three of them unite their psionic power.

This tactic worked and the High Evolutionary began to shrink back down as a result of their combined assault, however Quicksilver intervened and convinced them to stop before they could kill the High Evolutionary. In the aftermath of the battle (with the High Evolutionary de-powered, Quicksilver reverted back to normal, and Thena incapacitated) Exodus attempted once more to destroy the High Evolutionary, but was once more halted in his attempt--this time by the voice of the Black Knight. The Knight allowed Exodus into his mind where the mutant discovered that this Black Knight was his friend from centuries ago. The two then engaged in combat where the Black Knight defeated Exodus, and once again sealed him in the crypt Apocalypse had created.

Later on, Exodus escaped from his prison yet again, this time emerging as a changed man. Disguising himself as Magneto, Exodus used his psionic power (boosted by technological means) to bring peace to the island nation of Genosha, forcing humans and mutants to coexist. When he was eventually unmasked by the X-Men, Exodus proclaimed himself a penitent trying desperately to atone for his bigoted past. Without his control however, Genosha descended into civil war once more, leaving Exodus emotionally devastated.

This experience apparently led him to renew his conviction that mutants were superior and that they were intended to inherit the earth. Having formed a new Brotherhood (consisting of Avalanche, Nocturne, Sabretooth, Mammomax and Black Tom), Exodus led an attack on a group of humans but was thwarted by the X-Men. After escaping, this new Brotherhood decided to attack the X-Men in their home. The attack proved a complete disaster, and resulted in most of the Brotherhood, Exodus included, being sucked into the mutant Xorn's head. It is not known how he freed himself from that state.

Exodus was one of the few mutants who retained his powers after the events of the M-Day, being listed as a severe danger in the 198 files.

After Professor Xavier was shot by bishop, Exodus tried to repair his damaged brain. He was unable to make Xaviers mind take its memories back and he was then forced to seek the aid of Magneto. Magneto was able to restore some of the Professor's memories but Exodus got angry when Magneto harmed the Acolyte known as Frenzy. He began to choke Magneto but then, Xavier challenged him on the astral plane. Xavier won the battle and threatened to shut off Exodus' powers permanently if he attacked again. Exodus then stated that he did not want to battle him but to offer him the chance to lead the Acolytes. Xavier refused, calling Exodus a fool for making such an offer, given how much pain and suffering had befallen those who had been entrusted to Xavier's care in the past.[2]

After another meeting with Xavier he disbanded the Acolytes, denounced his name Exodus, and went out on a pilgrimage as to find another way to serve mutants.

He reappeared once again after the events of Schism. He arrived in the Jean Grey School in order to unite the divided Mutants either by making them see the error of their ways or force them back Utopia. A battle broke out between Exodus and Wolverine's X-Men, during which Rogue and Wolverine opened their minds to Exodus so he could see why they left. Once he read their minds he put the blame on Cyclops and left to go kill Cyclops. Wolverine and his team realized they sent Exodus after Cyclops so they rushed off to stop Him.

They engaged him in battle but Rogue realized that they weren't strong enough to defeat him by themselves, and sent a distress call to Utopia - hoping that Cyclops's Extinction Team would aid them - despite Wolverine's objections. The extinction team was otherwise occupied however, and the call was answered by Hope Summers and her team.

Together the two teams managed to incapacitate Exodus and he was taken to Utopia where he was put in jail.

After the destruction of Utopia, Exodus was released from the X-Brig by Danger.




* BadassCape
* ComboPlatterPowers
* TheDragon: He was Magneto's Dragon when he replaced Fabian Cortez in the Acolytes, but then [[TheStarscream turned on him]]...as Magneto's Dragons are known to do.
* FrenchJerk
* KickTheDog: The ''Bloodties'' storyline, in which he kidnapped and planned to kill Magneto's granddaughter Luna, for the crime of being born human.
* KnightTemplar: He was a literal Knight Templar before his powers had manifested
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Exodus was born in 12th century France and was at one point a Crusader, making him one of the oldest living mutants -- although still a baby compared to Apocalypse and Selene.
* SmugSnake


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[[folder: Fabian Cortez]]
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One of Magneto's Brotherhood, a mutant with the power to enhance the powers of other mutants. He used this ability to secretly manipulate Magneto and then tried to take his place as leader of the Brotherhood.

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* FantasticSlur: Coined the term "flatscan", which he used to describe ordinary humans.
* HealingHands: When he increased a mutant's power he could also heal that mutant. He did this for Magneto during his rule over Genosha.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Cortez was killed by the vengeful Magneto who used his fully-charged magnetic powers to fling Cortez fifty miles and smash him to the ground]].
* LethalHarmlessPowers: His empowering ability could push the mutant's power out-of-control with fatal results.
* ManipulativeBastard
** When he had a VillainousBreakdown in the episode of 90s X-Men cartoon, he attempted to wipe out humans (and remaining mutants) by launching the nuclear missiles from Asteroid M to Earth. Fortunately, the recovered Magneto turned up just in time and managed to stop the annihilation before getting his revenge on him.
* PowerIncontinence: The effect he could inflict on other mutants. He would increase their power to levels where they couldn't control them. With Magneto, he was slowly killing him
* ReliableTraitor
* TheStarscream
* SuperEmpowering: His power was to amplify other mutant's powers. That's why Magneto used him for so many years.

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[[folder: Goblyn Queen / Red Queen (Madelyne Jennifer Pryor-Summers)]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:Surprise. It appears your devices have limits. And I don't.]]

During Jean Grey's first death, Cyclops flew to Alaska with his family, where he met a charming, red-headed commercial airline pilot... who looked exactly like her. They fell in love, married, and had a son together... then Jean Grey came back. Cyclops left Madelyne alone with their son to go back to superheroing, just in time for her to be targeted by Mr. Sinister. As it turned out, her entire past was faked... she was a clone of Jean, designed to be a "brood mare" for Scott's son so Sinister could have his hands on the most powerful mutant in history. Needless to say, she didn't take this news well...

* ActionGirl: As a woman created by Claremont, this is kind of to be expected.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Resurrected from the dead by Akrea.]]
* BadassNormal: Started out as a commercial pilot with a mean right hook, then during her time on the run from Sinister's [[MurderInc Marauders]], she joined the X-Men out of necessity and became their tech support, managing to pull her weight on the team without any (apparent) powers at all.
* BadPowersBadPeople: In addition to her PsychicPowers, at the height of her Goblyn Queen phase, Madelyne could draw out the innate evil in things and people, which she used to turn the X-Men against X-Factor.
* CloningBlues
* DealWithTheDevil: Which unlocked both her PsychicPowers and BlackMagic.
* DeathIsCheap: Let's see... killed in Inferno, resurrected by Nate Grey, killed again (possibly) by an evil alternate version of Jean, showed up as a psychic ghost to Cyclops and Cable on the Astral Plane, then resurrected again (maybe) as the Red Queen, where she died yet again. The fans are currently taking bets for how long this one will stick. [[spoiler:Indeed she comes back in X-Men(2013).]]
* EvilRedheads: Though she didn't start out this way, she eventually became the poster child for this.
* EvilTwin: She became this to Jean Grey eventually.
* FaceHeelTurn
* HealingHands: During her stint as "Anodyne" in the Asgardian Wars. She even fixed Rogue's absorption powers during this period, though [[StatusQuoIsGod it didn't take]].
* HeroesWantRedheads: Even evil, she managed to get the attention of more than a few good guys.
* MamaBear: Subverted. At the start of ''Inferno,'' she's pulling out all the stops to get her baby back from Sinister... then it turns out she just wants to [[OffingTheOffspring sacrifice him]] to turn New York City into Hell on Earth.
** She only wanted to make Hell on Earth after Sinister revealed her origins.
* MoralityPet: [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]] was this to her, her being his only friend. Indeed, she was, as shown by a Mysterio induced hallucination, his best friend.
* PsychicPowers: As a clone of Jean, this was to be expected eventually.
* ReplacementGoldfish: She was only this because the writers couldn't bring Jean outright back at the time.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her Goblyn Queen outfit, and her costumes as a member of the Hellfire Club.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Became this when the writers couldn't make her just Jean reborn.
* TraumaCongaLine: The sequence of events that eventually pushed her [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope.]]
* {{Underboobs}}: Pioneered this daring choice in villainous fashion when she went bad in ''Comicbook/{{Inferno}}''. It is very likely that telekinesis is the only thing keeping her inside that costume.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WomanScorned: A tragic instance.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She learned that she was a clone of Jean Grey and was abandoned by her husband, Scott Summers (who fell in love with her ''because'' of her obvious similarity to Jean, though neither knew she was a clone at the time, assuming it to just be mere {{co|ntrivedCoincidence}}incidence that they looked exactly alike), when he reunited with Jean, after Jean [[UnexplainedRecovery returned]] from the dead. Then Maddie's infant son was kidnapped and she was left for dead. She has a daydream where she's ripped apart to build the woman her husband actually wants and then is offered revenge. Thinking that it's just a dream, she accepts, which, naturally, leaves her possessed by a demon and willing to sacrifice her baby (who she finally has the power to find) to allow the demons of Limbo to take over the Earth.

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[[folder: Graydon Creed]]
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An anti-mutant zealot who founded the hate group known as the Friends of Humanity, dedicated to killing all mutants. One of the X-men's big political-based enemies during the 90s. Eventually, there was the reveal that he's actually the [[MuggleBornOfMages purely human son of two mutants]] himself -- what's more, his parents are Victor Creed, aka Sabertooth, and Mystique. With this revelation, he lost all status and credibility amongst the Friends of Humanity and was eventually killed by one of his parents (shot by Mystique in the comics, giftwrapped and delivered to Sabertooth by his fellow high-rankers in the 90s animated series).

* BackFromTheDead: Was revived by Bastion to be one of his lieutenants. He later perished once more in battle with the X-Men.
* BigotVsBigot or BoomerangBigot: Irrationally hates mutants due to being abused so much by his mutant parents.
* CainAndAbel: He is the evil human brother of Nightcrawler and Rogue.
* DislikingXMeansYouAreSecretlyX: Graydon Creed, the founder of the anti-mutant Friends of Humanity, is not himself a mutant, but his parents were Mystique and Sabretooth.
* FreudianExcuse: Finding out that your mother hates you because you weren't born the way she wanted can't be good for a person's mental health. In fact in a flashback Mystique was shown to methodically mentally abuse him ForTheEvulz since he was very small. Then she eventually killed him after he turned into a problem.
* JerkAssWoobie and IronWoobie: Yes, Creed is an utter asshole of a human being, but considering the FreudianExcuse he has, it's actually understandable to sympathize with him and acknowledge why he hates mutants so much. Furthermore, despite his traumatic childhood, he actually made a fairly successful man out of himself. If one forgets the racial hate cult thing.
* SmugSnake
* StrawmanPolitical
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He is very popular with the humans for his fanatical views against mutants and he was nearly elected as a president until he was assassinated by one of his parents.

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[[folder: John Sublime]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:You mutants think it's your turn to rule the world. But there's a '''third''' voice, a third species-- man plus. And to us, you're just '''livestock'''.]]

An eccentric millionaire introduced early on in GrantMorrison's run on the book, John Sublime became well-known for proclaiming that the thing he wanted most in the world was to be a mutant. He described this dream in his book, ''The Third Species'', in which he encourages baseline humans to find the mutant within. He first comes under the X-Men's radar after the book is linked to a string of killings of mutants whose organs are subsequently harvested by a group calling themselves "the U-Men." Questioned by Cyclops and Emma Frost, he at first feigns innocence, but quickly reveals that he is the one in command of the U-Men, and is keeping a young telepath, Martha Johansson (reduced to a BrainInAJar kept alive by drugs) enslaved to sedate mutants while his men dissect them. Scott and Emma escape from the operating table, and Emma forces Sublime out a window (in revenge for the extremely expensive nose job the U-Men had earlier ruined). As Emma debates with herself whether or not to SaveTheVillain, Martha takes the situation into her own (metaphorical) hands and telepathically forces Sublime to let go of Emma's hand.

[[spoiler:If only it were that simple. As it turns out, Sublime was the very first life form on Earth to attain sentience, a colony of self-aware bacteria whose greatest pleasure was infecting and controlling the dominant species on the planet, moving to new hosts whenever that role changed. However, a problem for Sublime arose in the case of mutantkind. It would appear that those who carry the X-Gene are immune to Sublime. With mutantkind set to take the role of dominant species from humanity in four generations or fewer, Sublime decided that the only solution was to destroy them, and he came up with multiple ways to accomplish just that. Not only was it Sublime who commanded the U-Men, it was Sublime who gave Cassandra Nova the Nano-Sentinel technology, Sublime who started the Weapon Plus program to experiment on mutants and build weapons to destroy them, Sublime who drove Kid Omega and Xorn to madness, Sublime who would one day cause the Beast to become a MadScientist in a dystopian future, and, most shockingly of all, Sublime who caused hatred of mutants to exist in the first place. The X-Men have foiled these plots and more, but chances are Sublime will always find a way to return.]]

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler:The only thing he fears is his sister Arkea. So much so that he surrendered to the X-Men without a fight hoping they deal with her.]]
* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:"Here is evolution's end. All life is mine. All creatures great and small. ''Mine''."]]
* BigBad: Of ''Germ-Free Generation''
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Of Morrison's entire run, and the entire franchise.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: How he dies. [[spoiler:His first host body, anyway.]]
* EvilutionaryBiologist: With a twist; [[spoiler:he wants to ''halt'' evolution so he himself won't die out]].
* FantasticDrug: Kick, made from Sublime's aerosol form, amplifies mutant powers. It also drove Xorn and Kid Omega off-the-wall bonkers.
* HumanResources: What the U-Men see mutants as.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Man Behind The Organ Thieves]] [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan , Evil Twin, Clandestine Government Program, Telekinetic Anarchist, Guy With A Star For A Brain, and Bad Future Mad Scientist]].]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: He's done awful things, it's true, but he's also directly responsible for the existence of [[spoiler:CaptainAmerica]].
* TheReveal: At long last, a ''cause'' for [[spoiler:the MarvelUniverse's citizenry's oft-talked-about UngratefulBastard-ness]]!
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Seriously, what ''does'' he do?
* RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:His ''Here Comes Tomorrow'' incarnation is closely tied with [[TheAntichrist the Beast of Revelation]].]]
* StarterVillain: [[spoiler:Not]].
* TimeAbyss: [[spoiler:He's the oldest sentient being on Earth, or possibly second to an obscure ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' villain from the '80s. He's survived every mass extinction in the planet's history, and has taken credit for personally causing at least one]].
* UpperClassTwit: This is his facade.
* TheVirus: Bacteria, actually.

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[[folder: The Juggernaut (Cain Marko)]]
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[[caption-width-right:250: I'm the Juggernaut! Ain't nothin' -- ain't nobody -- can beat me!]]
Xavier's stepbrother, the older, much stupider, and selfish Cain Marko. Growing up, he was abused by their stepfather Kurt Marko and he retaliated by tormenting Xavier. When they were both in the army during the Korean War, they took refuge in a cave where Cain discovered a magical ruby placed there by an EldritchAbomination named Cyttorak that turned him into its avatar - the Juggernaut. Unstoppable in every way but via psionics or advanced magic, the Juggernaut continued to be a thorn in Xavier's side for years, eventually getting trapped inside of the source of his own powers. Since he was let out, he fought briefly on the side of good, before embracing his true evil nature and returning to villainy.

* AbusiveParents: Kurt Marko used to beat him up horribly.
* AchillesHeel: He has a weakness to psychic powers (only when his helmet is removed). Also, he has no way of getting around besides walking, so if you can teleport him or trick him through a portal, he's stuck wherever he ends up until he manages to physically walk himself back to where he wants to be.
* AntiVillain: Very occasionally played as a type IV AntiHero. Now he's full-blown evil once again.
* AscendedMeme: In X-Men: United, "Don't you know who I am? I'M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!"
* BadassBoast: "Nobody/Nothing stops the Juggernaut!"
* TheBrute
* CainAndAbel: With Professor X.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: For all that Juggernaut often ends up Worfed, on paper, he's one of the heaviest non-RealityWarper hitters in the Marvelverse. And what does he use his incredible power for? Basically thuggery.
* GiantMook
* GoodIsDumb: As noted below, Juggernaut's PowerCreepPowerSeep (towards the Seep side) were stated in-universe to be ''caused by'' his attempts to find redemption.
* HealingFactor: It rarely gets brought up, because Juggernaut is almost impossible to hurt in the first place, but his ability to regenerate may even equal Wolverine's. In one famous incident, being reduced to nothing but bones not only ''failed to kill him'', he ''kept on fighting even as a bare skeleton''.
* HeelFaceTurn, followed by a FaceHeelTurn, followed by a HeelFaceTurn shortly after.
** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
*** HeelFaceDoorSlam: During ''WorldWarHulk'', the evil god who gave the Juggernaut his powers made him realize that the reason he was losing his powers was because he'd become soft and weak. In response, Juggernaut fully embraced his evil nature and the evil nature of the god who empowered him, returning to his true villainous nature.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Black Tom.
* TheBrute
* MeaningfulName
* NighInvulnerability: Juggernaut is, to all practical purposes, totally indestructible. Only magic can hurt him physically, he doesn't feel pain, regenerates any damage done to him... he's even got a forcefield he can erect to make himself ''even harder to hurt''.
* NameOfCain
* PetTheDog: In his villainous career, Black Tom was the only person he has shown concern.
** During his HeelFaceTurn phase, Juggernaut has also shown his soft spot for [[MoralityPet Squid Boy]] in Chuck Austen's Uncanny X-Men and Nocturne in New Excalibur issues.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Occasionally clashes with SpiderMan and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]].
* SuperStrength: Juggernaut's strength is implied to be at around that of {{The Mighty Thor}}'s.
** SuperSpeed: Juggernaut's hyper-strong muscles officially allow him to run at top speeds of 110 miles per hour.
* TheJuggernaut: Not only does he have the above mentioned super-powers, he is ''literally'' unstoppable; once in motion, there isn't a power in the multiverse that's supposed to be capable of stopping him. He once took a direct hit from a blast of "mystic Asgardian force" from [[TheMightyThor Mjolnir]] and it only succeeded in slowing him down for a few moments. And then there was the time when the demon D'Spayr vaporised his flesh and muscles -- cue the still-animate skeleton of Juggernaut continuing to come after him. His official superpowers include literally infinite stamina, and no need to eat, sleep, drink or even ''breathe''.
** Made even worse in the ''ComicBook/FearItself'' event: Juggernaut becomes possessed by an ancient being in service of an Asgardian god, The Serpent, and becomes "Kull, Breaker Of Stone". In this incarnation he is even more unstoppable. Not only are all his usual weaknesses removed (telepathy and draining his powers did not work and teleporting him away will result in him teleporting back where he was before immediately), the X-Men's attempts had failed so much that Colossus, Magik and Shadowcat had to appeal to Cyttorak himself to remove the Juggernaut powers from Cain and transfer it to [[spoiler:Colossus]] in order to stop him.
* TheWorfEffect: Notably for Onslaught, who made his entrance by punching Juggernaut to New Jersey. It's notable that before this event he was generally stopped through psychic attacks or other, more indirect methods instead of simply overpowered.
** Also Worfed for Gladiator, who completely no-sold one of his punches and then threw him out to sea.
** Green Scar Hulk did the same thing.
* WorthyOpponent: Curiously, the Juggernaut has been known to show respect to people who put up a good enough fight against him. Although Colossus and Dazzler both lost their battles against him, they managed to win his respect.

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[[folder: The Marauders]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:The original Marauders]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:The new Marauders]]
A bunch of mercenary mutants who appear mainly as Mr Sinister's {{Mook}}s. Lead by the psychic entity known as Malice who is famous for having successively possessed Dazzler and more prominently Polaris, they can all be indefinitely cloned and many of them have been shown to have died [[DeathIsCheap but have come back to life]] (except Sabretooth initially, whose [=DNA=] was too complex to clone at first). They also bear the distinction of being what may just be the most thoroughly unsympathetic group the X-Men have dealt with; Arclight is the only core member who is even remotely sympathetic, and that's just because of a FreudianExcuse that hardly covers for all the awful things she's done.

By name: Scalphunter (an assholish {{Technopath}}), Arclight (a former servicewoman who causes shockwaves with her punch), Harpoon (a redheaded Inuit who channels energy in his spears), Scrambler (an [[EnergyAbsorption energy vampire]] who negates people's powers), Blockbuster (TheBrute of the group), Vertigo (a former Savage Land mutate who can cause dizziness and disorientation with her mind), Riptide (a sadist who uses RazorWind to fight), Prism (a crystalline-bodied guy who can easily deflect energy beams) and Malice (a psychic entity who can possess people).

Sabertooth was originally part of the crew but left soon after the Morlocks' massacre. [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Gambit}}]] was also part of their team.

* AmazonianBeauty: Arclight is particularly toned and muscular for a lady, but still lithe and curvaceous enough to avoid being a BrawnHilda.
* AxCrazy: Apparently a requirement. Any outfit ''Sabretooth'' is ''not'' the craziest, evilest member of, you want to run away from.
* BeardOfEvil: Blockbuster.
* TheBigGuy: Scalphunter & Sabertooth.
* BladeOnAStick: Harpoon.
* TheBrute: Blockbuster.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Blockbuster and Harpoon deliver a particularly brutal round of this to Archangel just for shits and giggles.
* CoolShades: Arclight
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Scalphunter
* TheDandy: Scrambler
* DarkActionGirl: Arclight especially.
* DarkChick: Vertigo. Her powers are more of a supportive nature than anything else. Also, she's a very weak hand-to-hand combatant.
* DeathIsCheap:...for all of them.
* TheDragon: Malice.
* DishingOutDirt: Arclight.
* EvilRedhead: Harpoon.
* ForTheEvulz: Primarily why Sabertooth joined the group.
* FreudianExcuse: Arclight has PTSD from Vietnam, though most of her behavior can be summed up as just plain sadism.
* GlassCannon: Riptide is probably the most destructive member of the team next to Arclight, but he's more or less screwed if someone can get past his barrage.
* HealingFactor: Scalphunter.
* {{Jerkass}}: Scalphunter especially, although they all apply.
* LaserGuidedKarma: At the beginning of Inferno, the X-Men swore to make them pay for what they did to the Morlocks. With the exception of the possessed Polaris, all the Marauders got dispatched one by one during the arc.
* KiAttacks: Harpoon.
* KickTheDog: Their specialty. Just ask the Morlocks and Threnody.
* LackOfEmpathy: All of them.
* LightningBruiser: Arclight
* ManipulativeBitch: Malice's shtick is usually to offer a better life to her target through selfishness and evil.
* {{Mooks}}
* MoreThanMindControl: Malice's primary ability.
** PowersViaPossession: Subverted. ''She'' gets the powers, not the possessed person.
* PsychoForHire: All of them!
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RazorWind: Riptide.
* RedShirt: Prism and Blockbuster to the group as a whole. They die the most often and have the least-interesting powers.
** Prism especially. His energy-channeling powers require the opponent to be using an energy-''blasting'' power, and his body is made up of a material similar to glass. Pretty much every fight with him goes thusly: Cyclops shoots. His EyeBeams get deflected/returned/scattered. Someone hits him. He shatters into a gajillion tiny bits. It's not known whethecan pull himself together, or if ''every single appearance'' of him is a new clone after the last died two seconds into his first battle.
* {{Sadist}}: Just about all of them, though Sabretooth, Scrambler, and Blockbuster are particularly bad in this regard.
* SendInTheClones: What Sinister does whenever one of them dies. This has also resulted in at least one instance where X-Force stumbled upon one of Sinister's old hideouts where multiple clones were unleashed. More recently Sinister himself created multiple clones of assorted individuals whose DNA he has collected over the years to swell his ranks.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Arclight, though she's done plenty of inexcusable things.
* SmugSnake: Scalphunter and Scrambler.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Sabretooth.
* TheSociopath: Almost all of them, but Scalphunter especially qualifies.
* TwoGirlsToATeam
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: Sometimes used this way.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Scrambler needs to touch people to negate their powers, which leaves him very vulnerable to long range attacks.
** Prism's body is very brittle and all what is needed to get rid of him is to smash him against a wall.
* WouldHurtAChild: Scalphunter had no qualms about killing Annalee's children.

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[[folder: Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)]]
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[[caption-width-right:100:Were I able to return to you your mind... you would recall... I am Jason Wyngarde -- the man who loved you. The man who almost destroyed you.]]
A mutant with the ability to create perfect telepathic illusions. One of the earliest members of the Brotherhood of Mutants. He plotted constantly to overthrow Magneto and marry the Scarlet Witch, who was repulsed by his attentions.

* BadassBeard
* BadassFamily: His daughters Regan (Lady Mastermind), Martinique Jason (the 2nd Mastermind) and [[spoiler: Megan Gwynn (Pixie of the New X-Men)]]
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the Dark Phoneix and Dark Phoenix Returns arcs.
* TheChessmaster: During the Dark Phoenix Returns arc.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: He asks Jean Grey for forgiveness before dying.
* DirtyCoward
* DirtyOldMan
* EvilGenius: Not much of a fighter but if he plans well enough he could devastate the team.
* KavorkaMan: Sort of. When not using his powers, he's gaunt and hollow-eyed, and yet he has three daughters and seduced a brainwashed Jean Grey.
* KilledOffForReal
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Likes to project this image after joining the Hellfire Club.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterOfIllusion
* TheStarscream: To Magneto, and later the Hellfire Club.
* TookALevelInBadAss: In the 60s all he did was surprise characters by making monsters appear. Then the 80s rolled in and he helped drive Jean Grey mad, had a sword fight on the mental plane with Cyclops, and won. In an annual he created another plan to make them think Phoenix was back and to make Scott look like a villain, forcing him to fight his own team mates. It was a crowning moment of awesome for both characters.

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[[folder: Mesmero]]
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Under the guidance of who he believed to be Magneto (actually a robot), Mesmero used his ability to mesmerize people to try to make Polaris believe she was Magneto's daughter. The X-Men foiled his plans, and thus began a long cycle of Mesmero attempting to do something criminal and then being stopped by an X-Team. He eventually lost his powers on M-Day, and moved on from his life of controlling people to become a 'normal' person.

* BaldOfEvil
* LuckyBastard: Managed to get the drop on the Phoenix and hypnotise her.
* MindControl
* SmallNameBigEgo: Successfully hypnotises the X-Men and makes them perform in a carnival show. When Beast stumbles upon this and is brought to him, Mesmero acts like he's a genius when really he just got insanely lucky.

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[[folder: Mikhail Rasputin]]

A powerful, dangerous and insane mutant RealityWarper, Mikhail Rasputin is a former Russian cosmonaut and the elder brother of ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Petyr Rasputin (Colossus) and Illyana Rasputin (Magick). He was driven mad by occasions use of his powers accidentally caused the deaths of countless beings in another dimension (including his wife)) where he was secretly sent on a mission by the Soviet government once they learnt about his powers. Mikhail frequently sets himself up as a DarkMessiah of desperate mutants or others that tends to end violently and badly, which brings him into conflict with the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, mostly out of a desire to use his vast mutant powers for good, but his insanity tends to cause this to backfire. He has a tense relationship with his siblings but generally cares for them.

* AxCrazy
* CainAndAbel: He is the insane brother of Colossus and Magik.
* DarkMessiah: For the alternate dimension he was trapped in, later to the Morlocks and later still to Gene Nation.
* DimensionLord: When he ruled his dimension The Hill, he forced the young Morlocks to compete in order to become top soldiers by training them to fight to the death.
* EvilMentor: For Marrow and the other young Morlocks who became terrorists
* RealityWarper: Though his reality-warping powers kicked in that saved his life from the botched Cosmonaut experiment, he became insane.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: With his reality-warping powers, this allows him to open pocket dimensions and teleport himself there.
* TragicMonster: His descent into madness and villainy started when he accidently killed off a large part of the population of an alternate dimension, including his wife, when trying to close the portal that brought him there. He later had to try again because the portal was going to destroy the dimension.
* TheSocialDarwinist
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Mostly, he just wants to put his powers to some kind of constructive use, partly to make up for all the damage they have caused in the past. Unfortunately, being AxCrazy makes him misinterpret what "constructive use" means.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

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[[folder: Mr Sinister (Dr Nathaniel Essex)]]

Dr Nathaniel Essex was a respected Victorian scientist and a contemporary of CharlesDarwin, who read Darwin's theories with interest but thought they did not go far enough. Uncovering evidence for the existence of mutants and viewing them as the [[EvolutionaryLevels next stage in human evoution]], Essex put a radical kind of eugenics forward to the scientific community, arguing that children from the families of these unique bloodlines he was discovering (ie. the children or descendants of mutants) should be taken and raised as lab rats in order to direct the human race more clearly and quickly to its future. Unsurprisingly, the scientific community were horrified and turned against him, and on her deathbed even his wife denounced him as "Sinister" after she discovered he had dug up their dead son for his increasingly twisted research.

But Essex found a patron receptive to his ideas, the ancient mutant Apocalypse, who transformed him into an immortal and inhuman creature who takes the name his dead wife gave him- Sinister. Though he eventually turned against his master for his genocidal creeds, Sinister continued his unethical experiments throughout the ages and has cast a dark shadow over the lives of many young mutants and innocents. {{Magneto}} knew him as "Nosferatu", a Nazi MadScientist who took blood samples from children in the camps in exchange for sweets; Juggernaut, Prof. X and Sebastian Shaw were amongst a group of children experimented on as part of a long-term GrandTheftMe plot in the unlikely event of his death, and Cyclops was raised in one of his orphanages, after he recognised the potential for the Summers' bloodline. Sinister was behind the massacre of the Morlocks and a host of other atrocities over the years, but with centuries of study backing him up he is likely the foremost expert in mutant genetics in the world. The combination makes him one of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s most intelligent, despicable and dangerous enemies.

* AbortedArc: It was once strongly implied that Sinister had contracted the Legacy Virus. Nothing ever came of this.
* AchillesHeel: Subverted, as X-Men were led to believe that his only weakness was Cyclop's optic blast (and indeed, in the '90s cartoon it really was) which seemingly destroyed him in their first battle. It was later revealed Sinister was just FakingTheDead and Cyclop's optic blast was no more effective on him than anything else.
** What truly ends up doing in Sinister is Rogue's PowerParasite abilities that had, at that point, been boosted to an [[DeadlyUpgrade incredibly deadly degree]].
* BadassCape: Your mileage will probably vary, though.
* BigBad: One of the X-Men's main recurrent adversaries, and the architect of much of their misery.
** Could be considered the closest thing to one in the 90s X-men cartoon as he served as the direct BigBad of season 2, and was the most reoccurring villain in the series by a noticeable margin, though his last few had him DemotedToDragon for Apocalypse.
** This asshole's also the BigBad of [[VideoGame/{{Deadpool}} my video game.]]
* TheChessmaster
* ChunkySalsaRule: Averted. His shapeshifting and healing powers allowed him to survive getting gibbed.
* CrazyPrepared: He has plans within plans within plans. He has multiple schemes to cheat death (despite being an immortal and one of the most difficult villains to kill even considering that) that were set up in the 1950's, and many possibly earlier.
* DealWithTheDevil: Has been on both ends of this relationship, though in most ([[UnwittingPawn and often either]]) cases The Devil is him.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* TheDragon: To Apocalypse. Though he quickly turned against him and went solo.
** DragonAscendant
** TheStarscream
** EnigmaticMinion
* {{Egopolis}}: Created an entire city, called "Sinister London", prior to ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen''.
* EvilAlbino: Mr Sinister has been portrayed as an albino in at least some of his incarnations (his physical appearance having changed greatly over the ages). In particular, during World War Two, when he was worked for the Nazis as a geneticist in a concentration camp and was known by the nickname "Nosferatu".
* EvilGenius
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Implied to be directly responsible for the abundance of mutants in the modern world due to the strange, ''forbidden'' experiments he conducted in his day.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Acts all suave and gentleman-like, but really is nothing more than a cold, calculating Sociopath with a Surpremacy-Complex.
* ForScience: His usual motive. He has worked with the [[WellIntentionedExtremist High Evolutionary]] on occasion, and in fact back in the day he was the Evolutionary's EvilMentor, though both have learned [[NoHonorAmongThieves not to trust each other as far as they can throw]].
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:Recently, after his physical body had died, he tries to transfer his consciousness to Professor Xavier's body but when it went horribly wrong, Sinister's powers ended up in Miss Sinister.]] Turned out to be only a temporary problem.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:After the death of his original body, he attempts to pull this on Xavier, before ending up in the body of Claudine Renko. Renko in turn attempts to do this to {{X-23}} in hopes of taking advantage of her HealingFactor to prevent Sinister from seizing control of her body and being reborn, but Sinister pulls a fast one and takes control of X-23 first. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Laura then kicks]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome him]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome out!]] And Sinister has to settle for a spare Alice clone when Renko is critically wounded in the fight]].
--> '''X-23''': Get out of my head!
* HealingFactor: His signature power; far more advanced than Wolverine's except on the latter's best days. Think the [[TheTerminator T-1000]] cranked UpToEleven.
** Sinister's latest body does not have this ability, but he makes up for it by now being a...
* [[HiveMind Hive Mind]]/[[TheVirus The Virus]]: Can transplant his consciousness and physical characteristics into the bodies of others or even multiple bodies at a time. He apparently learned how to do this by studying and reverse-engineering the biology of the Phalanx.
* HumanoidAbomination: What Apocalypse turned him into, though maybe it's better said that he only completed the process and Essex was inhuman in all but fact by that point.
* HumanResources
* KillEmAll: Attempted on The Morlocks. Nearly succeeded.
* MadScientist
* ManipulativeBastard: One of Marvel's best offerings to this trope.
* MegaManning: He has a wide range of powers (see below); he got them from copying or stealing them from mutants he captured.
* HeManWomanHater: He populated "Sinister London" entirely with male clones of himself. He claimed he wasn't against women, but added that he wasn't ''for'' them, either.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: One of the first (ex-) human ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villains who wasn't a stereotypical CardCarryingVillain who not only did not want to [[FantasticRacism eradicate the mutant race]], he actually embraced the idea of ''Homo Superior''. And ironically, he's turned out worse than nearly all of them.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: At last count, he's an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld immortal]], [[NighInvulnerability invulnerable]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifer]] with {{Telepathy}} (mostly of the MindControl or [[GrandTheftMe body-snatching]] variety), [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], [[BarrierWarrior force fields,]] SuperStrength, and [[KamehameHadoken energy blasts]] of some kind. And he rarely ever engages in any kind of physical fighting.
** Seems to have lost most of these powers in his latest incarnation but also gained some [[HiveMind new ones]] and further makes up for it by being more CrazyPrepared than ever.
* PragmaticVillainy: The reason he betrayed Apocalypse in the first place was the fact that the latter wanted him to engineer a [[ThePlague genocidal plague]] to unleash upon humanity. Sinister didn't really do this out of any sense of morality however; he just considered it ignorant and bad science.
* PureIsNotGood: As a child, he thought the wealthy part of Victorian-era London he grew up in was Heaven and was fascinated by all the scientific advances being made, as well as how ''clean'' everything was. He became obsessed with purity thanks to this over time, culminating in his insane eugenical theories.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Or rather, about 150 or so.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Mr. Sinister is known for his unethical genetic practices and his somewhat disturbing obsession with the Summers family. However, few people know his original intended origin: he was a young rival of Cyclops who couldn't age. By the time Cyclops was an adult, Kid Sinister was still stuck as an eight-year-old (physically and mentally), and he used his mutant powers to change his appearance into that of a gaudy, over-the-top supervillain: an eight-year-old's vision of a cool supervillain. When considering that origin, Mr. Sinister's corny appearance and stereotypical supervillain demeanor actually make sense. But, The Powers That Be decided not to go with that origin...
* StalkerWithATestTube
* XanatosGambit with a side order of XanatosSpeedChess and Batman Gambit and in some cases CloningGambit.

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[[folder: Mojo]]
A repulsive alien entity from "Mojoworld", which can only be described as resembling a grotesquely-bloated, green-skinned human upper torso, with cybernetic cables coming out of the back of his head and mechanical struts holding his eyes and mouth. Gets around by sitting in a spider-legged mechanical platform with a tail-lke blaster on its back. An incredibly powerful sorcerer-creature, Mojo is part of an alien race absolutely obsessed with television; by becoming the greatest producer of television shows in his dimension, Mojo has become their lord by dominating the airwaves. His recurring obsession is with the heroes of the MarvelUniverse, primarily the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, as he sees them as being the "next big hit" and so he is forever either trying to force them to perform for his shows or else simply attacking them in the name of entertainment.

* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler: After Rocket Raccoon blows his head off, Mojo is quickly revealed to be a robotic copy built by Major Domo while the real Mojo was on vacation.]]
* AliensStealCable: Inadvertently. The reason why the Spineless Ones are obsessed with TV (and why their genetically-engineered ServantRace are HumanAliens) is that they receive TV transmissions from Earth in their dreams.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Mojo's primary weapon is the scorpion-like tail on his SpiderTank walking-platform, which is equipped with an energy blaster.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Perhaps the most bizarre example ever. On Mojoworld, TV is life, and Mojo has the remote. So if you don't amuse him, you're cancelled.
* DeadlyGame: Basically the whole premise of his character.
* DimensionLord: Mojo has acquired such power thanks to his skill at appealing to the residents of Mojoworld that he has taken over the entire dimension, even renaming it after himself.
* FatBastard: Mojo is a horrifically swollen, bloated-looking creature.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the original ''Longshot'' mini-series, he made movies with his slaves, but it was not the all-consuming obsession for him it would later become in ''X-Men''.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Sort of. The strength of his magic powers is tied directly to the ratings of his shows.
* TheHedonist
* LaughablyEvil: Because his goals are basically to make TV shows out of the X-men, and the fact he's essentially a mad TV producer, Mojo can come off as quite amusing. He is, however, an utter psychopath, and willingly engages in the vilest of behavior -- like killing off his actors ''for real'' just to make their death scenes in his shows seem more realistic.
* PoisonousPerson: His touch withers plants and ages humans.
* PragmaticVillainy: Mojo was upset about the events of "M-Day," because mutants going extinct would hurt his ratings.
* RealityWarper: Mojo has extreme magical powers that allow him to do just about anything he wants... so long as he has the energy from his ratings to do so.
* StarfishAliens: The Spineless Ones are basically pseudo-anthropomorphic slugs.
* TakeThat: As originally written, Mojo and the Mojoverse existed to paint the fourth wall and [[{{Lampshading}} lampshade]] Creator/ChrisClaremont's disagreements with his higher-ups. A particularly telling example is in an ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' annual, where the X-Babies have to take refuge in [[ShoutOut "The House of]] [[StanLee Stan]] [[ShoutOut and]] [[JackKirby Jack"]]... a tiny shack buried deep under a mountain of buildings with the names of [[DCComics DC]] and [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] latest (at the time) [[CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossovers]]. He later lost this element and became just another ranting, goofy C-List villain, presumably when the higher-ups caught on to what Claremont was doing.
* VillainousGlutton: Mojo is disgusting in many, many ways, not the least of which being how grossly fat he is.
* WalkingWasteland: Mojo's mere presence in Earth's reality causes natural disasters to start forming.

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[[folder: Mystique (Raven Darkholme)]]

An 100-year old shapeshifting mutant. Originally, she could take on the appearance of any humanoid being by having complete control over the cells of her body, in addition to being able to morph the material in her clothes to suit any situation. She later got a superpower upgrade allowing her to produce [[ShapeshifterWeapon weapons by morphing her organs and such into wings and talons]]. For years she was involved in espionage, with her long-time romantic partner Destiny - a blind mutant precognitive. For a time, Destiny and Mystique separated for [[SecondActBreakup personal reasons]], and Mystique became romantically involved with Sabertooth and a German Baron, resulting in the birth of her two human sons - Graydon Creed and Kurt Wagner. Destiny and Mystique reunited, and depending on the writer - either adopted Rogue or conceived her via Mystique's shape shifting powers. After this, Destiny and Mystique revived the Brotherhood of Mutants to assassinate anti-mutant politicians and began their conflict with the X-Men. Mystique usually has her own personal goals she's fighting for, and is usually constantly involved in multiple webs of deception.

Although she is never paired with Magneto in the comics (they led two completely different incarnations of the Brotherhood), adaptations like to make her into his [[TheDragon Dragon]].

* AbusiveParents: She has very little memory of her actual past, possibly as a result of assuming so many identities over the years, but one thing she ''does'' recall is that her father was... not very nice to her. "Don't let Papa get you" is her SurvivalMantra at one point.
* BerserkButton: Messing with her kids, as Sinister [[NeckSnap found out the hard way]] (he got better).
* BoxedCrook: When she decided things were getting too dangerous, she took her Brotherhood of Evil Mutants- herself, Destiny, Pyro, Avalanche, and the Blob- and offered their services to the US Government as "Freedom Force". The arrangement lasted a surprisingly long time.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* DatingCatwoman: Arguably, her relationship with Forge.
* DepravedBisexual: To an extreme degree. This was even touched upon in an old Marvel Fanfare issue featuring herself and Storm. Random flings in different genders, sometimes while looking like bastardizations of an acquaintance (such as a leather-Nazi Kitty Pryde... no seriously), is apparently very commonplace for her.
* EvilIsPetty: There are a number of people she cares deeply about and there have been a number of occassions when she looked like she was reforming for good...and those times and those people have all been screwed over by the utterly ''horrible'' stuff she can do to someone who has earned her ire, or just happens to be in her way. That this includes several heroes and innocent people is one reason she is still considered very much a villain.
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilRedhead
* GenderBender
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: When she and the Brotherhood became government agents. But even then, they were still treated as villains in most cases.
* JerkJustifications: Claremont treated Mystique as made of this trope, and that comparatively trivial PetTheDog moments fully redeemed blowing up buldings of civilians and similar, but [[BrokenAesop beyond a certain point it simply turned extremely disturbing]], [[MisaimedFandom although it was done skillfully enough to drag along a large amount of readers]]. However, she arguably crossed the MoralEventHorizon when she disguised herself as [[MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] and chopped up the heroine's bystander boyfriend with a butcher knife and an ecstatic smile on her face, while maintaining the disguise, just out of spite.
* KickChick: In nearly every incarnation, Mystique has an abundance of martial arts skill, but great emphasis is put on the many ways she can contort herself just to plant a foot in an enemy's face. It helps that her costume (or lack thereof) is custom-made to show a ''lot'' of leg.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Mystique doesn't naturally age since her shapeshifting cells are constantly renewing themselves, and the most difficult part of her relationship with Destiny was helplessly watching Irene grow old through the years.
* MisterSeahorse: Inverted if you subscribe to the theory that she's Rogue's and/or Nightcrawler's FATHER.
* OffingTheOffspring: She killed her son Graydon Creed for his part in murdering Destiny's grandson.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She reveals that she's over 80 years old but thanks to her powers she doesn't look older than 30.
* PetTheDog: Towards Rogue, and occasionally Nightcrawler, which, for some, softens her more "evil" moments.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: She was originally a MsMarvel villain and one of her deadliest enemies, before becoming more closely associated with the X-Men.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip
* ShapeshifterWeapon
* ShapeshiftingSquick: Uses her ability for seduction purposes a lot. In one case turning into a gorgeous young blonde that Wolverine considered so hot that he accepted her advances despite that he knew who she was. Later in the bedroom she turned into a copy of Jean Grey. One story in 2005 (Bizarre Love Triangle) has her try and do this to break up Rogue and ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, because she thinks he's not good enough for her daughter. She even turns ''into Rogue'' to try and succeed!
* TheVamp
* TokenEvilTeammate: In her X-Factor days in the late 90s and in X-Men in mid-2000s.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: She has had a thing for Forge, Iceman, and Wolverine respectively.
* VillainProtagonist: Like Sabretooth, she briefly had her own series.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WildCard
* WouldntHurtAChild: One of her redeeming qualities.
** Seems to be dropped by now. She was hired as a {{Drill Sergeant Nasty}} by Kade Kilgore into his *school* and she threatened to torture and downright kill all those kids who weren't tough enough to graduate her "tests".

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[[folder: Nimrod]]

A Sentinel set back from the future to [[KillAllHumans Kill All Mutants]] who took up the identity of a superhero/ally of non-powered humans and vigilante who went around helping the community and trying to kill innocent mutants simply because he was programmed to. ''Ridiculously'' powerful: in its first several appearances it manhandled the Juggernaut, fought the combined lineup of the X-Men and the Lords Cardinal of the Hellfire Club to a standstill, and survived having the mass-equivalent of a small asteroid (actually Harry Leland overloading his gravity power to pull Sebastian Shaw down from having been [[ATwinkleInTheSky Thrown Into The Sky]]) drop on him from ''orbit''. He was later combined with Master Mold, then reborn as ''Bastion''.

* AntiVillain: Unlike most sentinels, he's not a thoughtless killing machine. He eventually chose to only go after criminal mutants.
* FakeUltimateHero: Everyone assumed he was just an armored superhero.
* HeroicSacrifice
* KilledOffForReal: Merged with an old Master Mold against his will, then thrown into the Siege Perilous, which merged the two into Bastion.
* MechaMooks
* HealingFactor
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Compared to the average sentinel, he's small, being about the size of a human. And he's ludicrously strong.
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* WorfEffect: He took down TheJuggernaut ([[FridgeLogic by scrambling his head with a sonic blast]]) in an early appearance.

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[[folder: Proteus (Kevin Mactaggert)]]

Mutant son of long-time Xavier ally Moira Mactaggert, Proteus was sealed away from a young age due to the danger his mutant powers posed to anyone around him. Unfortunately, this only fuelled a psychotic personality that meant he became a rampaging monster when he escaped from his containment.

* AntagonisticOffspring: To his mother, Moira.
* BodySurf: Proteus burns through he bodies he possesses as he uses his Mutant Powers. However, assuming he doesn't ever use his reality-warping powers, he can stay in a single body for an extended period.
* CompositeCharacter: In Ultimate X-Men, this version of Proteus is a composite of the original Marvel Universe Proteus (Kevin Mctaggart, son of Moira and Joseph Mctaggart) and Legion (David Haller, son of Professor X and Gabrielle Haller). Ultimate Proteus is David Xavier, son of Moira and Professor X.
* FreudianExcuse: In the 90s X-Men cartoon, he was portrayed much more sympathetically than his original comics counterpart, including a desire to reconnect with a father who never wanted him.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His first victim was a man who was about to blow up Moira's facility. His last was his abusive father.
* PsychopathicManchild: In the 90s X-Men cartoon. More manchild than psychopath
* RealityWarper
* ViolentGlaswegian: Proteus was a psychotic Scottish shape-changing villain. Not technically from Glasgow, but the island he came from was fictional, so it doesn't matter a whole lot.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Metal.
* TheWorfEffect: Did this to Wolverine in the original comic and the animated series. The animated series version left Wolverine ''sobbing into his hands and vomiting,'' it was so nightmarish.
** Also received this himself in the animated continuity, as his possession is no longer lethal.
* YourWorstNightmare: In any continuity, he's one of a handful of people '''Wolverine''' is afraid of.

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[[folder: Pyro (St. John Allerdyce)]]

Pronounced Sinjin, not Saint John. An Australian mutant with the ability to control, but not generate, fire. In the comics he never worked directly with Magneto, working under Mystique and Toad in their incarnations of the Brotherhood instead, as well as in Freedom Force alongside many former Brotherhood members. Somehow found time to write Gothic horror novels in between getting punched in the face by one X-Man or another. In the movies he was turned into an American named John, with the same skill set.

* AffablyEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* ElementalHair: In most continuities, he has spiky red hair.
* ElementalPowers: Fire, but not creating it.
* HiddenDepths: Terrorist, criminal and writer of popular horror novels.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Avalanche; the two were almost never seen apart, although in this particular case the "heterosexual" part is questionable.
* LandDownUnder: Surprisingly averted. While he is Australian, his country of origin is rarely played up as part of his characterization. Which is probably the reason he's so popular with Australian X-Men fans.
** Although this is more DependingUponTheWriter, having a foreign (i.e. non-Australian) writer try adding in some Australian slang to his dialogue normally backfires to Australian readers. Case in point: Captain America #333, where Pyro briefly refers to John Walker as a "bodgie." NO ONE in Australia talks like this.
* PunchClockVillain
* PlayingWithFire: In an interesting variation, he can control fire, but he can't create it himself. He carries around his own portable flamethrowers to do the job for him.
* PsychoForHire: In ''{{X-Men Evolution}}''.
* PyroManiac: A more subdued version, but there were times when he showed just how much he relished barbecuing people.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:When he was severely weakened from the mutant disease Legacy Virus, he killed a Brotherhood member Post and saved Senator Robert Kelly's life. Before dying, he pleaded with Kelly to stop the hatred between humans and mutants]].
** [[spoiler:He was resurrected in the ongoing Necrosha story arc.]]
* TrueCompanions: He's surprisingly loyal to those he considers his friends. In a battle with the Reavers, he had a tender moment with Mystique when it seemed like they were about to be killed, and was rather torn up when Stonewall was killed.

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[[folder: Quentin Quire]]

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Fell for one of the Stepford Cuckoos. She wasn't interested. He didn't take this news well.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Then he came back.
* FantasticRacism: Inverted; he led a riot of Magneto sympathizers after the student body at Xavier's learned about Genosha.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* InsufferableGenius
* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* PsychicPowers: If ill-defined ones.

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[[folder: Reverend Craig]]

A Christian minister from Scotland and biological father of Rahne Sinclair, better known as [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Wolfsbane]]. Not that he ever admitted this; though he raised her for the first thirteen years of her life, he claimed only to be her foster father and told her she had been abandoned at birth by her mother, a prostitute. Literally beating his doctrine of religion into her, to the point he convinced her that she was a worthless sinner who deserved death, the breaking point came when her mutant gene activated and transformed her into a wolf-like being; Reverend Craig shot her, then led the mob that tried to burn her at the stake. After she escaped him, he disappeared... until he resurfaced as a fanatical member of the Purifiers, founded by Reverend William Stryker. Fittingly, his bedevilment of his daughter cost him his life when he brainwashed her and accidentally triggered the conditioning, causing her to kill and devour him.

* AbusiveParents: To Wolfsbane.
* TheFundamentalist: The reason behind his abuse of his daughter, and why he went on to join the Purifiers.
* KarmicDeath / TheDogBitesBack: Brainwashed Wolfsbane and then tried to murder her, instead causing her to attack and kill him.
* OffingTheOffspring: Attempted this repeatedly against Wolfsbane. [[SelfMadeOrphan Until she succeeding in eating him first]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Reverend William Stryker]]
A televangelist who saw himself on a mission from God to eradicate all mutants, he and his CorruptChurch believed that mutants are demons from Hell. He led an army of mercenaries ("Purifiers"), and was not above murdering children to see his will carried out. He was a fairly obscure character whose only appearance was in the graphic novel ''GodLovesManKills'', but when the book was used as the basis for the second movie, he resurfaced in the comics and was a recurring villain until his death.

* ChurchMilitant: However, the version in the movies discarded this aspect, making him just a plain old militant.
* GeneralRipper (in X-Men 2: X-Men United movie)
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: His (for now) final death, complements of Archangel's razor-sharp wings.
* HeelFaceTurn: Believe it or not, despite the fact that he brutally stabbed his infant son to death, snapped his wife's neck simply for being a non-mutant carrier for the X-gene, had his men kill at least two children, and murdered his most loyal follower after she was outed as a mutant, Creator/ChrisClaremont evidently felt there was still something redeemable about the guy, as he did an arc where Stryker meets a ''mutant'' minister who does exactly the same stuff, but to normal humans, experiences MyGodWhatHaveIDone, and earns [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals Indefinite Stasis]]. It would appear Craig Kyle and Chris Yost disagreed, as they brought him back to his old ways as the BigBad for their first arc in ''[[NewMutants New X-Men]]''.
* KnightTemplar
* OffingTheOffspring: Before he became a Christian fundamentalist, he killed his own wife and his newborn mutant son.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* RedRightHand: Reverend Stryker finds the remains of a Sentinel from the future and uses the robot's glowing PINK hand as a glove and an apparent weapon. He dies before he gets to use it.
* SinisterMinister
* ShootTheDog: From his point of view, the death of his wife and son are this.

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[[folder: Sauron (Karl Lykos)]]

A mutant that was originally supposed to be a vampire, that was a no-go with the comics code at the time, so instead he was reworked into an energy-sucking pterodactyl man. Really. Lykos was on an expedition to Antarctica with his father when they stumbled upon some caves leading to the Savage Land, full of Pteranodons. Lykos was injured by a Pterodon scratch and gained the ability to drain energy from other humans, and later when he did so to a mutant, the ability to turn into a giant were-Pterodactyl with hypnotic powers. Going mad with evil, he names himself after the villain from his favorite books and decides to try to suck the life out of everyone.

* {{Animorphism}}
* ComboPlatterPowers: Practically the poster child of this trope. He's a guy that can [[OurVampiresAreDifferent drain the life force of others]], [[ShapeShifting turns into a flying pterodactyl man when he drains the life force of a mutant]], said pterodactyl man form also has SuperStrength, the power to [[HypnoticEyes hypnotize people]] and can [[BreathWeapon breathe fire?]] SpiderMan even noted how ridiculous him being a vampiric pterodactyl man was without even making note of all his other powers.
* DinosaursAreDragons: Later gained fire breath.
* FromBadToWorse: As if being tempted to drain the life-energy of your patients all the time isn't bad enough, you then discover that draining another mutant turns you into a dangerous monster beyond your control.
* GiantFlyer
* JekyllAndHyde: Lykos is an essentially decent and well-meaning person. His dark side, Sauron, is a vicious monster and a [[KillAllHumans genocidal maniac]].
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* ShoutOut: He named himself after the ''LordOfTheRings'' villain. He says so himself on-panel during his origin story.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* YoYoPlotPoint: He gets cured at the end of most encounters only to get un-cured again at the beginning of the next. StatusQuoIsGod.

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[[folder:Sabretooth]]

See Characters/{{Wolverine}}.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Sebastian Shaw / Black King]]

The long-time leader of the Hellfire Club, a social club for millionaires he remodelled into a secretive society for evil mutants bent on WorldDomination, Sebastian Shaw is a snobbish, elitist, self-centred JerkAss and CorruptCorporateExecutive with the mutant power of kinetic energy absorption, meaning that any physical attack only makes him stronger making him a very difficult opponent to defeat in combat. However, he mostly relies on manipulation, treachery, deceipt, and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney his oodles and oodles of cash]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections connections]] to further his evil schemes.

* BadassInANiceSuit: The 19th century version, at least.
* BigBadWannabe: A high-functioning example; he was and remains a serious threat, but in practice he is usually outplayed and manipulated by more cunning and dangerous villains. He frequently teams up with other ComicBook/{{X-Men}} rogues but is usually either double-crossed, or his own double-crossing comes back to bite him.
* ChessMotifs: He is also known as 'Black King' from Hellfire Club.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Shaw Industries
* EnergyAbsorption
* EvilMentor: For the White Queen/Emma Frost
* GeniusBruiser
* TheHedonist
* ManipulativeBastard
* PhlebotinumOverload: Sebastian Shaw's mutant power of absorbing kinetic energy is pretty useful, but can be circumvented if you drop something on him quick and hard enough. There was also the time when Wolverine just kept coming at him until Shaw's mass caused the floor to give out under him.
* PlayingBothSides: The biggest and worst example is that he is a mutant, yet he funded and helped to construct the mutant-hunting Sentinels. Especially bad (though poetically ironic) considering they were created out of fear that mutants could be people like '''him.'''
* PragmaticVillainy
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney /[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers Powers]] / [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections Connections]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Not as much as before (when he could count on the police to help him fight those [[ManipulativeBastard dangerous mutants]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity the X-Men]]), but he still has some respect.
* WarForFunAndProfit

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[[folder: Selene / Black Queen]]

Former and most prominent Black Queen of the Hellfire club, Selene is the oldest known living mutant (after she killed the other externals), born over 14000 years ago, [[Creator/RobertEHoward after the fall of]] [[{{Kull}} Atlantis]], but before the age of ConanTheBarbarian, and is an ancient enemy of [[Comicbook/RedSonja Kulan Gath]]. She doubles as a sorceress and psychic vampire, with a myriad abilities, some of which are magic, some of which are genetic. Regal, vain, manipulative, demonic-level pure evil, and extremely hard to permanently get rid of, she is one of the X-Men's most dangerous adversaries.

* [[AGodAmI A Goddess Am I]]: Her recent surfacing gives this as her motivation, although she has claimed to be a goddess since her introduction. She was even worshipped as such since birth, 10,000 years ago, and was even offered regular human sacrifices by her people. It has left her with an ego problem.
** [[spoiler:Even so, she recognizes Akrea as a being older than her and treats her with respect... right up until she leaves her for dead.]]
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: She embodies the WomanInBlack trope to such an extent that she never wore anything else but black outfits from the get-go, even after leaving the Hellfire Club. (It can be a little odd to read her first appearences, where- besides being married to a Nova Roman senator- she wore green, purple, and blue.)
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Resurrected by Akrea in X-Men (2013) series.]]
* BondageIsBad
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Averted. She absorbs memories along with life force, and therefore does not forget her victims.
* ComboPlatterPowers: She can animate objects plus suck people's life force to feed her youth and immortality (plus some minor PsychicPowers and FunctionalMagic, and various inconsistently enhanced physical abilities). Until she got upgraded; as of Chasing Hellfire, it's "turn into living shadow, plus absorb people entirely to feed her youth and immortality, as well as take on the form of victims."
* TheCorrupter
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Statutory rape, apparently, given that she explicitly notes Wither to be of age before she starts seducing him. Still some epic cradle-robbing, though, as she's close to ''1000 times'' his age. The RedSkull is also too evil for her, as she teamed up with the New Mutants once against him.
* EvilerThanThou: What she did to pre-HeelFaceTurn [[WomanInWhite Emma Frost]] and her Hellions by using Fitzroy, or to [[spoiler: Eli Bard]], among others.
* {{Foil}}: To Emma Frost, during their time in Hellfire. Now, she's more of an EvilCounterpart.
* ForTheEvulz
* TheHedonist
* ImAHumanitarian: Not literally, but close enough. She feeds on the life-force of her victims, leaving only skeletal husks.
* ImmortalityImmorality
* LesbianVampire: Perhaps it is just [[AuthorAppeal Claremont]] but trying to turn attractive teenage psychics into her disciples seems to be a particular hobby of hers.
* LifeDrinker: She can drain the life out of others to keep herself young. As an added bonus, said lifeforce also fuels her sorcerous powers.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Invoked. Even long after she had left the Hellfire Club, her costume mirrored that of Emma Frost, only in black instead of white.
* ManipulativeBitch: Even though she doesn't need to, she really enjoys toying with people's minds to get what she wants. A lot.
* NeverMyFault: Particularly in ''Necrosha'' and the stories leading up to it.
* NoblewomansLaugh: To go with her regal persona.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Well, she ''is'' in Hellfire...
* PhysicalGod: Approaches this with [[ZombieApocalypse Necrosha]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers / ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* ThirdPersonPerson: Often refers to herself in the third person, especially when she wants to sound particularly haughty or menacing.
* VainSorceress
* TheVamp
* WomanInBlack: What else would you expect from the [[IncrediblyLamePun ''Black Queen'']]?
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Does this to Bard, [[spoiler: and it's implied she would've done it to Wither and possibly the entire Inner Circle had she lived long enough.]]

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[[folder: Sentinels]]

One of the most recognizable non-mutant characters in the X-men's corner of the MarvelUniverse, Sentinels are the result of a government initiative to combat the growing mutant threat. These huge robots are equipped with gene-level scanning devices enabling them to identify any mutants, and the armor and weaponry to (theoretically) detain or kill them once found. Recurrently decommissionedas mutant rights advance or the Sentinels go wrong, only to be recommissioned as new and improved versions are built or more mutant-related hate builds up. Sentinels are frequently depicted as being bound to a "super Sentinel" called Master Mold, which is often instrumental in the temporary discrediting of the Sentinel Program.

* AdaptiveAbility: The Mark-II Sentinels could adapt to their enemies and their powers.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Most Sentinels don't really have the AI to actually go wrong and loyally follow orders. The problem is, they tend to be portrayed taking their commands from Master Mold, who ''does'' have the AI to go rogue -- for example, planning to capture a senator and replace his brain with a computer before then enslaving all humanity.
* TheAssimilator: The Prime Sentinels, ordinary humans merged with Sentinel tech.
** CyberneticsEatYourSoul: It is possible to restore a Prime Sentinel's free will, but even for Magneto and Professor X, it's very difficult.
* BadFuture: ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast, anyone? Any time the Sentinels appear in an adaptation, this story is bound to occur in some form.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When Sentinels or Master Mold go wrong, often they do so with the statement that it is illogical to protect humans from mutants because "humans are mutants" -- all humans have unique genetic codes.
* DeceptivelyHumanRobots: In Zero Tolerance crossover, there was a type of Sentinel which disguise itself as a human to blend itself in a heavily-populated city to hunt for mutants.
** Much earlier than that were Steven Lang's ([[ComicBook/AntMan No relation]]) X-Sentinels, which looked like the original sixties X-Men, and even had their powers. It took Wolverine's senses to suss them out.
* HiveQueen: Master Mold is this; it has the intelligence and capabilities to control all Sentinels, and is actually a walking Sentinel-production factory, creating them from internal production machinery.
* HumongousMecha: Autonomous version, usually, but at least one miniseries focused on an attempt to redeem the Sentinel Project by stripping out the independent AI and turning them into piloted mecha. It worked, for a while.
** In terms of size, Mastermold takes this UpToEleven: it's roughly as big compared to a Sentinel as a Sentinel is to a human.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: One miniseries focused on a kid who'd found a damaged Sentinel and repaired it.
* MadeOfPlasticine: The Project: Armageddon Sentinels were pathetically easy to destroy. The only reason they managed to keep the X-Men they'd caught captive at all was because they were operating from a space station.
* MechaMooks: This may be why the Sentinels have appeared in every animated depiction of the X-men-verse; they're intimidating enough to make good enemies, but they can be slaughtered on-screen without any editor hassles.
* RoboSpeak: Usually, but the Project: Armageddon ones were remarkably chatty.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: What they did to Genosha. Several million mutants died in less than an hour.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The original Sentinels turned on Trask pretty quickly, and demanded he manufacture more Sentinels, making it clear they'd kill him the minute he stopped complying.

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[[folder: Shadow King (Amahl Farouk)]]
A vastly powerful psychic entity that likes to possess people and bring out their darker emotions. Professor X met him as Egyptian crimelord Amahl Farouk, and killed his human body in a psychic-showdown. Farouk was the first evil mutant Xavier encountered, prompting him to form the X-Men. However, it has been since revealed that the Shadow King might have existed long before possessing Farouk.

* ArchEnemy: To Storm. He employed her as a thief when she was a child, but was never able to completely bend her to his will. Her strength of character makes her his favorite target.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Shadow King fits this trope to the latter, especially following the retcon that he might be an ancient demonic being, and not the psychic remains of an evil mutant.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Frequently does this with telepaths.
* CardCarryingVillain
* DemonicPossession
* EvilerThanThou
* HatePlague: He's sometimes known to do this just by ''being around.''
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: ''Really likes'' to torment Storm. One miniseries, "Worlds Apart" revolved around him trying to break her to his will.
** He also tried turning Psylocke into his "Shadow Queen".
* MoreThanMindControl: His preferred method of turning people against each other is by awakening the real doubts and insecurities in their minds, making them that much harder to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight get through to.]]
* LivingShadow
* MultipleChoicePast: Some stories have portrayed the Shadow King as a centuries-old mutant who survived the years by jumping from body to body and eventually possessed Amahl Farouk. In others, he was merely born Amahl Farouk and fabricated a grander backstory for himself.
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: For awhile he was trapped inside Psylocke's mind. This prevented her from using her telepathic powers.
* VillainousGlutton: When he claims a human host for an extended period of time, he becomes addicted to eating, and his host becomes morbidly obese as a result.
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[[folder: Shinobi Shaw]]

* ChessMotifs: He is also known as 'Black King II' as a successor of his father from Hellfire Club
* DepravedBisexual
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Died offscreen some years ago.
* TheHedonist
* IdleRich
* IntangibleMan: Being a villain, he uses the 'heart squeezing' as his trademark killing move. He also openly admits it can be used for peeping on girls (not that he needs it with his cash)
* InTheBlood
* LukeIMightBeYourFather: It's implied that [[spoiler: Harry Leland, the Black Bishop of the Hellfire Club, might be his biological father. Indeed, Shinobi's mutant powers are similar to Leland's (density control) and very unlike Sebastian's powers.]]
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense
* [[spoiler: Attempted]] SelfMadeOrphan
* SpoiledBrat
* TurnOutLikeHisFather

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Silver Samurai]]

See Characters/{{Wolverine}}

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spiral (Rita Wayword)]]

One of the most loyal warrior-slaves of Mojo, Spiral is an essential part of his operations.

* TheBaroness
* {{Cyborg}}: Three of her arms are at least partially robotic.
* TheDragon: Mojo may be strong, but he's also nearly immobile, counting on the acrobatics and swordplay of Spiral to keep his enemies at bay.
* DualWielding: Three times over!
* EvilSorcerer: When Comicbook/DoctorStrange stepped down as Sorcerer Supreme of the entire Marvel Universe, she was mentioned as a contender for the job.
* GreenEyedMonster
* ItAmusedMe: Her motivation for joining the government team Freedom Force, led by Mystique and consisting mostly of [[BoxedCrook BoxedCrooks]], was never really clear- but it seems to have been mainly "bored and had nothing better to do".
* MadScientist: In the Mojoverse, she runs the Body Shoppe, where villains (including Lady Deathstrike) get cybernetic makeovers.
* MagicKnight: A sorceress and technological genius as well as an expert hand-to-hand (-to-hand-to-hand) combatant.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: She has six arms, three of which are cybernetic replacements.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* PsychoExGirlfriend: To Longshot.
* RefugeeFromTVLand: Like everyone from Mojoworld, she has a lot of off sayings. She doesn't kill people, she cancels them.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: She does this from time to time to guests of the Body Shoppe and may have been a victim of it herself.
* WolverinePublicity: She's one of the most popular X-Villains, appearing in multiple games and spinoffs.

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[[folder: Steven Lang]]

The head of Project: Armageddon, which is designed to learn everything there is about Mutants, Steven Lang decided to instead kill every Mutant, and went about re-creating the Sentinels as part of this. An incredibly minor villain, but were it not for him, ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga would never have happened. Later got brought back by Bastion as part of his schemes.

* BackFromTheDead: Via Bastion and the transmode virus.
* DirtyCoward: Runs away when Cyclops manages to free himself. Much, much later on, when Bastion's plans have all failed, he suggests fleeing.
* EvilGloating: ''Never'' shuts up.
* FantasticRacism: Aside from the usual mutant-hating stuff, there's a scene where some of his scientists are examining Wolverine. They're briefly confused by his metal skeleton, and ask just what he is. Lang just states "whatever he is, he sure isn't human."
* ForTheEvulz: Wants to kill every single Mutant. Why? Just 'cuz.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Frequently makes mention of how 'better' he is than Mutants, but the minute the X-Men get free, he heads to a flying gun-boat... thing, still declaring with a straight face how he's 'superior'.
* KilledOffForReal: Courtesy of a well-passed angry [[BewareTheNiceOnes Jean Grey]] and Cyclops making him crash his flying machine. Well, more or less. His brain got stolen and used to make a Master Mold Sentinel.
* LargeHam: Shouts pretty much every single thing he says.
* LuckyBastard: Hit Jean Grey in front of Wolverine, and did not get turned into thinly-sliced chunks when he busted free.
* MadScientist: Rebuilt the Sentinels. Thank goodness he didn't do a good job. Also manages to make the X-Sentinels, which do a far better job reproducing the powers of the previous X-Men.
* MotiveRant: Delivers a pretty lengthy one at the beginning of one issue.
* WouldHitAGirl: Hits Jean Grey when she tells him he's full of it.

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[[folder: Sugar Man]]
A depraved mutant from the parallel universe known as ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'', Sugar Man was one of the many camp bosses, running a gruesome concentration camp where he tormented thousands of slaves, human and mutant alike. His speciality was the study and creation of biological weaponry, and he earned his place in Apocalypse's regime by inventing horrific plagues and epidemics. In a [[KarmaHoudini cruel twist of fate]], he is one of the few souls to survive the death of that twisted reality and escape to the mainstream universe.

* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: In ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse, he ran the work camps where it housed thousands of humans and regularly tormented his slaves.
* TheBrute
* CanonForeigner / CanonImmigrant: Sugar Man comes from ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse and has no 616 counterpart.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: Sugarman appears as a rotund torso dominated by a huge, ugly face, with four arms and a single pair of legs.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Let's be honest; "Sugar Man" doesn't make you think "sadistic plague-engineering cannibal mutant", now does it?
* ForTheEvulz: As is generally the case for a willing servant of Apocalypse.
* ImAHumanitarian
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has four arms, plus his prehensile tongue.
* MultipurposeTongue: Sugar Man uses his long razor-sharp tongue as his weapon.
* PlagueMaster: His primary contributions to Apocalypse's regime were the nightmarish biological weapons he invented.
* SizeShifter: He is also able to control his own mass. If he loses mass, the lost mass is shunted off to some unknown location, presumably an extra-dimensional space and he shrinks in size. It's unknown how long it takes him to regain his normal size.

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[[folder: Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)]]

A mutant with amphibian-like abilities, including wall-crawling, sticky tongue, poison spit, and super-croaking. In the comics, he was usually depicted as an annoying, ass-kissing sycophant and Magneto's loyal suck-up with useless powers. He also had an incredibly intense crush on the Scarlet Witch. Outside of the comics, his portrayal has been better. In ''X-Men Evolution'', he was almost one of the [[SpotlightStealingSquad most featured characters on the show]], even having his own theme song, and was depicted as a well-meaning but mischievous SadClown that [[TheChewToy the universe liked to crap on]]. In the movies, he was a bad ass martial artist who incorporated his powers into an unexpectedly formidable opponent (and was played by [[Main/StarWars Darth Maul]]). The comics have tried to incorporate these traits into the character, making Toad his own CanonImmigrant. After his power upgrade/character revamp, Toad became more of a neutral player, having become disillusioned with Magneto.

* CanonImmigrant: Not the character himself, but his portrayal in other media, which was a hell of a lot better.
* ComboPlatterPowers: His powers have varied wildly in scale and number over the years; he used to have this weird wind gust power, for example.
** InASingleBound
** SuperSpit
** WallCrawl
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: After the movies, where evening out his genetic abnormalities ended up giving him [[TookALevelInBadass a level in badass]].
* FunPersonified: In ''{{X-Men Evolution}}''.
* GadgeteerGenius: He's pretty good with machines.
* MeanBrit
* StalkerWithACrush: To Wanda, [[spoiler: only to be squicked out upon seeing her huge pregnant belly.]]
* TheChewToy
* TheRenfield: To Magneto in the early days.
* TheStarscream: Toad has tried to rule over the Brotherhood of Mutants when Magneto and Mystique were incapacitated or absent. It's never gone well, and he usually just ends up humiliated.
* TheMakeover: In Uncanny Xmen, Toad loses his powers, and is was revealed to be an extremely handsome. In other words, if Toad had not been born a mutant, he would have been a naturally extremely handsome man. Toad's initial reaction to discovering his good looks is "If this is what I've been missing all these years, good bye and good riddance (to my powers)"

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Unus the Untouchable (Angelo Unuscione)]]

A narcissistic Italian wrestler with the ability to generate a forcefield to protect him from any harm. He was greedy and wanted to join the Brotherhood of Mutants for power and money. He proved to be unbeatable until Beast constructed a machine that interfered with the intensity of his forcefield and the ability to turn it on and off, nearly starving him. He continued to be a minor recurring villain that kept on having trouble controlling his power, occasionally leaving him unable to touch anything or anyone.

* BarrierWarrior
* BlessedWithSuck: As his powers advanced, they gradually became more of a hindrance, until finally he [[spoiler:suffocated because his forcefield had become strong enough to repel even oxygen.]]
** There was one issue in the comics where Unus found himself facing a shapeshifter with the power to become various monsters. Unable to actually hurt Unus, the shapeshifter got him out of the way by swallowing him whole. And then threw him up a couple of pages later because his forcefield was too painful to keep down.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: For some undisclosed reason, in his early appearances he pretended to be a German man named Gunther Bain.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With the Blob.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* PowerIncontinence: More than once. This even led to [[spoiler: his death, when he tried to undo his M-Day power loss with the Terrigen Mists that empower the Inhumans. He got his power back... but he suffocated when he repelled even oxygen and couldn't turn it off.
* SmugSnake

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[[folder: Vulcan [[spoiler:(Gabriel Summers)]]]]
A prisoner of Shi'ar experiments concealed on Earth, the experience awakened him to a [[PowerLevels Omega level]] mutant, but also drove him mad and filled him with an urge to devastate the Shi'ar, an urge he happily set about fulfilling once he realised how powerful he was. Ironically, he ended up becoming their ruler, even falling in love with the exiled Shi'ar princess, Deathbird, herself an outcast for being a mutant.

* AChildShallLeadThem
* AntagonisticOffspring: To [[spoiler:Corsair]]
* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: As Emperor of the Shi'ar. Though it's a safe bet he never read Machiavelli, he personified the Machiavellian style of leadership.
* BigBad: In most of the stories he's in.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: And how!
* CainAndAbel
* TheCaligula: In ''War of Kings'', and very deliberately so.
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Averted, actually. He has to take a spaceship and warp gates in order to reach the Shi'Ar empire without dying of old age long before he gets there.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: In ''War of Kings'' this is his objective.
* {{Determinator}}
* ErmineCapeEffect
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''he'' thought that Black Bolt's plan was way out of line.
* TheEvilPrince
** Graduates through KlingonPromotion to TheEmperor
* {{Expy}}: He has a ''lot'' in common with DC's Superboy Prime.* FreudianExcuse: His mother was murdered and he was forced to spend his childhood as a slave.
* EyeScream: Loses an eye to a pissed-off Gladiator. It's the only injury he ever sustains that sticks.
* GalacticConqueror
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* GooGooGodlike: Vulcan, [[spoiler:Cyclops's long-foreshadowed second brother was found as a baby and raised to adolescence by aliens, and has the power to absorb literally any form of matter or energy and fire it back, survive in the vacuum of space, and shut off superpowers. He was described as "beyond Omega-level", but since Omega-level already means a mutant of unlimited potential, the part about being beyond a mutant of unlimited potential is most likely a regretful mistake. Still, he's very powerful.]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* HappilyMarried: From all indications, his feelings for Deathbird were genuine.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:He killed Banshee, Corsair, and most of the original Shi'ar Imperial Guard.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: With Deathbird (Shi'ar mutant)
* LackOfEmpathy
* LightIsNotGood
* LineOfSightName: He chose the name 'Vulcan' because as a slave the only solace he had was a book about Roman mythology.
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler:He's the third Summers brother.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His hyper-aggressive leadership pushes the Inhumans to rise up against him.
* PsychopathicManchild: He appears to be in his late teens but due to his severely messed up history he has the maturity level of a ten-year old child.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[ComicBookDeath For a time]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: On the Shi'Ar. It eventually winds up with him in charge.
* TheSociopath: Professor X labels him as one in an alternate canon story.
* SlouchOfVillainy: After becoming majestor of the Shi'ar he becomes prone to this.
* SmugSuper: Probably the best example of this trope in the Franchise/{{X-Men}} universe. As one of the most powerful mutants alive, there's almost nobody in the universe who can stand up against him. As such, the very idea of someone actually being stronger than him is absolutely inconceivable for him to imagine and at the same time, It's what deep down, he fears the most. The look on his face when Polaris briefly overpowers him is ''priceless''.
* StartOfDarkness: Though not shown on-panel yet, Vulcan grew to adolescence as a slave of the Shi'ar, which accounts for his sunny disposition.
* SuperpowerLottery: Oh, boy. Where to begin?
** EnergyAbsorption: Vulcan's an 'Omega-level energy manipulator', which effectively makes him a god. There's not a lot he ''can't'' do. His demonstrated uses of this ability include:
*** [[PureEnergy Energy Blasts]]
*** {{Flight}}
*** FromASingleCell: Black Bolt unleashes the full power of his voice, managing to flay Vulcan's skin off. And he still gets up a few minutes later.
*** NighInvulnerability
*** PersonOfMassDestruction
** ElementalPowers: A case of AllThereInTheManual. Vulcan's creator, Ed Brubaker, explained an interview that he has the unrealized potential to generate and control the seven elements (fire, earth, electricity, wind, water, darkness, and light). He's only actually exhibited control over a handful of those elements, though.
*** PlayingWithFire
*** LightEmUp
*** DishingOutDirt
*** ShockAndAwe
** ComboPlatterPowers: As if all of the above [[SuperpowerLottery wasn't enough]], ''Deadly Genesis'' revealed that he'd psionically absorbed the powers (and psyches) of his teammates Petra, Sway, and Darwin when they died, leading to:
*** DishingOutDirt: From Petra.
*** TimeMaster: From Sway.
*** AdaptiveAbility: From Darwin. [[spoiler:Later lost when Darwin's psyche was separated from him.]]
** So, in short, Vulcan's a PhysicalGod.
* TangledFamilyTree
* TeensAreMonsters
* TooPowerfulToLive: The trick was finding something powerful enough to kill him.
* UnskilledButStrong
* UsedToBeASweetKid: When Moira Mactaggert first found him, he was enthusiastic about being an X-Man.
* WarriorPrince: Once he marries into the Shi'ar royal family.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Hinted at in the main books, and explicitly stated in an alternate story where he gained the power of the Phoenix Force.

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[[folder: X-Cutioner (Carl Denti)]]

* CowboyCop
* FantasticRacism: Played with, as Denti himself does not hate mutants in general but recognizes how dangerous some of them are and is all too willng to work outside the law to deal with them. This naturally motivates him into becoming a...
* VigilanteMan

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[[folder:Zzxz]]

* BlankWhiteEyes: Like its [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} distant relations]] it has large white eyes.
* BrainFood: Like Venom, it has a taste for brains.
* CombatTentacles: It can project pseudopodia and tendrils to attack and restrain opponents.
* TheDreaded: It is one of the five most dangerous entities captured by the Shi'ar Empire.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: It possesses a wide mouth full of sharp fangs.
* PuppeteerParasite: It took over the body of Raza Longknife during a fight with the Starjammers.
* TheSymbiote: It is a member of the same species as ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* TradingBarsForStripes: It was imprisoned by Shi'ar Emperor D'Ken, who intended to study it, but Gabriel Summers killed him and recruited Zzxz into his army.
* {{Yandere}}: Zzxz ''really'' wanted Lilandra as its next host, but took over Raza of the Starjammers instead.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: It is a black symbiote with large white eyes, making it largely identical to its distant relative Venom.
* AVillainNamedZrg: Its name is composed completely out of consonants from the end of the alphabet.

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