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'''''Ultimate X-Men''''' is a reboot of the ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' franchise in the ''UltimateMarvel'' line of comics, it can be seen as one of the most radical reimaginings, with [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternate Character Interpretations]] of the mainstream 616 characters being taken as canon while other characters are given completely different backstories and characterizations. It was far less popular than its sister series ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', due to a constant rotation of artists and writers, churning out [[BloodierAndGorier ultra-violent]] storylines that went from good, to bad, to just plain weird. It was eventually canceled after a few bad story lines that culminated in the universally reviled ''{{Ultimatum}}'' event.

The series lasted for 100 issues, from February, 2001 to April, 2009. After ''Ultimatum'', the series was replaced with ''Ultimate X'', where mutants that survived the tragedy were scattered, hunted, and leaderless. This new series only lasted 5 issues, from April, 2010 to August, 2011. However, the series was relaunched as Ultimate Comics: X-Men with the mutants starting to band together again after the events of Ultimate Origins revealed the secret origin of the mutant species. The new series written by Nick Spencer (MorningGlories), dealing with the fallout of this origin being revealed to the public along with the events of the Ultimate Hawkeye series. As of issue 13, Brian Wood ({{DMZ}}) takes over writing duties on the title.

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!!''Ultimate X-Men'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:Phoenix, after she destroys Apocalypse.]]
** Also [[spoiler: Dazzler, who leaves the original team due to the shenanigans involving Nightcrawler stalking and kidnapping her, only to be brought back a handful of issues later on Bishop's team]].
* AbortedArc:
** After a few issues, Bishop states that in the future he and Psylocke will be married. He's killed an issue and a half later and these claims are never elaborated upon.
* TheAce: Magician is more ripped than Bobby, formulates a plan to take out the Brotherhood and has enough people skills that in front of the cameras he fixes the X-Men's reputation. Within 24 hours after joining the X-Men. [[spoiler: However, it turns out that his power is that he's a semi-conscious RealityWarper, so reality restructured itself around his desire to be TheAce]].
* AdaptationalSexuality: Colossus is gay instead of straight.
* AscendedFanBoy / HeroicWannabe: Pyro
* AllThereInTheManual: Without little bravado, Ultimate {{Hawkeye}} takes place in between issues Ultimate Comics: X-Men 7 and 8. Relatively a ''lot'' happens in that mini, so yeah.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Sinister. Twice. Also, Magneto (twice), Xavier, Beast, and Angel. Oh yeah, and also Wraith, and Cyclops. Basically everybody, including people they had promised would "stay dead".]]
* BareYourMidriff: Jean, pre-''Ultimatum'', Storm after [[spoiler:Beast dies]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Jean against Phoenix, [[spoiler:Storm against Shadow King]]
* BeardOfEvil: Inverted with Magneto, who grows a beard shortly after Professor Xavier uses telepathic blocks to turn him into a normal law-abiding citizen. As soon as the blocks are removed and he reverts to his old villainous ways, he loses the beard.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Colossus]] after ''Ultimatum''.
* BettyAndVeronica: Wolverine (Veronica, duh) and Cyclops (Betty) to Jean. [[spoiler:In the end they're both killed off.]] She falls for Wolverine and has sex with him first, then later on dates Cyclops.
* BewareMyStingerTail: A Morlock seen post-Ultimatum is a conjoined being of him and his brother, and his brother has become [[CuteMonster a centipede monster]]. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He still hugs it and loves it because it's his brother]].
* BigBad
** Magneto is irreparably evil in this version, and very difficult to thwart. [[spoiler:Ultimatum reveals that he was being manipulated by Victor Von Doom.]]
** Pietro/Quicksilver is becoming this in ''Ultimate X'', with the support of Mystique and Sabertooth.
* BodyHorror: Dr. Cornelius [[spoiler:inflicts this on himself so he becomes TheGrotesque, made of cancerous Wolverine DNA]]
* BountyHunter: Arcade and Deadpool.
* TheBrute: Juggernaut
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Phoenix, after she destroys Apocalypse.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: Quicksilver to Magneto. He gets two uzis unloaded on his shins for his trouble.
* CantUseStairs: The parapalegic Professor Xavier, as {{lampshaded}} by [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Sinister]]; [[http://loltubes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Professor-X-has-one-weakness.jpg Mister Sinister refers to stairs as "Charles Xavier's one weakness"]] directly before [[StaircaseTumble dumping him out of his wheelchair and down some]].
* CaptainErsatz
** Given his backstory in this incarnation, Doug Ramsey is a younger version of [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Ken Jennings]].
** Derek Morgan is basically Archangel as a different character, instead of Angel under the influence of Apocalypse.
** Cyclops temporarily becomes one of Superman [[spoiler:under the influence of Banshee]].
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Wolverine gets cloned.]]
* CoattailRidingRelative: Initially, the Beast's parents disown him for being a mutant. Later, when the X-Men have achieved fame and (temporary) renown, they return and claim they always loved him... after they've made millions writing a book about how they lovingly raised such a wonderful young mutant.
* CompellingVoice: Sinister, when he looks people straight in the eye.
* CompositeCharacter: A few "Ultimate" versions of 616-X-Men are revealed as new versions of existing Ultimate characters. Specifically,
** Firestar is Liz Allan (from ''Spider-Man'')
** Cable is [[spoiler:Future Wolverine]]
** [[ComicBook/AlphaFlight Sasquatch]] is [[spoiler:Wolfsbane on a SuperSerum]].
** Banshee is [[spoiler:Professor Moira [=MacTaggert=] using the Banshee serum]].
** Ultimate Proteus (David Xavier) is a composite of 616-Proteus (Kevin [=MacTaggert=]) and Legion (David Haller). Though his powers are based on 616-Proteus, his personality is more in line with Legion, and his parentage is based on a combination of the two.
** Inverted with William Stryker as he's split into two characters. William, Sr. is based on the [[Film/X2XMenUnited movie version of Stryker]] while William, Jr. is a younger version of the SinisterMinister of the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} classic comics]]. Reverend Stryker eventually shows traits of [[spoiler:Master Mold]]
** Sinister is combined with [[spoiler:Apocalypse]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Fenris Corporation.
* CoversAlwaysLie: At no point in the comics does Jimmy Hudson wear [[http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/4/30/4e15e74595d39/detail.jpg This costume]]
* CrazyJealousGuy: Juggernaut is this to Rogue.
* CurbStompBattle: Cyclops vs. Wolverine. [[spoiler:Wolverine is actually the one who gets curbstomped.]] This is a rematch from a previous fight [[spoiler:that went the other way.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Both Kitty and Storm sport one at one point.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Oh boy...
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Jean, after ''Ultimatum''.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Traske]] invokes this.
* DeathIsCheap: Not as cheap as it is in the regular ''X-Men' verse, but among those that cheat death are [[spoiler:Magneto, Sabretooth, Professor Cornelius, Yuri, Beast]].
* DebutQueue: in ''Ultimate X''
* DecompositeCharacter: William Stryker becomes two characters. William Sr. is an anti-mutant military leader, as in the second ''X-Men'' film, while William Jr. is the religious extremist from the original comics who later [[spoiler:becomes Ultimate Universe Master Mold; gigantic Sentinel]].
* DirtyCoward: Stryfe
* DirtyOldMan
** Wolverine, at least, [[DependingOnTheArtist can look like he's only slightly older than the rest of the X-Men, making this not as obvious at times]], but most of the series Wolverine ''looks'' to be in the mid 30s' to 40s' range while hitting on teenaged girls. What makes this worse is that he's [[Really700YearsOld older than Xavier]]. Much, ''much'' older, and yet no-one seems to call him out on this. This could be because no-one thinks of him as being older, or it could be an example of DarkerAndEdgier. He alludes to it when [[spoiler:rejecting Storm, and when she points out that he had sex with Jean, he refers to that as a mistake. It's possible it was simply a convenient excuse, though.]]
** [[spoiler:Professor Xavier]]. It's a much more obvious, and in many ways bigger, issue with [[spoiler:Xavier, having had at least two relationships in the past with ''students''; Mystique and Emma Frost, and just before the end of the series admitted to being in love with Jean Grey.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Moira [=MacTaggert=], examining Wolverine after he's been run over by a truck, just calmly remarks that it looks like an autopsy in reverse.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Both Beast, Nightcrawler and Jimmy Hudson. In the case of the two formers, at least they have an excuse that most footwear does not come in their sizes.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Stacy X is the leader of a minority group and calls them to fight them and drop their human names. Charles Xavier ([[NotSoDifferent And Magneto]]) also make codenames up to replace "Human names". The fact Mutants are rounded up in camps.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim
** Pyro's treatment in ''Ultimates 3''. Nearly everyone killed off in ''Ultimatum'' may be considered this trope as well, particularly the number of major characters killed in the big flood, Beast and Nightcrawler especially.
** Although a minor character, the worst offender in Ultimatum is probably Toad: his death is never shown nor mentioned, we never see the body and the girl he took to safety (Liz Allen, Firestar) is still alive. The only indication we have that he died is the casualty list at the end of Ultimatum #5.
** Psylocke was killed in the storyline involving Xavier's son (whose powers involve possessing people and manipulating reality, but the bodies he inhabits are destroyed from the inside out because of his power), [[spoiler:but it turned out that she survived by projecting her consciousness into another body. Or at least that's what she claimed. Evidence is starting to point out it isn't her.]]
** Beast was killed in a Sentinel attack. [[spoiler:This was a ruse; Fury borrowed him to conduct experiments on the mutant genome. He was KilledOffForReal in the Ultimatum storyline]].
* DrugsAreBad: Oh God, Banshee. (Note: There's no mutant called Banshee in this comic, it's a drug.)
* DysfunctionJunction: Even more so then the mainstream ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', which is saying something.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Mister Sinister, with a side order of insanity.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: During their battle in Las Vegas, Juggernaut taunts Gambit for failing to hit him with his explosive cards... only to realize too late that Gambit's true target was [[spoiler:the structural supports of the building behind him]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Nightcrawler]]
* FakingTheDead
** [[spoiler:Magneto]]
** As well [[spoiler:Beast, Syndicate and Magician]].
** [[spoiler:Xavier!]]
* {{Fanservice}}: All the barely-legal mutant boys and girls are dressed in black leather outfits and / or short skirts, and despite not having MostCommonSuperpower (until Paquette takes over for pencils) they're dressed in obvious poses.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
** Oh does Colossus' sexuality get hinted at. From liking ''Series/WillAndGrace'', to commenting on Longshot's boots, to blatantly getting hit on by Jean-Paul.
** All of Storm's Danger Room programs.
* {{Gayngst}}: A mild application with Colossus.
* [[spoiler:GenerationXerox: Jimmy and Teddy are both the biological sons of the characters they replace.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Henry [=McCoy=] as usual.
* GentlemanThief: Gambit as usual, with Rogue along for the ride.
* {{GIRL}}: In the lead-up to ''Ultimate War'', Beast spends a lot of time corresponding with a girl on a mutant chatroom. [[spoiler:It's actually the Blob, and it doesn't end well for anyone]].
* GiveHimANormalLife: The reason that Wolverine and [[spoiler: Magda Lensherr]] gave Jimmy to the Hudsons.
* GoodBadGirl: Dazzler
* GroinAttack: A particularly vicious one during the Weapon X arc, when Sabretooth and Wolverine are fighting. Sabretooth is holding Wolverine's head under water ([[DangerouslyGenreSavvy realizing that even if Wolverine heals from drowning, he'll still have suffered brain damage]]), but Wolverine's fist is very strategically placed. The ensuing ''snikt'' accompanies a great reaction shot from Sabretooth... right before Wolverine tackles him off a waterfall.
* HeelFaceTurn
** Toad and Rogue eventually defect to the X-Men.
** Before them, Wolverine.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Xavier and Magneto were this. [[spoiler:And how. Xavier left his wife for Magneto, which was a contributing factor to David's rampage. It would be hard not to infer that they were in a gay relationship, but Xavier says their bond was "stronger than love," which seem to rule that out.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler:Ultimate Liz Allen is the daughter of her human mother and ''the Blob''.]]
* HumongousMecha: The Sentinels
* IdiotBall
** Held in ''Ultimate Nightmare'', where a small team goes out to find the source of a psychic signal, assumed to be a mutant in need. Wolverine is angry (well, more than usual) that [[LampshadeHanging they were too stupid to turn on the news and check what was going on]] before running off half-cocked and getting roughed up by the Ultimates for their trouble.
** Liz Allen doesn't even attempt to [[spoiler:talk her brother Teddy out of joining Pietro's new Brotherhood.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Rogue. Subverted in that when she's presented with a cure, she doesn't take it.
* ImportantHaircut
** Storm cuts her hair drastically from elegantly long to punk rock short after Beast dies. She lets her hair grow out after ''Ultimatum'' though. [[spoiler:But she cuts it off at the first sign of mutant uprising]].
** Jean dyes her hair black after ''Ultimatum'', but this is because she is taking up a new identity. She goes red again later on, after she dumps the new identity.
* IntroDump
** Every. Single. Character. ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Each and every one of them]]'' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment are]] ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment continually]]'' referring to each other by name! Every. One.
** TWICE. ''Ultimate X'' does this for every character ''again''! [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Even the ones we know!]]
* ISeeDeadPeople
** Quicksilver sees his sister Wanda, [[spoiler:and his father]].
** Post ''Ultimatum'', Rogue [[spoiler:sees Xavier]].
** [[spoiler:Alex sees Scott]].
* JeopardyIntelligenceTest: Doug Ramsay got into a private school for mutants due to his smarts, exemplified by his record-breaking streak on ''Jeopardy!''
* KarmaHoudini: Just about every member commits terrible acts over the course of the series and save for Wolverine never faces any repercussions. For example:
** Cyclops defects to the Brotherhood and takes part in the bombings of the British Parliament and {{MI6}}.
** Professor X and Jean frequently abuse their powers to their own ends.
** Storm even crippled someone and electrocuted a sandbox full of children (off panel).
** Averted with Wolverine in that he not only faces retribution for the things he does but he is even held accountable for things he didn't do. For example Jean threatens him if he ever thinks of her in a sexual way again, and actually follows though with it despite the fact that she was fully compliant in their affair.
* KilledOffForReal: See below.
* KillEmAll: Of all the Ultimate titles, ''X-Men'' got hit the hardest in ''Ultimatum''. The casualty list -- which includes [[spoiler:Xavier, Cyclops, Beast, Nightcrawler, Wolverine]] -- is probably longer than the list of surviving mutants.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Not usually, but in issue #54, where they're taking on Mojo and his reality show, there are a few instances. Apart from in-universe examples of BreakingTheFourthWall on Mojo's show, there is Dazzler staring straight forward out of the page and declaring the concept to be a "rip-off of The Running Man".
* LegacyCharacter: Wolverine II; Angel II; Blob II
* LoveTriangle: Jean, Scott, Wolverine as well as Kitty, Bobby, Rogue.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Sabretooth]] is Wolverine's [[spoiler:son]]!
* TheMafiya: Colossus is first shown as muscle in the employ of the Russian Mob.
* MaleGaze
** Paquette's pencils.
** Jimmy Hudson suffers from this with Jean. Though accidentally.
* ManipulativeBastard
** Charles Xavier. Though he ''claims'' he doesn't tamper with people's minds, he's shown doing as such repeatedly, especially at first. Subverted in that EVERYBODY knows he does it and question their actions, but when he's out of order, they still do what they think he would've had them do.
** Magneto as well, observe him with Polaris in his cell.
* MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest: Sinister needs to kill 10 mutant souls for his master.
* MasterOfIllusion
** The Ultimate Mastermind is less of a straight up psychic like his 616 version, and is more likely to induce illusions into people's perception.
** [[spoiler:Magician is this as well, [[RealityWarper partly]]]].
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Jean's "Phoenix" state teeters between her being insane and having a split personality (as a power lock) and an actual cosmic deity, depending on the arc or the writer.
* MeatPuppet: This is [[spoiler:Apocalypse's]] power.
* TheMenInBlack: Prevalent here and there, but they're the ones keeping Colossus post Ultimatum.
* MetaOrigin: [[spoiler:The mutant gene isn't evolution at work, it was artificially created in a lab. Only Wolverine's X-gene is natural.]]
* MindRape: Xavier erases Magneto's mind after the first arc and has him living his life as a peaceful civilian. When it gets reversed, Magneto was very, very angry at the revelation.
* TheMole
** Angel gets sent into Emma Frost's school at one point.
** Pyro is one as well in the Mutant Liberation Front, but he get ousted pretty quickly.
** [[spoiler:Bishop]]
* TheMorlocks: TheMorlocks.
* MostCommonSuperPower: Seems to be averted early on in the run, but once Paquette takes over, and Medina in ''Ultimate X'' / ''Ultimate Comics: X-Men'', yowza.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Juggernaut tries it when he comes looking for Rogue and finds her partnered up with Gambit.
* MythologyGag
** The Danger Room allows a few. They face off against Brood, and Wolverine calls them Alien ripoffs.
** Nightcrawler enjoys pirate stories, which tie into his swashbuckler 616 incarnation.
** Storm's play is called Shadowking, a villain in 616 universe.
** Jean sometimes envisions Goblins. Jean's clone in the 616-verse, Madelyne, went mad and became the Goblin Queen.
** Post Ultimatum, Kitty Pryde assembles a small army of mutants, labeled with color-themed team names. The ones we hear about are Gold and Blue, harking back to the 616 Marvel universe when the X-Men split up in the '90s.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the midst of their fight, Gambit grabs the nearby Gem of Cyttorak to charge up as ammo against Juggernaut. It does not have the effect intended.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Although he's never referred to by name, whenever the president appears, his features vaguely resemble those of GeorgeWBush. His vice president also resembles Dick Cheney. Couple this with when the first books were set (during the Bush administration) and it's no big leap to assume that's the president we're looking at.
** Clinton is sometimes mentioned as having been bullied into green-lighting the Sentinel Initiative.
* NonActionGuy: Doug Ramsay is a non-mutant at his school, he's just ''really'' smart. He wasn't the only non-mutant; Emma Frost was very proud of the fact that it was human-integrated. He was just the only important one.
* NonIndicativeName: Colossus at one point faces off against a strongman called Grizzly, and says it doesn't suit him. [[SubvertedTrope Grizzly promptly]] turns [[BalefulPolymorph a Grizzly]].
* NotSoDifferent: Both Charles and Magneto are both manipulative and petty in their own special way, and just as uncompromising in their beliefs.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The president and his boardroom are presented this way in order to disguise the fact it's supposed to be GeorgeWBush. Though one turns out to be evil (or just trigger-happy more like), he's a CanonImmigrant of RealLife... sort to say.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Xavier thinks he has one.
* [[OutrunTheFireball Outfly The Fireball]]: Angel pulls one
* PlayingBothSides: Karen/Jean
* PunchClockVillain: Syndicate just wants to make a quick buck. Luckily, Xavier gives them the benefit of the doubt.
* RaceLift
** Ultimate Nick Fury was introduced by MarkMillar in this series, and he's African-American [[OlderThanTheyThink but]] [[TheUltimates doesn't look like]] [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson]] yet.
** Snowbird was also made Native-American and strangely, John Wraith went from an African-American mutant to a Caucasian human.
** While not quite the same thing, Doug Ramsey was made from a mutant to a human.
* RealityWarper: Magician [[spoiler:Subconsciously too, as everything just works out for him the way he wants it.]]
* RequiredSecondaryPowers
** Colossus eventually reveals that he doesn't have them -- he can turn to metal, but doesn't have the strength to move in this state. He's been taking a SuperSerum to compensate.
** Likewise Pyro, who's scarred to deformity, seeing as he can't stand the heat of his own projected flames.
* ResetButton: Phoenix manages to hit one [[spoiler:after Apocalypse destroys most of Manhattan]]
* ReverseMole: Karen [[spoiler:who is Jean, for Xorn to Nick Fury]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Juggernaut
* ShoutOut: The big Russian at one point shouts "[[Film/{{Rocky}} I will break you!]]"
* SignificantMonogram: Jimmy Hudson in ''Ultimate X'' is pointed out to have one, as his dad is James Howlett a.k.a. Wolverine.
* SnapBack: The end of the Apocalypse arc has Phoenix leaving the planet. The next issue Jean's back in the book, and we only get a HandWave we don't want to hear the story as to ''why'' she's back.
* SuicideByCop: Conjoined twins Syndicate [[spoiler:fakes his death with help from Xavier this way]].
* SuperSerum: The final pre-''Ultimatum'' storyline dealt with Banshee, a superpower-granting/enhancing steroid.
* SuperSpeed: Northstar and Quicksilver.
* StaircaseTumble: Mister Sinister vs. Professor X. The stairs win.
* StalkerWithACrush: Nightcrawler to Dazzler.
* StraightGay: Colossus and Northstar.
* StylisticSuck: Storm's play, ''The Shadow King''.
* TakeUpMySword: Although Jean does not seem to want to do this for Xavier and the X-Men, [[spoiler:it seems like she will do so, as Quicksilver is apparently starting a new [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Mutants]], and has at least successfully recruited Theodore, Liz's brother.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: It ''seemed'' Cable pulled this on Xavier. He didn't. It is however, played straight with [[spoiler:Gambit]].
* TechnicalPacifist: Xavier. Notably, members of the X-Men regularly question his policy on this point.
* TerminatorTwosome: Cable and Bishop, as par for the course. [[spoiler:Subverted by Cable bringing his entire team to the past]].
* ThereAreNoTherapists: You'd think the Xavier institute would have one permanently on remand considering the students that go there. This winds up really bad, in the case of Nightcrawler. Apparently being held captive by Weapon X left him more screwed up than everyone thought, so when [[spoiler:he snaps and kidnaps Dazzler]], everyone is shocked.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Caliban is one.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Wolverine in this outing is a ''lot'' darker than regular Wolverine. [[DarkerAndEdgier And that's saying something.]]
* {{Transplant}}
** Firestar, a.k.a. Liz Allan from ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''.
** Before that, Shadowcat went the other way and joined ''Spider-Man'''s cast, as did Iceman after ''Ultimate X-Men'' was canceled. Peter's death is prompting Shadowcat and Iceman to return and bring a friend: the Human Torch, who was in ''Fantastic Four'' before moving to ''Spider-Man''.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Quicksilver becomes one post-''Ultimatum'' for the president.
* TriggerHappy: Sinister
* TroubledSympatheticBigot: How much sympathy he deserves is up to you but [[spoiler:Nightcrawler can't handle Colossus being gay]].
* UltimateUniverse
* UnresolvedSexualTension: The series chokes on it. This is even commented on by Cyclops, on how the team members go from hating each other to "making out in the attic".
* VillainousIncest: The Fenris twins are about as subtle about it as Creator/JephLoeb is about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in TheUltimates.
* [[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack We Named the Cat Mystique]]: Xavier owns a cat called Mystique [[spoiler:in an anticlimactic extra side story we're shown Emma picked the name after Mystique nearly beats Xavier up.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: InUniverse, Rogue feels this way after encountering first Warren Worthington (whose codename is [[MeaningfulName Angel]]), and Nightcrawler. It's taken to the extent that, in the ''Ultimate Fallout'' comics, she's shown recalling them as one of her "signs" that the Apocalypse is falling for the mutant race.
* WhatTheHellHero: Xavier is on the receiving end of this one ''a lot''. Keeping [[spoiler:Nightcrawler alive]] after he kidnapped Dazzler was enough for her to RageQuit.
* YourHeadAsplode
** [[spoiler:both of the Fenris twins]]
** [[spoiler:Matthew, the right head of Syndicate]]

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[[folder:Volume 3]]

!!''Ultimate Comics: X-Men (2011)'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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* AbortedArc: Big parts of Nick Spencer's run, such as [[ISeeDeadPeople the "ghosts" some characters see]] [[spoiler: And Sinister/Apocalypse's return]], are barely even mentioned by Brian Wood.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Reverend Stryker[[spoiler:'s death triggers this in the Nimrod Sentinels he takes over with his mutant powers, he pulls this on the entire USA, decimating the already decreased Mutant count]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The World War X arc ends with Utopia victorious, but to do so Kitty had to destroy Tian and couldn't evacuate everyone in time, causing thousands of deaths, the Sentient Seed died, and Kitty feels guilty about her actions.]]
* BoomHeadshot: Attempted on Jimmy by mercenaries and Kitty by a paranoid sniper. Jimmy healed from the wounds, and Kitty ramped up her density in order to simply tank it.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Jimmy Hudson and Pietro are half-brothers, with Wolverine sleeping with Magneto's ex-wife, Magda Lensherr, and getting her pregnant. They promptly try to kill each other at one point.]]
* ChildSoldiers: During the United We Stand/Divided We Fall Arc and World War X arc.
* CivilWar: Tian versus Utopia as evolved into this.
* ColonyDrop: [[spoiler: The end fate of Tian.]]
* CoversAlwaysLie: In Issue #21 they make it seem as though Tony Stark is leading an attack force on Utopia, when he instead defends them.
* DeathFromAbove: Utopia's ultimate weapon invokes this.
* DespairEventHorizon: By the time most of the mutants reached the Mutant Caves or Camps, they just didn't have the will to fight back, believing they were damaged goods until Kitty motivated them.
* DumbMuscle: Farbird, in the words of fake Psylocke. [[SubvertedTrope Not that she was right.]]
* FantasticRacism: Mutants have always been a metaphor for racism, but since ''Ultimatum'', it seems the stories are now specifically addressing the Islamophobia that became widespread after 9/11, with Magneto symbolizing OsamaBinLaden.
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Nick Spencer's run was written that way:
** Kitty and the gang in the sewers
** Storm and Colossus in the camps
** Stryker and the sentinels
** Quicksilver manipulating the government
** Karen and her gang in Tian
** Havok in a mental facility
** Ghosts of dead people, and Apocalypse's return
* GaiasVengeance: If Utopia doesn't like you, it ''will'' fight back.
* GeniusLoci: Utopia. [[spoiler: Until it's consciousness died.]]
* GreenThumb: Blackheat's ability.
* HumanResources: The Natural Resources arc is about the Mutants being turned into this.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Kitty ordered the destruction of Tian to end the war.
* InferredHolocaust: Even though it is rarely mentioned, Stryker's camps imprisoned, demoralized, humiliated, dehumanized, and executed mutants they captured. [[spoiler: After Kitty's bombardment of Utopia it has been implied that several mutants on Tian did not escape alive.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Jean Grey after World War X gets away with just a power limiter on her. Kitty wants to avert this for ordering the attack, but the World Bodies are happy Tian is gone and don't want to police mutant issues at the moment.]]
* KilledOffForReal: Farbird and the Sentient Seed.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: After [[spoiler: fake Psylocke's death and Utopia's GaiasVengeance moment]] the military calls off the attack since it escalated too far and the land itself is a deterrent.
* TheLeader: Kitty Pride is considered the leader of the remaining mutants by most.
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: In the war to retake the southwest, where Kitty became TheLeader with the help of Nick Fury.
* MoreThanMindControl: Jean seems different after going to Tian.
* NobleBigot: General Thunderbolt Ross may not like Mutants, but when one of his own attempted to kill Kitty in cold blood he attempted to take the bullet for her. He's doing everything By. The. Book. including giving them a 12-hour grace period before he invaded and ordered them taken alive, as well as retreating once [[spoiler: fake Psylocke's]] influence wore off and giving some parting advice for them to simply live while they were young.
* PowerNullifier: After the events of Divided We Stand, Mutants are offered two choices, to take a PowerNullifier and live as ordinary citizens or go onto reservations.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Tony Stark and Nick Fury
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Kitty intended to show that the remaining mutants were peaceful and willing to contribute to helping humanity, such as making the [[GeniusLoci Sentient Seed]], which managed to even Terraform raidated soil.
* LaResistance: After the Nimrod breakout, the mutants turn into this ''even more''.
* SinisterMinister: Reverend Stryker in this incarnation gears up on man-sized Sentinel weapons and begins to hunt mutants after Ultimatum.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Jean Grey is this to Psylocke's [[spoiler: attempt to bring down Utopia.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: As of ''Ultimate X'': Derek Morgan for Angel, Jimmy Hudson for Wolverine, and Theodore "Teddy" Allen for the Blob.
** Mach Two, under Wood's tenure, becomes something of a Rule 63 equivalent to Magneto, as the voice of dissatisfaction in the remaining group of mutants and actively even declaring she ''wants a war'', at one point.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Ultimate!Pixie. And she doesn't even need magic words.
* {{Terraform}}
* TriggerPhrase: Project Mothervine is used on Mutant Sleepers Agents to trigger them into acting. [[spoiler: Psylocke did this to Jimmy. Making him eager to start another war with Utopia against the Military, despite knowing they won't survive another war.]]
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Mach-2, who is planning on killing Kitty and assuming control of Utopia. [[spoiler: Psylocke has been prodding her into it at least on some part.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: fake Psylocke during the X-Reservation and Natural Resources arc. The bombing of the greenhouse, the splitting of the factions, everything to have other mutants dragged off in chains.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Kitty
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jean Grey since assuming the mantle of Mistress of Tian[[spoiler:, going so far as to start a war between the already dwindling mutant race, bombing Utopia, mind-controlling Jimmy into attacking her own country so she would have a legitimate reason to continue the war, ordering assassinations, and trying to kill her own team.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Jimmy to Jean Grey [[spoiler: after she starts attacking Utopia and decided to assassinate Kitty Pryde]].
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