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X-Men: Destiny (2011) is an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' video game developed by SiliconKnights and published by {{Activision}}.

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

The player takes control of one of three characters created for the game, whose mutant powers manifest for the first time at the peace rally: Aimi Yoshida, a Japanese girl who was smuggled to America by her mutant parents to protect her from harm; Adrian Luca, a Purifier soldier-in-training coming to terms with the realization that he is one of the mutants he so hates; or Grant Alexander, a small town boy from Georgia with dreams of being a college football player. The player can choose from one of three powersets ([[InstantArmor density control]], [[PureEnergy energy manipulation]] and [[CastingAShadow shadow matter]]) and use "X-genes" to [[MegaManning gain the powers of various characters from the franchise.]]

With these newfound powers, the new mutant must survive in the devastated San Francisco, unravel the conspiracy bringing humans and mutants to war, and choose their destiny by joining either the X-Men or the Brotherhood.

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!!Tropes
* ActorAllusion: Sumalee Montano voices Mystqiue. [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime This isn't the first time she's voiced a blue female badass capable of changing forms]].
* AdultsAreUseless: Somewhat averted. While a lot gets dumped on your teenage shoulders, the members of the X-Men and Brotherhood will sometimes join you in battle and offer helpful advice.
* AllianceMeter: Between the X-Men and the Brotherhood...though technically speaking, they're [[EnemyMine on the same side.]]
* AscendedMeme: One achievement/trophy for killing a specified amount of a certain enemy is [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/u-mad#.TqSF-psr1uE "U Mad, Bro?"]]
* TheAtoner: Adrian, if the player takes him along the X-Men route.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Reyes uses the mind control powers [[MegaManning stolen from Professor X]] to wreak havoc on the X-Men and Brotherhood's minds.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: Adrian [[spoiler:during the final fight with Hodge in the factory,]] culminating in:
--> "Once and for all, [[ShutUpHannibal shut the hell up dad!]]"
* TheCameo: Sunfire, in Aimi's prologue.
* CastingAShadow: The Shadow Matter powerset.
* CanonForeigner: Aimi, Adrian, and Grant. On the NPC side of things, the head of the MRD, Commander Reyes.
** Interesting, in the comics the head of O*N*E, a mutant control division created by the US Government after M-Day, was a Commander Reyes, the elder brother of Cecilia Reyes.
* CapeBusters: The Purifiers, of the KnightTemplar variety.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: You gain different abilities and bonuses based on who you model your X-Men/Brotherhood uniform on.
* DeathByAdaptation: Professor X's death is a key part of the game's backstory. [[spoiler: Pixie also dies during the events of the game.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Shadow Matter powerset being used by X-Men Protagonist.
* DieOrFly: The PlayerCharacter discovers their powers while defending themselves from the chaos of the rally attack.
* DigitizedHacker: [[spoiler: Bastion survived Magneto destroying his body by uploading his consciousness onto an orbiting satellite. All of the Purifier's tech has been outfitted to be a viable body for Bastion in the event that he needs to save himself again.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Magneto uses his magnetic powers to do this literally to several Purifier mooks (and the player's character, though he/she survives thanks to Nightcrawler's intervention) early in the game.
* EnemyMine: Due to the threat of the Purifiers, the X-Men and Brotherhood spend most of the game in an uneasy alliance.
* FantasticRacism: A given in any X-Men game.
** Bonus points for Adrian, if you ally him with the Brotherhood - He goes from thinking mutants should be exterminated, to a believer of mutant supremacy.
* FighterMageThief: The three powersets (density control, energy manipulation and shadow matter, respectively) are essentially this.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: The Purifiers use a lot of red and white, reflecting bloodlust and zealotry.
* GratuitousJapanese: Aimi throws in the occasional "arigato" and "konnichiwa" in her dialogue to remind the player she's Japanese. Strangely, she does not do this when she meets Surge, who is also a mutant from Japan.
* HearingVoices: Adrian is taunted by the voice of his dead father throughout most of the game.
* InstantArmor: The Density Control powerset.
* InstantExpert: You kicking ass within *seconds* of discovering your powers.
** Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that Emma Frost is in telepathic communication with the player character immediately before their first fight, so she could easily be guiding them along.
* LEGOGenetics: You can swap X-genes in and out freely.
* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: Cyclops says this of Pixie, [[spoiler:after her death]].
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Reyes. And behind him is yet another man: Bastion.]]
* MikeCarey: A veteran X-Men writer and writer of the game.
* MosesInTheBullrushes: Aimi's mutant parents smuggled her out of Japan in order to protect her from the Purifiers. Aimi's actually angry about this, seeing the whole thing as selfish ParentalAbandonment.
** Not to forget that mutant hatred and killing are worse in the USA than anywhere else in the world. It's like sending a black guy to a KKK meeting.
*** Aimi pops up in San Francisco at a "let's all be friends" mutant rally, and says early on that she got shipped out so she wouldn't wind up in a prison camp. There are worse plans than going to Cyclops's backyard and hoping he's paying attention.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Aimi hasn't a hint of an accent, despite apparently coming from Japan.
** Similarly, Pixie's Welsh accent is conspicuously absent.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Despite evidence to the contrary, Magneto and the Brotherhood were not responsible for the terrorist attack on the peace rally. However, they don't really do anything to challenge these accusations. Also, early in the game, Magneto lifts part of a suspension bridge and ''drops it'' on San Francisco in order to kill an army of Purifiers, causing massive collateral damage.
* PowerCopying: By collecting X-genes, the player can use the powers of various other mutants and add them to their arsenal. [[spoiler: The villains also figure out how to do this, though through considerably more [[PlayingWithSyringes unethical means]].]]
* PragmaticAdaptation: Events before the game are somewhat paraphrased for the sake of not bogging the player down with hours of explanation. For instance while the game takes place in San Fransisco (like the comic) the ComicBook/CivilWar story arc leading to it was conveniently left out.
* PureEnergy: The Energy Manipulation powerset.
* RegeneratingShieldsStaticHealth: Enemy bosses The enemy bosses Cameron Hodge and [[spoiler:Bastion]].
* RoleReprisal: In addition to Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine, there's Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge''. Their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost and Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''.
* SanFrancisco: The game's setting.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Aimi's covers up her lower face, and she never takes it off, even when the player changes costumes.
* ShoutOut:
** The achievement for completing the final fight that Northstar is in on the X-Men-aligned path is called [[FistOfTheNorthStar "Fist of the..."]]
** When you complete your first Insane Combo, you receive a trophy/achievement called [[EternalDarkness This can't be happening!]]
** Finding the U-Men base gets you the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI It's a Secret to Everybody]] achievement.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27ve_Got_The_Power I've Got the Power!]] achievement.
** Turning Wolverine back to normal gets you the ''Literature/LogansRun'' achievement.
* ShownTheirWork: Even with certain [[PragmaticAdaptation issues]], the game has many subtle story elements were present for the fans to {{squee}} over, such as Pixie actually ''chanting the spell that lets her teleport'' and most costumes keeping with the then-current comic designs.
** Though the Pixie bit creates a case of FridgeLogic. They clearly show it to be a magic spell, but we are later informed she can't teleport when near a device to surpress her mutant powers. Later in the story, a key plot development hinges on characters somehow genetically copying her mystical teleportation ability, rather than the mutant teleportation abilities of, say, Nightcrawler, though his limited range may be why they chose her, it still raises a few questions as to why a magical ability is still treated like a mutant power.
* SpinOffspring: While never made explicit, it's heavily implied that Aimi's father is the X-Man Sunfire.
** Implied, hell. They have the same last name & the credits list the character as Sunfire.
*** Which only makes her backstory confusing; if her father was Sunfire then getting her to a safe place would be simplicity itself.
* StuffedInTheFridge: Xavier died prior to the games events, mostly to motivate the X-Me to break up and Cyclops to agree to working with the seemingly benevolent MRD. [[spoiler: Pixie's death is seemingly just to make the player hate the bad guys more, since after talking to Cyclops about it no one mentions it again.]]
* VoicesAreMental: [[spoiler:Bastion has his own voice when he takes over Reyes.]]
* WaifFu: Aimi's fighting style. Give her Density Control and the right X-Genes, and she becomes a GlacierWaif.
* WolverineClaws: It's obvious, [[TropeNamer Wolverine]] being in the game and all, but also doubles as SpikesOfVillainy for Aimi in her Brotherhood Suit, which has all of her fingers and thumbs covered in a curved claw, as well as a large spike on each foot.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Adrian is a Purifier-in-training and despises mutants. Turns out he is one, though he had no way of knowing until the events of the game.
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