The Original Team
Blink - Clarice Fergusson
Leader of the Exiles, hailing from the original Age of Apocalypse. She is an acrobatic teleporter, capable of going as far as the Moon if she pushes herself.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has purple skin.
- Bad Present: Where she's from, Charles Xavier was murdered long before he could ever form the X-Men, and Apocalypse woke up early.
- Break the Cutie: Story of her life.
- Facial Markings
- Fish out of Water: She's from one of the most dystopian realities out there, so she's not used to the conventions of Marvel universes. It's also the reason she's put in charge, after the team's disastrous first mission.
- Green Eyes: Bright green.
- Like Parent, Like Spouse: Was raised by blonde, muscular, clawed, bearded badass Sabretooth. Fell in love with blonde, muscular, clawed, bearded badass Mimic.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Though she doesn't know that, she is a descendant of none other than Apocalypse.
- Most Common Superpower
- Non-Indicative Name: Her name comes from the sound made when she teleports.
- Parental Substitute: Sabretooth, of all people.
- Put on a Bus: She took a leave of absence to recuperate from Mimic's death, among other unpleasant things.
- The Bus Came Back a few issues later due to fan demand, though.
- Something Completely Different: If you think that her miniseries revolved around the Ragtag Bunch of Misfits fighting against a tyrant in another dimension... well, you are technically right, but not exactly in a way you think.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Spent a lot of her childhood being experimented on by Mr Sinister.
- Teleport Spam
Mimic - Calvin Rankin
Originally a bitter teenager from a financially destitute family, Calvin Rankin was arrested on his first mission with the Brotherhood of Mutants, where he was approached by Professor X with the offer of joining the X-Men is lieu of prison-time. Eventually he began to lead the team, in a world where Mutants and superheroes in general are treated like royalty. He is nearly his own reality's Captain America, possessing the powers of five different mutants.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: His reality is one of the best seen by far.
- Drowning My Sorrows: It's mentioned that he and his reality's Wolverine did this at one point when someone they cared about died.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair, and is one of the most successful heroes of his reality.
- Killed Off for Real as per the Anyone Can Die rule
- Never Gets Drunk: When he has Wolverine's healing factor, it takes a lot to get him drunk.
- Official Couple: With Blink.
- Only in It for the Money: Why he joined the Brotherhood in the first place.
- Power Parasite: a heroic version of this.
- Redemption Promotion: Started out as supervillain, just like in the main MU. Accepting the Xavier's offer to join X-Men eventually led him to become his world's greatest hero.
- Superpower Lottery: Can use pretty much any power he wants, including that of the Phoenix, but can only use five at a time, with the requirement that he spend an hour near whoever it is he wishes to copy if he wants them to be permanent, and at the cost of half the potency of the original.
- An Ice Person: From Iceman.
- Chrome Champion: When using Colossus's power.
- Eye Beams: From Cyclops.
- Flight: Started off with Angel's wings, then he copied Northstar's power.
- Healing Factor: From Wolverine, and later on from Deadpool.
- Playing with Fire: Courtesy of the Phoenix.
- Psychic Powers: From Jean Grey. Apparently he's still got some telepathy left.
- Winged Humanoid: Started the series with Angel's wings, but gave them up to fight Phoenix.
- Wolverine Claws: The bone claw version, naturally.
Morph - Kevin Sidney
Shapeshifter and comic relief for the Exiles
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: His equivalent in the 'main' universe died decades ago and hasn't returned. This guy has served in the New Mutants, the Avengers and the X-Men, and is one of the few members of the team to stay alive for the whole series.
- Demonic Possession: At the hands of Proteus, though he survives because of his unique body-structure.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Was very much interested in Mariko, who did not (and could not) reciprocate.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners with Mariko despite her not being heterosexual
- Hidden Depths: Sure, he's a clown, but he's a smart clown. He has a degree in computer sciences, for one thing.
- I Choose to Stay: Was offered the chance to go home, but he turned it down.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: is only ever referred to as Morph
- Sad Clown: His mother died when he was thirteen. The constant jokes came after, as an attempt to lighten his father's mood.
- Shape Shifter: Into pretty much anything. Man, woman, animal, vegetable or mineral.
- Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Really likes talking about how he's technically naked all the time, since his clothes are made out of himself.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Morph and his dad didn't get on very well due to all those jokes. However, once Morph joined the Avengers, his father's attitude lightened up.
Nocturne - T.J. Wagner
The daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch, she is able to fire hex bolts and also "possess" people for short periods of time. In her reality, Wolverine has lead the X-Men since the death of Professor X, and Cyclops is a supervillain.
- Daddy's Girl: Spends much more time with her father than her mother, to the extent that in a flashback we never see her mother even once.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her father's wit.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Given that she inherited her daddy's feet, it's not surprising.
- Four Fingered Hand: Has two fingers and two toes, again like Nightcrawler.
- Replacement Goldfish: Dated Warpath back in her own reality, starts dating his 'brother' Thunderbird after she joins the Exiles.
- Tangled Family Tree: A given, with her parents.
- Wall Crawling: Like her father.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Nightcrawler's daughter, remember?
The son of Magneto and Rogue, he was cursed with a combination of his parents powers. He had his fathers magnetic abilities, but turned whoever he touched into metal. He died at the end of the teams first mission while containing the blast from an atomic bomb.
- Barrier Warrior: uses electromagnetic barriers in fights
- He used this to contain the atomic bomb that killed him
- Clingy Costume: Not by choice, though. It's what keeps him from killing everything he touches.
- Sacrificial Lamb: The first member of the team to die.
- Skunk Stripe: Has one much like his mother
- Touch of Death: Anyone who touches his skin turns to metal
Thunderbird - John Proudstar
An alternate reality version of the John Proudstar who was kidnapped by Apocalypse during his time with the X-Men and unwillingly transformed into one of his Four Horsemen, War.
- Abusive Parents: Papa Proudstar wasn't happy about the fact that his son could wrestle buffalo to the ground.
- The Berserker: Apocalypse made him War for a reason. It takes a lot for him to reach his Rage Breaking Point though.
- Cyborg: What Apocalypse turned him into, though he's still got some fleshy parts. He's got a lot of issues about it.
- Dead Little Sister: His brother James, Warpath in regular X-Men continuity, died some years ago.
- Gentle Giant: Would love to be this, but he's still got anger issues.
- Official Couple: With Nocturne, though it takes time for them to get there.
- Reforged into a Minion: Courtesy of Apocalypse.
- Super Strength: Started off at this, and after Apocalypse was done with him, he could match blows with the Hulk.
Additional Team Members
Members were added to the team in the event that an existing member was fatally injured during the missions.
Sunfire - Mariko Yashida
Hailing from an alternate universe in which she became Sunfire instead of Shiro Yoshida. She was a member of her reality's X-Men. She died fighting a brood controlled Mimic.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents were incredibly insistent she get married and have kids, and aren't exactly happy about her being a Mutant either. She eventually ran away from home because of their controlling attitude, but she still has nightmares about them coming after her.
- Jumped at the Call: If her dreams are any indication, she leapt at the chance to become an X-Man and get as far away as possible from her parents.
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Playing with Fire: her superpower
- Women in Refrigerators
Sasquatch - Dr. Heather Macdaniel
Field leader, chief medical officer, and monstrous brute of the Canadian super team, Alpha Flight. Her power comes from Tanaraq, one of the Great Beasts, rather than from gamma radiation as she thought.
- De-Power: Once Tanaraq is removed from her. She's not exactly sad to see her powers go.
- Genius Bruiser: The smartest member of the team, but she's usually only used for her muscle. She grumbles about it at one point."I know I'm the powerhouse, but let's divide up the chores, okay?"
- Happily Married: To her reality's version of Wolverine, for a time. Then afterward to James Hudson.
- Magic Pants: Very pointedly averted in her case. Every time she transforms, it leaves her without a shred of clothing (except, you know, bras).
- Mission Control: After the Exiles find the Panoptichron.
- Race Lift: Unlike her mainstream equivalent, she's black.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Quit when she thought her friends died and returned to her own reality.
- Shoot the Dog: Had to kill her first husband, Wolverine, when he went mad.
Magik - Illyana Rasputin
An aggressive Russian sorceress with a short temper, who replaced Blink as the team teleporter.
- Blondes Are Evil: Oh, yeah.
- Cool Sword: Her soul-sword.
- Even Psychopaths Love Their Big Brothers: Couldn't bring herself to kill a version of Colossus, so this definitely applies.
- Hero Killer: Tried to kill one world's version of the Avengers. Which was the team's mission, but she had no scruples about doing it... until she realised one of them was a version of her big brother.
- Jerkass: Not remotely pleasant toward anyone.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Sided with King Hyperion, who promptly killed her.
- The Soulless: There's only one way you get a Soul-sword, after all...
- Token Evil Teammate: Had no reserves about killing to accomplish the mission.
- The Unfettered: Just wants to go home, but she has no reservations about what she has to do to get there.
The queen of Atlantis, who conquered most of her world. Incredibly haughty and bad-tempered.
- Beware the Superman: Took over most of her world's surface when they turned on their superpowered beings.
- Non-Indicative Name: Isn't actually related to Namor at all.
- Smug Super: And she isn't afraid to show it.
- Super Strength: She can lift the Hulk over her head.
Sabretooth - Victor Creed
Third leader of the Exiles, and an adoptive parent for Blink. Comes from Age of Apocalypse, where he was an X-Man.See Weapon X (below)
The son of Apocalypse, and another survivor from the Age of Apocalypse, having fled into the 'main' Marvel universe, placed onto the team by King Hyperion, in the hope that he'd kill them.
- Arm Cannon
- Clingy Costume: The armor he wears is all that's keeping him alive.
- The Dreaded: Blink is terrified of him.
- Killed Off for Real: Hyperion absorbs him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He calls himself Holocaust, and routinely tries to live up to the name.
- Token Evil Teammate: Not actually a team-member, more an Enemy Mine.
A rebel warrior from Mojoworld, who has a history with the X-Men. Given to the team by Mojo in order for them to fight Proteus, and stayed on afterward.See X-Men
Miguel O'Hara - Spider-Man 2099
A version of Miguel O'Hara who joined the team after Proteus unmasked him
The other reality-hopping team, sent to do the tasks the Exiles can't or won't do. As a result of their missions and their darker nature, they go through members at an astounding rate, to the extent we never seem them with the same line-up twice. When an alternate version of Hyperion was recruited, he quickly seized control and tried to turn the group into his own personal private army. After a massive battle which killed most of what was left of the group, they disbanded.
Sabretooth - Victor Creed
The same Sabretooth who raised Blink, and the team leader. One of the original line-up, and one of few members who actually survived.
- Adaptational Heroism: Much, much nicer than his mainstream counterpart.
- Healing Factor
- Parental Substitute: For Blink.
- Token Good Teammate: Often refused to perform some of the missions, which didn't make him very popular. He, and they, were glad when he left.
Deadpool - Wade Wilson
The Merc with the Mouth, sans the mouth. This version of Deadpool is a stone-cold killer without the usual humor Deadpool is known for.
- Deadpan Snarker: As opposed to regular Deadpool's normal method of humor.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: He's still got cancer, and his healing factor still means his face is scarred.
- Not Quite Dead: Sabretooth snapped his neck, but thanks to his Healing Factor he got better.
Kaine - Garrison Kaine
Another team founder, and... that's about it for him.
- Noodle Incident: The only thing we know about his death is that Namor was involved.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't say a word in his only appearance.
Maverick - Christopher Nord
One of the team founders, the only thing we know about Maverick is that he was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. back home, and that he died at the hands (well, shield) of an alternate Captain America.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On Captain America's shield. Notably, one that looks like a freaking buzzsaw. It's still there when his body's sent home.
- Overt Operative: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. wearing a bright yellow outfit. And yet he's apparently Nick Fury's best operative.
Another team founder, who was also a member of Weapon X in his home reality. He died very early on.
- Posthumous Character: We don't learn he existed until after he died.
Spider - Peter Parker
A version of Peter Parker who was on death-row for multiple murder when he was found by the Carnage Symbiote.
- Kill It with Fire: How he dies.
- The Sociopath: Explicitly states he just wants to kill people for the hell of it.
Storm - Ororo Munroe
A much younger version of Storm, who hasn't yet come into her Mutant powers, and instead relies on magic.
She-Hulk - Jen Walters
A much less empathetic version of the Avenger's resident synthezoid, replaced Kaine.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Much to his co-workers' irritation. It took a Colony Drop to finish him off for good.
- Would Hurt a Child: When he learns a mission directive is to kill a child, he has no hesitation trying to fulfil it.
Iron Man - Tony Stark
Deadpool's replacement. Has a much bulkier armor than usual.
- Eye Scream: Longshot inflicts this on him.
- War for Fun and Profit: What he did to his world, but he got found out. He's not exactly happy about going home.
Gambit - Remy Lebau
The replacement for Sabretooth, both as a member and as team-leader.
- An Arm and a Leg: Courtesy of Hyperion, in an attempt to get rid of the Tallus. It just moved to Gambit's other arm.
- Happily Married: With his reality's Storm.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In an attempt to kill Hyperion. It didn't work.
- Token Good Teammate: Still willing to kill, but he's much nicer than his associates, and refused to go along with Hyperion's madness.
Angel - Warren Worthington III
Colossus - Piotr Rasputin
- Token Good Teammate: To the extent his teammates even wonder why he was put on their team in the first place.
- Beware the Superman: Almost single-handedly brought about the destruction of his universe's humanity.
- Flying Brick: He's a Superman Expy. It comes with the territory.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: The second he joined the team, he insisted that everyone do things his way. And his way was taking over the world.