aka: Generation X
Characters that have appeared in Generation-X
Sean Cassidy / Banshee
A detective and minor Irish nobleman, Sean Cassidy was a former Interpol inspector with flight and sound manipulation abilities. After his wife died in a terrorist bombing, he blamed his cousin, causing him to run off with his daughter and driving a rift between the two. He was mind-controlled by an alien terrorist group but freed by the X-Men. Later, he joins the X-Men when the original five are kidnapped. Being about 10-15 years older than the rest of the recruits, he was only active for a short amount of time but still hung around as a reserve and as a mentor, who applied his experience in espionage and anti-terrorism to the younger members of the group.Emma Grace Frost / White Queen
See X-Men 2000s Members
.Everett Thomas / SynchJubilation Lee / Jubilee
See X-Men 90s Members
.Paige Guthrie / Husk
Angelo Espinosa / SkinMonet St. Croix / MJonothon Evan Starsmore / ChamberPenance / Hollow
- Barbie Doll Anatomy/ Magic Pants: She's naked when using her powers.
- Deep South
- Funetik Aksent: She slips into a Kentucky accent when scared or stressed.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Husk was revealed as this. Her brother was already the super-hero Cannonball, and she tried everything she could to get mutant powers to develop, almost killing herself a few times. Finally she just about gave up, crying and clenching herself... when her skin started flaking off like old wallpaper. She ripped and shredded and tore herself up, which for anyone else would have been scary as hell, but for her, it was the happiest moment of her life.
- Kid-Appeal Character
- Magic Pants: Husk has the ability to transform her skin into any material she can think of; but she must tear off the existing layer to do so. This results in her being naked a fair amount of time, but censor steam is not used in all scenes if her new skin serves the purpose of costume. She has specifically refused to revert to her human form on occasions because of her nudity.
- May-December Romance: For a while, she was in a relationship with Archangel. This has since fallen by the wayside.
MondoNicole and Claudette St. Croix /The M-Twins / M-Plate
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Pretty much all of her is this.
- Blessed with Suck
- Dark Age of Supernames
- Legacy Character: The Penance body has had several inhabitants. In her original Mysterious Past Wild Child form, she was revealed to be the true Monet St. Croix. She was freed only by her sisters (see below) taking up residence. When they were freed, the body was thought to be empty... yet eventually began to act on its own, but later scratched the word "home" to show that whoever she is now, she still sees Gen X as her friends. This is the current Penance, and there is little attempt to answer the "did the body become sentient on its own, or is yet someone else stuck in there, and if so, who?" question.
- One Steve Limit: Was Penance until Speedball became Penance, then she became Hollow.
- The Punishment: She was the result of Emplate's punishment of M.
- Retcon: What her true identity was revealed to be was far from the original plan.
- Soulless Shell: After, the M-Twins were freed from her body.
- Tangled Family Tree: The St. Croix family when she was M and then the twins.
- Too Many Belts: Her uniform is nothing but belts.
- Touch of Death: Not to Rogue's level, let alone Wither's, but she's every bit as razor-sharp as she looks, and the material she's made of is also rather dense, said to be diamond-hard. Though nobody would ever come out and say she's Wolverine-level in this respect, she is the go-to person for slashing apart the otherwise-undamageable bad thing and has had some impressive feats. This makes touching anyone without gravely harming them quite difficult.
- The Voiceless
- Wolverine Claws: On her hands, feet and hair
LeechArthur "Artie" Maddicks / ArtieFranklin RichardsGaiaClarice Ferguson / Blink
- Ambiguously Brown
- Ambiguous Gender: As M-Plate
- Becoming the Mask: Monet / M, see below.
- Demoted to Extra: The only members of the St. Croix clan to not return after Generation X ended, despite having been who we thought of as Monet for quite some time.
- Fusion Dance: Emplate + The M-Twins = M-Plate. Also, the Penance reveal is that that is the true Monet, while the twins merged to become a facsimile of their sister.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To free the true Monet from the Penance body, they had to take up residence in it themselves.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Nicole's your normal talkative 8-year old, but Claudette suffers from what is referred to as autism but presents more as "perpetually staring in a given direction, but insanely powerful on the rare occasion that she acts."
- Tangled Family Tree: Worse when part of your powers is merging with any family member to become a whole new person who isn't the sum of your parts.
- The Rainman: Claudette
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: When the twins merge to disguise themselves as Monet.
Japheth / Maggott
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Lavender skin
- Ensemble Darkhorse: It's Morph from X-Men: The Animated Series all over again. Introduced to be a Sacrificial Lamb, she was loved so much that she was brought back: first in Age of Apocalypse, whose Blink gets to survive the Snap Back and become the leader and main character of Exiles. With that series currently not in production, the original Blink has returned.
- Facial Markings
- Lost in Imitation: The Exiles Blink is so well-known that all adaptations' versions of Blink resemble that one and not this one. That even extends to this one when she's brought Back from the Dead.
- Monochromatic Eyes
- Portal Cut: Her power was to "blink" things to shreds in a way that only works in a comic book... thankfully.
- Progressively Prettier: In a roundabout way. In the Phalanx Covenant X-Over that leads to the creation of Generation X, her colors were a bit dingier and her haircut... interesting. Then we meet the cute AOA Blink. When that version moves to Exiles, she basically becomes a pink supermodel with only the facial markings to remind you of Gen-X Blink. When Gen-X Blink returns in Regenesis, she is Exiles Blink with short hair in terms of both design and powers.
- Sacrificial Lamb
- Teleporters and Transporters: It turns out this is her true power; in its unrefined state, it's bad news - imagine if, from your waist and above, every molecule in your body was transported a fraction of a centimeter to the left. But Exiles Blink can create portals to any place she can think of, and with external help, even cross dimensions. Gen-X Blink can now use her powers in this way since her return.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple is her shade.
A south African teenager from a poor family. As a child, his family thought he was dying from stomach cancer because his abdomen constantly bulged and he was constantly hungry. Actually, he was going through a mutation in which his stomach turned into a pair of semi-autonomous slugs. To feed, Japheth had to have the slugs burst out of his stomach, feed on any substance, then return, giving him a burst of superstrength. Japheth joined the X-Men for only a short time before vanishing and reappearing years later to be killed in a Canadian concentration camp for mutants.
Marius St. Croix / Emplate / M-PlateGeorge Baker / D.O.A.Adrienne Frost / White QueenBastionX-Men Villains
.Thomas Cassidy / Black TomX-Men Villains
.DirtnapBianca LaNeigeJohnston Coffin
- And I Must Scream: You don't want to know what he did to the kids from his first prison three decades ago, but needless to say it ends with Gen X having to Mercy Kill them.
- Arc Villain
- Combo Platter Powers: Heightened endurance, heightened reflexes, energy control, and probably more.
- Disney Villain Death: Although, if he really is Made of Evil, this may not be enough to kill him. Either way, he hasn't been seen since.
- Evil Old Folks
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Hellhole Prison: Runs one of the most hellish in all fiction.
- I'm a Humanitarian: While he doesn't eat people (that we know of), he's not adverse to stuffing and mounting them as trophies, and his prize possession is the skull of a child he personally shot between the eyes.
- Made of Evil: Claims to be this.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Well, mundane for the Marvel Universe, anyway; he claims to be Made of Evil, but other characters suspect he's simply a powerful mutant, and it's never confirmed either way.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Wanted by the UN for crimes against humanity. So of course the US Government gives him a job instead. He doesn't seem to like Hispanics much, either.
- Rape as Drama: If the creepy grin he gave when he mentioned he was considering leaving the female Gen Xers alive is any indication...
- Scare 'Em Straight: It's noted in the issues that he was given a blank check to do what he pleased to America's teenagers in order to prevent another Columbine, but this is probably no longer the case due to the sliding timescale and it's implied in the final issue of the arc that he doesn't really care about doing that anyway and took the job so he could torture and kill lots of kids.
- The Sociopath
- Would Hurt a Child: Let's put it like this; having your head crushed? That the second-worst thing that can happen to you under his watch.
GatewayX-Men Recurring Characters
.Daria / Sentinel GirlMiguela ToresCordelia FrostCartier St. CroixChief Authier and Tracy AuthierTristan Brawn