Characters / Generation X

Characters that have appeared in Generation X.

Generation X

     Main Cast 

Sean Cassidy / Banshee

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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.

Although Banshee technically wasn't a member of Generation X, he was a mentor and played a large role in their history.

See X-Men 70s member page for more info.

Emma Grace Frost / White Queen

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Emma Frost was the other mentor for Generation X. Emma spent most of her time as a villain, the White Queen of the über-rich, socially elite Hellfire Club. The Hellfire Club plotted world domination which brought them into conflict with the X-Men. While in the Hellfire Club, Emma established the Massachusetts Academy to train young mutants. Her students, the Hellions, were rivals of the New Mutants from the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Unfortunately, Trevor Fitzroy, a powerful time-traveling mutant set loose a Sentinels attack on Emma and the Hellions to earn points in the Upstarts game. All but two of the Hellions were murdered, while Emma was left comatose. Coming out of her coma, Emma was shaken by the deaths of her students, and looked to redeem herself with the X-men.

Working alongside Banshee, she served as the headmistress of Generation X, helping to train the next generation of mutants, leading them on missions, and often coming into conflict with unsavory elements from her past along the way. During the course of the series, she established herself as the de-facto MamaBear of the X-men, a trait that would carry over into all of her subsequent appearances. While still a harsh IceQueen to a fault, don't you dare touch her students!

See Emma Frost

Everett Thomas / Synch

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Synch's mutant power gives off a bio-energetic aura that allows him to duplicate the effect of the powers of any superpowered being in his vicinity, and sometimes the power itself, essentially becoming "in synch" with that person. When Synch uses his powers, a multi-colored aura appears around his body.

Jubilation Lee / Jubilee

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Jubilee, an asian-american teenage mutant, was a member of the X-Men who could release colorful explosive plasmoids and detonate matter at a sub-atomic level. After joining the X-men team in the 1980's, she became something of a replacement for KittyPryde, serving as Logan's young, female sidekick. After Wolverine leaves the X-men due to losing his adamantium skeleton, Jubilee has trouble coping with the stress of missions without him. Banshee takes notice, and invites her to join Generation X, a team of "neo mutants", stationed at a reopened Westminster Abbey Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

Though initially intended as just a new class of students, in typical X-men fashion, the group was called into action and became a proper team, with Jubilee as a founding member. Jubilee was part of the team for its entire existence, establishing new relationships and developing her powers, becoming one of the most powerful members of the team. By the time the school was closed and the team disbanded, Jubilee had matured, moving to Los Angeles and becoming a part of the short-lived X-Corps.

See Jubilee

Paige Guthrie / Husk

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Husk is a mutant with the ability to husk her skin to expose a new type and layer of skin underneath. She is the sister of Cannonball.
  • 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.

Angelo Espinosa / Skin

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Angelo Espinosa was a former gang member from the east Los Angeles area who faked his own death to leave that part of his life behind. His powers allow him to stretch, bend, expand, wrap, depress or deform the six feet of extra skin which he possesses.

Monet St. Croix / M

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Monet St. Croix possesses a wide variety of mutant powers which represent a near-perfect human being. Her powers include superhuman strength, superhuman speed, agility, endurance, reflexes, coordination, and balance; self-propelled flight; nigh-invulnerability; night vision and enhanced hearing; an enhanced healing factor and the ability to read minds and perceive mutant auras. She is also one of Marvel's first Muslim superheroes.


Jonothon Evan Starsmore / Chamber

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Chamber discovered his powers when a blast of psionic energy that burst from his torso destroyed much of his chest and face and crippled his girlfriend. As a result the wound has been replaced by a constant glow of psionic fire. Unable to speak Chamber can only communicate telepathically; he does not eat, drink or breathe.

Penance / Hollow

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Hollow/Penance is a woman with red skin, long hair, and sharp, fearsome claws. While now having her own consciousness, her body once contained different people's bodies & minds. At different times, her body contained the consciousness of multiple people, but now she may/may-not-be an empty shell acting on it's own.
  • 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.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability
  • 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

Mondo

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Nicole and Claudette St. Croix /The M-Twins / M-Plate

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  • 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.

Leech

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A former Morlock and frequent friend of the X-Men. The green-skinned Leech was orphaned as a toddler. His parents left him to die when his mutations became apparent. He has the power to negate all superhuman abilities within 10 yards of him.

Arthur "Artie" Maddicks / Artie

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Arthur "Artie" Maddicks is a mute mutant telepath who communicates by telepathically projecting images.

Franklin Richards

See Fantastic Four characters page.

Gaia

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Not much is known about Gaia's origin besides her having spent thousands of years chained to the Universal Amalgamator at the end of Time, a device that would be used to merge all sentient consciousnesses into one being. Her powers include telepathy, invulnerability, and reality warping, all of which she needs more practice with.

Clarice Ferguson / Blink

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  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Lavender skin
  • Ascended Extra: 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
  • Thinking Up Portals: It was really hard to tell at first what she was doing that made a "bliiiink!" sound effect and resulted in shredded enemies (or non-enemies when it first activated, hence her reluctance to use it.) However, it turns out that 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. Now imagine a dozen cuts like that through your body everywhere. Ouch. But Exiles Blink can create portals to any place she can think of, and with external help, even cross dimensions. She can also fling energy bolts that teleport the target where she wishes. Gen-X Blink can now use her powers in this way since her return.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple is her shade.

Japheth / Maggott

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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.

     Villains 

Marius St. Croix / Emplate / M-Plate

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A vampire-like mutant who can take on the abilities of those he feeds upon as well as control their minds. Emplate was the main villain of Generation X.

George Baker / D.O.A.

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Emplate's butler and driver, D.O.A. is a creepy little gray man with a big, equally creep smile on his face. Nothing else is known about D.O.A.

Adrienne Frost / White Queen

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Adrienne Frost is the sister of Cordelia and Emma Frost, known for her psychometry, backstabbing ways, and conniving plots.

Bastion

X-Men: Villains.

Thomas Cassidy / Black Tom

X-Men: Villains.

Chimera

X-Men: Villains.

Dirtnap

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Dirtnap is a mutant with the ability to absorb living beings and take on their forms.

Bianca LaNeige

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Bianca is a former business rival of Emma Frost. She swore revenge after Emma stole her company. Using her company's teleportation technology, she ended up stranded in a hell-like dimension where she was tortured and modified. Having gained psychic abilities to rival Emma's and the technology to travel between dimensions, she sets out to get her revenge on Emma and her students.

Johnston Coffin

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Johnston Coffin is man of metahuman abilities and extra-legal privileges. A wanted war criminal conspirator and "warden" to The House of Corrections, a state based detention center of alleged delinquents who're unlawfully incarcerated or experimented to be reformed.

     Recurring Characters 

Gateway

X-Men: Recurring Characters.

Daria / Sentinel Girl

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A prime sentinel that looked like a young teenage girl with her head shaved who helped Bastion conduct Operation: Zero Tolerance. She eventually switched sides, deciding to help the X-men. Like most Sentinels, she has the ability to fly and shoot energy beams from the palms of her hands. She also has a special ability which allows her disintegrate into a swarm of nano machines either as a defensive measure, or to attack her enemies. Jury's still out on whether or not her skirt also counts as a superpower.

Miguela Tores

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Tores is the leader of a street gang in L.A. and Angelo Espinosa's a.k.a. Skin's former girlfriend. She possess the ability to absorb ambient psychic vibrations and channel it into explosive psionic force blasts.

Cordelia Frost

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Cordelia Frost is the younger sister of Emma, Adrienne, and Christian Frost. Apart from being immune to her sister's telepathy, she has no confirmed powers.

Cartier St. Croix

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Ambassador to his country, an ally of Xavier and champion of mutant rights. He is the father of Monet, Marius, and the M-Twins.

Chief Authier and Tracy Authier

A psychic police officer and his daughter. Mutual acquaintances of Generation X.

Tristan Brawn

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Tristan Brawn was Paige Guthrie a.k.a. Husk's normal human love interest when he attended the Massachuttes Academy for Gifted Youngsters with the kids of Generation X. He is wealthy and attractive.


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